I AM The Messiah

Series: I AM

February 19, 2017
Chuck Bernal, Lead Pastor - LifePointe Church - http://pointe.us/

This message is Part 2 of the message series "I AM" by Pastor Chuck Bernal. In this message titled, "I AM The Messiah", Pastor Chuck discusses the claim that Jesus made to be the long-awaited Messiah and gives five specific ways Jesus shows Himself as the Messiah. This message was delivered at LifePointe Church in Crowley, TX on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

Episode Notes


 Pastor Chuck Bernal February 19, 2017


 The woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus told her, “I am the Messiah!”. John 4:24-25 – NLT)

 The English word for MESSIAH comes from the Hebrew word MASHIACH and means “Anointed One” or “Chosen One.” The Greek equivalent is the word CHRISTOS from which we derive the English word CHRIST. The name “Jesus Christ” is the same as “Jesus the Messiah”. In Biblical times, anointing someone with oil was a sign that God was consecrating or setting that person apart for a particular role or purpose.  So an “Anointed One” was someone who was called to a special, God-ordained purpose or mission.

 At the name of Jesus every knee within heaven shall bow – on earth, too, and under the earth;  And every tongue shall confess that Jesus the Messiah, is Lord, to the glory of God, the father. (Philippians 2:10-11 – NTE)

 Because Jesus is the Messiah, He alone deserves our ____________________


The disciples of John the Baptist soon heard of all that Jesus was doing. When they told John about it, he sent two of his disciples to Jesus to ask him, “Are you really the Messiah? Or shall we keep on looking for him?”  The two disciples found Jesus while he was curing many sick people of their various diseases—healing the lame and the blind and casting out evil spirits. When they asked him John’s question, this was his reply: “Go back to John and tell him all you have seen and heard here today: how those who were blind can see. The lame are walking without a limp. The lepers are completely healed. The deaf can hear again. The dead come back to life. And the poor are hearing the Good News. And tell him, ‘Blessed is the one who does not lose his faith in me.”  (Luke 7:18-23 – LB)

 Because Jesus is the Messiah, He can work ___________________ in our lives!


 Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. As usual he went into the synagogue on the day of worship. He stood up to read the lesson.  The attendant gave him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened it and found the place where it read: “The Spirit of the Lord is with me. He has anointed me to tell the Good News to the poor.  He has sent me to announce forgiveness to the prisoners of sin and the restoring of sight to the blind, to forgive those who have been shattered by sin, to announce the year of the Lord’s favor.” Jesus closed the book, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. Everyone in the synagogue watched him closely. Then he said to them, “This passage came true today when you heard me read it.”  All the people spoke well of him. They were amazed to hear the gracious words flowing from his lips. They said, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” So he said to them, “You’ll probably quote this proverb to me, ‘Doctor, cure yourself!’ and then say to me, ‘Do all the things in your hometown that we’ve heard you’ve done in Capernaum.’” Then Jesus added, “I can guarantee this truth: A prophet isn’t accepted in his hometown.  “I can guarantee this truth: There were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time. It had not rained for three-and-a-half years, and the famine was severe everywhere in the country.  But God didn’t send Elijah to anyone except a widow at Zarephath in the territory of Sidon.  There were also many people with skin diseases in Israel in the prophet Elisha’s time. But God cured no one except Naaman from Syria.”  Everyone in the synagogue became furious when they heard this. Their city was built on a hill with a cliff. So they got up, forced Jesus out of the city, and led him to the cliff. They intended to throw him off of it. But Jesus walked right by them and went away.  (Luke 4:16-30 – NOGB)

 Because Jesus is the Messiah, He offers salvation to _____________________


 My servant will act wisely. People will greatly honor and respect him. Many people were shocked when they saw him. His appearance was so damaged he did not look like a man. His form was changed so much they could barely tell he was human . . . but he took our suffering on him and felt our pain for us. We saw his suffering. We thought God was punishing him. But he was wounded for the wrong things we did. He was crushed for the evil things we did. The punishment, which made us well, was given to him. And we are healed because of his wounds.  We all have wandered away like sheep. Each of us has gone his own way. But the Lord has put on him the punishment for all the evil we have done. (Isaiah 52:13-14, 53:4-6 – ICB)

 Because Jesus is the Messiah, He alone is the  ________________ for our sins


 The high priest asked him another question, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the glorious God?” “Yes, I am!” Jesus answered. “Soon you will see the Son of Man

sitting at the right side of God All-Powerful, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” At once the high priest ripped his robe apart and shouted, “Why do we need more witnesses? You heard him claim to be God! What is your decision?” They all agreed that he should be put to death. (Mark 14:61-64 – CEV)

 Because Jesus is the Messiah, He is coming back  ________________ in glory

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