Rabbi Schneider — Christmas

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God bless you and Shalom, beloved one. My name's Messianic Rabbi K.A. Schneider. Welcome today to this very special edition of Discovering the Jewish Jesus.

I'm calling this a special edition because we're gonna be looking at Christmas today, and we're gonna be examining Messianic prophecy in the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament and how that was fulfilled at Messiah's birth and his ministry.

But you know, as we're in Christmas season right now, perhaps some of you are tired, you've been running around shopping. We know that for many today that Jesus is forgotten about as Christmas is being celebrated.

So let's begin today's broadcast by making King Jesus the center of our Christmas experience. I'm gonna sing a little song that most of us know. I don't have the best voice in the world, but you'll appreciate, beloved, the focus.

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, there's just something about your name.
Master, Savior, Jesus, let all heaven and earth proclaim.
Kings and kingdoms will all pass away, King Jesus,
But there's something about your name.

We love you, Jesus, and we thank you for coming to earth, being born of a virgin, dying for us, and bringing us to God, Amen and Amen.

So we're gonna look today at some prophecies in the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, Messianic prophecies. I'm gonna be showing you several things. I'm gonna be showing you, number one, that Jesus's lineage was prophesied in advance.

In other words, I'm gonna show you that God told us in the Book of Genesis that Jesus would come through the line of Abraham. In fact we're gonna see that not only did the Lord tell us that the Messiah would come through the line of Abraham, but that he would also come through the line of Isaac and Jacob.

Then I'm gonna show you how Jesus would be a descendent of the tribe of Judah. Then I'm gonna show you, beloved ones, how the Hebrew Bible prophesied that he'd be born of a virgin, that his name would be called Immanuel because it means God is with us.

I'm gonna show you about the prophecy of that in the Old Testament and the promise of that or the fulfillment of it in the New Testament. I'm gonna show you how the Hebrew Bible prophesied that he'd be a light to the Gentiles.

I'm gonna show you how the Scriptures told us that he would be a man that would do miracles; the God-man, Christ Jesus, displaying who he was, and giving authenticity to his message by performing miracles.

And finally, beloved, I'm gonna show you how the Scriptures taught that Jesus would be rejected by his own people by and large, but would be a light to the Gentile nations, rejected by his own people.

But many still believed in him from the nation of Israel and his message went far and wide and covered the whole earth. So knowing now where I'm going, let's begin looking at some prophecy.
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