-Post 50 is Session 63 of this Class as some posts had two audio sessions-
In this session we begin working through the TaNaKh to examine the idea of a suffering Messiah, and if it truly exists therein. For Jesus to say in Luke 24 after He is resurrected from the dead, “Oh foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” it would appear that He has an underlying impression regarding “suffering and glory.” This impression likely comes form the narrative He Himself has orchestrated in the Law and Prophets since He suggests this directly. And this is the entire subject of this teaching: Those who follow YHWH in the Scriptures live lives of suffering and hardship. This in itself is part of the reason the Messiah walks the road of suffering to the Cross itself. This is why Peter then exhorts us as disciples of this Messiah, “For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps…” May it be so.