As Christmas draws nigh, I thought I'd share with you some outstanding podcasts that give a quick overview of Christ in the Old Testament, something we'd do well to have a better grasp of for a variety of reasons:
1) to better know our Lord and Savior as He's revealed in ALL of Scripture
2) worship Him more passionately and intelligently in light of #1
3) offer a stronger apologetic for the faith by pointing people to Christ as the key which unlocks the whole of Scripture, without whom the Bible would be purposeless and uncipherable.
So here goes, both from the White Horse Inn radio broadcast (audio archives available here):
- Christ Our Prophet, Priest & King (Dec. 21, 2008) | Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. But why did God become man? What was his mission, and why did he have to eventually suffer and die? On this special Christmas edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts will discuss the work of Christ, our Prophet, Priest, and King. Joining the hosts on this program is Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, President of Westminster Seminary California, and author of An Unexpected Journey, Discovering Reformed Christianity. (Originally broadcast December 25th, 2005).
- Dawn of Redeeming Grace (Dec. 14, 2008)| Jesus told the religious people of his day that the Old Testament was chiefly about him. But where do we find Christ in the Old Testament? On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts trace the thread of redemption throughout all of Scripture as we make our way toward Christmas.