Category Archives: His Humanity

WORD MADE FLESH

Jesus is the “word made flesh” and the true tabernacle in which the glory of God is revealed and now residesJohn 1:14.

The opening paragraph of John’s Gospel presents major themes that are explicated in the body of the book. For example, Jesus is the “Word made flesh” in whom life and light are found, and the true and final “tabernacle” where God’s “glory” resides. Moreover, John employs imagery from pivotal events in the history of Israel to illustrate what God has done in Jesus.

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MERCIFUL AND FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST

His priesthood is valid and trustworthy because Jesus was a genuine human being who died the same death as all menHebrews 2:5-18.

The next section consists of three paragraphs that present the priestly qualifications of Jesus by highlighting his solidarity with his people and his victory over Satan achieved by his death. Like his “brethren,” he was a genuine human being, only “apart from sin.” And because he suffered as they do, he is fully qualified to intercede as their high priest.

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