The Gospel According to the Old Testament

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The Gospel According to Daniel

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Listen to this message. Scripture for this message: Isaiah 43:1-15 Daniel 3:8-30 Daniel 6:1-28 Matthew 13:36-43, 13:47-50 Romans 2:1-5 Ephesians 2:1-10   How do these stories reflect the gospel and the characteristics of God? God’s Wrath Rules have been established and breaking those rules results in a punishment of death. The punishment is deserved as […]

Despair and Hope in the Midst of Ministry

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Listen to this message. Scripture for this message: Jeremiah 20:7-13 Jeremiah 19:14-20:6 Colossians 1:15-20 Throughout life God calls us to various actions that require a wide range of commitments.  Sometimes these actions we are called to go well; other times they do not.  These failures often raise anger and doubt with God as to why […]

Introduction to Amos

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Listen to this message. Scripture for this message: Amos 1:1-2, 5:18:24, 9:11-15 Amos was a shepherd that lived in a small town south of Jerusalem that God called to go to the northern kingdom (Israel) to proclaim His message. Two main sins of Israelites during Amos’ time: Religious syncretism (Worshiping more than one god and combining […]

Rest, Remember, and Celebration

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Scripture for this message: Leviticus 23:1-44 Genesis 2:2 Exodus 20:8-11 Colossians 2:16-17 Mark 2:27-3:6 Acts 2:1-8 Hebrews 10:19-25 When we reach the point of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion it is hard to remember the right spots in life. God in his wisdom has woven into the fabric of life rest, remembering, and celebration. […]

Who Do I Have to be to be Close to God?

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Scripture for this message: Psalm 24:1-6 Leviticus 8:6-12, 21:1-24 Deuteronomy 33:8-11 Hebrews 6:19, 9:23-26, 10:19-22, 7:25 1 Peter 2:4-9 Romans 12:1-2 Hebrews 4:14-16, 13:12-16   Who can stand in God’s holy place?  The person who is blameless. Without God’s help, no one is blameless and thus, cannot be in God’s presence.  But God made provisions […]

What Should I Do to be Close to God?

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Scripture for this message: Leviticus 1-7 Micah 6:6-8 Hosea 6:6 Psalm 51:16-17 Romans 3:25 1 Peter 1:17-19 Ephesians 5:1-2 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 Hebrews 13:10-16 Romans 12:1-2 1 Peter 2:4-5 Five Offering Sacrifices in Leviticus: olah – Burnt offering (Lev. 1; 6:8-13) Literally means “rising up”. Done every morning and evening every day (Num. 28:1-8). Atonement […]

Holy Places

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Listen to this message. Scripture for this message: Psalm 42:1-2, 84:1-10 Genesis 2:4-17 Romans 8:19-21 Genesis 8:20-22 Genesis 25-31, 36-40 1 Chronicles 17:1-15 John 1:1-14, 2:18-21 1 Peter 3:18-20 Matthew 27:51 Ephesians 2:19-22 1 Peter 2:4-5 2 Corinthians 6:16 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Revelation 21:22 Where do you like to go when you want to be close […]