Hymn of Christ, Part 1

Hymn of Christ, Part 1

“To be a Christian is to believe in the impossible. Jesus was God. Jesus was


Madeline L’Engle

“You should point to the whole man, Jesus Christ, and say ‘That is God.’ The man,

Jesus Christ, is God.”

Martin Luther
  • Philippians 2:5-6
  • John 8:56-59
  • Philippians 2:7

“Lying at your feet is your dog. Imagine, for the moment, that your dog and every
dog is in deep distress. Some of us love dogs very much. If it would help all the
dogs in the world to become like men, would you be willing to become a dog?
Would you put down your human nature, leave your loved ones, your job,
hobbies, your art and literature and music, and choose instead of the intimate
communion with your beloved, the poor substitute of looking into the beloved’s
face and wagging your tail, unable to smile or speak? Christ by becoming man
limited the thing which to Him was the most precious thing in the world; his
unhampered, unhindered communion with the Father.”

C.S. Lewis
  • Philippians 2:8
  • John 13:12

“It is difficult for us, after so many Christian centuries during which the cross has
been venerated as a sacred symbol, to realize the unspeakable horror and disgust
that the mention or indeed the very thought of the cross provoked.  By the Jewish law anyone who was crucified died under the curse of God.  In polite Roman society the word “cross” was an obscenity, not to be uttered in conversation. Even when a man was being sentenced to death by crucifixion, an archaic formula was used that avoided the pronouncing of this four-letter word – as it was in Latin (crux).  This utterly vile form of punishment was that which Jesus endured, and by enduring it he turned that shameful instrument of torture into the object of his followers’ proudest boast.”  

F.F. Bruce
  1. Matter Matters
  2. Jesus Understands (Hebrews 4:14-15, 16)