Jesus In All Of The Bible

We believe the only path to transformative Bible engagement is to see Jesus and his gospel wherever you are in the story. Through this podcast we will do just that. In just a few minutes, each episode will look at what is happening in the text and how it points to Jesus.

Religion & Spirituality
Christianity
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Luke 22:2-65: The Last Supper
This Bible study devotional covers Luke 22:2-65. In this passage Jesus shares a final meal with his disciples and is betrayed by Judas. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 22:2-65 we see Jesus as a new Passover lamb. When his blood is spread on the cross, we have a better salvation than what was purchased in Egypt.
4 min
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Luke 21:5-22:1: The Mount of Olives
This Bible study devotional covers Luke 21:5-22:1. In this passage Jesus predicts the destruction of the Temple and encourages his disciples to face persecution.
3 min
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Luke 19:28-21:4: The King Of Peace
This Bible study devotional covers Luke 19:28-21:4. In this passage we see Jesus entering into Jerusalem like a king and cleansing the temple with the authority of a Priest. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 19:28-21:4, we see that Jesus as the True King of the world and the great High Priest. In his kingdom, access to God and forgiveness of sin is not bought with money, but like the woman with the two pennies, by humbly offering everything we have.
3 min
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Luke 17-19:27: Zacchaeus And The Kingdom Of God
This Bible study devotional covers Luke 17-19:27. In this passage Jesus shares several parables about who enters the Kingdom of God is like and offers forgiveness to Zacchaeus. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 17-19:27, Jesus explains that if we, like Zacchaeus, trust in his message and crucified body our past will not count against us, and we will enter his kingdom.
4 min
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Luke 16: Lazarus And The Rich Man
This Bible study devotional covers Luke 16. In this passage we see Jesus rebuke the Pharisees for thinking that wealth was a sign of God’s blessing, through a parable about a poor man named Lazarus. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 16 we see Jesus that Jesus does not require a bank account or a savings account of good works that outweigh the bad. Jesus has come to save the poor both materially and spiritually.
4 min
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Luke 15: The Prodigal Son
This Bible study devotional covers Luke 15. In this passage we read three parables about lost things: A lost coin, a lost sheep, and a lost son. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 15 we see that Jesus is a loving Father who diligently looks for, finds, welcomes, and sacrifices for those who are lost.
3 min
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Luke 13:10-14:35: The Last Are First
This Bible study devotional covers Luke 13:10-14:35. In this passage we see how the kingdom of God grows imperceptibly among the “least” in the kingdom of God. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 13:10-14:35, we see the good news that Jesus’ invitation to experience salvation, healing, liberation, and honor comes to the last, first.
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Luke 12-13:9: Greed and Generosity
This Bible study devotional covers Luke 12-13:9. In this passage Jesus attacks the Pharisees’ greed and promises judgment to those who are corruptly wealthy. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 12-13:9, we see that while there is Judgment for the corruptly wealthy there is freedom and forgiveness in Jesus. He accepts us, not because we are rich, but because we trust in him.
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Luke 11: The Prince Of Demons
This Bible study devotional covers Luke chapter 11. In this passage we hear about Jesus’ confrontation with the Pharisees. They accuse Jesus of being filled with a demon, but Jesus responds that it’s their hypocrisy that’s truly demonic. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 11, we see that Jesus provides for us the Holy Spirit. Through Jesus, we don’t have to be blind like the Pharisees. Through Jesus, we can experience the overturning of Satan’s kingdom and the establishment of God’s kingdom in our lives.
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Luke 10: A Multiethnic Kingdom
This Bible study devotional covers Luke chapter 10. In this passage we hear that Jesus welcomes all people into his book of LIfe, not just Jews. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 10 we see that Jesus doesn’t require a certain type of performance or ethnic heritage. All he requires is his people choosing to sit, listen, and obey him.
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Luke 8:22-9: Who Is Jesus
This Bible study devotional covers Luke chapters 8:22-9. In this passage we answer the question “who is Jesus?” Jesus is the one prophesied in the Old Testament to save his people from their sins. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 8:22-9, we see that the Messiah, the prophesied one who will take away our sins, overturns our understanding of greatness on its head. He shows us that death and suffering are the paths to true life.
