What does it mean for Jesus to be human? Bruce Ware takes readers to the biblical text, where they meet a profoundly human Jesus who faced many of the same difficulties and limitations Christians experience today. Ware explores the significance of Christ’s humanity and assists readers to learn, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to follow in Jesus’s steps. This profound book is perfect for small group settings or teaching, as a resource with which to describe the nuance of Jesus’s dual divine and human nature. Use it for a deep and theologically rich personal devotion. Learn how Jesus’ humanity sheds light on His character and reveals the exciting implications of His victory over sin.
“Amazingly, what both of these verses indicate is that Jesus’s wisdom is not a function of his divine nature but is the expression of his growth as a human being.” (Page 49)
“So, we ask: what could the Spirit of God contribute to the deity of Christ? And the answer we must give is: Nothing! As God he possesses every quality infinitely, and nothing can be added to him. So then we ask instead this question: what could the Spirit of God contribute to the humanity of Christ? The answer is: everything of supernatural power and enablement that he, in his human nature, would lack. The only way to make sense, then, of the fact that Jesus came in the power of the Spirit is to understand that he lived his life fundamentally as a man, and as such, he relied on the Spirit to provide the power, grace, knowledge, wisdom, direction, and enablement he needed, moment by moment and day by day, to fulfill the mission the Father sent him to accomplish.” (Page 34)
“It is the human Jesus who is given the nations as his inheritance, the human Jesus who takes up the sword of judgment, and the human Jesus who comes again to break those nations with a rod of iron.” (Page 137)
“First, Paul makes clear that Christ Jesus, as the eternal Son of the Father, is fully God.” (Page 17)
“The issue for Jesus was not one of moving toward sinless perfection, for he was always sinlessly perfect. The issue rather was one of character formation and faith maturity, such that he would be able, in the end, to obey the Father’s most difficult demand upon him and go to the cross.” (Page 67)
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