MESSIAH

SUFFERING SERVANT


Who did not count being like God something to be seized,  but instead, poured himself out, taking the form of a slave… he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death.”



The Name of Jesus – (Jesus is the Greater Joshua, the promised Messiah who saves his people from their sin)

The Servant of Yahweh – (Unlike Adam, the “Servant of Yahweh” did not grasp at the “likeness of God,” but chose obedience instead)

Jesus and the Centurion – (Only in his sacrificial death can the identity of Jesus and the nature of his messiahship be understood – Mark 15:29-39)

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Lion or Lamb? Preaching Another Jesus – (Revelation 5:5-6Is Jesus about to transform from the sacrificial lamb into a roaring lion?)

The Son of God in Mark – (Mark 15:37 – Only the Roman centurion in charge of the execution squad recognized the identity of Jesus)

His Suffering and Death – (Mark 8:31 – Jesus explained to his disciples just what it meant to be the Messiah of Israel)

The Power and Wisdom of God – (God’s Power and Wisdom are revealed in Christ Crucified, not in mighty signs and wonders – 1 Corinthians 1:18-24)

Why do the Nations Rage? – (Psalm 2:1-9 – The New Testament applies the plans of the rulers of the nations to destroy the Son, Jesus Christ)

Jesus versus the Political Machine – (Matthew 4:8-9 – Jesus refused political power when offered it by Satan. Should his disciples presume to embrace what he refused?)



THE SON OF GOD


When the centurion saw that he so gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.”


Who is this Man? – (No one recognized who Jesus was except the demons cast out by him – Mark 4:41)

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The Son Surpasses Angels – (The Son’s Word is vastly superior to the old revelation given through angels)

Priest Forever – (Jesus is the “priest forever after the order of Melchizedek” who inaugurated the New Covenant)

His Humanity and Priesthood – (His priesthood of Jesus is trustworthy because he was a genuine human who died a human death)

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The Son Surpasses Moses – (Hebrews 3:1-6 – God’s Word spoken in His Son is superior to the word given through Moses at Sinai)

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Jesus is the Light of the World – (Jesus is the true “light of the world” and not any nation or political ideology)



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