In this session, David covers Jesus’ four-fold revolution: incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension. Concerning his incarnation we read in Colossians 1, “God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him” (vs. 19).
He became one of us, for us. His supremacy became visible through the totality of his earthly ministry, including his righteous life as he kept the Law perfectly on our behalf. Then, in his flesh he offered himself for us by his redemptive, sacrificial crucifixion, followed by his victorious resurrection to conquer death – for us.
We read in Colossians 1, “through him (the Father) reconciled to Himself all things … through his (the Son’s) blood … through whom we have redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of our sins”. But then, he ascended to the right hand of the Father.
So that what he will be Lord of ultimately he is lord of right now. The ascension is essential for the redemptive revolution Christ has accomplished for us. And so our eternal destiny is based on the redeeming work of Christ supreme – for us. It is totally sufficient.
The Christ Institute Sessions
Video 3:2 – What happened by the invasion of his incarnation?
"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder. For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor. Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this." - Isaiah 9:2-7
After Completing Your Video:
Pause: Spend a minute in silence, reflecting on today’s teaching. What was the most meaningful part for you? How did it speak to you?
Reflect: In what ways did today's teaching video give you greater reasons to put your hope in Christ alone -- for your life, for your church, for your generation? As well as for eternity?
Apply: What is one insight about the glory of Christ you gained today that you would like to share with one other believer before the day is over, in order to help that person gain a little bit larger vision of the greatness of Christ, too?
Pray: What would you like ask the Father to do in your life by His Spirit that would deepen some facet of your relationship to His glorious Son?