Aloha Friday Message – December 7, 2018 – 2018 Advent Series #2

1849AFC113018 – 2018 Advent Series #2

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   Philippians 1:8-11 For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight 10 to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, 11 having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.

Today’s Key Verse comes from the second reading for the Second Sunday of Advent. It expresses my own purpose for sending this to you today. I do so very much wish that your love would overflow more and more with knowledge and insight that flows like a river straight from the Holy Bible and into your hearts and minds! To that end, I have compiled for us a modest reading list. I hope you will use it, and spend some time using the links.

This message could end up being the shortest in a long time or the longest ever. I’m going to give you a list of Messianic Psalms, Psalms that speak prophetically about Jesus’ birth or about his passion, death, and resurrection. With each Psalm, I will give you a link to a verse the shows how that prophecy was fulfilled “in accordance with the Scriptures.” There are several dozen more places in the Old Testament that contain prophecy about Jesus, but I will present mostly texts only from Psalms.

The reason I say this will be short is that I am not going to comment on the texts. The reason I say this will be the longest ever is that I am asking you to go through the table below each day of the coming week and look up the Psalm with the prophecy and the verse describing the fulfillment of the prophecy. The conclusion I hope you will reach by the end of the week is that Jesus has been the Christ since before the Earth began, and will be the Christ forever after the Earth is dissolved. As we did last week, we will be focusing on and confirming the Divinity of Jesus. Even more desirable would be to have you pull out your real, not Internet, Bible and look up these passages! That would be the best thing for this study! I’ve updated all the links, too, and I really encourage you to go to the links for the Psalms and read them from Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) as well. Just use the  I think you will enjoy seeing God’s word expressed in the context of the Hebrew language. Just use the drop-down menu to find it.

 

Date Psalms about his coming
Friday, 12/7 Psalm 2:6 – He will be a King Matthew 21:5; John 18:36-37
Psalm 2:7 – You are my Son, today I have begotten you Matthew 3:17; Acts 13:33
Psalm 69:9 – It is zeal for your house that has consumed me John 2:16-17
Saturday, 12/8 Psalm 78:2 – He will speak in parables Matthew 13:34-35
Psalm 110:1 – He will be called Lord Matthew 22:43–45; Luke 2:11; Hebrews 1:10
Psalm 118:22 – He will be the stone rejected by the builders. (↕ Music Link) Acts 4:10-11; Romans 9:32-33; 1 Peter 2:7-8
Sunday 12/9 Psalm 118:26 – He will come to the Temple Matthew 21:12; John 2:13-17
Psalm 132:11; Jeremiah 23:5 – He will come from the House of David Matthew 1:1; Luke 3:23, 31
Psalms about his Passion, Death, and Resurrection
Psalm 16:10; Psalm 30:3 – He will die but not decay Acts 2:31; Acts 13:33-35
Psalm 22:1 – He is abandoned Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34
Monday, 12/10 Psalm 22:7 – People wag their heads and mock him Matthew 27:39; Mark 15:29-30
Psalm 22:16 – He will be counted among sinners Matthew 27:38; Mark 15:27; Luke 23:32; John 19:18
Psalm 22:16 – Hands and feet pierced John 19:22-37 (Please be sure to read this one.)
Tuesday, 12/11 Psalm 22:17 – They will stare and mock Matthew 27:36; Luke 23:35
Psalm 22:18 –Garments are divided and lots are cast Matthew 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:23-25
Psalm 30:3; Psalm 41:10; Psalm 118:17 – He will be raised to life on the third day Acts 13:33; Matthew 28:6; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:34-46; John 2:18-22
Wednesday, 12/12 Psalm 41:9; Psalm 55:12-14 – Betrayed by a friend Matthew 10:4; Matthew 26:20-25; Mark 14:18-21; John 13:18
Psalm 68:18-20 – He ascends to Heaven and defeats death Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51; John 20:17; Acts 1:9
Psalm 69:21 – Given vinegar to drink (vin egar – sour wine) Matthew 27:34, 48; Mark 15:23, 36; Luke 23:36; John 19:29
Psalm 110:1 – Sits at the right hand of God Hebrews 1:3 (Some translations use the term “refulgence“); Acts 2:34-35
Thursday, 12/13 Psalm 22:26-31There is Victory in Jesus over death and the devil. (↕ Music Link) Hebrews 2:14; 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

 

Please pray with us here at Share-a-Prayer.

And pray as well for …

  • Missionaries who go out into the world to carry the Good News and the Sacraments to every land and nation, including missionaries, itinerant preachers, and lay people carrying God’s word and God’s gifts to our communities.
  • For families enduring illness, rebellion, addiction, failing marriages, or other grievous trials, we ask God to brighten and lighten their days by planting hope wherever despair sprouts up.
  • Pray for love. Love of family, love of friends, love of life, love of scripture, love of mercy, and love of God in all things and through all things for the endless Glory of God.

Jesus is Lord!

MARAN ATHA! MARANA THA!

Whatever, whenever, wherever, whoever, however, if ever, forever — at your service, Beloved.

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Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages are from the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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