September 28, 2014 Speaker: Pastor Gary Smith Series: The Story of the Bible: I will be your God and you shall be my people
Mark 1:2–3 — 2 … “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’”
Mark 1:14–15 — 14 … Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
1) Jesus is God with us, the true temple of God, John 1:14; 2:19.
John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
John 2:19, Jesus answered them, “destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”
2) Jesus is the true offspring of Abraham, Gal. 3:16.
Galatians 3:16, Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ.
Galatians 3:14, so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.
3) Jesus is the true Adam, Rom. 5:19; the true Israel, Matt. 2:15.
Romans 5:19, For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.
Matthew 2:15, “this was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken through the prophet, ‘Out of Egypt I called my son.’”
4) Jesus came to fulfill God’s law, Matt. 5:17.
Matthew 5:17, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
5) In Jesus God’s kingdom has come, Matt. 12:22-28; 13:1-52.
Matthew 12:28, But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Matthew 13:31–33 — 31 “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” 33 He told them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.”
6) Jesus is the king who bears witness to the truth, John 18:33-37.
John 18:33–37 — 33 So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?” 35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” 37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”
7) Jesus is the true son of David, Rom. 1:3-4.
Romans 1:1–4 — 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh 4 and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,
8) Jesus is Savior for the world, John 3:16; the nations Luke 24:46-47.
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Luke 24:46–47 — 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.