Lent Week One

Lenten Devotions were prepared by Rev. Sheryl Colter, Rev. Dr. Laura Hunt, and Kristyn Woodworth
 

Reflections from the Old Testament:  The Prophesies of Christ’s Final Days

The life, death, and resurrection were prophesied in the Old Testament. Many of these prophesies are references in the New Testament.  You will see some of them in your      readings in the weeks to come.  If you want to peek ahead, the verse are listed in the parentheses.

Triumphal Entry: 

Zechariah 9:9

(Matthew 21:5; John 12:15)

Rejected:

Isaiah 53:1-3

(Matthew 16:21, 27:29; Luke 18:30-33; John 10:10-11, 12:38; Romans 10:16; Hebrews 5:6)

Betrayed:

Psalm 41:9

(Matthew 26:23; Luke 22:21; John 13:18)

Tried and Condemned:

Isaiah 53:8-9

(Matthew 27:38,57-60; Mark 14:49, 15:27, 15:43-46; Luke 23:32, 50-53; John 19:18, 38-41; Acts 8:32-33; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5; Revelation14:5)

Abused and Mocked

Psalm 22:7-8

(Matthew 3:17,27:39, 41, 43-44; Mark 15:29, 31-32; Luke 23:36,39)

Isaiah 50:6

(Matthew 26:67, 27:30; Mark 10:34, 14:61, 65, 15:19; Luke 22:63)

Yet Silent:

Isaiah 53:7

(Matthew 27:31; Mark 14:61; John 1:29; 1 Peter 2:23)

Crucified:

Psalm 22:14-19

(Matthew 27:35,Mark 9:12, 15:24; Luke 23:34-35; John 19:24, 28, 20:25; Philippians 3:2)

A Sacrifice for Our Sins:

Isaiah 53:5-6,8, 10-12

(Matthew 26:28, 38-39, 42, 27:26,38; Mark 14:49, 15:27; Luke 11:22, 22:37, 23:32; John 1:29,3:17, 10:14-18, 19:1; Acts 2:23, 7:42, 8:32-33, 10:43; Romans 4:25, 5:1, 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Philippians 2:9; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 2:24-25)

A Promise of Resurrection:

Psalm 16:10

(Acts 2:31, 13:35)

Job 19:25-27

(1 Corinthians 5:12-14; Ephesians 5:14)

Isaiah 26:19 (same as  above)

Daniel 12:2

(Matthew 25:46; John 11:24)

Thoughts to Ponder:  How do the prophesies in the Old Testament validate the accounts of the New Testament?  How does the strong connection between the Old and New Testaments strengthen your trust in the Word of God?

Life Application:  These verses all point to Jesus.  How can you point to Jesus this week?

 

 

 

Sheryl Colter