The Son of Promise

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The Name: Part 1
The Son of Promise


What is it about the name of Jesus?

And what significance does the name of Jesus hold for us today?


The Gospel of Matthew:

Author: Matthew the Tax Collector [One of the Twelve Disciples]

Date: 60-70AD

Audience: Jewish audience.

Major Theme: Promise & Fulfillment.

Matthew writes to explain that Jesus is the long-awaited Messiah. God's promises and prophecies to the Jewish people have come to pass in Him. Jesus is the fulfillment and the continuation of the Hebrew Scriptures.

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Matthew 1:1

Genesis -> David -> Abraham

- Genesis -> The Promise of the __________ Reversed.

biblos geneseos – “book of gensis”

“Book of Genesis of Jesus Messiah, Son of David, Son of Abraham.”

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
Genesis 3:15

Jesus is the __________ __________ breaking forth into our broken world.

- Son of David -> The Promise of an __________ King

Christ: Messiah, Anointed One, a royal title, a job description

When your days are fulfilled to walk with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for me, and I will establish his throne forever. I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from him who was before you, but I will confirm him in my house and in my kingdom forever, and his throne shall be established forever.’”
1 Chronicles 17:11-14

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned…For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:2,6-7

Jesus is the __________ __________ to replace all other kings.

- Son of Abraham -> The Promise of __________ for All People

The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Genesis 12:1-3

Jesus is the __________ through which all people will be blessed.

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
Galatians 3:13-14

Genesis -> David -> Abraham