Last week, we began a new series named after C. S. Lewis’ classic book Mere Christianity. This series examines the core fundamental beliefs of the Christian religion. Last week, Pastor Brian discussed the core essentials of God’s being. This week, Pastor Brian discusses the quintessential aspects of Christ’s identity. Most heresies of antiquity and modernity alike often derive from a false view of Jesus. Heresies, like Arianism, accept Christ’s human nature, but not his divine nature. Whereas, other false views, like Docetism and Gnosticism, accept Christ’s divine nature, but not his humanity. In this message, Pastor Brian discusses why orthodox Christianity must hold both Christ’s divine and human nature.
Mere Christianity: Fundamentals of Christ’s Identity
Philippians 2:5-8 and 1 John 1:1-3; 4:2-3
- The fundamental of Christ’s DIVINE identity.
- Identified by Christ’s divine PRE-EXISTENCE.
- Identified by Christ’s divine PERFECTION.
- Identified by Christ’s divine MEDIATION.
- The fundamental of Christ’s HUMAN identity.
- Identified by Christ’s human BODY.
- Identified by Christ’s human MIND.
- Identified by Christ’s human EMOTIONS.
This message was delivered at Huntsville Baptist Church in Yadkinville, North Carolina. If you do not have a church home, consider visiting Huntsville Baptist Church.
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