Topics: Jesus, scripture, prophecy
I. Moses wrote detailed facts about Jesus
- And He said to them, "O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?"Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures (Lk. 24:25?27).
- Born of a woman (Gen. 3:15); descendant of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Gen. 21:12; 28:13-15); from tribe of Judah (Gen. 49:10) called a Prophet (Deut. 18:15, 18) and His bones were not broken (Num. 9:12).
II. Prophets foretold miracles about Jesus
- "But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled" (Acts 3:18; see also John 5:39, 40).
- Born of a virgin as Immanuel (Isa. 7:14); in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2); in line of Jesse (Isa. 11:1); Heir to throne of David (Isa. 9:7; Jer. 23:5); male children killed (Jer. 31:15); called out of Egypt (Hos. 11:1); preceded by Messenger (Isa. 40:3-5; Mal. 3:1); anointed by Holy Spirit (Isa. 61:1); ministry begins in Galilee (Isa. 9:7); preforms miracles (Isa. 35:5-6); enters Jerusalem as King on a donkey (Zech. 9:9); rejected by His own people (Isa. 53:1-3); sold for 30 pieces of silver (Zech. 11:12); silent before His accusers (Isa. 53:7); suffered for man?s sins (Isa. 53:4-6); crucified with sinners (Isa. 53:12); buried in a rich man?s tomb (Isa. 53:9).
III. Psalmists recorded truths about Jesus
- Now He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled." Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures (Luke 24:44, 45).
- Declared the Son of God (Ps. 2:7); spoke in parables (Ps. 78:2-4); He shall be a King (Ps. 2:6); a Priest (Ps. 110:4); and Lord (Ps. 110:1); show zeal for God?s house (Ps. 69:9); He will be a stumbling block (Ps. 118:22); accused by false witnesses (Ps. 35:11); His hands and feet pierced (Ps. 22:16); soldiers gambled for His clothing (Ps. 22:17, 18); forsaken by God (Ps. 22:1); and resurrected from the dead (Ps. 16:10).
IV. Ceremonies find their real meanings in Jesus
- Passover anticipates Jesus' sacrificial death (1 Cor. 5:7).
- Unleavened Bread prefigures Jesus being the Bread of life (John 6:48-51).
- First Fruits foreshadows Jesus' resurrection from the dead (1 Cor. 15:20).
Sermon by Pastor Rod Akins November 7th, 2021