Jesus Christ in Old Testament

Adrian Rogers
Adrian Rogers

Here is a link to a powerful sermon given by Dr. Adrian Rogers.  Look at the outline printed below.  This video will thrill your heart and stir your soul.  You will hear and, most likely, see and hear things you may never have even thought about.  It is a faith building message that will bless your heart.

An Old Testament Portrait of Christ

Adrian Rogers / Now in Heaven

Genesis 22

    1. Isaac is a picture of Jesus.
    2. His birth was prophesied.
      1. Genesis 18:9-14
    3. His birth was preset.
      1. Genesis 18:10
      2. Galatians 4:4
      3. Genesis 17:19
      4. Matthew 1:21
      5. Isaiah 7:14
    4. Isaac’s birth was prophesied just as Jesus’ birth.
    5. Isaac’s name was given beforehand just as Jesus’ name was given.
    6. Isaac was born of a miraculous conception just as Jesus’ was born of a virgin.
    7. Isaac was counted as Abraham’s only beloved son.
      1. Genesis 22:1-3
      2. John 3:16
    8. Abraham saw Isaac raised from the dead figuratively.
      1. Genesis 22:4
      2. Hebrews 11:19
  1. A SPECIFIC PLACE  (Genesis 22:2-4)
    1. God chose the place where Isaac would be sacrificed specifically.
    2. The name of the mountain is Moriah which means, “Foreseen of the Lord.”
    3. The most significant thing about Mt. Moriah is that it is the same mountain that Christ was crucified on.  Mt. Moriah is Calvary.
      1. Luke 23:33
  1. A SOLEMN PURPOSE  (Genesis 22:2, 7-10)
    1. Isaac was not forced to be the sacrifice.
    2. Isaac laid down his life willingly.
      1. Matthew 26:39
    3. Isaac carried the wood for the burnt offering just like Jesus carried the cross.
      1. John 19:17
    4. The cord speaks of the binding power of sin.
    5. The knife speaks of the bleeding power of sin.
    6. The wood speaks of the burning power of sin.
  1. A SACRED PROMISE  (Genesis 22:11-14)
    1. The scene shifts and Isaac is no longer a picture of Jesus, but becomes a picture of us.
    2. The ram is caught by its horns in thorns.  It is a picture of a Lamb crowned with thorns.
    3. God provided the lamb for Abraham, and God provided the Lamb for us.
      1. John 8:56
      2. Galatians 3:8
    1. God is our provider.
    2. He has provided for our greatest need: our need for a Savior.
    3. He provides all of our other needs in life.
    4. He has given us everything so we should give it all back to Him.
      1. Romans 8:32

Author: Editor

An ordained Baptist minister. Worked for 10 years with a Christian publishing ministry where I was the circulation manager for a growing publication, The Sword of the Lord. I also did most of direct mail fundraising and promotion. I have pastored churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama & Arkansas. I served for some four years as Vice President of The Spoken Word of God ministry, Orlando, FL. This ministry was active in church planting in India and broadcasting the Scriptures via Trans World Radio and other radio outlets. My associate in this ministry later invited me to join him and his dad in starting a business working with churches providing multimedia equipment. I have done this work for the last 16 years. This blog, hopefully, will scratch an itch I have for communicating the Word of God to a broader audience via the Internet. I would be honored to hear from you via email.

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