Have you ever struggled to understand and explain the biblical truth that Jesus is both fully man and fully God?
If so, you're not alone—this is a question that Christians have wrestled with for thousands of years. Whether you're trying to grasp this doctrine or just need to take a few minutes to rejoice in the wonder of the Incarnation, tune in to this discussion between Bruce Ware, author of The Man Christ Jesus, and Dane Ortlund, Bible Publishing Director at Crossway, as they discuss Jesus Christ, God made flesh.
- 00:30 – What drove you (Bruce Ware) to write this book?
- 01:50 – You start the book with a discussion of Philippians 2. Why did you choose to reference Philippians? Help us especially understand what it means when Paul says that Jesus “emptied himself” and became a servant.
- 03:57 – When I (Dane Ortlund) think about the supernatural things Jesus did, my default mode is to think that Jesus is “falling back on his deity.” Help us understand the way you deconstruct and provide a corrective to that logic.
- 06:23 – You have a chapter in the book that discusses Christ’s impeccability. What does it mean that Jesus was impeccable and how does that connect to his humanity? What does that mean for believers today?
- 09:25 – Why did Jesus have to come as a man and not a woman?
- 11:43 – What would you say to a woman who says to you, "Ok Dr. Ware, Jesus came as a male. Is it not true then that Jesus doesn’t really understand me as a woman?”
- 14:00 – Why did Jesus have to come and be a man to save us? I can understand why only God could save me, but why did the second person of the trinity also need to become fully human and, it seems, do what Psalm 49 says can’t be done?
- 18:13 – Is Jesus still a man today?
- 20:08 – Why is knowing that Jesus’s incarnation is not a "parenthesis" cause for worship?
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