There And Back Again Week 2

Sermon Notes

SLIDE:  There and Back Again


For Old Testament & New Testament bible study resources go to the end the notes.


SLIDE:  Biblically Based, Relationally Driven, Spirit-Led


SLIDE: Exploring the connections between the Old Testament and New Testaments is important for our faith journey.


SLIDE:  Pre-Service Reading Isaiah 61   


Watch  Dick Foth Sermon on the road to Emmaus


Peter joins on Stage: 1920’s Newspaper


SLIDE: Why we need & should read the Older Testament  


-P1. Inaugural sermon.

Jesus uses the OT to explain his own mission

Jesus quotes the OT

OT is the cultural point of reference for his day

OT is the BG to Jesus ministry…ergo the NT


Isaiah 61:  Our Reading From Today…


SLIDE: Jesus’ Inaugural  Sermon

 Luke 4:18-20   Pg.  834

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”  Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”


Mission and Who He is…


-P2. Emmaus

Luke invites us on the journey of reading OT looking for Jesus too

Make this feel adventuresome


Luke 24: 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.


SLIDE:  Road To Emmaus    Pg. 859

Luke 24:25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with    Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.



-P1. OT in a nutshell

National story of an ancient people

Revelation of the living God


New Testament is the Church doing what Jesus did at Emmaus

Experience of Jesus + OT + Mission to the world



PART 2—Practical Pointers/ How-to

-P1. Intro—we know this sounds really hard

Resources (MAKE SLIDES)


Blue Letter Bible

Notes on YouVersion

This teaching’s video @


-P2. Misconceptions

OT erased by Jesus

Law is negative—we’ll deal with this from Paul

God is not a God worth following in OT

Watch Goldingay  on the Old Testament


-P2. This is worth it and not daunting

Not a cookie cutter process

Adventure not a campaign

That’s the fun of it

Nanny & setting out food

Mannah only lasts for a day


-P1. Getting to know Fran illustration

Fitting image because we are concerned with a relationship… with GOD

Just learn to notice stuff


-P1. There’s so much we miss if we don’t read OT

God is a God of judgment:  How God makes it all as it should be.



SLIDE:  RESOURCES:  CityChurch Website, These sermon Notes



Click on the blue underlined links below.


Online Word Search—Strong’s Concordance

Online Word Search —Blue Letter Bible

Online Bibles —  Bible Versions


Bibles—Jesus Bible (NT in OT);

—Blue Letter Bible (OT in NT) See link above

—Study Bibles of all kinds


Click on the names below.  You can watch YouTube videos of the bible scholars who make the connection between the Older and Newer Testaments.


N.T. Wright

Richard Hays

Kenneth Bailey

John Goldingay


SLIDE: Exploring the connections between the Old Testament and New Testaments is important for our faith journey.

Pastor Pete Hartwig