OT19 | NT Connection (June 29)

NT Connect: Matthew 1:18-25 Weekly Reading: Deuteronomy 34; Joshua 1-4 What’s in a Name? When I hear the name Moses, I immediately am transported back to my elementary days in Children’s Church singing at the top of my lungs, “Pharaoh, Let my People Go!” And when I hear the name Joshua, I remember singing about … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (June 22)

NT Connect: John 3:1-15 Weekly Reading: Numbers 12-14, 16, 21 Lifted Up and Looked Upon This week in Numbers, we see the Israelites as a people who have so quickly forgotten the faithfulness of the Lord to rescue them from Pharaoh. Despite the warnings the Lord gave them through Moses (Numbers 11:1, 14:2), the Israelites … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (June 15)

NT Connect: Romans 3:21-26 Weekly Reading: Leviticus 16-19, 23 Day of Atonement In Old Testament times, the “Day of Atonement” was the holiest and most solemn day of the year. This was the one day of the year when the High Priest of Israel was permitted to enter into the holy of holies to atone … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (June 8)

NT Connect: Hebrews 5:1-10 Weekly Reading: Leviticus 8-10, 21-22 Christ Our Passover Lamb Our readings in the Old Testament this week have been spread throughout the book of Leviticus in order to concentrate on the priesthood. Priests were the mediators – the go-betweens – for God and his people. They were set apart as representatives … Continued

Spiritual Practices

In our journey as Christ followers, I believe we are called to grow in our relationship with God, but how do we do that? What are we called to do as Christ followers? I kept going back to what Jesus said when asked what the most important commandment in the law of Moses was: “Love … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (June 1)

NT Connect: 2 Corinthians 5:21 Weekly Reading: Leviticus 1-6 Christ: Our Guilt Offering I have often thought that the book of Leviticus is difficult for Christians to read, let alone enjoy. It comes right after the incredible stories of Exodus, and it appears to be one regulation after another. The laws seem so distant from … Continued