Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament

Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament

by David Murray
Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament

Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament

by David Murray


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Join author and minister David Murray as he introduces you to Jesus through the lens of the Old Testament.

When you think of a son trudging uphill, carrying wood for his own sacrifice because 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 is it Christ's passion in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? The kinship between these two stories is deeper than mere coincidence, and the similarities don't end there. In fact, Murray argues that Christ isn't just present in the story of Abraham and Isaac—he's present on every page of the Old Testament.

In Jesus on Every Page, Dr. Murray guides the reader down his own Road to Emmaus, describing how the Scriptures were opened to him, revealing Jesus from Genesis 1 all the way through Revelation 22. Dr. Murray shares his ten simple ways to seek and find Christ in the Old Testament, diving deep into:

  • Christ's planet—discovering Jesus in the story of Creation
  • Christ's people—discovering Jesus in the characters of the Old Testament
  • Christ's promises—discovering Jesus in the covenants of the Old Testament

Recognizing Jesus in the full breadth of scripture is important for every Christian. In this step-by-step guide to discovering Jesus in the Old Testament, Dr. Murray provides a framework that will help you start practicing this wonderful way of enjoying Jesus throughout the Bible.

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 is an accessible guide to getting to know the Old Testament for what it truly is: full of Jesus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400205349
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 270,097
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. David Murray is professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and pastor of the Free Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. He previously pastored two churches in Scotland for twelve years. Murray is the author of Jesus on Every Page, Christians Get Depressed Too, and How Sermons Work. David, his wife, Shona, and their five children live in the Lake Michigan area.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Part 1 My Road to Emmaus

Chapter 1 Where Did the Old Testament Go? 5

Chapter 2 What's the Old Testament All About? 9

Chapter 3 Jesus' Answer 14

Chapter 4 Peter's Answer 19

Chapter 5 Paul's Answer 25

Chapter 6 John's Answer 36

Part 2 Spiritual Heartburn

Chapter 7 Christ's Planet: Discovering Jesus in the Creation 43

Chapter 8 Christ's People: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Characters 54

Chapter 9 Christ's Presence: Discovering Jesus in His Old Testament Appearances 73

Chapter 10 Christ's Precepts: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Law 86

Chapter 11 Christ's Past: Discovering Jesus in Old Testament History 99

Chapter 12 Christ's Prophets: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Prophets 115

Chapter 13 Christ's Pictures: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Types 136

Chapter 14 Christ's Promises: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Covenants 153

Chapter 15 Christ's Proverbs: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Proverbs 175

Chapter 16 Christ's Poets: Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament Poems 187

Postscript: The Journey Continues 206

Study Questions 208

Acknowledgments 222

Notes 225

Index 240

About the Author 246

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From the Publisher

With deceptive ease Dr. David Murray brings his readers on to the Road to Emmaus for a few hours of conversation about Jesus and the Old Testament. With an enviable grace and simplicity he teaches us how to read the Old Testament as Christians. --Sinclair B. Ferguson,Redeemer Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas.

This is not a small book, it is a game-changer. I read it with a notepad in one hand and at times tears on every page. This profound work shows that Jesus is on every page of God's love story. This is a book I will read over and over. I highly recommend it! --Sheila Walsh,Singer, Author, Speaker with Women of Faith Conferences

If you have always struggled to understand the Old Testament, this is the book for you. Dr. Murray has provided us with a refreshingly simple guide to seeing the glory of Jesus our Messiah throughout the Old Testament. --Burk Parsons,Editor, Tabletalk,Pastor, St Andrews, Orlando, Florida.

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