Our journey

The Old Testament is one long journey; it's the comings and the goings of God's people. Trapped and enslaved in Egypt. Eventual freedom, which leads to a long and difficult journey -- difficult enough that at times life back in Egypt seems preferable. Eventual arrival in the land of promise, and the challenges that go…

Thoughts on the Fulfillment of Scripture

Thanks to some encouragement from Alice, I'm back. This morning, I was reading some of John's account of Good Friday. Several times, John 19 points to scripture being fulfilled in the events around Jesus' crucifixion (specifically, verse 24, 28-30, & 36-37). Except for verses 28-30, John quotes the OT passages he has in mind. What…

Why the OT, part 2

In my last post, I discussed how important it is for the Church to read and learn from the Old Testament. This time, I want to say more about how we actually go about doing that. First thing to keep in mind as you read the OT: it is first. As I described in the…