The Jesus’ Lens

magnifying_lense_heart_in_bible Jesus is the center of the entire Bible.  When we read Scripture through the “Jesus’ Lens” we see that love is The Message, The Motive, and The Method.  In Sunday’s sermon (October 9), I gave a long list of Old Testament prophecies that point to Jesus as the center of Scripture.  Here is the list along with Old and New Testament references pointing to Jesus.

Jesus is:

  • The one who crushed the head of the serpent (Genesis 3:15; Romans 16:20)
  • The seed of Abraham who has blessed all nations on earth (Genesis 12:3; Acts 3:25)
  • The one holding the ruler’s staff from the line of Judah (Genesis 49:10; Luke 3:23-33)
  • The star that came out of Jacob (Numbers 24:17; Matthew 2:2)
  • The one born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23)
  • The one from of old, of ancient times born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2; Luke 2:4-7)
  • The son of man spoken of by Daniel (7:13; Matthew 9:6)
  • The one who performed signs of healing (Isaiah 35:5-6; Luke 7:21-22)
  • The prophet like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15; Acts 3:22-26)
  • The one who rode into Jerusalem as king on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-7)
  • The one betrayed for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12-13; Matthew 26:14-15; 27:3-7)
  • The suffering servant of Isaiah 53 (Acts 8:32-35)
  • The one lifted up like the snake in the wilderness (Numbers 21:8-9; John 3:14-15)
  • The one forsaken by God in Psalm 22 (Matthew 27:46)
  • The one whose hands and feet were pierced (Psalm 22:16; Luke 23:33; 24:40)
  • The one whose clothing was taken and lots were cast for them (Psalm 22:18; John 19:24)
  • The one and only beloved son of his father offered as a sacrifice like Isaac (Genesis 22:2; John 3:16)
  • The Passover lamb (Exodus 12:21-23; 1 Corinthians 5:7)
  • Our Kinsman Redeemer like Boaz (Ruth 4:4-9; Luke 1:68)
  • The one not abandoned to the grave whose body did not see decay (Psalm 16:9-10; Acts 2:22-32)
  • The rejected stone now become the cornerstone (Psalm 118:22-23; Acts 4:11)
  • The son of David now forever reigning on the throne (2 Samuel 7:16; Luke 1:32-33)
  • The one called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6-7; Acts 10:36)
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Byron FikePreaching Minister

Byron has been the preaching minister at Clear Lake since 1999. He and his wife have three grown children, who have also devoted their lives to serving the Lord. In his personal time, Byron likes to read books, watch movies, and play with his little dog Willie. He also is an avid follower of Alabama football, having grown up in Tuscaloosa during the glory days of Bear Bryant.

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