As the time of the Judges comes to a close, we see Israel asking God for a king. But is the king they desire one of just, holy conduct? Or do they simply want someone to reflect their own character? Dive into 1 Samuel with us as we see Israel's rejection of Yahweh as their King.
In the time of the Judges, a Moabite woman clings to her childless mother-in-law & the God of Israel and becomes a part of the beautiful line of King David & Jesus Christ. Join us in this episode as we see the beautiful work of the Kinsman Redeemer unfold into a genealogy for the Serpent Crusher to come.
As the Israelites dwell in the promised land, they begin to fall away from God, get taken captive from Canaanite Kings, then cry out to God for help. In this cycle of apostasy, many judges rise up to fight on behalf of God's people and free them again & again. But do the Israelites continue to do what is right in their own eyes? Join us in this podcast as we see that what they truly need is a righteous King to follow.
As Joshua follows the Lord's command to be "strong & courageous", he leads the Israelite army into The Promised Land to fight on God's behalf for their long-awaited inheritance.
As Moses gives his final speech to the Israelites, he calls the people of God to remember the covenant, for if they obey God's commands they will experience great blessing & inherit the promised land. However, if they fail to keep the covenant which God established, they will experience curse & exile. After his final words, Moses passes away and the mantle of leadership is passed onto Joshua. As he leads them into the Promised Land they begin their conquest of the Canaanite Kings.
As we finish out Moses' opening speech in Deuteronomy, we dive into laws concerning Israel's worship, leadership & civil life. We quickly see that these laws were not burdensome, but a benefit for all people and that they were a true reflection of the compassionate character of God.
As the second generation of Israelites are nearing the entrance of the Promised Land, Moses dives into his first speech to encourage God's people to love the one true, unique and near God with all their heart, soul & might, to obey His commandments, and to devote themselves fully to His cause.
As God instructs Moses to speak to a rock & bring forth water for His people, Moses takes things into his own hands and is not allowed to enter the Promised Land. As the people of God march forward, Yahweh saves His people from destruction with a Bronze Serpent & speaks blessings through Balaam instead of curses.
As we jump into Numbers, we continue the story of the Israelites in the wilderness. As they leave Sinai & spy out the Promised Land, do they enter in or do they cower in fear? Listen in as we discuss the fear of the people but the faithfulness of God.