OT19 | New Testament Connections

OT19 | NT Connection (March 16)

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NT Connect: Romans 8:18-39 Weekly Reading: Genesis 46-50 God Is Always at Work Most of us are ashamed of the challenging, regretful, sometimes traumatic, experiences of our past.  As a result, we usually prefer to leave the pain and memories associated with those circumstances in the past.  Yet, that doesn’t tend to be God’s preference. … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (March 9)

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NT Connect: James 1:2-4 Weekly Reading: Genesis 41-45 Rejoice in Suffering When we read the account of Joseph and his interactions with the brothers who had betrayed him, we can read and see quickly the good that comes out of it in just a few short chapters.  For Joseph, I am sure that living in … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (March 2)

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NT Connect: Matthew 26:14-16, 27:3-10 Weekly Reading: Genesis 36-40 Sold for Our Deliverance It is amazing how wretched sin is. This week we read chapter 37 of Genesis about Joseph’s dreams and how his brothers were jealous of the affection and attention he got from their father. This jealousy consumed them and led them to … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (Feb. 23)

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NT Connect: Galatians 1:10 Weekly Reading: Genesis 31-35 Living for Self v. Living for God As has been mentioned in our OT19: Eden to Exile, it might seem strange to read the Old Testament with an “eye bent toward the New Testament.” However, as we read, we are reminded of the beautiful connection between God’s … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (Feb. 16)

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NT Connect: 2 Corinthians 1:20 Weekly Reading: Genesis 26-30 Yes and Amen My earliest memories of Sunday School include vanilla wafers, cardboard blocks that looked like red and white bricks, and Mary Partridge playing the piano for assembly in the children’s department. There were also lessons about Jacob. He had a ladder and we were … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (Feb. 9)

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NT Connect: Hebrews 11:8-22 Weekly Reading: Genesis 21-25 The Proof of Genuine Faith We sometimes look at our Christian walk and can only see our failures. Healthy self-examination can be a good thing; however, it can easily become unhealthy introspection. In those times, it is good to be reassured that God views us not as … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (Feb. 2)

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NT Connect: Galatians 3:1-29 Weekly Reading: Genesis 16-20 The One Promised to Abraham Last week in our Genesis reading, we saw that God made promises to Abraham regarding blessing, land, and offspring. Scripture tells us that in response, Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness (Gen.15:6). Abraham believed that God would keep … Continued

OT19 | NT Connection (Jan 26)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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