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With New Testament Eyes

By Henry Mahan

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   Foreward & Acknowledgements - With New Testament Eyes Pictures of Christ in the Old Testament A Work Of Henry Mahan Foreward WHILE it is a difficult task to comment on m
   1 - The Fall - Genesis 3:1-21 Chapters one and two of Genesis give an account of how God brought the world into being and created man in his own image (Gen. 1:26-
   2 - Abel's Offering - Genesis 4:1-15 v. 1. We have been bound in our thinking by pictures and stories in children's Bible storybooks that present a totally unrealistic v
   3 - The Ark Of Noah - Genesis 6 & 7 In the first chapter of Genesis (Gen. 1:31) God looked over the whole creation and saw that it was GOOD. In this sixth chapter (Gen.
   4 - Sarah and Hagar; Law and Grace - Genesis 4:21-31 There are no two things in the Bible more different than law and grace, which is nothing more than salvation by our works or salvat
   5 - The Lord Will Provide - Genesis 22:1-14 Genesis 22 records Abraham's greatest trial and Abraham's greatest revelation of the gospel of Christ (John 8:56). Genesis 22 is fu
   6 - A Bride for the Heir - Genesis 24 No picture nor type of Christ is perfect. God uses earthly stories and people to illustrate heavenly truth, and the very fact that the c
   7 - Bethel - The House of God - Genesis 28:10-22 Blessed is the man who can read the Scriptures and find the key of knowledge--Christ Jesus! 'Had you believed Moses, you would bel
   8 - Peniel - The Face of God - Genesis 32:24-32 v. 24. 'And Jacob was left alone.' Was there ever a man more troubled, more frightened and confused, more alone than Jacob at this
   9 - Joseph Opens the Storehouses - Genesis 41 Joseph had been sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, who resented Jacob's great love for Joseph (Gen. 37:3-4) and the dreams Josep
   10 - Joseph and His Brothers - Genesis 42-45 God, in his wisdom, uses the natural world, creatures, and events to illustrate the spiritual world, his saving grace, and his redemp
   11 - Shiloh - Genesis 49:8-10 Before the written word was given, God spoke to the fathers in various ways about the coming Messiah. Who can say what Abel underst
   12 - The Passover - Exodus 12:1-13 The Lord had sent plague after plague upon the Egyptians; but each time Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he would not allow the Isr
   13 - The Manna - Exodus 16:11-18, 31; John 6:28-35, 48-51 Would we be faithful ministers of the gospel of Christ? Would we be faithful teachers and preachers in our
   14 - Water from the rock - Exodus 17:1-7; Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 10:4 The people of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of sin and pitched in Rephidim. There was no wa
   15 - The Blood Before the Lord - Leviticus 4:1-7 All through the Scriptures we meet with the blood (Exo. 12:13; Lev. 17:11; Heb. 9:22; 1 Peter 1:18-19). If we have any apologies in
   16 - The Ram of Consecration - Leviticus 8:22-24 In this chapter Aaron, the High Priest, and his sons were consecrated for the priesthood and the service of God about the taberna
   17 - The Day of Atonement - Leviticus 16:1-22 Before Adam sinned he lived in communion with God; but after he had broken the commandment, he could have no more familiar fellow
   18 - Caleb - The Faithful Dog - N umbers 14:1-25 This series of lessons is about Old Testament pictures of Christ. While Caleb is not what one would call a type of Christ, yet the
   19 - The High Priest Intercedes - Numbers 16:41-50 The authority of Moses and Aaron had been questioned by Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and 250 men of renown in the congregation of Israel
   20 - The Brazen Serpent - Numbers 21:4-9 John 3:14-18 There is no better type nor picture of Christ, our Redeemer, and the way that sinners are saved to be found in the Old
   21 - A Prophet Like Moses - Deuteronomy 18:18-22; John 4:25-26 1. It is the clear teaching of the word of God that our Lord Jesus Christ has a three-fold office--prophet, pr
   22 - The Cities of Refuge - Deuteronomy 19:1-10; Joshua 20:1-6 The Lord gave to Israel clear instructions for dealing with thieves, criminals, and murderers. 'An eye for an ey
