From the recording Gospel 2020
"And that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." 2 Timothy 3:15
There is no better place to start on our search for God than with the Bible, the living Word of the eternal God, It is within the pages of this ancient book that you will find one coherent message; that of God's redeeming Grace bringing salvation, forgiveness of sins and reconciliation to man. It is this book which is held together by one consistent revelation; that of a Person. It was the Lord Jesus Himself who in His day called the Jewish teachers to "search the scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life, but these are they that testify of me." From Genesis to Revelation the Bible unfolds a story not of world politics, not of empires, not of humanity, not even of the nation of Israel, nor of the church. The theme of this volume, extending down through centuries and generations is that of God's Son, Jesus Christ. By pictures, parables, pointers, and prophecies, this book point us to Jesus Christ. We see glimpses of Him in the book of Genesis as the Son of Abraham carries the tree on his back, ascending the mount, to be laid as God's sacrifice upon the altar. We hear echoes of the betrayal of Jesus in the disposal of Joseph, sold by his brother Judah (Gk, Judas) for 20 pieces of sliver, betrayed and rejected without a cause, sold as a slave and yet ascending to the throne at the right hand of Pharaoh, a Prince and a Saviour. We read of Jesus in the prophecies of the Psalms, Isaiah, Jeremiah and minor prophets and through them, even in the absence of the New Testament we could reconstruct the virgin birth, perfect humanity, Divine nature, substitutionary atoning death, resurrection and High Priestly ministry of Jesus. To study the scriptures is to study Jesus.
A gospel sermon preached by J Stewart Gillespie
Yours by Grace in Christ.