Theme: Jesus the Messiah is not only human, He is also Divine, the One who is to be worshipped and served.
In v. 41, Jesus asks a question. From His question, we see that the Messiah was fully man, and we have a faithful High Priest Who understands what it is like to be human and can sympathize with us. In vv. 42-43, Jesus gives a Biblical text from Psalm 110. In application, we need to acknowledge the Divine Kingship of Jesus. In v. 44, Jesus restates the question. In response, we need to resolve to follow Jesus as the Messiah. For Whom are you living your life?
We look at the amazing prophecy given by Jacob, known as the man Israel, regarding his son Judah and the tribe to come from him which would produce Shiloh (Messiah) and how Jesus is the fulfillment of this prophecy and stands as incredible Evidence For God.
Also Reference: Genesis 49:8
This week we complete our study on Edom (Esau) by looking at Esau and his non-relationship with God (in fact Hebrews says he was "void of God"). Can you imagine a prophet writing of you, "...but (you) I have hated"? Nevertheless, this is what Malachi quoted God, not the prophet, as saying about Esau! Perhaps you always viewed Jacob as the deceiver, but in truth the Bible teaches a much different lesson which we share in this week's installment.
To know About Jesus one must get to know His lineage and the amazing "His-story" as it unfolded throughout the Old Testament era right up to His birth. We discuss the way in which we are given this genealogy and the importance of establishing that Jesus was "the seed of Isaac"...
Also Reference: Romans 8:28, Luke 3:33-34, Philippians 2:9-11
Scripture: Genesis 12:1-9, 15:1-21 Text: Genesis 1-3
Sermon: THE BIBLE'S STORY: Redemption Thru Abraham
I. Abraham Is Called Out
II. Abraham Will Be Protected
III. Abraham's Seed Will Bless All the Earth
Now the Lord had said to Abram:
"Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father's house,
To a land that I will show you.
2 I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." Genesis 12:1-3
This Lord's Day Pastor Randy continues a Reformation Day series on The Basics of Bible History, or THE BIBLE'S STORY, a survey of the major events that shape our understanding of the Scriptures and our place in the the world in which we live! All of history, both within the pages of Scriptures (and without) fits into this unfolding story of Redemption and are on the way to the final conclusion of God's purpose and plan.
This morning we consider the Call of Abram. Of all the individuals introduced in Genesis 1-11, the Gospel promise would be fulfilled through the offspring of Abraham and Sarah. Of all the nations and families on the Earth, Abraham and his descendants God would provide a redeemer. Thousands of years would transpire but God's Word and Promise would not fail. The Seed of the Woman who will CRUSH the Head of the Serpent would one day be born… that of course would be CHRIST the Lord!
We come at last the figure who looms in the center of Hebrews. Melchizedek. He is a mystery, an enigma - but we are given enough clues and hints that we can see through the veil and see that we do indeed know Him, but by another name. This is none other than the eternal Son of God in a pre-incarnate appearance. We see the writer of Hebrews returning to his theme, that the old priesthood has been superseded, but with a slight twist. By referring to Melchizedek we see that the priesthood was superseded before it even began. It was a placeholder, a preparation for the coming of the Son. For this one of the order of Melchizedek is the true priest of God, and the true access to Him.
Tamar, a young, heathen, Canaanite, woman, had more faith Given to her, than all the Christian Patriarchs. She saw by faith, the faint cloud of the Birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day, at Bethlehem, still nearly 2000 years in the future, and she gave 100% of her heart, mind, body, soul, strength, and womb, toward its accomplishment.
We continue our look at Old Testament prophesies about Christs' birth. Today consider the rod (or root) of Jesse that grows out of the stump to become Christ and some of his characteristics described in Isaiah.