Ern Baxter and the Word of God.
While recently doing some theological training with my pastor Dr Stanley Jebb, he impressed on me how important it is to get a wide and broad grip of the Word of God. One really helpful task was to go through each book of the Bible and assign it a sub-heading. This I did, but even more recently while pouring through my Ern Baxter Archive, I found Ern Baxter did exactly the same thing! Very tellingly after having typing it out, it can be seen that Ern's view of the Word of God was similar to C H Spurgeon's who saw Christ in ALL things.
So here it is. Ern Baxter's wide and broad grip on the Word of God:
Genesis - The Seed of the Woman.
Exodus - The Lamb for Sinners slain.
Leviticus - Our High Priest.
Numbers - The Star out of Jacob.
Deuteronomy - The Prophet like unto Moses and the Great Rock.
Joshua - The Captain of the Lord's Hosts.
Judges - The Messenger of Jehovah.
Ruth - Our Kinsman Redeemer and the Faithful Bridegroom.
1 Samuel - The Great Judge.
2 Samuel - The Princely King.
1 Kings - David's Choice.
2 Kings - The Holiest of All.
1 Chronicles - King by Birth.
2 Chronicles - King by Judgement.
Ezra - The Lord of Heaven and Earth.
Nehemiah - The Builder.
Esther - Our Mordecai.
Job - Our Daysman and our Risen Returning Redeemer.
Psalms - The Son of God and the Good Shepherd.
Proverbs - Our Wisdom.
Ecclesiastes - The One above the Sun.
Song of Solomon - The Great Church Lover, the One Altogether Lovely.
Isaiah - The Suffering and Glorified Servant.
Jeremiah - The Lord our Rightousness.
Lamentations - The Man of Sorrows.
Ezekiel - The Glorious God.
Daniel - The Smiting Stone and the Messiah.
Hosea - The Risen Son of God.
Joel - The Outpourer of the Spirit.
Amos - The Eternal Christ.
Obadiah - The Forgiving Christ.
Jonah - The Risen Prophet.
Micah - The Bethlehemite.
Nahum - The Bringer of Good Tidings.
Habbakuk - The Lord in His Holy Temple.
Zephaniah - The Merciful Christ.
Haggai - The Desire of All Nations.
Zechariah - The Branch.
Malachi - The Son of Rightousness.
Matthew - The King of the Jews.
Mark - The Servant of the Lord.
Luke - The Perfect Man.
John - The Son of God.
Acts - The Ascended Lord and Christ.
Romans - The Lord our Rightousness.
1 Corinthians - Our Resurrection.
2 Corinthians - Our Comforter.
Galatians - The End of the Law.
Ephesians - The Head of the Church.
Philippians - The Supplier of Every Need.
Colossians - The Fulness of the Godhead.
1 Thess - The Comer for His Church.
2 Thess - The Faithful Establisher.
1 Timothy - The Mediator.
2 Timothy - The Bestower of Crowns.
Titus - Our Great God and Saviour.
Philemon - The Payer of Our Debt.
Hebrews - Fulfiller of Types and the Rest of Faith.
James - The Lord Drawing Nigh.
1 Peter - The Victorious Sufferer.
2 Peter - The Lord of Glory.
1 John - The Way.
2 John - The Truth.
3 John - The Life.
Jude - Our Security.
Revelation - The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Lamb of God, the Bright Morning Star and the Final Consumation of All Things.