Crucified Messiah

{THE SUFFERING SERVANT}

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  1. The Lamb of Judah - (The central figure in the book of Revelation is the slain Lamb who alone is worthy to open the sealed scroll) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Servant and King - (At his baptism, the “voice from heaven” called Jesus “my beloved Son,” identifying him as BOTH Messiah and the “Servant of Yahweh) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Son, Messiah, King - (Jesus is the Messiah, the anointed Son of God. From the start, his life was characterized by the empowering presence of the Spirit) - {PDF Copy}
  4. That Son of Man - (The one like a Son of Man from Daniel is the source of Christ’s self-designation as the Son of Man) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Who is this Man? - (No one recognized who Jesus was except the demons cast out by him. Only in his sacrificial death is his identity be understood) -  {PDF Copy}
  6. The Suffering Servant - (Unlike Adam, the “Servant of Yahweh” did not grasp at the “likeness of God.” Instead, he humbled himself and chose obedience) -  {PDF Copy}
  7. The Salvation of Yahweh - {PDF Copy} - (The name ‘Jesus’ means “salvation of Yahweh,” for, in him, the salvation promised to Ancient Israel has arrived in all its glory)
  8. Preaching Another Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Is Jesus still the “slain Lamb,” or has he become the “roaring” Lion of Judah out to exact payback from his enemies?)
  9. The Centurion - {PDF Copy} - (In Mark, Israel’s Messiah, the Son of Man, is revealed in his death on a Roman Cross, a reality recognized only by a Roman centurion)
  10. Son of Man - Imminent Death - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus explains that he is “on the way” to Jerusalem where he will be arrested, tried, and executed per the plan of God)
  11. Servant of the Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (His disciples are summoned to lives of self-sacrificial service to others, just as Jesus gave his life as the ransom price for many)
  12. Kingdom Herald - {PDF Copy} - (Victorious over the Devil and empowered by the Spirit, Jesus appears in Galilee of the Nations and proclaims the Kingdom)
  13. His Suffering - {PDF Copy} - (To be the Messiah of Israel means suffering and death, and he summons his disciples to follow the same path)

Cross at Twilight - Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash
[Cross at Twilight - Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash]