Luke 24:27  And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he [Jesus] interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

The Sunday School answer is correct:  Jesus.  But what is the question you ask.  Who is the Bible all about?

Too often the Bible is seen as only a manual for living, an ethics textbook.  This is a fundamentally flawed approach.  Jesus himself shows us how we are to read the Bible.  It is all about him.  Notice that the word all is used twice–all the prophets, and all the scriptures.  No section is left out.

Matthew Henry said, “a golden thread of gospel grace runs through the whole web of the Old Testament.”  If we fail to see the gospel and Jesus Christ in any particular passage in the OT we are reading it incorrectly!  The question then is how are we to read the OT so that we see Christ?

There are three key questions we can ask ourselves to guide our reading.  1)  What does this passage teach us about the nature of God?  2) What does this passage teach us about the nature of man?  3)  What does this passage teach us about the relationship between God and Man?

We either relate to God in terms of the covenant of works, which Adam violated in the Garden of Eden and cast all of humanity under the curse, OR we relate to God in terms of the covenant of grace, in which Christ perfectly kept the covenant of works on our behalf, and we are credited with his righteousness.

It is the third question that particularly drives us to Jesus since 2Corinthians 5:19 makes clear, “in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself.”  Apart from Jesus there is no reconciliation with God; outside of Jesus there is no right relationship with God.

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