In his life of service to others, Jesus Christ reveals the Father's heart. In pouring out his life in service to others, the Son of God reveals that the heart of God is the heart of a Servant.
Jesus Christ is the key to understanding God, the world and humanity. He is the central figure of human history. He is also the central figure of the Holy Bible. The Old Testament anticipates, or points toward, the coming of the Son of God in the flesh. The New Testment reflects upon the meaning of his coming. It is important for Christian leaders to understand who Jesus Christ is. He is the fully divine Son of God and the fully human son of the Virgin Mary. As God and humanity united in the person of the Son of God, Jesus Christ is the Lord and Saviour of the whole world.
Jesus Christ is "Immanuel," "God with Us." In Jesus, God has reconciled the world to himself. In Jesus, we see the revelation of God. God's loving ways toward the world are revealed in the loving heart of Jesus.
In the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God becomes "man," and lives among us. Because he knows both the joy and sorrow of our lives, he is our sympathetic High Priest.
The eternal Son of God did not become "man" only to die on the cross for our sins. He came to live his entire life for us and to include us in his life of perfect righteousnes, faith and obedience.
At the cross, the Son of God meets humanity at its worst. In the face of our evil and brutality, Jesus reveals how much God loves us.
What is the relationship between grace and Law? Is obedience a requirement for grace, or is obedience the appropriate response to grace? This article addressess the proper relatonship between grace and response
The coss of Christ is the great symbol of God's love for everyone. On the cross, Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, took away the sin of the world.
This teaching manual is made for individual and group study. With this manual, people in small villages and towns may gather together to study, worship and pray in the name of Jesus Christ. If you have no pastor or priest, you can use this manual to start your own church in your village or town. Ask your family, friends and neighbours to study with you. Jesus said, "Whenever two or three gather in my name, I am with you." You can be sure that Jesus is with you in the power of the Holy Spirit when you gather together to study, worship and pray in his name.
On the cross of Christ, we see the suffering Saviour who identifies with our plight by enduring scorn, ridicule, shame, abuse, and horrendous torture for our salvation. At the cross, we see one who loves us with such determined, unwavering passion that he pours himself out in utter self-surrender so that, through his death and resurrection, he might share his eternal life with humanity.
The Pre-history of the Incarnation
This article is included in the material on the Holy Trinity. It is a lengthy introduction to incarnational-Trinitarian theo-ology. It includes material covered in other articles on this website.
Athanasius (4th C.) is one of the great fathers of Church history. His famous work, "On the Incarnation," is one of the finest works ever written on the incarnation of Jesus Christ.
NOTE: This article may be difficult for those whose first language is not English.