The Gospel and the Major Prophets

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Years ago, I was asked to teach on Jesus and His kingdom in the Old Testament. There were a few other teachers, and the books of the Old Testament were divided among us. One got […]

The Gospel and Ecclesiastes

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Sometimes life just doesn’t make any sense! Why does it seem that forces of chaos and darkness roam with impunity? Why is it that the good, the true, and the beautiful are seldom elevated, while […]

The Gospel and the Kings

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I Kings 8:56 “Blessed be the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses […]

The Gospel and I Samuel 8-31

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by Kelsey Hency Recently a prominent businessman in London fielded a question about the queen’s tax-payer-funded personal budget. This financially savvy Englishman said, “Give her whatever she wants. She is the Queen of England.” Whether […]

The Gospel and I Samuel 1 – 7

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Check out the opening post in this series, The Gospel and Old Testament, here.  The first chapters of I Samuel open with the story of a character, Hannah, whose role in the Old Testament quickly […]

The Gospel and Ruth

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The book of Ruth is a favorite for many women, especially young single ones, for good reason. What could be more romantic than the story of a young woman who finds herself far from home, […]

Gospel and Judges

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The events in the book of Judges occur between the death of Joshua and the birth of Samuel and kingship of Saul. In the book, God’s children long for good leadership. “Since the conquest of […]

The Gospel and Joshua

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The name Joshua is the English version of the Hebrew phrase, Yeshua saves. The English version of the same phrase from Greek is … Jesus. By its very name, the book of Joshua is deeply […]

The Gospel and Deuteronomy

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If Leviticus is about God dwelling with His people, Deuteronomy is a book about His children bearing His image. Deuteronomy is about God calling His people back to reflect Him and His glory. What do […]

The Gospel and Numbers

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Overview Numbers is the fourth book of the five-volume Pentateuch which opens the Old Testament and establishes the origins of the nation of Israel. The English title “Numbers” comes from the two God-ordered censuses recorded […]