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In Peter's message at the Pentecost, he points his listeners to the identity of Jesus as the Son of God. He exhorts us, therefore, to call on His name and be saved.
Throughout his gospel, Matthew unfolds the story of key events in the life of Jesus and his cousin John; it’s not Jesus' biography. Each incident show us more of their character, how they tick and how the story-line moves forward to its climax. We start with Jesus’ parentage, his connections to the past. Matthew tells us he is a son of Abraham and a son of David; this is important for the story. We see people from the east coming to worship him as the king of the Jews. Jesus is introduced by John and presented as an outstanding teacher and healer; a man with tremendous authority. We see followers being hand-picked, yet opposition mounting until his tragic death. All the time he tells his followers what the future holds for him and them. He calls them to follow him, to trust him alone with their lives. This Transfiguration before us gives a splendid insight into his character; calling on us to see him in his glory as the one the father loves, and the one we should listen to. And reminding us of his Messiahship.
Can you imagine waiting a long time...even a lifetime for something? What might we learn from Simeon, one who was waiting for the Messiah to come from God? PLEASE NOTE - there is about 30 seconds of "silence" at the beginning of the recording...in an attempt to capture a bit of what it is like to wait...
Since that fateful day in the Garden of Eden, our understanding of God’s character has been warped by our own limitations. Created in God’s image, we chose to believe a lie and exchange the glory of the incorruptible God for images and shadows. But in the person of Jesus, we can finally see the perfect reflection of God. Through the Son, God spoke his final word in a language even we could understand. He became one of us, revealing in flesh the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being. Before our very eyes, Imago Dei—the image of God.
As the prophet Isaiah looked forward to the coming Messiah-King, what did he see? We take a look at the light of Christ coming into the darkness of this world with repentance as central to His message.
Mark 1:12-13 Highlights Three Phases of our Champions Battle Mark tells us that our Champion was: 1. Propelled into this Battle by the Spirit - v.12 2. Tempted in this Battle by Satan – v.13a 3. Comforted after the Battle by Servants – v.13b
Isaiah 42:1-9 points to the coming Messiah. He would be a Servant-King who would usher in justice and hope for God's people. Here we learn that Jesus is the promised Servant who is the only hope for the world.
The prophet Isaiah foretold that the Messiah would come and provide to His people a double portion of grace and forgiveness. Centuries later, John the Baptist cried out in the wilderness. Rejoice! The time has come! The One had finally come who would baptize not with water, but with the Spirit. At last, sin would be washed away forever!