C.A.C SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON For September 15th, 2019. That the Scriptures Must be Fulfilled. UNIT II: THE SCRIPTURES ARE FULFILLED. September 15th, 2019.

C.A.C SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON For September 15th, 2019. That the Scriptures Must be Fulfilled. UNIT II: THE SCRIPTURES ARE FULFILLED. September 15th, 2019.



C.A.C SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON.
That the Scriptures Must be Fulfilled.
UNIT II: THE SCRIPTURES ARE FULFILLED.
September 15th, 2019
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LESSON FIVE
THE MESSIAH EVENTUALLY COMES
At the appointed time, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, in fulfillment of the Scriptures regarding the Messiah's lowly, not-to-be-desired birth.

MEMORY SCRIPTURE
He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.
(John 1:11-12)
BRIEF COMMENT
The first usage of His own most likely refers to the world of mankind in general, while the second refers to the Jewish nation. As Creator, the world belongs to the Lord as His property, but the world did not recognize Him, due to spiritual blindness. The unbelieving world had digressed from the Word of the Creator. The world did not know its own Creator.
IN John 1:11, John used the word His own to refer to Jesus' own people, the Jews. They possessed the scriptures that testified of His person and coming. Yet, they still did not accept Him. Jesus came to the Jews who were in a covenant relationship with God, and thus had been given the Old Testament law. By the time Jesus came, the majority of the Jews had created a religion after their own traditions. Because Jesus did not fit into the Jews imagination of who the Messiah should be, He did not conform to their religious traditionalism. Therefore, the majority of the Jews rejected Him.
However, we must not assume that all Israel rejected Jesus. In John 1:12, it shows that as many as received Him, He gave the right to became His children. Those who were sons of Abraham by faith, accepted Him as the Messiah and Saviour of the world. To receive Him who is the Word of God means to acknowledge Him, have faith in Him and bear allegiance to Him.
The word gave, emphasises the grace of God involved in the gift of salvation (Eph. 2:8-10). Those who receive Him and believe in His name are given the privilege of becoming the sons and daughters of God. Receiving and believing are the conditions one fulfils in doing what God requires to become His child.
DEVOTIONAL BIBLE READING FOR WEEK ONE
Mon. 9: He Came in the Flesh (Rom. 8:3)
Tue. 10: He Came as Ransom for Redemption (Rom. 8:4)
Wed. 11: He Came to Justify Us (2 Cor. 5:21)
Thur. 12: He Came to Save Us (Luke 19:10)
Fri. 13: He Came to Deliver Us (Heb. 7:25-27)
Sat. 14: He Came to Redeem Us (1 Pet. 1:18-19)
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS
1. The Scriptures were fulfilled when God brought His only begotten Son into the world to deliver us from sin and death.
2. The coming of the Son of God into the world was under the strategic timing providentially set aside by God. His coming was in line with what God had said in His Scriptures, and His return would align with the Scriptures, in every sense.
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 9:6-7; 11:1-5
AIM AND OBJECTIVES
AIM. To establish that God sent the only Saviour of the world at the appointed time, in fulfillment of the scriptures.
OBJECTIVES: At the end of this two-week lesson, learners should be able to:
i. demonstrate a better of and love for Jesus, our Messiah/Saviour;
ii. Acknowledge the birth of Jesus to the scriptural expectation that the Messiah would be traceable to Abraham;
iii.defend the fact that the Son God came at the right time appointed by God; and
iv. establish a link between the lowliness of Jesus' birth with the expectation that He would be born as the Seed of the Woman.
INTRODUCTION
TEXTUAL SOURCE: MATTHEW 1:1-17; 2:1-5; LUKE 1:1-4,26-38; GALATIANS 4:1-4
The previous lesson, the fourth in the series, titled, IN RELATION TO THE END-TIME EVENTS, was such a blessing to us. The Holy Spirit, through the instrumentality of God's Word, furnished us with wonderful insights regarding the end-time events, as we have it lined up in the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments.
The current lesson, as usual, is a two-week lesson and centers on the fulfillment of the Scriptures that promised the coming of the Messiah. So, in the course of these two weeks, we shall be looking at how the Scriptures were fulfilled on the coming of the promised Messiah.
The genealogy of spiritual history shows that Jesus Christ is the legal Heir to the throne of David. The genealogy emphasises the power of God to keep His promises. It shows Jesus to be the legal divine Heir, born of a woman. It is not just given to satisfy man's curiosity about Jesus' roots, or to give His followers a reason to boast. The Scriptures, most especially Matthew, traced the roots of Jesus Christ in order to show that He is the promised Messiah.
The Messiah was to be the Son of Abraham, and of David. God gave Abraham and his Seed, the promise of being blessings to the whole world, as well as David and his Seed, the promise of eternal government. Therefore, the Gospels set out to affirm that Jesus Christ, born of a woman, is the promised Son of Abraham, and of David. The believers will share in the blessings of Abraham and in the eternal reign promised David.
As we settle down to study this lesson, let us be expectant of those good and great things God has ordained to do with, in and for us through it. May we not miss any. Amen.
INTRODUCTION TO EACH DIVISION
This lesson is divided into two sections, I and II. Each of the sections is further subdivided into A and B.
DIVISION I: BORN A JEW
