The man, Christ Jesus, towers above the landscape of history. Anyone taking a glance backwards, surveying the ideologies and actions of men, will not fail to notice the great mountain peak that stands out so vividly in the life and death of this one individual. But prior to his coming, there was a great crescendo of expectation fuelled by prophecies that predicted a future Messiah. This short series looks a few of these prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures, and seeks to unravel the reasons God sent him and the reasons we need him.