March 02, 2019 | The Common Thread, Part 8

God’s Promise to Abraham finds its “Yes!” in Christ

Can you believe we’re already in week 8 of The Common Thread series? We hope you are seeing how one covenant between Abraham and God has impacted the entire world. This week we see the blessing of this covenant through the Messiah. You’ve heard it said that the entire Old Testament points to the coming of Jesus. Chris will show us how the promise to Abraham in Genesis 12 points us to Jesus. But did Israel see it this way? They were looking for someone to rescue them from the bonds of the Romans. However, Jesus came to rescue them but not from the Romans, but instead to save them from their sins.

To the Jewish people in Israel, they were waiting for the Messiah to rescue them from physical oppression, just like with the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, and the Greeks. They saw deliverance as physical but God saw it as spiritual. Sometimes we can forget that this is all part of the plan of God. Jesus never said to His Jewish brothers and sisters that since they rejected Him, He was through with them. It’s part of a bigger plan to bless the world through Jesus.

This week we are ending the program by talking about our most recent issue of Israel My Glory. Steve Conover sits down with Chris to talk about his article on the resurrection, “Incontestable.” Chris will talk about the evidence of Jesus rising from the grave.

If you’ve missed the previous episodes of this series, you can find them in our Archives.

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Music

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


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