Prophecies of the Messiah Fulfilled in Jesus Christ
Dr. Kenneth Boa
Lord, we do give You thanks, we do thank You for the season of Advent as we recall and rejoice in the birth of our Savior. I pray, Lord, that we would come to know Him so much better, recognizing that He came in humility but He'll be coming back in power. I pray, Lord, that we might order our steps in a way that would be pleasing to Him, for indeed, Jesus is worthy of all trust and obedience. Thank You for that, in Christ's name, Amen.
Tonight we're going to be looking at some of the key messianic prophecies that have been fulfilled in Jesus Christ, and I've got an overhead that's impossible for you to read back there, but I can read it. So I'm going to be using this overhead, but you do have, in your hands, as we have here, Margaret's created a very helpful handout based upon these overheads, and this, in your hand you have the subject and then the prophetic scripture in the Old Testament, and how it was fulfilled in the New Testament. And so what I thought we'd do is just kind of work our way through these key events, and obviously there are scores of other prophecies that could have been used, but these are some of the most crucial ones.
These are the ones that are really key. You'll notice on your sheet that many of these were fulfilled in the last week of His life, and especially the last day. The gospel accounts are created in such a way that they focus on the last week deliberately and offer a disproportionate attention to those events in our Lord's life. It was the purpose for which He came. And so, as you look at the gospels, if you really were to look at for example, the gospel of John, you'd see the structure would be from the beginning John, chapter 1, to the end in John 21, you'd see a great proportion devoted to the last eight days of Christ's earthly life. And it would really be in fact, that's most of the Upper Room Discourse. You have, up to John 13, just a sh ...
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