Christian Churches of God

 

 

No. CB2_2

 

 

Lesson:

 Who is Jesus?

(Edition 1.0 20070204-20070204)

 

In this lesson we will review the paper Who is Jesus (No. CB2) and the key points associated with Jesus the Christ, and provide activity-based lessons to assist the children with learning the material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lesson:

Who is Jesus?

 

 

Goal:  

Children will know the difference between Joshua (or Iesou) the Messiah of the Bible versus the being portrayed as Jesus Christ by modern Christianity.

 

Objectives:

  1. Children will be able to identify the One True God.
  2. Children will be able to identify Jesus Christ, His only begotten son.
  3. Children will be able to have some understanding of the terms, Unitarian, Binitarian, Ditheist, and Trinitarian.
  4. Children will be able to list three of Messiah’s priestly duties.
  5. Children will be able to list three of Messiah’s kingly duties.
  6. Children will have a simple understanding of Messiah’s lineage.
  7. Children will have a general idea of Messiah’s Second Advent – return to Earth – to take up his kingly responsibilities and role as Day Star of the planet.

 

Resources:

 Who is Jesus? (No. CB2)

Who is God? (No. CB1)

Summary: Genealogy of the Messiah (No.119z)

Lesson: Law at our Doorposts (No. CB80)

Ephod, Curious Girdle and Breastpiece (No. CB65)

 

Relevant Scriptures:

Matthew 3:17; 5:17-19; 16:16; John 14:28; Romans 1:4, Luke 1:32

 

Format:

Open with prayer

Lesson on Activity

Close with prayer

 

Lesson:

  1. Read through the paper Who is Jesus? (No. CB2) unless the lesson is read as a sermonette.
  2. Review questions from the work sheet, Who is Jesus? There are many options of questions and activities contained in this lesson. The facilitator is able to review the entire lesson and select which parts they would like to present to their group of students.
  3. Activity Options:

A.     Who is Jesus Worksheet

B.     Experiential: The Maze of Messiah

C.     Genealogy of Messiah: Relay race with question matching

D.     Worksheet: The names of Messiah then and now

E.      Pictorial: The Miracle Match

 

 


Who is Jesus Worksheet?                                             

Reference text Who is Jesus? (No. CB2)

 

1.      Who created everything? (Gen. 1:1; Jn. 17:3; 1Jn. 5:20; 1Tim. 6:16)

                                                                                                                                   

 

2.       What was the first thing created? (Col. 1:15-19, Rev. 3:14)                                          

 

3.      What did the angels do when the Earth was created? (Job 38:1-7)                                 

 

4.      Did things remain perfect? (Isa. 14:12-19)                                                                     

 

5.      What had Eloah set in place before the foundation of the world to reconcile man and

the fallen Host back to Himself?                                                                                     

 

6.       What were the names of Joshua the Messiah’s physical parents? (Lk 1:23-35; Mat.

1:18)                                                                                                                           

 

7.      What lineage did Christ get from his mother Miriam? (Lk. 3:23-38) – through David,

through Nathan and Levi through Shimei (Zech. 12:8-14). This was Miriam’s lineage through her father and mother.

                                                                                                                                   

 

8.      What lineage did Christ get from Joseph his supposed father? (Mat.1:1-16) – through David and Solomon. This lineage also lists significant women in the lineage, though for various reasons women are not usually listed in lineages.)                                       

9.      What tribe was Jesus born into? (Mat. 1:2)                                                                    

 

10.  Are we to keep Christ’s birthday? (Lk. 22:14-23)                                                         

 

11.  Is Jesus the Christ the One True God? (Jn. 20:27-28)                                        

 

12.  Is Jesus the Christ the son of the Living God? (Mat. 16:16)                                            

 

13.  What does the “the Christ” or the “Messiah” mean?                                                       

 

14.  Was Christ anointed/appointed above or over anyone; if so who? (Ps. 45:7; Heb. 1:9)

                                                                                                                                   

 

