The Next Great Book Giveaway!

About a month or so back, you might recall that we had a pretty great book giveaway here on the blog—and today we’re going to do it again! In partnership with my friends at Crossway Books, I’m giving away the following:


  1. The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis, a 10-week Bible study by Nancy Guthrie
  2. Welcome to the Story: Reading, Loving, and Living God’s Word by Stephen Nichols
  3. King Solomon: The Temptations of Money, Sex, and Power by Phil Ryken

These books are sure to be a great blessing to you, your friends or your church. You can enter the giveaway using the handy-dandy PunchTab widget below. (RSS Readers, you’ll need to click through to the post to see widget.)The question for the giveaway today is:

Where have you seen Jesus in the Old Testament? What did you learn?

Contest ends Friday, July 8, at midnight. The winner will be contacted via email. Thanks for entering!

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  • mrben

    Hmmm – been seeing this more and more as I start to study in this way. Probably the most recent examples have been because I’ve been reading the “Jesus Storybook Bible” to my daughter each night. Last night was the annointing of David, and the parallels of a “wise man” (Samuel) being led by God to Bethlehem to find a King in an unusual place. I’m gradually learning that, to quote Tim Keller (and others, of course), the Bible isn’t about you, it’s about Jesus. 

  • Jared

    As the passover lamb in Tim Keller’s excellent message, “The Story of the Lamb”

  • Ryan Rossmiller

    In Genesis when God provided the lamb as a substitutionary atonement instead of Abraham’s son.

  • RevTubbs

    In 2 Samuel 9 where David shows loving kindness to Mephibosheth for the sake of his covenant with Jonathan.

  • Chris

    In Genesis, where God makes a sacrifice for Adam and Eve to provide a covering for them.

  • Corey

    Recently I’ve been studying the prophets and have see Jesus in messages of the hope of a future restoration for Israel in the shadows of exile and restoration. Amazing.

  • Corey

    Recently I’ve been studying the prophets and have see Jesus in messages of the hope of a future restoration for Israel in the shadows of exile and restoration. Amazing.

  • James Hiser

    David: I learned that I’m not David and Galiath is not the world. Jesus is David and I am Galiath.

  • Becky Pliego

    All the OT points to him, but I like every time I see Him in the Psalms; I have seen Him there as our King, Priest, and mighty Saviour.

  • Timothy Harris

    I love typology and Biblical Theology… there are so many. Although Melchizedek is intriguing as the “prince of peace” who brought bread and wine, the temple is also a fascinating study. Jesus is the true temple; the holy of holies… one does not have to be a High Priest nor enter only once a year (John 4:20-24). Christ is the mercy seat in the OT, literally, our propitiation (Hebrews 2:17; 1 John 4:10).

  • Jeanie

    The story of Boaz and how he became the kinsman reedemer.  How Christ is our kinsman reedemer and what that means to us.  The picture that I have is Ruth laying at the feet of Boaz and what that signifies in our relationship with Christ our reedemer!

  • Benack19

    Just studied Ruth, and saw how Boaz was a dim picture of true redemption.

  • Anonymous

    Have been studying Jonah (Also reading “Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels” by Tullian Tchividjian) … over and over I was drawn back to Matthew 12

    Matthew 12:39 But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.”

  • Pedro Camino

    Probably the best imagery of Christ in the Old Testament is the Day of the Atonement ritual and how it is related to justification by faith alone.

  • Ricky Kirk

    I see Jesus in the Psalms. Psalm 22, 23, and 24 present a great picture of Jesus as the crucified, resurrected and reigning King (Shepherd)!

  • Alice Zhou

    Jesus is everywhere in the old testament..

    He is the Adam that survived and excelled the temptation; the lamb that God provided in place of Abraham’s son; the snake that Moses puts up that all who believe and touch will be healed; the all-surpassing lamb who cleansed all our sins, forever; Boaz who redeemed us, as he redeemed Ruth; the hope of Israel, their Saviour. And the One who would love and save me.

  • Will

    I’ve seen him over and over again studying Lamentations, that he allows his chosen nation to suffer b/c he knows his son will suffer more than they ever could, and that his suffering will finally be enough and as Lamentations 3:24 says he did it so that his people could say “The Lord is my portion…therefore I will hope in Him.” He allows them to suffer to look to his perfect suffering for their hope and joy and peace and satisfaction to ALL be in Him. 

  • Ray

    The Messenger in Malachi

  • Chase Collins

    I’ve seen Jesus in so many places in the Old Testament, but most recently in the Psalms.

  • Stephen Richie

    I have seen Christ all throughout the Old Testament. Today I was reading Ezekiel 37 in which Ezekiel is told to prophecy to the dry bones and tell them to live. I see in this a picture of the power of the gospel of Jesus to raise us from death to life and breathe a new Spirit into us.

  • Jay Allred

    As the lamb who was slain to save the Hebrews in Egypt.

  • Kyle Owenby

    I just finished reading through Isaiah and I was blown away by the prophetic foreshadowing of Christ’s sacrifice.

  • Rob H

    We did a study of God’s use of water for His purposes in Scripture, and a powerful foreshadowing we discussed was Christ in the Noahic covenant, as the Ark in which Noah and his family (those who found favor with Him), as well as the clean and unclean animals (think of Peter’s vision in Acts 10) could take refuge.  It’s always been such a well known story, but the demonstration of the salvation we have in Christ as foreshadowed in the Noahic covenant- it really blew me away!

