A Bride for Adam

What can we learn about Jesus from the story of Adam, an innocent man who was wounded in his side for the sake of his bride? The Apostle Paul says that Jesus was a new and greater Adam. The similarities between Adam and Jesus are quite remarkable. They both had no father except the Lord […]

Cain & Abel

Abel was a good shepherd, who offered an acceptable sacrifice to God. But Abel’s great favor with God provoked the hatred of his brother, Cain, who murdered him in cold blood. After death, Abel’s blood cried out to the Lord for justice, and the author of Hebrews specifically cites this fact as evidence of resurrection […]

Abraham & Isaac

What can we learn about Jesus from the story of how Father Abraham must sacrifice his unique and beloved son, Isaac? Genesis 22 is a passage that many people struggle to understand. In this most unusual story, God gives Father Abraham the terrifying command to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac. In obedience to God, Abraham […]

Joseph

Joseph knew great suffering in his life. He was rejected by his brothers, thrown into a pit, sold into slavery in Egypt, and then on top of all of this, falsely accused and condemned to an underground dungeon, a place of metaphoric death. But Joseph learned that his suffering was not without gospel purpose. In […]

Samson

Samson was a mighty man, who performed many great deeds by the power of the Holy Spirit. Yet Samson had a great moral weakness: an eye for beautiful women who did not belong to the line of faith. Samson married Delilah, who betrayed him to his Philistine enemies for silver. He was taken into bonds, […]

David & Goliath

The giant Philistine Goliath challenged the armies of Israel to send out their greatest warrior to fight him in single combat. Filled with fear, the Israelites cowered in their tents–until an unlikely representative came forward. His name was David, the son of Jesse. With a stone from his slingshot, he crushed Goliath’s head, and then […]

Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were falsely accused of blasphemy and thrown in a fiery furnace of death. But in the end, God sent the Angel of the Lord to deliver the three righteous young men from death! Learn how their glorious deliverance prefigures Jesus’ even more glorious deliverance from death through his resurrection on the […]

Daniel & The Lions’ Den

The king of Persia signed a wicked decree, stating that no one could pray to anyone except him for thirty days. Daniel prayed to the Lord anyway, and so the innocent Daniel was condemned to death in a pit of lions. But the Angel of the Lord intervened to save Daniel! Very early in the […]

Esther

The Great King of Persia had an evil advisor, named Haman, who convinced the king to sign a decree condemning all of God’s people to death. But God provided a “savior” to deliver his people: Esther, the Queen of Persia, who was secretly a Jewess. In order to save her people, Esther knew she had […]

Jonah

God commanded Jonah to bring the message of repentance to the wicked Gentile city of Ninevah. But Jonah didn’t want to, and the disobedient prophet set sail in the opposite direction! So God sent a storm upon the sea. In order for God to calm the storm, the sailors threw Jonah overboard, where he was […]