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Luke 7-8:21: Jesus Did Not Come For The Righteous
This Bible study devotional covers Luke chapters 7-:8:21. In this passage we see Jesus including people in his kingdom we do not expect, even while he excludes the people we assume God would favor. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 7-8:21, we see the good news that Jesus preached to the poor, the sinner, and the foreigner. Their neediness, not their religious performance, is all they need in order to be accepted by God.
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Luke 6: Healing On The Sabbath
This Bible study devotional covers Luke chapter 6. In this passage Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath and reveals the deep hypocrisy of the Pharisees who oppose him. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 6 we see Jesus as the one who both correctly interprets and fulfills the laws in the Old Testament.
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Luke 4:14-5:39: Opposition And Freedom
This Bible study devotional covers Luke chapters 4:14-5:39. In this passage Jesus begins his ministry and experiences the first waves of attacks from the Pharisees. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 4:-5:59 we see Jesus as the one who finally brings the year of Jubilee and freedom to everyone who is enslaved and to all who are sinners.
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Luke 3-4:13: Someone Greater Is Coming
This Bible study devotional covers Luke chapters 3-4:13. In this passage we’re introduced to John the baptist, Jesus is baptized and the Devil tempts Jesus. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 3-4:13, we see that Jesus succeeds where Adam fails. Jesus doesn’t succumb to Jesus’ temptation, but opens the door to a new and better creation for all people.
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Luke 1-2: Eyewitnesses To Jesus
This Bible study devotional covers Luke chapters 1-2. In this passage Luke explains why his Gospel is reliable by appealing to multiple eyewitnesses. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Luke 1-2 we see that the message of Jesus’ death and resurrection was is historically reliable because of the testimony of many witnesses.
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Mark 15:16-16:8: Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
This Bible study devotional covers Mark chapters 15:16-16:6. In this passage, we read about Jesus dying on a cross and rising from the grave. We also see Mark’s Gospel end with a strange note about the women’s fear upon seeing the empty tomb. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Mark 15:16-16:8, we see that Jesus conquered death and now asks us, “Who am I to you?”
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Mark 14-15:32: Anointed, Arrested, and Accused
This Bible study devotional covers Mark chapters 14-15:32. In this passage, we read about Jesus’ anointing, his arrest, and his sham trail and sentencing to death on a cross. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Mark 14-15:32, we see that Jesus stands accused for us so that we never have to be.
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Mark 13: The “End of the World”
This Bible study devotional covers Mark chapter 13. In this passage, we read about Jesus predicting the destruction of the temple in A.D. 70 that sounds, especially to the disciples, like the end of the world. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Mark 13, we see that Jesus is the ultimate temple who was destroyed, but who rose from the dead and is coming back to make our whole world new. So we are to stay alert and be on our guard, always ready for that great day.
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Mark 11-12: Entry, Fig Tree, and Temple
This Bible study devotional covers Mark chapters 11-12. In this passage, we read about Jesus’ triumphal entry, him cursing the fig tree, and disrupting the temple. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Mark 11-12, we see that Jesus is the king who comes to sacrifice himself for those of us who deserve to be cursed.
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Mark 9:33-10:52: Least and Greatest
This Bible study devotional covers Mark chapters 9:33-10:52. In this passage, we read about Jesus accepting the weak and marginalized children, but rejecting the strong and accepted rich young ruler. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Mark 9:33-10:52, we see that Jesus is the one who became weak and rejected to save us who finally admit that we are not as strong and accepted as we thought.
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Mark 8:27-9:32: Transfiguration and Unbelief
This Bible study devotional covers Mark chapters 8:27-9:32. In this passage, we read about Jesus’s transfiguration and hear the famous request, “Help my unbelief.” As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Mark 8:27-9:32, we see that Jesus is the Son of Man who will raise us from death and disbelief.
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Mark 6:14-8:26: Feeding the Thousands
This Bible study devotional covers Mark chapters 6:14-8:26. In this passage, we read about Jesus feeding the 5,000, feeding the 4,000, and walking on water. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Mark 6:14-8:26, we see that Jesus is God himself who sustains his people, saves the nations, and treads upon sin and death.
