The purpose of Jesus’ first coming required a physical body
What he did in His body. Heard, Saw, Spoke, Touched, Walked, Ate, - Human things
Will of God that was in Heaven that expressed God’s heart for suffering and oppressed people was experienced on the earth through Jesus’ body
Human body - only difference is that that body never participated in sin. Only exposed;
“This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.”
Hebrews 4:15 NLT
Mitch the suffering that Jesus experienced in His lifetime. Exposure to OUR suffering.
In His life acquainted with our pains and problems
Sins, mistakes, accidents, - from a white lie to torture, murder and genecide
The curse and weakness that comes as a result of sin
He viewed everything that would be put on Him.
Old Testament - animals were offered and sacrificed
Lev. 1:4 And he shall lay [both] his hands upon the head of the burnt offering [transferring symbolically his guilt to the victim], and it shall be aan acceptable atonement for him. [Heb. 13:15, 16; I Pet. 1:2.]”
“Then he brought the bull of the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull of the sin offering.”
Leviticus 8:14 ESV
Hebrews tells us God’s desire for reconciliation with man wasn’t achieved with the sacrifice of animals and that God prepared a body for that purpose.
The price for forgiven sin - this next week
Isaiah 53:4 “Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins!
Isaiah 53:6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.
Isaiah 53:6 When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of his experience, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins.
Isaiah 53:12 I will give him the honours of a victorious soldier, because he exposed himself to death. He was counted among the rebels. He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels.” (NLT)
1 Peter 2:24 “He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.”
Matthew 8:17 “And thus He fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, He Himself took [in order to carry away] our weaknesses and infirmities and bore away our diseases. AMPC [Isa. 53:4.]”
“For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread”
1 Corinthians 11:23 NLT
“and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.””
1 Corinthians 11:24 NLT
“In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.””
1 Corinthians 11:25 NLT
“For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.”
1 Corinthians 11:26 NLT
“For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.”
1 Corinthians 11:29-30 ESV
Eph. 1:19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power
Eph. 1:20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.
Eph. 1:21 Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come.
Eph. 1:22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church.
Eph. 1:23 And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself. (NLT)
Every chapter in Ephesians talks about the church as His body.
“…Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church.
And we are members of his body.”
Ephesians 5:23, 30 NLT
Discerning Jesus - one leg
Body of Christ
Discerning who you are in Him
Easy to fall