Many of the most picturesque images of Jesus Christ are those that are found—sometimes seemingly buried—in the Old Testament. Jesus emphasized this point with two of His disciples as they walked and talked together on the road to Emmaus. “Beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself” (Luke 24:27). Using this teaching model of Jesus Himself, Charles Spurgeon, the “prince of preachers,” here offers 60 studies revealing Jesus Christ in the teachings, testimonies, and types of the Old Testament. These are organized into three groups: the historical group, in which Christ is compared to key historical figures of the Old Testament; the ceremonial group, in which Christ is proven to be the fulfillment of Old Testament ceremonies and rituals; and the prophetical group, in which Christ is magnified as the promised Messiah. Drawing on the clear and direct revelation of the New Testament, Spurgeon uncovers the thorough and systematic way in which the life and ministry of Christ fulfills His integral and eternal role in the redemptive plan of God.
“Nay, verily, we will sooner have our tongue cut out than cease to speak of the precious blood of Jesus Christ.” (source)
“ that if we believe not in Jesus Christ we shall die in our sins,” (source)
“Do you wipe the sweat from your brow as you toil for your livelihood? Did not the Lord say, ‘In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread’? Ought not your labor to be an argument by which your faith shall prove that in Christ Jesus there remaineth a rest for the people of God.” (source)
“The Lord has shut His people in unto Himself by His choice of them in Christ Jesus, by His redemption of them from among men, and by His sanctifying them to be a peculiar people unto Himself. Yes, the Lord has done it—‘The Lord shut him in.” (source)
“but our Lord Jesus died, pouring out His soul unto death, bearing the sin of His people upon Himself” (source)