Lecture 9, Jesus as Man:
As members of the Reformed faith, it is easy to slip into a position of arrogance and superiority on account of our rich tradition of learning and study. Sadly, as today’s lesson demonstrates through the example of Cyril and his interaction with Nestorius, the presentation of right theology can cause serious harm when done in a disrespectful manner or with motives intent on personal gain and aggrandizement. Let us always remember the model of our Lord, Jesus. He, more than anyone else, possessed the right to reprimand and rebuke, but He persevered with His people in patience and grace, preferring comfort and kindness to harshness and severity.