"You have to work hard to offend Christians. By nature, Christians are the most forgiving, understanding, and thoughtful group of people I've ever dealt with. They never assume the worst. They appreciate the importance of having different perspectives. They're slow to anger, quick to forgive, and almost never make rash judgments or act in anything less than a spirit of total love . . . No, wait--I'm thinking of Labrador retrievers!" David Learn, 1998

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Who is This Man? (6th of 12) JESUS: SON OF MAN

                          JESUS: SON OF MAN 
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats." 

1. Throughout the gospels, how did Jesus refer to himself? John 9:35-38

2. For what two reasons did the Son of Man come, according to Jesus? Matthew 20:20-28,  esp. verse 28 (also Mark 10:45). 

3. "Son of Man" was a commonly used term for "man" or "male human being." It is used this way  100 times in the Old Testament, 93 of them in the book of Ezekiel. Jesus may have used this name for himself because of its reference in Daniel 7. What do you learn about the Son of Man from Daniel 7:13-14?
4. Applying the term Son of Man to himself,  what did he claim about himself?

5.  In the future Jesus said we will see him. From the following passages list everything it says about the coming of the Son of Man.
     a. Matthew 16:27, 28
     b. Matthew 19:28
     c. Matthew 24:27-44, esp. verses 29-31 (see also Mark, chapter 13, esp. v. 26)
     d. Matthew 25:31-33
     e. Matthew 26:64 (see also Mark 14:61-62)
     f.  Luke 17:22-37
     g. Luke 21:25-36

6. Jesus' followers got a preview of the coming of the Son of Man: Mark 9:2-9 Describe Jesus in this passage. Based on this lesson, WHO IS THIS MAN?

(To be continued February 13)

Today I am thankful for taste buds.

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