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The Prophets and the Promise (12 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 53:3-5,10-11; Isaiah 61:1-3
Jesus is the fulfillment of prophecy. Every promise God makes is solid and firm, as if it's been written in stone. You can trust Him to fulfill His word to you.
Isaiah 9:6-7: Description of the coming Messiah
Isaiah 53:3-5,10-11: The suffering Servant
Isaiah 61:1-3: The Day of the Lord
EQUIP: God continues redemption by prophesying the coming Messiah through His prophets.
TEACHING POINT 1: The prophet Isaiah saw 700 years into the future and prophesied God's redemptive plan. That was a long time between the promise and its fulfillment!
God promised the Hebrew people that He would send them a Savior, called the Messiah, who would deliver Israel from their spiritual and physical oppressors. The Messiah would restore the connection between God and humanity and bring about healing to all of God's creation.
God first talked about the Messiah in Genesis right after Adam and Eve sinned. God told the serpent:
''I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel'' (GENESIS 3:15).
God was prophesying to the serpent that one of Adam and Eve's descendants would crush the serpent's head under His feet and take away the serpent's authority (ROMANS 16:20; MATTHEW 22:44).The Messiah would do for humankind what we were unable to do on our own.
For hundreds of years, Israel waited for the Savior. God's prophets reminded them that He was coming, but He didn't come right away. They had to be patient. Have you ever had to wait for something you were excited about?
Isaiah in particular foretold the coming of a Messiah who would fulfill God's plan of redemption. A number of chapters in Isaiah prophesy the coming Messiah and make statements that clearly set the coming King apart from oth ...
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