Summary: Examples of finding Christ in all of scripture. His sacrifice & death and His kingdom & future glory
Colossians 3:11 (AV)
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
What Is The Focus Of Scripture?
• Christ’s sacrifice and death for sinners
• Christ’s kingdom and future glory
- Every animal sacrifice pointed to Christ
- A Savior to take away sin
It was Christ:
1. Abel – Ge. 4:1-6
Hebrews 11:4 (AV)
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
- His heart was better
- He showed knowledge of the blood sacrifice
Hebrews 9:22 (AV)
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
2. Enoch – Ge. 5:21-24
Jude 14–15 (AV)
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
- Enoch prophesied in the days of abounding wickedness before the flood.
3. Abraham - Ge. 12:1-3
- Ab. saw Christ Day
John 8:56 (AV)
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
4. Jacob - Ge. 49:10
Saw Christ born of the tribe of Judah
Luke 1:33 (AV)
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
5. Law – Ex.-Lev
God gave Moses the Passover, Altar, High Priest, Tabernacle Symbols, the Scape goat
Galatians 3:24 (AV)
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
6. Wilderness Journey – Num.
- The Pillar of Cloud/Fire, Manna everyday, Water from the smitten rock, Brazen Serpent
1 Corinthians 10:4 (AV)
4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
John 3:14 (AV)
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
7. Israel’s Deliverers – Joshua - Judges
Hebrews 11:32 (AV)
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
- They were weak, unstable, faulty
- Examples of better things
- A Higher Deliverer
8. David – 1 & 2 Sam, 1 Chron.
Psalm 89:3–4 (AV)
3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
- Chosen & Anointed
- Few gave him honor
- Despised by Saul
- Life hung in the balance
Acts 13:22 (AV)
22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.
9. Prophets – Is.-Mal.
- Sometimes of His suffering & sometimes of His glory
- Sometimes both events
- Like two candles in a straight line one behind the other
1 Corinthians 13:12 (AV)
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1 Peter 1:10–11 (AV)
10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
10. Each of the New Testament Books
Gospels – History of Christ
Acts – Witness of Christ
Rom –Thes – Learning Christ
Tim-Philemon – Teaching Christ
Heb. – Rev. Fellowship with Christ
- Christ is all & in all
Philippians 3:10 (AV)
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;