The Messiah: The Texts... ( Lifeguide Bible Studies )
Author: Douglas Connelly
|The Messiah: The Texts Behind Handel's Masterpiece ( Lifeguide? Bible Studies ) |
Prophets prophesied about him. Angels and shepherds rejoiced at his birth. Friends cried for joy at his resurrection. And we still celebrate him today. He is Jesus, the Messiah. Perfect for Advent or Lent, this study guide explores some of the key passages in the Old Testament about the Messiah and their completion in the life and saving work of Jesus. These passages have had a profound effect on the imagination and worship of Christians for two thousand years, leading George Frederic Handel to write one of the greatest expressions of worship and adoration--his oratorio, the Messiah. We hear parts of it sung every year during the Christmas season, but what many listeners fail to realize is that the entire text of Handel's Messiah is drawn from Scripture--and many of the Old Testament passages that shaped Israel's hope for their Redeemer are included in that text. This guide leads you through Scripture passages used in Handel's work that highlight who Jesus is and what he came to do. It might change the way you listen to the Messiah. Even more, it might change the way you live.
Contributor Bio: Connelly, Douglas
Douglas Connelly (M.Div. and M.Th., Grace Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at Parkside Community Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. A writer and speaker, Connelly has written books and Bible study guides, including Encountering Jesus, Good & Evil, Miracles and Heaven, all from InterVarsity Press. Other books include The Bible for Blockheads and The Book of Revelation for Blockheads (both by Zondervan), and Wisdom for Life's Journey and Wisdom for the Easter Journey, (both by Jossey-Bass). The Messiah: The Texts Behind Handel's Masterpiece ( Lifeguide Bible Studies )
ISBN: 0830831320 EAN: 9780830831326
Publisher: IVP Connect
US SRP: 9.00 US
Pub Date: June 02, 2014
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Physical Info: 64 pages
Carton Quantity: 100
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