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Genesis
Creation, Fall, Sin, Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Joseph Off to Egypt
Jesus is The Seed of The Woman, a descendant of Abraham, a king in the line of Judah in the order of Melchizedek. The sacrificed Son (as like Isaac, Gen 22) and a rejected brother (as like Joseph, Gen 27).
Exodus
Moses, deliverance from Egypt, Law, Tabernacle
Jesus is The Passover Lamb, the leader and deliverer out of slavery (as like Moses), the manna from heaven, the rock that gave water, the Tabernacle in the camp and every item inside (Brazen Alter, Lampstand, Table of Showbread, Ark of the Convenant, etc.).
Leviticus
Law of Service and Worship. Shows the seriousness of sin in God’s sight, the necessity of atonement for sin, the holiness of God, and the necessity of a mediator between God and man.
Jesus is The High Priest, the sacrifice for sin, the scapegoat, the festivals (Passover, Atonement, Trumpets, etc.).
Numbers
In the wilderness as God, sustaining, delivering, and keeping covenant with His people, as He prepares them for entrance into the land promised first to Abraham
Jesus is The Cloud and The Fire, the Messiah that would be King. The healer in the bronze serpent. The Water from the Rock.
Deuteronomy
Moses' farewell address in which he summons them to hear the law of God and renew the covenant made with their fathers as they prepare to enter the promised land.
Jesus is The Prophet Like Moses. He is the cities of refuge.
Joshua
The conquest of the land and division among the tribes, ending with Joshua's farewell charge to keep the law of Moses & renew covenant with God.
Jesus is The Captain of Our Salvation, our leader into the promise land (as like Joshua), the commander-in-chief of the Army.
Judges
Covers the leaders of Israel from Joshua to Samuel. A story, on the human side, of disobedience and disaster, and on the divine side, of direction and deliverance.
Jesus is The Judge And Lawgiver, the true judge for the living and the dead.
Ruth
The story of Ruth the Moabitess and her loyalty and devotion to Naomi, her Hebrew mother-in-law, presents the reader with a picture of the nobler side of Hebrew life in the days of the judges.
Jesus is The Kinsman Redeemer, the descendent of Boaz and Ruth. As personified by Boaz.
1 & 2 Samuel
Transition from Judges to Monarchy. Covers life of Samuel to death of David. Emphasis on Saul and David.
Jesus is The Prophet of The Lord, exalted by God with power. A descendent of David, personified by David – the exiled King. The faithful friend (Jonathan).
1 & 2 Kings
This is the period of Israel’s glory, division, decline, and fall. The history of Israel form the last days of David to the destruction of the northern kingdom, Israel, in 721 B.C., and to the fall of the southern kingdom, Judah, in 586 B.C
Jesus is the King of Kings
1 & 2 Chronicles
A Chronicle of the Hebrew history that duplicates much of Samuel and Kings.
Jesus is the King of Kings
Ezra
The return of the Jewish exiles after more than a half-century of bondage in Babylon, and the subsequent restoration of Jerusalem, its Temple and it walls.
Jesus is The Faithful Scribe, the builder of the temple (Zerubbabel).
Nehemiah
The return of the Jewish exiles after more than a half-century of bondage in Babylon, and the subsequent restoration of Jerusalem, its Temple and it walls.
Jesus is The Rebuilder of The Broken Down Walls, the rebuilder of the walls of salvation (as like Nehemiah).
Esther
a vivid picture of the Jews in exile, of the hostility of their non-Jewish enemies in Persia, and of how Esther became the queen of Ahasuerus (Xerxes), subsequently risking her life in order to save her people, the Jews, from total destruction. God’s providential care of His people is magnified throughout, though the word "God" never appears in the book.
Jesus is Mordecai, the personified. The Guardian.
Job
The problem of human suffering, particularly the affliction of the righteous.
Jesus is The Dayspring From on High, the sufferings and the subsequent blessings (as like Job).
Psalms
The "book of praise" that covers almost every aspect of man's relation to God.
Jesus is The Lord Who Is Our Shepherd, the resurrected Son of God, that was despised and crucified; Hated without cause, rejected by the Israelites. But now seated on the right hand of God.
Proverbs
The source of true wisdom is "the fear of the Lord".
Jesus is Wisdom of God.
Ecclesiastes
The goal is to prove the vanity of everything "under the sun". The fullness of life is found only in the recognition of things "above the sun", things spiritual as well as material.
