Sunday, February 26, 2012
Plan on Coming this Tuesday
The promise in the garden...the tiny town of Bethlehem...the humble virgin...the wise men...the trip to Egypt...the prophet in the wilderness...the teaching in parables...the miracles...the rejection...the triumphal entry...the thirty pieces of silver...the trials...the scourging...the vinegar...the thieves...
All this and more was spoken of by the prophets. These prophecies, coupled with the demands of the Old Covenant, indicated that a Savior was needed but who could possibly fit the bill? There were too many requirements, too many restrictions and not any candidates.
"But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus..." Ephesians 2:2-7
God's plan would not be thwarted - it was His prophecies and His requirements and the fulfillment was in His timing and His way.
This Tuesday we are going to celebrate the fulfillment of these prophecies. We're going to lay them side by side with their New Testament counterparts and we are going to perhaps hear some of discourse of Jesus on the road to Emmaus.
You all know the story, but perhaps you've never heard it quite like this before. Ladies, you won't want to miss this study.