Jesus on Every Page
The son trudges uphill, bearing wood for his own sacrifice; his father has decided to give him up to death. What biblical event does this bring to mind? Is it Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22, or Christ’s passion in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? The kinship between these two stories is deeper than mere coincidence. Christ is present in the story of Abraham and Isaac. In fact, he is present on every page of the Old Testament.
Christians seem to have forgotten that the Old Testament has everything to do with Jesus Christ. In Jesus on Every Page, David Murray guides the reader down his own Road to Emmaus, describing how the Scriptures were opened to him, revealing Jesus from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Dr. Murray’s ten simple ways to seek and find Christ in the Old Testament unveil the face of Christ in the creation, the law, the psalms, the prophets, and the proverbs.
Recognizing Jesus in the full breadth of Scripture is important for every Christian. Whether you are preaching Jesus through Old Testament readings or just beginning to discover the reality of Christ in the Old Testament, Jesus on Every Page provides an accessible guide to the increasingly popular subject of Jesus in the Old Testament books. Have your own Road to Emmaus experience and know the Old Testament for what it truly is: full of Jesus.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: My Road to Emmaus
1. Where Did the Old Testament God?
2. What’s the Old Testament All About?
3. Jesus’ Answer
4. Peter’s Answer
5. Paul’s Answer
6. John’s Answer
Part 2: Spiritual Heartburn
7. Christ’s Planet: Discovering Jesus in the Creation
8. Christ’s People: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Characters
9. Christ’s Presence: Discovering Jesus in His Old Testament Appearances
10. Christ’s Precepts: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Law
11. Christ’s Past: Discovering Jesus in Old Testament History
12. Christ’s Prophets: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Prophets
13. Christ’s Pictures: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Types
14. Christ’s Promises: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Covenants
15. Christ’s Proverbs: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Proverbs
16. Christ’s Poets: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Poems
Postscript: The Journey Continues
David P. Murray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was born in Scotland and served as a pastor and lecturer there.