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									Getting To Know Jesus
       LABC Word Study
  Fall-Winter 2007- Spring-08
     Dr. Ben Jones, Pastor
 Overview of The Study
• An Argument For this Kind Of Study
• Developing Understanding Of Christian
  Doctrine
• Defining The Doctrine Of Christ
• Reconstruction Of The Historical Jesus
• A Look At Extra Biblical Sources
• An Old Testament Promise In A New
  Testament Jesus
 Overview of The Study II
• The Different Faces Of Jesus
• How Do You Know What To Believe
• From Facts To Faith
• Keys To Understanding The Word
• What Would Jesus Do
Rules For Engaging in The Study

 • Bring Your Bible with you
 • No question is off limits
 • Not every question can be answered
 • Ask questions vs. Giving Lectures
 • We end promptly at 8pm
An Argument For this Kind Of
Study
1Ptr 3:15
 But in your hearts set apart Christ as
 Lord. Always be prepared to give an
 answer to everyone who asks you to
 give the reason for the hope that you
 have. But do this with gentleness and
 respect,
 Argument (cont.)
Hebrews 5:12
 In fact, though by this time you ought to be
 teachers,
2Tim 2:15
 Do your best to present yourself to God as one
 approved, a workman who does not need to
 be ashamed and who correctly handles the
 word of truth
Argument (cont.)
 2Cor 5: 20
 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as
 though God were making his appeal through
 us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be
 reconciled to God
Understanding Christian Doctrine
 The Discussion Of Doctrine
• What is doctrine?
• Why is it important for us to know?
• Define the different doctrines of the
 Christian faith
• Define the Doctrine Of Christ
• How does it differ from the other doctrines?
• Relate to Christology
                    The Apostles’ Creed
             I believe in God the Father almighty,
                   maker of heaven and earth;
                        and in Jesus Christ
                       his only Son our Lord,
            who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
                      born of the Virgin Mary,
                 suffered under Pontius Pilate,
                was crucified, dead, and buried:
                      he descended into hell;
          the third day he rose again from the dead;
                    he ascended into heaven,
  and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
                   I believe in the Holy Spirit;
                     the holy catholic church;
                    the communion of saints;
                      the forgiveness of sins;
                  the resurrection of the body,
                      and the life everlasting.
 Doctrine is :
A statement of what we believe to be true
  about our Faith.
It is shaped by theological reflection.
 Theology simply means “the study of
  God.” It is reflection upon the nature,
  person, and works of God.
The goal of theology is not to confuse but
 to clarify. Doctrine is intended to sharpen
 our understanding of faith, not to dull it.
What We Have Been Doing
• Laying A Theological Foundation For
  Jesus
• Exploring The Doctrinal Arguments
  That Lead To Him
• Examining Why He Is Necessary
• Establishing The Context For
  Understanding Who He Is & What He
  Does
Types Of Doctrine

• Doctrine Of God
• Doctrine Of Man
• Doctrine Of Sin
• Doctrine Of Soteriology ( Salvation)
• Doctrine OF the Church
• Doctrine Of Christ
         Doctrine Of Sin
                Definition
• Sin is a transgression of the law of
  God. 1 John 3:4
• Sin is a failure to conform to the
  standard of God Rom. 3:23
• Sin is a principle within man. Rom.
 7:18-19
• Sin is rebellion against God Rom 1:21
• Sin is wrongful acts /attitudes toward
 God and man. 1Jhn.4:20
          More On Sin
• Is of the devil. 1Jo 3:8; Joh 8:44.
• Omission of what we know to be
  good is. Jas 4:17.
• Whatever is not of faith is. Ro
  14:23.
• The thought of foolishness is. Pr
  24:9.
• All unrighteousness is. 1Jo 5:17.
• Whatever is not of faith is. Ro
   Biblical Words For Sin( OT)
•Gen 4:7~chata’ /khaw·taw
to sin, miss, miss the way, go wrong,
incur
guilt, forfeit, miss the goal or path of
right and duty.

•Lev 4:13 ~ shagah /shaw·gaw/
to go astray, stray, err. to lead astray,
mislead (mentally). 1b3 to lead astray
(morally).
 Biblical Words For Sin (NT)
•Mark 2:5 ~hamartia /ham·ar·tee·ah
to miss the mark. To miss or wander
from the path of uprightness and
honour, to do or go wrong. That which
is done wrong, sin, an offence, a
violation of the divine law in thought
or in act.
Biblical Words For Sin (NT)
•Eph 1:7~paraptoma /par·ap·to·mah
a lapse or deviation from truth and
uprightness.
Manifestations Of Sin In the Xtian

