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Bible Trek 2015 - The Gospel Seen in Joshua

In the book of Joshua, we see two types of Christ; Joshua and the Good Land. The Hebrew name Joshua translated into Greek and English is Jesus; so Joshua was a real picture and prefigure of Christ. Joshua was chosen by God to continue after Moses to bring the Children if Israel into the good land.

Bible Trek 2015 - The Five Offerings of Leviticus 1 - 7

Leviticus begins by saying that God called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, or the tabernacle. This is a change from Exodus, where God spoke to His people from the mountain. God’s desire was to come down and meet with His people. Chapters 1-7 reveal Five Offerings that were required of the Children of Israel: the burnt offering, meal offering, peace offering, sin offering, and the trespass offering. We may wonder why God required these five basic offerings in order to satisfy Him.

Bible Trek 2015 - The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

When God called Moses to deliver the children of Israel from Egypt He said: “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”. With these three patriarchs, we see the Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God gave Abraham the experience of Knowing God as the Father, showing that everything comes from God. He gave Isaac the experience of knowing the enjoyment of the Son, showing that everything the Son has is from the Father.

Do Business Until I Come

We, have come to know our Lord Jesus Christ in many aspects: as the Prince of Peace, The Mighty God, Wonderful Counselor, The Alpha and the Omega, etc. and the list goes on and on, but we may never have seen our Lord as a “Business Man”. In Luke 19:13 He says: “do business until I come”. This word is spoke unto his disciples in a parable where the Lord likens Himself to a prince who gives his servants coins and tells them to invest the money and make an interest until He returns.

The Good Shepherd

Jesus calls Himself the Good Shepherd in John 10. He then warns us to beware of others that involve themselves with the sheep, especially the thieves, robbers, hired hands, strangers and wolves. The thieves and robbers sneak into the fold, “climbing in by another way.” These are ones that steal, kill, and destroy the sheep. So, the sheep are warned not to follow any strange voice, because a strange voice will result in hurt. Others are hired hands that do not have a malicious intent, but run when they are needed most, that is, when the wolf comes.

To Proclaim the Good News - A Sower Went Out to Sow

Jesus began His ministry on earth by announcing that He was anointed to proclaim the good news to the poor, the captives, the blind, and the oppressed (Luke 4:18-19). Later, He depicted Himself as a sower (Matt. 13). This parable described a particular kind of sower. Instead of being a farmer who plows straight rows in a cultivated ground, this sower spread seed everywhere, including the road, rocky soil, the weed patch, and the good ground. As someone might expect, three of the four grounds did not produce fruit.

The Priestly Caring for the Lampstand

In Exodus 25:31-40, God gives Moses the instructions for making the Lampstand. “You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand shall be made of hammered work: its base, its stem, its cups, its calyxes, and its flowers shall be of one piece with it. And there shall be six branches going out of its sides, three branches of the lampstand out of one side of it and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side of it” (Exo. 25:31-32). The care of the lamps was a daily and continual responsibility, given in Exodus 30:2-8.


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