In the final installment of this four-part teaching series on The Incarnation, we’ll explore Why It Matters – why does the doctrine of the incarnation matter so much to Christians? As we have walked through all the lessons in this series, we have seen time and time again how the early Christian movement was absolutely insistent that you could not separate Christ from being either fully human or fully divine. And that’s what “incarnation” literally means – it translates as In-flesh-ment or God in human form. It is here where we answer the Why. To the early Christians – and for Christians today – Jesus had (has) to be The Christ – fully human and fully divine. Please click on the video below and join me as we take this last lap around the Incarnation track and dig deeper into the vitally important doctrine of The Incarnation.
While this series is designed for pastors preparing for Advent & Christmas sermons and laity who may be leading Sunday School class or small group studies during Advent, I believe it is also a nice study for those who wish to engage in some personal reflection and learning. Some of the topics we’ll get into as we go include the meaning of The Incarnation; why, how and what it means for us today; the councils and controversies surrounding The Incarnation and much more. I hope you’ll join me as we take a deeper dive into The Incarnation.