- Mar 1, 2020
- Finding Christ in the Old Testament
- Ty Thomas
The Garden of Eden was surely the most beautiful place on earth, and to be given full access to everything with the exception of one tree would be wonderful. Why then did Eve ignore the warning that God gave her and Adam? It’s is because of Satan. Satan appeared to Eve as a snake (Kind of appropriate) and told her she wouldn’t die and to ignore God’s warning. She succumbed to the snake’s temptation and ate it, and with it sin entered into the world
- March 8, 2020
- The Unfolding Mystery - Week 2
- Ty Thomas
The story of Abraham and Sarah is well known. Both of them were advanced in years (code for Very Old), and way past the normal child bearing age. They both laughed when God told them He would give them a child. He honored His promise and gave him a son, they named him Isaac. God told Abraham to take the boy to mount Moriah and sacrifice him. When there, Isaac was bound and place on the sacrifice altar. This is where God intervened and said to Abraham don't kill Isaac but He would provide a substitute..The lamb substituted for Isaac is analogous to Jesus being our substitute for His great sacrifice on the cross.
- March 15, 2020
- God With Us
- Josué Villatoro
The birth of Jesus is announced amid a stressful time for Israel. Isaiah promises Ahaz that God will destroy his enemies and tells him to ask God for a sign that this is a true prophecy. A sign, in this context, means a special event which confirms the prophet's words. Ahaz's sign will be the birth of a son to a virgin. Immanuel, God with us
- March 22, 2020
- The Coming Messiah
- Dan Schoepf
Today in the series, we are exploring the book of Zechariah. Zechariah wanted the people to live godly lives and perhaps it’s significant that there is more mention of the coming Messiah in this book than in the other minor prophet books combined. Read Ezechiel Ch. 9 9Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. A clear reference to the (first) coming of King, Jesus. The second coming of our Lord and Savior will be to bring peace to a broken world.
- March 29, 2020
- The Son of Man
- Ty Thomas
The most common name that Jesus used to refer to Himself is “The Son of Man”. It is sometimes compared to the “Lamb of God”. While it could be used to merely describe a human being, in these instances, it means much more. He was spiritually conceived but was birthed by Mary and born as her son. Because he is both God and man at the same time, He is able to understand and sympathize in our weaknesses, but because He is sinless, He is the only one who could redeem us.