Here is the Fill in the blank we did in class. If you were not in class I sent you an email with the answers. You should complete this by printing off the original and then filling in answers from answer sheet provided. PLEASE read the scripture verses listed as you go to get the full benefit.
BIG IDEA: Jesus was conceived by a special work of the Holy Spirit, which brought about a virgin birth.
His special life would have a two-fold mission: _________________ and ______________.
The ______________ of Christ is essential for _______________ the Old Testament promises of
KEY QUESTION: Why is the virgin conception/birth significant?
THE PROPHECY OF THE VIRGIN CONCEPTION
Read Isaiah 7:1, 5,6
Describe the conflict.
Read 7:3-4, 7-9
What assurance did the Lord give to King Ahaz through the prophet Isaiah?
What did the Lord require of Ahaz? What would happen if Ahaz didn’t fulfill it?
Read Isaiah 7:10-11
What did the Lord promise to do in order to confirm His assurances to Ahaz?
Read Isaiah 7:12
What excuse did Ahaz give in order to refuse the Lord’s offer?
Is asking for a sign wrong?
Sometimes it is a sign of __________________ for people who refuse to take God at His ___________.
In this case, God ________________ to give a sign. God knew Ahaz’s ________________ heart. You can’t play games with God.
God saw through Ahaz’s ____________________________. God replied, I am ______________ of excuses of this wicked king.
It was at this point God turned to give the nation of _________________ a sign.
Read Isaiah 7:14
What sign would the Lord give to the nation?
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN CONCEPTION
You NEED to know what the Bible teaches.
The _________________ teaches that Jesus had a _________________ mother, but he did not have a
human ____________________.He was born of a _____________.
You NEED to know that how this worked is a _______________________.
The virgin Mary’s _______________________ had to do with the overshadowing _______________ of the ______________ _______________. Luke 1:35. The Bible does not explain precisely how that happened.
Why does the Bible teach It? You NEED to know.
The most important thing about the virgin birth in not how it _____________, but why it is significant.
______________ had to be a _____________, descended from ___________ and born of a
______________, in order to ________________ God’ s promise of a _________________ who would
come from the seed of the _________________.
Jesus had to be ________________ united with __________________.
The way Jesus was conceived by the _______________ _______________reinforced that He had specifically come from ___________ that He was in fact the ___________ of _________.
His __________ birth reinforced that He was truly ______________.
JESUS MISSION: SAVIOR
REMEMBER we must place Jesus’ _____________ words and exemplary _______ in context of CFR.
We also need to remember the __________________ relationships He ____________. You must
understand Him as the Christ, the _________________ _______________.
Matthew emphasized Jesus as ____________________. Jesus’ mission was to save his people from their sins.
People in Jesus day and in our day have had misconceptions about the ______________ of Jesus coming. Most people are more interested in a _____________ kind of deliverance. They assume that their primary problem is _____________________.
Read Psalm 130: 1-8 and Jeremiah 31:34.
Explain the mission in Matthew 1:21 and Luke 22:20.
The name Jesus means: The Lord _______________, pointing people to __________________ covenant
GOD. This salvation is a redemption from ___________ or ____________.
This promise of salvation from sin is ______________ in the Old Testament saints’ hope-filled longing
for God’s __________________________. This was provided through the _____ _______________.
JESUS MISSION: KING
The root problem in this world is the _____________________ ___________ of each ________________.
The fundamental solution is the __________________ ______________________________ of the sinful heart.
The world’s system is opposed to God’s _______________and _____________ to God’s design.
What should believer’s lives look like?
Luke’s emphasis is Jesus as King. Jesus ____________ was to reign as the ___________________
____________ over His people forever in a kingdom without __________.
Connect the keywords (throne, house, and kingdom in Luke 1:32-33 to the Davidic Covenant in 2 Samuel 7:16. How do you think those keywords fit with the land, seed and blessing promised to Abraham?
Compare Mary’s Song of praise in Luke 1: 46-56 with Hannah’s prayer in 1 Samuel 2 :1-10. What specific ideas are similar in the prayer and the song?
God’s redemption comes about by means of ______________ ____________________.
The ________________ are the ones who will inherit His _________________.