November 19, 2017

On Jesus Christ (Christology)

There’s Something About That Name

I recall a chorus from the earliest days of contemporary worship. I was a teenager and newly saved. The small church that I was a part of was seeing God at work in the lives of many. The song we sang often was simple and a little bit cheesy: “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, there’s just something about that name.” That line strikes me still. And it is true, that there is something so unique about Jesus. Few are indifferent toward him. He is the very dividing line of history. And last week, in worship, we were reminded that the day would come when, “Every knee should bow…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Philippians 2:10-11). There’s something about that name.

As we come to message #4 in our Here I Stand series, we will look at Christology, the doctrine of Jesus Christ. We will examine eight critical points about Jesus, all of which are must-believes for Christians. More than anything else, what we believe about Jesus will define who are as CHRISTians.

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Here I Stand: 7 Must-Believes for Christians
On Jesus Christ (Christology)
Pastor Todd Dugard
Various Scriptures
November 18–19, 2017

What I believe…
God, the Son, Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man, is the third person of the Trinity

Why I believe it…
Jesus is:
• Pre-existent: “He is before all things” (Colossians 1:17)
• Divine: “The whole fullness of deity” (Colossians 2:9)
• Virgin-born: “The virgin shall conceive and bear a son” (Isaiah 7:14)
• Incarnate: “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14)
• Impeccable: “He committed no sin” (1 Peter 2:22)
• Servant: “Made himself nothing…” (Philippians 2:6-8)
• Saviour: “Came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15)
• King of kings: “On his robe…he has a name written” (Revelation 19:11-16)

How I’m living because of it…
I worship him (Philippians 2:9-11)