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Jesse Tree 24. “Joseph: Trusting God”

Scripture: Matt 1–2; Luke 2:41–51; 3:23–38 Mary had the tough role, but Joseph’s role in the birth of the Messiah wasn’t so comfortable either. Who…

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Jesse Tree 23. “Mary: The Magnificat”

“Magnificat,” a great messianic hymn.

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Jesse Tree 22. “Zechariah and Elizabeth: Hopeful Anticipation”

“Zechariah and Elizabeth: Hopeful Anticipation” introduces us to John the Baptist, Jesus’s forerunner.

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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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