Sunday, April 01, 2007

Christ - The Fulfillment of The Old Testament

A few folks have asked for the OT/NT Scripture references that I used in the first part of this morning's sermon.

Giving credit where credit is due, nearly this entire list of verses came directly out guessed it...the study section of my Thompson Chain Reference Bible (And no, I do not get a cut of their profits).

Sell a shirt or two, skip a meal or two, forgo an impulse buy or two, and own this Bible. (Oh, yeah, and I got almost all of the "Walking With Christ to His Cross" material from the same section in my TCR Bible).
  • Genesis 3:15—God prophesied that Christ would be the “seed of a woman,”
    • Galatians 4:4—“When the fullness of time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law."
  • Genesis 18:18—God said that our Messiah would be Abraham’s offspring.
    • Matthew 1:1—"The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham."
  • Genesis 17:19—"God said, 'I will establish My covenant with Isaac for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.'”
    • Matthew 1:2, 16—Jesus is called 'the descendant of Isaac.'
  • Genesis 49:10—God said that Christ would descend from the Tribe of Judah
    • Luke 3:33—Christ is from the Tribe of Judah.
  • Isaiah 9:7—God said that Christ would be the Heir to the Throne of David,
    • Matthew 1:1—Jesus is called, ‘the son of David.’
  • Micah 5:2—Bethlehem is prophesied as the location of the Messiah’s birth,
    • Matthew 2:1—“Now…Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king…”
  • Isaiah 7:14—God said, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.”
    • Matthew 1:18—Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.”
  • Jeremiah 31:15—God predicted a massacre of infants surrounding the birth of the Messiah.
    • Matthew 2:16—"When Herod realized he had been tricked by the magi, he sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its environs, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the magi."
  • Hosea 11:1—God predicted the Christ would flee to Egypt
    • Matthew 2:14—Joseph arose and took the Child and His mother by night, and departed to Egypt
  • Deuteronomy 18:15—God calls Christ a Prophet
    • John 6:14—The people who saw the signs Christ performed, said, 'This is of a truth the Prophet who is to come into the world.'
  • Psalm 110:4—God calls Christ a priest like Melchizedek
    • Hebrews 6:20—“Jesus entered [the veil] as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
  • Isaiah 53:3—God promised that Christ would be rejected by the Jews
    • John 1:11—“Jesus came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.”
  • Psalm 41:9—God predicted that His Son would be betrayed by a friend
    • Mark 14:10—And Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went off to the chief priests, in order to betray Him to them.”
  • Zechariah 11:12—God prophesied that His Son would be sold for thirty pieces of silver.
    • Matthew 26:15—Judas asked, “What are you willing to give me to deliver Him up to you?” And they weighted out to him thirty pieces of silver.
  • Zechariah 11:13—God promised that that same thirty pieces of silver would be used to buy a Potter’s Field
    • Matthew 27:6-7—Purchasing a potter's field is exactly what the blood money of Christ was used for.
  • Psalm 109:7-8—God prophesied that Judas’ office would be taken by another
    • Acts 1:18-20—the lots were cast for Matthias to take Judas’ spot among the twelve.
  • Psalm 27:12—God said false witnesses would accuse Christ
    • Matthew 26:60-61 (among many other texts)—false witnesses hurled unfounded accusations against Christ.
  • Isaiah 53:7—God prophesied that Christ would be silent even when falsely accused.
    • Matthew 26:62-63—“And the high priest stood up and said to Him, “Do You make no answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?” But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said to Him, “I adjure You by the living God, that You tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of God.”
  • Isaiah 50:6—God told us that Christ would be beaten and spat upon
    • Mark 14:65—“And some began to spit at Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers received Him with slaps in the face.
  • Psalm 69:4—God said Christ would be hated without cause
    • John 15:23-25—"Jesus said, 'They have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. But they have done this in order that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their Law, "They hated Me without a cause."'”
  • Isaiah 53:4-5—God tells us that Christ would suffer not for Himself, but vicariously for others
    • Matthew 8:16-17—says, “He cast out spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill in order that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “He Himself took our infirmities, and carried away our diseases.”
  • Isaiah 53:12—God said Christ would be crucified with sinners
    • Matthew 27:38—“At that time two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.”
  • Psalm 22:16—God said His hands and feet would be pierced
    • John 20:27—Jesus told Thomas, “Reach here your finger, and place it in My hands, and reach here your hand, and put it into My side; and be not unbelieving, but believing.”
  • Psalm 69:21—God said Christ would be offered sour wine while dying
    • John 19:29—that is exactly what happened
  • Psalm 22:8—God prophesied that Christ would be mocked…with prophetic words
    • Matthew 27:43—the crowds said, “He trusts in God; let Him deliver Him now, if He takes pleasure in Him; for He said, “I am the Son of God.”
  • Zechariah 12:10—God said Christ would be pierced
    • John 19:34—“one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.”
  • Psalm 22:18—God said men would cast lots for Christ's clothes
    • Mark 15:24—“they divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take.”
  • Psalm 34:20—God said not a bone of Christ's would be broken
    • John 19:33—“When the soldiers came to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.”
  • Isaiah 53:9—God said Christ would be buried in a rich man’s tomb
    • Matthew 27:57-60—describes Joseph, a rich man from Arimathea, coming to take Christ’s body and laying Christ’s body in his tomb.
  • Psalm 16:10—God declared that Christ would rise from victoriously the dead
    • Matthew 28:9—"And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him."
  • Psalm 68:18—God prophesied the ascension of Christ
    • Luke 24:50-51—“And it came about that while He was blessing them, He parted from them.”

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