Sermons on Christ's Office
God looks and sees that there is no one righteous, no one to deliver His people, and so He Himself acts as deliverer, putting on the armor of God. He sends a Savior to Zion who banishes ungodliness from her by the Word and Spirit. Ultimately, the prophets see only the work of the Messiah as the true hope for the people of God in their sin.
In Zechariah 6:9-15 the prophet prophesies of a glorious King, called “the Branch” who will reign as a glorious priest-king. He will build the house of the Lord as promised to David. This refers to none other than Jesus Christ who has built the true house for God in the incarnation and by building up the church with living stones, and who will build the new heavens and the new earth as the ultimate house wherein God will dwell with…
In Daniel 7:1-14 Daniel is given a terrifying vision of the rise of various beastly kingdoms. These kingdoms refer tot he kingdoms of the world which are always against the people of God. The Son of Man, however, has received a kingdom that eclipses all of them.
Psalm 72 contains a long prayer for the King, but not just any king: The climactic Son of David, the Messiah. This King will reign in righteousness and have an everlasting kingdom that is glorious beyond comprehension. Christ is this King who has come, and we are called upon to pray that His Kingdom would come.
In Jeremiah 23:1-8, Jeremiah laments the fact that the people of God suffer under poor leadership but prophesies of better days. When will these days come? When the righteous branch of David, whose name is “Jehovah our Righteousness” appears. When this happens, he will work a salvation so great that is will eclipse even the Exodus. This is the salvation that is ours in Christ.
Psalm 45 describes the Messiah as a great, victorious King given a beautiful bride. The Messiah is called “God” being anointed by God, the Father for kingship. The bride, therefore, is the people of God who are called to leave everything for the love of the bridegroom.
Psalm 2 predicts the coming of Christ as the one who will rule over all the nations. Though the nations oppose His rule, He will rule over them with a rod of iron. Therefore, God laughs at the attempts of His enemies to oppose Him. Christians, therefore, ought to take comfort knowing that Christ will always conquer all of His enemies.
In Matthew 17:1-8 Christ brings Peter, James, and John up the mountain and is transfigured before them. Christ gives a foretaste of His glory and the majestic voice is borne from heaven testifying of His greatness. What are we to do in response to this? Listen to Him.
1 Samuel 17:1-58 tells the well-known story of David and Goliath. David’s defeat of Goliath is meant to be a type of Christ. David’s defeat of Goliath indicates that Christ is the giant-defeating, dragon-slaying King whose victory means victory for all of God’s people over the devil.
1 Samuel 17:1-58 tells the well-known story of David and Goliath. It is important to remember that David’s life is meant to be understood as a prophecy of Christ. David is a type of Christ, and therefore, his victory over Goliath is meant to be understood as a prophecy of how Christ will defeat the devil. What we understand about Christ from this text is that He is the true King after God’s own heart, who defeats the enemy as…
In 1 Samuel 16:1-13 we are introduced to David, the man after God’s own heart. Unlike Saul, the King like all the other nations, David is the smallest in his family. There is nothing outward back by which it would be obvious that he should be king. This, however, is not a criteria for kingship for God, for man looks on the outward appearance but God looks on the heart. This anointing of David foreshadows and is a prophecy of…
In 1 Samuel 2:27-36 a man of God confronts Eli about the sins of his sons and by extension Eli’s own sins. He pronounces a word of judgment against Eli but also promises that God will raise up a faithful priest after God’s own heart. Samuel is the type of the faithful priest, which ultimately refers to the Lord Jesus Christ.