Life of Christ
Direct or literal prophesies of Christ – to be born of a woman’s seed Gen 3:15 fulfilled in matt 1:18 to be born of a virgin –
For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me” (John 5:46, NKJV)
Jesus was both man and God 100 percent of both.
Not only did he come to earth to die and bring us salvation, but he is also our example of how to live this new Christian life we have as believers in Him.
Jesus prayed for the sick and saw them healed.
We should do the same.
Jesus cast out demons from people the devil had bound
we should do the same
Jesus raised the dead…
we should do the same
Jesus prayed to God every chance he got and took every moment to make sure people knew that God got the glory for what was done.
Jesus challenged religious thinking every chance he got and was not afraid of telling them the truth in a way that made them think about the way they thought and taught
We should do the same.
Jesus was willing to give everything to God to make sure the plan for his life came to pass… and He did
We should do the same.
I can do all things through christ who strengthens me
THe bible says that if you live for self and want to gain the world… you will lose your life… if you want to gain the world and eternal life… then lose yourself and give it to him… you will gain so much more.
Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God – and he lived it…
we should do the same
Pastor is teaching at the moment the Kingdom of God – Jesus was and is our example as believers on how to live the Life that God has for us… in the Kingdom.
These are some of the things we will be covering as much as we can
Just last night I was talking to my father on the internet. He was joking but made some references to Jesus healing some animals when he was a child.
Religion made up some stories to fill in the gaps of his birth, his turning 12 years old, and the next time anything gets referenced when he goes to his cousin John the Baptist.
There is no gaps – if there was something we needed to know it would be in the Bible.
All the other stuff was made up by people that had no clue about anything.
Why is the life of Christ important?
Not only for the historical events that happened, not only as the example of the modern christian, but as pastor is teaching at the moment that Jesus brought us the Kingdom of God – the very thing we as believers have access to at this very moment… this Kingdom has rights and privileges that we as believers and followers of Him we have access to.
Jesus taught it, walked in it, and helps us live in it today.
While this class is called Life of Christ – I want you to understand that CHRIST has always been.
Jesus, the human was given to us 2000 years ago.
Christ was before the foundation of the World… he is God. _ God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
Jesus was born of a virgin Mary in fulfillment of scriptures… CHRIST was never born. God cannot be born – Mary is not the mother of God… she is the mother of Jesus.
Looking at Jesus and his role with us believers today let us look at His role as our mediator
Is. 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
In his deity the Son existed eternally. He has always been here.
In his deity Christ never had a beginning.
Co-Equal with the father and the holy spirit – No member of the god head ever had a beginning… they have always been here.
The angel of the Lord in the Old Test… The Captain of the Lord of Hosts that met joshua before the battle of jericho … that was christ..
Josh. 5:14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
The forth man in the fiery furnace – Dan. 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
When Jesus came to us back in the manger, the child could not be given and the son could not be born.
The child had to be born and the Son had to be given. As deity he could not be born – he always exitisted.
When Christ came into being in the womb of mary it was his humanity that was born – his diety was just given.
Religion misunderstands this point and sees this as proof that Mary is the mother of God.
God has no mother. His deity was already here long before mary was. Mary is only mother of the humanity of Jesus.
Jesus is both God and Man. As God he is equal with God – As man he is equal with man.
He is the mediator of the new covenant. What a perfect mediator. He can satisfy all the claims of God because he is God. He can satisfy the claims of man because he is man.
Moses was the mediator of the law. through him it was given to the jews.
Moses was not a great mediator he only represented one side – man.
Yet jesus came and is a perfect mediator cause he represents both sides.
Job knew that mankind needed a mediator… if you read the book of Job you can see he knows that there is a problem that exists – how can a fallen man have any-kind of a perfect relationship with a perfect god.
He knew that there was a great divide between him and god… it was impassable for him.
Ask any person on the street and more often then not they know this same thing inwardly… especially if they are in religion…. you cant approach god… there is something keeping you from him.
