Jesus: Son of God and Son of Man
The disciples were having a difficult time accepting the totality of Jesus’ teaching. They like bits of it, but not all of it.
So the inner circle of followers were invited up a mountain with Jesus and there they witnessed a clear revelation from God – Jesus is the Son of God – listen to him.
Yet on their way down to normality they continued to grapple with all that the Hebrew Bible taught about Jesus – he is the glorious Son but also the suffering Son of Man. His divine status and his humble suffering on the cross were united in one person.
Too often in religion people adopt a pick and choose approach. They embrace the ‘good bits’ for themselves but fail to see that Jesus cannot be split into two. He is either as the Bible tells us – Son of Man and Son of God – or he is none of these things.
In this message we think through the implications that Jesus is both Son of God and Son of Man and renew our vision of him in line with the Bible’s message.
David Varney, pastor Foundation Church Belfast