Sunday School Today: Christ’s Uniqueness

One of the foundational truths of the Christian faith is that Jesus Christ is truly God and that He came into the world as a man through the miracle of a virgin birth. The uniqueness of His virgin birth was the exception to everyone else’s birth through the Adamic or sin nature (Romans 5:12). As a man, Christ was absolutely without sin (John 8:46; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15). His sinless life and His bodily resurrection from the dead confirm these truths.

The cross is the fundamental truth of the revealed Word of God. By the cross we refer to not the object itself, but the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made. From the Tabernacle in the wilderness throughout the Old Testament, the Word of God is filled with symbols of Christ and His crucifixion. He is the Passover Lamb of Exodus 12 and the Brazen Serpent of Numbers 21 and John 3:14-15. He is the Shepherd of Psalm 23 and the Smitten Shepherd of Zechariah 13:6-7. He is the Suffering Savior of Isaiah 53 and the King of Glory of Psalm 24:9-10.


About melvingaines

I am a communications professional, author and speaker with years of experience as a business owner and corporate supervisor. My philosophy is “excellence in leadership-by-example with integrity and without compromise.” I am a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH). I have also held memberships with the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am Church Administrator and Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron, Ohio. I have taught adult Sunday school for over 25 years and facilitated numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. Every now and then, I fill in for the pastor with a sermon. I am a longtime advocate of Christian-based elementary and high school education. I am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business and Organizational Communication, and recently earned a Master’s degree in Christian Studies at Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. I am also a member of the Chaplains Association of Ohio, and involved in Clinical Pastoral studies for possible full or part-time chaplaincy. I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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