I have a wonderful resource to share, but first I must give a little background!
If I attend my church’s 8:30 morning worship service, I usually find myself driving back home around 11 am, which is the hour that Dr. Erwin Lutzer’s Moody Radio Hour is airing. I absolutely love being able to hear the lucid gospel-centered teaching of Dr. Lutzer. The current 4-part series is called The Drama of Redemption; part 1 can be downloaded here, and part 2 can be downloaded here.
I’ve always struggled with the year-long Bible plans because of my analytic nature. Instead of accepting a bird’s eye view, I tend to stop, land, and mull over a few verses for the entire time I’ve set aside. So, needless to say, reading through more than one chapter in a 30-minute sitting is difficult. Even with the geneologies, I often find myself sidetracked while exploring the significance of someone’s lineage. And, although I need to keep myself in check, I enjoy reading my Bible this way because it sticks with me, and it becomes more meaningful. But, with all that being said, I think everyone can use a healthy dose of the big picture, and Dr. Lutzer’s messages do just that. So, check them out, but that’s not all!
At the beginning of his message today, a lady delivered a moving narration, which can be found in part 2 around the 6-minute mark. I couldn’t get it out of my mind, and I finally found it here after a few minutes of Google-ing. It succinctly shows how the entire Bible points back to the gospel message of our redeemer Jesus. I’ve pasted the entire narrative below, and I plan to print it out and keep it in my Bible for a daily dose of the big picture 🙂
Called “The Gift of Life”
In Genesis, He is the seed of the woman.
In Exodus, He is the passover lamb.
In Leviticus, He is our high priest.
In Numbers, He is the pillar of cloud by day and fire by night.
In Deuteronomy, He is the prophet like unto Moses.
In Joshua, He is the captain of our salvation.
In Judges, He is our judge and lawgiver.
In Ruth, He is our kinsman redeemer.
In 1 & 2 Samuel, He is our trusted prophet.
In Kings and Chronicles, He is our reigning king.
In Ezra and Nehemiah, He is the rebuilder of the broken down walls of human life.
In Esther & Job, He is our ever-living redeemer.
In Psalms, He is our shepherd.
In Proverbs & Ecclesiastes, He is our wisdom.
In Song of Solomon, He is our lover and bridegroom.
In Isaiah, He is the prince of peace.
In Jeremiah, He is the righteous branch.
In Lamentations, He is our weeping prophet.
In Ezekiel, He is our wonderful four faced man.
In Daniel, He is the fourth man in life’s firey furnace.
In Hosea, He is the faithful husband.
In Joel, He is the baptizer with the Holy Ghost and fire.
In Amos, He is our burden-bearer.
In Obadiah, He is the mighty to save.
In Johah, He is our great missionary.
In Micah, He is the messenger of beautiful feet.
In Nahum, He is the avenger of God’s elect.
In Habakkuk, He is God’s evangelist.
In Zephaniah, He is our Savior.
In Haggai, He is the restorer of God’s lost heritage.
In Zechariah, He is the fountain opened in the house of David.
In Malachi, He is the sun of righteousness, rising with healing in His wings.
In Matthew, He is the Messiah.
In Mark, He is the wonder worker.
In Luke, He is the son of man.
In John, He is the Son of God.
In Acts, He is the Holy Ghost.
In Romans, He is our justifier.
In 1 & 2 Corinthians, He is our santifier.
In Galatians, He is our redeemer.
In Ephesians, He is the Christ of unsearchable riches.
In Philippians, He is the God who supplies all our needs.
In Colossians, He is the fullness of God, bodily.
In 1 & 2 Thessalonians, He is our coming king.
In 1 & 2 Timothy, He is our mediator between God and man.
In Titus, He is our faithful pastor.
In Philemon, He is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
In Hebrews, He is the blood of the everlasting covenant.
In James, He is our great physician.
In 1 & 2 Peter, He is our chief shepherd.
In 1, 2 & 3 John, He is love.
In Jude, He is the Lord coming with ten thousands of His saints.
In Revelation, He is the KING OF KINGS AND THE LORD OF LORDS!
Given by Pastor Tom Curry