A- GENERAL REFERENCES TO CHRIST
1- Of whom did Christ say the Scriptures testify?
“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” John 5:39.
2- Of whom did Moses and the prophets write?
“Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him. We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” John 1:45.
3- From whose words did Christ say the disciples ought to have learned of His death and resurrection?
“O fools, and slow heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?” Luke 24:25, 26.
4- How did Christ make it clear to them that the Scriptures testify of Him?
“And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:27.
5- Where in the Bible do we find the first promise of a Redeemer?
“And the Lord God said unto the serpent…will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Genesis 2:14, 15.
6- In what words was this promise renewed to Abraham?
“In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 22:18 – Genesis 26:4; 28:14.
7- To whom did this promised seed refer?
“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not. And to seeds, as of many; but as of one. And to thy seed, which is Christ.” Galatians 3:16.
B- BIRTH, LIFE, SUFFERING, DEATH, RESURRECTION
8- Where was the Saviour to be born?
“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of
yet out of thee shall he come froth unto me that is to be ruler in ;
whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” Micah 5:2. Israel
9- In what prophecy are Christ’s life, suffering, and death touchingly foretold?
In the fifty-third chapter of Isaiah.
10- Where is the price of Christ’s betrayal foretold?
“So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.” Zachariah 11:12 – Matthew 26:15.
11- Where in the Psalms are Christ’s dying words recorded?
“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Psalm 22:1 – Matthew 27:46 – “Into thine hand I commit my spirit.” Psalm 31:5 – Luke 23:46.
12- How is Christ’s resurrection foretold in the Psalms?
“For thou will not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” Psalm 16:10 – see Acts 2:25-31.
C- CHRIST´S SECOND COMING AND KINGDOM
13- In what words does Daniel foretell Christ’s receiving His kingdom?
“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” Daniel 7: 13, 14.
14- How is Christ’s second coming described in the Psalms?
“Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.” Psalm 98:8, 9.
“Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.” Psalm 50:3, 4.
José Carlos Costa