The Life of Yeshua Bible Study

WEEK 26 : The Testimony of Yochanan to the Committee of the Sanhedrin

1. SCRIPTURE

John 1:19-28

Jn. 1:19 Now this is the testimony of Yochanan, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
Jn. 1:20 He confessed and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.”
Jn. 1:21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No!”
Jn. 1:22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?”
Jn. 1:23 He said, “I am ‘the voice of one crying in the wilderness: make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”
Jn. 1:24 Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees.
Jn. 1:25 And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
Jn. 1:26 Yochanan answered them, saying, “I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know.”
Jn. 1:27 “It is He, who coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.”
Jn. 1:28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where Yochanan was baptizing.

WEEK 25 : The Three Temptations of Yeshua

1. SCRIPTURE

Matt. 4:1-11; Mark 1:12,13; Luke 4:1-13

Lk. 4:1 Then Yeshua, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. (Mt. 4:1; Mk. 1:12)
Lk. 4:2 Being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
(Mt. 4:2; Mk. 1:13a)
Lk. 4:3 And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” (Mt. 4:3)
Lk. 4:4 But Yeshua answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” (Mt. 4:4)
Lk. 4:5 Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. (Mt. 4:8)
Lk. 4:6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.”
Lk. 4:7 “Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”
(Mt. 4:9)
Lk. 4:8 And Yeshua answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘you shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.’” (Mt. 4:10)
Lk. 4:9 Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the Temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here.” (Mt. 4:5,6a)
Lk. 4:10 “For it is written, ‘He shall give His angels charge over You, to keep You.’” (Mt. 4:6b)
Lk. 4:11 “And, ‘In their hands, they shall bear You up, lest You dash Your foot against a stone.’” (Mt. 4:6c)
Lk. 4:12 And Yeshua answered and said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’” (Mt. 4:7)
Lk. 4:13 Now when the devil had ended eery temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time. (Mt. 4:11; Mk. 1:13b)

Luke 4:1-13 (NKJV) Other versions ...

WEEK 24 : The Baptism of Yeshua

1. SCRIPTURE

Matt. 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-23

Mt. 3:13 Then Yeshua came from Galilee to Yochanan at the Jordan to be baptized by him. (Mk. 1:9; Lk. 3:21a)
Mt. 3:14 And Yochanan tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and You are coming to me?”
Mt. 3:15 Then Yeshua answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.”
Mt. 3:16a Then Yeshua, when He had been baptized, came up immediately from the water; (Mk. 1:10a; Lk. 3:21b)
Mt. 3:16b And behold, the heavens opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him. (Mk. 1:10b; Lk. 3:22a)
Mt. 3:17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Mk. 1:11; Lk. 3:22b)

Matthew 3:13-17 (NKJV) Other versions ...

WEEK 23 : “Yochanan’s Prophecy of the Coming Messiah”

1. SCRIPTURE

Matt. 3:11,12; Mark 1:7,8; Luke 3:15-18

Lk. 3:15 Now as the people were in expectation, and all reasoned in their hearts about Yochanan, whether he was the Messiah or not.
Lk. 3:16a Yochanan answered, saying, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.” (Mt. 3:11a; Mk. 1:7)
Lk. 3:16b “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” (Mt. 3:11b; Mk. 1:8)
Lk. 3:17 “His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.” (Mt. 3:12)
Lk. 3:18 And with exhortations he preached to the people.

WEEK 22 : “Yochanan Preaches to the People”

1. SCRIPTURE

Matt. 3:7-10; Luke 3:7-14

Mt. 3:7 But when he say many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who has warned you to flee from the wrath that is to come?” (Lk. 3:7)
Mt. 3:8 “Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance.” (Lk. 3:8a)
Mt. 3:9 “And do not say to yourselves, ‘we have Abraham as our father;’ for I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.” (Lk. 3:8b)
Mt. 3:10 “And even now the ax is laid to the root of the tree. Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

WEEK 21 : “Yochanan haMatbil Prepares the Way”

1. SCRIPTURE

Matt. 3:1-6; Mark 1:2-6; Luke 3:3-6

Lk. 3:3 And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of remission of sins. (Mt. 3:3; Mk. 1:4)
Mt. 3:2 And saying, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”
Lk. 3:4a As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, (Mt. 3:4a; Mk. 1:2a)
Mk. 1:2b “Behold, I send My messenger before your face, who will prepare Your way before You.
Lk. 3:4b “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight,” (Mt. 3:3b; Mk. 1:3)
Lk. 3:5 Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill brought low; and the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough ways made smooth.”
Lk. 3:6 “And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”
Mt. 3:5 Then all Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around Jordan went out to him, (Mk. 1:5a)
Mt. 3:6 And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins. (Mk. 1:5b)
Mt. 3:4 And Yochanan himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around the waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. (Mk. 1:6)

WEEK 20 : "The Time of the Beginning"

1. SCRIPTURE

Mk. 1:1 The beginning of the Gospel of Yeshua the Messiah, the Son of God.
Lk. 3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
Lk. 3:2 Annas and Caiphas being High Priests, the word of God came to Yochanan the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

Luke 3:1-2 (NKJV) Other versions ...

WEEK 19 : Yeshua Advances in Wisdom and Favor

1. SCRIPTURE

Lk. 2:51-52

Lk. 2:51: Then He went with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart.
Lk. 2:52: And Yeshua increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

Luke 2:51-52 (NKJV) Other versions ...

WEEK 18 : The Boy Yeshua Amazes the Scholars

1. SCRIPTURE

Lk. 2:41-50

Lk. 2:41 His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of Passover.
Lk. 2:42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the Feast.
Lk. 2:43 When they had finished the days, as they returned, the boy Yeshua lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Yoseph and His mother did not know it.
Lk. 2:44 But supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances.
Lk. 2:45 So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him.
Lk. 2:46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the Temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
Lk. 2:47 And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.
Lk. 2:48 So when they saw Him they were amazed; and His Mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.”
Lk. 2:49 And He said to them, “Why is it that you sought Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”
Lk. 2:50 But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.

WEEK 17 : The Childhood of Yeshua

1. SCRIPTURE

Luke 2:40 And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.

Lk. 2:40
Luke 2:40 (NKJV) Other versions ...


2. COMMENTARY

With this one statement the development of Yeshua from the age of four until the age of twelve is summarized by stating that physically He waxed strong; mentally He was filled with wisdom; and spiritually the grace of God was upon Him. The question is: what kind of an upbringing did Yeshua have? Although the Bible does not give that much information concerning Yeshua’s early years, the Mishnah gives the breaking down of the ages of development of a Jewish child. “At five years of age, aw child is put to the text of the Scripture; at age ten, to the Mishnah or traditions; at age thirteen, to the commandments (Bar Mitzvah); at age fifteen, for the study of Talmud; at age eighteen, for marriage; at age twenty, for pursuing a vocation; at the age of thirty, for entering into one’s full vigor, at the age of forty for understanding, at the age of fifty for counsel, at the age of sixty one attains old age, at the age of seventy for the hoary head, at the age of eighty for special strength, at the age of ninety for bending beneath the weight of old age, at the age of one hundred is though he was already dead and had passed away and ceased from the world” Pirke Avoth 5:21). Here we have in a nutshell the early life of any Jewish boy growing to manhood, including Yeshua.

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