“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.”
— Hebrews 1:3-4
Christology is a theological discipline of seeking answers to two questions about Jesus. Who is Jesus? (discovering his identity). What is the nature and significance of his incarnation? (what was his work).
Perhaps you have often realized that you truly do not understand fully who Jesus is and what it is he accomplished. You have heard the Sunday School and Vacation Bible School stories and that is all you know. But do you truly KNOW who Jesus is and what it means that Jesus was God incarnate?
The other significant victory that Jesus secured was salvation for those who call upon his name. What makes Jesus’ name so significant that by calling out to him one’s sins are forgiven? Soteriology is the theological study of salvation.
“For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers”
— Hebrews 2:11
Salvation is an impossible act for sinners. You and I, all of us, do not deserve salvation. We have rebelled against God our creator in our thoughts and actions. Our very nature is sin. We inherited it from our ancestor Adam. There is nothing we can do about it.
But, Jesus did do something about it.
Salvation is through Jesus Christ and through him alone.
The book of Hebrews is a wonderful source of knowledge about Christ and Salvation. Jesus is greater than any human being. He is God. Yet he is also like you and me, but not exactly like you and me. Please join us on Sunday mornings and Sunday nights as we learn more about what the bible says about Jesus and salvation.
In HIS Grip
Pastor Bryant Owens