What did it mean for the Word to dwell with man?

In "Word Focus" Glenn McClure writes:

The word dwelt is literally translated “tabernacled.” It is from the word “tent.” “To dwell in a tent with one” means the same as to be in his family, so when John said He tabernacled with them, he meant that Christ was with them as a friend and as one of the family, so that they had complete opportunity of becoming familiarly acquainted with Him and could not be mistaken in supposing that He was really a man.

Source: Studies in Romans: Adult Teacher's Insights, page 22.

2016-12-21T09:00:00+00:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: Lesson Highlights|Tags: |0 Comments

When God Stepped Down (Christmas)

Lesson 4 - December 25, 2016
Focus Text: John 1:1-18
Central Truth: Christ, the Living Word, was the greatest revelation of God to man.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to explain in practical terms the importance and necessity of the Incarnation.
Lesson Outline:

  1. The Eternal Christ (John 1:1-8)
  2. The Incarnate Christ (John 1:9-14)
  3. The Mission of Christ (John 1:15-18)

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2016-12-19T09:00:00+00:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: Weekly Lesson Summaries|Tags: |0 Comments

Do you understand who Jesus truly is?

"After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself." (John 21:1)
In "Word Focus", William Sillings writes:

The word showed (ephanerosen — aorist) in verse 1 means “to make manifest, to make visible.” ... The verb means simply that Jesus appeared to the disciples in bodily form. It seems certain that no theological concept is actually implied. Nevertheless, it may be inferred from the events in this passage that not only did Jesus want to give them assurance of His bodily presence, but more than that, He wanted to help the disciples finally grasp who He really was — the divine Son of God, not just their teacher, not just their rabbi, not just an itinerant preacher, not merely a good leader. He was indeed God in the flesh.

Discussion: What are some similar misconceptions have about Jesus today?
Discussion: What does it mean for Jesus to be God in the flesh?
Source: Miracles of Jesus: Adult Teacher's Insights, page 40.

2016-01-14T08:00:34+00:00January 14th, 2016|Categories: Lesson Highlights|Tags: , |0 Comments

Lesson 3: The Savior Born (Christmas)

Lesson 3: December 20, 2015
Focus Text: Luke 2:1-17
Central Truth: The greatest miracle the world has ever seen was that God loved us enough to take on human form.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to state why the Incarnation was such a great miracle.
Lesson Outline:

  1. The Miraculous Birth (Luke 2:1-7)
  2. The Angelic Announcement (Luke 2:8-14)
  3. The Shepherd's Response (Luke 2:15-20)
2015-12-14T09:00:24+00:00December 14th, 2015|Categories: Weekly Lesson Summaries|Tags: , , |0 Comments


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