lesson three
Burning Hearts

The Promised Messiah

Overcome Satan

(Genesis 3:15) "And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel."


(Hebrews 2:14) Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil

(Luke 22:53) "When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."

All Nations Blessed

(Genesis 22:18) "In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."
(See also Genesis 12:1-3)


(Galatians 3:8) And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed."

A Special Child to be Born

(Isaiah 9:6-7) For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.


(Luke 2:10-11) Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."

The Son of God

(Psalms 2:7) "I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.'"


(Matthew 3:16-17) When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

In the Last Days

(Isaiah 2:2-3) Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it. 3 Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.


(Luke 24:47) "and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."

(Acts 1:4,8,12) And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; . . .8 "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." . . . 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey.

In the Days of the Fourth Kingdom

(Daniel 2:44) "And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever."


(Luke 2:1) And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.

(Mark 9:1) And He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power."

In God's Appointed Time

(Daniel 9:24-27) NIV "Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy. 25 "Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. 26 After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him."


(Mark 1:14-15) Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."

(Galatians 4:4) But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law

(2 Corinthians 5:21) For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Lesson 3

The Promised Messiah

Group Discussion Questions

1. Explain how the punishments God proclaimed to Eve and the serpent in Genesis 3:15 were fulfilled through Christ.

2. How can the fulfilled prophecy of Genesis 3:15 be of assistance to us in our continual war with Satan?

3. In what way do we benefit directly from God's promises to Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3 & 22:18?

4. From Galatians 3:8, discuss how the phrase "in you all the nations shall be blessed" is a gospel sermon.

5. How had Isaiah 9:6-7 shaped the image of the coming Messiah in the Jewish mind? Discuss how the Jewish nations might have trouble seeing Isaiah 53 as a prophecy of the same Messiah.

6. What was the good news the angel told the shepherds on the night the child was born? For whom is this good news?

7. What members of the Godhead were present at Christ's conception? At His baptism? What is significant in having these members present at these events?

8. Real all of Psalms 2. What other references are made to Jesus as the Messiah?

9. What did Isaiah prophesy would happen in the "last days"? How was this fulfilled?
(Luke 24:47, Acts 1:4, 8 & 12)

10. Correlating Isaiah 2:2-3 & Luke 24:47, what does God teach as "His ways" and "walking in His paths"?

11. Isaiah 2:3, . . . Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord . . . is used today in a spiritual sense to mean special closeness to God. Share various ways that you draw closer to God.

12. In Daniel's interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream (Daniel 2:31-45), the great image represented the four major world powers that would reign until the eternal kingdom was established:

  • the golden head represented the Babylonian Empire
  • the silver breast & arms - the Medo-Persian Empire
  • the bronze belly & thighs - the Greek Empire
  • and the iron legs - the Roman Empire.
    Explain how Luke 2:1 & Mark 9:1 fulfill this dream.

    13. What is the "fulness of time" of Galatians 4:4?

    14. What exciting concepts are prophesied in Daniel 9:24ff?

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    Burning Hearts - The Promised Messiah (lesson 3)
    Ladies Bible Class Lesson, 19 January 1999
    West-Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith, Arkansas
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    On the Road to Emmaus
    The Preexistent Messiah
    The Promised Messiah
    The Messiah's Lineage & Birth
    His Character & Nature
    His Ministry
    His Suffering
    His Death
    His Kingship
    His Promise to His Followers

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