The Gospel and the Witch of Endor

My favorite books about the Bible – the ones that get me thinking and talking with others, and rereading and thinking some more – are ones that break open some aspect of God’s story of […]

The Gospel and the Major Prophets

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 the Kings

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

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

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

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, […]

The Gospel and Joshua

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

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

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 […]

The Gospel and Leviticus

For a quick survey of the gospel in Leviticus, check out Four Things that Happen When You Study Leviticus for More than Ten Years and listen to John Haralson’s message on Leviticus 9.  John is […]