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Sunday, February 22, 2015

JESUS - REDEEMER, THE CHRIST, PROPHET, PRIEST & KING. ( We Believe in Jesus Series)

Youtube VID:We Believe In Jesus - Lesson 1: Jesus the Redeemer


There's an old story about a little boy who built a toy boat. He carefully painted the hull and made small sails for it. When the boat was ready, he sailed it in a stream. It floated easily for a time, but then got swept away by the current. The boy searched for his lost boat, but never found it. Sometime later, he was surprised to see his little boat in the window of a shop. He rushed inside and said, "My boat is in the window!" The store clerk replied, "I'm sorry, son, but you'll have to pay for it." The boy worked for weeks to save enough money to buy back his boat. As he left the store with the boat in his hands, he told it, "Little boat, now you're mine again. I made you, I searched for you, and I bought you back."

In many ways, the relationship between Jesus and his people is similar to the relationship between this little boy and the boat. The Son of God created us, but we strayed into sin and were lost. But he never forgot us. He came to earth to seek and to save what was lost. And after he found us, he paid the ultimate price to redeem us — the price of his own death.

This is the first lesson in our series, We Believe in Jesus. In this series, we'll explore the area of theology known as Christology, the doctrine of Christ. Throughout these lessons, we'll examine many different truths about the person and work of Jesus Christ that his followers have affirmed for thousands of years. We've entitled this first lesson "The Redeemer" because we'll focus on how Jesus redeems sinners from sin, and ensures the final restoration of creation for our enjoyment and for the glory of his Father.

In this lesson on Jesus the Redeemer, we'll explore the person and work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, during four different periods. First, we'll consider his existence and plan in eternity, before the creation of the world. Second, we'll survey his activity during the initial period of creation. Third, we'll speak about the era of redemption that began after humanity's fall into sin and stretches through the present age. And fourth, we'll examine the consummation of history that will take place when he returns. Let's begin with eternity. - CONTINUE READING, PLS CLICK HERE.


Youtube VID:We Believe In Jesus - Lesson 2: Jesus the Christ



Lesson 2: The Christ

Explores the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Run Time: 122 min.

Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Lesson 2 in the series We Believe in Jesus
Companion Lesson: The Christ: Discussion Forum


Introduction
In most parts of the world today, people have at least two names. For example, they might have both a family name that identifies them as part of a particular group, and a given name that identifies them as individuals. So, when we teach children about Jesus Christ, they often assume that "Jesus" is his given name and that "Christ" is his family name. In fact, sometimes even adults have this misconception. But this shouldn't be surprising. After all, even the Bible sometimes uses the word "Christ" as if it were Jesus' name. But in reality, the word "Christ" is a title that identifies Jesus' service and honor in God's kingdom.

This is the second lesson in our series We Believe in Jesus. And we've entitled it "The Christ." Our strategy in this lesson will be to focus on events and characteristics of Jesus' life that help explain what it means for him to be the Christ.

The word "Christ" simply means anointed one. It translates the New Testament Greek word Christos, which itself translates the Old Testament Hebrew word Mashiach or Messiah.

Many people are surprised to know that the Bible doesn't use the term "Christ" or "anointed one" exclusively for Jesus. It's actually a fairly common term in the Old Testament, referring to people that were anointed with oil to mark them as God's special servants. At certain stages in Old Testament history, all prophets, priests and kings could be called "anointed ones," in a general sense.

For example, one of the most important meanings of the term "Messiah" or "Christ" in the Old Testament was its reference to the descendants of David that served as kings over Israel and Judah. We see this in places like 2 Chronicles 6:42; Psalm 89:38-39, as well as verse 51; and Psalm 132:10, 17.

But portions of the Old Testament also created the expectation that a very special Anointed One was going to come in the future. He would embody all these roles in unique ways, and would accomplish all of God's saving purposes in the world. And this person came to be known among the Jews simply as the Messiah or the Christ. And of course, Christians around the world know that Jesus was this great Messiah, the final Anointed One, the Christ.

Our discussion of Jesus the Christ will divide into four parts. First, we'll look at the theological significance of some events from the period of his birth and preparation for his role as Christ. Second, we'll explore his public ministry as the Christ. Third, we will examine his passion and death. And fourth, we'll investigate the events that comprise his exaltation as the Christ. Let's begin with Jesus' birth and preparation. CONTINUE READING PLS CLICK HERE.

Forum 2: The Christ

Discussion forum of the multimedia production We Believe In Jesus: The Christ - AVAILABLE HERE.


Youtube VID:We Believe in Jesus Lesson 3: Jesus the Prophet

Run Time: 105 min.

Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Lesson 3 in the series We Believe in Jesus
Companion Lesson: The Prophet: Discussion Forum


INTRODUCTION
In most parts of the world today, people have at least two names. For example, they might have both a family name that identifies them as part of a particular group, and a given name that identifies them as individuals. So, when we teach children about Jesus Christ, they often assume that "Jesus" is his given name and that "Christ" is his family name. In fact, sometimes even adults have this misconception. But this shouldn't be surprising. After all, even the Bible sometimes uses the word "Christ" as if it were Jesus' name. But in reality, the word "Christ" is a title that identifies Jesus' service and honor in God's kingdom.

This is the second lesson in our series We Believe in Jesus. And we've entitled it "The Christ." Our strategy in this lesson will be to focus on events and characteristics of Jesus' life that help explain what it means for him to be the Christ.

The word "Christ" simply means anointed one. It translates the New Testament Greek word Christos, which itself translates the Old Testament Hebrew word Mashiach or Messiah.

