Thursday, February 9, 2012

MrsDrPoe: Bible 101 Series

It's another Theology Thursday here on the blog!  As always, I invite you to open up your Bibles with me as we look at a small portion of God's Word.

As the book of Hebrews emphasizes, Christians are under a new covenant, superior to that associated with the Law of Moses.  Often since we are under this new covenant, we spend most of our time in Bible study in the New Testament or simply the gospels.  It is crucial to our spiritual walks that we read and understand the commands we should follow as partners in this new covenant; however, the Old Testament also offers us important information about God, His character, and His promises.  

If we examine the Old Testament, we can see that God had a plan from the very beginning...and that plan was Christ.  Jesus Himself said in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:17-18, "'Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.'"  But when we do realize the benefit from examining the Old Testament, we tend to get bogged down in all the details- the names, places, nations, and battles-  and "miss the forest for the trees" so to speak.

Last week, we started a Sunday morning series of lessons called "Bible 101."  Essentially these four lessons (each Sunday morning at 9:55 am EST in February) will focus on the "big picture" of the Old Testament and how the major events in this part of the Bible point to Christ and the need for His perfect sacrifice for us.  I invite you all to join us for the remainder of the series.  If you're in the metro Atlanta area, feel free to stop by; if you're not, you can listen live online here.  I hope you can join us!  

Note: If you're reading this post after Feb 2012, this series of lessons can be found here.


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