SDA Sabbath School Lessons
Sabbath afternoon June 29, 1996

Christ demonstrated that the scriptures point to Him

Christ demonstrated that the scriptures point to Him. His crucifixion shattered the hopes of His disciples. In the afternoon of His resurrection day, two of His followers walked the seven miles from Jerusalem to the village of Emmaus (Luke 24:13). Jesus demonstrated that His ministry is the central theme of the Old Testament (Luke 24:27).

Later in the evening, Jesus appeared to the eleven apostles (Luke 24:36). Again He explained that every section of the Hebre3w Scriptures points to His life and ministry. The Law of Moses (Luke 24:27) is the Pentateuch, the five books of Moses. The prophets are the four "former" Prophets (Joshua, Judges, (1and2) Samuel, and (1 and 2) Kings) and the four "latter" prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Twelve Minor Prophets considered as one book). The Psalms, or Writings, include the remaining 11 books, of which the book of Psalms was regarded as the first. (see SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 1 p. 37)

Christ in all the Scriptures is the theme of this lesson.