Lectionary Readings – Year A, Week 2

Week of 8 January AD 2023

Meditations on God the Son

SunCreator, Word of God, Image of the Father—John 1:1-18; Heb. 1
These descriptions of Christ highlight His divine nature.  What different facets of Jesus being fully God do these passages shed light on?  What do these roles of His mean for us?
MonMediator and Second Adam— Matt. 4:1-11 cf. Gen. 3; Rom. 5:12-21; 8:34; 1 Tim. 2:5
A mediator is one who represents one side to another.  Christ represents His people to God and God to mankind.  In this Christ parallels Adam.  As Adam was head of the Covenant of Works, so too is Christ the head of the Covenant of Grace.  What does Christ’s mediation do for us?
TuesProphet—Deut. 18:15-18 cf. Acts 3:22; John 1:18; 15:15; 20:31
Prophet is the first of three offices associated with Jesus, and it one who speaks the words of God to His people to call them to covenant obedience.  How is like Moses?  How is He different?
WedHigh & Holy Priest—Heb. 2:17; 7:24-25; 9:11-28
A priest is one who makes atonement for the people.  How does Christ as our High Priest relate to the priests of the Old Testament?  What is different about His priesthood?
ThursAscended King, Righteous Judge—Psalm 110, Acts 1:9-11, Rom. 2:1-16, Rev. 11:15-19
Christ now reigns at the right hand of God the Father, but will return at the end of the age to judge the living and the dead.  Why is it important for us to realize that Christ is the judge of all mankind?
FriHumiliated & Forsaken—Isa. 53:2-3; 2 Cor. 8:9; Gal. 4:4-5; Phil. 2:6-8; Heb. 12:2
From His Incarnation onward, Christ followed the pattern of humiliation, then glory—a pattern that He set for us to follow as well.  How was Christ humiliated in His earthly ministry?
SatExalted & Glorified—Matt. 17:1-8, Mark 16:19; Acts 9:1-9, Eph. 1:20; Rev. 1:1-18
That Christ entered into glory holds out the promise that we who are in Him will also enter into that glory.  What does Christ’s glory look like?  What does that mean for us, when we are raised up in Him on the Last Day?

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