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The Humanity of Jesus Christ

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Lesson

Christ was fully human, as well as fully God. The Old Testament prophesied it and His historical life demonstrated it. Philippians 2: 6-8 uses the word kenosis to explain the relationship between Christ's human and divine natures.

Outline

The Person of Jesus Christ (Part 3)

D. Humanity of Christ

1. Old Testament testimony that the Messiah would be a man

2. Historical life of Christ which demonstrates his humanity

a. Born of a human mother

b. Grew and developed as a normal human

c. Demonstrated human weaknesses, limitations, and frailty

d. He bled and died

3. The permanence of his humanity

a. Coming again in physical body

b. Fulfills promise to David

c. We reign with Christ in Revelation

E. The kenosis: he emptied himself

1. Morphe: in the form (essential nature) of God

2. Ekenosin: Meaning of the kenosis

a. Poured himself out

b. Full deity clothed in full humanity

c. Willingly gives up use of his attributes

3. Importance of the kenosis