4 min
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Mark 4:35-6:13: Jesus Calms the Storm
This Bible study devotional covers Mark chapters 4:35-6:13. In this passage, we read about how Jesus calming the storm, healing the demoniac, and responding to the faith of two very different people. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Mark 4:35-6:13, we see that Jesus calms the storms of death, disease, demonization, and chaos in our lives by his authority as Lord.
3 min
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Mark 3:13-4:34: The Hidden Kingdom
This Bible study devotional covers Mark chapters 3:13-4:34. In this passage, we read about how Jesus and his message were rejected because of the hidden nature of the kingdom of God. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Mark 3:13-4:34, we see that Jesus is the one who can open our eyes to see the hidden truth of his kingdom - that our life comes through his death.
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Mark 2:18-3:12: Lord of the Sabbath
This Bible study devotional covers Mark chapters 2:18-3:12. In this passage, we read about Jesus offending the Pharisees and their interpretation of Scripture, especially concerning the Sabbath. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Mark 2:18-3:12, we see that Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath, not only because of who he is as the God who instituted it, but because he is the one who provides full and final Sabbath rest to all who believe in him.
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Mark 1:20-2:17: Jesus Takes Our Place
This Bible study devotional covers Mark chapters 1:20-2:17. In this passage, we read about Jesus reaching out to outcasts like lepers and tax collectors. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Mark 1:20-2:17, we see that Jesus heals us and brings us close to God, not just by coming to us, but by taking our place.
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Mark 1:1-1:20: The Kingdom is Here
This Bible study devotional covers Mark chapter 1:1-1:20. In this passage, we read about Jesus’ baptism, Satan tempting Jesus in the wilderness, and Jesus’ proclamation that the Kingdom of Heaven has come. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Mark 1:1-1:20, we see that Jesus is inaugurating a new kingdom by taking a throne, not through power, but through suffering on a cross.
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Matthew 27:62-28: Jesus' Resurrection
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew 27:62-28. In this passage we read about Jesus’ resurrection and what we call the Great Commission. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 27:62-28, we see that Jesus conquered death for us so that he can be with us always, both now and when he returns.
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Matthew 27:11-27:61: Jesus' Crucifixion
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew 27:11-27:61. In this passage we read about the crucifixion of Jesus. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 27:11-27:61, we see that Jesus’ death frees us from death, gives us access to God, and extends the offer of salvation to all nations.
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Matthew 26-27:10: Perfume And Passover
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew 26-27:10. In this passage we read about two meals. At one meal, Jesus is prepared for burial by a radical sacrifice of perfume. At another, Jesus shows how he fulfills the Passover feast in what we now call the Lord’s Supper, Communion, or the Eucharist. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 26-27:10, we see that Jesus went to the cross and the grave so that he could be the final Passover lamb that saves us from the wrath of God.
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Matthew 24-25: End Time Prophesies
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapters 24-25. In this passage we read about Jesus’ prediction about the temple’s destruction which, for his Jewish followers, would have been equated to the end of the world. Also, woven into this discussion are Jesus’ commands on how we should act knowing his return, at the end of the age, is imminent. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 24-25, we see that because Jesus could predict the destruction of the temple because when the temple of his body was destroyed on the cross he made an earthly temple unnecessary. We are now the temple of God, inhabited by the Holy Spirit.
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Matthew 21-23: Beware Of Religion
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapters 21-23. In this passage we read about Jesus’ constant run-ins with the Pharisees and the woes pronounced against them. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 21-23, we see that trusting in Jesus and believing he is the Messiah is the only sure-fire way to escape the religion of the Pharisees.
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Matthew 19-20: The Rich Young Ruler
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapters 19-20. In this passage we read several stories about Jesus’ grace and servant heart. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 19-20, we see that because Jesus does the good work to earn eternal life for us. This may seem impossible for anyone else, but with God, all things are possible.
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Matthew 18: Status, Sheep, And Servants
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapter 18. In this passage we see who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven and why God is the greatest of all because of his love and forgiveness. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 18, we see that Jesus took the highest place in God’s Kingdom by being a servant to all to save his sheep from an inescapable fate.
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Matthew 17:14-17:27: Taxes To Caesar
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapter 17:14-17:27. In this passage we read about two “son” related stories: Jesus healing the epileptic boy and Jesus being questioned about who should pay taxes to Caesar and the temple. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 17:14-17:27, we see that because Jesus has adopted us into God’s family, we are free in so many wonderful ways.
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Matthew 16:13-17:13: Who Is Jesus?
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew 16:13-17:13. In this passage we hear Jesus ask his disciples who they say he is. We also hear him say that since he is the Messiah, he must suffer and die. In this passage, we also see Jesus transfigured in glory. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 16:13-17:13, we see that Jesus is the promised Messiah who is God’s Son, shining in glory. Yet, we also see, that he also had to die on a cross in order to fulfill everything God had promised to do.
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Matthew 15-16:12: Jesus Feeds 4,000 Gentiles
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew 15-16:12. In this passage we read about Jesus miraculously feeding over 4,000 Gentiles. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 15-16:12, we see a sign that Jesus is bringing perfect and full salvation, not just for every tribe of Israel, but for every nation on earth.
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Matthew 14: Jesus Feeds 5,000 Jews
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapter 14. In this passage we read about Jesus feeding 5,000 Jewish men with only five loaves of bread and two fish. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 14, we see that this miracle points to how Jesus’ provision is better than Moses’, and how his authority is greater than John the Baptist’s.
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Matthew 13: Kingdom Parables
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapter 13. In this passage we hear several parables about the Kingdom of Heaven that point to one central theme - the Kingdom is hidden. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 13, we see that Jesus reveals himself to his own people, making known to them the greatest treasure - himself.
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Matthew 12: Jesus And The Sabbath
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapter 12. In this passage we read about the religious leaders' accusations against Jesus - that he is breaking the Sabbath. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 12, we see that Jesus fulfills the true meaning of the Sabbath by providing us with eternal and daily rest in him.
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Matthew 11: Is Jesus The Messiah?
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapter 11. In this passage we read about John’s disciples asking Jesus if he is the Messiah, or if they should wait for another one. Jesus answers by pointing to how he is healing the sick and proclaiming good news to the poor. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 11, we see that Jesus fulfills the role of the promised Messiah by healing our deepest sickness - sin - and giving us the good news that he will conquer death.
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Matthew 10: Jesus Sends The Disciples
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapter 10. In this passage we read about Jesus sending his disciples to proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 10, we see that Jesus offers salvation to anyone who receives his news, but just punishment for those who reject it.
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Matthew 8-9: Healing and Authority
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapters 8-9. In this passage we read about Jesus’ healing ministry and his authority over even the weather. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 8-9, we see that Jesus shows his power and authority to heal in order to point out the bigger miracle of healing he would do in his death and resurrection.
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Matthew 5-7: Sermon On The Mount
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapters 5-7. In this passage we read about Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 5-7, we see that Jesus not only properly defined and interpreted the Law of Moses, he fulfilled it for us.
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Matthew 4: Jesus' Temptation
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew 4. In this passage we read about Jesus’ temptation by Satan in the wilderness. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 4, we see that Jesus triumphs over temptation at the same place where Israel fell under it, thus earning us a way to defeat sin and Satan forever.
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Matthew 3: Jesus' Baptism
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew chapter 3. In this passage we read about John the Baptist and the time he baptized Jesus. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 3, we see that Jesus is the promised deliverer spoken of by the prophets who identifies with us so he can bear our sin.
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Matthew 1:18-2:23: Jesus' Genealogy
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew 1:18-2:23. In this passage we read about Jesus’ birth and how it maps on to the story of Moses, Israel, and the Exodus. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 1:18-2:23, we see that Jesus succeeds where Moses and Israel failed in order to bring a full and final exodus for us out of sin and death.
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Matthew 1:1-17: Genealogy
This Bible study devotional covers Matthew 1:1-1:17. In this passage Matthew lists out Jesus’ genealogy, highlighting his connection to both Abraham and David. As always, we are committed to showing you how to see the good news of the Gospel in every passage of Scripture. In Matthew 1:1-1:17, we see that Jesus fulfills the covenants made to both Abraham and David as their promised descendent.
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Deuteronomy 31-34: Moses Dies
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 31-34. In this passage we see the last words of Moses followed by his death outside the promised land. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 31-34, we see that Jesus is the new prophet like Moses who brings us into the full and final promised land.
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Deuteronomy 29-30: New Hearts
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 29-30. In this passage we learn that Israel will disobey God and be driven out from the land because God has not yet given them the heart they need to keep his law. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 29-30, we see that Jesus keeps the law for us and gives us the heart we need to obey it as well.
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Deuteronomy 26-28: Blessings and Curses
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 26-28. In this passage we see the blessings and curses that God promises to give to Israel based on their obedience or disobedience of his law. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 26-28, we see that Jesus became the curse we deserved for us so that he could extend to us all the blessings we would have never received.
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Deuteronomy 23-25: Purity and Presence
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 23-25. In this passage we hear about how necessary it is for Israel to keep their camp pure. Why was purity in the camp so necessary? Because God's presence was with them. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 23-25, we see that Jesus brings both God's purity and presence. He becomes present with us before we purify ourselves, and then purifies us so we can bring his presence to the world.
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Deuteronomy 21-22: The Value of Life
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 21-22. In this passage we see a large list of laws and commands that may be best summed up by the idea of the value God gives to life. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 21-22, we see that Jesus gave life its fullest value by letting his own life be taken so that he might transform us into people who act with dignity and value.
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Deuteronomy 19-20: Eye For An Eye
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 19-20. In this passage we encounter laws about justice. Particularly laws pertaining to murder, lying, stealing, and coveting. It is also here that we see the famous phrase - an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 19-20, we see that Jesus fulfills both sides of justice for us. He takes the eye for eye punishment our law breaking requires and turns us into law. keepers who can enact justice in our world.
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Deuteronomy 16:18-18: Judge, King, Priest, & Pr...
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 16:18-18. In this passage we hear about four leadership positions in Israel: Judge, King, Priest, and Prophet. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 16:18-18, we see that Jesus perfectly fulfills all of these roles for us today.
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Deuteronomy 15-16:17: Sabboth
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 15-16:17. In this passage we hear more details about how to obey the command for Sabbath rest, including yearly festivals. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 15-16:17, we see that Jesus provides us with full and final Sabbath rest that we can abide in every hour of every day.
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Deuteronomy 14: Unclean Animals & Tithes
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapter 14. In this passage we hear God's commands about food. This covers both the distinction between clean and unclean animals as well as laws about tithes. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 14, we see that Jesus destroys the dividing wall between the clean and unclean, giving us a way to turn every meal into a thankful celebration before him.
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Deuteronomy 12-13: Idol Worship
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 12-13. In this passage we see God's three-step program for how Israel can keep the first two of the Ten Commandments. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 12-13, we see that Jesus fulfills all three ways God wants his people to resist false gods by conquering the power behind them in his death and resurrection.
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Deuteronomy 9-11: Circumcise Your Hearts
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 9-11. In this passage God tells Israel that he did not save them because of their own righteousness. After all, their fathers were the ones who built and worshipped the golden calf. God tells Israel they need to circumcise their hearts. But how can they do this? As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 9-11, we see that Jesus does not save us today because of our righteousness. In fact, he saves sinners like us by his righteousness. Further, Jesus completes the inner circumcision of the heart through the Holy Spirit.
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Deuteronomy 6-8: Love God
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 6-8. In this passage we hear the famous "Shema": "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." Loving God is at the center of the Law. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 6-8, we see that Jesus fulfilled this love perfectly by dying for us on the cross. He then commissions us to love God and love others as he loved us.
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Deuteronomy 4-5: 10 Commandments Repeated
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 4-5. In this passage Moses recounts what happened to the Israelites at Mt. Sinai, including the giving of the 10 Commandments. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 4-5, we see that Jesus also repeated these commands, but ratcheted them up both in their demands on our hearts, but also in his willingness to fulfill them on our behalf.
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Deuteronomy 1-3: Remember and Obey
This Bible study devotional covers Deuteronomy chapters 1-3. In this passage we hear the opening of Moses' speech which he gave to Israel before entering the Promised Land. The main point of this section is Moses' insistence that the people remember God's past faithfulness. If they do, they will be properly motivated to obey him out of love. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Deuteronomy 1-3, we see that Jesus is gives us an even better story of God's faithfulness to look back on - his death and resurrection. This leads us to love him deeply and obey him joyfully. Ultimately, the result of this remembrance, love, and obedience will be entering the full and final promised land of the New Heavens and New Earth.
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Numbers 35-36: Cities of Refuge
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 35-36. Here we read about cities in the Promised Land. They are all to be surrounded by a patch of land for the Levites. Further, cities of refuge are to be set up for those who commit accidental murders to flee. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 35-36, we see that Jesus is the city of refuge to which we can flee.
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Numbers 33-34: Israel's Travelogue
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 33-34. Here we read a recap of Israel's journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 33-34, we see that Jesus has a new travelogue for the church. It is not about getting God's people into the Promised Land, but taking God's people out from the Promised Land to cover the face of the earth.
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Numbers 31-32: Holy War
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 31-32. Here God commands the younger generation of Israel to go to war against the Moabites. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 31-32, we see that Jesus won the final war over sin and death so that, instead of treating us like the Moabites, he could dwell with us like Israel.
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Numbers 28-30: Holy Time
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 28-30. Here we read about the sacrifices and festivals Israel is to keep once they enter the promised land. This is done to orient themselves around God using holy time. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 28-30, we see that Jesus' Gospel is the new catalytic event around which all our space and time is to be oriented.
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Numbers 25-27: The Second Census
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 25-27. Here we see a changing of the guard from the older generation to the younger in the final plague stopped by Phinehas and in the taking of a second census. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 25-27, we see that Jesus is the only faithful one who stops the plagues like Phinehas who also extends to us the secured promises given to the younger generation.
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Numbers 22-24: Balaam
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 22-24. Here we read about the pagan prophet Balaam and the blessings he spoke of Israel despite the King of Moab's attempts to have them cursed. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 22-24, we see that Jesus is the one who speaks a blessing to us when all we have earned is a curse.
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Numbers 20-21: The Bronze Serpent
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 20-21. Here we read about Moses and Aaron disobeying God, the start of the younger generation's success, and the story of the famous bronze serpent. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 20-21, we see that Jesus is the rock that was struck to provide us with living water and the one who was lifted up like the bronze serpent to save our lives.
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Number 17-19: Aaron's Staff Buds
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 17-19. Here we read about Israel questioning God's choice of Aaron as the high priest and the miraculous budding of his lifeless staff that proved his standing. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 17-19, we see that Jesus is the final high priest whose standing was proven in the budding of his resurrection from the lifeless grave.
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Numbers 15-16: Korah's Rebellion
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 15-16. Here we see the Levites rebel against Moses' leadership and suffer the consequences for their lack of faith. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 15-16, we see that Jesus is the leader, the representative, we are called upon to trust. And if we do, he will stand between the living and the dead, to provide us a way out of the punishment we deserve.
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Numbers 13-14: Spies in Canaan
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 13-14. Here we see Israel refuse to enter the land of Canaan after 12 spies are sent in to survey the land. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 13-14, we see that Jesus extends the same offer to us as was extended to the Israelites on the border of Canaan - to enter into his rest. All we have to do is trust that he has done everything necessary in his death and resurrection to bring us into the final promised land of the New Heaven and the New Earth.
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Numbers 10:11-12: The Cycle of Sin
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 10:11-12. Here we see the beginnings of the cycle of sin which will stretch thought the book of Numbers: commands, disobedience, punishment, and intercession. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 10:11-12, we see that Jesus fulfills our commands, obeys where we didn't, bears our punishment, and intercedes for us.
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Numbers 9-10: Living Sacrifices
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 9-10:10. Here we see the Exodus story repeated through the Passover, the cloud, and trumpets. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 9-10:10, we see that Jesus fulfills the Exodus story in an even greater way by being our passover lamb, dwelling with us, and calling us home.
