Teacher: Rusty Kennedy
- Edenic Covenant - Conditional
- Adamic Covenant
- Noahic Covenant
- Abrahamic Covenant* (with Israel)
- Mosaic Covenant - Conditional (with Israel)
- Land (Palestinic)Covenant* (with Israel)
- Davidic Covenant* (with Israel)
- New Covenant* (with Israel)
The Old Testament prophesied about the coming of the Messiah. There were several clues that God had given his prophets over hundreds of years about who and when the Messiah would be. God brought these things to pass in Jesus.
The ancient rabbis had a theory about the Messiah and grouped miracles into messianic and non-messianic miracles. The messianic miracles were a list of miracles that could only be performed by the Messiah. Their reasoning meant to them that the person doing these miracles would be the promised Messiah.
What were these miracles?
1) Healing a Leper.
2) Casting out a dumb demon.
3) Healing a man born blind.
The healing of a leper miracle was reasoned because it had never happened to a Jew since the episode with Miriam. Further the Mosaic Law prescribed the law for investigating healing and ceremonial requirement for one who was healed but not a method for healing.
The healing of a man born blind was also because it had not been known to happen and it was reasoned that the Messiah would be able to do this.
The casting out of a dumb demon came about because of the rabbinical methodology for dealing with demons. They would start a conversation with the demon, get the demon to name himself, then cast the demon out with the use of his name. Obviously this would not work with a mute demon—one that would not speak and dumb he possessed person.
The 4 Gospels make up 46% of the New Testament
- A.T. Robertson’s Book – “A Harmony of the Gospels”
- Thomas & Gundry – “A Harmony of the Gospels”
(NAS) - $21.59
Mathew – Tax collector & disciple of Jesus
Date: 58-62 AD
Portrays Jesus as: King of Jews
Mark – John Mark that traveled with Paul
Date: 58-62 AD
Portrays Jesus as: The Servant of Jehovah
Luke – Physician & traveler with Paul (wrote Acts)
Written in chronological order.
Date: 60-63 AD
Portrays Jesus as: The Son of Man
John – written while exile in Patmos
Date: 80-90 AD
Portrays Jesus as: Jesus, the Son of God
- John wrote more about what Jesus said and who
He is, unlike the other Gospels who wrote about
what Jesus did.
John 1:1-18 – John’s Testimony
1 In the beginning was the Word (logos),
and the Word was with God (distinct from God),
and the Word was God.
- Jewish Rabbais believed that the Word was distinct from God but at times was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
- Personified as a person.
- Just as the Jewish Rabbais have been teaching for years.
3 All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. 4 Life was in Him, and that life was the light of men. 5 That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it.
6 There was a man named John who was sent from God. 7 He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe through him.
8 He was not the light, but he came to testify about the light. 9 The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him.
11 He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him.
12 But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God.
14 The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 (John testified concerning Him and exclaimed, “This was the One of whom I said, ‘The One coming after me has surpassed me, because He existed before me.’ ”) 16 Indeed, we have all received grace after grace from His fullness, 17 for the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has ever seen God. The One and Only Son — the One who is at the Father’s side — He has revealed Him. 
Luke 1 – Birth of John the Baptist
Luke 2 – Birth of Jesus (the Christmas Story)
- Joseph & Mary are from Nazareth
- Jesus born in Bethlehem
- Matthew 2 – Escape to Egypt
- After Herod died – Returned to Nazareth
(This is a fulfillment of prophecy)
- Jesus’ family traveled to Jerusalem
annually for Passover Festival (69
miles one way… from Pinheads to a
little past Columbus, IN)
Luke 2:52 – And Jesus increased in wisdom
and stature, and in favor with God
and with people.
Luke 3 – John the Baptists ministry, Jesus baptized &
genealogy of Jesus.
Luke 3:23 – As he began His ministry, Jesus was
ABOUT 30 years old…
John the Baptist identifies publicly who Jesus is:
-John 1:29-34 - The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!  This is the One I told you about: ‘After me comes a man who has surpassed me, because He existed before me.’  I didn't know Him, but I came baptizing with water so He might be revealed to Israel.”
 And John testified, “I watched the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He rested on Him.  I didn't know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The One you see the Spirit descending and resting on—He is the One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’  I have seen and testified that He is the Son of God!”
Matthew 1:1-17; 4:1-11
Luke 3:23 - 4:13
 The Holy Bible : Holman Christian standard version. 2009 (Ge 3:15). Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers.
 The Holy Bible: Holman Christian standard version. (2009). (Jn 1:1–18). Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers.