Following a devastating locust invasion – unprecedented in its scope of damage – God instructed Joel to use the locusts as a living illustration of the judgment to come on Judah if they did not repent of their luke-warm, indifferent approach to God. In Joel 2:25, God says to Judah, “I will restore to you … Continue reading Minor Prophets with a Major Message: Joel
The Relationship Between the Old Testament Law & the New Testament
From time to time I am asked the following question: What the heck is the “Old Testament Law” and how does it relate to the New Testament? Here’s the "short" answer: (I realize the following response is not "short", but it's definitely shorter than it could be. 🙂 I’ll expound on this topic in a … Continue reading The Relationship Between the Old Testament Law & the New Testament
Where is Christ in the Old Testament? (Everywhere)
"When (Apollos) arrived [in Corinth], he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the [Old Testament] Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus." (Acts 18:27-28) Where does Jesus show up in our Bible? The Gospels? Nope. How about Genesis 1... Paul wrote in Colossians … Continue reading Where is Christ in the Old Testament? (Everywhere)
Christ in the Old Testament
"And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, [Christ] interpreted to them in all the [Old Testament] Scriptures the things concerning himself...These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” … Continue reading Christ in the Old Testament
What Does the Old Testament Say About Christ’s Resurrection?
This blog is by my good friend, Jonathan Mansur, youth pastor serving just outside Ft. Worth. Paul gives us the “gospel in a nutshell” in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. After each truth, Paul adds “in accordance with the Scriptures.” So….if a church member, or stranger off the street, asks us, “Ok. Tell me where in the … Continue reading What Does the Old Testament Say About Christ’s Resurrection?