Rejoicing is not an option for the people of God, it's a command as we see in Psalm 33.
Many fascinating parallels can be drawn between the account of Joseph in Genesis 37:1-36 and Matthew's account of Jesus' birth.
"Since then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought we to be?" We examine six exhortations for the manner of life a believer ought to lead from 2 Peter 3:11-18.
God promised blessings to Jacob in Genesis 28:13-15 and He has done the same for us as believers.
2 Peter 3:1-11 gives us the exhortation to hold to truth despite mockers who scoff at God's Word, promise, work, and the judgment.
As the angels ascended and descended upon the ladder in Jacob's dream, so believers ascend into heaven through Jesus Christ, as we see in Genesis 28:10-15.
The elders in Israel had intentionally set up stumbling blocks of sin before their faces, as we see in Ezekiel 14:1-23. God's command to such who turn from Him while claiming His name is simple: repent!
As the servant was seeking a bride for Isaac, so we as believers and servants of Christ are seeking for the elect, as we see in Genesis 24:32-67.
What is the condition of your heart? Do you rejoice in good times and hard? Are you ashamed to be called a Christian? This will reveal your condition, as we see in Luke 9:25-26.
The account of Abraham avowing his servant with detailed instructions to obtain a bride for his son typifies the covenant within the Godhead seeking a bride for Christ, as we see in Genesis 24.
Abraham and Isaac on Mt. Moriah are a marvelous picture of the Father, the Son, and the work of the atonement.
As we see in this Reformation sermon from Romans 1:16-18, the gospel of grace alone through Christ's righteousness alone, is the only one that gives us what we fundamentally need: holiness, wisdom, righteousness, and redemption.
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