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What We’re Missing When We Call Jesus “Teacher” or “Rescuer” In response to a theological discussion about how to correctly name Jesus, this article suggests that identifying Christ as "the Word made flesh" both recognizes the teaching of God and acknowledges Christ as the Great Rescuer. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Bill Walker The Wisdom of Ashes: Understanding Ash Wednesday The ritual of Ash Wednesday points us to resurrection and the death of despair; it is a call to embrace weakness; to repent (aligning oneself with God's nearness), and to do the work of incarnational mission.... Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Rich Villodas Exiled to Discover God at Work in the World and in Us Karen Wilk discusses the importance of doing ministry by being closely involved with the neighborhood where we are (Jeremiah 29) - even if we feel exiled there. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Karen Wilk Taking in the Greatness of God Changes My New Year’s “Plans” Karen Wilk says that the foundation for serving and bearing witness to God is to know God's greatness: that God is great enough to handle whatever happens, and great enough to care about everything. Resource type: Devotional | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Karen Wilk Suffering as the Pathway to Future Unity This article argues that Jesus' death and resurrection, due to their being "on the axis" of the universe, allow for our present sorrow to be turned into joy and reconciliation through Christ. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland Observed Glory - Second Sunday of Epiphany - John 1 A service for the second Sunday of Epiphany based on John 1 and focusing on the incarnation of Jesus Christ who was the Word from the beginning. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship The leadership of Christ into the Tomb David Fitch reflects on the "leadership" style of Jesus (Luke 22:25-27): "He walked among us, was present to all humanity, and then took on all sin and violence of the world in humility and servanthood." Resource type: Devotional | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch The Person of Jesus Unites Himself with the Unborn Robert Boackle points to the Incarnation as a sign of God's unconditional love. The Incarnation shows Jesus uniting himself with all humans, even the unborn. Abortion runs contrary to this understanding of human life. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Robert J. Boackle God’s Journey into the Far Country and Our Participation in It: My Last Post on the Incarnation Inspired by Karl Barth's Christological interpretation of Luke 15:13, David Fitch's article discusses how the Church (i.e., the Body of Christ) is Christ's incarnate presence in the world. Fitch discusses the praxeological implications of this ecclesiology. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Full Text Hymns on Incarnation of Jesus Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offendedPD
All hail the power of Jesus' Name!PD
O Word of God Incarnate©
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The Incarnation of Jesus and Our Rebirth This audio commentary on John 1:12-18 by Scott Hoezee and David Bast discusses how Jesus' birth portrays the glory of God in the flesh and how people who receive Jesus by faith are born from God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee The Fact of Jesus Christ D. O. Calvin Thomas preaches on the four-fold fact of Jesus Christ in Philippians 2:6-11: the incarnation, the atonement, the resurrection, and the exaltation. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) | Author: D O Calvin Thomas A #TrulyHuman Crisis: The Hidden Gnosticism Within Evangelical Christianity If we redefine Christian spirituality as embodied and this-worldly, based on the incarnation and cruciform existence of Jesus, we might root out Gnosticism and understand that to become more like Jesus is to become truly human. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Karina Kreminski Jesus Died So God Wouldn’t Be Angry With Us Anymore…and Other Misunderstandings about the Cross In this article, Derek Vreeland shares four popular misunderstandings of the cross and a better way to understand the death of Jesus. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland How to Plant in the New World This article shares the stories of what incarnational church planters look like and introduces the eight competencies we need to plant movemental churches. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: JR Woodward The Passion of Jesus A sermon by Lawrence J. Clark on Luke 23:1-56, focusing on the humanity of Jesus in the sufferings that bring us redemption. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: Lawrence J. Clark On Breaking the Cycle of Ideological Church: The Power of “Place” This blog post is about how churches can be seen by ideologies like "the gay church" or "the Bible church" but the goal is to practice and be recognized as the local expressions of Christ's body.... Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch
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