13 results for tag: incarnation

He is One of Us, With Us! He Was and Is and Is To Come!

By Greg Albrecht As we continue to endure the dark days of 2020, we are lifted by the absolute, irrevocable truth of Isaiah: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned – Isaiah 9:2 Here are some quotes about the incarnation, the coming of God to us, as one of us, that always amaze me and give me pause.  May these thoughts lift and encourage you, with hope and faith, as together we once again focus on the staggering reality of the God-man, theanthropos, the foundational truth proposition that God has come to be one of us, and still is! The incarnation ...

January 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Mission Possible – pg. 1 Set Free From Sins – pg. 2 Finding Humor Even in Dark Places – pg. 5 Birthday Cards – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

December 2019

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Mary: The Second Eve– pg. 3 Scott Erickson: O Eve!– pg. 7 Greg Albrecht: Wrapping an Idea in a Person – pg. 8 Jim Fowler: The Reason for the Season – pg. 10 Felicia Murrell: Advent Poem – pg. 12 Richard Rohr: Christ in the Face of the Other – pg. 13 Greg Albrecht: Was Christ a Created Being? -pg. 15

November 2019

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Love and Marriage: 50 Years of Lessons – pg. 1 Romans: Whose Righteousness? – pg. 2 Gratitude: One Key to Recovery – pg. 6 In Control – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format [real3dflipbook id="192"]

April 2019

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Bury the Hatchet– pg. 3 Greg Albrecht: The Blood Curse Lie– pg. 7 Brian Zahnd: The Sign that Saves – pg. 9 Wm. Paul Young: The Killing House – pg. 11 Felicia Murrell: No Shadow of Turning – pg. 14 Greg Albrecht: More than a Watchmaker -pg. 15

February 2018

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brian McLaren: The Great Migration – pg. 3 Stephen Backhouse: Soren Kierkegaard: Father of Christianity Without Religion – pg. 6 CWR News, Updates, Coming Soon pg. 10 Cindy Brandt: Inconspicuous Hope – pg. 12 Eden Jersak: The Rose – pg. 13 Greg Albrecht: “God's Plan for Your Life?” -pg. 14

“Breakfast with Brad” – Incarnation means God became human

In this episode of Breakfast with Brad," we are reminded that Incarnation (literally 'enfleshment') means that God became human. Why? To heal humanity and to reveal God's love in Jesus. Far from merely the initiating Christmas event, the Incarnation speaks of God assuming human nature as can be seen throughout the whole course of the life of Christ. Featured breakfast: jam-filled Christmas cookies!   PTM.org's "Breakfast with Brad" - Incarnation means God became human! from Brad Jersak on Vimeo.

When the Incarnation Gets Personal – Michael Frack

The thing about Christmas and the Incarnation that every now and then breaks through my stoic emotional defenses and leaves me blubbering like a child, is that God, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, who sits on the Throne above every Throne, loves not just the human race in general, but loves me, cares enough for me, that he took on my flesh and my frame and came to be like me – that he came to know my suffering, and my darkness, and my pain – and that he came to be rejected as I am rejected. That he came into my mess to make his home in my despair, to live his life in the places where I can only see pain and death. That he came to take the ...

December 2017

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: The KING Who Became a Man – pg. 1 Brad Jersak: The Great Scandal! – pg. 5 Eden Jersak: God With Us – pg. 8 Laura Urista: Good News of Great Joy – pg. 12 Brian Zahnd: Waiting for God to Act – pg. 13 Greg Albrecht: “If God is love, why would he allow a place like hell?” -pg. 15

When Holy Mercy Touches the Dust of Death – Brad Jersak

Luke 7:11-17 (NRSV) Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son at Nain 11 Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. 12 As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. 13 When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” 15 The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16 Fear ...

What ‘Christ Died For Us’ Meant to the Fathers – Brad Jersak

The following summary represents what we find in the classics of early Christian thought as they recalled the 'faith once delivered,' and sought to articulate the meaning of the Incarnation in light of the revelation that Christ was both fully human and fully divine.  For primary readings on this, see for example: Athanasius, On the Incarnation Gregory of Nazianzus, Letters in Critique of Apollonarius Cyril of Alexandria, On the Unity of Christ When the apostles say Christ suffered and died for us, once for all (Rom 6:10; Heb 9:28; 1 Pet 3:18), for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 13:28; Col 2:13) and not ours only, everybody's (1 ...

CWR video – Lucy Peppiatt – “The Incarnation Pt 2”