Summary: In the course of the early mission of Jesus Apostles and their associates, while their oral proclamation was still being hear and remembered, written accounts of Jesus words and works began to be drawn up for the benefit of the communities of Christians that has formed.”
I. The OT looked forward to Christ
A. (John 5:46-47)
B. The OT looked forward to a Messiah that would bring a new law to make Israel and the nations glad. (Deuteronomy 18:15-19)
1. The Messiah announced to Adam
2. The Messiah typified by Noah
3. The Lamb typified by Isaac
4. The King typified in King David
5. The suffering servant proclaimed in Isaiah
II. The Gospels presented Christ.
A. Matthew presents Jesus as the King of Kings
B. Mark presents Jesus as the suffering servant
C. Luke presents Jesus as compassionate toward Gentiles
D. John presents the deity of Christ
III. The NT looks back to the finished work of the cross.
A. Peter preaches the crucified Christ
B. Paul presents faith in Christ’s finished work alone
C. Peter presents the sufferings of Christ
D. John presents the Holiness of Christ
E. Jude presents the Savior Jesus Christ
F. Revelation presents the Lamb that is worthy
1. Any understanding of scripture that diminishes Jesu Christ in any way should be recognized as errant.
2. Any attempt to understand scripture should be done with the intent to discover who Christ is.
3. As is the Bible so should our lives and churches be Christ centered.