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Sermons and Reflections

Who is the Messiah? – Reflection for 29 OCT 2017

IMG_3301What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he? Are you confused yet? Messiah, a minimum of 296 definitions talking about Christ. Some examples – 10 fold prophecy, 12 facts, 5 names,7 anointings, 2 judgements,10 blessings, 10 symbols, 3 predictions of his birth, animals tamed, man of sorrows, 10 proofs Christ bore sin and sickness, and the list goes on and on. So, …. The question Jesus asked the big shots when they tried to trick him again has bit them where it hurts, their intellect and rules, it is now addressed to us, you and I. What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?

Is he literally the son of David? Are you a son of perdition or hell? Who do you call Lord? The Gospel is meddling in my life and I suspect it meddles in your life also, if you let it.

How can Jesus be the son of David, that was hundreds of years ago. While you are asking that question why not answer the one about David being a man after God’s own heart? How does that work?

I will let you off the hook on the 2nd paragraph, but the first one you need to answer for yourself and your life. If you can’t answer the question as it applies to your life, would it be possible you might need to do some research in the Bible? Or, would you rather that I and/or Rob answer the question for you? Oh, I forgot, we can’t answer that question for you since the answer we have applies to our lives, so that would not work.

Clue: when you get the answer you will also have answered the question of whose you are, not in the academic sense, but in the creation sense.