Jesus’ Profoundly Humble Birth: A Theological Discussion

Last week we discussed the Narrative, or Story, of Jesus’ birth and childhood, and discovered Jesus’ whole life was His ministry, not only the three years prior to His redemptive death on the cross.  But believe it or not, last week was the “appetizer” to the “main course” of this week’s discussion.  The impact of Jesus’ ministry on creation does not begin with His birth and end with His ascension.  The impact of Jesus’ ministry of reconciliation begins “in THE beginning,” and extends infinitely forward through the expanse of eternal time [wrap your head around that].

The verses of discussion for this week are:

  1. John 1:1, 14.
  2. Philippians 2:5-8.
  3. Hebrews 4:14-16.

Read these passages of scripture while reflecting on the narrative of Jesus’ birth. Seek to understand the connection between the vastness of Jesus in the above verses with the smallness of Jesus in the manger [Luke 2:7].

Read through the passages multiple times, and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you the full and correct understanding of these verses, and to increase your understanding of the greatness and humility of our Savior.

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