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Jesse Tree 18. “Hezekiah: Faithfulness and Deliverance”

“Hezekiah: Faithfulness and Deliverance” reminds us that when God’s people trust him, God delivers his people and hiss king.

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Jesse Tree 17. “Elijah: Countering False Gods”

“Elijah: Countering False Gods” reminds us that the people of God must resist false gods and stay the course within the covenant God makes with them and their king.

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Jesse Tree 16. “A King on God’s Throne”

“A King on God’s Throne” is the segment of the Advent story where David is installed king as the first big installment of Davidic messianic hope.

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Jesse Tree 15. “David: Shepherd King”

“David: Shepherd King” introduces to Israel’s monarchy, a poor start at first, and then the line of David out of the line of Jesse.

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Jesse Tree 14. “Ruth: Messianic Matriarch”

“Ruth: Messianic ‘Mother'” is a wonderful story of love and redemption, and of God ordering the affairs of the line from which the Jesse Tree would sprout.

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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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