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Servant's Hands Washing

Jesus and Dove at his baptismWhen Jesus asked the disciples who they thought he was Simon Peter answered in Matthew 16.16, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." Christ's close association with the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly Father was also confirmed in Luke 3.22 which said, "and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: 'You are my Son, whom I love, with you I am well pleased.'" Jesus role at the beginning of Creation was discovered in John 1.1 which stated quite clearly, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Saint Thomas one of the Apostles in response to his own initial doubting said to Christ in John 20.28, "My Lord and my God!"

Overseers of Flock

Bible and the WorldChrist in instructing his disciples about their future ministries in Acts 20.28 stated, "Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood." Note that the phrase "be shepherds of the church of God" was also translated in many manuscripts as "be shepherds of the Lord." The words "with his own blood" may be translated as "with the blood of his own Son." Again in Romans 9.5 Saint Paul anguished over Israel and wrote, "Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! " The phrase, "messiah, who is God over all, forever praised!" may be rendered as "messiah, who is over all. God be forever praised!" or even as "messiah, God who is over all be forever praised!" Christ according to Saint Paul was simply God over all.✞

God Become Man

servant's hands washing feetThe Holy Christ was created before the universe began and chose to become a human being. Philippians 2.6-7 collaborates this, "Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage, rather, he made himself nothing, by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness." Note that the phrase, "very nature of God" may be equally rendered as "in the form of God."

Obedient to Death

Christ on the CrossPhilippians 2.8-11 continues "And being found in appearance as a man, he (Jesus) humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." What a glorious ending for the holy Christ!

"Holy Christ"
by Ron Meacock

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