Questions for Children (or anyone else)
April 7 2020
Click here for: Trinity VII Children's Worksheet
Draw a picture of Dr. Coover's special discovery being used either on a battlefield or in a workshop.
Luke 1:35 mentions all three Persons of the Trinity, but in a way that emphasizes __________________
The divine (God) nature of Jesus has precedence over his human nature
- The Son was a __________ before he became a man (Jn 1:14).
- The divine Son actively took the human nature to Himself (Heb 2:14).
Why isn't the idea of putting on a costume a good picture of the Son becoming human?
What does the Holy Spirit do to Jesus' human nature at the incarnation so that it is not a sinful nature?
What three unions sum up the Christian faith?
- The Union of __________________
- The _______________ Union
- The Mystical union of ________________ with Christ
Luke 1:26–45 (ESV)
26In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
27to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.
28And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”
29But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be.
30And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
31And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
33and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
34And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”
35And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
36And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
37For nothing will be impossible with God.”
38And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
39In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah,
40and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
41And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
42and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
43And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
45And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
A Little Deeper
I have been reading John Owen's A Discourse Concerning the Holy Spirit, a monumental work,for another project. It's not hard to get weighed down by a 651-page book and I'm only 2/3 done. But this week I came back to his section on the Spirit's work at the incarnation, and it is sheer brilliance, hitting all the right notes. Two excerpt are below which touches on the similarity between the Spirit's work in the incarnation and regeneration and His work in the creation account. Fascinatingly, Owen notes the symbolism of Gen 1:2-3 in a not dissimilar way as we did when we considered that passage.
I have put together chapters 3 and 4 of book 2 here for you: Owen, Holy Spirit, Bk 2 Ch 3-4
Songs for singing and listening to. Use them to reflect on before or after the sermon.