Melchizedek is one of the most intriguing characters in the Bible, first introduced in the story of Abraham. He’s a mysterious priest king who rules a city that will later be called Jerusalem, and he gives God’s blessing to Abraham. In this video, we’ll explore how Melchizedek fits into the larger biblical theme of the coming royal priest.
Welcome to your new Bible reading plan! Reading the Bible is a great place to start if you want to grow in your faith and deepen your relationship with God. However, it can be intimidating if you are new to reading the Bible. Don’t worry, though – plenty of resources and tools are available to help you get started, including the SOAP Bible study method.
By following these steps, you will gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and how its teachings can impact your life. If you haven’t yet downloaded the Bible App, you can do so right here. Click this link to begin the One Story that Leads to Jesus Bible reading plan. Our Compass staff, including Pastors Brian and Matt, will also engage with these posts and leave comments. Feel free to join the conversation and share what you are learning with the rest of our Compass community.
This is going to sound really nerdy…
This is where the Bible (specifically the Old Testament) starts to feel like Star Wars to me. It is several smaller stories that fit into one epic story, but it all centers around one family lineage (Skywalker) when there are so many more people… but this is the most important story to tell. We zoom in on the lineage of Jesus and follow that story for hundreds of chapters. There is something so exciting about the story of Abram/Abraham when you look at it in the context of Jesus!
I never thought of it that way. Pretty cool analogy. Makes listening to the lineage not so boring lol.
My EXACT thoughts…Up until now, I had no context or understanding and it made the lineage portion of Genesis boring… With this added context and understanding it makes the payoff of the lineage so much more important and interesting to me
The thought that kept coming back to me today was that Abraham was 75 years old when God called Him to lead. It doesn’t matter how old you are, God can and will use us once we submit to Him and trust in Him. Abraham had a hard time at first with trust and was tested but boy did he turn that around and God blessed him incredibly.
That’s a great takeaway!
I liked the comparison of Abraham ready to sacrifice his son and God stopping him and giving Abraham a substitute for his son to be sacrificed for his families sins. A preview of Jesus being put in our place to be sacrificed for our sins. God has placed many of foretellings .in the bible. I also enjoy the videos.
There’s so many great things regarding the story of Abraham but what stood out to me today was Genesis 15: 13-14. I don’t think I ever realized that God told Abraham about the slavery & exodus the Israelites endured in Egypt before it actually happened. I found it interesting that God reminded Abraham that living out the calling God gave him and his descendants would be far from easy, yet within the trial was the promise of the rescue and provision.
My key takeaway was God wants us to stop our scheming, struggling and our own efforts and to trust our families and future with Him. ❤️
I’m fascinated by the covenant God made with Abram. The animals halves arranged across from each other reminded me of how in traditional weddings there are two families with an aisle in the middle, which is also a covenant made before God. Pretty neat.