Twenty Eight Days of Unwrapping Christmas – Day Nine, Monday, December 9th , 2013

This Week’s Theme – Jesus Christ, the Suffering Servant of God

 

 This Week’s Verse to Remember – Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

 

Today’s Devotional Reading and Assignment

 

Please Read Philippians 2:5-8

 

What mind are we commanded to have?

 

 

What was Jesus’ position?

 

 

 

What did He do and how did He do it?

 

 

What was the extent of His obedience?

 

Please also read John 13:1-17

 

Quote of the Day – “These statements indicate that Christ became a man, a true human being. The words “made Himself nothing” are, literally, “He emptied Himself.” “Emptied,” from the Greek kenoō, points to the divesting of His self-interests, but not of His deity. “The very nature of a servant” certainly points to His lowly and humble position, His willingness to obey the Father, and serve others. He became a man, a true human being. “Likeness” suggests similarity but difference. Though His humanity was genuine, He was different from all other humans in that He was sinless” – Dr. Robert P. Lightner in the Bible Knowledge Commentary

Twenty-Eight Days of Unwrapping Christmas – Day Eight, Sunday, December 8th , 2013

This Week’s Theme – Jesus Christ, the Suffering Servant of God

 

 This Week’s Verse to Remember – Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

 

Today’s Devotional Reading and Assignment

 

Please Read Psalm 40:6-8 and Hebrews 10:5-10

 

When in the life of Christ is the author referring to?

 

 

 

What is Christ’s attitude at this time?

 

 

Please read the following verses and note the time in Jesus’ life and the attitude

 

Passage                            Attitude                           Time

Luke 2:42&49

 

John 6:38

 

 

Mark 14:36

 

 

Quote of the Day – “Verses 6-8 take on a greater significance when cited in Hebrews 10:5-7 where the writer contrasted Christ’s perfect obedience with the insufficiency of the Mosaic sacrifices. The words are applied to Christ’s Incarnation to fulfill God’s purpose for Him as prescribed in the book.” – Dr. Allen P. Ross in The Bible Knowledge Commentary