   23 - Joshua - Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Joshua 1:1-9 The subject matter of the book of Joshua is Joshua's, taking upon himself, by divine commission, the government o
   24 - The Scarlet Line in the Window - Joshua 2:1-22: Joshua 6:17, 23, 25 My interest in Rahab, the harlot, and her story is enhanced by the number of times she is mentioned in scripture
   25 - The birth of Samson - Judges 13:1-25 The preacher of the gospel of Christ will find many things about Samson which will enable him to illustrate the person and work of C
   26 - The Kinsman Redeemer - Ruth A young minister was told by an elder of a Welsh chapel that he had preached a very poor sermon because Christ was not in his sermon. The youn
   27 - The Song of Hannah - 1 Samuel 2:1-10 A godly man named Elkanah had two wives. One was named Hannah and the other was named Peninnah. Hannah was much loved by her husban
   28 - Give us a King - 1 Samuel 8:1-22 Samuel, Hannah's son (whose name means 'asked of God'), remained with Eli, the priest and prophet of God, and ministered unto the L
   29 - Saul's Great Sin - 1 Samuel 13:1-14 vv. 1-2. Saul had reigned for one full year over Israel and was near the end of his second year when he chose three thousand men o
   30 - David and Mephibosheth - 2 Samuel 9:1-13 Saul; the people's king, had been rejected by God for disobedience and rebellion (1 Sam. 15:26); and David, a man after God's own h
   31 - Why God Permitted David to Fall - 2 Samuel 11 and 12 Two chapters of the word of God are given to the great sin of David in taking the wife of Uriah the Hittite and having her husba
   32 - Comfort from God's Covenant - 2 Samuel 23:1-5 There is something special about a man's last words! Especially a man 'after God's own heart,' a man greatly used of God, whose wor
   33 - I Will Not Offer to God that which Cost me Nothing - 2 Samuel 24:10-24 Regardless of the circumstances found in Verse One, a condition which we find hard to explain, David sinned in numbering Israel (
   34 - The Queen of Sheba Comes to Solomon - 1 Kings 10:1-9 It is quite evident that the Queen of Sheba's visit to Solomon is a picture of the sinner coming to Christ, for our Lord himself ref
   35 - Three Examples of Faith - 1 Kings 17:8-16; 1 Kings 18:29-39; 1 Kings 20:31-32 Long ago, when the Roman Empire flourished, someone said, 'All roads lead to Rome.' Those who s
   36 - Where is the Lord God of Elijah? - 2 Kings 2:1-15 Our story actually begins back in I Kings 19:15-21. The Lord revealed to Elijah that he had chosen Elisha to take his place as the p
   37 - Empty Vessels Filled - 2 Kings 4:1-7 The most essential thing in my life is a knowledge of the Scriptures. The greatest blessing God can bestow upon me is to give to me
   38 - Naaman, the Leper - 2 Kings 5:1-14 Read the story of Naaman, the leper, and two questions come forth. (1) Could the waters of the Jordan River cure leprosy? The answe
   39 - Open his Eyes that He may See - 2 Kings 6:8-23 The king of Syria made war against Israel. Calling together a council of his servants, he made plans to camp in a certain place and
   40 - Four Lepers Teach us a Lesson - 2 Kings 6:24 - 7:8 The city of Samaria had been surrounded by the Syrian army for a long time, and there was a great famine in the city so that an
   41 - Nehushtan--A Piece of Brass - 2 Kings 18:1-8 King Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he began to reign over Judah. He reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. Compared to t
   42 - Bringing Back the Ark - 1 Chronicles 13:1-14; 1 Chronicles 15:11-29 The ark of the covenant was an oblong chest of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inch
   43 - Uzziah's Great Transgression - 2 Chronicles 26; Isaiah 6:1-5 Our lesson begins with Isaiah's vision in Isaiah 6:1-5. v. 1. In the year that King Uzziah died, Isaiah saw the Lord
   44 - Four Things Learned in Trouble - Job 1:1-22 1. Job was greatly troubled, perhaps as few men in this world have been troubled. He had literally lost everything! 1. He was a man of
   45 - How Can Man be Just With God? - Job 9:2; 15:14-16; 25:4-6 This question is asked over and over by Job and his friends. 'How should man be just with God?' (Job 9:2). 'What is man t
   46 - Three Vital Questions - Job 14:1-14 This lesson will consider chiefly three questions asked by Job which are answered only in our Lord Jesus Christ. The questions are: v.
