The Center of It All, Part 2

What the New Testament says about Him

The first four New Testament books announce: The Messiah has come! His name is Jesus!

Then Acts declares: Jesus is risen and working through His people, the church!

The next 21 books proclaim: Christ is in you, and you in Him!

And finally, Revelation: He who defeats Satan is coming again! “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus” (22:20).

What is He to you?

Jesus is the theme of the New Testament.

But is He the theme of your life?

Is He central to your thinking, planning, and use of time and money?

May we say with Paul: “. . . it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me” (Galatians 2:20).

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The Center of It All, Part 1


What one word best sums up the New Testament?

Perhaps you said “love” or “grace” or “salvation.”

Great answers! But let’s explore further.

Consider the very first verse in the New Testament: “The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1).

Now look at the last verse: “The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen” (Revelation 22:21).

The emphasis

He is referred to in all but a handful of the 260 chapters of the New Testament.

He is called Jesus about 975 times, and Christ about 569 times.

He is also called Son of Man, Son of God, Lord, the Lamb, the Word, Teacher, the Nazarene, etc.

Unquestionably, He is the Centerpiece of God’s great plan.

(Continued tomorrow)

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