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 3:3 – What happened through the mission of his crucifixion?
"For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant." - Colossians 1:19-23
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 help you see and think about God's Son in newer or fresher or larger terms?
Apply: What one next step should today's teaching encourage you to take in your daily walk with our supreme King, the Lord Jesus Christ?
Pray: If you were standing before Jesus on His throne right now, based on today's teaching what one thing would you like to say to the Father to express to Him your praise and gratitude for who His Son is right now?