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Jesse Tree 13. “Gideon: Unlikely Hero”

“Gideon, Unlikely Hero” is a story that shows us that the only true hero in the grand narrative of redemption is God. But God will make use of even the weakest agent who obeys him.

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Jesse Tree 12. “Rahab: Messianic Matriarch”

“Rahab” is the Jesse Tree episode that introduces us to the second of three women that we’ll see in Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus.

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Jesse Tree 11. “Balaam’s Messianic Vision”

“Balaam’s Messianic Vision” is one of the strangest stories in the Jesse Tree series for Advent–one of the strangest in the Old Testament, for that matter.

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Jesse Tree 10. “Sinai: God’s Law for God’s People”

“Sinai” is the episode in Israel’s history where God makes a covenant with the people that he has delivered and will lead into “rest.”

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Jesse Tree 9. “Moses: Servant Leader”

“Moses: Servant Leader” provided Israel with leadership that would eventually find fulfillment through the Jesse Tree.

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Jesse Tree 8. “Judah: Royal Promise”

“Judah: Royal Promise,” a patriarchal blessing that pushes the royal promise forward even before the Jesse Tree took root.

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Jesse Tree 7. “Joseph: God’s Providence”

“Joseph: God’s Providence” shows us one of the ancestors in the line of the Jesse Tree who believed in the promise of Roman 8:28 even before it was written.

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Jesse Tree 6. “Jacob’s Ladder: God’s Assurance”

“Assurance: Jacob’s Ladder,” tells the story of God assuring Jacob at Beth El, the earthly front porch of heaven.

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Jesse Tree 5. “Abraham’s Obedience”

“Abraham’s Obedience” in offering Isaac looked like the “Jesse Tree” would never even taken root, but God was faithful to provide a sacrifice.

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Jesse Tree 4. “Abrahamic Promise”

“Abrahamic Promise,” a covenantal watershed that assures the fulfillment of the messianic hope that we trace through the “Jesse Tree”

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