Session 26 is a kind of processing session in which we discuss “gentile footnotes,” the election of Israel, the glory of YHWH and how the summing up of all things in Christ is still the point of our faith. We do finally get to Deuteronomy 4, but will be there again next week. Good times.
This sessions begins with some Q&A around Hebrews 12 which is a perfect platform for approaching New Testament passages we might’ve previously thought to be presenting a view of realized eschatology. If we start with Torah, and know what is not being said by the writer of Hebrews, the reading is clean and simple.
The Q&A time springboards us into Deuteronomy 4 to show the beauty of Mt. Sinai is something we have long forgotten. YHWH’s character and identity come into zoomed focus and we behold there Jesus, and His heart for His people.
This is session 34 which mines the question of “Are we living in the last days?” We take a simple approach to what discipleship should be if YHWH’s story is continuing towards its climax and how we can become partakers in it. There might be a rabbit trail in here or two as well…
Session 33 continues our pathway through the Covenant pillar on our diagram addressing the biblical definition of the New Covenant. We journey through hard questions, and pervasive theory surrounding the kingdom and the new covenant, and attempt to dissemble the bad things we’ve been told to believe since the evidence of what we have been told is vacant.
After answering these questions, we project forward to the fullness of the New Covenant and what the details of the Day of the Lord and the Return of Jesus could look like when fulfillment takes its course of action.
Session 32 begins with an audio of a Q&A time based on our discussion from last week regarding the time of the restoration of Israel, the lineage of Shem, Ham and Japeth, and the role of gentiles in the Biblical narrative.
Our second audio session works through the Covenantal Framework of the Scriptures and seeks to comprehend how the God of Israel is essentially just fulfilling what He said He would in real time and space over a period of thousands of years. This framework of covenants are simply the words YHWH spoke to His people Israel which will terminate in the restoration of the kingdom to Israel–the very kingdom the believing gentiles will be gathered into on this very earth.
Session 30 looks at the connection of Psalm 119, the Torah, and the glory of Jesus being the Torah in the flesh. We consider Paul’s vocabulary regarding the mystery that was hidden in Torah, and why his interpretation confirms, rather than contradicts YHWH in the Old Testament. (The notes for the past three sessions are on the link below. )
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
Sessions 28 and 29
Session 28 is a retelling of the experience I had with Jesus where I truly beheld the Word of God in the flesh. This in turn begins to unfold and explain how the entirety of Scriptures is from Him, for Him, and through Him.
Session 29 tag-teams 28 in showing how the experience is biblically based and founds the entire point of Jesus being glorified through all the words He has spoken. We begin to bridge the gap between the Old and New Testament in showing how Paul’s definitions of counsel and administration pertain to summary statement regarding the Torah, Prophets and Writings. We are kind of on a roll now and this is getting fun.
Session 28 continues our parenthesis of the overarching story of the Scriptures as framed in Torah. We discuss that eschatology is not a fringe topic which cannot be understood, but rather the explicit culmination of the Torah as seen throughout many cycles in history. Addressing the complications which hinder this understanding, the teaching turns to understanding the instruction YHWH gave as a journey, rather than a set of rules and regulations. This session is a fun and exciting pondering of the true meaning of the Torah by which many will be encouraged.
Session 26 is a parenthesis returning to the sincere focus of the overarching story of the Scriptures as framed in Torah. We look together at Psalm 119 and the words spoken by David to remind ourselves of just how paramount the Torah was to God’s people. We ask the question if we also can become enthralled and moreover mesmerized by the instruction YHWH has given rather than relegate it to the Old Testament.