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The Incarnation of Christ

April 3, 2008

“Incarnation” comes from 2 words which are combined to mean “in” “flesh.”  When we talk about the incarnation of Christ, we mean that God took on humanity in the person of Jesus Christ.  How did that happen?  The simple answer is the Virgin Birth.  But think about how can God become man and still remain God. 

 That is what the subject of the incarnation deals with.  How did God become man?  And Why?

The class notes are now available.

Christology 101 Lesson 10 The Incarnation of Christ 


Classic Book of Christology Still the Best

March 27, 2008

Jesus Christ Our Lord, by Dr. John Walvoord is the classic text on the subject of Christology, and it is still the best.  Dr. Walvoord was President of Dallas Theological Seminary for 40 years and wrote several books which have become the classic texts in their fields.  This book is one I have enjoyed and have referred to constantly through the years.

Kelly Carr

See more below.

Jesus Christ Our Lord Jesus Christ Our Lord
By John Walvoord / Moody PublishersAcknowledging both the size of the task and its importance, Dr. Walvoord has written this systematic presentation of the person and work of Christ. Analyzing the Old Testament, he shows Christ in its history, typology, and prophecy. Then, in the New Testament, he examines the life and work of the incarnate Christ. The doctrines of atonement, redemption, propitiation, and reconciliation are thoroughly and clearly discussed.

Old Testament Types of Christ

March 6, 2008

Several words are used to translate the word “type” in the New Testament.  “Type,” “Shadow,” “Representation,” etc.  Perhaps the word “prototype” gives you a better understanding of what a type is.  If you think of a shadow, it is often a vague outline of something tangible.  Perhaps you have shined a light on the wall in a dark room and played “shadow puppets.”  You can make a shadow that looks like a bunny, or a puppy, etc.  The Old Testament in expectation of the Messiah, used a number of “types” to better describe Christ and His work.  He is compared to Adam, Aaron, Isaac, Joseph, the Passover, the Rock, Manna, and many others. 

So far we have discussed, Adam, Aaron, Isaac, and Joseph.  Since we did not cover nearly all of our material, we will still be on this subject next Sunday, March 9.  We did update the notes and they are ready for download. 

One character we really want to cover next Sunday is Melchizedek.  Look at the notes and read the passages that discuss this little known character of Scripture.  I think you will be amazed as you read what the Bible says about him.  It really gives you an insight into the intricacy of the Scriptures.  God had these things written hundreds and even thousands of years before Messiah came and they weave together perfectly.

Hope to see you Sunday.


Old Testament “Types” of Christ

February 22, 2008

A “Type” is a representation or pre-figureing of something.  We might think of it as a template or even a shadow. 

The Old Testament is full of “Types” of Christ.  These are intentionally placed in the Scripture to describe and identify the Messiah when He came.  Some “types” are people, such as Melchizedek, or Isaac.  Some “types” are things such as Noah’s Ark.  Some “types” are events or ceremonies such as Passover.  Each of them beautifully picture the life and ministry of Jesus Christ hundreds of years before His Incarnation. 

Feel free to download these “updated notes.”

See you Sunday!

Sorry about leaving the “preliminary notes” up.  I am uploading the updated class notes now.

Christology 101 Lesson 9 Old Testament Types of Christ 

Old Testament Prophecies About Jesus Christ

February 15, 2008

Josh McDowell in his classic, Evidence that Demands a Verdict, states that there are more than 300 references to the Messiah in the Old Testament that were fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ.  No other religious figure of any religion can claim anything like this.  What does this say about the person and nature of Jesus Christ. 

In our next class we will examine a few of these references and consider their implications.

Here is a chart taken from the Ryrie Study Bible that lists a few of the Old Testament references and their New Testament fulfillment.

Chart Messianic Prophecy Fulfilled by Jesus Christ 

Christology 101 Lesson 8 Intro

Auditorium Class Notes Available for 2007/1/27

January 22, 2008

Dear Auditorium Class of Wellspring Church,

 This is a rare occasion.  The handouts for next Sunday’s class are already posted.  You may go to the page that is marked as the page where all the class notes are available for download and find “Christology 101  Lesson 7  More Christophanies.”  Feel free to download it and study ahead. 

I don’t plan to make a habit of this in case anyone is wondering.  So enjoy it while you can. 

Also, feel free to invite a friend to take a look at our blog or the class notes and invite them to come this Sunday.  This week’s lesson should be very interesting.  We will be discussing a mass death, a talking donkey (not in the movie Shrek), and Mr. Chicken.  The one unifying factor is a Christophany.

Your fellow pilgrim,

Pastor Kelly

PS  If you look at the Scripture and have some questions ahead of time, please feel free to post them here.  I will try to take a look again before Sunday.

Early Church Councils and Creeds

January 16, 2008

We owe the early church leaders a great debt for their faithful legacy to the truth, in spite of personal comfort or acceptance.  They embodied their beliefs in doctrinal statements called Creeds.  These men were not ivory tower theologians.  They lived in a real world that was hostile to the truth about Jesus Christ.  Most of them had personally suffered persecution or torture for their faith.  It makes these early church statements all the more rich and precious.

Feel free to download the class handout below that describes some of these councils and creeds.

Early Church Councils and Creeds