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CHRISTOLOGY I James Paquette. Jesus is the True and Better… Luke 24:13-14,25-27 ESV  [13] That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus,

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1 CHRISTOLOGY I James Paquette

2 Jesus is the True and Better… Luke 24:13-14,25-27 ESV  [13] That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, [14] and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened.  [25] And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! [26] Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” [27] And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

3 Jesus is the true and better Adam Romans 5:18-19 ESV  [18] Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. [19] For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.

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5 Jesus is the true and better Abel Genesis 4:8-10 ESV  [8] Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. [9] Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?” [10] And the LORD said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground.

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7 Jesus is the true and better Abel Hebrews 12:24 ESV  [24] and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

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9 Jesus is the true and better Abraham Philippians 2:9-11 ESV  [9] Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, [10] so 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.

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11 Jesus is the true and better Isaac Genesis 22:1-8 ESV  [22:1] After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” [2] He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” [3] So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. [4] On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar…

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13 Jesus is the true and better Isaac Genesis 22:1-8 ESV  [5] Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.” [6] And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. [7] And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” [8] Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together.

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15 Discussion Time (10 minutes)  How do you feel about the fact that God is revealing the Person of Jesus from the Old Testament?  How should our commitment to read and study the Old Testament change?

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17 Jesus is the true and better Jacob Genesis 32:24-28 ESV  [24] And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. [25] When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. [26] Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” [27] And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” [28] Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

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19 Jesus is the true and better Joseph Genesis 50:15-21 ESV  [15] When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” [16] So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died: [17] ‘Say to Joseph, “Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.”’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

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21 Jesus is the true and better Joseph Genesis 50:15-21 ESV  [18] His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” [19] But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? [20] As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. [21] So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

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23 Jesus is the true and better Joseph John 10:18 ESV  [18] No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”

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25 Jesus is the true and better Moses Numbers 11:10-15 ESV  [14] I am not able to carry all this people alone; the burden is too heavy for me. [15] If you will treat me like this, kill me at once, if I find favor in your sight, that I may not see my wretchedness.”

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27 Jesus is the true and better Moses Numbers 11:10-15 ESV  [14] I am not able to carry all this people alone; the burden is too heavy for me. [15] If you will treat me like this, kill me at once, if I find favor in your sight, that I may not see my wretchedness.”

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29 Discussion Time (10 minutes)  What do you think God is showing us by not only using the strengths and successes of these Old Testament saints but also their weakness and failures to point us to Jesus?  In what ways can you point people to Jesus with your weakness and failures?

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31 Jesus is the true and better Job Job 1:1 ESV  [1:1] There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.

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33 Jesus is the true and better Job Job 1:20-22 ESV  [20] Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. [21] And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”  [22] In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.

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35 Jesus is the true and better Job Job 2:7-10 ESV  [7] So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. [8] And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes.  [9] Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” [10] But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

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37 Jesus is the true and better Job 1 Peter 2:23 ESV  [23] When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.

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39 Discussion Time (10 minutes)  What does it say about our sin problem that as great as these Old Testament “heroes” were, that we needed someone even greater to save us?  Which character in their pointing to Christ impacted you the most and why?

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41 EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT I Jason Kovacs & Fabienne Harford

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43 LDP ANNOUNCEMENTS

44 Homework 1. Bible Reading Plan 9 2. Systematic Theology, chs Christology II Study Guide


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