Thursday, 21 November 2019

Discipleship Curricula

Making disciples is the system followed by Christ from the beginning of his ministry with the twelve disciples, and again, later, with the seventy apostles. The practice of discipleship is not one of the various ways that we can choose to use, it is the only way, and the solution for preparing every new generation of believers for ministry and leadership, to influence the lives of others—because Jesus Christ himself used discipleship. This curriculum aims to help new believers grow in their spiritual life.

6 - The Incarnation

“Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh.”
(1 Timothy 3:16)

No child has been born throughout human history without a physical relationship between a man and a woman. The greatest and the most unique sign happened when Jesus Christ was born of a virgin who was not touched by a man. The Bible says, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). The birth of Christ took place during a specific time through the Holy Spirit when he was conceived in Mary. This is the only birth that happened in the history of mankind in this way.

Christ was the Word of God that became flesh. The Bible says, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14). The Bible reveals and explains Christ’s eternity and divinity. It says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). This revelation also highlights His ability and work, saying, “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind” (John 1:3, 4). We benefit by attending to the great mystery that happened when the second Divine Person became flesh. One mystery is that the incarnation fulfills the role of mediation. Christ was the mediator of the new covenant between God and all peoples of the earth, in all generations. God revealed his nature, glory, commandments, thought, and will, so that we can live a better life. The Apostle Paul says, “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5). The divine and human natures were united in Jesus Christ, who became flesh. Jesus Christ became the only mediator between God and men by his incarnation.

God revealed his deep and genuine love to people in the incarnation without any reason in them or from them. The only reason was that “God is love” (1 John 4:8). This is the whole essence of Christianity. The incarnation reflected the certainty of companionship. God meant to tell us that the incarnation of his only begotten son is a new beginning for us to know and experience that God is with us.

There are many proofs regarding the divinity of Christ, such as the conditions and events of his birth, his great moral and spiritual life, his power over everything, his complete knowledge, his ability to change hearts, his acceptance of worship, and his resurrection. All of these things prove that Jesus Christ is the holy God who became flesh and who loved us and did all this for our sake.

    • Biblical Concepts

    • Contemprary Issues

    • Counseling

    • Discipleship Curricula

    • Children's Curricula

    • Poetry