How to Study
and Understand It
Christ in All the Bible
1. OF whom
did Christ say the Scriptures testify?
"Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal
life: and they are they which testify of Me." John 5:39.
the Old Testament Scriptures: for they are they that testify of Christ. To
find Him in them is the true and legitimate end of their study. To be
able to interpret them as He interpreted them is the best result of all
Biblical learning." - Dean Alford.
2. Of whom
did Moses and the prophets write?
"Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found Him,
of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of
Nazareth, the son of Joseph." John 1:45.
translation of the Old Testament Scriptures, Helen Spurrell expressed the
following wish for all who should read her translation: "May very
many exclaim, as the translator has often done when studying numerous
passages in the original, I have found the Messiah!"
whose words did Christ say the disciples ought to have learned of His
death and resurrection?
"O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have
spoken: ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into
His glory?" Luke 24:25,26.
4. How did
Christ make it clear to them that the Scriptures testify of Him?
"And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded
unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself." Verse
did He say a little later to the eleven?
"These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with
you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law
of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning Me." Verse
in the Bible do we find the first promise of a Redeemer?
"And the Lord God said unto the serpent, . . . I will put enmity
between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it
shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel." Gen. 3:14,15.
7. In what
words was this promise renewed to Abraham?
"In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be
blessed." Gen. 22:18. See also Gen. 26:4; 28:14.
8. To whom
did this promised seed refer?
"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith
not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is
Christ." Gal. 3:16.
did God promise to send with Israel to guide them into the promised land?
"Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the
way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared." Ex.
was the Rock that went with them?
"And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of
that spiritual Rock that followed [went with, margin] them: and that
Rock was Christ." 1 Cor. 10:4.
what prophecy are Christ's life, suffering, and death touchingly foretold?
In the fifty-third chapter of Isaiah.
is the price of Christ's betrayal foretold?
"So they weighed for My price thirty pieces of silver."
Zech. 11:12. See Matt. 26:15.
in the Psalms are Christ's dying words recorded?
"My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken Me?" Ps. 22:1. See
Matt. 27:46. "Into Thine hand I commit My spirit" Ps. 31:5.
14. How is
Christ's resurrection foretold in the Psalms?
"I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto Me, Thou art
My Son; this day have I begotten Thee." Ps. 2:7. See Acts
again in the Psalms is His resurrection foretold?
"For Thou wilt not leave My soul in hell; neither wilt
Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption." Ps. 16:10. See
what words does Daniel foretell Christ's receiving His kingdom?
"I saw in the night-visions, and, behold, one like the Son of
man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days,
and they brought Him near before Him. And there was given Him dominion,
and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages,
should Serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not
pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." Dan.
7:13,14. See also Luke 1:32,33; 19:11,12; Rev. 11:15.
17. How is
Christ's second coming described in the Psalms?
"Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful
together before the Lord; for He cometh to judge the earth: with
righteousness shall He judge the world, and the people with equity."
Ps. 98:8,9. "Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: afire
shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about
Him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that He
may judge His people. Gather My saints together unto Me; those that have
made a covenant with Me by sacrifice." Ps. 50:3-5.
is Christ to one renewed after God's image?
"Christ is all, and in all." Col. 3:11.
A Glory in
the Word we find
restores our sight;
But sin has
darkened all the mind,
And yeiled the heavenly light.
own Spirit clears our view,
How bright the doctrines shine!
fruits and sweetness show
Their Author is divine.
How blest we
are, with open face
To view Thy glory, Lord,
And all Thy
image here to trace,
Reflected in Thy Word!
In the Old
Seed of the
woman. Gen. 3:15.
Mine Angel. Ex. 23:23.
A Star out of
Jacob. Num. 24:17.
A Prophet. Deut. 18:15,18.
the host of the Lord. Joshua 5:14.
A Friend that
sticketh closer than a brother. Prov. 18:24.
My Beloved. Song of Solomon
among ten thousand. Song of Solomon 5:10.
(One) altogether lovely. Song of
The Mighty God. Isa. 9:6.
Everlasting Father. Isa. 9:6.
The Prince of Peace. Isa. 9:6.
The Lord Our
Righteousness. Jer. 23:5,6.
The Son of God. Dan. 3:25.
The Son of Man.
Michael, . . . the Great Prince. Dan. 12:1.
The Branch. Zech. 6:12,13.
of the covenant. Mal. 3:1.
The Sun of Righteousness. Mal. 4:2.
In the New
The Lamb of
God. John 1:29.
The Bread of life. John 6:35.
The Light of
the world. John 8:12.
The Door of the Sheep. John 10:7.
Shepherd. Verse 11.
Resurrection and the Life. John 11:25.
The Way, the
Truth, and the Life. John 14:6.
The True Vine. John 15: 1.
That Rock. 1
Adam. 1 Cor. 15:45.
Corner-stone. Eph. 2:20.
The Man Christ Jesus. 1 Tim. 2:5.
A Great High
Priest. Heb. 4:14.
and Finisher of our faith. Heb. 12:2.
The Chief Shepherd. 1 Peter 5:4.
Advocate. 1 John 2:1.
Archangel. Jude 9.
The Lion of
the tribe of Judah. Rev. 5:5.
The Morning Star. Rev. 22:16.
kings, and Lord of lords. Rev. 19:16.
is referred to in the Bible under something like three hundred different
titles and figures, of which the above are only examples. Why this is so
is because He is all that these names and figures represent.
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