15.  Is Jesus the Christ the only born son of God (Mat. 3:17; Jn. 1:18; 1Jn. 4:9)

                                                                                                                                   

 

16.   Was part of Jesus’ job to be Saviour and Redeemer? (Mat. 14:33; Jn. 1:18; 1Jn. 4:9)

                                                                                                                                   

 

17.  Do we pray to the Father in the name of the son? (Jn. 14:12-14; 15:16)                         

 

18.  Should we ever worship Jesus? (Lk. 11:1-2)                                                                 

 

19.  What Commandment gives us the answer? (Ex. 20:3)                                        

 

20.  Who is the greatest of all? (Jn. 10:29)                                                                

 

21.  Who gave life to the son (Jn. 5:26)                                                                                 

 

22.  Did Christ have life in and of and by himself?                                                      

 

23.  Does Christ know everything? (Rev. 1:1)                                                                       

 

24.  Has anyone seen or heard the Father? (Jn. 1:18; 5:37)                                       

 

25.  Did Christ have a spiritual life before he was created a physical human being?

(Jn. 6:38; 8:23, 58; Jn. 17:5; Phil 2:5-7 - RSV)                                                  

 

26.  Why did Jesus come in the form of man? (Jn. 3:16)                                                        

 

27.  Did many people believe Jesus when he was alive on the planet? (Jn. 10:20)       

 

28.  Was Jesus a powerful teacher? (Mat. 7:28-29)                                                  

 

29.  Were the parables for everyone to understand? (Mk. 4:34)                                

 

30.  Should we listen to those that say Jesus came to do away with the Law?

(Mat. 5:17-19)                                                                                                  

 

31.  Are God’s Laws still in effect today? (Mat. 5:18-19)                                                     

32.  What time was Christ put on the stake? Was it still light?                                                

 

33.  What happened at noon? (Mat. 27:45, Lk. 23:44)                                                         

 

34.  What time were the lambs killed for the afternoon sacrifice?                               

 

35.  What time did Christ die? (Mat. 27:46-50, Mk. 15:34)                                      

 

36.  How many hours of light was Messiah on the stake? And how many hours of

dark was Messiah on the stake? (Mk 15:25, 33)                                                           

 

37.  What happened when Christ died? (Mk 15:38)                                                  

 

38.  Was it known that Christ would be in the grave three days and three nights? (Mat. 12:39-41; 16:21)

 

                                                                                                                               

 

39.  Was it known that he would return to Heaven? (Jn. 14:2,3)                                            

 

40.  When did Christ become a son of God in power? (Rom. 1:3-4)                                     

 

41.  When Christ arose and went to Heaven for the first time after his death, what practice

was he fulfilling in spirit? (Lev. 23:9-14)                                                                         

 

42.  Was Jesus born to be a King? (Jer. 23:5, Mat. 2:2; 27:11; Lk. 19:38;  Jn. 1:49; 18:37)

                                                                                                                                   

 

43.  Will his kingdom ever end? (Lk 1:32, 33)                                                                      

 

44.  When will Messiah come back to take up his role as King? (Rev. 11:15)                        

 

45.  Where is Messiah now? (Ps 110: 1; Mat 26:64; Mk. 14:62)                                          

 

46.  Did Christ ever sin? (2Cor. 5:21; Heb. 4:15; 7:26-28)                                       

 

47.  Has Christ qualified to be the new Morning Star or Day Star of the planet? (Rev.

2:26-28, 22:16)                                                                                                            

 

48.  Will he return to Earth to take up the position of Day Star of the planet?                         

 

49.  Will Christ be our High Priest and King? (Lk. 1:32; Heb 2:17; 3:1; 4:14ff; 5:5, 10;

6:20; 7:26,28; 8:1,3; 9:11; 10:21)                                                                                  

 

50.  Will Christ, as High Priest and King, bring in the Millennium (termed the period of

Just Rule) under God’s Laws? (Isa. 32:1-20)                                                                 

 


Activity: The Maze of Messiah’s return

 

Supplies per child: one zip-lock bag, red, blue, purple yarn (enough yarn of all three colours to set up a maze that is intertwined with the other children’s strings), High Priest cards, kingly cards, twelve tribal cards. A hole-punch, short strings or safety pins to attach the cards on to the red/blue maze yarn. Attach the High Priest cards to be scattered throughout each child’s red yarn and do the same with kingly cards on the purple, and Law cards on the blue.

 

Procedure: Before they begin, review the concept we all come to the Father through Christ; we enter in through one of the twelve tribes (Rev. 21:12).

 

At the start of the maze have each child draw one of the Tribe cards. The children then go to the start of the maze and find the matching Tribe card.  As the children go through the maze they just continue to wind up the yarn either around a crumbled piece of paper towel or old paper towel roll. As they get to the cards they take the cards off and place them in their zip-lock bag.

 

When they finish, discuss how easy or hard it is to go over and under all the obstacles. What things give us problems or cause us to sin or become discouraged or frustrated just like when you became frustrated going through the tangled maze? Reflect on how challenging it must have been for Christ to live a sinless life. He did set us an example and gave up his life so we could be reconciled or united back to the Father.

 

Follow-up Discussion:

Question: What does the red yarn represent?

Answer: The colour red represents the blood of Jesus Christ as our Passover sacrifice. 

a) Blood of the Passover Lamb in Egypt.

b) Red is the laying down of Messiah’s life as Priest for his brothers, both men and the fallen Host.

c) Red (scarlet) cord on Rehab’s window (Jos. 2:17-21).

 

Question:  Who is now our High Priest? 

Answer:  Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 9:11-12  But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves but his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.

 

Psalm 110:4  The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek

 

Question: What were some of the things you gathered from the red/priest yarn and what did they symbolize?

Answer: Golden plate or mitre, breastpiece, white tunic, blue robe, bare feet, crown of thorns, colt, sceptre with Judah.

 

Question:  What does the blue yarn represent?

Answer:  Law of God administered by the priesthood of Aaron from Sinai and the setting up of the Tabernacle. Since the giving of the Holy Spirit the Church is in charge of the Oracles of God.  Blue ribbons are to remind us of the Commandments and Law of God. 

 

Question: Are we to wear blue ribbons as fringes on our clothing to remind of us of the Law of God?

Answer: Yes, (Num. 15:38-39; Deut. 22:12).

Numbers 15:38-39 “Speak to the people of Israel, and bid them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put upon the tassel of each corner a chord of blue; and it shall be to you a tassel to look upon and remember all the commandments of the LORD, to do them, not to follow after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined to go after wantonly.”

 

Deuteronomy 22:12  You shall make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou covers thyself. Pin four blue ribbons on this card prior to hanging it on the blue yarn.

 

Question: What are the two Great Commandments?

Answer:

First Great Commandment: 

Mark 12:29-30: The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. (KJV)

Second Great Commandment:

Mark 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. (KJV)

 

Question: Did Christ come to do away with the Law?

Answer: No.

Matthew 5:17-19 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.  18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

 

Question: Should we keep the Law of God?

Answer: Yes.

 

Question:  What does the purple yarn represent?

Answer:  When we mix red with blue we get the colour purple. In God’s colour scheme we see when we combine the perfect acceptable sacrifice of Christ with the Perfect Law of God we see God’s royal priesthood that combines the components of the High Priest with King. The priesthood is now after the order of Melchisidek.  Melchisedek was both king and priest (Ps. 110:4; Heb. 7:1-2).

 

Question:  Was Christ like Melchisedek?

Answer:  Yes,  (Ps. 110:4; Heb. 7:14-17).

 

Question: Is it now a royal priesthood?

Answer: Yes, the priesthood is now a royal priesthood (1Pet. 2:9).

 

Question:  Who will rule the Earth as both kings and priests after Jesus Christ returns?

Answer:  The elect (1Pet. 2:9).

 

Question: What were some of the symbols we found on the purple yarn?

Answer: Crown, white horse, sharp sword, robe with Lord of Lords and King of Kings, rod of iron.

 

Question: What other things can we think of that use the colours red, blue and purple?

Answer: The Tabernacle and the High Priest’s garments.

 

When finished the children can go to the maze:

 

A.     They can use the cards as prompts to draw their own picture/collage of Messiah as High Priest and King and how we will be kings and priests also.

 

B.     They can glue the Commandment cards on two pieces on construction paper. The first four Commandments under the first Great Commandment and the last six under the second Great Commandment.

 

C.     Cut about twelve inches or 30 cm of each colour of string for each child. Allow the children to braid the three colours together to reinforce the concept of Christ’s role as High Priest/ keeping of the Law and ruling as a King are “tied” together when he returns to the Earth to rule the planet. If the yarn is thin the braid can become bookmarks that the children can keep or make for the congregation.

 

High Priest Cards:  one set of cards per child to be pinned onto the red yarn after the maze is set up.

Symbol / spiritual application and scriptural reference

Golden plate, mitre (Lev. 8:9)

Breastpiece (Ex. 28:15-30)

White tunic (Ex. 39:27?)

Blue robe (Ex. 39:22-31)

Bare feet (Ex. 3:5)

Crown of thorns (Mat. 27:29; Mk. 15:17; Jn. 19:5)

Colt  (Mat. 22:2-7)

Sceptre with Judah (Gen. 49:10)

 

Kingly Cards one set of cards per child to be pinned onto the purple yarn.

 

Symbol/ spiritual application and scriptural reference in following table

Crown/ many diadems (Rev.19:12)

Robe dipped in blood, name KING OF KINGS, and LORD OF LORDS (Rev. 19:13)

Rod of iron   (Rev. 19:15)

Sharp sword (Rev. 19:15)

White horse  (Rev. 19:11)

 



Four features of Messiah’s character and condition at his first advent and his second advent. (Note in The Companion Bible on Zech 9:9.)

 

 

Just (Righteousness)

 


Priest / First Advent

King / Second Advent

Exodus 38:4 And these [are] the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office. Also Exodus 38: 37,39; 29:6, etc.

Leviticus 8:9 And he put the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre, [even] upon his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the holy crown; as the LORD commanded Moses.

Revelation 19:12 His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this [is] his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS

 

 


Priest / First Advent

King / Second Advent

Exodus 28:4 And these [are] the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.

They are the tunic/shirt, sash, turban/bonnet and linen breaches (Ex. 28:40, 42; 39:27-29).

Revelation 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud [one] sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

White robe of righteousness: Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Sword of the spirit is the word of God (Eph. 6:17).

 

Breastpiece of righteousness (Eph. 6:14). 

Word of God is sharper than two-edged sword …judging the thoughts and intents of the heart (Heb. 4:12).

For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2Cor. 5:21).

Repent … I will make war with them by the sword of my mouth (Rev. 2:16).

Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy (Ps. 132:9).

Crown of righteousness that the righteous Judge will award to me… (1Tim 4:8).

John. 19:5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And [Pilate] saith unto them, Behold the man!

Crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him (Jas. 1:12).

Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put [it] upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

When the chief Shepherd appears you will receive the unfading crown of glory (1Pet. 5:4).

 

 

 

 

 

Bringing Salvation

 


Priest / First Advent

King / Second Advent

Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].

Revelation 12:5 And she brought forth a man-child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne.

 


Priest / First Advent

King / Second Advent

Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Isaiah 49:5,6ff. And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb [to be] his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength. And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, [and] his Holy One,

Luke 2:11 for to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord (RSV)

Acts 5:30ff. The God of our fathers raised Jesus whom you killed by hanging him on a tree, God exalted him at his right hand as leader and Saviour to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Acts 13:22-23 ... of whom he testified And said, ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.’ Of this man’s posterity God had brought to Israel a Saviour, Jesus, as He promised (RSV).

