|1. WHO IS CHRIST?
Christ is the Savior sent from God to the world to solve the problems of human life.
He is the embodiment of the Triune God. "For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." Colossians 2:9
He is also God incarnated:
"The Word was God...the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. ...full of grace and reality." John 1:1, 14
Therefore, He is both the complete God and the perfect man. See the following diagram:
He is more than a good man!
He is more than a great man! He is more than a moral man!
He is more than a holy man!
He is the God-man!
2. THE DEATH OF THE GOD-MAN
This God-man was nailed to the cross to accomplish the work of redemption. He died
with three statuses:
(1) As the Lamb of God, He died to take away man's sin.
"... the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." John
(2) As the brass serpent that had been lifted up, He died to crush the old serpent,
Satan, and to deal with the serpent's poison within man--his sinful nature.
" And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of
Man be lifted up." John 3:14
(3) As a grain of wheat, He died to release the divine life.
" ...a grain of wheat. ..dies, it bears much fruit." John 12:24
His death has taken away the sin which man has but should not have!
His death imparts into man the life which he needs but does not have!