Fully grasp how every part of Scripture fits together to point to and reveal the glory of Christ Jesus.
From beginning to end, the Bible reveals the glory of Jesus. But for many Bible readers, it doesn't seem that simple. We're often unsure how the Bible's many stories, characters, events relate together and connect to Jesus. Some are tempted to force the pieces of the Bible together, making superficial jumps to him. Others give up trying to understand the Bible altogether.
Christ from Beginning to End is written to help Christians understand just how the different stories and parts of Scripture fits together to reveal the glory of Christ Jesus. In Part 1, Wellum and Hunter reintroduce us to the Bible—what it is, how it comes to us, and what it's centrally about. Then, in Part 2, they walk from one side of the Bible's story to the other, carefully tracing its storyline from Genesis to Revelation.
As readers see how our triune God's plan unfolds through his covenants, they will be equipped for a lifetime of seeing Christ's glory in Scripture. From this book, you'll learn how to:
You will also see the Bible's multi-layered story and how it is held together by the one plan of God to glorify himself in salvation. You'll come away with a greater awareness of our need as sinners, of the triune God in all of his grace, and of Jesus as the incarnate Son in all of his glory.
“What is the Bible about? Without trying to minimize the diversity of Scripture, we can say that the Bible is centrally about what our triune Creator-covenant God has done to redeem us and to make everything new in Jesus Christ our Lord. Ultimately, we cannot understand what God intends for us in any part of Scripture until we have understood that text in light of the fullness of revelation in Christ.” (source)
“the Old Testament is the story of God’s promise and the New Testament is God’s fulfillment of all he has promised.” (source)
“Adam and Eve experienced firsthand the fourfold effects of sin. Vertically, they experienced alienation and condemnation from God. Horizontally, they experienced alienation from each other. Internally (and schizophrenically), they experienced alienation within themselves. Cosmically, they experienced alienation in the world they were created to rule. These four effects of sin play out across the Bible’s story, but they are immediately apparent from the very moment sin enters the world.” (source)
“Bible’s four plot movements give us the rough outlines of the skeleton that underlies the Bible’s structure. This helps us, but if we want to see with finer details and understand what shapes the Bible’s deeper structure, we need to grasp something called a covenant. The word covenant tells us something about who God is and how he acts. It tells us that God enters into relationships. And he chooses to enter into relationships with us, human beings he has created.” (source)
“While a contract involves a relationship for the sake of obligations, a covenant involves obligations for the sake of a relationship. A covenant is a chosen relationship between two parties ordered according to specific promises.” (source)