Jun 11, 2010

Criswell on Preaching from the Old Testament

"A man honors God when he preaches from the Old Testament, because
in its pages are the foundational truths of the gospel. The New Covenant is built on the Old Covenant. If one is to understand and to appreciate the New, one must read, study, preach, and teach the Old. The Old Testament contains Christ, as Jesus explained to the disciples on the road to Emmaus. 'Beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself'(Luke 24:27). How could a man improve on that? What a blessed privilege to stand and preach the unsearchable riches of Christ from the pages of the Old Testament."

W. A. Criswell, "Preaching from the Old Testament," in Tradition and Testament: Essays in Honor of Charles Lee Feinberg, ed. John S. Feinberg and Paul D. Feinberg (Chicago: Moody, 1981), 294.

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