The genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1:2-6 reveals that He descended from Abraham, Judah, and King David. Thus, the author of Matthew is asserting that according to Jesus’ forefathers, He qualifies as being the Messiah. In addition, The Messiah would also be a prophet like Moses. A specific example comes from Deuteronomy 18 and is quoted in Acts: “For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you another prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you’” (Acts 3:22). Because Jesus was known as a great teacher, the author of Acts believed that Jesus was the prophet who Moses was foretelling would arrive.
It is obvious that he was intentionally writing this way in order to take us, by his writing style, into the world of the Old Testament. Using descriptive imagery, Luke places you into the narrative making it seem as though he were telling you a story face to face. Luke uses the birth narrative, not only as an introduction of Jesus, but as a spring board, setting the stage for the central idea of the entire book, which is that Jesus is the Savior for all people. This prepares your heart and opens your mind to what he has say about the arrival of the Savior and the fulfillment of the promises that God gave to Israel. Interestingly, Luke uses narrative hymns in the birth story,which resemble Old Testament psalms and show's Luke's involvement of Old Testament ideas.
Mark stresses that Jesus is a suffering Messiah with the passage concerning Jesus praying to God that “Abba(Father), all things are po... ... middle of paper ... ...s is that Mark aimed to capture Jesus actually serving, so any background information related to his development was extraneous. John also decided to leave out any genealogy or background, and strikingly omitted Jesus’ own baptism. However, in relation to the divine portrait, the establishment of Jesus as God implies that nothing would be necessary to signify that he is God. Mark’s gospel and John’s gospel contain many differences from the beginning, but both end with Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. The gospels of John and Mark represent Jesus as two different people.
In Israel journey to complete justification there was a vacancy of the heart. However, the ministry of Jesus redefines justification and welcomes Gentiles into the new hope. In the New Testament, justification is obtained by an individual accepting the Lordship of Jesus and having faith in Him. Paul recognizes that man is not justified by “the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified”
Jesus and Paul are two crucial characters in the New Testament. They both depict the Gospel on which Christianity is based upon, but there is debate about rather these two versions of the Gospel are complementary. Scholars like George Shaw claim that Paul is “anti-Christian,” and he “produced a fantastic theology” (Shaw 415-416). On the other hand, I believe that even though Jesus and Paul may present the Gospel different at times, they are still advocating the same religion. Through the understanding of the Gospels and Paul’s letters it is clear that Jesus and Paul have the same underlining goals and values.
The message here is that God will show justice at his own time. At the time Habakkuk had this conversation with God the sin that was occurring was very powerful and came close to shifting Habakkuk’s faith. Relationship to the New Testament and contemporary society Habakkuk is quoted many times by the prophet Paul in the New Testament. The reason that Paul quotes Habakkuk is because of the message he had received form God to relate to his current situation. In Acts 13:41 Paul is trying to show that God is trying to take action but might not be what they expect.
22) And with Elijah, his relationship with God was his passion to do God’s will. Beside their different relationship with God, they all shared similar missions in the name of the Lord. First of all, they all were prophets chosen by the Lord God Almighty. As well as being chosen by God, the Lord appointed them to lead and guide the Nation of Israel. Most importantly, God used them all to fulfill His promise to the Israelites.
This bible passage focuses on what Peter says, “You are the messiah.” The disciples were listing names that they had apprehended others say, but they do realise that Jesus is extremely significant to the viewer’s lives, hence Peter’s reply. This bible passage is presented in the ‘Who do you say I am?’ portrait in four different panels. Each of the four boxes at the bottom of the portrait depict each perspective of what the disciples said they had heard from other people of how they see Jesus: John the Baptist, Elijah, One of the Prophets and the Messiah. Through God’s direction, John the Baptist tested the preparation of the people for the imminent coming of the Messiah. This was done by being turned away from sin and being baptized as a symbol of repentance.
Pharaoh believed that Joseph had the Spirit of God in him because of the wisdom he possessed (Gen. 41:38). Likewise, the Bible records the Spirit of the Lord taking hold of the Judges of Israel. Men, such as Samson (Judg. 14:6) and Othniel (Judg. 3:10) were filled with the Holy Spirit and raised up to deliver Israel.
Will the teachings of Jesus Christ be able to survive the 3rd millennium? Jesus emphasized the actions and teachings of God by using his life as an example of God's ways. He was an exact representation of God which made him God as well. Jesus referred to the history of God in his teachings. He used the basis of God's teachings that God demonstrated through Adam, Abraham and David.