Luke 24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
I have encountered a number of individuals who do not believe that Jesus is the Messiah promised in the Old Testament. Their argument is that Jesus did not fulfill all the Messianic prophecies the Old Testament contains.
Jesus answered that objection the very day He arose from the dead as He explained the prophecies of the Scriptures to the two very saddened and discouraged disciples as they walked the seven miles home from Jerusalem on the road to Emmaus.
Jesus repeated that Bible lesson to the group of disciples later that night as He met with them in the locked room where they were virtually hiding from the Jews.
I wish we could have a transcript of that Bible lesson to study and learn for ourselves directly from our Lord Jesus Christ to learn just what He taught them that night.
We do not have that transcript. I have sometimes discussed this fact with some very devout Roman Catholics who sincerely believe that the Roman Catholic Church has preserved the unwritten traditions of what Jesus taught that were not recorded for us in the New Testament. I asked these friends to share with me the content of this important teaching that Jesus gave His disciples twice on the day of His resurrection, for they claimed that their church has preserved “the rest of the story.” As it turns out, the traditions I requested are not available. I mentioned that I can only conclude that the black box of traditions claimed by the Roman Catholic Church are like the words of the nursery rhyme, “nothing in it, nothing in it, but the binding ’round it,” at least when it comes to any supposed words of our Lord Jesus Christ or His immediate disciples that are not already preserved for us in the New Testament.
But by carefully studying the subject of Messianic Prophecy, following the clues that Jesus gave in what is recorded in the New Testament, we can have a very complete picture of what it was Jesus must have taught on that Resurrection Day.
SERIES TITLE: Getting Hooked on the Book
UNIT: Cross Reference Guide Introduction
SESSION SEVEN: Prophecy in a Nutshell: Then the Glory
LESSON OBJECTIVE: By means of cross reference Bible study, learn the nature of Christ’s Second Advent messianic claims.
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Luke 24:26
- suffered. ver. 7, 44, 46 (Luke 24:7, 44, 46). Lk 18:31, 32, 33. Ps chapter 22, 69. Is chapter 53. Zc 13:7. Mt 26:54. Jn 11:49, 50, 51, 52. 12:24, 32. Ac 3:18. +Ac 17:3. +1 Cor 15:3, 4. He 2:8, 9, 10. 9:22, 23. 12:2. 1 P 1:3. +1 P 1:11. his glory. +Zc 6:13. Lk 9:26. 1 Cor 15:17. +1 P 1:11.
A. Raise the questions:
- Is Christ to return to this earth at his second advent?
- What evidence in Scripture teaches Christ will return again to this earth?
- How, and in what fashion, will Christ return?
B. Consult the references given for the phrase “enter into his glory” from the lesson text, Luke 24:26.
C. Consider further the additional sets of references at other locations in the Cross Reference Guide which bear upon this theme. Some of these are indicated by the symbol “+.”
- After consulting the references for the clause “enter into his glory” from the lesson text, answer the question: “What common thread of truth ties this set of references together?”
- What conclusions do you draw about the Bible’s own teaching regarding the subject dealt with in this lesson’s Scripture text?
- What instruction or encouragement do you derive from the insights received from this comparison of related Bible texts?
Zec 6:13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
- and. +Ge 8:22. bear the glory. +Zc 2:5, 8. Ps 21:5. 45:3, 4. 72:17, 18, 19. +Is 9:6. 11:10. 22:24. 49:5, 6. +Je 23:6. +Da 7:13, 14. Hg 2:7, 8, 9. Mt 16:27. 24:30. 25:31. Lk 24:26. Jn 13:31, 32. 17:1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Ep 1:20, 21, 22, 23. Phil 2:5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. He 1:3. 2:7, 8, 9. 3:3. 1 P 1:11. 3:22. Re 3:21. 5:9, 10, 11, 12, 13. 19:11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. sit. +He 1:3. a priest. ver. 11 (Zc 6:11). Ge 14:18. Ps 110:4. He 3:1. 4:14, 15, 16. 6:20. 7:1, 24, 25, etc. He 10:12, 13. counsel of peace. Zc 4:14. Is 54:10. +Da 9:25, 26, 27. +Mic 5:4, 5. +Ro 5:1. Col 2:18, 19, 20. He 7:1, 2, 3.