Welcome to Teaching Thursdays, an edition of the Better Bible Reading Podcast! Today we continue our study of the gospel according to the Old Testament, focusing on the important biblical theme of Jesus as the greater Adam.
We will connect Matthew 4 and Romans 5 to our conversation last week about the gospel pronouncement in Genesis 3:15. Things will start connecting beautifully in this thematic study of the Bible!
If you missed last episode, check it out here!
Scripture tells us that Jesus is the Son of God, that He is eternal, and
Divine, being God himself. Yet, He came to earth as a man, subjecting himself to a human life in every way. It is important for us to investigate why it was necessary that Jesus, the Son of God, came and lived as a man.
We’re told that Adam was a “type” of the one who was to come. Reading the rest of chapter 5, what are the types and similarities between Jesus and Adam?
Just as the serpent tempted Adam and Eve, Jesus was also tempted. Looking at the temptations in Matthew 4, how are they similar to what we saw in Genesis 3? Why was it necessary that Jesus be tempted in like manner? See Hebrews 2:18
What battle plan does Jesus show us in how He withstood Satan?
Psalm 91: 11-12
One of the passages used by Satan to tempt Jesus (Matthew 4:6) was from Psalm 91. Although Satan seems to challenge Jesus with scripture, he chose not to quote verse 13 of that Psalm. How does this verse omitted by Satan relate to God’s promise in Genesis 3:15?
What does this tactic by Satan teach us about bible context and what it means to rightly divide the word of truth? (see 2 Timothy 2:15)
Paul the apostle also made use of the promise in Genesis 3:15 by using it as an encouragement to the church in Rome (Romans 16:20). How does Jesus as our Victorious Adam help us to live confidently as Christians?
Have you ever thought of Jesus as being the 2nd Adam? Why is it vital for Christians today to grasp this biblical concept?