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Matthew presents Jesus as the Messiah fulfilling Isaiah 53-Part Four

Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is worthy of our attention since it is part of the Scriptures. This passage foretells the exact details of how Messiah would give Himself as a sacrifice and make atonement for our sins and thereby reconcile us with God. Like the Passover Lamb, Jesus was crucified at Passover. He is the Passover Lamb… Continue reading Matthew presents Jesus as the Messiah fulfilling Isaiah 53-Part Four

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Matthew presents Jesus the Messiah as the King of the Jews-Part 3

The Gospels represent and detail different aspects of who Messiah is. Matthew portrays Jesus as the King, Mark the Servant, Luke demonstrates His humanity whilst John reveals His deity The wise men journeyed from the East following His star in the hope of finding ‘the King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2).’ In order to have… Continue reading Matthew presents Jesus the Messiah as the King of the Jews-Part 3

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Matthew’s Gospel presents the Jewish Messiah-Part Two

From the outset, Matthew enables the reader to recognise Messiah by citing a whole series of Messianic prophecies and carefully noting their fulfilment. The first seventeen verses chart the genealogy of Jesus through David and Abraham which are essential in establishing Messianic credentials. Matthew often states something has been fulfilled or quotes the passage or… Continue reading Matthew’s Gospel presents the Jewish Messiah-Part Two

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Matthew’s Gospel presents the Jewish Messiah-Part One

Each of the four gospel writers focus on a specific audience, hence their purpose for writing. Matthew’s Gospel is written by a Jewish author about a Jewish Messiah and it is set in a Jewish context. How does it commence? It immediately begins with the genealogy of Jesus (Messiah), the Son of Abraham, the Son… Continue reading Matthew’s Gospel presents the Jewish Messiah-Part One

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Micah 5:2 and the coming Messiah

Micah 5:2 and the coming Messiah Micah 5:2 or (Micah 5:1 in the Tanakh) contains an important prophecy. Objections have arisen from both religious and secular sources about the fulfilment of Messianic prophecy on the grounds that once a description of an event is predicted; circumstances can be engineered to evidence that. Whilst the scope,… Continue reading Micah 5:2 and the coming Messiah