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I imagine many Christians can increase their knowledge of the Minor Prophets.  Here’s a survey of the fourth book of the Minor Prophets: Obadiah.

Purpose: We will look at the authorship, purpose, structure and other aspects of the book of Obadiah so we would be more familiar with this part of the Bible and yearn to study it for ourselves.

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I imagine many Christians can increase their knowledge of the Minor Prophets.  Here’s a survey of the third book of the Minor Prophets: Amos.

Purpose: We will look at the authorship, purpose, structure and other aspects of the book of Amos so we would be more familiar with this part of the Bible and yearn to study it for ourselves.

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Darrell Bock and Mitch Glaser. Messiah in the Passover.  Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, May 12th 2017. 384 pp.

5 out of 5

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Have you ever wondered about how the Jewish Passover anticipate the Messiah?  Or perhaps you might wonder what is the connection between the Passover and the Lord’s Supper?  Or maybe you realized you simply don’t know anything about the Jewish Passover and you want to learn more about it and wonder what might be an available resource to learn more?  If so this is the book for you.

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The Bible’s Teaching of the Two Coming of the Messiah

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: Today we shall see the Bible’s teaching of two coming of the Messiah so that we would appreciate that God and the Messiah has been gracious and merciful so that in our appreciation we live for Him.

Isaiah’s Teaching of Two Coming

Daniel’s Teaching of Two Coming

Zechariah’s Teaching of Two Coming

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It’s Palm Sunday today.  This is observed by some Christians to recall Jesus’ final week before His crucifixion and resurrection.  The final week of Jesus’ life is indeed amazing.  It changed history.

For this Palm Sunday why won’t you consider immersing yourself in knowing the Messianic prophecies in the Bible?  Check out our “” and listen to them with your Bibles handy.  It’s a worthwhile endeavor for this week.

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In our post “” someone left two comments that I thought was worth responding to.  In this post I want to specifically respond to two sentences which the gentleman stated:

But still the voluminous text on a ‘unitarian’ GOD as presented by JV are more convincing.”

If Jesus Christ has existed from the begiining His name was never mentioned , its only in the NT that He appeared.”

Here’s my brief reply:

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Unfolding Mystery Edmund Clowney

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Recently there have been several books published on the topic of Jesus in the Old Testament.  While technically not a new book, P&R will be releasing the 25th Anniversary edition of The Unfolding Mystery on August 28th 2013.  In the introduction Edmund Clowney makes the point that it is possible to know a story from the Bible and yet miss the Bible’s story.  I agree with Clowney of the importance of seeing the Scripture as a whole pointing us towards Jesus Christ whether prophetically, typologically or directly.  This includes the Old Testament.  In nine chapters, Clowney provides the reader with a survey of selected passages from the Old Testament and how it points us towards Christ.  In most instances Clowney does this well.  I enjoyed how he observed the meaning of names of various Biblical characters has significance in anticipating Christ through a redeem lineage:  Seth is related lexically to the verb meaning “appoint” or “establish” that is echoing Genesis 3:15 of how God has appointed enmity between the Messianic “Seed” and the devil’s seed.  Abram’s name was changed to Abraham, meaning “father of a multitude” that reflects the promises of the Abrahamic Covenant.  Issac’s name meant laughter—with the mother Sarah laughing not in unbelief as she did previously but because of incredulous joy.  Israel’s name meant “God Prevails,” which indicate who really won when Israel wrestled with the Divine Angel of the Lord.  There were however instances that Clowney was trying too hard to put Christ into the text such as the account of Jacob wrestling in the dark was described by Clowney as foreshadowing Christ’s agony in the darkness of Gethsemane.  He also wrote that “the theocratic law of Israel as the people of God is continued in the church,” but also add that “its sanctions are spiritual, not physical.”  I would say the theocratic laws of Israel is for the state and not the church, and that they are not “spiritual,” if by spiritual Clowney means “non-physical,” since there can not be any such thing as a non-spiritual law if it’s coming from God.  This is not to take away the bigger portion of the book that is good, and that Clowney does a good job of unfolding Christ in the Old Testament.  The format of the book is also helpful:  Clowney’s granddaughter has written study and application questions that are included at the end of each chapter that are excellent for personal reflection and also group discussion.

NOTE: This book is provided to me free by Presbyterian and Reformed and Net Galley without any obligation for a positive review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.

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