Advent: Jesus, Our Prophet

Jesus calls himself a prophet. What else does he say about himself?

  • 1Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. 2 In these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son. God has appointed him heir of all things and made the universe through him. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. 4 So he became superior to the angels, just as the name he inherited is more excellent than theirs. (Hebrews 1:1-4)
  • Prophet – one who, moved by the Spirit of God and hence, his organ or spokesman, solemnly declares to men what he has received by inspiration, especially future events, and in particular such as relate to the cause and kingdom of God and to human salvation. (Strong’s Dictionary)
  • 22 Moses said: The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers and sisters. You must listen to everything he tells you. 23 And everyone who does not listen to that prophet will be completely cut off from the people. (Acts 3:22-23)
  • Jesus called himself a prophet.
    • Luke 13:33  “Yet it is necessary that I travel today, tomorrow, and the next day, because it is not possible for a prophet to perish outside of Jerusalem.”
    • Matthew 13:57 … Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his household.”
  • Jesus is the true and better Moses who stands in the gap between the people and the Lord and who mediates a new covenant.

Advent: Why Jesus Came

Our kickoff for Advent, Jesus’ mission statement. — Luke 4:16-21

Give thanks to him and bless his name

Are you a practical Jedi? — Psalm 100; Revelation 4:11; Jeremiah 10:10-12

How to Ruin Your Life: Seeking Fulfillment in the Wrong Things

True satisfaction can not be found under the sun. — Ecclesiastes 2:1-17

Inside Out: Principle of the First

You get so much more by “Seeking first the kingdom of God” than by chasing after any “good” thing. — Matthew 6:33

Inside Out: Prayer

Prayer is a dialogue not a monologue. We don’t want to just speak to God but hear from Him. — Matthew 6:5-14

The Peace of God Which Passes All Understanding

The only way to have a peace that surpasses all understanding is to have a God who surpasses all understanding. — Philippians 4:4-14

Pursuing the Prize – My Joy and Crown

Regardless of the hurdles, keep running the race – Pursuing the Prize

The Joy of Trading the Rules for Righteousness

Do we really value our relationships with others? Do we put the “rules” ahead of those relationships?

Joyfully Spent

We are in our second week going through the book of Philippians. What does it mean to be Joyfully Spent?