To be over simplified (to make a point), there is just two ways to read the Bible: 1) it’s about you; or 2) it’s about Jesus. The former will present you lots of problems–particularly when you are reading the Old Testament! Jesus however saw, from Moses, the Prophets, the Psalms, Scriptures concerning himself. On the way to Emmaus, after Jesus’ resurrection he explained that “Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” See in Luke 24:25-27 and 44. During the season of Lent, the season of preparation for Easter, we will see how the Old Testament prepares us for a saviour like no other.
- Adam, Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-9; Matthew 26:36-46; and Romans 5:12-17 (Mar 1)
- Abel, Genesis 4:1-12; Hebrews 10:1-7; 12:22-24 (Mar 8)
- Abraham, Genesis 12:1-20; Luke 2:1-7; 9:57-62 (Mar 15)
- Joseph, Genesis 45:1-7, 50:15-21; Luke 23:26-35; John 11:45-53 (Mar 22)
- Job, Readings TBC (Mar 29)
- Esther, Readings TBC (April 5)