Friday, July 15, 2011

Christ in the Pages of the Bible

As you may have noticed, I've been loving the Woodrow Kroll books I've recently read!!! In How To Find God in the Bible, he shares this little list called "Christ in the Pages of the Bible." (It is on pages 162-164). I LOVE this list, I do, because in it I see 66 wonderful reasons to read the Bible. Why read the Old Testament? Why read the New Testament? To learn about God, our Savior, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever! The Bible is *anything* but boring! You can meet God in all sixty-six books. He has something to say to you in His Word...will you take the time to read it for yourself?!

Genesis: Seed of Abraham (Genesis 22:18)
Exodus: Passover Lamb (Exodus 12:3-8, 12-13)
Leviticus: Great High Priest (Leviticus 21:10-12)
Numbers: Star of Jacob (Numbers 24:17)
Deuteronomy: Prophet Like Moses (Deuteronomy 34:10-12)
Joshua: Commander of the Lord's Army (Joshua 4:14-15)
Judges: Messenger of Jehovah (Judges 13:8-10, 17-21)
Ruth: Kinsman-Redeemer (Ruth 4:14)
1 Samuel: Man After God's Own Heart (1 Samuel 13:14)
2 Samuel: Seed of David (2 Samuel 7:12-13)
1 Kings: Still, Small Voice of God (1 Kings 19:12, NKJV)
2 Kings: King of Kings (2 Kings 23:25)
1 Chronicles: One Who Searches Our Hearts (1 Chronicles 28:9)
2 Chronicles: God Who Will Dwell on Earth (2 Chronicles 6:18)
Ezra: Lord of Heaven and Earth (Ezra 5:11)
Nehemiah: Joy of the Lord (Nehemiah 8:10)
Esther: God Above Time (Esther 4:14)
Job: Our Risen Redeemer (Job 19:25-27)
Psalms: Our Shepherd (Psalms 23:1); Our Secret Place (Psalms 91:1)
Proverbs: Wisdom of God (Proverbs 4:5-8)
Ecclesiastes: One Who Makes All Things Beautiful (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
Song of Solomon: Rose of Sharon and Lily of the Valley (Song of Solomon 2:1)
Isaiah: Suffering Servant (Isaiah 53:2-7)
Jeremiah: The Lord Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6)
Lamentations: The God of Faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Ezekiel: Coming Prince (Ezekiel 44:1-3)
Daniel: Fourth Man in the Fire (Daniel 3:25)
Hosea: Lover of Those Who Go Astray (Hosea 14:4)
Joel: Outpourer of the Spirit (Joel 2:28)
Amos: Living Word of God (Amos 8:11)
Obadiah: Lord of His Kingdom (Obadiah 1:21)
Jonah: God of the Second Chance (Jonah 3:1)
Micah: The Bethlehemite (Micah 5:2)
Nahum: One Who Brings Good News (Nahum 1:15)
Habakkuk: Lord in His Holy Temple (Habakkuk 2:20)
Zephaniah: Lord in Israel's Midst (Zephaniah 3:15)
Haggai: Desire of All Nations (Haggai 2:7)
Zechariah: Branch (Zechariah 6:12); Coming King (Zechariah 9:9)
Malachi: Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4:2)
Matthew: King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2, Matthew 27:11)
Mark: Servant of the Lord (Mark 10:43-45)
Luke: Son of Man (Luke 19:10)
John: Son of God (John 19:7)
Acts: The Ascended Lord (Acts 1:9-11)
Romans: The Lord Our Righteousness (Romans 10:4)
1 Corinthians: Firstfruits of the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:20)
2 Corinthians: Our Sufficiency (2 Corinthians 3:5, NKJV)
Galatians: Our Freedom (Galatians 5:1)
Ephesians: Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23)
Philippians: Highly Exalted Lord (Philippians 2:9)
Colossians: Fullness of the Godhead (Colossians 2:9, NKJV)
1 Thessalonians: The Coming Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
2 Thessalonians: The Coming Lord (2 Thessalonians 1:7-8)
1 Timothy: Mediator Between God and Man (1 Timothy 2:5)
2 Timothy: One Who Stands By Our Side (2 Timothy 4:17)
Titus: Our Great God and Savior (Titus 2:13)
Philemon: The One Who Paid Our Debt (Philemon 1:18)
Hebrews: Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14)
James: Lord Drawing Near (James 4:8)
1 Peter: The Suffering Lamb (1 Peter 1:19)
2 Peter: Lord of Glory (2 Peter 1:16-17)
1 John: Coming Son of God (1 John 2:28)
2 John: Son of God and Son of Man (2 John 1:7)
3 John: The Truth (3 John 1:3-4)
Jude: Coming Judge (Jude 1:14-15)
Revelation: The Lord's Christ (Revelation 11:15)

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

1 comment:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the title of her book. It sounds promising.