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REJECTION SACRIFICE SUBMISSION VINDICATION. justification against denial or censure to prove to be right! VINDICATION.

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1 REJECTION SACRIFICE SUBMISSION VINDICATION

2 justification against denial or censure to prove to be right! VINDICATION

3 How dare you say that your religion is the right religion?

4 Every religious founder of every other major religion says, Im a prophet who has come to show you the way to find God. But of all the major religions of the world, only Christianity has a founder who has the audacity to say I am God, and I have come to find you.

5 The Resurrection of Jesus Christ Old Testament Prophecy What evidence supports the claims of Jesus?

6 Jesus Comes as Servant 722 BC Jesus Comes as King 587 BC Isaiah Nation of Israel Isaiah was written by someone else The Servant of Isaiah 53 is not Jesus Christ

7 REJECTION SACRIFICE SUBMISSION VINDICATION

8 How does Isaiah describe the Suffering Servant? Does the story of Jesus include VINDICATION? Does our story include VINDICATION?

9 10 Yet it was the LORD'S will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand. How does Isaiah describe the Suffering Servant? Followed by LIFE: Relational, Long, Prosperous DEATH: Intentional, Intense, Substitute

10 11 After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. How does Isaiah describe the Suffering Servant? Explanation of Suffering: Substitution - Atonement Blessing Follows Suffering: LIFE follows DEATH

11 12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. How does Isaiah describe the Suffering Servant? Word Pictures: Exaltation AND Victory Cause and Effect Sequence

12 How does Isaiah describe the Suffering Servant? Does the story of Jesus include VINDICATION? Does our story include VINDICATION?

13 Does the story of Jesus include VINDICATION? I Corinthians 15:3-5 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance : that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared ….

14 Does the story of Jesus include VINDICATION? Ephesians 1: … That power is like the working of his mighty strength, 20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, …

15 Does the story of Jesus include VINDICATION? Philippians 2: Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

16 How does Isaiah describe the Suffering Servant? Does the story of Jesus include SACRIFICE? Does our story include VINDIATION?

17 VIOLATION NOTICE Does our story include VINDICATION?

18 Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

19 Does our story include VINDICATION? 1 Thessalonians 4:14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

20 Does our story include VINDICATION? 1 Corinthians 15:42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;

21 1 Corinthians 15: But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Does our story include VINDICATION?

22 REJECTION SACRIFICE SUBMISSION VINDICATION I ignore the Accuser. I adapt to temporal losses. I persevere in service. Indicators:

23 Christianity is either far better or far worse than other religions, but it is not the same. Only Christianity has a founder who has the audacity to say I am God, and I have come to find you.


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