The Bible’s main character and hero is Jesus Christ. Although we don’t see his name in every book, all 66 books point to him. He is referred to as the second person of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). He is also the Good Shepherd who brings abundant life (John 10:10-11). – Foundations Workbook, page 10
Today on the blog, we want to share a few ways you can add this main point to a Loved Bible.
Jeff Medders summarizes it like this in his book Gospel Formed. You could add these to the Table of Contents:
- Genesis to Deuteronomy is the foundation for Jesus.
- Joshua to Esther is the preparation for Jesus.
- Job to Song of Solomon is the longing for Jesus.
- Isaiah to Malachi is the expectation of Jesus.
- Matthew to John is the life and ministry of Jesus.
- Acts is the continued work and spreading of the fame of Jesus and the growth of his church.
- Romans to Jude is about living for Jesus
- Revelation is about the return, reign, and rule of Jesus.
The Proclaim Truth Conference for 2021 was focused on Knowing Christ. Jen Wilkin shared this great summary of how the Bible speaks of the Messiah (This could be a great bookmark!):
- The Old Testament says, “Messiah is coming”
- The gospels say, “Messiah is here”
- The book of Acts is Messiah proclaimed
- The epistles are Messiah explained
- Revelation says, “Messiah is coming again”
J.D. Greear shares how Every Book of the Bible Is About Jesus on his blog. You could write each of these statements at the top of each book of the Bible.
- In Genesis, I was the Word of God, creating the heavens and the earth.
- In Exodus, I was the Passover Lamb, whose blood was sprinkled on the doorposts of your heart so that you could escape the bonds of slavery.
- In Leviticus, I was the temple, the holy place where you met with God.
- In Numbers, I was your ever-present guide, your pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night.
- In Deuteronomy, I was the prophet coming who is greater than Moses.
Visit J.D. Greear Ministries for the full list.
We would love to see how you incorporate this truth into your Loved Bible! Tag us on social media @thelovedbibleproject and hashtag #lovedbiblejesus.