Over this past weekend, I had the privilege of spending a few days with Cornerstone Reformed Church in Carbondale, IL, where I explored the subject of Pentecost for their 2019 Easter Conference, in preparation for the coming season. You can listen to the five talks, a sermon, and a Q&A session here:
Today, I discuss a few of the echoes of the Genesis narrative in later stories in Scripture.
What’s the significance of David and Jonathan’s friendship? Is there something more significant in terms of redemptive history or biblical theology that warrants it being highlighted so frequently and with such strong terms?
Today, I discuss Genesis 38 and the story of Judah and Tamar.
Today, I discuss the sale of Joseph into Egypt.
Today, I discuss Genesis 36 and Edom as Israel’s twin.
Today, I discuss Genesis 35, as Jacob journeys southward in stages from Shechem to Hebron. This passage is punctuated by the deaths of Deborah, Rachel, and Isaac, the birth of Benjamin, and the rebellion of Reuben.
Today, I discuss the abduction of Dinah in Genesis 34 and the violent response of Levi and Simeon.
This is a follow-up to yesterday’s video on the five stones David picked up when facing Goliath.
In your video on numerology, you said that we should pay attention to the presence of very specific numbers in surprising places. One possible example I’d like for you to discuss is the five smooth stones of 1 Samuel 17:40. Why be so specific about FIVE stones, when he only ended up using one? And is there any point to the other peculiarly specific details here?