20 December 2016

The King is Born

Theme: The birth of Jesus

Know: Jesus is the long awaited Messiah and King.
Think: Confidence that Christ is who He claims to be guides my thinking.
Do: Acknowledge and obey Christ as the King of my life.

Scripture: Matthew 1:1-25

Notes and questions:
B1 Read:
  • 16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore [fn]and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • 21 "Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection." 23 And they proposed two: Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, "You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen 25 to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place." 26 And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles. (Acts 1:21-26)
  • What was one of the purposes for the Apostles’ preaching and teaching?
  • The Gospels were written to remember and spread the life, teachings, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus.
B2 The genealogy traces Messiah through King David and Abraham. Why special mention of these two men? Compare Genesis 22:18, Psalm 110:1, and Romans 1:3.
B3 Messiah is the deliverer, savior,
B4 How do we know that Jesus is the Messiah? Consider:

Old Testament Scriptures That Describe The Coming Messiah

The Messiah will be the offspring (descendant) of the woman (Eve) Genesis 3:15 Galatians 4:4
The Messiah will be a descendant of Abraham, through whom everyone on earth will be blessed Genesis 12:3, Genesis 18:18, Acts 3:25-26,  Matthew 1:1
The Messiah will be a descendant of Judah Genesis 49:10 Matthew 1:1-2, Luke 3:23-33
The Messiah will be a prophet like Moses Deuteronomy 18:15-19 Acts 3:22-23
The Messiah will be the Son of God Psalm 2:7 Matthew 3:17,  Mark 1:11,  Luke 3:22
The Messiah will be raised from the dead Psalm 16:10-11 Matthew 28:5-9, Mark 16:6, Luke 24:4-7, John 20:11-16, Acts 1:3, Acts 2:32
The Messiah crucifixion experience Psalm 22 (contains 11 separate prophecies—not all listed here) Matthew 27:34-50, John 19:17-30
The Messiah will be sneered at and mocked Psalm 22:7-8 Luke 23:11, Luke 23:35-39
The Messiah will be pierced through hands and feet Psalm 22:17 (note, a number of translations render this differently; this is a difference between Septuagint and Masoretic translations) Luke 23:33, Luke 24:36-39,  John 19:18, John 20:19-20, John 20:24-27
The Messiah’s bones will not be broken Psalm 34:21 John 19:31-33, John 19:36
Men Will Gamble for the Messiah’s clothing Psalm 22:19 Matthew 27:35, Mark 15:24, Luke 23:34, John 19:23-24
The Messiah will accused by false witnesses Psalm 35:11 Matthew 26:59-60, Mark 14:56-57
The Messiah will be hated without a cause Psalm 35:19, Psalm 69:5 John 15:23-25
The Messiah will be betrayed by a friend Psalm 41:10 John 13:18-21
The Messiah will ascend to heaven (at the right hand of God) Psalm 68:18-19 Luke 24:51,  Acts 1:9, Acts 2:32-35, Acts 5:31-32, Acts 7:55-56, Romans 8:34, Ephesians 1:20-21, Colossians 3:1, Hebrews 1:3, Hebrews 8:1, Hebrews 10:12, Acts 12:2, I Peter 3:22 and elsewhere
The Messiah will be given vinegar and gall to drink Psalm 69:22 Matthew 27:34, John 19:29-30
Great kings will pay homage and tribute to the Messiah Psalm 72:10-11 Matthew 2:1-11
The Messiah is a “stone the builders rejected” who will become the “head cornerstone” Psalm 118:22, Isaiah 28:16 Matthew 21:42-43, Acts 4:11, Ephesians 2:20, I Peter 2:6-8
The Messiah will be a descendant of David Psalm 132:11, Jeremiah 23:5-6, Jeremiah 33:15-16 Luke 1:32-33
The Messiah will be a born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-35
The Messiah will make the blind see, the deaf hear, etc.Isaiah 35:5-6
Many places. Also see Matthew 11:3-6, John 11:47
The Messiah will be beaten, mocked, and spat upon Isaiah 50:6 Matthew 26:67, Matthew 27:26-31
The “Gospel according to Isaiah” Isaiah 52:13-53:12
The whole of the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and JohnPeople will hear and not believe the “arm of the LORD” (Messiah) Isaiah 53:1 John 12:37-38
The Messiah will be rejected Isaiah 53:3 Matthew 27:20-25, Mark 15:8-14, Luke 23:18-23, John 19:14-15
The Messiah will be killed Isaiah 53:5-9 Matthew 27:50, Mark 15:37-39, Luke 23:46, John 19:30
The Messiah will be silent in front of his accusers Isaiah 53:7, Matthew 26:62-63, Matthew 27:12-14
The Messiah will be buried with the rich Isaiah 53:12 Matthew 27:59-60,  Mark 15:46,  Luke 23:52-53, John 19:38-42
The Messiah will be crucified with criminals Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27:38, Mark 15:27, Luke 23:32-33
The Messiah is part of the new and everlasting covenant Isaiah 55:3-4, Jeremiah 31:31-34 Matthew 26:28, Mark 14:24, Luke 22:20, Hebrews 8:6-13
The Messiah will be our intercessor (intervene for us and plead on our behalf) Isaiah 59:16 Hebrews 9:15
The Messiah has two missions Isaiah 61:1-3 (first mission ends at “. . . a year of favor from the LORD”)
  1. First mission: Luke 4:16-21;
  2. Second mission: to be fulfilled at the end of the world
The Messiah will come at a specific time Daniel 9:25-26 Galatians 4:4, Ephesians 1:10
The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem Micah 5:1 Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:4-7
The Messiah will enter Jerusalem riding a donkey Zechariah 9:9 Matthew 21:1-11
The Messiah will be sold for 30 pieces of silver Zechariah 11:12-13 Matthew 26:15 with Matthew 27:3-10
The Messiah will forsaken by His disciples Zechariah 13:7 Matthew 26:31-56
The Messiah will enter the Temple with authority Malachi 3:1-3 Matthew 21:12, Luke 19:45
Source: http://www.catholicbasictraining.com/apologetics/coursetexts/1o.htm This is a Roman Catholic site, so some of the Roman Catholic statements, I cannot agree with because of the Scriptures.

B5 Jesus is the Messiah, but He needs to be each person’s Messiah. See http://www.needgod.com
B7 In Matthew 1:19 Joseph and Mary are betrothed, but in Matthew 1:20 Joseph is called her husband. How do we understand this? Joseph and Mary were married—officially, but they had not come together physically. See here: https://www.gotquestions.org/Joseph-and-Mary.html  and here: http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/477321/jewish/Kiddushin-Betrothal.htm
B8 Does God have a son? Consider Hebrews 1:5, Psalm 2:7, and Psalm 2:12
B9 Isaiah 7:14, Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. This is a true virgin, for the strict medical is used in To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.  Luke 1:27 and Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.  Matthew 1:23
B10 Next time:
  • Written in stone
  • Theme: Rules to live by
  • Scriptures: Exodus 20:1-21

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