As we conclude our series on the kingdom of Israel, we turn to Jesus who seemed to be leading us away from an interest in preserving traditions. He was creating something new. When questioned about this, Jesus explained exactly this – something new is now here and we cannot do things in an old, futile way any longer.
At the end of the Old Testament period, Malachi is the last prophet to speak from God. Then there is 400 years of silence until John begins to prepare the way for Christ. What we see in this period of God’s silence is the trajectory towards extreme legalism. What is the problem with legalism and how can we guard our hearts against…
As God brings the Jews back to the Promised Land after exile, their faith is revived and they begin to re-establish vibrant faith in the Land.
Easter Sunday, 2021. From 1 Corinthians 15:12-28, What is resurrection is not possible? But in fact, it is possible since Christ rose, we too shall rise!
We look at a few spiritual realities pictured through physical things that happened at the cross, from Matthew 27:22-56
On Palm Sunday, 2021, we notice how Jesus looks for any fruit in the sacrificial system of first century Judaism. Like the barren fig tree that He looked for fruit on, He likewise found no good hanging on the bows of Temple worship. From Mark 11:1-26
We continue our study of the nation of Israel in the period of exile in Babylon. From 2 Chronicles 26:11-21.
In contrast to the Northern Kingdom of Israel, the Southern Kingdom of Judah alternated godly and wicked kings. In this sermon, we talk about one bright star in the bunch, Josiah, who turned to the Lord beyond all those before or after him.
In the books of I and II Kings, we hear the stories of the northern kingdom of Israel and of the southern kingdom of Judah. In the north, every king had no heart for God and it went from bad to worse as each king departed even further compared to the one before.
Solomon was a man with inner conflict. On one side he had a close relationship with the Lord, on the other he loved this world.