The message of the person of Christ : the word made flesh / Robert Letham.

"From the earliest pages of the Old Testament, the person of Jesus Christ is the key to the biblical story of God's unfolding plan to glorify himself in the salvation of the human race from sin, misery and death. As the plot gathers pace, the picture comes into greater focus, until eventually all points to one person. He is identified by angels, by John the Baptist, by the apostles and―above all―by his incarnation, life and works, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. He is Jesus Christ, the Deliverer and Savior foretold and promised throughout. Robert Letham's purpose is to show how the Bible, progressively and in ever-greater detail, speaks to us of its central figure, Jesus Christ. With clarity and conviction, he expounds a range of key Old and New Testament texts from Genesis to Revelation and investigates the main scriptural themes, focusing on the narrative that traces the emergence of God's plan. In doing so, he stands with the Christian church down the ages in affirming that this is the key to understanding what the Bible, in its essential unity, is all about." --From AbeBooks


Series: The Bible speaks today.

Letham, Robert

Robert Letham (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is director of research and senior lecturer in systematic and historical theology at Wales Evangelical School of Theology, Bridgend, UK. He has taught at London School of Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and Reformed Theological Seminary (Washington DC/Baltimore), and served congregations in New Jersey and Wilmington, Delaware. His books include The Work of Christ, The Holy Trinity, Union with Christ and Through Western Eyes.

Part 1: Christ promised — The offspring of the woman (Genesis 3:15) — The seed of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3) — The son of David (2 Samuel 7; Psalm 110) — The great king (Isaiah 7:14-17; 9:6-7 11:1-5; Micah 5:2-5) — The servant of the Lord (1) (Isaiah 41-50) — The servant of the Lord (2) (Isaiah 52:13-53:12) — Part 2: Christ incarnate — Birth announcement (Luke 1:26-38) — Growth and development (Luke 2:41-52) — Baptism (Matthew 3:13-17) — Human experience (Hebrews 2:10-18) — The deity of Christ (John 1:1-5) — The word became flesh (John 1:14-18) — The supremacy of the Son (Hebrews 1:1-14) — Suffering servant (Philippians 2: 6-8) — Part 3: Christ crucified — Jesus rejected and crucified (Matthew 26:57-27:44) — The death of Jesus (Matthew 27:45-56) — The burial of Jesus (Matthew 27:57-66) — Part 4: Christ risen — The empty tomb (Matthew 28:1-15) — The resurrection appearances (Luke 24:13-49) — Paul on Christ’s resurrection (1 Corinthians 15) — Part 5: Christ ascended — The ascension (Luke 25:50-53; Acts 1:6-11) — Lord of creation, head of the church (Colossians 1:15-20) — Everlasting ruler of the renewed cosmos (Hebrews 2:5-9) — The Living One (Revelation 1:9-20) — Appendix: Did the church get it wrong? Who is Jesus Christ? From Nicaea (AD 325) to Constantinople II (AD 553).



The message of the person of Christ : the word made flesh / Robert Letham.









261 pages. ; 14 x 21 cm.


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