Search ResultsJesus Christ: Priest, Prophet, and King This is a Biblically and theologically rich exposition of Christ's three offices: priest, prophet, and king. It includes both historical and contemporary examination of the offices. The Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ Here are service/sermon planning notes for a service focusing on Christ's Ascension in Luke and Acts, and affirming the core Christian conviction of the fullness of Christ's reign now and in the age to come. The Hymn: The Lord Jesus Christ's Demonstration of Humility and Glory Preaching notes by Scott Hoezee on Philippians 2:5-11: This sermon starter explains some difficult aspects of this passage in reference to Christ's humanity and divinity, with an illustration about 17th-Century persecution of Christians in Japan. Ministry in Christ’s Name and the Spirit’s Power. This lectionary resource provides sermon notes and worship planning tools for Genesis 21:8-21, Romans 6:1-11 and Matthew 10:24-39; focusing on supporting people in ministry in Christ’s name and the Spirit’s power. Christ's Slavery This commentary on Philippians 2:1-13 focuses on verse 6, noting how Christ's slavery was directed to humans, thus the sharing of all things between Christ and believers. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ On this Easter Sunday, this triumphant image of Christ, "The Resurrection of Jesus Christ," painted by Piero della Francesca, emerging from the tomb compels us to consider what his victory means not only for the Church... Jesus Christ: The Cornerstone of a Royal Priesthood Here are service/sermon planning notes focusing Peter's declaration of Jesus as the cornerstone of the church, who also makes his people a royal priesthood. The martyrdom of Stephen draws attention to the cost of our discipleship/priesthood.... Helping Children Understand the Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus Christ The resources here provides greatly assist pastors and worship leaders in planning a worship service designed to help children understand the meaning and importance of the transfiguration of Jesus Christ. Christ Washing the Disciples' Feet In this painting of "Christ Washing the Disciples' Feet," artist Bernhard Strigel depicts engagement at a deep level, of Christ with his disciples. From the messy, post-meal table, Christ invites us into another mess—the dusty and... The Impossible Christ This is a worship service plan that highlights the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ. It is derived from Lord's Day 6 of the Heidelberg Catechism, and includes sermon starter notes for John 20:19-31. Christ Came to Save Sinners Is it ever possible to sin more than Christ can redeem? This podcast on 1 Timothy 1:12-17 by Scott Hoezee and David Bast considers Paul's powerful statement to clearly identify the truth about Christ’s salvation. Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples In this mosaic, "Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples," one of Peter’s feet rests on Jesus’ lap in a towel, the other is immersed in the water basin below. The basin is bejeweled and recalls... Full Text Hymns on Jesus Christ's Divinity Christ, Whose Glory Fills the SkiesPD
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See more hymns... Christ is Risen! Death is Vanquished! This Easter worship planning article includes advice on series planning, a call to worship, and commentary on Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 and Luke 24:1-12 that focuses on reactions to Christ's resurrection. Jesus, Our Divine Ladder This sermon illustration for Romans 10:1-10 and five other related passages is a quote from Martin Luther introducing themes of Christ's humanity, Christ's divinity, and the Incarnation. The Person of Jesus Christ This radio episode explores Christology and Colossians 1:9-17, asking questions that seek clarification and understanding regarding Jesus' identity. Jesus Christ, the Fulfillment of the Law Christ uniquely fulfills the prophecies of the Old Testament and brings good news to the poor, sick, and oppressed. Consider how law and Christ connect in these reflections on various texts, including Luke 4:14-21. Preparing a Children-Friendly Christ the King Service Carolyn Brown's Christ the King worship planning notes and children's sermon notes draw on Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 46, Colossians 1:11-20, and Luke 23:33-43 to describe the Good Shepherd, security in God, Jesus' identity, and Christ's forgiveness. What It Takes to Be Christ's Disciples This lectionary resource for Lent focuses on the cost of discipleship; and includes preaching notes for the story of God changing Abram's names, as well as Jesus' warning that he would have to suffer and die. God's Divinity and Ours? This story about Ralph Waldo Emerson talks about God's divinity and human potential, suggesting that we really do need a Savior. The Ignorance of Christ? “When did Jesus know that he was God?” This article rejects the thought that there is no clear answer to this question and offers instead the doctrine of Christ's beatific knowledge as a better response.