The following was adapted for worship by the Madison Square Church’s creative team. I’m grateful for their permission to borrow this timely – and timeless – post on The Pasture’s Blog and link back to their site. Similar versions to theirs can be found quite easily on the internet.
I only hope to point out that the Gospel Message is like a scarlet thread, wending its way throughout every book of the canon – even in those, like Esther, where His Name is not overtly mentioned – but the Story remains triumphantly unbroken.
You may want to consider using this for your Advent worship celebration or small group – or simply for your own private meditations.
Jesus Christ is in Every Book of the Bible
In Genesis, Jesus is the Seed of the woman.
Exodus, he is our Passover Lamb.
Leviticus, our High Priest.
Numbers, the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night.
In Deuteronomy, the Prophet greater than Moses.
In Joshua, Jesus is the Captain of our salvation.
Judges, he is our Judge and Lawgiver.
Ruth, he is our Redeemer.
I & II Samuel, he is our trusted Prophet.
Kings and Chronicles, he is our reigning King.
Ezra, he is the Rebuilder of the broken down walls of our lives.
In Nehemiah, Jesus is our Restorer.
Esther, he’s our Advocate.
In Job, Jesus is our ever-living Redeemer.
Psalms, he’s our Shepherd.
Proverbs & Ecclesiastes, he’s our Wisdom.
Song of Solomon, he’s the Lover of our souls.
In Isaiah, Jesus is the Prince of Peace.
Jeremiah, the righteous Branch.
Lamentations, the Weeping Prophet.
Ezekiel, the Glory of God.
Daniel, the everlasting God.
In Hosea, Jesus is the forgiving Husband.
Joel, the Giver of the Holy Spirit.
Amos, the Builder of the city of God.
Obadiah, our Savior.
Jonah, the Firstborn of the dead.
Micah, the Ruler of all ages
Nahum, the Avenger.
Habakkuk, the God or our salvation
Zephaniah, our Savior.
Haggai the Restorer of the kingdom.
Zechariah, the Priest on the throne.
Malachi, the Son of Righteousness, with healing in His wings.
In Matthew Jesus is the king of the Jews.
Mark, the Servant.
Luke, the Son of Man.
John, the Son of God.
Acts, the Giver of the Holy Spirit.
In Romans Jesus is the Righteousness of God.
I Corinthians, the Giver of gifts
II Corinthians, the triumphant One, giving victory.
Galatians, the Liberator of our souls..
Ephesians, the Head of the church.
In Philippians, Jesus is our joy.
Colossians, the Head of all things.
I & II Thessalonians, our Hope.
I Timothy, our Faith.
II Timothy, our Stability.
In Titus, Jesus is Truth.
Philemon, our covenant Friend.
Hebrews, the Messenger of the new covenant.
James, the Great Physician.
I Peter, the Cornerstone.
II Peter, our Purity.
In I, 2, and 3 John, Jesus is Love, Light and Truth.
Jude, the One who is able to keep us.
Revelation, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Jesus is the first and the last, 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 time
He always was, He always is, He always will be,
unmoved, unchanged, undefeated and never undone.
Jesus 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,
armies can’t defeat Him,
schools can’t explain Him,
and the leaders can’t ignore Him.
Herod couldn’t kill Him,
the Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him,
the people couldn’t hold Him,
Nero couldn’t crush Him,
Hitler couldn’t find Him,
the New Age can’t replace Him,
and Oprah can’t explain Him away.
He is life, love, longevity, and Law.
He is goodness, kindness, gentleness, and love.
He is holy, righteous, mighty, powerful, and good.
His way is right, His words eternal,
His laws unchanging, and his mind is on me.
He is my redeemer, He is my Savior, he is my God. He is my Priest,
He is my joy, He is my comfort, He is my Law and He rules my Life.
How would YOU describe Jesus?
How has He manifested Himself to you?
Jesus is my ___________.