I would love to hear your thoughts on three questions related to the incarnation. I have listed some passages with the questions to help get you started; if you think I others please list them in the comments.

How is the incarnation related to the mission of God and subsequently the mission of the church? Think in terms of both theology and practice.

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”  –John 20:21

How does the incarnation demonstrate the humility of God, not just the humility of Jesus but the humility of the Father, Son, and Spirit?

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  –Philippians 2:5-11

How does the incarnation affect how we understand the glory of God?

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.  –John 1:14

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