 • 1 John 2:16 -17 {The World}
 • Eph. 2:3 {The Flesh}
 • James 4:7 {The Devil}
Doctrine Of Soteriology(Salvation)
The Doctrine Of Christ
Key Elements Of the Doctrine Of
Christ ( Christology)
1. The Person Hood Of Christ
• Virgin Birth Luke 1:35;
• Human Weaknesses and Limitations.
• Jesus Had A Human Mind
• Human Soul and Human Emotions
          A Look Ahead
• The Wonder Of Jesus
• The World Of Jesus
• The Work Of Jesus
• The Witness Of Jesus
• The Words Of Jesus
The Wonder Of Jesus
. When the time came, he set aside the
privileges of deity and took on the
status of a slave, became human!
Having become human, he stayed
human. It was an incredibly humbling
process. He didn’t claim special
privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless,
obedient life and then died a selfless,
obedient death—and the worst kind of
death at that: a crucifixion.
The Union of Deity and Humanity in the Person of the Son
                                         The Son of God laid aside his participation in the
Christ Emptied Himself of                   Godhead when he became a man. All the
   Divine Consciousness                     attrib-utes of his deity literally ceased when
                                            the incarnation occurred. The Logos became a
                                            soul residing in the human Jesus.

Christ Emptied Himself of the            The Logos exchanged his eternity-Form for a
          Eternity Form of Being            time-form bound down by human nature. In
          ~                                 this time form Christ no longer had all the
                                            attributes commensurate with Deity, though
                                            he could use supernatural powers.

Christ Emptied Himself of the            This view differentiates between essential
          Relative Attributes of Deity       attributes, such as truth and love, and those
                                             that relate to the created universe, such as
                                             omnipotence and omnipresence,



Christ Emptied Himself of the            At Christ’s incarnation the Logos took up a double
         Integrity of Infinite Divine        life, One “life center" continued to function
   Existence                                 consciously in the Trinity while the other
                                             became ii1tdlnated with human nature,
                                             unaware of the cosmic functions of Deity.


Christ Emptied Himself of the            The Logos turned over all of his divine roles and
          Divine Activity                   duties to the Father, The incarnate Logos was
                                            unaware of the happenings within the
                                            Godhead.
          Christology cont.

• The Work Of Christ
The Atonement is the works that Christ
 Did in his life and death to earn our
 salvation. Jhn. 3:16
THE WORK OF JESUS
     His Works is Necessary
• Liberation
• Healing
• Atonement
• Justification
• Conquest Of Death
• Forgiveness Of Sin
• Resurrection Life
   Kingdom Community
              LIBERATION
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because
he has anointed me to bring good news to
the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the
captives and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free, Luke 4:18
         LIBERATION         CONTINUED
Four Groups of people need liberation:
• The Poor (those who lack the basics of life
• The Captives (those held prisoner spirit/
 Emotion)

• The Blind (those blind to spiritual truth)
• The Oppressed ( those under pressure)
ATONEMENT
             ATONEMENT
the act by which God restores a relationship of
harmony and unity between Himself and human
beings. The word can be broken into three parts
that express this great truth in simple but
profound terms: “at-one-ment.” Through God’s
atoning grace and forgiveness, we are reinstated
to a relationship of at-one-ment with God, in
spite of our sin.
      Atonement (continued)

• The Hebrew term frequently translated
 “atone” has the basic meaning “to wipe
 out,” “to erase, “to cover,” or perhaps
 more generally “to remove.” In the kjv it is
 translated by such expressions as “to
 make atonement,” “forgive,” “appease,”
 “pacify,” “pardon,” “purge,” “put off,” and
 “reconcile.”
              Atonement

• What is it?
• Why was it Necessary?
• How was it achieved?
• What does the Bible have to say about It.
• What value is it to us?
                      Justification
it is the judicial act of God, by which he pardons all the
 sins of those who believe in Christ, and accounts,
 accepts, and treats them as righteous in the eye of the
 law, i.e., as conformed to all its demands.
In addition to the pardon (q.v.) of sin, justification
 declares that all the claims of the law are satisfied in
 respect of the justified. It is the act of a judge and not
 of a sovereign. The law is not relaxed or set aside, but
 is declared to be fulfilled in the strictest sense; and so
 the person justified is declared to be entitled to all the
 advantages and rewards arising from perfect
 obedience to the law :
Jesus Does Not Apply The Word to
Himself
 •Matt 20 ;28
 Even as the Son of man came not to be
 ministered unto, but to minister, and to give
 his life a ransom for many.
 Luke 4:18
 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he
 hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the
 poor; he hath sent me to heal the
 brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the
 captives,
The Word Is Found

• Rom. 5:6-11
• 2 Cor. 5:16-21
• Col. 1:19-20
• Romans 3 28-30
• Acts 13 39
Conquest of Death
          Questions?
• Why Do People Fear Death?
•What Does Death Represent?
• How Did Jesus Approach Death?
• What Does His Approach Teach
 Us?

								
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