What is the Gospel-Centred message of the Old Testament?
We share "The Road to Emmaus" followed by a direct quote from Tim Keller's work, "What is Gospel-Centred Ministry?"https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/conference_media/gospel-centered-ministry/Jesus is the true and better Adam who passed the test in the garden, a much tougher garden, and whose obedience is imputed to us.Jesus is the true and better Abel, who, though innocently slain, has blood that cries out, not for our condemnation, but for our acquittal.Jesus is the true and better Abraham, who answered the call of God to leave all the comfortable and familiar and go into the void, not knowing whither he went.Jesus is the true and better Isaac, who was not just offered up by his father on the mount, but was truly sacrificed for us all. What God said to Abraham, “Now I know you love me because you did not withhold your son–your only son whom you love–from me.” Now we, at the foot of the cross, can say to God, “Now we know that you love me because you did not withhold your Son–your only Son whom you love–from me.”Jesus is the true and better Jacob, who wrestled and took the blow of justice we deserve so we, like Jacob, only receive the wounds of grace that wake us up and discipline us.Jesus is the true and better Joseph, who sits at the right hand of the King and forgives those who betrayed and sold him and uses his power to save them.Jesus is the true and better Moses who stands in the gap between the people in the Lord and who mediates a New Covenant.Jesus is the true and better rock of Moses, who when struck with a rod of God’s justice now gives us water in the desert.Jesus is the true and better Job, who became a truly innocent suffer and now intercedes for and saves his stupid friends. (Is that a type? That’s not typology; it’s an instinct.)Jesus is the true and better David, whose victory becomes his people’s victory, though they never lifted a stone to accomplish it themselves.Jesus is the true and better Esther, who didn’t just risk losing an earthly palace but lost the ultimate heavenly one, who didn’t just risk his life but gave his life, who didn’t just say, “If I perish, I perish,” he says, “When I perish, I’ll perish for them to save my people.”Jesus is the true and better Jonah, who was cast out into the storm so we could be brought in.Jesus is the real Passover lamb.Jesus is the true temple, the true prophet, the true priest, the true king, the true sacrifice, the true lamb, the true light, the true bread.