Tim Keller on Jesus in the Old Testament Story
This is a video from Tim Keller’s talk at the Gospel Coalition conference in 2007. Keller shares in this video how the story of the Old Testament is really a story about Jesus. Since we are big in story telling through the Bible, I figured I’d share this post on how a number of the figures and stories in the Old Testament really point forward to Jesus. When you think about Jesus being central to all of the Biblical Story, it helps make sense of everything in the Old Testament and New Testament. It gives a much greater take away than just lifting up an OT figure as a hero or example and keeps you from simple moralizing a story.
This could have been a much longer video, but Keller kept it to a few key points of where Jesus is seen in the Old Testament. What other people or events, in the Old Testament story, point forward to Jesus? How could knowing how Jesus connects to the Old Testament story help you in sharing the faith with others?
For more on Jesus in the Old Testament, I highly recomend getting a Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Its even a great resource for adults to understand the biblical story. The subtitle of the book is: Every Story Whispers His Name. Every story points to Jesus in some way.
Posted on August 6, 2012, in Sharing the Gospel, Story Telling and tagged Biblical Story, Gospel Coalition, jesus in the old testament, Old Testament, religion, Storytelling, theology, Tim Keller, true and better. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.