The Coming Messiah

Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Genesis 3
Series: Christmas Prophecies

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When did you first hear about Jesus & the Gospel?



  1. Read John 4:19-29. What kinds of expectations did this woman have for a coming Messiah?
  2. Read John 7:25-31, 40-43. Describe expectations people had for a coming Messiah? Where do you think these kinds of expectations came from?
  3. Read Luke 20:41-47. What was Jesus saying here? What was His point in quoting Psalm 110?
  4. Read Genesis 3:1-15. What were the main points of the sermon? How do we know who the Serpent is?
  5. Read Luke 24:36-49. Where is it written in the Old Testament that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead?
  6. Read Luke 24:18-27. Where did Moses and the prophets write about Jesus? References.
    • cf Acts 26:22-23. Where does the Old Testament mention that Messiah would suffer and rise again?
  7. Read Genesis 12:1-3. What is promised here?
    • Read Acts 3:24-26. Describe how Peter interprets Genesis 12:1-3 in relation to Jesus?
  8. Read Psalm 22. How is the Messiah depicted here? What is said about Him specifically?
  9. Read Psalm 110. (This is the most quoted Psalm in the New Testament.) What does it say about the coming Messiah?
  10. Read Jeremiah 33:14-12. What does Jeremiah say here about the coming Messiah?
  11. Discuss: How clear were the prophecies about a coming Messiah? What kinds of details should have been known?



Take time to pray – out loud, together - for someone you are currently evangelizing.



Parents, we are pleased to include a family-oriented section to the Community Group questions. Our goal is to assist you in taking what you have learned through the sermon and discussed in your group and “bring it home” to your family.

  1. Today’s passage (Genesis 3:15) is the first hint of the gospel, the coming of His Son to be the Savior/Messiah. Read Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2.
    What else do we learn of the coming Messiah?
    For the fulfillment of these prophecies, see Galatians 3:8; Matthew 1:23; 2:5-6.
  2. Read Isaiah 9:6-7. What names did Isaiah use to describe the child who would be born? Think of ways these names point to Jesus, how He demonstrated these titles while here on earth? 
Posted on November 29, 2015 and filed under Christmas Prophecies.