This part of the lesson makes us to know that Jesus, the Son of God, is the true Heir to the throne of David. Also, it shows to us that the genealogy of Christ demonstrates that God's grace is not inherited, but it is given as God wills. It emphasises the power of God to keep His promises. This lesson gives us understanding that the world needs a Saviour and Deliverer, and at His own appointed time, God sent His only begotten Son to the world. The appearance of Jesus Christ put an end to the slavery of man to the law of sin and death. In other words, humanity received total freedom from the law and sin, by the coming of Christ.
DIVISION II: BORN OF A WOMAN
Division II focuses the attention of the learners on the birth of the Saviour, that is, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He is the Son of God, but chose to come into the world through a virgin, without the sexual role of a man. And this was in fulfillment of the prophet Isaiah. The woman conceived by the Word of God, miraculously. This lesson also shows to us the humility of Jesus Christ Who was born by a woman to a poor family, born in a shocking place, a smelly stable, and laid in a manger.
LESSON OUTLINE
I. BORN A JEW
A. TRACED TO ABRAHAM
B. TIMELINESS OF HIS BIRTH
II. BORN OF A WOMAN
A. THE SEED OF THE WOMAN
B. THE LOWLINESS OF HIS BIRTH.
LESSON EXPOSITION
I. BORN A JEW (Matthew 1:1-17; Galatians 4:1-4)
The scriptures are fulfilled because as it was prophesied, the Son of man, the Saviour of the world, is the true Heir of the Father and descendant of both Abraham and David. He came to the world at the right time set by God to accomplish the purpose determined by God.
A. TRACED TO ABRAHAM (Matt. 1:1-17)
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham (v.1).
i. There are indisputable Scriptures given on the birth of Jesus, the Son of God (Isa. 7:14; 9:1-9). These Scriptures and the genealogy of Jesus shows Him to be legal Heir of the Father, even the promised Messiah.
ii. Matt. 1:1-16: The Scriptures makes us to understand that the Messiah would be the Son of Abraham (Gen. 12:1-3; 22:18), and of David (2 Sam. 7:12). That is, He was to be a descendant of both.
iii. v. 1: The Jews believed these promises of God, and patiently waited for the fulfillment. The gospel of Matthew shows Jesus as the promised Son of Abraham and David.
iv. v. 17: The generations from Abraham to David are 14; from David until the captivity in Babylon, 14; and from the captivity until Christ, 14. The genealogy of Christ demonstrates that God's grace is not inherited, but it is given as He wills. It emphasises the power of God to keep His promises (vv. 11-16).
v. God gave to Abraham and his seed the promise of blessings for the whole world. He gave to David and his seed, the promise of eternal government. Jesus came and was traceable to both Abraham and David. What an accurate God!
B. TIMELINESS OF HIS BIRTH (Gal. 4:1-4)
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law (Galatians 4:4).
i. vv. 1-3: Since the Fall of man, the situation has been terrible: we (have been) were in bondage under the elements of the world (v. 3). However, God had promised to intervene at the right time (cf. Gen. 3:15).
ii. v. 4a: The coming of Christ into the world was not by chance. It was under the strategic timing that was providentially set by God. He came at the appointed time decided by God.
iii. v. 4b: The Son of God, born of a woman, was born under the Law, lived under the Law, in order to secure the perfect righteousness of the Law for man (Rom. 10:3ff). The Law is characterised by the weakness that it doesn't give life. Jesus Christ had to obey the Law in every single precept, and stand before God as the perfect and ideal Man.
iv. The world needed a Deliverer. God sent His Son to the world, not an angel, or any other creature. God cared and loved man, so much that He sent His Son to deliver man from the terrible condemnation of the Law.
v. God made the coming of Jesus to transverse the end of the Law and the commencement of grace, so that through Him, people would no longer be slaves to the Law of sin and death (Rom. 6:14; 8:1,2).
vi. Because of the love God has for man, He sent His own Son to deliver and give total freedom to man from the terrible condemnation of the Law, at His own appointed time.
LESSON DERIVED
1. The plan and purpose of God surpass human understanding, and take care of His eternal agenda for man. This is adequately revealed in Abraham and David, and fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
2. Whatever God plans to do will be established at His own appointed time.
WORK TO DO
God never hesitated to present Jesus, His Son, to the world at the right time. Discuss.
SUGGESTED ANSWER TO WORK TO DO
i. God cares and loves man. He sent His Son to deliver man from the terrible condemnation of the law.
ii. The coming of the Son of man silenced the Law and gave man grace.
iii. God established His plans at His appointed time.
iv. The coming of the Son of God takes care of His eternal agenda for man.
v. God showed His love to the world by giving us His only Son, and this is because the world needed a deliverer.
iv. The Son of God was born of a woman under the Law, lived under the law in order to secure the perfect righteousness of the law for man.
vii.God could have spared His Son from coming to die as ransom for the redemption of humanity, but He chose to release Him at the appointed time (cf. Rom. 8:32).
viii.God never hesitated to give Jesus to the world at the appointed time because of His love for humanity. The gift of Jesus to the world is very expensive (costly) to God, through free to us.
ix. This Gift must never be misappropriated, lest those who misappropriate the gift would regret, immediately and ultimately.
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