The Diverse Multitude

Part 7 of a 7 part series. View series intro and index. Jesus sits with his disciples, Pharisees, and others who are gathered around.  He tells yet another story that doesn’t make sense.  Jesus might as well be talking to a brick wall. “When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the…

Peter and Cornelius

Part 6 of a 7 part series. View series intro and index. In Acts 10, there’s a guy named Cornelius who is a centurion of the Italian Cohort (v.1).  When I hear “Italian Cohort,” I immediately think Vito Corleone.  This might not be the case with our man Cornelius, because the Bible tells us that Cornelius and…

Jesus Dies on the Cross

Part 5 of a 7 part series. View series intro and index. When Jesus hung on the cross, he had enough breath to speak even though his skin was ripped from his bones and his face was so disfigured that we wouldn’t have been able to tell who he was. He had enough breath to speak despite…

Solomon Dedicates the Temple

Part 3 of a 7 part series. View series intro and index. After Joshua led God’s people across the Jordan, Israel entered into a time of national decline. We read about in the book of Judges. In fact, everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Jg. 17:6; 21:25). It got so bad that in 1…

Israel Crosses the Jordan

Part 2 of a 7 part series. View series intro and index. Last time, we saw that the meta-narrative of the Bible is that God is making a people for himself from all the families of the earth.  There’s so many chapters to this story, but let’s move ahead a few books to Joshua 3-4….

All the Families of the Earth

Series Index All the Families of the Earth Israel Crosses the Jordan Solomon Dedicates the Temple Let the Coastlands Rejoice! Jesus Dies on the Cross Peter and Cornelius The Diverse Multitude Part 1 of a 7 part series. View series intro and index. Since eternity past, it has been God’s design to make a people for himself. …