"[So] many are the Saviour's achievements that follow from his Incarnation, that to try to number them is like gazing at the open sea and trying to count the waves. ... [Everything] about it is marvellous, and wherever a man turns his gaze he sees the Godhead of the Word, and is smitten with awe" [Athanasius - De Inc. VIII.54]
What a joy-filled time we had last night! Truly, God loves his Word, and the Spirit delighted in making us delight in him. We were studying the doctrine of the Incarnation - this awesome truth that the God of all Creation added to himself a human nature, and dwelled amongst us. If you were to go back, the tiny Christ child wouldn't have glowed. There would have been nothing about his appearance that set him apart. And yet, if were to hold this vulnerable little infant in your arms, he would have in the same moment been holding you - your atoms, your flesh, even your very being.
What an amazing doctrine! (Who says theology has to be dry...?!)
Below you can find a few things:  the Getty song we played last night, Joy Has Dawned;  a full set of notes (with lyrics to the Getty song AND a bunch of extra material, including an appendix looking at how heretical groups deny the truth of John 1:1c), and  the other song we play - Totally God, Totally Man by Sovereign Grace Music.
Fiona led us last night in a wonderful examination of 2 Tim 1:8 - 2:7. We looked at Timothy's calling - to faithfully teach the Word no matter what, to expect and endure suffering, and to be sustained in that suffering by the the grace of God in Christ.
Fiona also read to us a beautiful poem by G.A. Studdert-Kennedy (aka 'Woodbine Willie'), entitled A Sermon In A Hospital - in which the poet (a WW1 chaplain) wonders why God chose to allow his mate Bill to suffer, ultimately finding in Christ not only the example of our sufferings, but in his death we find "the God that sees it through", for me and for you. Even when we're called to endure horrors.
A great session - find notes below.
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