Joseph is here at last!
Thank you for your patience
I remember planning this and trying to think of which part of Joseph’s life did we want to borrow to show something true about Jesus and the more I looked for one thing the more I was like ‘they’re just the same!’
So here we have the tale of the beloved son who becomes a suffering servant, is innocent but is punished and who is elevated to being the right hand man and brings reconciliation to his family. BOOM!
It makes me really happy that God is able to plan so meticulously the lives of people thousands of years apart just so we’ll recognise his son when he comes. Also that good planning is clearly a godly quality – every time I make the effort to sit and plan children’s and youth work I’m becoming a little more like my heavenly father.
Isn’t he just?
How Genesis 22 points us to Jesus.
Yet another week where I can’t decide which is the better comparison to make: Is Jesus the new and better Abraham; the man of great faith who trust God even in the hardest situation? Is he the new and better Isaac who goes willingly to the slaughter? Is he the new and better ram, the planned for sacrifice that will take the place of those meant to die? Yes, yes and YES!
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.
Well said Paul (in 2 Corinthians 1:20).
Where is Jesus in the Old Testament?
All over the place!
Super excited to announce a new series of Sunday School stuff! This time it’s all based on how our favourite Old Testament heroes and stories foreshadow Jesus. Inspired by this Tim Keller talk, we won’t look at all of history but certainly at some familiar stories; potentially in a new light.
We’re starting, fairly obviously, with Jesus is the new and better … Adam. So click the link to find Songs, games, a talk, activities, prayer ideas and more!