Jesus, the Man

— What the humanity of Jesus means for us


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God and Man

Spirit anointed Messiah

Isaiah 11:1-3

  1. There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
          and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
  2. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
          the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and might,
          the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
  3. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
    He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
          or decide disputes by what his ears hear,

Luke 2:40,52

  1. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favour of God was upon him.
  1. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favour with God and man.

Luke 4—begins his ministry:

  1. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country.

Jesus’ Self-identity

  1. And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
  2. And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

Matthew 12

  1. But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
    • He attributes the power he used to the Spirit, not to his deity

Giving of the Spirit in Acts

  1. how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power.
    He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
  1. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Temptability of Jesus




1 Peter 2:21-22