…with the house of Israel and the house of Judah
Promises we all believe that create huge questions!
Abrahams faith in God’s covenant promises is a key to understanding the identity of God’s chosen people.
New names were added to the story, but the promises (covenant) continued.
… and the important cross-handed blessing
Israel makes vows
The important themes of blessings and curses as well as scattering and gathering are introduced.
David sang of the the covenant with Abraham but Solomon was lured away.
The house of Israel and the house of Judah
Cursed for serving idols and abandoning the commandments of the Lord their God
From the promises to Abraham to the exile of the 10 northern tribes
God’s relationship with his chosen people was described with marriage language.
Remember what God said would happen if they broke the covenant?
Wait. The House of Israel can come back?
Connections you can’t unsee once you know the back story!
More common New Testament words and phrases that derive their meaning from the scattering and gathering story.
Major points we’ve studied so far
The offspring of Abraham are revealed!
God always allowed gentiles (anyone outside of Israel) to become part of Israel’s assembly.
Does the Bible speak of God having TWO peoples; Israel and the Church?
God has ONE people and they are known by many names.
Over 75 verses that paint a clear picture in plain language
Scattered, but then gathered to live forever with Jesus as King!