Sound doctrine is vital for the health of the local church. This summer, we’re recommending that members read a book called The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ, written by theologian Bruce Ware.
The book is very readable, and not very long at all — only about 150 pages — but it is overflowing with soul-nourishing truth about who Jesus is. In the course of digging into the doctrine of the humanity of Christ (who is fully God and fully human), we will dig into a number of very important topics:
- What does it mean to be led by the Spirit?
- Was Jesus really tempted to sin — and what does that mean for us when we are tempted to sin?
- Does it matter that Jesus was male?
- Do we absolutely need a fully human savior, or is that just an interesting fact?
- Who is Jesus Christ today, and why do we worship him?
Everyone is welcome to grab a copy of that book and read it for your joy in the Lord, and for the deepening of your faith. It’s easily purchased online, or downloaded on Kindle readers.
We’re also inviting people (high school age up) to gather at 8:30am on the 4 Sundays in August to talk about some of the topics the book covers. Next Sunday, Josh Fenska will lead the Summer Theology Group in discussing topics from chapter 1, “Taking on Human Nature.”
If you would like to participate, please sign up by Wednesday (Aug. 3) by emailing the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will email a few final details to those who register by Thursday.