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Humiliation of Christ

Artists conception of Jesus Christ with crown of thorns. Copyrighted. God’s Story. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the Creator of the cosmos (John 1:1-3). As God, he is all-powerful and all-knowing. Yet, so great was his love for us, his creations, that he humbled Himself greatly for our sake (Philippians 2:8).

The humiliation of Jesus Christ is seen in…

  1. …his birth (Galatians 4:4; Luke 2:7; John 1:46; Hebrews 2:9)
  2. …his purpose (He came to Earth to be a sacrificial lamb to pay for our sins.) (John 1:29)
  3. …his circumstances throughout his life
  4. …his reputation—the way people perceived him (Isaiah 53; Matthew 26:59, 67; Psalms 22:6; Matthew 26:68)
  5. …his soul (Psalms 22:1; Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 22:44; Hebrews 2:17,18; 4:15)
  6. …his death (Luke 23; John 19; Mark 15:24,25)
  7. …his burial in a borrowed tomb (Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:57,58,60)
Artist’s conception of Jesus being struck. Copyrighted. God’s Story.
God suffered much to become flesh and walk among us. He was all-powerful, but he rarely did anything to protect himself. He humbled Himself for our sake. Read God’s Story from the beginningGO (multimedia)

His humiliation was necessary to…

  1. …execute the purpose of God (Acts 2:23,24; Psalms 40:6-8)
  2. …fulfill the Old Testament types and prophecies
  3. …satisfy the law, paying for the guilty (Isaiah 53; Hebrews 9:12,15), and obtaining for them eternal redemption
  4. …show us an example.
Author: Matthew G. Easton, edited by Paul S. Taylor.

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