January 29, 2017: Follow the Yellow Brick Road & a Question on the Cross

Follow the Yellow Brick Road (The One Story) Part 1

In the previous episodes, we started down the yellow brick road by revealing the beginning, the end, and the center, which are all Christ.

In this episode we continue on the yellow brick road going on a “road to Emmaus” type of journey. Jesus, shortly following his resurrection, spoke with a couple people while walking on the road to Emmaus. It is said that in this conversation that “…beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself” (Luke 24:27). This was Christ explaining himself as the fulfillment of the Scriptures.

So, walk, skip, jump, or run with us on this yellow brick road of Christ as we trace the pathway of Jesus from the Garden of Eden to Joshua:

  • The Garden of Eden
  • The Ark & the Flood
  • The Tower of Babel
  • The Call of Abram & Abraham and Isaac
  • The Call of Jacob
  • Captivity in Egypt
  • The Call of Moses
  • The Call of Joshua
  • The Call of David
  • Captivity in Babylon
  • The Call of Nehemiah
  • The 400 Years of “Silence”

Resources:

Article by Derek Rishmawy on the book New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New by G.K. Beale: 9 Reasons the Garden of Eden Was a Temple.

Listen to an audio message by Frank Viola on the Tabernacle of David.

Question from a Listener:

This is our first week answering one of your questions on the show. Remember you can submit a question for us under the “questions” tab and we will either write back to you or it might be chosen to be answered on air!

This week’s question is from Lisa who asks, What do you mean you have come to love the cross and it’s foolishness? What is foolish about the cross?”

We start our answer in the first letter to the Corinthians: “For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE.” Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe” (1 Cor. 1:18-21).

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8 thoughts on “January 29, 2017: Follow the Yellow Brick Road & a Question on the Cross”

  1. I just want to say thank you for the small tangent where you made a point to say that Christ is expressed in and through the conquest of Canaan and that it is not a case of the author being mistaken.

    It answered something that has been stirring in my spirit lately and had me in a state of unrest. I’m becoming increasingly convinced that the strictly non-violent way of interpreting the texts is doing damage to the testimony of who God has revealed himself to be in Christ.

    I love your show. Keep sharing.

    1. Amen, brother! Thank you for the encouragement. And yes, Christ is on the offensive, building His Church. The gates of Hades (hay-dees) will not prevail against His advancement.

    2. Listening to this again and would also like the resource you mention, or the story behind the story (why God wanted Israel to wipe out the nations before them).

  2. Good day,

    Listening to your program and must say I appreciate. Now my question is, what is the story behind the story 🙂

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