Jesus

{MESSIAH OF ISRAEL}

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  1. His Name is Jesus! - {PDF Copy} - (The name ‘Jesus’ means ‘Yahweh saves.’ In the Nazarene, the salvation promised to Israel has arrived in all its glory)
  2. Anointed by the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the anointed Son of God whose earthly life and ministry were characterized by the empowering presence and anointing of the Spirit)
  3. Jesus is the One - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the One in whom God unlocks the Hebrew Scriptures, reveals His nature and mysteries, and implements His redemptive plan for humanity)
  4. Rend the Heavens! - {PDF Copy} - (The Spirit of God and the voice from heaven confirmed the calling and identity of Jesus – Son, Messiah, and Servant of the LORD)
  5. Calvary - {PDF Copy} - (The Son of Man is comprehended in his sufferings and self-sacrificial death for others, especially for his enemies)
  6. Light and Life - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the only true light in the world, one that shines all the brighter in the darkness, and it reveals life for the world)
  7. The Life-Giving Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus dispenses the Life-Giving Spirit without which there is no enduring life. His words are spirit, and they are life)
  8. Spirit and Life - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Word made flesh, the same word by which God created all things, and his words are Spirit and Life)
  9. Servant and King - {PDF Copy} - (At his baptism in the Jordan, the voice from heaven identified Jesus as the Son of God and the Servant of Yahweh)
  10. The Unexpected Messiah - {PDF Copy} - (The Son of Man is revealed and comprehended in his sufferings and self-sacrificial death for others, including his enemies)
  11. Underestimating Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (In the Book of Revelation, the kings and nations of the Earth are found in New Jerusalem because of the redeeming work of the Lamb)
  12. His Mysteries Revealed - (God’s previously hidden mysteries are now revealed in Jesus of Nazareth, and especially so in his death and resurrection) - {PDF Copy}
  13. The Glory of God - {PDF Copy} - (Ever since the Word became flesh, the Divine Glory has been manifested in Jesus of Nazareth and all who follow him behold it – John 1:14)
  14. The Living Word - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Word made flesh in whom the glory of God is revealed, the same word by which God created all things)
  15. The House of God - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the true and only way of access to the Father, the Greater Bethel, and the house of God – John 1:47-50)
  16. True and Greater Temple - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Greater and Final Temple foreshadowed by the ancient Tabernacle and the later Temple building in Jerusalem)
  17. The Word Made Flesh - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Logos made flesh, the true Tabernacle where the Glory of God is revealed and the One who reveals Grace and Truth – John 1:14)
  18. The Lamb of Israel - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the slain Lamb, the true Messiah of Israel sent by God to redeem humanity and Shepherd the Nations)
  19. Who is this Man? - {PDF Copy} - (No one recognized who Jesus was except the demons cast out by him. Only in his sacrificial death can his identity be understood)
  20. That Son of Man - {PDF Copy} - (The one like a Son of Man in Daniel is the source of Christ’s self-designation as the Son of Man and his authority)
  21. The Suffering Servant - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples are summoned to adopt the same mind that Jesus had when he poured out his life unto death for the sake of others – Philippians 2:5-11)
  22. Power and Wisdom - {PDF Copy} - (The power and wisdom of God are revealed in the proclamation of the Messiah who was crucified on a Roman cross)
  23. The Incommunicable Name - {PDF Copy} -  (The article by Joseph B. Rotherham about the meaning and significance of the name 'Yahweh')
  24. Heir of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the true Son of Abraham, the heir of the promises, the Anointed King who fulfills and implements the inheritance for his people)
  25. The Son of David - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the son of David and heir to the Messianic Throne, the beloved Son of God, and the Suffering Servant of Yahweh)
  26. Grace and Truth - {PDF Copy} - (The fullness, grace, and truth of God are found only in the Word made Flesh, namely, Jesus of Nazareth – John 1:14-18)
  27. Man of the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Messiah, the anointed Son of God. From the start, his life was characterized by the empowering presence of the Spirit)
  28. God has Spoken! - {PDF Copy} - (God has spoken His definitive word in His Son. All previous words given by the prophets were preparatory, promissory, and partial)
  29. Purification of Sins - {PDF Copy} - (Having achieved the purification of sins, Jesus sat down at the right hand of God where he now intercedes for his people as their High Priest)
  30. One Sacrifice - One New Priest - {PDF Copy} - (With his one-time sacrifice, the Levitical priesthood ceased, and God appointed Jesus as the new High Priest after the order of Melchizedek)
  31. His Priestly Qualifications - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus qualified to become our high priest by participating fully in human suffering, weakness, and death)
  32. Merciful and Faithful Priest - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is well-equipped to be our faithful and sympathetic high priest, having participated fully in humanity’s plight)
  33. Our Sympathetic High Priest - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus qualified as our high priest by participating fully in human sufferings, mortality, and especially by his death)
  34. His Endless Priesthood - {PDF Copy} - (The inability of the Levitical system to cleanse sins necessitated the new priesthood inaugurated by the death and resurrection of Jesus)
  35. Then He Sat Down - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Son whom God appointed as our merciful and faithful High Priest after his suffering, death, and resurrection)
  36. His Surpassing Greatness - {PDF Copy} - (Through a series of comparisons, Hebrews presents the supremacy of the Son over all his predecessors)
  37. Sanctuary and Priest - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Greater Sanctuary foreshadowed by the ancient Tabernacle and the High Priest forever who serves in it)
  38. The Son Surpasses Moses - {PDF Copy} - (The word of the Son is superior even to the word of Moses, the servant and Great Lawgiver in the house of Yahweh)
  39. Priest Forever - {PDF Copy} - (The priesthood of Jesus is superior because it rests on the endless resurrected life of Jesus, the priest forever after the order of Melchizedek)
  40. Servant or Caesar? - {PDF Copy} - (Satan offered Jesus unlimited political power to achieve his messianic mission if only he acknowledged the Devil as his overlord)
  41. Proclaiming Another Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Is Jesus still the Messiah who died on Calvary to save the world, or has he become a roaring Lion hellbent on taking vengeance on his enemies?)
  42. His Authority - {PDF Copy} - (He is the Son of Man foreseen by Daniel, the Messiah who has absolute authority from Yahweh over the Earth)
  43. Abraham's Seed - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised Seed of Abraham, the heir of the covenant promises, and receipt of the inheritance is based on faith in Him)
  44. Dawning of a New Creation - {PDF Copy} - (The Book of Revelation looks forward to the reign of Jesus in the New Creation, a reality inaugurated by his Death and Resurrection)
  45. Revealing the Unseen God - {PDF Copy} - (The fullness, grace, and truth of God are found only in the Word made Flesh, Jesus, who alone has seen the unseen God – John 1:14-18)
  46. Yea and Amen in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The promises of the Hebrew Bible are fulfilled in the Son of God and Messiah of Israel, Jesus of Nazareth, period)
  47. Revealing God - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus, the Word become flesh, is the interpretive key that opens the Hebrew Scriptures and Bible prophecy)
  48. The Priestly Son of Man - (The first vision presents the image of Jesus as one like a Son of Man, a priestly figure who walks among the Assemblies of Asia – Revelation 1:9-20) - {PDF Copy}

