Christ and His Work
Video Lecture Series
By Dr. Michael Lynch
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About These Lectures
Exploring the mystery of the Incarnation
Who do you say that Jesus is? Why did God become man? Like Jesus’ disciples, we are required both to assent not only to Jesus’ kingdom, but to the truth of his being. Christology is at the core of the Christian faith, but confusions abound when many Christians try to make sense of the mystery of the incarnation: What does it mean that he has two natures? Does Jesus’ humiliation mean that he actually emptied himself of his divinity?
After establishing a biblical foundation for Christology by examining relevant Old and New Testament passages, Dr. Lynch unpacks the relationship of the divine and human natures of Jesus Christ in the hypostatic union. He then moves on to consider Christ’s humiliation: God’s condescension to receive human flesh, his life on earth, and the passion on the cross. Other lectures examine different models of the atonement, with a particular focus on penal substitutionary atonement and the extent of the atonement. The lectures end with a close look at Jesus’ exaltation at the right hand of the Father, what this means for him and us, and the twofold kingdom of Christ.
These lectures are for anyone who wants to understand, biblically and theologically, what it means that Jesus was both God and man. They will help faithful Christians recognize the many ways that popular Christian language and theology falls short of the glories of sound Christology, and gain the theological tools needed to be able to answer the question, “who do you say I am?” with our intellects as well as our hearts.
VIDEO Series | 20 one-hour Lectures | Lifetime Digital Access | Available June 28, 2023
Introduction to Christology
Old Testament Christology
Jesus as Christ in the New Testament
The Divine Nature of Jesus Christ
The Hypostatic Union
The Human Nature of Christ
Christology and the Divine Decree
The State of Humiliation: Incarnation
The State of Humiliation: Life on Earth
The State of Humiliation: Passion (I)
The State of Humiliation: Passion (II)
Models of the Atonement
Penal Substitutionary Atonement (I)
Penal Substitutionary Atonement (II)
The Extent of the Atonement
The “Descent into Hell”
The State of Exaltation (I)
The State of Exaltation (II)
The Twofold Kingdom of Christ
The Second Coming and Conclusion
About the Lecturer
Dr. Michael Lynch (Ph.D, Calvin Theological Seminary), teaches Ancient Language and Humanities at Delaware Valley Classical School in New Castle, DE and is a Professor of Christian History at Davenant Hall. He is the author of John Davenant’s Hypothetical Universalism: A Defense of Catholic and Reformed Orthodoxy (Oxford University Press, 2021). He and his wife have five children, three girls and two boys.