Jesus is the Risen Lord, King of All Creation and Head of the Church
Our Savior is also Our King, Our Lord, and Our Apostle, Pastor, Teacher, and Priest.
The Father’s Son is the risen Lord, Jesus Christ. He is the one and only begotten Son of God as to His divine nature and place in the triune Godhead. The eternal Son took on the form of sinful flesh through incarnation when He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and nine months later born of a young virgin, Mary. He assumed our form with all its vulnerabilities as He lived and grew and learned obedience as Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus is God’s Anointed One; foreseen by the prophets, recognized and announced by John the Baptist, and sealed and empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s Kingdom on earth. He lived as we lived. He was tempted as we are. He resisted the lies we yielded to regarding the goodness of God the Father’s heart toward us. He did all this without sin; yet He was crucified, not for any sins of His own but for our sins. In His vicarious life and death, he paid the wages for our sins completely. After willingly yielding to a death that did not have the authority to take His life, He forever destroyed the intimidating and imprisoning power of death and the grave. This absolute victory was manifest as He, from deep within the grave, set long-held prisoners free, and Himself was resurrected by the power of God. Then, after appearing to hundreds of friends and disciples for more than a month, He was lifted up before their eyes into heaven into a waiting victory chorus of worship that continues today. Right this moment, as both the divine Son of the Father and the risen Son of Man He lives and reigns in the presence of God, His Father, and in the hearts and lives of His people, the Church.