God has made his covenant with Abram, and now ratifies it through a solemn covenant ceremony that points to the supernatural character of the covenant’s nature and its keeping.
The Book of Hosea opens up with a shocking command as God tells the prophet to “Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom.” Hosea’s wife, Gomer, will serve as both type and anti-type. Listen as the book of Hosea points to the faithful bridegroom and calls the Christian to be a faithful bride.
On the heels of a tremendous victory, Abram has a choice to make. Not necessarily an easy one if his focus was on earthly things. Here’s Abram’s chance to make it big in Canaan. Or is he looking for some other city? What will he do? What should we do as we follow in his footsteps?
In Episode 37 of Proclaiming Christ, we see that right on the heals of God making a covenant with him, Abram is tested with a famine that sends him to Egypt. The episode of Abram, Sarai, and Pharaoh is a dramatic demonstration of the fact that God alone is capable of fulfilling his promises.
Proclaiming Christ is back with a new format, new panelist, and new biblical texts to explore. Look for a new episode each week. As they get back into the groove, the panel discusses their pilgrimage to this point and the books they plan to cover in coming months.
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