Key Scriptures About Christ…Now

"Jesus explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself." -Luke 24: 27

“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 guideNothing 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

Joshua 5:13-14

…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…

Zechariah 9:9-11

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.

2 Samuel 7:12-14

I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son.

Job 19:25-27

I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth… I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

Psalm 2:6-8

“I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain….You are my son; today I have become your father. Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.”

Psalm 21:1-5

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.

Psalm 110:1-4

The LORD says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying,“Rule in the midst of your enemies”…You are a priest forever,in the order of Melchizedek.”

Song of Solomon 2:3-4

I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste. Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love.

Isaiah 9:6-7

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.

Isaiah 42:1-4

Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations….a smoldering wick he will not snuff out…till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.

Jeremiah 33:15-16

In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.

Numbers 24:17-18

I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel…his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong.

Micah 5:2-4

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.

Christ's Supremacy Fulfilled

Matthew 28:18-20

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.”

Revelation 11:15

There were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.”

John 1:14-16

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth….Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.

Acts 2:32-36

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.

Romans 8:32-35

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?

1 Corinthians 15:20-26

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.

Ephesians 1:9-10

…he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

Philippians 2:9-11

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Colossians 1:17-20

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.

2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

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.

Matthew 11:27-28

“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

1 Timothy 3:16

…He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

Luke 24:44-45

“This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.

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