Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove
Faith Bible Church
Sunday, June 7, 2009
COMMUNION SPECIAL: THE GOD-MAN FROM THE LAST SUPPER TO HIS WORK OF SALVATION ON THE CROSS
A.†† Philip 2:5-8: Foundation of Christology on the Person of Jesus Christ.
††††††††††† 1.††† False views regarding the Person of Jesus Christ.
††††††††††† ††††††††††† a)† Gnostic Christological heresy:†† denial of the true humanity of JC††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
††††††††††† † b)† Ebionite Christological heresy (100-300 A.D.): rejection of deity of JC.
††††††††††††††††††††††† c)† Alexandrian Christological heresy (200-400 A.D.):† JC =mind of Logos.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
††††††††††† † d)† Modalistic Christological heresy (215 A.D.):†
††††††††††††††††††††††† e)† Arian Christological heresy (Arius c. 250):
††††††††††††††††††††††† f)†† Apollonarian Christological heresy (310-390):†
††††††††††††††††††††††† g)† Nestorianism Christological heresy (428):†
††††††††††††††††††††††† h)† Eutychian Christological heresy (448):
††††††††††††††††††††††† i)†† Heresy of Monophysitism (circa 400s):
††††††††††††††††††††††† j)†† Heresy of Adoptionism (8th century).
††††††††††††††††††††††† k)† Heresy of Kenotic Christology (19th century).
††††††††††††††††††††††† l)†† Heresy of Existential Christology (Kierkegaard, 19th century).† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
††††††††††† m) Heresy of Liberation Christology (1950).†
††††††††††††††††††††††† n)† Heresy of Black Christology (James Cone, 1950).
††††††††††††††††††††††† o)† Heresy of Feminist Christology (Mary Daly).
††††††††††††††††††††††† p)† Heresy of† Process Christology (1940).
††††††††††††††††††††††† p)† Heresy of† Process Christology (1960)
††††††††††††††††††††††† q)† Heresy of† Universalist Christology (John Hick).†
††††††††††††††††††††††† r)†† Heresy of Postmodern Christology (Deconstruction, Jacques Derrida).†
††††††††††††††††††††††† s)†† Heresy of the Emergent Church (modern church).† †
††††††††††† 2.†† The truth regarding the Person of Jesus Christ as reflected in the Chalcedonian Creed (451 A.D.):† Ö †the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, at once complete in Godhead and complete in manhood, truly God and truly man, consisting also of a reasonable soul and body; of one substance with the Father as regards his Godhead, and at the same time of one substance with us as regards his manhood; like us in all respects, apart from sin; as regards his Godhead, begotten of the Father before the ages, but yet as regards his manhood begotten, for us men and for our salvation, of Mary the Virgin, the God-bearer; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten, recognized in two natures, without confusion, without change, without division, without separation; the distinction of natures being in no way annulled by the union, but rather the characteristics of each nature being preserved and coming together to form one person and subsistence, not as parted or separated into two persons, but one and the same Son and Only-begotten God the Word, Lord Jesus Christ; even as the prophets from earliest times spoke of him, and our Lord Jesus Christ himself taught us, and the creed of the fathers has handed down to us.
††††††††††† 3.†††† Scripture presents Jesus Christ as One Person (Philip 2:5-8) who displayed undiminished divine attributes (Jn 1:44-15) & true human attributes (Mk 5:9).†
B.†† Matthew 26-28:†† Jesus Christ, The God-man, from the Last Supper to His work of salvation on the Cross.
††††††††††† 1.† The God-manís New Passover, Mt 26:17-30.
††††††††††† 2.† The God-manís New Cup and New Covenant, Mt 26:27.†††††††
††††††††††† 3.† The God-manís love in the face of betrayal, Mt 26:21-25.†
††††††††††† 4.† The God-man in Gethsemane, 26:36-46.
††††††††††† 5.†† The God-manís last pleading of love for Judas, 26:50.
††††††††††† 6.††† The God-man in the Jewish and Roman trials, Mt 26:63-27:26.
††††††††††† 7.†† The crucifixion of the God-man & His sin-bearing, Mt 27:33-46; 2 Cor 5:21.
C.†† Communion celebration of the God-man, 1 Cor 11:23-26.