Dr. Paul Marzahn

Crosspoint: Jesus is the Christ because His birth was foretold by Old Testament prophecies.

Key Scriptures: Micah 5:2-4 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. 3Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor bears a son, and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites. 4He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.” (NIV)

Jesus is the Christ because He fulfilled prophecy about:

1. His birthplace

Micah 5:2-3

2. His divine nature

Isaiah 9:6

Philippians 2:5-11

3. His reign

Isaiah 9:7

Revelation 21:1-7