Christ came to save. He took on our sin, suffered & died. He was buried & rose again. He ascended into heaven & sent His Spirit to guide us. The early church formed & spread this good news.
When those first believers, mostly Jews, read the Old Testament they clung to the prophecies. They were looking for confirmation of Jesus as the Son of God. The Messiah. This was a faith they were willing to suffer persecution & die.
When we pick up the Bible today we look at the context & may read a commentary. Ultimately, we look for how the Scripture applies to us. Asking: “What does it say about my life?”.
But was the Bible written all about me? About you? Not really. It was written all about the one who would save us.
The early church read the Scripture with the lens of Christ. They read it Christologically.
If you want to read more about reading the Bible Christologically…Check out my guest post at DoNotDepart.com: How to Read the Bible “Christianly”
(One thing that IS all about me? It’s my birthday today!!! Woot!)