Jesus in All of Scripture

Did you know that you can find Jesus in just about every book of the Bible? This is not always obvious when we read the Bible, but Jesus said that the Scriptures, which was the Hebrew Bible or “Old Testament” as we know it today, testified about Him. See Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39. The Bible really is a unified story that points to Jesus.

During our Wednesday night service we are going through the books of the Bible, starting with Genesis, and looking for the ways that each of those books points to Jesus as the Savior of the world. Just to give you an idea of how this is possible, consider the following poem that has been circulating online for several years. The author is unknown, and we intend to go deeper into Scripture than this poem does. But think about the centrality of Jesus as you read through the Bible in your daily devotions.


Jesus in Every Book of the Bible

(Author Unknown)


In Genesis, Jesus Christ is the seed of the woman.

In Exodus, He is the passover lamb.

In Leviticus, He is our high priest.

In Numbers, He is the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night.

In Deuteronomy, He is the prophet like unto Moses.

In Joshua, He is the captain of our salvation.

In Judges, He is our judge and lawgiver.

In Ruth, He is our kinsman redeemer.

In 1st and 2nd Samuel, He is our trusted prophet.

In Kings and Chronicles, He is our reigning king.

In Ezra, He is the rebuilder of the broken down walls of human life.

In Esther, He is our Mordecai.

In Job, He is our ever-living redeemer.

In Psalms, He is our shepherd.

In Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, He is our wisdom.

In the Song of Solomon, He is the loving bridegroom.

In Isaiah, He is the prince of peace.

In Jeremiah, He is the righteous branch.

In Lamentations, He is our weeping prophet.

In Ezekiel, He is the wonderful four-faced man.

In Daniel, He is the fourth man in life's "fiery furnace."

In Hosea, He is the faithful husband, forever married to the backslider.

In Joel, He is the baptizer with the Holy Ghost and fire.

In Amos, He is our burden-bearer.

In Obadiah, He is the mighty to save.

In Jonah, He is our great foreign missionary.

In Micah, He is the messenger of beautiful feet.

In Nahum, He is the avenger of God's elect.

In Habakkuk, he is God's evangelist, crying, "revive thy work in the midst of the years."

In Zephaniah, He is our Saviour.

In Haggai, He is the restorer of God's lost heritage.

In Zechariah, He is the fountain opened up in the house of David for sin and uncleanness.

In Malachi, He is the Sun of Righteousness, rising with healing in His wings.

In Matthew, He is King of the Jews.

In Mark, He is the Servant.

In Luke, He is the Son of Man, feeling what you feel.

In John, He is the Son of God.

In Acts, He is the Savior of the world.

In Romans, He is the righteousness of God.

In I Corinthians, He is the Rock that followed Israel.

In II Corinthians, He is the Triumphant One, giving victory.

In Galatians, He is your liberty; He sets you free.

In Ephesians, He is Head of the Church.

In Philippians, He is your joy.

In Colossians, He is your completeness.

In 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, He is your hope.

In I Timothy, He is your faith.

In II Timothy, He is your stability.

In Philemon, He is your Benefactor.

In Titus, He is truth.

In Hebrews, He is your perfection.

In James, he is the Power behind your faith.

In I Peter, He is your example.

In II Peter, He is your purity.

In I John, He is your life.

In II John, He is your pattern.

In III John, He is your motivation.

In Jude, He is the foundation of your faith.

In Revelation, He is your coming King.


He is the First and Last, the Beginning and the End!

He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all!

He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all times.

He always was, He always is, and He always will be . . .

Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, and never Undone!

He was bruised and brought healing!

He was pierced and eased pain!

He was persecuted and brought freedom!

He was dead and brought life!

He is risen and brings power!

He reigns and brings Peace!

The world can't understand him,

The armies can't defeat Him,

The schools can't explain Him, and

The leaders can't ignore Him.

Herod couldn't kill Him,

The Pharisees couldn't confuse Him, and

The people couldn't hold Him!

Nero couldn't crush Him,

Hitler couldn't silence Him,

The New Age can't replace Him, and

Oprah can't explain Him away!

He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.

He is goodness, kindness, gentleness, and God.