Jesus Is One of Us

Jesus Is One of Us

by Ron Simkins
Jesus Is One of Us

Jesus Is One of Us

by Ron Simkins


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The relationship between God and Jesus is the means and the model for God's renewal of humanity. Jesus is the ""firstborn"" of God's future human society, but he will not be the last. God's purpose is to have a family made up of the completed and glorified humans we were always meant to become. What an exciting future God is planning for us! Human potential in the hands of God exceeds our wildest imagination. Although Jesus's roles and titles are often seen as separating him from the rest of us humans, they actually embed him deeply in our humanity. Jesus was, is, and always will be one of us. Becoming completed humans like Jesus is a road we are called to travel, as we learn to increasingly depend upon God's promise to provide the gifts of forgiveness and empowerment. Let's take the journey together with our brother who is ""the Son of God"" and ""the Son of Man (Humanity).""

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781725263116
Publisher: Resource Publications
Publication date: 08/13/2021
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Ron Simkins, author of Truth, Tears, Turning, and Trusting, pastored for five decades in a multicultural, top-tier university community. After a year of engineering study at the University of Tennessee, he went on to earn his BA from Johnson Bible College. He earned his MA in New Testament Language and Literature and his MDiv in Semitic languages and literature from Lincoln Christian Seminary. He pursued further graduate work, in philosophy, at the University of Illinois.

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“Ron Simkins bares his soul as he explores the full and true humanity of Jesus through reasonable arguments, biblical exposition, and practical application. God was and is ‘the God and Father of our Lord Jesus the Messiah.’ Jesus was and is God’s first-completed and glorified human, the firstborn of many brothers and sisters who make up God’s forever human family. This is ‘exciting, humbling, liberating, and challenging at many levels,’ according to Simkins. Your understanding of Jesus and his God may be changed by reading this book!”

—Walter D. Zorn, Professor emeritus, Lincoln Christian University

“This is a powerful book about our fundamental nature as humans created in the image of God. Simkins combines thoughtful reflections with thorough biblical analysis in an effort to reframe what makes us human, especially in light of Jesus’s life, death, resurrection, and ascension. Readers will find innumerable insights, candid but kind critiques, and inspiring examples that will help bring about further growth and transformation into all that God calls us to be. I am grateful for this contribution!”

—Adey Wassink, Senior Pastor, Sanctuary Community Church

“Jesus is risen, ascended, and coroneted, yet one of us. He is intimately accessible in ways few have considered. From his dwelling in that parallel universe Jesus called the kingdom of God, Simkins draws the curtain back, and distance dissolves as Messiah sits at our table and reveals himself as he did to those two Emmaus pilgrims. With laser precision Simkin’s focus is how Jesus’s humanity elevates ours. Jesus is Lord and our kin.”

—Thomas G. Ewald, retired Seminary Professor, Lincoln Christian University

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