In the Old Testament we read of how God graciously called Israel to his be his chosen people. They were to teach all the surrounding nations about their holy and loving God by their covenant faithfulness to his word (Ex. 19:4-6). However in the New Testament, Jesus appears as the true and better Israel who came to redeem a people from every nation: the church. As the foundation for this new covenant people of God, Jesus commissioned twelve men who would go in his authority and power to make disciples and establish the church (Eph. 2:19-20). In this sermon, Pastor Dave explains why Jesus chose such ordinary men to be his apostles, how he confirmed his mission as the divine Messiah with signs and wonders, and why this matters to us today.
December 4, 2023
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