Jesus as the Messiah
Sabbath School Lesson 2017 Quarter 2 Lesson 8 Wednesday
I’m a little unsure why the lesson made the distinction between “Jesus – The Messiah & Jesus the Divine Messiah” in Wednesday and Thursday’s lessons. We have the benefit of hindsight to see the mistakes made by the Jews and Christ’s disciples as to what “The Messiah” really represented [i.e. looking for a temporal ruler to cast off the yolk of Roman oppression].
My question is, are we, in the 21st Century, in danger of making the same mistakes from 2,000+ years ago?
Does modern Christianity, with all of the blessings of Scripture, Commentary on Scripture, historical perspective, Science, & experience have the same distorted concept of who “The Messiah” is and what should be expected in the coming future?
- Do we really believe that Jesus [Immanuel — God With Us] is the complete representation of God Himself?
- Do we really believe that God Himself died on that cross?
- Do we really believe that God, The Father, loves us so much, that He would not use His power to save Himself, if we chose to kill Him?
- Do we really believe that God’s “Anger” is actually Him “letting go”?
- Do we really believe God will not use his power to destroy the wicked in the end?
- Do we really believe God’s Law functions very differently from human laws?
- Why is it important that Jesus was fully divine?
- Why is it important that Jesus was fully human?
This from Thursday’s lesson;
“When you think about the life and death of Jesus and then realize that He was God, what does this tell you about the kind of God we serve and why we should love and trust Him? Bring your answer to class on Sabbath.”
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