   47 - I Know that my Redeemer Liveth - Job 19:21-27 Suppose I took you to a fine home in the suburbs, beautifully landscaped, the mother in the kitchen preparing the evening meal, health
   48 - Now Mine Eye Seeth Thee - Job 42:1-6 At the beginning of this lesson let us establish some things that we know. Job was a man of integrity and uprightness, and one who feare
   49 - The Psalm of Messiah the King - Psalm 2:1-12 The subject of this Psalm is the establishment of David upon the throne of Israel, notwithstanding the opposition by his enemies. But
   50 - God's two great books - Psalm 19:1-14 David devoted himself to the study of God's two great books-- the book of nature (v. 1), 'the heavens declare the glory of God;' and
   51 - The Psalm of the Cross - Psalm 22 Mr. Spurgeon said, 'This Psalm may have been actually repeated word by word by our Lord when hanging on the tree. It begins with 'My God,
   52 - The Lord is my Shepherd - Psalm 23 Many have tried to determine when David wrote this Psalm. Was it when he was a shepherd? or when he fled from Saul? or when he was peacef
   53 - True God - True Israel - True Redeemer - Psalm 24 The Psalm is more appreciated and best understood if it is divided into three sections: 1. The true God. (vv. 1-2) 2. The true Israel.
   54 - Eight Great Precepts - Psalm 37 The author of this Psalm is David, the time of its writing is in his old age (v. 25), and the subject has to do with the prosperity of the
   55 - My Hope is in Thee - Psalm 39 This is a Psalm of David. 1. A man after God's own heart (1 Sam. 13:14; Acts 13:22). 2. A man of activity and affliction. David was
   56 - Many, O Lord, Are Thy Wonderful Works - Psalm 40:1-10 These are the words of David, for this is a Psalm of David, inspired by the Holy Spirit. The words reveal David's faith and experienc
   57 - A Song of Love - Psalm 45 v. 1. From the very first words, the Psalmist leaves no doubt as to the subject of this Psalm. 'I speak of things pertaining to the king.'
   58 - The Sinner's Prayer - Psalm 51 William Plumer said, 'This Psalm is fitly called the sinner's guide.' Luther said, 'No other Psalm is oftener sung nor prayed in the churc
   59 - My Rock and my Salvation - Psalm 62 If (by the grace of God) I can learn a two-fold lesson, my attitude will so totally change that I can never be the same again. That lesson
   60 - Our Lord's Sufferings for Our Sins - Psalm 69 C. H. Spurgeon said, 'This is a Psalm of David, but if any inquire of whom speaketh the Psalmist this? of himself or some other man? I wou
   61 - Mercy and Truth are Met Together - Psalm 85 Our Lord told the disciples, 'All things must be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, in the prophets, and in the Psalms, con
   62 - The Victory of the Messiah - Psalm 91 Many believe this Psalm was written by Moses because the Psalm preceding it is credited to him. Others believe that David is the author an
   63 - Bless the Lord, O my Soul - Psalm 103 A few things that are worthy of notice at the beginning of our study are: 1. Most agree that this is a Psalm of David's latter years,
   64 - Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So - Psalm 107 The theme of this Psalm is thanksgiving and praise to the Lord for his goodness and his wonderful works of redemption and deliverance to
   65 - The King-Priest - Psalm 110 No study of Christ in the Old Testament can ignore this Psalm. Note how many times vv. 1 & 4 are referred to in the New Testament (Matt.