  • Michael Lee

    In Joshua, where Christ is the ultimate provider of rest (Joshua 22:4 and Hebrews 4:9-10)

  • Michael Lee

    In Joshua, where Christ is the ultimate provider of rest (Joshua 22:4 and Hebrews 4:9-10)

  • Nathan K Laux

    After taking a survey class of the OT, you realize that the whole Old Testament leads up to the savior! After finally coming out of foreign control and rebuilding the wall and temple, and Israel is still dealing with sin…well, the narrative leaves you hanging. It starts to become clearer Israel’s need for Jesus.

  • Dave Jenkins

    Preaching through Genesis and the book of Psalms, I’ve been continually confronted with Jesus all over the place with who Jesus, what He has done, and what He demands of His people in the Old Testament. 

  • Kendall

    I have been seeing Jesus all throughout the OT. Have been most blessed recently in seeing and enjoying Him throughout the Psalms. Not just in the obvious places (like Ps. 2; 22) but because he is, as Carson has said, “David’s greater Son” seeing him as the fulfillment and consummation of much of the Psalms.

  • Terry

    Christ is all through the Old Testament. Tonight I did a devotional on Psalm 40 and the fact that salvation comes through the work of Christ, not the sacrifices on the altar.

  • Terry

    Christ is all through the Old Testament. Tonight I did a devotional on Psalm 40 and the fact that salvation comes through the work of Christ, not the sacrifices on the altar.

  • Aaron Sellars

    I always love the images of Jesus in Abraham’s offering of Isaac, not only as Jesus being the ultimate heir, but also it being on the same mount that Jesus was ultimately crucified (depending on what scholar you want to listen to).

  • Jennifer Wang

    I think when I first began reading the OT, it was really hard for me to understand how Jesus was apparent. Yet, as I’ve studied it longer, I understand that many of the stories shown were just ways of revealing Christ’s coming and Him as the better example. For instance, when Abraham was going to sacrifice his son, Isaac, it was a look at how Jesus is the better Isaac because He willingly allowed Himself to be sacrificed, etcetc.

  • Andrew Finden

    In the Passover – it was all pointing to wards Jesus as the fulfillment.

  • Willie Harris, Jr.

    I see Jesus all throughout the OT.  Many of the prophets and OT figures are foreshadows for Christ. My last series in the OT was the book of Jonah in which Jonah prefigures Christ’s 3 days in the tomb. Another is when Jonah is thrown overboard the ship as a sacrifice to save the pagan sailors, the sea was immediately calmed. This prefigures Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross to satisfy God’s wrath against sinners.

  • Jeanne Cowger

    I see Jesus every time God physically interacts with people – Wrestling with Jacob, in the furnace with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo.  Those are 2 that come immediately to mind.  What this says to me is that God / Jesus will meet us where we are.  And if it *requires* a physical appearance, it is not beneath him to do just that.  It shows how much he cared then, and still does today.

  • Danny Bias

    I’ve heard it put like this, “All of the Bible is about Jesus! Old Testament, Jesus Christ concealed.  New Testament, Jesus Christ revealed!”  For me through out the book Isaiah.  Such a beautiful portrait of Jesus.  

  • Jason Bradshaw

    As the fulfillment of Exodus 34:6, the only way that God could be both just and merciful to the guilty. Romans 3:26.

  • Amber

    Noah.  Our church has just completed VBS where the theme has been the safety of the ark.  

  • Njoconnell

    Studying the covenants in Jer. 31 and 32 and seeing what God has done for me by bringing me into covenant relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. What a blessing!

  • David

    I love giveaways!!!

  • Chris Land

    I see Jesus as the offspring of Eve who will crush the sepent’s head with his heel.

  • Joe Henegan

    This is great! Loving all of these comments too, finding out ones I never knew existed. Spotting Jesus in the OT is a great game. It’s like Where’s Waldo but it builds your spirit!

    My answer: Most recently we did a study on Daniel with my housegroup. Jesus is all over Daniel, but one which really stood out for me is in chapter 3. Three men thrown into the fire but four men emerge, one “looks like a son of the gods” – theophany! It also says that they were ‘unbound’ and ‘unhurt’ which is an amazing illustration of God’s judgement and how because we have an all sufficient Advocate in Jesus Christ we are spared. He’s going to take us through the all consuming fire! Praise His name

  • AWHall

    All over the place!!!

  • Stephen

    I’m constantly seeing Jesus in the Old Testament. I’m learning that He’s there, and all of the Old Testament points toward Him.

  • Jeff Patterson

    I’ve seen Jesus in every ENCOUNTER of God with His people. Recently we taught our students about Moses encountering God in the burning bush, and Daniel encountering God in all his trials in Babylon.

    Recently in my devotions I encountered Christ in the way David poured out his water, after his three main ‘mighty men’ risked their lives to bring it to him (2 Sam. 23:8-17). Jesus poured out His life unto death, not in keeping with the expectations of his closest followers.

  • Chris MacLeavy

    I love Keller’s “Jesus is the true and better Moses” from his “getting out” message at TGC 2011. I (like the israelites) was under bondage, but I took shelter under the blood of the lamb!

  • kmf

    I must say, Passover comes to mind, but if you read all the laws on Offering, it just shows you how perfect our salvation is.