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messianic_psalm

Establish the need: Is this Psalm Messianic? Many Bible scholars seems to think it is not, but what about you?

Purpose: In this session we will see three points concerning this Psalm’s Messianic character so that we would be at awe with God.

  1. Psalm 40 is Messianic because the New Testament uses it that way
  2. Psalm 40 is Messianic because of context of Book 1 of the Psalms
  3. Psalm 40 is Messianic because of details within Psalm 40

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messianic_psalm

Establish the need: Is this Psalm Messianic? Many Bible scholars seems to think it is not, but what about you?

Purpose: In this session we will see three points concerning this Psalm’s Messianic character so that we would be at awe with God.

  1. Psalm 16 is Messianic because the New Testament use that way
  2. Psalm 16 is Messianic because of context of Book 1 of the Psalms
  3. Psalm 16 is Messianic because of details within Psalm 16

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messianic_psalm

Establish the need: Is this Psalm Messianic? Many Bible scholars seems to think it is not, but what about you?

Purpose: In this session we will see three points concerning this Psalm’s Messianic character so that we would be at awe with God.

  1. The New Testament interprets Psalms 2 is Messianic
  2. Psalm 8:5 hints at the Incarnation
  3. Psalm 8:6-8 anticipate the rule of the Messiah

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messianic_psalm

Purpose: In this session we will see three points concerning this Psalm’s Messianic character so that we would be at awe with God.

  1. The relationship of Psalm 3 with Psalms 1-2 indicate it is Messianic
  2. The subscript of Psalm 3 indicate not every son of David is the Messiah
  3. Psalm 3:5 predict the Death and Resurrection of the Messianic Son

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messianic_psalm

Purpose: In this session we will see three points concerning this Psalm’s Messianic character that points to Jesus.

  1. The Details within Psalm 2 Is Messianic
  2. The Torah-Messiah structure in the Psalms suggests Psalm 2 is Messianic
  3. The New Testament interprets Psalms 2 is Messianic

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isaiah_9_6_is_about_jesus

Establish the need:  Have you heard an advertisement about something that sounds so good you have to wonder if it is true?

Purpose:  Today we will see three reasons for why we believe Isaiah 9:6 is a prediction of the Messiah that Jesus fulfilled so that you know your faith is genuine and it would motivate you to follow Him.

  • We believe Isaiah 9:6 is about Jesus because of the context
  • We believe Isaiah 9:6 is about Jesus because the Jews interpretation of it is Messianic
  • We believe Isaiah 9:6 is about Jesus because of historical process of elimination

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david_versus_goliath_is_a_messianic_type

 

Establish the need: We already saw the last two weeks that the beginning and end of 1-2 Samuel has Messianic prophecies stated in poetic forms; but in between the bookends does any of the narrative stories gives us any types pointing towards the Messiah?

Purpose: We will explore how this story is a type pointing to Jesus with two points so that we would be at awe with God and Christ and the Bible as our act of worship.

  • We expect a Messianic typology in 1-2 Samuel because of the parallels between Abraham and David
  • The parallel with David and Jesus

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david_s_final_words_are_messianic

Establish the need: How many of us would right away list 2 Samuel 23:1-7 as Messianic Prophecy when asked to list Messianic passages?

Purpose: We will consider four reasons why we know Jesus existed in history.

  • David is focusing on the Messiah (v.1)
  • Affirmation this is Prophetic (v.2-3a)
  • The Messiah’s Righteousness (v.3b-4)
  • The Basis of the Messiah’s Coming is the Davidic Covenant (v.5)
  • The Messiah’s Judgment (v.6-7)

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the_book_of_ruth_is_messianic

Establish the need: To the untrained eye one can think a small book like Ruth that read like personal romance has nothing to do with the Messiah; but is this the case?

Purpose: We will consider three points of how the book of Ruth has Messianic trajectories.

    • It might have seemed that God had forgotten about His Messianic promises during the book of Ruth
    • The genealogy in Ruth 4 continues the Messianic hope
    • God works through unlikely situations

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hannahs_song_is_messianic

Establish the need: Is there any Messianic prophecy in this song?

Purpose: We will consider reasons why we consider Hannah’s Song in 1 Samuel 2:1-10 is Messianic Prophecy.

    • Hannah’s Song is prophetic
    • Hannah’s Song is Messianic prophecy since she was informed by Old Testament Theology
    • The mention of the Messiah seem to refer to Someone greater than a local King of Israel

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deuteronomy_18_and_the_messiah

Establish the need: Is the Messiah going to be like Moses in any way?

Purpose: We will consider Deuteronomy 18:15-19 as pointing to Christ with the following five points.

  • The focus on an individual prophet like Moses
  • Objection: There’s nothing about this about a future prediction
  • Deuteronomy 18 is not predicting Joshua
  • Deuteronomy 18 is not predicting Muhammad
  • Jesus is like Moses

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balaams_oracles_are_messianic

Establish the need: What are the details of the Messiah in Numbers 24?

Review: Last week we considered five reasons we believe Balaam’s third and fourth discourse found in Numbers 24:5-9 and Numbers 24:14-19 are Messianic prophecies.

  1. Clues from the Pentateuch: a prophetic poem at the end of an era
  2. Clues from themes from the Abrahamic Covenant in Balaam’s narrative
  3. Clues from themes in Genesis 49 in Balaam’s narrative
  4. Clues from the narrator of Balaam’s narrative
  5. Objection: Isn’t Balaam a false prophet?

Purpose: In this session we will consider three details about the Messiah found in Numbers 24:7-9 and refute an objection

  1. The Messianic Seed will be a King of Israel (Numbers 24:7)
  2. The Messianic Seed will be come out of Egypt (Numbers 24:8)
  3. The Messiah will bless those who bless Him and curse those who curse Him (Numbers 24:9)
  4. Objection: Isn’t this about Saul?

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balaams_oracles_are_messianic

Establish the need: Is there Messianic Prophecy in this interesting episode in the book of Numbers?

Purpose: We will consider five reasons we believe Balaam’s third and fourth discourse found in Numbers 24:5-9 and Numbers 24:14-19 are Messianic prophecies.

    • Clues from the Pentateuch: a prophetic poem at the end of an era
    • Clues from themes from the Abrahamic Covenant in Balaam’s narrative
    • Clues from themes in Genesis 49 in Balaam’s narrative
    • Clues from the narrator of Balaam’s narrative
    • Objection: Isn’t Balaam a false prophet?

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genesis_22_is_messianic_typology

Establish the need: Does Genesis 22 point us towards Christ?

Purpose: We will consider how Genesis 22 anticipates the Messiah is Jesus.

  • The threat to the Messianic line teaches us to have faith in God’s promises
  • There are messianic typologies
  • To appreciate how this chapter is a type pointing to Christ

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genesis_49_8_12_is_messianic_prophecy

Establish the need: Did you know that within Genesis 49:8-12 there is a prediction of the coming Messiah?

Purpose: We will consider how Genesis 49:8-12 anticipates the Messiah is Jesus.

  1. Clues from context of Pentateuch
  2. Clues from within Genesis 49:8-12
  3. Clues from the Aramaic Targum
  4. Clues from the Rabbis

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