The Messiah's Obedient Identification
The significance of Christ’s dual nature, divine and human, is essential to our faith, but if we aren’t careful, we can minimize one of Christ’s natures over the other. In our tradition, we are more likely to over-emphasize Jesus’s deity, because we know that Scripture emphasizes that Christ is divine. But if we underestimate Christ’s humanity, we lose an important part of Who He is. In His baptism, Jesus identified with us as humans as He prepared to take the sins of the world on Himself. But also, in Christ’s baptism, God identified Jesus as His beloved Son in Whom He was greatly pleased. This is the significance of Jesus’s baptism, not that God was baptized or that a man was baptized, but that the God-man was explicitly revealed to be the God-man. He is the only One worthy and able to save the human race. May Jesus Christ, the God-man, be praised, because He is true God and true man, our Savior.
Sunday at Liberty
- BTH: Pastor Rory–Ecclesiology–Church vs Social Club
- AM: Pastor Rory–Matthew 3:13-17–The Messiah’s Obedient Identification (sermon notes)–Communion
- PM: Pastor Rory–1 Peter 5:1-7–What Is a Pastor? Pastor/Preacher.