{KING}
  1. Starting from the Cross - (Jesus is the Messiah whose reign began on the Cross, and who fulfilled his mission as the Servant of the LORD) - {PDF Copy}
  2. King of kings - (The Faithful Witness, Jesus Christ, reigns supreme over the Kings of the Earth, and even over his enemies, Death, and Hades) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Jesus Reigns - {PDF Copy} - (The present reign of Jesus began with his exaltation to the messianic Throne following his death and resurrection – Psalms 110:1)
  4. The Shepherd of the Nations - (Jesus is the promised King from the line of David who is shepherding the nations to redemption and residency in New Jerusalem – Revelation 12:5) - {PDF Copy}
  5. A Different King - {PDF Copy} - (The Lamb’s reign commenced with his death and resurrection, and since then, he has been shepherding the nations toward New Jerusalem)
  6. Alien King - (The Messiah and King of Israel is recognized and understood in his self-sacrificial death for others, including his enemies) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Reigning from Zion - {PDF Copy} - (Following his resurrection, Jesus began his reign from the Messianic Throne as prophesied by David – Psalm 2:6-9)
  8. Why Do the Nations Rage? - {PDF Copy} - (The conspiracy by the earth’s kings to unseat God’s Son is applied by the New Testament to the plot to destroy Jesus – Psalm 2:1-6)
  9. Ruler of Kings - (The faithful witness, Jesus, now reigns supreme over the Kings of the Earth and even over his enemies, and he is shepherding the nations) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Shepherd King -  {PDF Copy} - (The Lamb’s reign commenced with his death and resurrection, and since then, he has been shepherding the nations toward New Jerusalem)
  11. Sovereign Over All - {PDF Copy} - (The New Testament applies messianic promises in the Psalms to the present reign of Jesus who possesses all authority)
  12. The Exalted Lamb - {PDF Copy} - (The sovereignty of Jesus is based on his death and resurrection, the immovable foundation of his present reign in the book of Revelation)
  13. His Distinguished Name - {PDF Copy} - (Having achieved the purification of sins, Jesus inherited a more distinguished name than the angels – Son)
  14. The Tent Pitched by God - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus intercedes without ceasing for his people in the true heavenly Tabernacle, one not made with human hands but pitched by God)
  15. The Beginning of the Creation - (Revelation looks forward to the reign of Jesus in the New Creation, a reality inaugurated by his Death and Resurrection) - {PDF Copy}
  16. The True Emperor - (Messianic promises from the Psalms are applied to the PRESENT reign of Jesus who possesses all authority in Heaven and on Earth) - {PDF Copy}
  17. His Unparalleled Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus proclaimed a very different political reality, the Kingdom of God, one that bears little resemblance to the governments of this evil age)
  18. True Power - {PDF Copy} - (The power of God is revealed in the proclamation of a Messiah who was crucified by the world on the Roman Cross)

