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{MESSIAH OF ISRAEL}
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{SUFFERING SERVANT}
  1. Jesus and Rome - {PDF Copy} - (Should we, his disciples, embrace what Jesus rejected, or should we emulate his example of self-sacrificial service)
  2. The Power and Wisdom of God - Christ Crucified{PDF Copy} - (The Power and Wisdom of God are revealed in Christ Crucified, not in great miraculous displays, political or economic might)
  3. THAT Son of Man - {PDF Copy} - (The “one like a Son of Man” from Daniel is the source of Christ’s self-designation, the “Son of Man” – Daniel 7:13-14)
  4. The Servant of Yahweh - {PDF Copy} - (Unlike Adam, the “Servant of Yahweh” did not grasp at the “likeness of God)
  5. Call His Name 'Jesus' - {PDF Copy} - (The name ‘Jesus’ means “salvation of Yahweh,” In him, the salvation promised to Israel by Yahweh has arrived – Matthew 1:18-21)
  6. The Incommunicable Name - {PDF Copy} -  (The article by Joseph B. Rotherham about the name 'Yahweh')
  7. The Identity of Jesus - Calvary - {PDF Copy} - (Only in his sacrificial death can the identity of Jesus and the nature of his messiahship be understood - Mark 15:29-39)
  8. Spiritual Violence? - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 11:12Violent men attempted to seize the Kingdom of God, beginning with John the Baptist)
  9. The Humanity and Priesthood of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Hebrews Chapter 2 presents the priesthood of Jesus and stresses his genuine human nature necessary for him to become a faithful high priest)
  10. Jesus Refused Political Power - (He rejected Satan's offer of political power and chose, instead, the way of the Suffering Servant) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Whosoever will follow Me - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 8:27-38 - The Son of Man cannot be known apart from his suffering for others)
  12. The Suffering Son of Man - {PDF Copy} - (The Son of Man, the Messiah of Israel is revealed in his sufferings and death)
  13. Let this mind be in you - {PDF Copy} - (Paul summons believers to emulate the self-sacrificial obedience of Jesus in their service to one another)
  14. The Jesus of the First Christian Sermon - {PDF Copy} - (Peter's sermon on the Day of Pentecost presents a very human Jesus who dies and was raised to redeem men unto God)
  15. Lion or Lamb? Preaching a Different Jesus{PDF Copy} - (Jesus fulfills the role of the "Lion of Judah" as the sacrificial Lamb, not as a predatory lion)
  16. The Exaltation of the Lamb - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the exaltation of the lamb is based on his past Death and Resurrection, the immovable foundation of his present reign)
{KING AND REIGN}
  1. Lamb and Messiah - {PDF Copy} - (In the book of Revelation, Jesus began his Messianic Reign following his Death and Resurrection – Revelation 5:6-10)
  2. Anointed King and Son of God - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised Messiah, the King who reigns on David’s throne, and the anointed Son of God Psalm 2:1-9)
  3. Why do the Nations Rage? - {PDF Copy} - (Psalm 2:1-9 - The war against the Messiah by the rulers of the nations occurred in the plot to execute Jesus, according to the New Testament)
  4. Jesus Reigns on David's Throne - {PDF Copy} - (Psalm 2:6-9Upon his ascension, Jesus inherited the Throne of David)
  5. Jesus Reigns Now - {PDF Copy} - (Psalm 110:1 - Paul's application of a messianic Psalm Christ's present reign)
  6. All Authority is Given to me - {PDF Copy} - (Paul's application of Psalm 110:1 to Christ's present reign)
  7. Kingdom of God or Christendom? - {PDF Copy} - (The deception of ‘Christendom’ is an attempt to domesticate the Jesus of scripture so he may be used to validate national institutions, ideologies, and values often more antichrist than Christian)
  8. Jesus Reigns Over All - No Exceptions! - {PDF Copy} - (Since his Resurrection, Jesus has been God's only and absolute ruler over the Cosmos)
  9. The Ruler of the Kings of the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 1:4-6 - According to the book of Revelation, Jesus already rules over the kings of the earth)
  10. The Messianic Reign of Jesus in Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus begins his Messianic Reign over the Cosmos following his Death and Resurrection in fulfillment of many prophecies)
  11. The Son is Superior to Angels - {PDF Copy} - (Hebrews 1:5-2:4 - The word of the Son surpasses any word given by angels, including the revelation at Mount Sinai)
  12. The Exaltation of the Son in Hebrews - {PDF Copy} - (The book of Hebrews demonstrates the vast superiority of the complete revelation of God in His Son over all previous but partial ones)
{SERMON ON THE MOUNT}
  1. His Absolute Authority - {PDF Copy} - (At the conclusion of his “Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus vested his words with ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY – Matthew 7:21-28)
  2. Fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus came to fulfill the “Law and Prophets,” the entire Old Testament revelation that prepared the way for Israel’s Messiah - Matthew 5:17-21)
  3. Mercy is NOT Optional for the Disciple - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 5:43-48 - Mercy and love are the defining characteristics of the disciple of Jesus and reflect the nature of God)
  4. Persecution, Suffering, and Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (New Testament teachings about Christian reactions to persecution are contrary to the "wisdom" of this age)
{ON THE FUTURE}
  1. The Temple Setting of the Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 12:41-13:4 - Jesus gave his ‘Olivet Discourse’ after his final departure from the Temple)
  2. The Geographic Range of the Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (The ‘Olivet Discourse’ presents two key events linked to different geographic contexts – Regional and Global)
  3. Deceivers, Tumults, and Opposition - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:5-13 - The Olivet Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who will deceive many with false expectations about the end of the age)
  4. Wars and Rumors of Wars - Signs of the End? - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:4-8 - Jesus warned his disciples not to heed claims by deceivers who pointed to man-made and natural catastrophes as “signs” of the end)
  5. Three Repeated Warnings of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Three specific warnings to disciples are repeated by Jesus in his Olivet Discourse to help them avoid deception)
  6. The Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the “abomination of desolation standing where it ought not,” they are to flee the vicinity of Jerusalem)
  7. Coming on the Clouds of Heaven - {PDF Copy} - (The whole earth will witness the “Son of Man” arriving on the clouds to gather his “elect” – Mark 13:21-27)
  8. The Budding Fig Tree - {PDF Copy} - (The parable of the budding fig tree pointed to the destruction of the Temple predicted by Jesus – Mark 13:28-29)
  9. "This Generation" in the Olivet Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:30-31 - Biblical usage of “this generation” consistently applies the phrase to the generation that was alive at the time it was uttered)
  10. "As in the Days of Noah" - Normalcy or Chaos? - {PDF Copy} - (An analogy from the ancient past to illustrate the need to remain ever ready for the sudden return of Jesus)
  11. The Key Sign of the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:14 - The "End" will not come until the Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed to all nations)
  12. Is the Parable of a Budding Fig Tree a Sign of Israel Flourishing in the Land? - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:32-24 - The parable of the budding fig tree meant that the fulfillment of the things predicted by Jesus signaled the destruction of the Temple)
  13. Know the "Times and Seasons" - {PDF Copy} - (Did Jesus command us to know the signs and seasons that will signal his soon arrival?)
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Brandywine Falls, Whistler, British Columbia - by Jess Aston on Unsplash


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