First UMC
Downtown Worship, June 13, 2021
I Believe in Jesus - The Great Both/And
Locations & Times
  • First United Methodist Church of Lexington - Downtown
    200 W High St, Lexington, KY 40507, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Everything depends upon this doctrine. [Martin Luther]
The highest vantage point from which to understand everything else. [Karl Barth]
The Apostles Creed says, “he was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.”
Jesus is fully divine and fully human.
The Word became flesh and moved into the neighborhood.
[John 1:14 - Message translation]
Because Jesus is fully divine - the suffering under Pontius Pilate, being crucified, dead and buried takes on significance. This isn’t someone being taken out by his enemies but rather someone who has given himself up to them. [Ephesians 2]
Because Jesus is fully human - that he arose from the dead, ascended into heaven signals that he was the “firstborn of a large family” says Romans 8:29.
Jesus is Lord and Savior
Today’s society wants the kingdom without the king. They want what Jesus can do for them without forming life around Jesus’ example and teaching.
[Mark Sayers from Disappearing Church]

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