Jesus is Wisdom of God.
The Song of Solomon
A collection or cycle of marriage songs. Traditionally interpreted as showing God’s love for His Chosen People and Christ’s love for His Bride, the Church.
Jesus is The Lover & Bridegroom.
Isaiah
The message of the book is twofold: judgment upon Judah for her sins (1-39), and comfort and hope for an exiled people (40-66).
Jesus is The Suffering Servant.
Jeremiah
Jeremiah was God’s spokesman during the decline and fall of the southern kingdom, Judah. Although Jeremiah announced the coming destruction of Judah, he looked beyond this judgement to a day when religion, no longer national, would be individual and spiritual. This new kind of religion would result from God’s "new covenant" with His people.
Jesus is The Weeping Prophet, the righteous Branch, our righteousness.
Lamentations
The book is composed of five poems, lamenting the siege and destruction of Jerusalem (586 B.C.). The poet also makes sincere confession of sin on behalf of the people and leaders, acknowledges complete submission to the will of God, and finally prays that God will once again smile upon His people and restore them to their homeland.
Jesus is The Weeping Prophet, the righteous Branch, our righteousness.
Ezekiel
Ezekiel was carried into exile in Babylon, where he received his call and exercised his prophetic ministry. Ezekiel’s prophecies before this event are chiefly messages of condemnation upon Judah for her sin; following the city’s fall, the prophet speaks to helpless people of the hope and certainty of restoration to their homeland and of worship again in the Temple.
Jesus is The son of Man, a descendent of David.
Daniel
Traditionally considered as the work of the Prophet Daniel in exile in Babylon during the 6th century B.C.. In a series of events and visions, the author presents a view of history in which God rules and prevails over men and nations to achieve ultimate victory for the "saints" of God.
Jesus is The Son of Man coming in the clouds of Heaven, given an everlasting kingdom. He came 483 years after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem. Foretold He would be kill and revealed as the stone that smashed the kingdoms of the world. The 4th Man in the fiery furnace.
Hosea
The apostasy of God's people is mirrored in Hosea's unfaithful wife.
Jesus is The Bridegroom Married to The Backslidden Woman, the faithfulness to his adulterous wife.
Joel
The occasion of his message was a devastating locust plague, which he interpreted as foreboding the Day of the Lord when God would act directly to punish His people for their sins. Joel calls upon the people of Judah to repent, promising that repentance will bring God’s blessings, material and spiritual.
Jesus is the giver of the Holy Spirit
Amos
A shepherd and native of Judah, he was called by God to prophesy to the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of Jeroboam II (786-746 B.C.). Sparing no one, the prophet fearlessly announced the impending judgment of God. Although the dominant note of the book is judgment, the final words promise the restoration of a righteous remnant.
Jesus is The Burden Bearer, that darken the day at noon during Messiah’s death.
Obadiah
A scathing denunciation of the Edomites, descendants of Esau, who from the beginning had been hostile to Israel. Its message is primarily one of destruction and doom for Edom. The latter part of the prophecy is concerned with the Day of the Lord when God’s judgment will be upon other nations as well as Edom and concludes with the promise that "the kingdom shall be the Lord’s".
Jesus is The Mighty Savior.
Jonah
This book declares the universality of God’s love embracing even pagan nations.
Jesus is The Forgiving God, being 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of a fish.
Micah
The Prophet Micah was a younger contemporary of Isaiah and spoke at a time when conditions in Judah paralleled those in the northern kingdom of Israel during Amos’ day. While announcing God’s certain judgment upon sin, he also spoke of a sure deliverance to come through the Messiah whose place of birth he predicts.
Jesus is The Messenger With Beautiful Feet, born in Bethlehem and from everlasting.
Nahum
A vivid prediction of the approaching downfall of Nineveh, the capital city of Assyria. His purpose was to comfort his people, long harassed by Assyria, with the promise that this cruel and oppressing people would soon meet destruction at God’s hand.
Jesus is The Avenger of God’s Elect.
Habakkuk
Dramatically constructed in the form of dialogue, this book contains the prophet’s complaints (questions) and God’s reply to them. In god’s answers Habakkuk discovers the doorway leading from questioning to affirmation, through which he enters into a faith that enables him to affirm, "I will rejoice in the Lord… God, the Lord, is my strength."
