The Prophetic Picture of Christ

Acts 28:17-24
Sunday Morning Service
Speaker or Group
Pastor James Zaebst

Acts 28:17 and 18; Paul had been falsely accused of sedition, polluting the Temple and teaching contrary to Moses Law. Paul had been turned over to the Roman Authorities who pronounced him innocent of all charges laid against him (Acts 26:30-32).

Acts 28:19: The Jews  demanded  his death in spite of his very obvious innocence (Acts 23:28-30).

Acts 28:20: Paul tells why he is imprisoned.  He  is  in  chains because he believes God has kept His promise by giving Israel their long promised Messiah in the Person of Christ (Romans 11:7).

Acts 28:21-24: Here Paul makes the case for Christ’s identity as Israel’s promised Messiah by using the Old Testament Prophecies that accurately foretold of Christ.

Can we know Christ’s identity as Israel’s Messiah through the Prophecies?

Christ’s virgin birth was foretold (Isaiah 7:14).
His virgin birth was fulfilled (Luke 1:31-35).

The location of His birth was foretold (Micah 5:2).
The birth at that exact location was fulfilled (Luke 2:1-7).

Christ’s rejection was foretold (Isaiah 53:1-3).
Christ was indeed rejected (Luke 23:20-23).

Christ’s willingness to die was foretold (Isaiah 53:7)
He willingly died without objection (John 19:9-11).

His vicarious death was foretold (Isaiah 53:4-6).
He died our death (Hebrews 2:9).

Christ’s bodily resurrection was foretold (Psalm 16:10).
Christ arose bodily from the grave (Matthew 28:1-8).