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Salvation Stories in the OT: Look and Live

Recently I’ve been singing the hymn I share at the end of this post – Look to Jesus, now, and live! This is the gist of the story we find in Numbers 21:4 – 9. The story The Israelites had disobeyed God, choosing not to enter the promised land. So God told them they would…

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Romans 11:1-36: The Olive Tree Planted by God

I, the Lord, once called them a thriving olive tree, beautiful to see and full of good fruit. But now I have sent the fury of their enemies to burn them with fire, leaving them charred and broken. “I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, who planted this olive tree, have ordered it destroyed. For the people of Israel and Judah…

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Romans 9: God’s Relationship to Israel

Introduction Romans is written in four movements with a unifying theme – the gospel is God’s good news promised to us even in the Law and Prophets! Chapters 1 – 4 reveal God’s righteousness and that our salvation comes by faith in the work of Jesus. Chapters 5 – 8 teach us that we have…

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