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It almost seems strange to have to address the issue of Jesus being our model. But unfortunately, it has been my experience that so many people think of Jesus as Super Human. He may look human on the outside, but like Clark Kent, when He goes into a phone booth He comes out as Super Man. This view of Jesus is heresy and was shot down at the Council of Chalcedon in 451 A.D. as a faulty view of Jesus.

Jesus was not Super Human... he was fully human. And that difference has major implications for us as Christ followers, especially as we think about what it means to “walk as He walked” (I John 2:6) and “do what He did” (John 14:12).

The Scriptures are clear; Jesus was fully God (Col 2:9). He claimed to be God (John 8:58, Phil 2:6) and received worship as God (Matt 28:17). Equally clear was His humanity. He possessed all the qualities of humanness except sin (I Peter 2:22, I John 3:5). He suffered, wept, got tired, hungered, was born and learned. He shared in our humanity and had to be made like us in every way (Hebrews 2:14,17).