NextLevel Online: Messianic Prophecy

by Jon Kehrer

In this series, Jon Kehrer (Old Testament faculty at Ozark Christian College) will look into the depths of Scripture discovering God’s sovereign plan throughout history. You will also be given tools to study scripture for yourself to understand Jesus as the Messiah.

Messianic Prophecy



Lessons

Session 1
Session 1

Rethinking Messianic Prophecy

In the first session, we talk about the first Messianic Prophecy in Scripture (Genesis 3:15).

Session 2
Session 2

Typology

In this first session, we talk about "typology", how it is a big deal, and is something we have to constantly guard against.

Session 3
Session 3

The New Testament Authors’ Guiding Principles

In this session, we understand how Jesus finds himself representing all of Israel.

Session 4
Session 4

A Method for Interpretation

What does the NT say? What does the OT say? Where else does this idea occur in Scripture? How is the NT author using the OT?

Session 5
Session 5

Dan 7:13-14 / Mark 10:45

This section is really important for understanding why people in the NT seemed to miss Jesus' prophetic descriptions. The fact that he was using the OT ironically and even interpreting Daniel 7 through the lens of Isa 53 has a lot to do with his Messianic identity and why they were so slow of heart to believe. They were so entrenched in their own understanding that they couldn't see what Jesus was saying and doing, and essentially, how he was reinterpreting the texts around himself.

Session 6
Session 6

Psalm 118:22-23 / Mark 12:10-11

Psalm 118:22-23 / Mark 12:10-11 - One of the most popular parables, and one that is crucial for understanding the way the leaders rejected Jesus.

Session 7
Session 7

Joel 2:28-32 / Acts 2:17-21

Joel 2:28-32 / Acts 2:17-21 - This will help us understand how the NT church understood what Jesus came to do.

Session 8
Session 8

Reading Revelation Messianically (Revelation 12:1-6)

The book of Revelation has perhaps the fewest OT references of all the NT. G.K. Beale goes so far as to say there are no direct quotations in the entire book! However, almost every single verse contains allusions and echoes of Old Testament texts (Revelation 12:1-6).