Read & Reflect
What do you think the Bible is all about? What is its main theme? In other words, if you were to sum up the Bible in one sentence, how would you do it?
Read Luke 24:1-34
Look at verse 27. What do you think Jesus said to these two men as they were walking on the road? Give a few ideas.
What do you think the author (Luke) meant by “Moses and all the Prophets” and “all the Scriptures”? Don’t just say “the Bible.” What specific part or parts of the Bible is being referred to here?
What was the response of these two men as Jesus spoke with them on the road? (see verses 31-32)
How did their attitudes & beliefs change from the beginning of the story to the end? Why do you think this was so?
Has God changed you in the same way that He changed these men? If so, describe how He’s done so.
Think About It
In this short event, Jesus teaches us a very significant and deep truth, which is this: all of Scripture is about Him. It’s all about Jesus. Every bit of it.
Now you might be reading this and thinking, ‘Ok. Fine. Is that it?’ But not so fast. Really think about that paragraph that you just read: Do you really, truly, believe that every word, every sentence, every chapter & verse, every book (even Leviticus?) is ALL about Jesus?
For instance, what about parts of the Bible like Genesis 11:10-26 or Leviticus 14:1-9 or Judges 3:31? Are they all about Jesus? (Yes, go ahead and read them!) What do you think? Can you think of how each of these passages is truly about Jesus? Write some ideas here:
Somehow, Jesus was able to start with Moses (why Moses?) and all the Prophets, and then he walked these two disciples right through every part of the Old Testament (all the Scriptures) and told them all that it said about Him. And Luke uses a curious word there in verse 27. It’s the word ‘interpreted’ or ‘explained’ or ‘expounded’ (depending on what version of the Bible you are using). What this word tells us is that Jesus took what wasn’t obvious and made it obvious. He took what was unclear and made it clear. He took what was hidden and brought it out into broad daylight. And when He was done, somehow, all of it pointed towards Himself.
The goal of this study is to help you understand much of what Jesus did when he “interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” The goal is to give you a big & broad understanding of the Bible, from beginning to end, so that you can see Jesus in every sentence, every story, every chapter & verse. The goal is for you to see Jesus from beginning to end. And my hope is that your response would be: “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”
My the Scriptures be opened to you in a new way so that you see Jesus from beginning to end. May His Story capture your heart and may your eyes be opened, that you might recognize him. (Luke 24:31).
Spend some time in prayer, asking God to reveal His Son, Jesus, to you as you study and learn about His Word.
Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”