BCL Grow: Revelation — Luke 24:25-27
Luke 24:25-27 (Revelation)
And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. — Luke 24: 25-27
"Theology simply means ‘the study of God,’ and doctrine means ‘teaching.’ Since the main message of Scripture is the unfolding mystery of Christ, who reveals his Father and reconciles us to him, theology is a central concern of every believer. It would be odd if we told our spouse or other loved ones that we wanted to spend time with them and experience their fellowship regularly but did not want to know anything about them—their characteristics, accomplishments, person histories, likes and dislikes, and plans for the future.” — Michael Horton, The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims On the Way, p. 13.
Steps to Take
Reflect: Have you every wondered how Jesus could have been teaching the disciples about himself from the Old Testament? Faithful teaching, preaching, and reading of Scripture sees Christ and the story of redemption on every page of Scripture. Read an Old Testament story or passage and seek to see Christ in it.
Ask yourself: How can you seek to know God better by studying who he is and learning about him? What are things you have learned about God even today? How is prayer involved in knowing God?
Remember: If Jesus thought it was important to reveal how the Old Testament pointed towards him, we should follow in his example. Seek to know God from every book of the Bible and to do so in a Christ-centered fashion.
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