JESUS, COME AS MESSIAH
Believers respond to difficult circumstances with patient waiting and confidence that, at just the right time, Jesus will fix all that is broken in our lives.
Notes And Next Steps
Matthew 11:2-11 + Part 2 of the series “Come, Lord Jesus"
Self-centered expectations are a sin problem.
We want a made-to-order Jesus.
When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” (Matthew 11:2,3)
“Report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” (Matthew 11:4-6)
“Yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” (Matthew 11:11)
SPIRITUAL NEXT STEP
Let’s take a look at how Jesus (God the Son) meets perfectly the expectations of God the Father, called prophecies. This shows that Jesus is the real Messiah, promised for centuries in the Old Testament.
- The Messiah will suffer—being disfigured in the process—because of people’s sins (Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19)
- He will come riding on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-40, John 12:12-19)
- He will be a priest to the people (Psalm 110:4, Zechariah 3; Hebrews 4:14-5:10)
- The Messiah, though suffered and forsaken, will be delivered from death to life, and bring glory to God (Psalm 22; Luke 24:13-35)
- The Messiah will go to Egypt before being called back to Israel (Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2:13-15)
- He will be a substitute, suffering punishment for people’s sins, a fulfillment of the Old Testament sacrificial rites (Leviticus 16; Hebrews 9:22)
- He will be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25)
- His hands and feet will be pierced (Psalm 22:16; John 20:24-29)
- His ministry will be based in Galilee (Isaiah 9:1,2—Matthew 4:15,16)
- He will be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12,13—Matthew 26:15)
- He will rise from the dead on the third day (Jonah 1:17,3:3; Matthew 12:39-41)
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- Take a look at how Jesus (God the Son) meets perfectly the expectations of God the Father, called prophecies. This shows that Jesus is the real Messiah, promised for centuries in the Old Testament. Watch this Spiritual Next Step on the video at CrossLifePf.org/messages.
- Watch The Chosen www.angel.com/watch/the-chosen. Binge Jesus.
- Read Matthew 11:7-10. John had his doubts, but was still chosen to prepare the way for Jesus. What does this mean for you, your doubts, and being on mission for Jesus?