“At the heart of Christianity is that the eternal Son of God was born as Jesus of Nazareth, fully human.”

December 16, 2018

Christmas isn’t just about God coming to earth, it’s about the eternal Son of God becoming fully human. As fully human, Jesus experienced life on the earth in a way that means he can sympathize with us, be our example, and suffer for us so we might be forgiven. Understanding the doctrine of the incarnation brings real hope and joy to the Christmas season.

Application Questions

  1. Do you struggle more with the idea that Jesus was fully God or the idea that Jesus was fully human? Why? 
  2. What does it mean to you that Jesus can sympathize with your struggles, challenges, and temptations? How can that be an encouragement in your life now?
  3. When you think of the best kind of life you could live, do you think of a life like Jesus’s? Do you look to Jesus as a practical example for your life now? 
  4. How does the idea that Jesus was fully human help you appreciate his death on the cross for your sins? How does it inspire you to worship him by following his will in your life?

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Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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