Israel’s calendar revolved around festivals and celebrations. One of the major celebrations was the Feast of Tabernacles, celebrating the harvest. Alan Bond, representative of Jews for Jesus, walks us through the elements of the celebration and shows how the Messiah is pictured and foreshadowed in this festive occasion.
Paul pauses on the Pathway of Hope to show us that salvation is available to all. The Israelites, with all their privilege and opportunity stumbled and did not achieve what they tried so hard to gain. The Gentiles, by contrast, finding God’s offer of salvation gladly received it and were
Paul has been describing the advantages the Israelites had in life as a nation, yet as a nation they failed to make the best use of their opportunities. As a result, God had rejected them and allowed Gentiles to be blessed. The nation is left asking a question that Paul