THE FATHERíS BUSINESS

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Sunday Morning:March 28, 2004

Text: Luke 2:46-49"And it came to pass, that after three days they (Joseph and Mary) found him (Jesus) in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 48. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 49. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist [know] ye not that I must be about my Father's business?"

THE FATHERíS BUSINESS

John 4:34 "Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him (the Father) that sent me, and to finish his [the] work."

HE SOUGHT THE FATHERíS WILL

John 5:30 "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me."

THE DETERMINATE COUNSEL

Acts 2:23"Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:"

OBEDIENT UNTO DEATH

Philippians 2:6-9"Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death [thanatos], even [de<, in opposition, ďbut alsoĒ] the death of the cross. 9. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:"

WRITTEN BY THE PROPHETS

Luke 18:31-33"Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. 32. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: 33. And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again."

PROPHESIED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

Acts 3:17-18 "And now, brethren, I wot [know] that through ignorance ye did it (crucified), as did also your rulers. 18. But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled."

THE PROPHET ISAIAH

Isaiah 50:6 "I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting."

ISAIAH CONTINUED

Isaiah 52:14". . . his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:"

ISAIAH PROPHESIED

Isaiah 53:8-9"He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off (died) out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken (lxx: he was led to death, thanatos). 9. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death [deaths, plural]; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth."

 

 

 

READING ISAIAH

Acts 8:32"The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:"

ISAIAHíS PROPHECY

Isaiah 53:7 "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."

DEATH FOR EVERY MAN

Hebrews 2:9"But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of [the] death [thanatos], crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste (the) death [thanatos, of the cross] for every man."

JESUS SHOWED HIS DISCIPLES

Matthew 16:20-21 "Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. 21. From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day."

UNMOVED BY ANYONE

Luke 9:51"And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,"

JESUS TOLD OF HIS CRUCIFIXION

Matthew 20:17-19"And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, 18. Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, 19. And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again."

PETER REBUKED

Mark 8:31-33"And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32. And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. 33. But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men."

TELL THEM AGAIN

Mark 10:32-34"And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, 33. Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: 34. And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again."

AND AGAIN

Luke 24:24-27"And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. 25. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 27. And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself."

 

MEAT AND HONEY

Luke 24:41-43 "And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? 42. And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. 43. And he took it, and did eat before them."

EYES WERE ENLIGHTENED

1 Samuel 14:27"But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath: wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened."

HE OPENED THEIR UNDERSTANDING

Luke 24:44-45 "And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 45. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,"