The Worthiness of the Messiah
Passage: John 1:41
When we know who Jesus is, we will follow. Believing demands knowing who He is!
What is a Messiah?
1. One who was anointed for a specific task. Given the Spirit. Ex: Samson
2. Chosen by God Ex: Moses, 2 Sam 12:7
3. Given Authority by God for the task.
Who is a Messiah?
1. Prophets were Messiahâ€™s (spoke on behalf of God) 1 Kings 19:16
2. Priests were Messiahâ€™s (ministered on behalf of God). A go between. Mediator. Exodus 28:41
3. Kings were Messiahâ€™s (figures for us to submit to, since we wouldnâ€™t submit to God) 1 Kings 1:34
Jesus is the Messiah: John 1:40
1. Chosen by God
2. Given Authority by God
3. Given the Spirit by God (w/o measure)
Jesus is the Word of God
1. He is the final perfect prophet
2. Jesus is the perfect sacrifice
3. Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Jesus is the perfect and final Messiah, so follow Him!