Lecture 5: Biblical Theology of Jesus in the Gospels
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The "Son of Man" as a beginning fulfillment of the great tribulation. The biblical theology of Jesus in the Gospels.
III. The “Son of Man” in the Gospels as a Beginning Fulfillment of the Great Tribulation Prophecy in Daniel 7
A. The three OT signs of the coming Great Tribulation:
1. Cosmic upheaval
3. Deceptive false teaching
B. The Great Tribulation is already/not yet in nature (see 1 Timothy 4:1-2; 2 Timothy 3:1; 2 Peter 3; Jude 18-19).
C. The armor passage from Ephesians 6 is an allusion to the great end-time battle from Isaiah.
D. Personal sin has practical implications as it participates in the historical drama of redemption.
E. Tribulation escalates with coming of Jesus.
Biblical Theology of Jesus in the Gospels
Introduction: Overview of Biblical Theology Leading Up to Jesus
A. The first creation
B. The fall of mankind into sin
C. The separation of the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent
D. Movement toward a new heaven and a new earth recapitulation through redemptive history
I. New Creation as Found in the Genealogies of the Gospels
A. The genealogy begins with biblos genessos.
B. Matthew is narrating the record of the new age, the new creation, launched by the coming, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
C. Jesus is called Messiah because he is fulfilling the great Messianic prophecies.
D. Mention of Abraham is crucial because of the gentile thread woven through the genealogy.
E. The symbolic value of the “seven” pattern.
F. The significance of Luke’s genealogy.
G. Mark 1:1 states “the beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
H. Note the new creation imagery in John 1
II. Jesus Sums Up Israel in Himself
A. Jesus comes to do what Israel should have done.
B. Jesus begins to reconstitute Israel.
C. Jesus conducts warfare against Satan and his demons.
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