Pastor’s History Lesson for the Week

Where is Christ Found in the Old Testament?

Part of being a Christian is understanding that Christ really is the lynchpin of what we believe.  We believe Christ was fully God and fully man, that He took our place for sins with His death and resurrection, and that Christ is the fulfillment of God’s ultimate plan to redeem humankind.  Part of the reason we believe all this about Jesus is due to evidence that He was who He said He was.  In reading the Gospels often the people will call Jesus the Messiah, the Christ, or the Savior.  But how did these people know what to look for, and where can we see evidence that Jesus was talked about before He was born as being the savior?  To keep it short, here are three places where scholars, teachers, and the religious leaders of Jesus’s day looked to find out about Christ and similarly where we can look to see the truth that Christ is in fact the Messiah.

Christ’s Birth:  Micah 5:2.  “But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.  His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.”  (Compare with Matthew 2:1; Luke 2:1-7)

Christ’s Triumphal Entry:  Zechariah 9:9.  “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!  Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!  Behold your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, 
humble and mounted on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”  (Compare with Luke 19:28-38) 

Christ’s Death:  Isaiah 53:1-12.  “But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed.”  (Compare with Mark 15; John 19)  

There are many other places where we can look in the Old Testament to see parallels between the promised Messiah and Christ, but these are three of the most recognizable places where Christ appears in the Old Testament.  Hopefully this helps strengthen you in your faith this week, there is certainly real evidence for following Jesus!

 Pastor Jacob Hanson

Kasson UMC

KUMC is located just 
three blocks west of the Kasson Pool
​ at 801 5th Ave NW, Kasson MN 55944


Pleasant Corners UMC

Pleasant Corners is located about half way

between Kasson and Dodge Center.

21927 650th Street

Kasson, MN 55944 

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​​Sunday          16     9:00 am Worship Service at KUMC
                                 10:00 am Adult Sunday School at Pleasant Corners
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                                   11:00 am Worship Service at Pleasant Corners
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