September 01, 2021

It’s All About Jesus

Luke 24:13-27, 36-44

“Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”

—  Luke 24:44

The whole Bible is about Jesus. This is true of the New Testament, which tells the story of Jesus’ coming to live with us. And it is true of the Old Testament, written long before Jesus was born.

The New Testament and the Old Testament make up the whole Bible, and together they tell the story of God’s love for the world. That love comes into clearest focus in Jesus: through his life and work, through his death and resurrection.

On the first Easter Sunday, Jesus appeared to his disciples. They were still reeling from his death two days earlier. But now here he was—standing in their midst! They had no idea how to puzzle it all out. So Jesus helped them see how his story fulfills the Old Testament (the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms).

Sometimes we think this fulfillment is only about things in the story of Jesus that were predicted in the Old Testament. But there is much more to it. Fulfillment is especially about words and events in the Old Testament finding a more profound meaning in the story of Jesus.

This month we will notice how the story of Jesus fills out the meaning of various portions of the Psalms—because the whole Bible has something to say about Jesus.

Jesus, the Bible is wonderful, and it is all about you. We look forward to seeing how you fill out the meaning of the Psalms. Amen.

About the author — Bob Arbogast

Bob Arbogast is the pastor of Celebration Fellowship church in Ionia, Michigan. In his spare time, he plays guitar in a West Michigan blues band. He and his wife Jan have been married forty years and have three adult daughters. Bob has been praying the psalms since 2002.

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