On episode 126 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss when God comes to dwell with his people through His son, Jesus. After 400 long years of silence and waiting, we pick up in the Gospels with the arrival of the Messiah. Born of a virgin, in the most humble way. Everything the Old Testament was building towards is finally here. As a tiny baby God enters into his creation to dwell with his people again. He comes to seek and save the lost and to redeem His people. He does this by living a perfect life, dying in our place, paying the debt of our sins so that we can be reconciled back to our holy and righteous Creator. This is the pinnacle of the story, because remember, this is God’s redemptive story and this is how God redeems us.
“Jesus has two complete natures: one fully human and one fully divine. What the doctrine of the hypostatic union teaches is that these two natures are united in one person in the God-man. Jesus is not two persons. He is one person. The hypostatic union is the joining of the divine and the human in the one person of Jesus.” -David Matthis
“The two natures of christ are so united as to be without mixture, confusion, separation, or division, each nature retaining its own attributes.” -R.C. Sproul
“What God in Christ has done through the cross is to rescue us, disclose himself, and overcome evil.” -John Stott
“it is at the cross that God delivers the deathblow to human sin and rebellion and accomplishes the salvation of the world.” -The Drama of Scripture
*The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*