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1 Samuel 22:6-23 — Kings and priests and spears, oh my

January 31, 2019. The world’s idea of a king is sitting under a tree with a spear in his hand. At the cross, we see God’s idea of a king hanging on a tree with a spear in his side.

1 Samuel 24:1-22 — God is out to get you

January 14, 2019. The king of mercy establishes his kingdom not by killing his enemies, but by forgiving us. And then we see how badly we have misjudged him.

Numbers 11:10-15 — The insufficient savior.

December 18, 2018. Jesus is the true and better Moses who died to satisfy his people with his own flesh.

Matthew 13:31-33 — The kingdom of heaven is like sin

November 13, 2018. Jesus is the humble seed who died and was put in the ground, ushering in a kingdom that spreads irresistibly throughout the whole world.

2 Samuel 6:1-15 — Too close for comfort

October 30, 2018. Jesus is the true and better Ark, who shed his own blood so that sinners who touch him are brought to life.

Joshua 24:1-28 — The thing about spiritual pageantry.

October 26, 2018. Jesus is the true and better Joshua who takes the curse hanging over his sinful people.

Genesis 22:7-14 — Calvary: the dress rehearsal.

March 31, 2018. The lie of Abraham was, in fact, a prophetic truth at the heart of redemption: God will provide for himself the Lamb.

Numbers 11:1-9 — (I can’t get no) Satisfaction.

February 16, 2018. Jesus is the true manna that brings dead hearts to life, both sustaining and satisfying the people of God.

Matthew 13:45-46 — Economics for Dummies

January 11, 2018: Jesus is the merchant who gave up everything to make one glorious purchase and show his people that, in the kingdom’s economy, true wealth means losing everything to gain him.

Genesis 22:1-6 — Dead, figuratively speaking.

January 5, 2018: Two fathers prepare their sons as offerings; Abraham’s would be spared, but the son of God would not.

Numbers 5:11-31 — Finishing your drink.

December 21, 2017. Jesus is the husband with the guilty wife who stands before the Lord and finishes her cup. And, in the exchange, gives her something new to savor in place of her sin.

Acts 21:15-26 — Win by submission

December 8, 2017. Jesus gave up all of his rights and submitted not only to chains, but to death, in order to fix our broken relationship with God. He restored the most hopelessly broken relationship in the most costly way imaginable, and we enjoy our fellowship with God at his expense.