This week, we are studying the divinity of Christ, the humanity of Christ, the love of God, the truth about God and nature of who God is and what he promises to us. The beautiful thing about this time of year is that it reminds us of who Jesus Christ is and what he has done for us. Let us praise him!
The early church had to answer the same question every human must answer: what do we do with this Jesus of Nazareth? Of course, the first Christians knew Jesus in a much different context than the centuries of followers since – they saw him, touched him, and received their marching orders directly from his lips. But even with these first-hand experiences, they grappled with Jesus’ question, “who do you say I am?” (Luke 9:20) Keep reading here.
“Love is often misunderstood. Many have sought to obtain it, confine it or define it. Our cultural influences would have us believe love is a battlefield, love hurts, that we’re addicted to it or, worst of all, that it means never having to say you’re sorry. I’ll admit, I used to buy into the world’s definition of love too. But as I have grown and matured in my relationship with God, I have learned a purer truth for this thing called love.” Finish this post here.
Can You Handle the Truth About God?
“In this podcast, Fred challenges us to see God in all of his glory – meaning that we look at the truth – the comforting aspects of his character, as well as those attributes that make us uneasy. For example, we accept that God is love, but do we want to hear about his judgment? Let’s strive to know God fully this week, and be encouraged by the truth of who he is.” Listen to this podcast here.
Fully Human: The Humanity of Jesus
“But what absolutely blows my mind is when I think about the way in which God chose to come to us: as fully, totally, utterly, and beautifully human. It is Jesus’ raw humanness that compels me to fall on my knees and commit my life to him; for in Jesus’ humanity I see just how low God was willing to stoop, how far He was willing to reach, and how much He was willing to suffer, in order to save me, us.” Finish the post here.
The Names of God: Yahweh, Jehovah
“We can learn who God is through his names and titles. Through this blog-series, we will get to know God through these Biblical names for him. We all know that names are important. Our personal name conveys our identity, who we are, how we perceive ourselves, and how we relate to others.” Keep reading here.
Read an earlier Take 5 post here.