Week Nine

WEEK NINE 

JESUS LIKE US AND YET LIKE GOD

  • By his birth, Jesus, the son of Mary, is also the Son of God. He is the centre of God’s plan in creation.
  • The gospel records underline these two facts. Read the following verses from Matthew which demonstrate this wonderful truth. (Matthew 1:1, 18, 23;  3:16-17;  16:16;  22:41-45;  26:63;  27: 40, 43,54.)
  • God’s Son was born of woman that he might be Redeemer of mankind. God was his Father - the Father’s love for us was to be made known in Jesus.
  • Jesus lived as the Son of God by doing his Father’s will in our frail and wayward nature.

DAILY READINGS AND NOTES – WEEK NINE 

Day 1: Matthew 22 The wedding garment (verse 11) is the covering from sin we each need in Christ, if we are to be acceptable. Love of God and our neighbour is the essence of discipleship (verses 37-40).
Day 2: Matthew 23 Christ will one day be recognised by Israel, when he again enters Jerusalem (verse 39).
Day 3: Matthew 24 Verses 1-28 foretold the scattering of the Jews (AD 70). Verses 29-39 are about events TODAY, prior to Christ’s return. Christ is coming back (verses 30, 44).
Day 4: Matthew 25 Three parables in this chapter show that there will be a judgment when Christ returns. We need to be ready (verse 13).
Day 5: Matthew 26 Jesus enters his darkest hour as foretold in the Scriptures. His death was symbolised in the bread and the wine (verses 26-29).
Day 6: Matthew 27 The death of the truly innocent Son of God, but the title over the cross (verse 37) bore witness to his ultimate mission.
Day 7: Matthew 28 The Lord is risen indeed and his victory is complete. The risen Christ now works with the full authority of God (verses 18-20).