The Humanity and Deity of Christ (1/2)

I. The Marks of The Humanity of Christ

a. He had a true human body that developed

Luke 2:52 (NASB) And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

  1. He developed mentally

2. He grew and developed physically

3. He grew in His spiritual awareness

4. He developed in His social relationships

John 8:40 (NASB) “But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. 

John 4:9 (NASB) Therefore the Samaritan woman said* to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” 

Matthew 13:55 (NASB) “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?  

b. He exhibited the characteristics of a human body

  1. Christ had a human birth
  2. Christ became thirsty

John 4:6 (NASB) and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.   

John 19:28 (NASB) After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said*, “I am thirsty.” 

3. Christ became hungry

Matthew 4:2 (NASB) And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. 

4. Christ became tired

John 4:6 (NASB) and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. 

5. Christ wept over Lazarus

John 11:35 (NASB) Jesus wept. 

6. Christ experienced compassion

Matthew 9:36 (NASB) Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. 

7. Christ grieved over Jerusalem

Matthew 23:37 (NASB) “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. 

Luke 19:41 (NASB) When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it, 

8. Christ experienced pain at His death

John 19:1 (NASB) Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him. 

John 19:28 (NASB) After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said*, “I am thirsty.” 

c. He is called by human names

  1. The Son of man

Matthew 8:20 (NASB) Jesus said* to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” 

Luke 19:10 (NASB) “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” 

Matthew 24:27 (NASB) “For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 

2. The Son of David

Isaiah 9:7 (NASB) There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this. 

2 Samuel 7:16 (NASB) “Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever; your throne shall be established forever.””‘ 

Luke 1:32 (NASB) “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 

3. Paul called Him a man

1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NASB) 5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. 

d. He had a human soul and spirit

John 12:27 (NASB) “Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. 

Matthew 26:38 (NASB) Then He said* to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me.” 

John 13:21 (NASB) When Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you will betray Me.” 

John 19:30 (NASB) Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.   

II. The Marks of The Deity of Christ

a. Christ possess the attributes only God has

  1. He possesses eternality

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” 

John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”

Micah 5:2  “But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.”

Matthew 2:5 They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet:

2. He possesses omnipresence

Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”

John 14:23 (NASB) Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.  

Ephesians 3:17 (NASB) so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,  

Colossians 1:27 (NASB) to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.  

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