Jesus is The Great Evangelist, Crying For Revival, the Messiah that would come from Teman at His return, full of glory. With intercession and prayer for His people (Habakkuk).
Zephaniah
Judgment and salvation - both extending to all nations. In some great catastrophe of his day, perhaps the Scythian invasion (c. 626 B.C.), Zephaniah sees God’s terrible judgment upon the nations, including Judah. He exhorts the people to repent and assures them that God will dwell in the midst of a righteous remnant following repentance.
Jesus is The Restorer of God’s Lost Heritage.
Haggai
First among the writings of the post-Exilic prophets. Haggai comes forward with a series of timely and vigorous messages challenging the people to respond wholeheartedly to a noble task - rebuilding the House of God, which had been delayed almost 2 decades.
Jesus is The Cleansing Fountain, who visited the 2nd temple.
Zechariah
Post-Exilic prophecy. The first eight chapters are primarily concerned with the rebuilding of the Temple, although the language used is highly symbolical. Chapters 9 to 14 deal with "last things", the "end time". Many Messianic references are found, and the writer foresees the Day of the Lord when Israel will be restored, the nations judged, and God’s kingdom triumphant.
Jesus is The Pierced Son, a Priest and King who ride into Jerusalem on a donkey. The Messiah who would be God and be pierced.
Malachi
Two themes are predomination: the sin and apostasy of Israel (1-2); and the coming judgment upon the faithless, with blessings promised for those who repent (3-4). The growing Messianic expectation in the Old Testament is apparent in Malachi by the announcement of God’s "messenger of the covenant", by whose coming Israel will be purified and judged; and of the return of the Prophet Elijah who will proclaim the Day of the Lord.
Jesus is The Son of Righteousness, Rising with Healing in His Wings, the Messiah who would be God who appear at the temple and His forerunner came in the spirit of Elijah.
Matthew
It is the most complete account of Jesus’ teachings and was written to convince the writer’s Jewish audience that Jesus was the Messiah descended from David, the One promised by the Old Testament Prophets. It is peculiarly the Gospel for Israel.
Jesus is The King, the Song of David, the King of the Jews, the Son of God and the Bridgeroom.
Mark
Mark’s purpose was neither biographical nor historical, but theological: to present Jesus as the Christ, the mighty worker rather than great teacher.
Jesus is The Wonder Worker/Servant, The Holy One of God, the Servant, the King of Israel.
Luke
Luke wrote to present Jesus as the Universal Savior, the compassionate healer and teacher.
Jesus is The Son of Man, the Horn of Salvation and the Consolation of Israel.
John
The Gospel of John endeavors to explain the mystery of the Person of Christ by the use of the term "logos" (word) and was written to confirm Christians in the belief that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God.
Jesus is The Son of God, the Begotten Son, the Lamb of God, the Bread of Life, the Light of the world, the I AM, the Door of the sheep, the Good Shepherd, the Resurrection and Life, the Way, the Truth and the Life. The True Vine.
Acts
Beginning with the Ascension of Jesus to heaven, it traces the growth of Christianity in Palestine and its spread to Syria, Asia Minor, Greece, and eventually to Rome.
Jesus is The Ascended Lord, the Prince of Life, the Judge of the living and the dead, the Just One, and the Hope of Israel.
Romans
Writing to Christians at Rome whom he hoped soon to visit, Paul presents to them his mature convictions concerning the Christian faith: the universality of sin; the impotence of the law as a means of salvation; the nature of God’s saving act in Christ, and its appropriation by faith
Jesus is The Justifier, the Rock of Offense, the Deliverer, the Lord of the dead and the living. The Root of Jesse.
1 Corinthians
Paul addresses the Corinthian church concerning the significance of the new life in Christ, which should be demonstrated in the fellowship within the Church. He advises them regarding spiritual gifts (12), Christian love (13), and the meaning of the Resurrection (15).
Jesus is The Gifts of The Spirit, the First-Fruit and the Last Adam.
2 Corinthians
Often called "the hard letter", this is an intensely personal letter. It recounts the difficulties and hardships Paul has endured in the service of Christ (10-13). The Apostle regards the Corinthians as his children in Christ.
Jesus is The Gifts of The Spirit, the First-Fruit and the Last Adam.
Galatians
Paul’s letter addressed to the churches in Galatia is the great letter on Christian freedom; in it Paul attacks the Christians who wished to exalt the law.