Titus 1:3-4 and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by command of God our Saviour. To Titus my true child in common faith: Grace and peace fro God the Father and Christ Jesus or Saviour (RSV)

Titus 3:4-6 …by the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit, which he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour (RSV)

Psalm 45:6 Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom [is] a right sceptre.

Revelation 19:16 And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son [he saith], Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him [are] called, and chosen, and faithful.

 

 

 

 

                             Lowly, Meek – Sacrificing for others

 


Priest / First Advent

King / Second Advent

Ministering bare feet for the place you stand is holy ground (Ex. 3:5; Jos. 5:15; Acts 7:33).

Psalm 22:14ff. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

22:24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

Do nothing from selfish or empty conceit but with humility of mind of let each of you regard one another as more important than himself (Phil. 2:3).

Isaiah 53:4ff.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:7ff. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth… thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin… he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

…let all be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly kindhearted and humble in spirit (1Pet. 3:8).

Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Clothe yourself with humility toward one another, for God opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble (1Pet. 5: 5,6).

 

With all humility and gentleness with patience showing forbearance to on another in love… (Eph 4:2 ff.)

 

 

 

 

                                      Riding on horse (ass)

 


Priest / First Advent

King / Second Advent

John 12:14,15 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war (Rev. 19:11).

Mark 11:7ff. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him (Lk. 19:36-40).

Revelation 19:14 And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

 

Law Cards: one set of cards per child to be pinned on to the blue yarn

 

Numbers 15:38-39: “Speak to the people of Israel, and bid them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put upon the tassel of each corner a chord of blue; and it shall be to you a tassel to look upon and remember all the commandments of the LORD, to do them, not to follow after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined to go after wantonly.” 

 

Deuteronomy 22:12 you shall make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou covers thyself.  

 

Pin four blue ribbons on this card prior to hanging it on the blue yarn.

 

First Great Commandment:  

Mark 12: 29-30 The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. (KJV)

 

Second Great Commandment:

Mark12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. (KJV)

 

I.                     "I am the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of bondage, or slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me"

II.                 “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. "You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing loving kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments"

III.               "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain".

IV.              "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. "Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy".

V.                 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you".

VI.              "You shall not murder".

VII.            "You shall not commit adultery".

VIII.         "You shall not steal".

IX.              "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor".

X.        “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

Genealogy of Messiah: Relay Race with question matching

 

Supplies for relay race: have the questions and answers written on separate pieces of paper such as 3 x 5 cards or simply enlarge the print and cut the questions and answers apart from the text below. Divide the corresponding questions and answers into the number of teams that will be participating.  Tag board and glue stick for each team

 

Activity: Divide the questions and answers into the number of teams that are present. Have the children race to get a question or answer. Once all teams have all their questions and answers the children read through the questions and paste the question and correct answer on the board. The boards can then be read aloud and discussed.

 

Question: How many lineages are there of Messiah in the New Testament? Are they the same or different?

Answer: Two lines or lineages, in Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38, both entirely different.

 

Question: Whom did God make His Covenant with in Genesis 17? Therefore, whom did Messiah have to be a son of?

Answer: Abraham. Genesis 17:7 showed that the Covenant and, therefore, Messiah had to come through Abraham’s seed

 

Question: List the sons of Abraham

Answer: Isaac, Ishmael (twelve princes of Ishmael in order of their birth are (Gen. 25:13ff.): Nebaioth, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah; and the six sons of Keturah are as follows: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.

 

Question: What are the names of the sons of Jacob/ Israel?

Answer: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin.

 

Question: Which of these twelve tribes was Messiah’s lineage to come through?

Answer: Judah.

 

Question: Did Messiah have to come through the line of Jesse and David?

Answer: Yes, Jesse was David’s father. John 7:42 refers to a number of prophecies in a single text. The scriptures that are covered by this text are found at Psalm 110:1-7 where he is David’s Lord and Priest of Melchisedek. This text refers thus to the Priest Messiah. Psalm 132:6 and 11 show that it is one of David and Ephratah that God will sit upon the throne, thus the King Messiah (Isa. 11:1). Thus Messiah had to be the seed of the root of Jesse, the father of David. Messiah is of David’s line from Jeremiah 23:5-8.

