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Reading: Deuteronomy 18:18-22

18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. 19 I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name. 20 But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death.”

21 You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the Lord?” 22 If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.


Questions:

1. What does it mean that Jesus is the longed for Prophet of God?

2. How do you view Jesus’ teaching in light of the law and prophets? (Matthew 5:17)

3. Do we listen to this prophet or do we consider his teaching “nice thoughts”? (Matthew 28:19-20)


Worship reflection: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day