Notes to accompany "Reflections on the Passion of the Christ."
Many have been shocked by the movie, The Passion of the Christ.
Not the kind of movie to see many times. Not bringing in popcorn.
Rev 13:8 In God?s eyes, Jesus is a ?lamb, slain from the creation of the world.?
God had this in mind all along.
We should have know it was coming.
Jn 5:39,40 The OT is about me. Imagine how this made the Jews feel.
We will look at these prophecies.
1. Were these really written hundreds of years beforehand?
a. Septuagint Hebrew to Greek 200 BC
b. Dead SeaScrolls
2. How do I know these things really happened?
c. Talmud?. Jewish writings. Many are a matter of historical record.
Note: Pontius Pilate was definitely a real person!!!!
3. Maybe Jesus was plotting to make a false claim to be the Messiah?
a. a big price to pay. The Messiah had to be killed.
Slide: Gethsemane. Jesus was not exactly fired up about being the Messiah
at this point.
Slide: Fortress Antonia
Slide: The Courtyard of Flagellation
Slide: Would Jesus do this if he was faking being the Messiah?
Slide: One of the streets in Jerusalem Jesus may have dragged his cross
Slide: Jesus dragging his cross.
Was Jesus despised and rejected?
Do we know this from history?
Could Jesus have arranged this one?
But he was pierced for our transgressions. (John 19:31-35)
Could Jesus have arranged for this to happen?
Q: How did Isaiah know about the piercing? (A lamb slain from?)
Jesus was killed for your sins? How do you feel about that?
Isaiah 53:6,7 Did this happen? How did Isaiah know this?
Could Jesus have arranged to fulfill this one?
Micah 5:2 The Messiah has to be from Bethlehem.
Matter of historical record.
Definitely not arranged by Jesus
Isaiah 9:1-6 Messiah from Galilee, near Zebulun and Naphtali
(2 slides of maps)
Could Jesus arrange this?
Q: How many people in the history have been from Zeb and Naph, but born in Be
Again, How did Isaiah know this?
The Messiah will be crucified. Why? Our sin!!
Imagine how David felt when he wrote this. What am I talking about????
Imagine how Jesus felt when he read this. This is what is in store for
I can count all my bones. Jn 19:31-35. Jesus? bones unbroken.
Q: Did they divide Jesus clothing or gamble? Both?
Did Jesus put them up to it while on the cross: Hey guys?
Thirty pieces of silver. Imagine Zechariah: ?Why did I write that??
Not 29, not 31?. 30!!
Throw it to the potter Again, Zechariah: Why did I write this?
Q: How did Zechariah know this?
Daniel 9:24-26 My favorite.
Decree of Artaxerxes (Ezra 7:12-16) 458 BC
70 sevens = 490 490 – 458 = -32 no zero BC = AD 33
According to the OT, the Messiah must be:
Born in Bethlehem
Raised in Galilee near Nazareth
Despised and rejected
Silent before accusers
Garments divided and gambled over
Betrayed for 30 pieces of silver
Come to Jerusalemto put an end to sin in about AD 33
How many people are qualified to be the Messiah?
The Bible is inspired by God
God didn?t just allow for he planned the suffering, torture and death of his
This was for us. How do you respond to the cross?