Message Follow Up | Context: Part 1 – The Torah

By Matt Dawson


I hope you’ve enjoyed last week’s podcast on WHY we are doing this series CONTEXT.  We really do hope that it moves all of us closer to understanding why the Old Testament matters to our lives and our faith.

This past Sunday, I started us off with the first 5 books of the bible – The Torah.  This is the ORIGIN STORY that explains in great detail and with many, many examples WHO WE ARE and WHO GOD IS.  I firmly believe that the MORE we understand those 2 things – the more we will DIVE IN to the fullness of His Word.

Genesis is one of my favorite books of the bible.  Many people struggle with Genesis.  It seems to be the most controversial book of the Old Testament.  Many claim it to be fictional tales or allegorical examples for Christians.

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Weekend Preview | Context: Part 1 – The Torah

By Chris Denning

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If you watch How I Met Your Mother, then you know that Barney has a lot of #1 rules.  However, his ultimate #1 rule is this:

New is always better.

That seems to be the way that a lot of people view the Bible as well.  Yes, the words of Jesus and everything that happened after he changed the world do seem to carry a lot of weight, but what about everything before?

Everyone knows that context matters.  Without context, stories don’t make sense, people can be hurt, and even fights can break out.

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