Having just celebrated Jesus’ death and resurrection, it is exciting to have passages of Scripture that point us to Christ. Sometimes verses jump right off the page at us, even though we have read it before and didn’t see it. Such was the case when I first read about the cities of refuge. But in … More Cities of Refuge Point to Christ, Our Great High Priest
Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. —Romans 5:14 ESV Adam is a “type” of him who was to come, Christ. John Piper explains, What does “type” mean? The NIV says … More What does it mean that Adam was a “type” of Christ who was to come?
Having just celebrated Jesus’ death and resurrection, it is exciting to have passages of Scripture that point us to Christ. Sometimes verses jump right off the page at us, even though we have read it before and didn’t see it. Such was the case when I first read about the cities of refuge. But in … More Our high priest, perfect sacrifice and Victor over sin and death!
The Bronze Serpent From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For … More The Brazen Serpent on the pole is Christ
Hebrews 7:25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. John Piper, in a sermon on Hebrews 7, “Jesus: From Melchizedek to Eternal Savior” Verses 1-24 may be complex and difficult to understand without earnest mental effort, but … More Our future eternal salvation hangs on Christ’s future eternal intercession for us.
John Piper: Psalm 106 is a summary of the history of Israel with a focus on her repeated sins and God’s repeated judgment and mercy. Psalm 106 is a picture of the Old Testament in miniature. It cries out for something more final, more lasting. The final verses (vv. 47-48) say, “Save us, O Lord … More It’s ALL pointing to Christ.
The unity of the Bible is amazing, and sometimes God speaks to us through repeating things He knows we need to hear and understand. Today we read in Numbers 35 about the cities of refuge (that were a type of Christ, our Ultimate Refuge.) And today in Psalm 61, we hear David crying out to … More Spurgeon: our God is the harbor of weather-beaten sails
Pastor Steven Cole begins and concludes a sermon on Hebrews 7:1-10 with these comments: Most of you would probably admit that you’re not highly motivated to learn about Melchizedek. You’ve got marriage problems, problems with your kids, financial problems, personal problems, and other practical needs. Why in the world would you be interested in learning … More Seeing Jesus Christ in Melchizedek
As we read in 1 Kings about Solomon’s construction of the Temple, we need to be reminded that it was a shadow. John Piper comments on this in an introduction to a message, “Jesus: Mediator of a Better Covenant” The tabernacle and temple were a shadow; the official priesthood was a shadow; the animal sacrifices … More Replacement of Shadows with the Reality
Bob Deffinbaugh, at Bible.org: In the end, it is not so much that David is great, but that the God he serves, the God who went before him, is great. Saul seems to focus on the size of the enemy rather than on the size of God. God always seems to give us enemies who … More David and Goliath….it’s ALL about God