 

Question: Originally what tribe did the priest hood come from?

Answer:  Levites of the sons of Aaron

 

Question: Is the Aaronic priest hood still in effect?

Answer: No.

 

Question: What replaced the Aaronic priesthood?

Answer: Melchisedek priesthood.  Psalm 110:1-7 reflects that he is David’s Lord and Priest of Melchisedek.

 

Question: Does the Melchisedek priesthood last forever? Is Melchisedek’s priesthood of genealogical background?  Is Messiah a High Priest forever?

Answer: Yes the priesthood lasts forever. The Melchisedek priesthood does not have genealogical background or requirements. Messiah will be our High Priest forever (Heb. 5:6; 10:6:20; 7:1-21).

 

Question: Of which order will we be priests? Do we receive a kingdom?

Answer:  We are or will priests of the order of Melchisedek and yes we receive a kingdom and rule with Messiah (Ps. 110:4; Heb. 12:28).

 

Question: How many advents were there of Messiah? What was the first advent for?

Answer: There are two aspects of the Messianic advent, which show that Messiah is of two advents for two purposes. The first purpose was as the priest Messiah to establish the order of Melchisedek, to create a priesthood without genealogy, so that it might be opened to the Gentiles as the gift of God.  The elect have been ransomed by Christ as an order of kings and priests (Rev. 1:6; 5:9-10).

 

Question: What does the lineage of Luke 3:23-38 show us?

Answer: Miriam’s, his mother's lineage, through her father who was Jew, it is through David’s son Nathan, and Levi’s son Shimei. Her mother was of the tribe of Levi as her sister Elizabeth.

 

Question: What is the Second Advent of Messiah for?

Answer: To rule as King, replacing Satan as Day Star of this planet. (Jer. 23:5, Mat. 2:2; 27:11; Lk.19:38; Jn. 1:49; 18:37; Rev. 17:14; 19:16)

 

Question: Which lineage shows us in Matthew 1: 1-17?

Answer:  Joseph’s lineage

 

Question: What does the text in 1 Chronicles 3:17-19 show us?

Answer: That the Levirate law of Deut. 25:5-6 was used in Messiah’s kingly lineage was used for the second time.

 

Question: What was the first time the levirate law was used in Messiah’s lineage

Answer:  Tamar, then Ruth and Boaz, and finally Zerubbabel. 

 

Question: Is Joseph a descendant of David through Jeconiah? Do the Scriptures all allow for any one to become king through Jeconiah?

Answer: No. 

Jeremiah 22:24-30 “write this man down childless, a man who shall not succeed in his days; for none of his off spring shall succeed in sitting on the throne of David, and ruling again in Judah”

 

Question: What were the four components of Messiah lineage that are reflected in the gospels?

Answer:

1.  As son of David he is King through Judah.

 

2.  As son of Abraham he is King of Israel as heir to the promises conferred or put on him through Joseph. He is also the head of the other nations of Abraham.

 

3.  As the son of Adam he is a man and hence qualified to lead humanity to salvation through death.

 

4.  As the Son of God (Jn. 3:16-17) he assumes the elohim status that he laid down at the incarnation, through his resurrection from the dead as a Son of God in power (Rom. 1:4). He qualified to become the Morning Star and he will share that rule with his household (Rev. 2:27-28; 22:16; cf. Zech. 12:8) as they share the divine nature of God as he does (2Pet. 1:4).

