Sermon Notes 2020 04 05 AM

April 05, 2020 AM

Dr. Michael Catt - 1955
#2 in series

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Jesus, Our Savior
Son of Man, Son of God
Philippians 2:5-11

“I could never myself believe in God if it were not for the cross. . . . He laid aside His immunity to pain. He entered our world of flesh and blood, tears and death. He suffered for us.” – John Stott, The Cross of Christ

“When we remember that it required four millennia for God to prepare the world for the advent of His Son, the stupendous importance that He attached to that event emerges.” – Oswald Sanders

I. HE IS UNQUESTIONABLY GOD

Genesis 1:1, John 1:1, and Philippians 2 are connected on multiple levels:

Tozer said the reason philosophy and science have not always been friendly to faith is because both disciplines are dedicated to accounting for everything and are impatient with anything that refuses to give an account of itself. It’s hard for both disciplines to admit that there are some things they will never know – and that faith is required. God eludes them.

II. HE DIDN’T FALL SHORT

“Paul traces the steps in the humiliation of Christ: 1) He emptied Himself, laying aside the independent use of His own attributes as God; 2) He permanently became a human, in a sinless physical body; 3) He used that body to be a servant; 4) He took that body to the cross and willingly died.” – Warren Wiersbe

III. HE DIED FOR SINNERS

“It’s important to talk about Jesus the Man, to talk about Jesus as man these days, because we who believe in the tenets of the Christian faith live in a tension of competing cultural ideologies about Jesus’ humanity. On the one hand, the world would have us believe that Jesus was just a man. They would deny his deity and yet have us believe that Jesus was a good teacher, perhaps enlightened in some sense, certainly an idealist and revolutionary, and a good man, but still just a man. So, on the one hand, we’re trying to counter the rationalists and the skeptics arguing that Jesus was more than just a good man, and on the other hand, we’re trying to maintain his humanity.” – Jared C. Wilson

“We see Him among the thousands of Galilee, anointed of God...going about doing good: with no pride of birth, though He was a King; with no pride of intellect, though omniscience dwelt within Him; with no pride of power, though all power in heaven and earth was in His hands. . . . We see Him everywhere offering to men His life for the salvation of their souls.” – Benjamin Warfield