Summary: Nothing should be more important in your life than to concentrate on Christ – Who He is and what your relationship to Him is. He is so important that He is the central theme of Scripture, the supreme message of the church, and the solitary song of the sou
Concentrating on Christ
INTRODUCTION: Spurgeon said, “Christ is the great central fact in the world’s history; to Him everything looks forward or backward.” Paul declared “For I decided to concentrate only on Jesus Christ and his death on the cross.” Nothing is more important in all of history than Jesus Christ in His incarnation and His crucifixion. Nothing should be more important in your life than to concentrate on Christ – Who He is and what your relationship to Him is. He is so important that He is the central theme of Scripture, the supreme message of the church, and the solitary song of the soul.
I. Christ is the Central Theme of the Bible
A. God the Father is the giver of Holy Scripture; God the Holy Spirit is the author, authenticator, and interpreter of Holy Scripture; and God the Son, Jesus Christ, is the theme of Holy Scripture.
B. John 5:39 "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they, which testify of me."
C. The Written Word reveals the Living Word
D. John 1:45 "Philip found Nathanael, and said unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
E. Luke 24:27 "And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself."
F. From Cover to Cover every book speaks of Christ;
G. In GENESIS, He is the Seed of Woman (3:15).
In EXODUS, He is the Passover Lamb (Chapter 12).
In LEVITICUS, He is our High Priest (entire book).
In NUMBERS, He is Water from the rock (20:8 and 11).
In DEUTERONOMY, He is the Prophet like unto Moses (18:15).
In JOSHUA, He is Captain of the Lord’s hosts (5:13-15).
In JUDGES, He is our Judge and Lawgiver (entire book).
In RUTH, He is our Kinsman Redeemer (Chapter 3).
In SAMUEL, He is the despised and rejected King (I Samuel 16-19).
In KINGS and CHRONICLES, He is King of Kings (I Chronicles 12:38-40).
In EZRA, He is the Rebuilder of the temple (entire book).
In NEHEMIAH, He is the Rebuilder of the walls (entire book).
In ESTHER, He is our Mordecai (chapter10).
In JOB, He is our Ever-Living Redeemer (19:25).
In PSALMS, He is our Shepherd (chapter 23).
In PROVERBS, He is a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother (18:24).
In ECCLESIASTES, He is our Wisdom (entire book).
In the SONG OF SOLOMAN, He is the "Chiefest among ten thousand"(6:10).
In ISAIAH, He is the Man of Sorrows despised and rejected (53:4).
In JEREMIAH, He is our Righteous Branch (23:5).
In LAMENTATIONS, He is our Weeping Prophet (1:12-18).
In EZEKIEL, He is the likeness of a man in the bright glory of the Lord (1:26-28).
In DANIEL, He is the Smiting Stone (2:34).
In HOSEA, He is the Faithful Husband married to an adulterous wife (entire book).
In JOEL, He is the Lord of bounty (2:18,19).
In AMOS, He is the Lord of Judgment (entire book).
In OBADIAH, He is the Deliverer upon Mount Zion (verse 17).
In JONAH, He is in the pit of death three days and three nights (1:17-2:10).
In MICAH, He is the Everlasting Ruler (5:2).
In NAHUM, He is our Stronghold in the day of trouble (1:7).
In HABAKKUK, He is God’s Anointed who goes forth for the salvation of His people (3:13)
In ZEPHANIAH, He is the Mighty Savior (chapter 3).
In HAGGAI, He is the Ever Present One (1:13).
In ZECHARIAH, He is the Fountain opened to the house of David for sin and uncleanness (13:1).
In MALACHI, He is the Sun of Righteousness arising with healing in His wings (4:2).
In MATTHEW, He is the Messiah , the King of the Jews (chapters 1 & 2).
In MARK, He is the Obedient Servant of the Father.
In LUKE, He is the Son of Man (19:10).
In JOHN, He is the Son of God (3:16).
In ACTS, He is the Ascended Lord (1:8,9).
In ROMANS, He is our Justifier (4:25).
In CORINTHIANS, He is the One who shall reign till He hath put all enemies under His feet (I Corinthians 15:25).
In GALATIANS, He is the Redeemer from the curse of the law (3:13).
In EPHESIANS, He is the One in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace (1:7).
In PHILIPPIANS, He is the Supplier of all our needs (4:19).
In COLOSSIANS, He is the Pre-eminent Christ (1:18).
In I & II THESSALONIANS, He is our Soon Coming King (entire book).
In I TIMOTHY, He is the only Mediator between God and men (2:5).
In II TIMOTHY, He is the Crowning Lord and Righteous Judge (4:8).