This talk attempts to show us the strength God gives us through the humanity of Jesus. My next MCA Church talk will feature the things Jesus did that highlights his Divine nature. For today, we gain much strength from the fact of Jesus’ humanity.
Christianity: More than a Relationship
Jesus: More Than a Man (part 2)
Jesus is fully God and fully man. Our conversation today will highlight a bit more of the humanity of Jesus.
In a sense, one can feel isolated from Jesus because he is fully God and we are not. It is difficult to believe that Jesus understands and that his experience can be helpful due to the fact that he is fully God.
Jesus was fully human too and we may learn, from him, much about how to live our very ordinary human lives to please God.
It is impossible to separate Jesus’ divinity from his humanity. He is fully God and fully man all at the same time. Yet, it is helpful to see him in his humanity. For example, “Was Jesus baptized as God or as a man?” The correct answer is, “both.” But mostly it was the humanity of Jesus that led to his baptism.
Jesus’ baptism is written in Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21,22, and John 1:29-34. Today we will give thought to Mathew 3:15.
Jesus helps me in my humanity by showing me there is a timing involved in all of life that is set by God. Jesus said, “Let it be so now.”
Jesus helps me in my humanity by showing me that God and man work together in many of life’s grand moments. “It is proper for us to do this.”
Jesus helps me in my humanity by showing me that God has requirements that demand my obedience. “To fulfill all righteousness.”
• Righteousness is associated with God’s commands and commands are designed for obedience. Ps. 119:172
• Hebrews 10:5-7 shows us that Psalm 40 is Messianic (about the Messiah). According to Hebrews, Jesus said, “I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” Ps. 40:8
1. Is God asking you to do something about righteousness now?
2. Is God showing you that He is working with you in a matter of righteousness right now?
3. Is God showing you His righteous requirements to which you must respond in obedience?
MCA LIFE Groups
Connecting with One Another
1. Did you enjoy any Fur Rondy events? If so, which events? If not, why not? ?
2. What is one of the things that is going great in your life?
Digging Deeper into the Weekend Talk
1. As a human, Jesus lived with a sense of God’s timing. How do we come to understand God’s timing? 1 Chronicles 12:32, James 1:5, Psalm 37:7, Psalm 25:5
2. As a human, Jesus lived with the awareness that God is at work in the lives of people. What does this mean for your life today? Hebrews 13:5, Romans 8:31-39
3. As a human, Jesus lived a life of obedience to God and His word.
a. How far does one’s obedience go? Philippians 2:8
b. How reliable is the Scripture we obey? 2 Timothy 3:16
c. When obedience is difficult for you, what resources has God made available to you? Galatians 5:22,23, 2 Peter 1:3,4
1. Please pray for Dennis Agajanian’s upcoming knee replacement surgery.
2. Pray the MCA men who are attending the True Grit 2 men’s retreat this weekend.
3. Please pray over everyone in your LIFE Group who are walking with God through the three questions written above.