PICTURES OF CHRIST
2 Timothy 3:14-17 – You might think this an odd text to start with on Good Friday.
- All Scripture given by inspiration of God.
- All Scripture profitable for teaching
- All Scripture profitable for reproof
- All Scripture profitable for correction
- All Scripture profitable for instruction in righteousness.
So tonight, we are exploring the Old Testament to discover some pictures of our Lord Jesus and Good Friday. Although we are not concentrating on the traditional Good Friday texts, we will see Jesus as the suffering and victorious Savior.
CHRIST PICTURED AS THE SON – Genesis 22:1-13
- 1-2 – God required a sacrifice of Abraham’s only son. God required of Himself his only Son as a sacrifice for sin. 2 Corinthians 5:21, John 3:16
- 6 – Isaac carried the wood for his own sacrifice. Jesus carried his own cross.
- 9 – Isaac was compliant, and old enough and strong enough to resist. Jesus was compliant, totally yielded to the Father’s plan of redemption. Matthew 26:38-39
- 11-14 – God provided a sacrifice and spared Isaac. Jesus was the lamb of God. God did not spare His own Son. He followed through. John 1:29
CHRIST PICTURED AS THE SUBSTITUTE – Exodus 12:1-13
- We are viewing the final plague in Egypt that freed the people of Israel.
- Every home in Egypt, Egyptian and Israeli would be judged for sin. The first born of men and beast were to die.
- But among the Jewish people, God provided a substitute for the first-born, it was the blood of a lamb.
- Everyone of us who ever lived is guilty of sin. We were slated to die for our sins. But God has provided a substitute, the blood of his own Son.
- 3 – A lamb was selected on the 10th day of the month. It was to be a lamb without blemish.
- Jesus is the lamb without blemish. God said of Him, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” Matthew 17:5
- 7 – The lamb was to be slain and the blood applied to each house. Christ was the lamb shed for us. 1 Peter 1:18-19
- 13 – Every household was to be visited by the death angel. When the Angel of Death saw the blood he passed over.
- We must apply the blood of Christ to our lives through faith in Him.
CHRIST PICTURED AS THE SERVANT – Isaiah 52:13-15, Isaiah 53:1-12
- The Servant – Isaiah 52:13-14
- The Sorrow – Isaiah 53:1-3
- The Sacrifice – Isaiah 53:4-6
- The Submission – Isaiah 53:7-9
- The Satisfaction – Isaiah 53:10-12