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Sermon: Jesus in the Old Testament

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  1. Wayne McDaniel

    Glen, I don't know if you receive Edward Fudge's gracemail or not. Below was sent yesterday: The Jesus lens

    If the authors of the New Testament (NT), whose "Bible" was our Old Testament (OT), teach us anything, it is this--that we should read scripture, both OT and NT, in light of the Jesus Story, as if reading through a colored lens which is Jesus himself. This idea was not original with the apostles and their associates. They learned it from Jesus, who also did the same (Luke 24:27, 44-45). Trying to understand the Bible without reading it "through" Jesus is like attempting to see with a cloth over one's eyes (2 Cor. 3:13-16).

    At the core of both OT and NT, winding its way through the centuries, is an overarching story--the tale of the one true Creator God on mission, restoring rebellious humankind and liberating creation as well, in keeping with the divine purpose for which they were originally made. Neither OT nor NT is complete without the other, and the climax of their combined story occurs in the person of the man Jesus Christ himself. Jesus fulfills or "fills full" the momentum and the promise of all the episodes of the story that preceded him; Jesus is also the foundation for every episode of the story that comes later.

    To NT writers, Jesus is the second Adam (Rom. 5:12-21) and the new Israel (Matt. 1-7), the new Moses but so much more (2 Cor. 3:7-18; Heb. 3:1-6). He is the prophet without equal (Heb. 1:5-14), the high priest like Melchizedek (Heb. 7), the king enthroned at God's right hand (Rev. 5-6). Jesus is the prototype of glorified humanity (Heb. 2:5-9), the son of David who is David's lord (Matt, 22:41-46). He is more holy than the Holy City (Heb. 13:11-14), greater than the Temple (Acts 7:44-53), wiser than Wisdom (1 Cor. 1:18-31), more refreshing than the Sabbath (Heb. 4:1-11), more consequential than the Law (Heb. 12:18-29), and more eternal than the Torah (Matt. 17:1-5; John 12:47-5).

  2. Glen

    Very good! And therefore the OT saints had their faith fixed on *Him* and not just an abstract plan of salvation. John 14:6 has *always* been the case.

  3. Steve Finnell


    Was Abraham, Noah, Moses, Enoch, and Elijah saved? Yes, they were. Can men today be saved like these men? No.

    Abraham, Noah, Moses, Enoch, and Elijah were saved without believing Jesus was the Son of God. They were saved without confessing Jesus as Lord. They were saved without believing that God raised Jesus from the grave. They were saved without being baptized into Christ. The were saved without being baptized in water for the forgiveness of their sins. Can men living today be saved like theses men? No, they were all saved before the new covenant was in force.

    Was the thief on the cross saved? Yes. Can men today be saved like the thief? No. The thief did not believe in his heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. He was not baptized for the forgiveness of his sins. He was not baptized into Christ. The thief was saved before the new covenant was in force.


    1. Faith: John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.(NASB)

    2. Repentance: Acts 3:19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;(NASB)

    3. Confession: Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (NASB)

    4. Water Baptism: Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved...(NASB)


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