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Selections From the Prophets Week 2

Seeing Jesus through the Prophetic Literature: Luke 4

At the end of our introductory comments on the prophets, we noted that Jesus states in the Sermon of the Mount, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill (Matthew 5:17).” The prophetic power found in the Old Testament doesn’t by any means end with the incarnation of Jesus as the final Word of God. Full reading and audio »

Selections From the Prophets Week 1

Introduction to the Prophets: 1 Kings 18:20–40

In 1 Kings 18:20–40, Ahab gathers all the Israelites on Mount Carmel for a showdown between the prophet Elijah and the prophets of Baal. This is a time of reckoning akin to a Wild West shootout, where contending powers gather in one place for a “winner take all” demonstration of power. Full reading and audio »

Hebrews Week 12

Wesley’s Doctrine of Christian Perfection: Hebrews 6:1

One of John Wesley’s most familiar and misunderstood pastoral benedictions is “go on to perfection.” Full reading and audio »

Hebrews Week 11

A Word of Exhortation: Practice Holiness: Hebrews 12:14–13:25

The Preacher is like a ship’s pilot whose pastoral task is to guide his flock to heaven’s harbor through the dangers they encounter on the journey home. His concluding exhortations, typical of other New Testament letters, signal the foghorn’s warning of dangers ahead. Full reading and audio »