Jesus life in his ancestors: God to Kenan

It was way back when I first noticed that if you translated the names of Jesus’ ancestors you got descriptions that sounded very much like his earthly life. I first spotted it in the names from Shem to Abram, for instance my concordance listed the name “Arpachsad” as meaning “healer” or “releaser” and “Reu” as Read More …

The Apostle Sending Saviour in the Burning Bush.

In Luke 11:49,  referring backwards to Israels history, Jesus says: “And so the Wisdom of God says: ‘I will send them prophets and apostles…’” It is interesting that we often think of Apostles as just belonging to the New Testament era… but here Jesus is clearly refering to the history recorded in the Old Testament, Read More …

Introducing “Living the Last Week”

Over the years I have often taught through the events of Easter, explaining the prophetic and social implications of events and the back stories of the key characters and most importantly stitching the 4/5 accounts (note Paul also writes about the events of Easter) into a single consistent narrative that explains all the seeming contradictions Read More …

Creation and the Gospels

The New Testament starts with the words: “The book of generations….” Matthew 1:1, which in Greek reads “The book of Genesis…” The Greek title of the first book of the whole Bible. All four of the Gospels draw on the Creation account and structure in their opening verses John even starts with exactly the same Read More …