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Jesse Tree 21. “Haggai: Promise of a Glorious Temple”

“Haggai: Glorious Temple” recounts Haggai’s prophecy of a more glorious Final Temple.

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Jesse Tree 20. “Jeremiah: Weeping Prophet”

“Jeremiah: Weeping Prophet” had to prophesy Judah’s doom, but he could also prophesy the New Covenant that would be fulfilled in the Messiah from the Jesse Tree.

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Jesse Tree 19. “A Son Giving Hope for All People”

“A Son Giving Hope for All People” is Isaiah’s great promise of the Messianic Son.

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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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