Finding Christ in the Old Testament

“They said to one another, ‘Were our hearts not burning within us when He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?'” (Luke 24:32)

Burning hearts! The inevitable result of having the Bible explained so it all begins to make sense and the person and work of Christ, its central character, comes into sharper focus. I used to think it would be wonderful to know what Old Testament incidents, symbols and themes the Lord unpacked for them. The way to do it seems obvious now! Wouldn’t they be the same things that he and his Apostles spoke about – things that were later recorded and expounded in the New Testament? This book is the result of that thought process and picks up on these themes using as near as possible the order in which we encounter them in the Old Testament, including:

  • Born of a Woman (Galatians 4:4)
  • The Type of Him Who Was to Come (Romans 5:14)
  • The Only Begotten Son (Hebrews 11:17-19)
  • Christ Our Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7)
  • The Bread That Came Out of Heaven (John 6:51)
  • Sacrifice and Offering (Hebrews 10:5) & The Blood of Goats and Bulls (Hebrews 9:13)
  • The Firstfruits
  • The Ashes of a (Red) Heifer (Hebrews 9:13)
  • The Bronze Serpent
  • The King-Priest
  • The Suffering Servant (1 Peter 2:24)
  • Son of Man (Matthew 26:62)
  • The Sign of Jonah (Matthew 12:39)

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