   66 - The Chief Cornerstone - Psalm 118:1-24 One reason why I have chosen for us to study this Psalm is because of what Martin Luther said: 'This is my Psalm, my chosen Psalm. I
   67 - The Observer and the Observed - Psalm 139 There is nothing more dishonoring to God nor a greater denial of the very character of God than for us, in his name, to pretend to be wha
   68 - Praise the Lord O my Soul - Psalm 146 I am troubled that these great and meaningful words, 'Praise the Lord,' 'Hallelujah,' and 'Blessed Jesus,' have become mere flippant and
   69 - Wisdom in Christ - Proverbs 8 This chapter contains the instructions of wisdom or Christ; for he is the wisdom of God, and he is made unto us wisdom (1 Cor. 1:30; 1 J
   70 - The Conclusion of the Whole Matter - Ecclesiastes 1 & 2 The principal doctrine of these chapters is that the world and all things in it and of it are vain things. 'The fashion of this
   71 - Remember Now Thy Creator - Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 'Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear' (Isa. 59:1). Our L
   72 - My Beloved is Mine and I am His - Song of Solomon 2:1-17 Solomon, next to our Lord Jesus, was the greatest son of wisdom that the church of God has ever known (1 Kings 4:29- 32). G
   73 - What is Thy Beloved more than Another Beloved? - Song of Solomon 5:9-16 v. 9. This question is put to the church of the Lord Jesus--'O thou fairest among women'--the same title Christ gives her in
   74 - The Lord Our Righteousness - Jeremiah 23:1-8 This scripture is so applicable to our day that it could have been written this morning. The prophet deals with four powerful and p
   75 - The Believers Hope - Lamentations 3:1-26 Someone said, 'God has hedged us about on the one side with his promises of mercy lest we despair, and he has hedged us about o
   76 - From Nothing to Everything - Ezekiel 16:1-14 The great, powerful, and glorious nation of Israel (that arose to such splendor and beauty in the days of David and Solomon) starte
   77 - Lost, Driven Away, Broken, Sick - Ezekiel 34:1-6 The Lord has been pleased to use prophets, apostles, evangelists, pastor-teachers to preach the gospel of his grace to his people th
   78 - Can These Bones Live? - Ezekiel 37:1-14 There are at least three things taught in these verses. This scripture is a prophecy of the restoration of Israel as a nation, and
   79 - Four Things God Taught Nebuchadnezzar - Daniel 4:28-37 Those who know the living God, who have seen a little of his glory and majesty in the face of Christ Jesus are troubled by the low o
   80 - Thy God Will Deliver Thee - Daniel 6:1-24 Daniel (the prophet of God), who was in captivity, had interpreted the handwriting on the wall for King Belshazzar. Because of this,
   81 - Hosea--Type of Christ - Hosea 1-3 The name 'Hosea' is the same with Joshua and Jesus and signified a saviour or a deliverer. Hosea was not only a faithful prophet and serv
   82 - A Famine to be Feared - Amos 8:11-13 The nation of Israel often disobeyed God, rebelling against his law and commandments. Yet the Lord continued to send his prophets to w
   83 - Salvation is of the Lord - Jonah 2:1-10 I do not know how much importance can be attached to this nor whether it is of any importance at all, but the word of the Lord came to
   84 - A Fountain Opened for Mourners - Zechariah 12:10; 13:1 Charles Spurgeon (minister to London for 38 years) wrote, 'In this scripture, first of all, there is a prophecy concerning th
   85 - The Messenger of the Covenant - Malachi 3:1-6 The preceding chapter (Malachi 2) is filled with rebuke and judgment against both the priests and the people for their sins. The pri

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