OT19 | NT Connection (December 28)

NT Connect: Matthew 11:25-28 Weekly Reading: Isaiah 51-55 Come to Jesus “Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live.” –Isaiah 55:3 These words from the prophet Isaiah echoed through the centuries, until they found their fullness on the lips of Jesus Christ when he said, “Come to me, all of … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (December 21)

NT Connect: Acts 13:13-52 Weekly Reading: Isaiah 45-50  Light for the Nations This week’s OT reading led us through Isaiah 45-50. Isaiah 49:1-7 speaks of a Servant who brings salvation to sis people. Who is this Servant? This Servant is Jesus Christ, to whom several meaningful descriptions are given. He is God’s servant and warrior … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (December 14)

NT Connect: Matthew 12:9-21 Weekly Reading: Isaiah 40-44 Bruised Reed In Matthew 12, Jesus’ healing of the man with a withered hand leads to conflict with the religious leaders. Jesus withdraws from the synagogue, and we read, “Many followed him, and he healed them all” (Matthew 12:15). Matthew then asserts that this healing ministry was … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (December 7)

NT Connect: Matthew 4:12-23 Weekly Reading: Isaiah 7-12 People Walking in Darkness The Gospel writers, and especially Matthew, who is commonly noted to have been writing for a Jewish audience, saw Jesus as the ultimate fulfillment of the story for Israel. Over and over again, Matthew shows how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament. He teaches … Continued