TOPIC:         His Incarnation

2nd Sunday in Lent
March 8, 2020

THEME:         IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
SUB-THEME:     The Humanity of Christ (2)

TEXT:         John 1:1-14

Aim: To help us understand that although He was God, Jesus Christ became human by the Holy Spirit in order to save sinful and lost humanity

INTRODUCTION: In Christian theology, the doctrine of the incarnation holds that Jesus is the living “divine Logos” (Word) and the “hypostasis” (individual existence of the dual nature of Christ as God and man). By taking on a human body and human nature, Jesus was made flesh and conceived in the womb of a woman. This affirms Jesus Christ as both fully God and fully human.

STUDY GUIDE/QUESTIONS:  

  • What do you understand by the term “Incarnation”?
  • What do the following passages teach about the incarnation of Christ? Matt. 1:18; John 1:1-3, 14; 1Tim. 3:16
  • From the genealogical history of Christ in Matt. 1:1-17, discuss the sovereignty of God in the light of some personalities who were without a sterling reputation, but were among the ancestors of Christ. What lessons are there for us?
  • Discuss the benefits of the Incarnation of Christ to mankind in the light of the following passages  

CONCLUSION: God became man in order to reach mankind with the Gospel of Salvation. He left His throne above to take our nature upon Him for our salvation and deliverance. May we learn to appreciate and glorify Him in all that we do.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: God’s Son became a man for the sake of sinful men.

MEMORY VERSE:     John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth”.