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Numbers 7-8: Living Sacrifices
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 7-8. Here we see 12 days of Israel's obedience followed by a huge moment of sacrifice where all of Israel laid their hands the Levities who were seen as living sacrifices. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 7-8, we see that Jesus is the sacrifice who perfectly obeyed for us, who we can put our hands on and live.
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Numbers 5-6: Purity, Adultery, and the Nazarite...
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 5-6. Here we see a group of laws about maintaining purity in the camp The four topics addressed are uncleanliness, offerings, the test for adultery, and vows - specifically the Nazarite Vow. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 5-6, we see that Jesus heals our uncleanliness, performs our offerings, covers our adultery, and fulfills our vows.
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Numbers 3-4: Redeeming the Firstborn
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers chapters 3-4. Here we see another census. But, this time, only the firstborn males are counted. This is so they can be redeemed by the Levites who would take their place in service of God's tent. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 3-4, we see that Jesus is the one who redeems, not just the firstborn, but all people who put their faith in him.
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Numbers 1:47-2: Arranging the Camp
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers 1:47-2. Here we read about how God wanted the tribes of Israel arranged in the camp so that everything centers around his presence. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 1:47-2, we see that Jesus is the one who does not organize us around his presence but brings us into his presence.
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Numbers 1:1-46: The Census
This Bible study devotional covers Numbers 1:1-1:46. Here we find the census which famously gives the book its name. But there is so much more happening here than just counting. We are seeing the downpayment on the countless descendants God promised Abraham. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Numbers 1:1-1:46, we see that Jesus is the one from whom Abraham's countless descendants come.
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Leviticus 26-27: Sevenfold Punishment
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapters 26-27. Here we get a glimpse into Israel's future. They will rebel against God and God will punish them sevenfold for their sins. But God also extends them the hope of forgiveness and restoration after this punishment. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 26-27, we see how Jesus bore our sevenfold punishment in order to bring us sevenfold blessing.
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Leviticus 25: The Year of Jubilee
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapter 25. Here we learn about the Sabbatical year and the Year of Jubilee. These mega-Sabbath rest years were meant to be times of freedom, cancelation of debt, and fresh starts for the people of Israel and their land. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 25, we see that Jesus brings the final and full Year of Jubilee, called the Year of the Lord's Favor, in this death, burial, and resurrection.
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Leviticus 23-24: Holy Time
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapters 23-24. Here we learn about the seven festivals Israel is told hold each year: Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, The Feast of Weeks, The Day of Solemn Rest, The Day of Atonement, The Feast of Booths, and the Rest Day After Booths. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 23-24, we see how Jesus fulfills everyone of these feasts, festivals, rest days, and sacrifices.
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Leviticus 21-22: Spotless Priests and Sacrifices
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapters 21-22. Here we see that neither priests nor offerings with blemishes or deformities were allowed to be a part of the sacrifices prescribed in Leviticus. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 21-22, we see that Jesus is the perfect priest and the spotless sacrifice that makes a way for us to draw near to God.
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Leviticus 19-20: Be Holy As I Am Holy
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapters 19-20. Here we find the famous and repeated phrase, "Be holy as I, the LORD, am holy." We learn that God's holy law not only communicates how we can be holy, it also tells us what characteristics God has that makes him holy. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 19-20, we see that Jesus carried out God's holy law perfectly because he is holy God himself. And we see that through Jesus' death and resurrection, we can be made holy just as God is holy.
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Leviticus 17-18: Blood and Sex
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapters 17-18. Here we learn about God command not to eat blood and how sex and marriage should operate in his holy society. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 17-18, we see why Jesus commanded his blood be drunk even though Leviticus forbids it. We also see how our sexual relationships mirror Jesus' relationship to his church.
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Leviticus 16: The Day of Atonement
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapter 16. Here we learn about the extremely important Day of Atonement. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 16, we see that Jesus brought the full and final Day of Atonement for all people when he died for their sins on the cross.