{SERMON ON THE MOUNT}
  1. Mercy and Enemies - {PDF Copy} - (When we react to hostility with hostility, whether by government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)
  2. The Greater Lawgiver - {PDF Copy} - (In Matthew, Jesus is the Greater Moses who interprets the Law and the Prophets and brings God’s promises to fulfillment)
  3. Law and Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus came to fulfill all the things that were promised and foreshadowed in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Law and the Prophets)
  4. Superabounding Righteousness - {PDF Copy} - (Mercy and love are defining characteristics of his disciples and reflect the true nature of his Father – Matthew 5:43-48)
  5. Responding to Persecutors - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react to hostility with hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan wins)
  6. "I Never Knew You!" - {PDF Copy} - (At the end of his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus claimed absolute authority for his words. Disciples who ignore them risk his rejection – Matthew 7:21-28)
  7. "Leap for Joy!" - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples are persecuted for their faith, they should rejoice for being accounted worthy to suffer for Jesus and his Kingdom)
  8. Discipleship and Suffering - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus requires the willingness to suffer for his sake, and enduring persecution is the highest honor imaginable in his Kingdom)

{ALONG THE WAY}
  1. The Way of the Cross - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus wherever he goes necessitates a lifetime of self-denial and sacrificial service for others and a willingness to lose all for the Gospel)
  2. True Greatness - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples of Jesus are summoned to self-sacrificial service for others just as Jesus gave his life as a ransom for many – Mark 10:35-45)
  3. Sower and Seed - {PDF Copy} - (The Son of Man sows the seed of the Gospel in the world where it grows continually into the Kingdom of God until his return – Mark 4:1-20)
  4. Kingdom Parables - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus taught several parables concerning the Kingdom of God, its paradoxical growth, and its status in the world - Mark 4:21-34)
  5. Jesus and Tradition - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus undermined the religious rationale for dietary restrictions. With the Messiah’s arrival, the old rituals lost their relevance)
  6. Seizing the Kingdom? - {PDF Copy} - (Christ’s comment about violence taking the kingdom refers to violent men who attempt to seize and destroy the work of God – Matthew 11:12)

{OLIVET DISCOURSE}
  1. Fruitless Temple - {PDF Copy} - (The cursing of the barren fig tree by Jesus symbolized the coming destruction of the Temple and the fruitlessness of Israel - Mark 11:12-26)
  2. Desolate Temple -  {PDF Copy} - (When he left the Temple for the last time, Jesus pronounced its coming desolation to his opponents, the Pharisees)
  3. In the Temple - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus gave his last discourse on Olivet following his final and symbolic departure from the Temple – Mark 12:41-13:4)
  4. Geographic Scope - {PDF Copy} - (The Olivet Discourse presents two key events linked to different geographic contexts, one regional, the other global)
  5. The Days of Noah - {PDF Copy} - (Just as unprepared men were destroyed by the Flood, so unrepentant men and apostates will be overtaken by destruction when Jesus arrives)
  6. Deceivers and Disasters - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus warned of coming deceivers who would mislead many and spread false information about his future return)
  7. His Repeated Warning - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus stressed critical information that is vital for his disciples if they wish to avoid deception by false prophets and other deceivers)
  8. The Definitive Sign - {PDF Copy} - (According to Jesus. the End will not come until this Gospel of the Kingdom of God has been proclaimed to all nations on the Earth – Matthew 24:14)
  9. Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the Abomination of Desolation standing where it ought not, they must flee Jerusalem without delay)
  10. "This Generation" - {PDF Copy} - (The generation contemporary with Jesus witnessed the events predicted by him that culminated in the Temple’s destruction – Mark 13:28-31)
  11. The Budding Fig Tree - {PDF Copy} - (The parable of the budding fig tree points to the imminent destruction of the Temple predicted by Jesus)
  12. Coming on the Clouds - {PDF Copy} - (The whole earth will witness the Son of Man arriving on the clouds to gather his elect to himself)
  13. Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Instead of calculating times and seasons, followers of Jesus must always be prepared for his sudden arrival - Acts 1:6-8)
  14. The Final Season - {PDF Copy} - (Because the timing of the end is known only to God, the disciples of Jesus must be prepared every moment for his sudden arrival)
  15. Discerning Times and Seasons -{PDF Copy} - (Jesus did not command his disciples to know all the signs and seasons of his return - It is not for them to know times and seasons – Acts 1:7)

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