Many people are surprised to know that the Bible doesn't use the term "Christ" or "anointed one" exclusively for Jesus. It's actually a fairly common term in the Old Testament, referring to people that were anointed with oil to mark them as God's special servants. At certain stages in Old Testament history, all prophets, priests and kings could be called "anointed ones," in a general sense.

For example, one of the most important meanings of the term "Messiah" or "Christ" in the Old Testament was its reference to the descendants of David that served as kings over Israel and Judah. We see this in places like 2 Chronicles 6:42; Psalm 89:38-39, as well as verse 51; and Psalm 132:10, 17.

But portions of the Old Testament also created the expectation that a very special Anointed One was going to come in the future. He would embody all these roles in unique ways, and would accomplish all of God's saving purposes in the world. And this person came to be known among the Jews simply as the Messiah or the Christ. And of course, Christians around the world know that Jesus was this great Messiah, the final Anointed One, the Christ.

Our discussion of Jesus the Christ will divide into four parts. First, we'll look at the theological significance of some events from the period of his birth and preparation for his role as Christ. Second, we'll explore his public ministry as the Christ. Third, we will examine his passion and death. And fourth, we'll investigate the events that comprise his exaltation as the Christ. Let's begin with Jesus' birth and preparation. CONTINUE READING PLS CLICK HERE.


Youtube VID:We Believe In Jesus - Lesson 4: Jesus the Priest


Run Time: 126 min.

Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Lesson 4 in the series We Believe in Jesus
Companion Lesson: The Priest: Discussion Forum


INTRODUCTION

Most of us can barely imagine being invited to meet someone very famous and powerful. But we all know how we might react. We'd say to ourselves, "Will someone introduce me? What should I wear? What should I do? What should I say? Who can show me how to act when I'm there?"

Imagine that you were invited into the glorious throne room of God. The one who created all things. You might have a similar reaction, actually one vastly stronger. "Is there anyone to introduce me to God? What should I do? What should I say? Who can show me how to act in God's presence?"
Happily, there is someone who can prepare us to meet with God, who can introduce us to him, and can cause God to look favorably on us so that we don't need to fear his judgment. And of course, this person is Jesus Christ, and he is our Great High Priest.

This is the fourth lesson in our series We Believe in Jesus, and we have entitled it "The Priest." In this lesson, we'll explore the ways that Jesus fulfills the biblical office of priest, mediating the covenant between God and his people.
As we've seen in prior lessons, in the Old Testament God instituted three offices through which he administered his kingdom: the offices of prophet, priest and king. And in the final stage of God's kingdom, which we commonly call the New Testament age, all three of these offices find their ultimate fulfillment in Jesus.

For this reason, studying the importance and function of these offices throughout history can help us understand Jesus' present administration of God's kingdom, as well as the blessings and obligations of his faithful followers. In this lesson, we'll focus on Jesus' office of priest. We'll define a priest as:

A person who mediates between God and his people so that God will receive them into his special holy presence to grant them his blessing.

We all know that God is invisibly present everywhere all the time. But at certain times and places, he also manifests himself in special, visible ways. For example, he does this in the radiant splendor of his heavenly throne room. And he sometimes does this on earth, too. And whenever creatures come near this kind of manifestation of God, we have to be properly prepared, represented and led, so that we can receive God's approval and blessings. In the Bible, this kind of preparation, representation and leading was the job of the priests.

Like our lesson on Jesus' office of prophet, this lesson on Jesus' office of priest will cover three main topics. First, we'll examine the Old Testament background to the priestly office. Second, we'll explore the fulfillment of this office in the person and work of Jesus. And third, we'll consider the modern application of Jesus' priestly work. Let's look first at the Old Testament background to Jesus' priestly office. CONTINUE READING PLS CLICK HERE.

Youtube VID: We Believe In Jesus - Lesson 5: Jesus the King.

Run Time: 126 min.
Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Lesson 5 in the series We Believe in Jesus
Companion Lesson: The King: Discussion Forum


INTRODUCTION

The history of humanity is often written according to the reigns of powerful kings. We've all heard of kings who ruled large portions of Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. Some of them conquered so many enemies that their empires seemed to stretch to the far corners of the earth. And they all have at least one thing in common. They're gone; they're dead; they don't rule any more. Their mighty armies have disappeared, and their power has vanished.

There's only been one exception to this rule. There's one king whose power has never faded, and whose kingdom will never end. And that king, of course, is Jesus.

This is the fifth lesson in our series, We Believe in Jesus, and we have entitled it "The King." In this lesson, we'll see how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament office of king, ruling as God's faithful servant and Son. As we've seen in prior lessons, at various stages of Old Testament history God instituted three offices through which he administered his kingdom: the offices of prophet, priest and king. And in the final stage of God's kingdom, which we commonly call the New Testament age, all three of these offices find their ultimate fulfillment in Jesus. In this lesson, we'll focus on Jesus' office of king.
For our purposes, we'll define a king as:


A human being established by God to exercise rule on God's behalf over his kingdom.

As this definition indicates, God always has been and always will be the ultimate ruler over all creation. But he has also appointed human beings to serve as his vice-regents. These human kings serve under him, and further his purposes and goals for his kingdom. As we keep this basic definition in mind, we will be able to gain many insights into the biblical office of king, and into how Jesus fulfills this office.

This lesson will follow the same format as our lessons on Jesus' offices of prophet and priest. First, we will examine the Old Testament background to the office of king. Second, we will explore the fulfillment of the office of king, in Jesus. And third, we will explore the modern application of Jesus' kingship to our own lives. Let's look first at the Old Testament background to Jesus' office of king. CONTINUE READING PLS CLICK HERE. 

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