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Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah?

Nick Howard is Jewish and came to faith in Jesus as the Messiah at the age of 15, while at boarding school. He studied English at Oxford University and did his theological training in Durham. He now travels widely, explaining the good news about Jesus in a variety of different contexts

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1. If Jesus isn’t the Jewish Messiah then all Christians should give up their faith. (Matthew 26:63-64)
b) deceiver?

2. It is possible to be Jewish and Christian at the same time

3. The evidence that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah
a) the Biblical evidence:
            i) Genesis 49 esp. vv8-10; Psalm 2:8-9
            ii) Numbers 24:17-19
            iii) Deuteronomy 18:15, 18-19
            iv) Daniel 9:25-26
            v) Luke 1:26-33 (Psalm 16)
b) our problem (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Psalm 14:3)
c) God’s solution (Isaiah 53:5)
d) the future (Daniel 12:2)

© Nick Howard 2006
Source: This talk was originally given 9th Jan 2006 at Durham Inter-Collegiate Christian Union and is used with permission. No part of this talk may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, or by any means, without the prior permission of the speaker.