13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. 17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? 18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: 20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. 22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. 24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. 28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. 32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? 33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, 34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. 35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread” (Luke 24:13-35).
When we look for Christ, we can find Him in the books of the Bible. Consider just the Old Testament cannon of Scripture.
In Genesis He is the Seed of the woman.
In Exodus He is the Lamb of God for sinners slain.
In Leviticus He is our High Priest.
In Numbers He is the Star out of Jacob.
In Deuteronomy He is the Prophet like unto Moses.
In Joshua He is the Captain of the Lord’s armies.
In Judges He is the Angel of the LORD.
In Ruth He is our Kinsman-Redeemer.
In Samuel, Kings and Chronicles He is the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
In Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, He is the sovereign Lord over all the kingdoms of the earth.
In Job He is our risen and returning Redeemer.
In the Psalms Christ is the Blessed Man of Psalm 1.
He is the Son of Man spoken of in Psalm 2.
Christ is the Crucified One prophesied about in Psalm 22.
In Psalm 24 Jesus is the Coming King.
In Proverbs, Christ is our Wisdom.
In Ecclesiastes He is the forgotten Wise Man.
In Song of Solomon He is the beloved Bridegroom.
In Isaiah He is our suffering Substitute.
In Jeremiah, Christ is the “LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS”.
In Lamentations He is the Man of Sorrows, who weeps for His people.
In Ezekiel He is the glory of God.
In Daniel, Christ is the Great Stone that crushes the empires of this world. He is the Fourth Man in the furnace of fire. We find Him with Daniel in the den of lions.
In Hosea, Christ is David’s Greater King.
In Joel, Jesus is the Hope of His people.
In Amos He is the Rescuer of Israel.
In Obadiah, Christ is the Divine Deliverer standing upon Mount Zion.
In Jonah, Jesus is foretold as the buried and risen Saviour.
In Micah He is the Everlasting God born in Bethlehem.
In Nahum He is our Stronghold in the day of wrath.
In Habakkuk, Christ is the Anchor of our faith.
In Zephaniah, Jesus is in the midst for judgment and cleansing.
In Haggai He is Lord of Presence and the Lord of Power.
In Zechariah, Christ is the smitten Shepherd.
In Malachi He is the Sun of Righteousness.
When we gaze into all the Bible, we can see Jesus as
the Son of God,
the Redeemer of the World,
the Prince that was to come,
the Promised Messiah,
the Prophet of Old,
a Priest forever after the order of Melchisedec,
the King of all kings, and Lord of all lords,
the Good Shepherd,
and the Lover of our Souls.
Look for Christ in every verse, in every chapter, in every book of the Bible for they speak of Him.
“In the midst of the theologically discredited nineteenth century there was a preacher who had at least six thousand people in his congregation every Sunday, whose sermons for many years were cabled to New York every Monday and reprinted in the leading newspapers of the country, and who occupied the same pulpit for almost forty years without any diminishment in the flowing abundance of his preaching and without ever repeating himself or preaching himself dry. The fire he thus kindled, and turned into a beacon that shone across the seas and down through the generations, was no mere brush fire of sensationalism, but an inexhaustible blaze that glowed and burned on solid hearths and was fed by the wells of the eternal Word. Here was the miracle of a bush that burned with fire and yet was not consumed.” Thus commented Helmut Thielicke on Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the greatest of the Victorian preachers and one of the greatest princes of the pulpit to serve the church in any age (Albert Molher).
When asked how he prepared his messages, Spurgeon explained. “I take my text and make a beeline to the cross.” When reading the Bible, let every Christian study the passage, and “make a beeline to the cross.” Find Christ in the Bible.