Jewish Roots: Part III

Jewish Roots – April 23

The Jewish people are the group God chose to write his story through

Exodus 19:6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation

God started his story as a mystery

Ezekiel 12:25 For I am the Lord! If I say it, it will happen.

The Fall brought: Emotional Brokenness, Spiritual Brokenness, Relational Brokenness, Physical Brokenness, Natural Brokenness

Genesis 3:15 And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.

In the middle of your biggest failure God has a plan to redeem

Gen. 12:1-3 The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”

Gen. 12:4 So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed, and Lot went with him

Gen. 15:5-6 Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!”

People of the OT entered a relationship with God the same we do – Faith

Gen. 15:7-8 Then the Lord told him, “I am the Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as your possession.” But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord, how can I be sure that I will actually possess it?”

People of the OT entered a relationship with God the same we do – Faith

God promised land forever

Gen. 13:14-15 “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever

Ezekiel 36:24 I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land.

God keeps his promises

Gen. 12:3 All the families on earth will be blessed through you

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

17,428 unique people groups in the world

144 unique people groups have never heard

(Joshua Project and Finishing the Task)

God keeps his promises

Galatians 3:6-9 So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

“I am a child of Abraham”

Abraham performed no miracles, commanded no armies, ruled no kingdom, gathered no mass of disciples and made no spectacular prophecies. Yet there can be no serious doubt that he is one of the most influential person who ever lived. Rabi Tasks

My Father, I believe youUse me to write your story