“There’s not a text of Scripture that does not provide a road that leads us to Christ. So, it is your business to find that road and take it.” (Charles Spurgeon)
The Bible contains thousands of verses that focus on Christ and help us to know him for who he is right now.
2 Corinthians 1:21 tells us that “all the promises of God are ‘yes’ to us in Christ Jesus.” It has been estimated that there may be as many as 7,000 separate promise statements in Scripture. Therefore, the more we meditate on God’s Word about God’s Son, the more we will abound in our hope in him for ALL he is.
This resource is designed to help you make such discoveries.
Here are THREE ways you can get started in discovering more of Christ in God’s Word:
(1) Take a look at “The Jesus Version of the Bible.” These unique paraphrases of Bible texts were originally posted on our Facebook page. Each one demonstrates ways that the Lord Jesus Christ embodies and completes the focus and theme of each passage. We draw from both Old and New Testament books. Keep checking back for more examples as they are posted on Facebook and then added month by month to this page.
(2) Pursue an even deeper, more exhaustive study of Christ throughout the entire Bible. Download our free, one-of-a-kind Scripture study guide. Nothing like it anywhere else!
(3) Enjoy the selected passages immediately below. Here are a few key scriptures from the Old Testament that fore-shadow who Christ is now; and samples from the New Testament that show how God’s Word is fulfilled in who Christ is now.
Christ's Supremacy Foreshadowed
The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How great is his joy in the victories you give…You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head. He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—length of days, for ever and ever…you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times…He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.
…he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence…
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem. See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious…He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit.
Christ's Supremacy Fulfilled
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?…Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep… Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus…on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear… Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.