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Footprints of the Messiah

by Dr. Chuck Missler

Mystery of the Messiah

What Bible study is mentioned twelve times in one book of the Bible, was given on seven different occasions by seven different people, and is hardly ever offered today? Jesus as the Old Testament’s Messiah of Israel!

In the early years of Christianity there was no New Testament. Jesus taught from the Hebrew Scriptures, and after His resurrection the first lesson He gave came straight from the Old Testament:

And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

Luke 24:25

Peter, Stephen, Philip, Paul, Apollos, Aquila, and Aquila’s wife Priscilla each had the important challenge of presenting Jesus as the Messiah from the Tanakh, the Hebrew Old Testament. Collectively, these lessons were recorded on 12 different occasions:

  1. Acts 2:22–38: Peter’s first sermon
  2. Acts 3:18–26: Peter’s second sermon
  3. Acts 7: Stephen before the Sanhedrin
  4. Acts 8:26–39: Philip and the Ethiopian Treasurer
  5. Acts 9:20–22: Saul at Damascus
  6. Acts 10:42–43: Peter’s sermon to the Gentiles
  7. Acts 13:16–41: Paul’s sermon at Antioch
  8. Acts 17:2–3: Paul at Thessalonica
  9. Acts 18:5: Paul at Corinth
  10. Acts 18:24–28: Apollos, Aquila, and Priscilla at Ephesus and Corinth
  11. Acts 26:23: Paul at Agrippa
  12. Acts 28:23: Paul at Rome

Not once in these passages did Paul or Peter preach without mentioning the Resurrection of Christ. They never let that chance go by, even when they were defending themselves against the authorities. In every case, they reminded their adversaries that, though they had killed Jesus, He had beaten death. We can imagine how frustrated these disbelieving persecutors must have been as Paul and Peter rubbed their noses in the mess the Jewish authorities had created.

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In Loving Memory of Chuck Missler

Koinonia House announces the death of its Founder and retired Board Chairman, Dr. Charles W. “Chuck” Missler. He was 83 years old, and passed away peacefully at his home in Reporoa, New Zealand. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy and his two sons, Charles “Chip” and Mark. He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Bright and Meshell Missler, and eight grandchildren. Continue Reading →

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