About the Editor
D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and co-founder (with Tim Keller) and president of The Gospel Coalition.
The chapters in this book are “the written form of the plenary addresses given in April 2011 at the national conference of The Gospel Coalition, in Chicago.” They do not directly teach hermeneutical principles for exegeting the OT in light of Jesus, but rather provide examples of how OT passages can be preached in ways that demonstrate that they reach their fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Although the book is centered on one common theme, there is a wide diversity of approaches: some zoom in to look at details, some pull back to see wider contours, some engage typology, some relate wide and general themes to Jesus, and some deal with more obvious prophetic prediction.
Table of Contents
- Studying the Scriptures and Finding Jesus (John 5:31-47)
- Getting Out (Exodus 14)
- From a Foreigner to King Jesus (Ruth)
- When You Don’t Know What to Do (Psalm 25)
- The Righteous Branch (Jeremiah 23:1-8)
- Youth (Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:8)
- God’s Great Heart of Love toward His Own (Zephaniah)
- Getting Excited about Melchizedek (Psalm 110)
Chapter 1 Studying the Scriptures and Finding Jesus (John 5:31-47)
By R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Studies show that there are a frightening number of young people leaving church. Some analysts lament that they are leaving but fail to ask why they should be interested in staying. Many young people in churches have never been presented with the gospel of Jesus in its power and truth, nor have they been taught the biblical metanarrative. It is impossible to teach the true message of the Bible apart from teaching the OT. In John 5:31-47, Jesus follows the OT teaching that a prophet’s word must be tested and this requires witnesses.
Witness #1 – John the Baptist. He was not the Messiah, but John the Baptist was a …
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