OT19: Why read the Old Testament?

This week, Tyler Smiley, Lakewood’s Associate Missions Pastor, talks about the importance of reading the Old Testament.  Produced by Kim Nichols

OT19 | NT Connection (Jan 26)

NT Connect: Romans 4:1-25 Weekly Reading: Genesis 11-15 Abraham and the Righteousness of Faith The five chapters we read this week form the foundation of so much of the rest of the Bible. Genesis 11 recounts the story of human pride in the story of the Tower of Babel. God scattered the people and confused their … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (Jan 19)

NT Connect: Hebrews 11:7; 2 Peter 2:4-10  Weekly Reading: Genesis 6-10 Noah’s Faith and God’s Faithfulness The Flood is an account of God’s judgment. Genesis 6:5 records how “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (Jan 12)

NT Connection – John 1:1-5; Romans 5:12-21 Weekly Reading: Genesis 1-5 Jesus in Genesis When the New Testament writers look back at the start of Genesis, they tell us two important truths about Jesus: he is God the Creator, and he is the new Adam. In other words, the beginning of Genesis points to Jesus … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (Jan 5)

Weekly Reading: T – Matt. 5:17-20 | W – 2 Tim. 3:10-17; 2 Pt. 1:21 | Th – 1 Cor. 10:1-13 | F – Lk 24:12-35 | OT Connection – Isaiah 55:10-11 The Value of the OT It might seem strange to begin an Old Testament reading plan with five days of reading in the New … Continued