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Leviticus 12-15: Leprosy, Blood, and Uncleanliness
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapters 12-15. Here we learn about how the priests were to treat people with unclean conditions like leprosy or discharges of blood. The main thing to notice is that people with unclean conditions could not come near the presence of God. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 12-15, we see that Jesus comes to us while we are still unclean in order to make us clean and bring us into his presence.
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Leviticus 11: Clean & Unclean Animals
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapter 11. Here we read about God's command that Israel refrain from eating unclean animals, and only eat the animals he has called clean. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 11, we see that Jesus overturned this command in order to show that no one should be called unclean. This was God's way of showing that all nations, not only "clean" Israel, are to be included in his people.
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Leviticus 8-10: Nadab & Abihu
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapters 8-10. Here we see Aaron, the high priest, obeying God by offering all the sacrifices prescribed in Exodus and Leviticus. However, we also see his sons, Nadab and Abihu, breaking these prescriptions to their own destruction. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 8-10, we see that Jesus is the only perfect high priest who never fails to make the right sacrifice and intercession for us.
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Leviticus 6:8-7: Fire & Food
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapters 6:8-7. Here we learn about the perpetual fire on the altar and the priest's most holy food. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 6:8-7, we see that Jesus rescues us from the only other perpetual fire described in the Bible and also makes us holy by giving us the true holy food of his body on the cross.
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Leviticus 5:14-6:7: The Guilt Offering
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapters 5:14-6:7. Here we see the provision of the guilt offering which both rids the worshipper of guilt, but also provides reparations to the offended party. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 5:14-6:7, we see that Jesus the perfect guilt offering who makes us acceptable before God, while also making all broken things 100% new.
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Leviticus 4-5:13: The Sin Offering
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapters 4-5:13. Here we learn about the sin offering, or as it might also be called the "de-sin" offering. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 4-5:13, we see that Jesus is the final sin offering that rids us of guilt, cleanses the temple of our bodies, and brings our atonement all the way into God's presence.
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Leviticus 1-3: The Sacrificial System
This Bible study devotional covers Leviticus chapters 1-3. Here we find details about Israel's sacrificial system, particularly the burnt offering, grain offering, and peace offering. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Leviticus 1-3, we see that Jesus is the burnt offering that makes atonement, the grain offering that sustains us, and the peace offering by which we commune with God.
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Exodus 35-40: Building The Tabernacle
This Bible study devotional covers Exodus chapters 35-40. Here we see Israel building the tabernacle as God commanded, but Moses is not able to enter in. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Exodus 35-40, we see that Jesus gives us his spirit to make us obedient recipients of his presence, like new tabernacles.
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Exodus 32-34: The Calf and Cleft
This Bible study devotional covers Exodus chapters 32-34. Here we find famous stories like the Golden Calf and Moses seeing God through the cleft of the rock. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Exodus 32-34, we see that Jesus is the true image of God whose glory Moses glimpsed on the mountain.
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Exodus 30-31: Final Tabernacle Instructions
This Bible study devotional covers Exodus chapters 30-31. Here we see the last few items for the tabernacle described, along with a census and tax that will make their construction possible. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Exodus 30-31, we see that the scope of what Jesus accomplished on the cross fulfills every facet of the tabernacle and all its pieces.
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Exodus 28-29: Building The Tabernacle
This Bible study devotional covers Exodus chapters 35-40. Here we see Israel building the tabernacle as God commanded, but Moses is not able to enter in. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Exodus 35-40, we see that Jesus gives us his spirit to make us obedient recipients of his presence, like new tabernacles.
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Exodus 25-27: Tabernacle Plans
This Bible study devotional covers Exodus chapters 25-27. Here, God lays out his plans for the tabernacle in which he will dwell with his people. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Exodus 25-27, we see that Jesus is the final tabernacle in which God dwells and through whom God opened up a way into his presence.
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Exodus 21-24: Social Laws
This Bible study devotional covers Exodus chapters 21-24. Here we see God’s desire for justice and equity in the first parts of the Law expanding on the Ten Commandments. As always, we are committed to showing you how Jesus fulfills these specific passages. In Exodus 21-24, we see that Jesus perfectly embodies God’s desire for justice and is transforming those who believe in him into that same embodiment.
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