January 12, 2019 | The Common Thread, Part 1

God’s Everlasting Promise to Abraham

Did you know the Bible has a theme from end to end? It’s a continual story starting from Genesis to Revelation. Sometimes we look at it as a self-help book, picking what we want for ourselves and throwing out what we don’t need. But there is a covenantal theme that binds all the stories of the Bible together. In all the books, the characters of the Bible look back to a promise, a covenant we find in Genesis. The root of the promise is found in Abraham.

We begin a new series this week, The Common Thread: The connection between you and God’s promise to Abraham. This week we start at the beginning with God’s everlasting promise to Abraham found in Genesis 11—15. We’ll see how the promise is broken down into three parts: the land, the children, and the blessing.

As we walk through the Bible in this series, our hope is that you see the common thread that is binding all of us together; how God’s blessing to one man and the faith that followed, brought the biggest blessing: our Messiah.

Continue to Part 2

2018 Prophecy Conference Highlights

Each year The Friends of Israel holds prophecy conferences in select cities in the United States and Canada. We realize not everyone can join us so we have made available our 2018 Prophecy Conference highlights!

Now available in several formats; DVD, CD, and MP3, enjoy all 15 sessions from the series entitled, The Sign of His Coming—covering what Jesus said from the Mount of Olives in Matthew 24—25, which include His predictions about Jerusalem, the tribulation, and His Second Coming.

This series is an excellent tool for Bible studies, on your own or in a group.


Apples of Gold: I Will Dwell in the House of the Lord

Zvi said hello to a teacher and his pupils at a bus stop. The teacher was rude and did not respond to him. Zvi asked why he was being rude and the teacher explained that because he did not wear a covering on his head, he assumed he was an atheist. Zvi explained that a man-made law such as covering one’s head did not mean that those who did not choose to abide were atheists. The discussion between the teacher and Zvi eventually lead to Zvi’s belief in who the Messiah was..

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

Also heard on this week’s show:

»There is a Balm in Gilead, (Timothy Shaw, from the CD, Hymns of Comfort and Praise)
»When You Leave (Sergey Cheremisinov) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Comments 2

  1. Thank you ! What a connection to Abraham ! First GOD showed me, “Christ the Lord IS risen today”, and I received JESUS ! Later, I found out, thru Grandfather, I am Jewish !

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