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Summary: Jesus was humiliated for our cause

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25Jan02

The Humiliation of Jesus (he is the central theme of our witness)

*There must be no confusion when explaining Jesus to people

*The cultist will try and trap you.

*There is a doctrine called Christology- Which is the study of Christ and His works.

* We must learn how to expound our faith: Expound- means to give something in DETAIL.

Humiliation of Jesus was a great act of Benevolence (kindness)

2 Cor 8:9: For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

1. Jesus the King of Glory voluntarily become poor,

a. Jesus took on the form of a servant

b. So that we might become rich.

c. Jesus was humiliated so that we could be spiritually rich

Humiliation or Humility (according to Webster’s) means: To lower the pride or dignity of.. To abase…means to lower in rank, prestige or esteem.

2. Jesus walked through a flood of rejection here on this earth.

a. The word says “ this is the Stone that was set at naught of you builders, which is become the head of the corner Acts 4:11

1. Because of the resurrection of our Lord, He is called the Stone. Or the Corner Stone.

2. Jesus left the glories of heaven, lived on this sin-cursed earth, and died on the “ old rugged cross”

3.- There is not any salvation without Jesus

b. As I read in the beginning 2 Cor 8:9.

1. 2 Cor 8:9: For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that , though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

2. Jesus the Lord of the universe became a servant

3. So that we might become rich in Him.

4. Spiritual riches are within the reach of all,

5. Material wealth is not.

Consider how rich Jesus is and was:

In Possessions

a. All things were made by Him

b. Not only this world but all worlds

c. Not only one race of creatures, but all races and orders

Rich in power

a. Bible shows that Jesus in Omnipotence (all Powerful)

Rich in reverence and respect

a. Jesus was adored by the heavenly hosts

b. They obeyed His every command

c. Jesus had perfect fellowship with the Father.

A. The humiliation of Christ began with His incarnation.

( that word incarnation means-God in human form)

1. The Bible says: that the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

2. Jesus took upon Himself the form of a servant.

Phil 2:5-8: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

3. Jesus limited Himself, but never ceased to be God.

4. Jesus came as our example on how to live

5. Jesus dwelt in the midst of sinful men. He was not just another man

a. But He was sinless.

b. The Bible says in 1 Peter 2:22: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: (23) Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.

B. The humiliation of Christ continued throughout His earthly ministry

1. The Bible says that Jesus hungered and thirsted.

Matt 4:1-7: Remember after Jesus’ forty day fast: the Bible says that he “hungered”

27:48

2. The Bible also says that Jesus was tempted.

Hebrew 4:15: For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

a. Jesus was not just another man. He is God – Amen

3. The Bible shows that Jesus was humiliated while on this earth.

a. Jesus lived to be only 33 years of age Luke 3:23

b. He was often without suitable housing.

c. At birth His cradle was a manger

Matthew 8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay his head.

1. As a preacher He was dependent upon casual charity

b. He was blasphemed

Luke 11:15: But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.

c. He was made a little lower than the angels

Heb 2:6-8: 6But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? 7Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 8Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

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