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Jesus in the Old Testament

Posted by John Repsold on

What road are you on after the resurrection?  That question could have been asked of every disciple of Jesus who did and didn’t see the resurrected Christ after that great Resurrection Morning.  Thankfully, we do know that two of His followers were on their way to Emmaus, a little town about seven and a half miles from Jerusalem. 

After listening to these two disciples’ downcast and depressing report of events that weekend in Jerusalem, Jesus has this to say to them:

O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. (Luke 24:25–27)

The Apostle Paul, when wanting to convince Jewish people that Jesus was the Messiah they had been waiting for, would always “reason” or “prove from the Scriptures” who Jesus was.  It wasn’t the New Testament scriptures we so often rely upon but rather the Old Testament Paul repeatedly went to for his arguments.

Would the Old Testament be one of the first places you would go to show someone who Jesus is?  There are some rich and powerful images, types, prophecies and pictures of God the Son in the Old Testament.  So, for the next five weeks, we’re going to be diving into the refreshing and beautiful depths of the Images of Jesus in the Old Testament. From Genesis to the Prophets, your pastors will be your tour guides in this short but powerful trip through time and the Old Testament with Jesus.

This weekend, I’ll be introducing this series by focusing specifically on some of the images of Jesus Christ in the wilderness wanderings of God’s people.  Jesus was all over their experiences, dry and desolate though they may have been.  And that is precisely what He wants to replicate with us in our ‘desert wanderings’ of life.

So, come join us Sunday at 8:30, 10:00 or 11:30 a.m. for a fresh encounter with the Lord of your life. 

Finally, we all need to be more deeply rooted in Jesus in these challenging days.  Depending on your age, you have TWO opportunities to become more fully rooted in Jesus this month:

  1. All of us, regardless of age, can for the next 10 weeks experience Christ in one of the two Rooted small group experiences we’ll be offering. On Friday nights at 5:30 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m., you will have the opportunity to sink your spiritual roots deep into Jesus along with others from Mosaic who are hungry for Him.  We encourage anyone interested in this to attend one of the two informational orientations this Sunday at either 11:30 a.m. in the basement of 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.  This 30-minute orientation should answer any questions you may have and get you ready for a great journey into the soil of your soul—Jesus.
  2. Are you a young adult from 15 to 29 years old? Then the THS Rooted Conference is for you.  Running Friday, April 16th to Saturday April 17th, this young adults’ leadership conference is designed to renew your spiritual passion and help you step more fully into God’s call on your life.  To register go to https://rooted-leadership.com.

Looking to Jesus in the journey this weekend…and always,

Pastor John

Tags: jesus, old testament, wilderness encounters