Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail, th’incarnate Deity:
Pleased, as man, with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new-born King!
INCARNATION-the act of God the Son whereby he took to himself a human nature.
JOHN 1: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
PHILIPPIANS 2: 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The most complete picture of who Jesus is and what he did..
1. He is God.
2. He is the God man.
3. He became a servant.
4. He died on a cross.
5. So God has highly exalted him.
Have the same mind in you that was in Jesus. V.5
I. Jesus is God
II. Jesus became human
COLOSSIANS 2: 9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily…
III. Jesus humbled himself and became a servant
LUKE 1: 52 God has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate.
MATTHEW 23: 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled. Whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
JOHN 14:12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.”