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Lent 2018

Leviticus 16:15; Romans 3:25

I. What is the need for atonement? (appeasement, in the place of, remedy, substitute) 1. God is holy and righteous (a) Therefore, He cannot excuse sin (b) He must judge sinners or provide a way to atone (substitute) for their sins 2. The word “atonement” has two nuances (a) Substitute of death (b) Transference of…

Mark 11:1-11; Zechariah 9:9-10

I. God promised the people of Judah their King about 500 years before Jesus (Zechariah 9:9-10) 1. He will be righteous (conforming to a standard fully qualified to take David’s throne Isaiah 11:4-5, honest in dealings, moral standard based on God character, godliness and truth) 2. He will bring salvation to His people (active sense…

Hebrews 7:26-28; 10:19-25

I. The writer of the book of Hebrews uses the office of the High Priest to explain a part of the ministry of Jesus II. The picture “High Priest” comes from the Jewish Temple which had two important sections: 1. The Holy place, where men assembled at the time of worship 2. The holy of…

Matthew 4:17-22

I This passage is not about discipleship, but is about the beginning of New Exodus II. The writer of the first Gospel presents Jesus as the Better Moses (New Moses) [typology] 1. Just as Moses escaped the murder attempt of Pharaoh, Jesus escaped from Herod 2. Moses did not eat and drink for forty days…

Matthew 4:1-11

I. There are two possible things happening in this narrative 1. The narrator is linking Jesus with the Exodus experiences of the nation Israel (cf. Exodus 16-17; Deuteronomy 6-8) and thereby the narrator is presenting Jesus as “Better Israel” 2. This passage is a kind of typology II. The Devils suggestions are in first class…