All the Scriptures Point to Jesus
After Jesus’ resurrection, he met two disciples walking along the road to Emmaus and disguised His identity from them. They divulged to him all that had transpired over the weekend from Jesus’ crucifixion to the report from the women of the empty tomb, but their doubt was evident. How could their Messiah have died such a death? Could the tomb really be empty?
So the Bible says that “beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” (Luke 24:27 NIV) Sometimes we use the word “gospel” in a sense far more limited than the biblical view of it. We talk about the gospel as though it is a few bullet points of doctrine – the good news of how we can be saved. But the gospel is actually a much bigger story.
The gospel is the good news of the long-awaited Savior finally arriving, dying for sin, and rising again. And Jesus’ textbook for sharing the gospel with these two disciples was the Old Testament. In other words, from the creation account in Genesis to the revelation of His glory foretold in the final book of the Bible, Jesus is the central theme and character of all of God’s Word. His life, death, and resurrection are foreshadowed, foretold, and promised repeatedly.
Everything ultimately points back to Jesus. History itself revolves around Jesus. We can argue all day about who he really was, but one thing you can’t do is toss him aside and ignore him. Jesus is a story that must be dealt with.