Job knew of this gulf and he said neither is there any daysman – someone that could put their one hand on God and one hand on me and bridge us together.
Amplified bible calls this word the same as Umpire. An impartial person to solve a dispute.
Take soccer – football – have you ever seen the video clips where you see an ref during a match give a bad call to many and the fans or the players think enough is enough and they charge him.
No an impartial arbitrator must properly represent both sides… help them pull the two sides together.
In management in the states… the big issue some companies have is that they sponsor the union that the workers must join when they get hired… there is no impartiality … a union rep paid for by the company is not impartial. Ultimately the company has sway over him.
Jesus is both for God and for mankind.
Mic. 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
God created the heavens and the earth in the beginning but Christ was already here.
In the beginning WAS
Was is past tense
Before the foundation of the World…
Matt. 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Matt. 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Uniting of humanity and deity
God becoming a man
Is called a hypostatic union – greek word Hupostasis – compound word hupo – under – statis – stands
Literally what stands under… later means a foundation, Tangibility reality and substance.
Thats the word found in hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance.
If you have ever been in the presence and anointing of God you have felt the tangible presence or substance of His presence…
The uniting of humanity and deity is called because God who is immortal – invisible – became tangible in reality
God came down to our level and took on a human body
Names for His humanity while He was here on earth.
Jesus – Christ
Son of Man – Son of God
Anywhere in the Bible where it says Jesus – its talking about his humanity did the actions… anywhere the bible mentions Christ – without Jesus with it… it is telling us that the deity did the actions.
Matt. 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
No scripture ever mentions CHRIST being born.
Now the names He was called… Jesus for his humanity and Christ for his deity… what would be the name for his hypostatic union.
Jesus Christ or Christ Jesus
Anywhere you see those in the bible it means the hypostatic union and one emphasis his humanity and one his deity.
You can determine the thrust of the verse if its going from God to man or man to God
Phil. 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Eph. 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
How did we learn how to pray… in the name of Jesus – not Christ.
Approach the mediator in the name of his humanity and his deity presents it before the father.
Father God wants to give us something and he turns to his son and he gives it to us.
Eph. 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Eph. 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph. 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Everything as a christian we have came through the mediator.
Jesus was presented with a legal question by the Pharisees one day… but he could not be cornered and instead asked them a question. Telling of his lineage of David… cause they all knew he was of the house of David.
asked them Who do you say that I am, and they said your the son of David.
look at it with me real quick…
Matt. 22:42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
Matt. 22:43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
Matt. 22:44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Matt. 22:45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
Matt. 22:46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
The answer is simple… Christ is the Son of David and the Son of God. He would have to be in heaven and be more than a man…
To believe that Jesus was the Son of God and then say it out of their mouth… what happens? You become saved… these people shut up.
Jesus is not 50 percent man and 50 percent God.
100 percent God and 100 percent man.
This is the dividing line between religion and nonsense of anyone that says they are christian or a follower of Jesus… is you ask them if they believe that Jesus is God. Everyone believes he was a man… some believe a man sent from God… a Christian is someone who believes Jesus is God made flesh.
Is 9:6 – his name shall be called….
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
John 14:8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
His name shall be called Emmanuel… means God with us.
Heb. 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Come unto me all ye – i am the way the truth and the life –
When Jesus was found in the temple lets look at the scripture real quick…
Luke 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
Luke 2:50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
Luke 2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Heb. 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Heb. 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Heb. 10:8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
Heb. 10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Teaches us that Jesus came to fulfill all that was written about him to satisfy all of the prophesies.
Matt. 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
Matt. 16:14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
Matt. 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Matt. 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
– 1John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
1John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1John 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
1John 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
No longer does the Lord only anoint certain individuals – we are all anointed through Jesus.
As Christians – we have access to the same power and the same abilities that Jesus had when he was on this planet… thats what we are going to find out about in the classes to come.