Portraits of Jesus: Charles Wesley's Christology (Paperback)
Jesus became human so that we might become divine.
Charles Wesley was a portrait painter, but he used words, not oils, as his medium. As the cofounder of Methodism, he was a preacher, poet, and musician. But, above all, Charles Wesley was an artist--a lyricist--and we still sing his hymns today.
Yet in his artistry, Wesley aimed at more than pretty words and easy rhyme. Steeped in his own meditations on scripture and through his use of metaphor, Wesley helps us answer Jesus's timeless question: "Who do you say that I am?" This book looks at ten ways Wesley can help us answer that question, so that our hearts can be strangely warmed with the fire of faith. For Wesley, lyrics were not ends in themselves but a way for us to experience Jesus in our daily living.
Ten Metaphors Wesley Uses to Describe Jesus and His Work
Human and Divine
Great High Priest
Lamb of God
Physician of Souls
Font of Our Salvation
Lion of Judah
Friend and Lover