The Hypostatic Union or the One Christmas Gift Everyone in the World Needs

What does Hypostatic Union mean and why do I and all the people of the world need this reality in their lives??

Luke 1:26-38
Hebrews 2:14-18,4:14-16
John 1:1,1:14,6:62
Philippians 2:5-6,3:9
Acts 2:22,20:28
Romans 9:5,3:21-22
Galatians 4:4-5

The Son of God, the second person in the Holy Trinity, being very and eternal God, the brightness of the Father's glory, of one substance and equal with him who made the world, who upholdeth and governeth all things he hath made, did, when the fullness of time was come, take upon him man's nature, with all the essential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without sin; being conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary, the Holy Spirit coming down upon her: and the power of the Most High overshadowing her; and so was made of a woman of the tribe of Judah, of the seed of Abraham and David according to the scriptures; so that two whole, perfect, and distinct natures were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion; which person is very God and very man, yet one Christ, the only mediator between God and man. The Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 (emphasis added)

Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:

  • What is the hypostatic union?

  • How are the two natures of Christ illustrated by the relationship of body to soul?

  • Why was it necessary for Jesus to take on humanity: in terms of forgiveness of sins, the gift of righteousness, His role as great high priest?

  • Why could a mere man not do all of this?

  • Why do you need this gift?