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1 Review Jesus Christ is the second person of the Triune God. He is fully God and fully human. He was our substitute in living under the Law, that his holiness might be counted as ours. He was our substitute under the curse of the law, that his punishment might clear away our debt to God. Jesus is our Savior through his obedience.. List the steps of Jesus active obedience: First, He lived as our Substitute. God credits his holiness to our account. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 This is called Jesus Active obedience, or what He did himself. Jesus also died_ as our Substitute. 1. God put all our sin on him. 2. He gave his life as a ransom payment for all. He is the atoning sacrifice, not only for our sins but for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2 This is called Jesus passive obedience, or what he allowed to be done to Him. 1

2 Fill in the diagram Our sin His Holiness This is called God s Great Exchange. Define These Words: Atonement to make at one; to make peace Redeem to buy back Justification to declare innocent just-if-i d not sinned Ransom to pay for the release of another the Steps of the Humiliation Conceived Born suffered crucified died buried 2

3 Why did Jesus humble himself? To be like us a human The Bible tells us that Jesus didn t make use of all his heavenly power and glory in order to save us. Jesus Exaltation The First Step: The Descent into _Hell. Jesus descended into hell, not to Not to offer the damned a second chance (Hebrews 9:27). Not to destroy the devil (Colossians 2:13-15). Not to suffer (John 19:30). but to proclaim _His victory! He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross Colossians 2:13-15 The Second Step Jesus Resurrection This proves: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1 Peter 1:3 He is truly _God. And who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection rom the dead: Jesus christ our Lord. Romans 1:4 God accepted his sacrifice as payment for all sins. 3

4 We, too, will be _Rise to life. Because I live, you also will live John 14:19 And if Christ has not been raised our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 1 Corinthians 15:14 Our faith is True This is when Jesus went back to heaven. The 3 rd Step: The Ascension The ascension happened 40 days after the resurrection The ascension proves: He is again present everywhere. I am with you always Matthew 28:20 In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:2 He is preparing a place for us. He will return in the same way that he departed. Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven. Acts 1:

5 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Matthew 28:18 The 4 th Step The Sits (reigns) This is when Jesus sat down at the right hand of God or the place of honor/authority. He again and forever controls everything. He uses his almighty power for the welfare of the church. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, Ephesians 1:22 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead. Acts 17:31 the Steps of Exaltation The 5th Step the Final judgment reigns judges ascended descended rose God exalted Jesus to prove that we are saved. 5

6 Home Work #1 Complete This Worksheet Jesus Humiliation and Exaltation Memory Work: 2 nd Article Explanation: He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver, but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death. Worksheet Match the number of the word to its correct meaning. f 1. Atone a. Performed by taking another's place as a substitute _d 2. Atonement _e 3. Condemn g 4. Ransom b 5. Redeem _c 6. Redemption i_7. Substitute _a 8. Vicarious h 9. Vicarious atonement b., to buy back by paying the price for freedom c. Christ's work of ransoming all people from the slavery of sin and Satan d. The payment made to remove the guilt of sin e. To judge someone guilty of sin and deserving of punishment f. To make a payment to remove the guilt of sin so that God will no longer be angry g. Payment given to free people from captivity h. The sacrifice of Jesus in our place to turn away God's just wrath from us sinners i. One who takes the place of another True/False 01. T The blood of Jesus is holy and precious because it is the blood of God's Son. 02. T No mere man could have paid the price even for his own sins. 03. F Jesus redeemed me only from those sins for which I am sorry. 04. T Jesus' work of atonement made peace between God and man. 05. T We call Jesus' work vicarious because he was our substitute. 06. F Jesus accomplished his work of atonement after he was exalted. 07. T Jesus could not have redeemed us if his life had not been perfect. 08. T God now looks upon Jesus' perfect life instead of our sins. 09. T Jesus' death as the eternal Son of God redeemed us from eternal death. 6

7 10. T Jesus redeemed me so I could live with him forever. Circle the letter of the best answer. 1. Jesus redeemed us means that a. Jesus died for us b. Jesus paid for our sins with his innocent life and death. c. Jesus has all power to hear our prayers. 2. The price which Jesus paid for our redemption a. is his perfect life under God's law and his innocent life and death. b. is the miracles he did while on this earth. c. is the sacrifice he made in coming down from heaven to be man. 3. Jesus redeemed us a. by being our substitute and taking our place under the law. b. by loving all men and leaving us a good example to follow. c. by pointing out the path to heaven by regularly going to the temple. SEARCH THE WORD Answer these questions after reading the passages. 1. How did the people of Jesus' time know he was the "Anointed One"? Luke 4: How many people during the lifetime of the world will hold the office of Christ? Matthew 24:23,24 3. Which office was Jesus fulfilling here? John 19:30 4. Which office was Jesus fulfilling here? Matthew 11: Which office was Jesus fulfilling here? Luke 8:

8 Home Work #2 Complete This Worksheet Jesus Humiliation and Exaltation Memory Work: The whole 2 nd Article and Whole Explanation I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord. He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver, but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death. All this he did that I should be his own, and live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness, just as he has risen from death and lives and rules eternally. This is most certainly true. Matching: Below left are listed the steps of Christ's exaltation. Below right are the assurances with which his exaltation provides us. Match the step of exaltation with the assurance it gives. 01. B descent into hell a. He has power to guide and guard us through life 02. C resurrection b. He won the victory over Satan 03. E ascent into heaven c. We will be raised from the grave 04. A sits at God's right hand d. We'll be righteous since he lived and died for us 05. D will come as judge of all e. He is preparing a place for us True/False 01. F Jesus descended into hell as part of his sufferings for our sins. 02. F Jesus' descent into hell was his last humiliation before his resurrection. 03. T Jesus' resurrection proves that he is the Son of God and our Savior. 04. T Jesus' resurrection proves that all he said and claimed for himself is true. 05. T Jesus' resurrection assures us that we too shall rise on the last day. 06. F Jesus ascended into heaven fifty days after he rose from the dead. 07. F Now that Jesus is in heaven he is no longer true man. 08. F Because Jesus has been taken from our sight he's not with us anymore. 09. T Jesus' sitting at God's right hand is an indication of his power. 8

9 Let's do what a good newspaper reporter would do. Let's check with the eyewitnesses. How many people saw him and where? Read List the appearances of Jesus after he rose from the dead. 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20 and 21. PROJECT Check magazines, newspapers, and other sources to find two or three examples of how people exalt someone special. Try to find pictures which demonstrate all sorts of things people do to exalt government officials, athletes, and others like them. Attach these articles, reports, or pictures to your worksheet 9

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