- Who we are
- What we do
One of the truths about Jesus that is so often confused is what his true nature is really like.
Some people tend to think that Jesus is more ‘God’ than ‘man’, and that he only really appears to be human. Some people tend to think that Jesus is a bit more ‘man’ than ‘God’, and that he only really appears to be divine.
Neither of these views are right: in every way, Jesus was fully God, and fully man.
So, Thomas could rightly address Jesus as, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28), the man who in the same Gospel was described as “The Word became flesh” (John 1:14).
The impact of holding these two truths together means that Jesus, the divine Son of God did not just take on part of of our humanity, but all of it… and he took it all to the cross.
And so, as famous, historical theologian Gregory of Nazianzus rightly noted, “That which he has not assumed he has not healed.”
Praise God that Jesus became truly human in every way so that he could fully save us. Amen!
At last Sunday’s Annual General Meeting I was delighted to announce that David Slocombe has accepted my invitation to join our staff team as Parish Administrator.
David will assist me by helping our church manage our many projects and people, as we seek to be as efficient and wise with the resources with which the Lord has provided us.
We thank God for David’s willingness to provide his time for this role on an honorary (volunteer) basis, and we look forward to seeing how this will help our church manage the growth we have been experiencing under the hand of God.
Please pray for David in this important role, and pray for Lydia, Adam and I as we work together as a staff team to glorify God through the ministry we share with all God’s people in Oak Flats Anglican.