To preach Jesus you have to preach the Old Testament

Luke Bible Background

New Testament: Luke 24.25–27

To read the Bible in a year, read Luke 24.1–35 on May 5, In the year of our Lord Christ 2019

By Don Ruhl

For various reasons, many Christians do not want to have anything to do with Genesis through Malachi, but that is very fortunate because by ignoring that part of the Bible, they are not getting a full picture of Jesus.

When Jesus listened to two men talk about Him, without realizing that He was the one they were talking about, watch what happened as He responded to them:

Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?” And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

– Luke 24.25–27

According to Jesus, the prophets spoke of the Christ and of His suffering and succeeding glory in heaven. He then explained to them how Moses and all the prophets spoke of Him.

If Jesus Himself used the Old Testament to teach a couple of men about Himself, how can we do less? We are not preaching and teaching the whole truth, if we neglect the Old Testament.

Questions:

  • Do you read the Old Testament?
  • Do you like to hear preaching and teaching from it?
  • If not, why not?

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