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Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament

Pete Briscoe

If you're trying to learn who Jesus really is, many people will direct you to the Gospels and the Epistles because it's there that you can see what Jesus did and said while He was on earth. But that's not the whole story of who He is. Not by a long shot. 

The grand story of the Bible, all 66 books, is about the creation, fall, redemption, and glory. And the story of Jesus—the one who made our redemption possible—begins in Genesis! The point of the Old Testament is not to provide examples of Bible heroes to emulate. The point is to show how God, through Christ, had a plan for our salvation from the very beginning! 

In this in-depth study, Pete Briscoe takes you through the pages of the Old Testament to find Jesus. What profound joy you'll feel when you discover Him in the pages of the Old Testament and begin to see glimpses of the cross throughout Scripture.


Messages From This Series:

  1. 1. How the Old Testament Points to Jesus

    Pete Briscoe

    Behind the stories of heroes and the history of Israel lies a deeper story in the Old Testament. It's the story of Jesus, and it's delicately woven throughout all of Scripture.

    In this message, Pete Briscoe teaches how from Genesis through Revelation, we can see God's redemptive plan at work through the gift of Jesus. Understanding the grand story of Jesus throughout Scripture is paramount to fully understanding Christ's true identity.

    Scripture:  Luke 24:13 - 24:32

  2. 2. Seeing Jesus in Genesis - Creation

    Pete Briscoe

    The New Testament is absolutely clear that the Son of God was actively involved in creation. His existence didn't start at His birth in Bethlehem—He actually created Bethlehem! As mind-blowing as that sounds, it's true. Colossians 1:16 says this about Jesus, "For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth."

    Pete Briscoe takes us to the very first line of Scripture in Genesis and walks us through creation where we see all three members of the Trinity active in the creation process.

    Scripture:  Genesis 1:1 - 1:24

  3. 3. Seeing Jesus in Genesis - First Hints

    Pete Briscoe

    Does the Book of Genesis predict the coming Messiah? In Genesis 3:15, right after the Fall in the Garden of Eden, God says to the deceiver: "And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel." 

    In this message, Pete Briscoe examines the predictions in Genesis to discover who will triumphantly crush the head of Satan.

    Scripture:  Genesis 3:1 - 3:15

  4. 4. Seeing Jesus in Genesis - Melchizedek

    Pete Briscoe

    The man Melchizedek is mentioned only three times in Scripture. Yet the manner in which he comes onto the scene in Genesis 14 and the language used to describe him in all three instances is important to study. Why? Because Scripture tells us that Jesus is a forever priest in the order of Melchizedek.

    In this message, Pete Briscoe takes a theological discussion that might otherwise stump people and reveals hidden truths about Melchizedek that are exciting to discover.

    Scripture:  Genesis 14

  5. 5. Seeing Jesus in Genesis - Angel of the Lord

    Pete Briscoe

    When God visibly appears to man in the Old Testament He's called the Angel of the Lord. But who exactly is the Angel of the Lord—an angel, the Holy Spirit, God the Father? Furthermore, why does the Angel of the Lord appear and for what purpose? 

    In this message, Pete Briscoe answers these confounding questions and points to Scriptural evidence of it being the pre-incarnate Christ.

    Scripture:  Exodus 3:1 - 3:6 , Genesis 22:11 - 22:12

  6. 6. Seeing Jesus in Exodus - The Burning Bush

    Pete Briscoe

    Moses must have been bewildered to see a burning bush that didn't become consumed by flames. And even more in awe when God spoke to him from within the flames. What can we learn about Jesus from the burning bush story found in the Book of Exodus? 

    In this message, Pete Briscoe explores the burning bush conversation and how it reveals more of Christ's character.

    Scripture:  Exodus 3:1 - 3:12

  7. 7. Seeing Jesus in Exodus - Passover

    Pete Briscoe

    The Passover story in the Book of Exodus is a vivid example of God making a distinction between the Egyptians and the Hebrews. 

    Pete Briscoe brings the Passover story to life with a narrative that draws in characters whose points of view you may have never considered before—all the while showing how the Passover is a physical picture of what Jesus accomplished on the cross.

    Scripture:  Exodus 12:3 - 12:13

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Telling the Truth is an international on-air and online media ministry that distributes the teaching content of three uniquely-gifted Bible teachers—Stuart and Jill Briscoe, and their son, Pete Briscoe—to help people know Christ and experience Life in all its fullness.

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