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Jesus Ushers in the Kingdom of God

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Transcript of Jesus Ushers in the Kingdom of God

Jesus Fulfills the Jewish Expectations for the Kingdom
Of God photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Return from Exile: (Return to land--Gathering of the Exiles of Israel--Reconstitution of 12 Tribes):

A.Call of the 12
B.Healing of the woman with the hemorrhage & the raising of Jairus’ daughter
C.Jesus is the True Israel
D.Gather all to myself
E.I am the light of the world
F.Prodigal Son Story....
G.Parable of Sower and Seed
#1:Return from Exile
A. Jesus offers forgiveness
B. Lk 4:18: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon
me...Release to prisoners”
C. Jesus hangs out and feasts with sinners
D. Jesus’ healings: He is rolling back the
curses they were given for breaking the
Covenant
#2: Forgiveness of the Nation's Sins #3: Submission of the Gentiles A. A Beneficial Rule 1. Wise Men at Jesus’ birth were a sign
of the Gentiles coming to worship
Yawheh (the Submission of the Gentiles)
2. Gentiles healed--worshiping Him as
Lord (on their knees)
3. Centurion confesses ‘Son of God’

B. A Rule of Judgment and Defeat
1. Parable of the Tenants
2. Mt 8:11: “Many will sit at the feast of the
kingdom of God....”
3. Jesus goes after Satan in the Wilderness
4. Jesus goes after Demons
5. Jesus goes after sickness and sin
#4: New Covenant
A. Jesus’ Sayings:
1. Holy Spirit: RSV Jn 3:5 Jesus answered,
"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born
of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the
kingdom of God.
2. Clean Heart
3. The Divorce Saying: This implies that one has
a new heart
4. Mother ....those who hear word of God &
keep it

B. Structure of Matthew’s Gospel--
Blessings & Curses
C. “The Cup of blood of the New
Covenant”
D. Jesus breathes out his Spirit from
the cross
E. Jesus breathes on the disciples in
John’s Gospel after the Resurrection
#5: New Creation
A. Matthew’s Gospel begins with: “The book of
the generation of ...”
1. This is a reference to the genealogies in
Genesis
2. These genealogies speak of the:
a. Creation of the world
b. Creation of humanity

B. John’s Gospel begins with the
phrase: “In the beginning”
C. When Jesus is baptized:
1. The Holy Spirit hovers over
the waters
2. This is like the creation
account when the Spirit
hovered
D. RSV Jn 3:5 Jesus answered, "Truly, truly,
I say to you, unless one is born of water
and the Spirit, he cannot enter the
kingdom of God. We must be created
anew.

E. Jn 7:38:“If anyone believes in me
streams of living water will flow
from within him
F. Jesus’ Healings:
1. Rolling Back of the Curse:
2. Healing what isolated Israel from
Yahweh:
a. Blind, Mute
b. Lame, Dumb, Leprous

G. Jesus’ Miracles: Harmony of
Creation is restored.
1. Just like Yahweh spoke and
created the waters.... Jesus
speaks and brings order from
chaos with creation.
2. Control over the Elements
3. Control over food...

H. Jesus is crucified on a
tree and after the
resurrection Jesus is in
a garden (restoration
after the sin of the first
Adam in the garden)
#6: Resurrection
A. He tells stories that imply resurrection: Eg:
Prodigal Son: “My son was dead and now he
is alive.” This hints that for those who
repent and believe they’ll be raised
B. Jesus raises some from Dead: Widow at
Nain’s son, Lazarus, daughter of Jairus
C. Jesus is resurrected
#7: Rebuilding/Cleansing of the Temple
A. Jesus takes action against the
Temple
B. Jesus challenges the Temple
System by Forgiving Sins
C. “One greater than the Temple is
here”
D. “One greater than Solomon is
here”
#8: Coming of the Messiah
A. The Gospels are full of references to
Jesus as the Messiah
B. Jesus’ symbolic action in the Temple
indicates that he seemed to think he
was the Messiah and a number of
Messianic Riddles after the Temple
action show this
C. Jesus’ Exorcisms are examples of the
true Messianic Battle

D. He uses the word Shepherd and
there are many allusions to this
theme as asssociated with
Jesus
E. People address him as Son of
David
F. Jesus’ Baptism is Messianic...
G. Jesus rides into Jerusalem like
Solomon (the son of David) rode
after he was annointed king.
H.The list goes on.....
#9: Suffering to Bring About the Kingdom
A. Jesus bears Israel’s exile in the wilderness
B. Redemptive Suffering of martyrs: Jesus
goes to his death for the sins of the nation
and the world
C. Messianic Woes: You could say that Jesus
interpreted his crucifixion as the
Messianic woes: He used the word
perasmos (trial)
#10: Return of Yahweh to Zion
A. The Bridegroom:
1. Jesus called himself the Bridegroom (Mat 9:15)
2. Jesus then told a story about the coming of the
Bridegroom (the 10 Bridesmaids) (Matt 25:1-13)
3. John the Baptist called him the Bridegroom
(John 3:29)
4. Husband: Isa. 54:5; Jer. 3:20; Jer. 6:11; Jer.
31:32; Ezek. 16:32; Ezek. 16:45; Hos. 2:2; Hos.
2:7; Hos. 2:16; Matt. 1:16; Matt. 1:19; Mk.
10:12; Lk. 1:34; Lk. 2:36; Lk. 16:18; Jn. 4:16;
Jn. 4:17;Jn. 4:18

B. Jesus was carrying on a continual feast
with all sorts of people--this was a sign of
the Great Wedding Banquet when Yahweh
would return to His Bride and there would
be a great celebration:
1. John 2:1 at the wedding at Cana. Jesus
brings in an abundance of the best wine
2. John 4 when Jesus meets the woman at
the well--a Betrothal Type scene
3. He feasted with sinners
4. He prepared a great feast of bread and
fish on a mountain for 5000 people

C. Jesus uses Shepherd language and
tells stories of Shepherds and lost
sheep (Yahweh was the True
Shepherd of Israel who would come
to seek out the lost sheep--Ezekiel
34): Luke 19:8 and the Parable of
the Lost Sheep in Luke 15:1-7.
D. Jesus uses language of himself
that was applied to Yahweh.
The term Yahweh meant “I am”
in Hebrew: John 8:58: “Jesus
said to them, "Truly, truly, I say
to you, before Abraham was,
I am."
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