The Messiah as Israel

July 30, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 49:1-8 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - July 30, 2017 - Christ in the OT series - Alan Conner

The Messiah as Israel

Isaiah 49:1-8

Intro

A. CHRIST AS THE TRUE ISRAEL (Isaiah 49:3).

1. Who is called Israel in Isaiah 49:3?

2. The Messiah is described (Isaiah 49: 1-8):

a. The Messiah speaks, Isaiah 49:1-5, esp. Isaiah 49:3

b. Called and named from Mary’s womb (Isaiah 49:1) -

c. His mouth is like a sharp sword (Isaiah 49:2) -

d. He is the LORD’s servant (Isaiah 49:3).

e. He toiled in vain (Isaiah 49:4) -

f. With God as His strength, He will bring back Jacob and Israel (Isaiah 49:5-6).

g. He will be the light of the nations (Isaiah 49:6).

h. He is despised, abhorred, yet chosen (Isaiah 49:7).

i. He is given as a covenant of the people (Isaiah 49:8).

3. Christ as the new Israel in Matthew’s gospel.

B. HISTORY OF THE NAME ISRAEL.

1. Jacob wrestled with an angel (Gen. 32:24-26).

2. Jacob prevails and is renamed Israel (Gen. 32:27-28),

C. WHY THE NEED FOR A MESSIANIC ISRAEL?

1. Jacob’s descendants failed to lived up to the name Israel.

2. Christ as the new Israel will fulfill the role of OT Israel.

Conclusion