Luke 24:25-27 NIV
He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!  Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”  And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
Jesus is the heart of the Bible. The Old Testament builds up to his coming, showing us why he had to come and what he came for – to restore the world to a knowledge of and living relationship with his Father. The Gospels describe his life and how he gave himself completely to his Father and us in order to fulfil this mission, and the rest of the New Testament works through the implications of his coming for us and who we are and how we live. Revelation provides a counterpart and fellow bookend to Genesis, one describing the worlds creation and the other its recreation and restoration. To understand Jesus you need to read the Bible, all of it, and to understand the Bible, you need to see it as pointing to him.
Father, thank you for the Bible, your Word, and for your Son, the Living Word, and your Spirit which helps us to grasp and understand both.