Summary: all of scripture points to Christ
"While the literary value of the Bible cannot be minimized, the Book was
given not to be admired but to be received as the Word of God; that we might come to know Him of whom the Scriptures witness." ~ Erling C. Olsen
I. The OT looked forward to Christ
A. (Joh 5:39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,)
(For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?" 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.
(Deu 18:18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.)
1. The Messiah announced to Adam
2. The Messiah typified by the Ark
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. Paul 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 Jesus 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.