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I Believe That Jesus Christ Is Lord
INTRO: I want you to take your Bibles now this morning and be finding your place at Philippians chapter 2 if you would. For those of you who are our guests this morning, or perhaps you've just been out for a couple of weeks, we are in a series of studies on the fundamentals of our faith that we have entitled, "I Believe." And what we're doing in this study is simply going through and finding out what we believe about the Bible, what we believe about God, what we believe about the church, what we believe about our role in society and what we believe about the end of the age.
We began this series by looking at this blessed book that is called the Bible, and then, last week, we looked at what we believe about God the Father. Now, this morning, I want to share with you what we believe about Jesus. And I want to answer the question, "What do we believe about the second person of the Godhead, the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ?" Listen to what our statement of faith, the Baptist Faith and Message says in Section B of Article 2, "Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate H ...
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