Lesson 3: Jesus Christ
Section 3: Work


III. Work

A. Humiliation

  1. Incarnation

  2. Passion

B. Exaltation

  1. Resurrection

  2. Ascension

  3. Enthronement

  4. Judgment



1. Make sure you have memorized the section of the Apostles' Creed pertaining to the work of Christ.

2. What aspect or aspects of man did Jesus take on himself in the incarnation?

3. Why was it necessary for Jesus to become a man?

4. Why did Jesus qualify legally as a descendant of David?

5. What is the linguistic origin of the word “passion”?

6. What does it mean that Jesus was our “penal substitute”?

7. What was the Old Testament understanding of “Sheol”?

8. What was the New Testament understanding of “Hades”?

9. How does the lesson interpret the phrase in the Apostles’ Creed, “He descended into hell”?

10. The lesson teaches that the resurrection of Christ marks the beginning of a new ________.

11. Make sure you are familiar with the contents of the following Bible passages:

  Hebrews 2:17-18
  Romans 5:18-19
  Galatians 2:20-21
  Luke 16:19-31
  Romans 6:4-5
  Hebrews 9:11-12

12. What is the meaning of the term “session,” in reference to the work of Christ?

13. What does the lesson teach about who is condemned?


1. How does it affect you to reflect on Jesus' humiliation and suffering in your place? For example, does it make you sad? Does it make you want to ask forgiveness? Does it make you want to resist temptation? Does it give you joy? Does it make you realize how much He loves you? Explain.

2. In what ways does it encourage you to know that Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father interceding for you? For example, does it help you pray with greater faith? Does it help you resist temptation? Explain.

3. Do you believe that Jesus literally descended into hell? How do you understand this? Why is it important to you?

4. What is the most important thing you have learned in this whole lesson about Jesus Christ? Explain.

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