and so are his friends…
…and so we never get past chapter six!
Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are fantastic examples of godly living, of standing up for what you believe in, of faithfulness, bravery, putting your relationship with God first, speaking the truth and it doesn’t hurt that they are young and handsome either! I’m as guilty of it as anyone here (in fact I’ve ignored Rach, Shach and Benny) but I have dreams of writing children’s materials on chapters 7 through 12 explaining the various beasts and introducing the Son of Man and the Ancient of Days! Maybe one day – not soon but one day…
The world is far from perfect
but a far, far better one awaits!
It’s too sunny for me to sleep past five this morning apparently. Yesterday, I made a cake for a friend that collapsed instantly on taking it out the oven. These are two very small problems but, unfortunately, all it takes to make me mopey and miserable. So what a joy that writing up Joshua this morning got me to refocus on a God who calls us to joyful obedience not self-pitying wallowing. On a land which overflows with good things and where the presence of God lights up the world! On a future free from sin! On a rescue that cost sooooooooooooooo much to ensure that this time no-one (not even me) could screw it up.
Onwards to a new day…
We’re as far through as Exodus now
Buckle your seatbelts things speed up from here…
Check out how Moses is just a taste of what is to come. And in case you were wondering how we’d got as far as Exodus already you can browse the rest of the Jesus is the New and Better series right here.
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!