Outgoing – Session 8A – 27 October 2011
He became what we are that we might become what He is
Tonight we see that Christ Himself is our salvation. Just as our being in Adam was the problem, so the solution is the person of Christ. We will examine Christ’s life, death, resurrection and ascension and how we are included in Him.
In this session we consider Christ's life and death.
What is our Situation as Christ comes to us?
Dominated by five powers:
Wrath, Death, Sin, Law, the Flesh
The Life of Jesus
Matthew 1:17 – Jesus the end of exile
Matthew 2:14-15 – Jesus the true Israel
Matthew 3 – Jesus joins us in our plight
Rest of Matthew – Jesus fights for us.
Jesus did not just die for you – He lived for you too!
Jesus is our Representative.
Martin Luther: “The chief article and foundation of the gospel is that before you take Christ as an example, you accept and recognize him as a gift, as a present that God has given you and that is your own. This means that when you see or hear of Christ doing or suffering something, you do not doubt that Christ himself, with his deeds and suffering, belongs to you. On this you may depend as surely as if you had done it yourself; indeed as if you were Christ himself. See, this is what it means to have a proper grasp of the gospel.”
Discuss: What’s the difference between reading the Gospels with Christ as your Example and reading the Gospels with Christ as your Representative?
Jesus was baptised into our life – we are baptised into His life
It is a marriage union: The King marries the prostitute.
“All that I am I give to you, all that I have I share with you.”
We get all His riches, He takes all our poverty...
The Death of Jesus – Colossians 2:9-23
In Adam: you didn’t taste his fruit but u sinned in his body
In Christ: u didnt taste His death but u were punished in His body
We have been carried through death in the body of Jesus. Now we are beyond wrath, beyond death, beyond sin, beyond law, beyond the flesh (though still in it). Our judgement day was Good Friday. We were judged in Christ and that judgement is now finished for us.