As we enter into the Advent Season we begin by considering the character of the coming King. The Apostle Paul describes this King as Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, and God only Wise.
Who is This King of Glory?
1 Timothy 1:17
November 25, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
"Made of a Woman"
Galatians 4:4-5 • December 9, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
In this message we examine the meaning of "the fullness of time" and contrast the human birth of Jesus as an event in time with the "only-begottenness" of Jesus which is eternal and without beginning. We also turn to Psalm 139 to examine the details of how precisely the "Word was made flesh" in the womb of the virgin Mary.
The Concealing of the King
Philippians 2:5-8 • December 9, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Why didn't people recognize Jesus as the Son of God? He was "veiled in flesh." "In him dwells all the fullness of the godhead BODILY." The Son of the Father, begotten by the Father from eternity, is "made in the likeness of sinful flesh" by taking on a body that he himself created. He is "made in the likeness of men," "made a little lower than the angels," "made like unto his brethren," "made flesh," "made of a woman," "made under the law." This raises some questions: was Jesus sinful? Did He sin? COULD He sin?
The Preexistent Glory of the Only Begotten Son
John 17:5 • December 2, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
When Jesus prays in John 17 to be glorified with the glory He shared with the Father from before the world began, what is that glory like and how do human beings respond when they encounter it? You don't have to imagine; the Bible tells us plainly.