Bible Class Handout #3

The Bible: God’s Picture Book that Doesn’t Use Pictures
Chapter 3: God uses job titles

Introduction:
Explain what we mean when we say Jesus has an “office”.

 

What office was Jesus appointed to?
(Hint: it means “Anointed”)

 

Bible trivia time: Jesus’ office of Messiah is often called a three-fold office. What are the names of those three offices?

The Three-Fold Office
Prophet
Describe the work of a prophet? Isaiah 6:8; Jeremiah 1:7

Why do we attribute that same office to Jesus?
Deuteronomy 18:15,18,19

John 6:14

John 12:49

What was his message? Luke 4:43

Did he only preach gospel?

Explain why Jesus preached this message. Acts 26:15-18


Priest
What does a priest do? (See Leviticus 16:15-17)

What was Jesus’ priestly work? Romans 5:19

Explain Jesus’ two types of obedience:
1 Peter 2:22

Philippians 2:8

Compare and contrast Jesus and other priests. Hebrews 10:1,5,9,10

Evaluate: Jesus’ offices of prophet and priest relate to one another

King
Why do we call Christ King? Psalm 2:6; Matthew 28:18

What is his kingdom like? Daniel 7:14
______________ and ________________

Compare these passages. What does each say about Christ’s rule?
1 Corinthians 15:27
1 Peter 2:9
Revelation 21:1-4


T or F- Jesus will physically rule here on this earth John 18:36
Conclusion:
Through whom does Jesus continue his office of Prophet?


How does Christ continue in his office of priest for you? How is that an encouragement to you?


Explain your role in Christ’s three-fold kingdom?


What comfort/confidence do we have here on earth knowing Jesus is our King?


Further Reading:
Note- You are only recommended to do one of these. You are free to do more, if you wish
Jesus as Prophet- Read Jeremiah 23:1-6, 25-32. What warning does God give to his “prophets?” How can you help to make sure God’s prophets are speaking the right things?
Jesus as Priest- Read Hebrews 4:14-5:10. What argument does the writer to the Hebrews make about Jesus being our high priest?
Jesus as King- Read Deuteronomy 17:14-20. What was expected of the kings of Israel? How is Christ a perfect fulfillment?

 

The Bible: God’s Picture Book that Doesn’t Use Pictures
Chapter 4: God uses money talk

Introduction:
Warm up question: Why does someone receive a fine for breaking the law?

 

Review and further explanation
Compare and Contrast the OT sacrifices and Jesus sacrifice


What was the purpose of those sacrifices? Hebrews 10:3; Hebrews 10:1

Ransom/Redemption
Define the word “ransom”. Define “redeem”.

From what did Christ redeem us? Hosea 13:14

With what did Christ redeem us? 1 Peter 1:18-19

Was blood really necessary? Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22

Discuss: To whom was this ransom paid?


Evaluate: “God could forgive sins by his mighty power.”


Satisfaction/Atonement
A/D Jesus’ ransom made God gracious to us

So, then what is the result of Jesus’ payment? Romans 5:9; Galatians 4:5

That payment was made in place of whom?
Matthew 19:14

Galatians 3:28

John 8:56
To put it simply- For ___________________

That also means for ___________________


How could Jesus have paid for the sins of every single person?


Why can we be sure that God was satisfied with Jesus’ payment? 1 Corinthians 15:12-21

Deposit
What does God give to you that receives the benefits of Jesus’ payment? Ephesians 2:8

Which person of the Trinity do we usually refer to with the creation of faith? Ephesians 1:13

What does verse 14 add to what the Holy Spirit is for us?
Conclusion:
What conclusion must we be careful about drawing from this statement: Christ paid for every single one of my sins.

How does this picture affect how you determine worth or value of things in your life?


How does that picture affect how we do “money talk” here at Loving Shepherd?

 

How does this picture affect how you determine your own worth?

 

Further Reading:
Read 1 Peter 1:13-2:1
When we hear the news of Christ’s redemptive work; how we have been purchased and washed to be made holy, how do we act as “obedient children?”

Personal application- How can you take 2:1 and put it into practice?