 

 Match the Names of Messiah with the correct Scriptures

 

Beginning or Arche of the Creation                                                        Isaiah 9:7

 

Wonderful                                                                                            Matthew 1:23

 

Angel of YHVH                                                                                   Colossians 1:15

 

Counsellor                                                                                            Revelation 3:14

 

KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS                                              Genesis 16:7

 

Word of God                                                                                       Revelation 19:16

 

Faithful and True                                                                                   Revelation 19:13

 

Immanuel, God with us                                                                         Revelation 19:11

 

First-begotten (proototokos)                                                                 Revelation 1:5

 

Prince of Peace                                                                                    John 1:29-30

 

Lamb of God                                                                                        Revelation 1:5

 

First-born from the dead                                                                       Isaiah 9:7

 

Faithful witness                                                                                     Isaiah 9:7

 

 

Miracle Match:

 

Supplies needed: worksheet of Miracle Match per child, glue, construction paper or tag board, scissors, markers or colours.

 

Procedure:

A. Match the picture of the miracle with the correct scripture and glue each picture and scripture on to a piece of paper.

 

B. Place the correct picture / scripture in the correct chronological order. Secure the pictures onto a large piece of paper and label it Messiah’s Miracles.

 

Answers:

He healed the sick (Mat. 4:23-24).

He turned water into wine (Jn. 2:1-10).

He walked on water (Mat. 14:22-33).

He stilled the storm (Mk. 4:35-41).

He forgave and healed a paralytic (Lk. 5:17-26).

He raised Lazarus from the dead (Jn. 11:38-44).

He cast out demons (Mk. 5:1-16).

He fed five thousand with five loaves and two fish (Lk. 9:10-17).

 


 

HIGH PRIEST’S CARDS

 

 

 

 


 

KINGLY CARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 TRIBES

 

JUDAH

REUBEN

GAD

ASHER

NAPHTALI

LEVI

SIMEON

DAN

ISSACHAR

ZEBULUN

JOSEPH

BENJAMIN

 


TEN COMMANDMENTS CARDS

I. Commandment

 

"I am the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of bondage, or slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me."

II. Commandment

 

“You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth."

III. Commandment

 

"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain."

IV. Commandment

 

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy."

V. Commandment

 

"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you."

VI. Commandment

 

"You shall not murder."

VI. Commandment

 

"You shall not commit adultery."

VII. Commandment

 

"You shall not steal."

IX. Commandment

 

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor."

X. Commandment

 

"You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."


 

 

Genealogy Questions and Answers 1 - 5

 

Question

 

How many lineages are there of Messiah in the New Testament? Are they the same or different?

Answer

 

Two lines or lineages, in Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38, both entirely different.

Question

 

Who did God make His Covenant with in Genesis 17? Therefore, who did Messiah have to be a son of?

Answer

 

Abraham. Genesis 17:7 showed that the Covenant and therefore, Messiah had to come through Abraham’s seed.

Question

 

List the sons of Abraham.

Answer

Isaac, Ishmael (12 princes of Ishmael in order of their birth are (Gen. 25:13ff.): Nebaioth, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, Kedemah. The six sons of Keturah are as follows: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, Shuah

Question

 

What are the names of sons of Jacob/ Israel?

Answer

 

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin

Question.

 

Which of these twelve tribes was Messiah’s lineage to come through?

Answer

 

Judah

 


 

 

Genealogy Questions and Answers 6 - 10

 

Question

 

 Did Messiah have to come through the line of Jesse and David?

Answer

Yes. Jesse was David’s father. John 7:42 refers to a number of prophecies in a single text. The Scriptures that are covered by this text are found at Psalm 110:1-7 where he is David’s Lord and Priest of Melchisedek. This text refers thus to the priest Messiah. Psalm 132:6 and 11 show that it is one of David and Ephratah that God will sit upon the throne, thus the King Messiah (Isa. 11:1). Thus Messiah had to be the seed of the root of Jesse, the father of David. Messiah is of David’s line from Jeremiah 23:5-8.

Question

 

Originally what tribe did the priesthood come from?

Answer

 

From the tribe of Levite, the sons of Aaron

Question

 

Is the Aaronic priesthood still in effect?

Answer

 

No

Question

 

What replaced the Aaronic priesthood?

