This week as we continue our series on… Not the Jesus we want, we will be looking at the humanity of Jesus.
Last week as we looked at the divinity of Jesus, is it easy for us to fully accept that Jesus was fully divine and fully human?
See a few examples of the humanity of Jesus…
- Jesus was conceived (Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:31).
- Jesus was born (Matt. 1:25, 2:2; Luke 2:7, 11).
- Jesus partook of our flesh and blood (John 1:14; Hebrews 2:14).
- Jesus was circumcised (Luke 2:21).
- Jesus increased in wisdom and stature (Luke 2:52).
- Jesus wept (Luke 19:41; John 11:35).
- Jesus hungered (Matt. 4:2, 21:18).
- Jesus thirsted (John 4:7, 19:28).
- Jesus slept (Matt. 8:24; Mark 4:38).
- Jesus became weary (John 4:6).
- Jesus was a man of sorrows (Isa. 53:3–4; Luke 22:44; John 11:33, 12:27).
- Jesus was beaten (Matt. 26:67; Luke 22:64).
- Jesus was treated poorly (Luke 23:11).
- Jesus was scourged (Matt. 27:26; John 19:1).
- Jesus was nailed to the cross (Luke 23:33; Ps. 22:16).
- Jesus died (John 19:30).
- Jesus was buried (Matt. 27:59–60; Mark 15:46).
- Jesus was resurrected (Acts 3:15; 2 Tim. 2:8).
- Jesus shared in our humanity, made like us in every way (Hebrews 2:14, 17).
- Jesus was made in human likeness (Phil. 2:7).
Is it easier to for us to relate to the Divinity of Jesus or the humanity of Jesus?
Check out this funny video for a funny take on Jesus being fully human and fully God. This video might not be for everyone, but the youth worker in me couldn’t resist…
The skit guys show their spin of a few stories where Jesus displayed his divinity and his humanness.
What does the humanity of Jesus mean for us today?
Let’s talk about it on Sunday.