Message Outline

Jesus, The Man

Pastor Larry Stockstill
Sunday, Dec 14, 2014

“6 There is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” - 1 Timothy 2:6

I. “Jesus, the Man.”

“6 Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.” - Philippians 2:6-7

A. “He was in the form of God.”

  • “1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.” John 1:1-2

B. “He took the form of a servant.”

  • “17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” - Hebrews 2:17-18
  • “15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” - Hebrews 4:15-16
  • When YOU are struggling to overcome adultery, lust, pornography, doubt, fear, hatred, anger, lying, theft, and a million other possible temptations, remember that Jesus has already faced those temptations and defeated them.

II. “Jesus, the Lamb.” 

“8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” - Philippians 2:8

A. “Becoming obedient unto death”

  • “14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.” - Hebrews 2:14-15
  • “7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.” - Hebrews 5:7-8
  • When YOU are struggling to stand strong when you are persecuted, rejected, attacked, wounded, and fearful, remember that Jesus passed the test of obedience and so will you. He understands your difficulties, your circumstances, and your situation. He’s been there, faced the pain, faced the agony, and faced the rejection without ever flinching.

III. “Jesus, the King.”

“9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” - Philippians 2:9-11

A. “God has highly exalted Him.”

  • “39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” - Luke 24:39
  • “24 He holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.” - Hebrews 7:24-25
  • “11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God... 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.” - Revelation 19:11-13, 16
  • When YOU are feeling depressed and defeated about the future, remember that Jesus, the Man, is your Great High Priest and is the Mediator of a New Covenant. He is soon to take His place as “King of Kings” and “Lord of Lords.”

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