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Now I told you a couple of weeks ago that we had finished the New Testament. It doesn't mean I'll never go back there again. I will. I have some plans to. But the natural assumption is that we're going to take a look at the Old Testament. And I do have some plans for that. I'm working on kind of putting together a sort of long series that could last the rest of our lives together, that you could sort of call "The Road to Emmaus." You remember in Luke 24, Jesus on the road to Emmaus said to the disciples, it says that he said to them, "Beginning at Moses and the prophets and in all the holy writings, He spoke to them of the things concerning Himself." Well Moses, that's the Law; the prophets, the prophets; the holy writings, all the other books; those are the three categories of the Old Testament.

So Jesus went to the Old Testament and taught them the things from the Old Testament that were about Him. So I can't cover everything in the Old Testament, but I think we'll go on a road to Emmaus journey and we'll go through the Old Testament and find all the things that refer to Christ there. And there are many of them, and you might be surprised to know that Christ appears first in the Old Testament in Genesis 1:1. And last, in the last chapter of the Old Testament, in Malachi. So He is the beginning and the end of the Old Testament and whole lot of places in between. So that's one of the things I want to do, among several others. And I'm kind of working on that as I attempt to reinvent myself this summer.

Now I want to demonstrate to you that I do really know there is an Old Testament and I am actually willing to teach the Old Testament to you. So let's get a sample, all right? Open your Bible to your Bible to Jeremiah. The remarkable prophecy of the man known as the weeping prophet, he wrote this great prophecy of 52 chapters and in addition to that, of course, he is responsible for the wonderful, deep and insightful book of Lamentations. Jeremiah....

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John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry...

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