The Life And Ministry Of Jesus Christ
1. The first glimpse of Gods redemptive plan is found in Genesis
3:15. Make at least four observations on this passage.
This first prophecy about the coming of the Messiah is placed into
the language of descent, or ‘seed’, and shows that He would come
through the woman Eve. It is a broad prediction of the Messiah’s
coming through the human race.Throughout the rest of the Old
Testament the prophecies narrow down from His coming through the
human race to being born to a specific family. God continually
amplified the details of His promised redemption in narrowing down
the messianic line.
2. What are the main points of the following promises given in the
A)Nation-Abraham (Gen. 12:1-3, 15:5-6, 17:4-8)
C)Family-David (2 Sam 7:16, Psalm 89:34-36)
The credentials of the Messiah were based on more than cryptic
promises and a narrowing down of His ancestry. The prophets of
Israel throughout the many centuries of their ministry provided
detailed information about what the life of the Messiah would be
like. True prophecy in the Old Testament did not originate with
the speaker or the writer (Isaiah 51:16, Jer 23:16) but with God.
The prophet was one who was a speaker for God, and when God spoke
through His servants the prophets..He validated their ministry
through the fulfillment of short-range prophecies. (Jer 28:9)
Because their short range prophecies had been fulfilled as predicted,