Answer

 

Melchisedek priesthood. Psalm 110:1-7 reflects that he is David’s Lord and Priest of Melchisedek.

Question

 

Is the Aaronic priesthood still in effect?

Answer

 

No


 

 

Genealogy Questions & Answers 11 - 15

 

Question

 

What replaced the Aaronic priesthood?

Answer

 

Melchisedek priesthood.   Psalm 110:1-7 reflects that he is David’s Lord and Priest of Melchisedek.

Question

 

Does the Melchisedek priesthood last forever? Is Melchisedek’s priesthood of genealogical background?  Is Messiah a High Priest forever?

Answer.

 

Yes, the priesthood lasts forever. The Melchisedek priest hood does not have genealogical background or requirements. Messiah will be our High Priest forever  (Heb. 5:6; 10:6:20; 7:1-21).

Question

 

Of which order of will we be priests? Do we receive a kingdom?

Answer.

 

We will priests of the order of Melchisedek; and yes, we receive a kingdom and rule with Messiah (Ps. 110:4; Heb. 12:28).

Question

 

How many advents were there of Messiah? What was the first advent for?

Answer

 

There are two aspects of the Messianic advent, which show that Messiah is of two advents for two purposes. The first purpose was as the priest Messiah to establish the order of Melchisedek, to create a priesthood without genealogy, so that it might be opened to the Gentiles as the gift of God.  The elect have been ransomed by Christ as an order of kings and priests (Rev. 1:6; 5:9-10).

Question

 

What does the lineage of Luke 3:23-38 show us?

Answer

 

Miriam’s, his mother's lineage, through her father who was a Jew. It is through David’s son Nathan and on to Shemi. Her mother was of the tribe of Levi as was her sister Elizabeth.


 

 

Genealogy Questions and Answers 16 - 20

 

Question

 

What is the second Advent of Messiah for?

Answer

 

To rule as King, replacing Satan as Day Star of this planet. (Jer. 23:5; Mat. 2:2; 27:11; Lk. 19:38; Jn. 1:49; 18:37; Rev. 17:14; 19:16).

Question

 

Which lineage shows us in Matthew 1:1-17?

Answer

 

Joseph’s lineage

Question

 

What does the text in 1Chronicles 3:17-19 show us?

Answer

 

That the Levirate Law of Deuteronomy 25:5-6 was used in Messiah’s kingly lineage was used for the second time.

Question

 

What was the first time the levirate law was used in Messiah’s lineage?

Answer

 

Tamar, then Ruth and Boaz, and finally Zerubbal

Question

 

Is Joseph a descendant of David through Jeconiah? Do the Scriptures all allow for any one to king through Jeconiah?

Answer

 

No, Jeremiah 22:24-30 “write this man down childless, a man who shall not succeed in his days; for none of his off spring shall succeed in sitting on the throne of David, and ruling again in Judah”

 


 

 

Genealogy Question and Answer 21

 

Question

 

What was the four components’ of Messiah lineage that are reflected in the gospels?

 

Answer

 

1.  As son of David he is King through Judah.

Answer

 

2.  As son of Abraham he is King of Israel as heir to the promises conferred or put on him through Joseph. He is also the head of the other nations of Abraham.

Answer

 

3. As the son of Adam he is a man and hence qualified to lead humanity to salvation through death.

Answer

 

4. As the son of God (Jn. 3:16-17) he assumes the elohim status that he laid down at the incarnation, through his resurrection from the dead as son of God in power (Rom. 1:4). He qualified to become the Morning Star and he will share that rule with his household (Rev. 2:27-28; 22:16; cf. Zech. 12:8) as they share the divine nature of God as he does (2Pet. 1:4).

 

 

 

CHRIST’S MIRACLES

 

 

 

Christ’s Miracles

 

 

Matthew 4:23-24

 

John 2:1-10

 

Matthew 14:22-33

 

Mark 4:35-41

 

Luke 5:17-26

 

John 11:38-44

 

Mark 5:1-16

 

Luke 9:10-17

 

 


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