Tuesday, January 7 – Monday, January 13

WORD

13Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. 16And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”

Matthew 3:13-17

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The Story of Scripture – Part II

This week we continued our discussion of the united narrative of Scripture by exploring the timeline of the New Testament. This Sunday we will discuss the timeline of the Old Testament, but I wanted to deal with the NT first because we will be referencing it in our discussion of the OT, seeing that the OT points forward to Christ and the story of the NT. We deal with a much more compressed timeframe of authorship and recollection with the NT than we do with the OT. Continue reading