Old vs New

I’m sure you have heard the phrase “out with the old and in with the new”. That pertains to quite a few things: clothes, furniture, jobs, attitudes, etc. But does it pertain to the Bible? I have heard and read that the Old Testament is just that…Old…and that we should only read the New Testament. That what was before Jesus is just not so anymore. Have you heard that? Which do you read?  
Have you even considered what the Old Testament is about? Well we know it’s about creation and Noah’s Ark and a great story of Joseph and his technicolor dream coat and let’s not forget Jonah and the whale. But is that all it’s really about? I will admit the Old Testament is hard to read and understand but have you read it and suddenly realized “hey I think they are talking about the coming of Jesus the Messiah”?
To get a glimpse of this lets take a look at just a few verses in the Old Testament that points to Jesus.  
Isaiah 9:6 – For to us a child is born, to is a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Might God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 7:14 – Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Micah 5:2 – But you, O Bethlehem Ephratah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.
Head to the New Testament and check out the complete ancestral genealogy in Luke 3:23-38 which shows Jesus back to Adam. 
If you have access to a study Bible or concordance, these are great tools to research how the Old Testament points to Jesus.

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