Sunday, September 23, 2012

Types of the Empty Tomb

1 Corinthians 15:4

On the third day according to the Scriptures… 

• Isaac received back his life "as a type" (Gen. 22:4; cf. Heb. 11:17-19)

• Dinah received back her life (Gen. 34:25)

• Pharaoh’s chief cupbearer received back his life (Gen. 40:20)

• Joseph’s brothers received back their lives (Gen. 42:17-18)

• the Israelites at Mt. Sinai received back their lives (Ex. 19:10-25; cf. Deut. 5:24)

• the unclean Israelites received back their lives (Num. 19:12-13, 19, 31:19)

• the Israelite spies received back their lives (Josh. 2:15-24)

• the Gibeonites received back their lives (Josh. 9:16-17)

• the Israelites apart from Benjamin received back their lives (Judges 20:30-35)

• David received back his life (1 Sam. 20:5, 12)

• Abigail and the village of Ziklag received back their lives (1 Sam. 30:1-20)

• an Egyptian received back his life (1 Sam. 30:11-15)

• an Amalekite received back his life (2 Sam. 1:1-2)

• the people of Jerusalem received back their lives (2 Sam. 24:10-25)

• Hezekiah received back his life (2 Kings 20:5)

• the Jewish temple received back it's life (Ezra 6:15; cf. Jn. 2:19-22)

• Esther received back her life (Esther 5:1-2; cf. Esther 4:11)

• the nation of Israel will receive back her life (Hosea 6:2)

• Jonah received back his life (Jonah 1:17-2:10; cf. Matt. 12:38-40)

Jesus received back His life! (1 Cor. 15:4; cf. Lk. 18:31-33, 24:44-48; Acts 10:40)

"In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son" (Hebrews 1:1-2, NIV)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I Want the Whole Gospel Too

James MacDonald of Walk in the Word Ministries has just written a blog article titled "I Want the Whole Gospel" - and it's excellent! The article is written like a heartfelt prayer to God. The opening sentence, which is especially good, reads:

"I want the whole gospel: Every single ounce of truth; give it to me straight just like it is in the Bible."

Please click on the link above to read the whole article!