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6 Ways the Bible Reveals Jesus and how to know Him.


6 Wonderful Ways the Bible Reveals Who Jesus is
The Bible shows us Jesus and teaches how we can know Him as the Word, Lamb of God, Messiah, Teacher, LORD, High Priest, and Alpha & Omega!

Last week began to KNOW JESUS THROUGH PRAYER. That was the first of our 7 WAYS TO KNOW JESUS BETTER article series. Reading the Bible is the second.

Asking a Christian “why do you read the Bible?” is like asking an athlete why do you eat? God gave us the Bible 4,000 years ago so we could know Him, and that’s the same reason we need it today. Not only is the Bible our oldest book, but our most complete book.

It tells us our story from before the world began! Before the “big bang,” before matter or even light. And you know Who else is there? Jesus! Not right from the beginning, but way before the beginning!

How do I know this, and how can everyone know? The B-I-B-L-E. But the Bible is a huge book, almost 800,000 words, so where to begin is the question. Here are 6 books of the Bible and what you can learn about Jesus within them:

1. Gospel of John – know Him as the Word and the Lamb of God!

John contains the whole plan of salvation and is often given to new believers to help them know Jesus better. I like it for our purpose because it begins with the same words as the first book of the Bible: In the beginning. It is here that we learn that the Man known as Jesus in the New Testament lived as the eternal Word with God and was God and created heaven and earth.

As you read, circle in blue every word that identifies Jesus, whether His name itself, Son of man, Lord or Lamb of God. Underline every commandment in red and every promise in yellow. This will keep you focused and will be of great value whenever you revisit these texts.

2. Matthew – know Him as Messiah!

This 1st Gospel links the Old Testament with the New. It cites over 100 references to the Old, often verbatim. (A chain-reference Bible that has the reference printed in smaller letters under the Gospel verse or in the margin will be helpful here.) Matthew uses the name of “Jesus” for the first time and explains how it was given to Joseph and connects Him with the royal line of David into which Jesus was born.

3. Luke – know Him as Teacher!

Here we see “Jesus” given to Mary as well. Luke gives us Jesus life from His mother’s point of view and presents His whole teaching ministry, beginning with His parables and ending with His exposition of the Old Testament to the two on the road to Emmaus and instructions to His apostles to use the same method.

4. Moses and the Prophets — know Him as LORD.

This is the method Jesus used to teach His disciples on the road to Emmaus and later as part of their instructions to teach all nations. And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Luke 24:27

The only way to do this is to begin in Genesis and go through all 39 books ending with Malachi. We will see Him gradually reveal Himself to His people as the great I AM, Jehovah, Adonai, and more!

5. Epistles – know Him as Christ and High Priest!

Ephesians, Colossians and Hebrews present what the apostles taught about Jesus, specifically His role in our salvation and sanctification. A shorter study than 1-3, but deeper and more theological

6. Revelation – Alpha & Omega!

Jesus reveals Himself and His role in completing all that the Bible has promised. He describes His coming again, His role on judgment day, His marriage to the Church, and the establishing of His kingdom in a connected new heaven and earth. Here He shows us the glory prepared for us in Eternity, where we shall be with Him in the mansions He has prepared for us.

The Bible does a wonderful job is introducing us to the Lord Jesus Christ, and I encourage you to begin at once. Here we have looked at 6 of the ways Jesus has revealed Himself to us in the Bible.

There are many more.

John says, There are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they would all be written, I suppose that even the world itself would not have room for the books that would be written.” John 21:25

Reading the Bible on Your Own!

While it is my hope to provide you with the knowledge and teaching I’ve learned over the years, both in regard to my faith and Biblical knowledge, nothing beats diving into scripture yourself!

I encourage you to, look into one of these studies this week and promise you will discover that as you seek Him you will find!

And, if you have any questions on where to begin, ask me a question in the comments below or join the conversation on my FACEBOOK PAGE!

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