Chad Bird | Christ in the Old Testament
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Christ Key: Unlocking the Mystery of Jesus in the Old Testament
We might picture the Old Testament as a vast mansion with many rooms: the creation room; the exodus room; the tabernacle, angel, and war rooms. The key to unlock each of these, and fully to understand what God is showing us in them, is Jesus the Messiah. We will take a tour of this Hebrew mansion and see how, in various ways, Jesus is mysteriously present in the life of ancient Israel. We will see him appearing under the guise of “the angel of the Lord.” He will give us pencil sketches of himself in men such as Melchizedek and David. He will reveal his mission of sacrifice in the architecture of the temple. The Christ key is God’s chosen means of unlocking the Old Testament for us.
View the video trailer of Chad's book "Christ the Key" here.
Chad Bird is a fabulous speaker and writer on Lutheran theology and makes the Gospel of Jesus Christ very accessible to others. Chad will be our special guest during the Sunday School hour at 9:15 am on Sunday, October 31 – Reformation Day. You don’t want to miss this special event!
Chad Bird is Scholar in Residence at 1517. He has served as a pastor, professor, and guest lecturer in Old Testament theology and Hebrew. He holds master’s degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College. Chad has contributed articles to Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Modern Reformation, The Federalist, Lutheran Forum, and other journals and websites. Chad is the author of several books, including Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul, Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places, Upside-Down Spirituality: The 9 Essential Failures of a Faithful Life, Unveiling Mercy: 365 Daily Devotions Based on Insights from the Old Testament Hebrew, and most recently The Christ Key. He also co-hosts the popular podcasts: “40 Minutes in the Old Testament”, Hidden Streams” and “A Field Guide to the Bible.”
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