April 10, 2016

What the Son of God Thought about the Word of God

Jacob Lee ~ Luke 24:36-47

Sermon Quotes:

• Burger King: Have it __________
• Nationwide: Nationwide is __________
• Dos Equis: I don’t always drink beer, but __________
• Maybelline: Maybe she’s born with it, __________

• Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not ___________
• Romans 12:2: Do not conform to this world, but __________
• 1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just __________
• Joshua 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for __________

Luke 24:36-47
36 As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate before them.44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Eight Ways to See Jesus in the Old Testament:

1. A problem that only Christ can solve (the curse, our inability to keep the law, our alienation from God)
2. A promise only Christ can fulfill (blessing, presence of God with us)
3. A need that only Christ can meet (salvation from judgment, life beyond death)
4. A pattern or theme that only comes to resolution in Christ (kingdom, rest)
5. A story that only comes to its conclusion through Christ (the people of God, creation/fall/redemption/consummation)
6. A person who prefigures an aspect of who Christ will be or what he will do by analogy and/or contrast (Joseph, Moses, David)
7. An event or symbol that pictures an aspect of who Christ will be or what he will do (ark, exodus, sacrifices)
8. A revelation of the pre-incarnate Christ (wrestling with Jacob, commander of the Lord’s army) (Provided by Nancy Guthrie)

Additional Resources:

Jesus on Every Page (David Murray; 10 ways to find Christ in the OT)
The One Year Book of Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament (Nancy Guthrie); from Genesis to Malachi)
Is Jesus in the Old Testament? (Iain Duguid; only 40 pgs.)