The Mosaic Age (Part 3) : Life of Jesus (1)
Jesus was born and lived under the law of Moses (old covenant). Some people think that Jesus lived under the new covenant (Hebrews 8:13) because His life was recorded in the New Testament.
In Lesson 2, we studied about the two wills, covenants or testaments. When Christ died, the old will or old law, was done away and the new brought into effect. It was at Jesus' death that the old law or law of Moses was done away (Hebrews 9:16) and the new covenant or testament came into being. Therefore, Jesus lived under the old law and not the new.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem. The place of the birth of Jesus, the Son of God was foretold by the prophet Micah several hundred years before he was born (Micah 5:1-2). Also read Matthew 2:1-6.
While Jesus was a young child, His earthly parents, Joseph and Mary took him to Egypt because Herod (king of Judea) wanted to kill Him.
Hosea the prophet prophesied that God’s Son would lived in Egypt for a time (Hosea 11:1). After the death of Herod, Joseph and Mary took Jesus to a city called Nazareth. It was here that Jesus grew up (Luke 2:51-52).
When Jesus started his ministry or work, He was baptized in the Jordan River to fulfill all righteousness (Matthew 3:15). Immediately coming out of the water, a voice came from heaven saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17).
During his ministry, Jesus performed many miracles and told many parables. His first miracle was in Cana of Galilee where He turned water to wine (John 2).
A Bible miracle is something that was unnatural, something that could not be done by just anyone, like the example above. It is not natural to turn water into wine. This was a miracle.
A parable is a story told using simple daily applications to explain something that is spiritual. Jesus told stories about things that people knew about (like planting of seeds) to teach them things that they did now know (such as teaching the word of God is like planting seeds).
Jesus once told the parable of the sower in Matthew 13:3-9 to explain how the word of God (the seed) falls on good hearts (grounds), on hard hearts, etc. Jesus said that when the seed fell on good ground it would bring forth much fruit, some thirty fold, some sixty and some a hundred fold. Jesus explained that anyone who heard the word and understood it and brought forth fruit was like the good ground.
In the next lesson, we will study more about the ministry of Christ while he was on earth.
Fill in the blanks
Jesus lived under the __________ of _____________ although life was recorded in the _________ ________.
The old law was done away at ___________ __________ (Hebrew 9:16).
Micah prophesied that Jesus would be born in___________(Micah 5:1-2).
Jesus was baptized to ____________ all righteousness (Matthew 3:15)
From the parable of the sower, Jesus explained that teaching the word of God is like __________ __________.
Please type in true or false at the end of the statement.
Jesus was to live in Egypt for a while as prophesied by the prophet Hosea
Jesus’ first miracle was turning wine to water at Cana
A Bible miracle is something that anyone can perform
Jesus’ baptism, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17)
A parable is a story told using simple daily applications to explain something that is spiritual so that the people could understand the teachings from God
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