CHAD BIRD - "The Christ Key"
An EDUCATIONAL, grace filled DAY!

April 29, 2023    10:00am-3:00p


St. James is proud to host Chad Bird speaking on, "The Christ Key: Unlocking the Mystery of Jesus in the Old Testament." 

The day will begin at 10:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM. There will be breaks and lunch. 
Tickets: $15.00 and advance purchase.
Tickets may be purchased by calling (216) 351-6499. Cash or check .
They can be picked up at St. James Lutheran church (4771 Broadview Rd.) by making arrangements with the church secretary.
Tickets are also available online at

Chad Bird is a scholar in residence at 1517. is a nonprofit organization that concentrates on delivering God’s promises to all people. Chad has served as a pastor, professor, and guest lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew. He holds master’s degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College. He has contributed articles to Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Modern Reformation, The Federalist, Lutheran Forum, and other journals and websites. He is also the author of several books, including Night Driving & Your God Is Too Glorious.The focus of his program will be Christ in the Old Testament.

The Christ Key: Unlocking the Mystery of Jesus in the Old Testament

We might picture the Old Testament as a vast mansion with many rooms: the creation room; the exodus room; the tabernacle, angel, and war rooms. The key to unlock each of these, and fully to understand what God is showing us in them, is Jesus the Messiah. We will take a tour of this Hebrew mansion and see how, in various ways, Jesus is mysteriously present in the life of ancient Israel. We will see him appearing under the guise of “the angel of the Lord.” He will give us pencil sketches of himself in men such as Melchizedek and David. He will reveal his mission of sacrifice in the architecture of the temple. The Christ key is God’s chosen means of unlocking the Old Testament for us.

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