Jesus is The One Who Sets Us Free, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians
A circular discussing the believers’ exalted position through Christ, the Church as the body of Christ, her relationship to God, and practical implications of the Gospel.
Jesus is The Christ of Riches, the Head of All Things and the Cornerstone.
Philippians
In this letter, which is a message of joy, Paul expresses his gratitude for the Philippians’ love and material assistance. The Epistle is uniquely significant because of its presentation of the humility of Jesus.
Jesus is The God Who Meets Our Every Need, the Name above all names.
Colossians
The Colossian letter is well known for its doctrine as well as for its brevity. In the letter, Paul insists upon the Lordship of Christ.
Jesus is The Fullness of The Godhead, the Image of the Invisible God, the Head of the body, the Beginning, the Firstborn of the dead and the Hope of Glory.
1 Thessalonians
There were written in A.D. 51-52, soon after the founding of the Thessalonian church, and give Paul’s answer, to some basic problems disturbing the Christians of Thessalonica. The major contributions are eschatological, investigating especially the events preceding and accompanying the return of Christ.
Jesus is The Soon Coming King, the lord of Peace.
2 Thessalonians
There were written in A.D. 51-52, soon after the founding of the Thessalonian church, and give Paul’s answer, to some basic problems disturbing the Christians of Thessalonica. The major contributions are eschatological, investigating especially the events preceding and accompanying the return of Christ.
Jesus is The Soon Coming King, the lord of Peace.
1 Timothy
The letters to Timothy discuss such matters as the duties and qualifications of church officers, the inspirations of Scripture, the treatment of widows, and the expectation of a future reward.
The Mediator Between God And Man, the King of Ages and the Mediator.
2 Timothy
The letters to Timothy discuss such matters as the duties and qualifications of church officers, the inspirations of Scripture, the treatment of widows, and the expectation of a future reward.
The Mediator Between God And Man, the King of Ages and the Mediator.
Titus
the letter to Titus is practical and discusses the everyday problems confronted by a young minister.
Jesus is The Faithful Pastor, the Blessed Hope. The Great God and Saviour.
Philemon
This very personal letter reveals not only the concern of the Apostle for a converted slave but also a practical demonstration of brotherhood in Christ, "where there is neither bond (slave) nor free". (Gal 3:28)
Jesus is The Friend That Sticks Closer Than a Brother, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews
The Epistle portrays Jesus, who performed the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world, as the great High Priest of the line of Melchizedek (Gen. 14). The Bible’s only definition of faith occurs in this Epistle (Chap. 11) and is followed by the "great line of splendor" of the men of faith.
Jesus is The Blood That Washes Away My Sins, the Heir of all things, the Faithful High Priest, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
James
It is not a treatise on Christian theology but rather a practical letter dealing with Christian ethics. James insists that works, not words, are the mark of a disciple.
Jesus is The Great Physician, The Lord of Glory and the Judge at the door.
1 Peter
The letter here reflects a time of suffering and trial. No doubt the widespread persecution of the Christians by the Roman authorities was the occasion of the "fiery trial" (4:12). The writer admonishes his readers to a life of purity, of godly living, and exhorts them to steadfastness and faithfulness.
Jesus is The Chief Shepherd, and the Living Stone.
2 Peter
This letter was a "reminder" to the readers of the truth of the Gospel, which they had received as against the attacks of false teachers who would pervert it. The author urges his hearers to remain steadfast even amidst persecution and reminds them that the Lord will keep His promises. He speaks of the "day of the Lord" (parousia) and of the necessity of keeping themselves "without spot and blameless" (3:14)
Jesus is The Chief Shepherd, and the Living Stone.
1 John
Encourage the church
Jesus is Everlasting Love, the Eternal Life and the Righteous.
2 John
The elect lady
Jesus is Everlasting Love, the Eternal Life and the Righteous.
3 John
To Gaius, a man commended for his hospitality.
Jesus is Everlasting Love, the Eternal Life and the Righteous.
Jude
The author of this short letter warns his readers against the dangers of apostasy, and points to the faithlessness of the Israelites as a reminder of God’s judgment.
Jesus is The Lord Who Came Down with 10,000 Saints, the Only Wise God our Savior.
Revelation
Addressed to seven historical churches in Asia Minor, the Book of Revelation was written to warn against spiritual indifference and to elicit courage under persecution. The ultimate victory of Christ is the dominant theme of this book.
Jesus is The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! The Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Word of God, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Bright Morning Star.