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Sign Acts: The Weird, Wonderful World of Prophetic Communication
September 12, 2018 by Whitney Woollard
If you’ve ever read the Prophets, you know they seem a little weird. Sure, there’s cherished passages like God’s promise to give his people a future and a hope in Jeremiah 29:11 or a new heart and new spirit in Ezekiel 36:26. But on the way to these beloved texts you come across strange scenes like Jeremiah smashing jars before an audience and Ezekiel baking bread over human waste (yes, poop). There’s also that episode of Isaiah walking around naked for three years. Weird, right? Well, yes and no.
The Sermon on the Mount and Jesus as the New David
August 16, 2018 by Patrick Schreiner
The Gospel of Matthew is a rich storehouse of goods that only makes sense in light of the Old Testament Scriptures. In the last post, we looked at how Matthew is about fulfillment and how Matthew compares Jesus to Moses in the famous Sermon on the Mount. In this post, I want to explain that Jesus is not only the new Moses in the sermon but also the new David.
The Sermon on the Mount and Jesus as the New Moses
August 15, 2018 by Patrick Schreiner
The first evangelist presents Jesus as the fulfillment of the long-awaited hopes and dreams of Israel. Although Matthew compares Jesus to many figures, Moses takes a prominent position. Some are surprised to learn that Jesus is never directly given a title such as, “the prophet like Moses” or even “the new Moses.” Some even question whether the Mosaic imagery in Matthew exists.
Lamentations: The Volatile Voice of Grief
June 25, 2018 by Whitney Woollard
Lamentations isn’t a “feel-good” book. Actually, it’s a total downer. It’s a collection of five laments or “funeral” poems (poems of sorrow and mourning) that give voice to the grief of God’s people in the wake of Jerusalem’s fall and Judah’s demise in 587 BC. The book mourns the day, warned of by the prophets, when God became like an enemy to Israel, giving them over to Babylon because of their chronic disregard for his covenant. 2 Kings 24-25 and Jeremiah 52 give you the facts; Lamentations gives you the emotions, emotions that are raw, honest, dark, and even volatile at times. That’s why this is the book of grief in the Bible.
The Bible Project is on the Amazon Firestick
June 1, 2018 by The Bible Project
It is our goal to not only make The Bible and its overall story leading to Jesus more accessible but that our content is also accessible. We are happy to announce a new cool way to connect with our videos, the Amazon Firestick!
The Sense of an Ending: What is the real last book of the Old Testament?
May 16, 2018 by Amber Dillon
This week, we are addressing a question that many of you may already be clued in on, but many will not. Ready for it? The Old Testament didn’t originally conclude with the book of Malachi. (What? Say that again?) Turn to any Bible you have right now and look at the table of contents. The last book in the Old Testament is definitely Malachi, but I’ll explain more.
The Land: A Thermometer of Covenantal Faithfulness
May 4, 2018 by Whitney Woollard
The land plays an important role in the Bible. Genesis begins with humans living in the Lord’s presence in a divinely gifted land and Revelation ends with redeemed humans living in the Lord’s presence in a fully renewed land. Everything in between is the development of God’s people in (and out) of God’s land. So we can’t relegate “the land” to the role of scenic background or maps. We need to take “the land” seriously and appreciate its ongoing significance for us today.
Covenants: The Backbone of the Bible
April 4, 2018 by Whitney Woollard
We don’t talk a lot about covenants today. But we should. They’re one of the most important themes in the Bible because they act as the skeletons upon which the entire redemptive story is built. They’re like the backbone of the Bible. From Genesis on, God enters into one formal relationship after another (i.e., covenants) with various humans in order to rescue his world. These divine-human relationships push that narrative forward until it reaches its climax in Jesus. Thus, to tell the story of God redeeming his people through Jesus is to tell the story of God’s covenantal relationship with his people.
The Bible Project is on Apple TV
March 1, 2018 by The Bible Project
It is our goal to not only make The Bible and its overall story leading to Jesus more accessible but that our content is also accessible. We are happy to announce a new cool way to connect with our videos, Apple TV!
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