Melchizedek pictures Christ as High Priest. Physical circumcision pictures spiritual circumcision.
Hezekiah leads the people back to God. Manasseh returns the people to idolatry. Josiah responds deeply to God’s Word and makes sure the people hear it.
Jonah runs from God, prays, preaches, and pouts. Isaiah and John see the throne room. Jesus talks to a Samaritan woman.
The kings of Israel listen to bad advice, worship idols, ignore God's warnings, and fail to seek God's help.
Israel goes through repeating cycles of sin (sin, feel God’s judgment, cry out to God, accept God’s deliverance). God uses a series of unlikely soldiers and weapons to deliver Israel.
Israel learns how dangerous it is to make a decision before asking God for direction. God makes the sun stand still.
Jesus permits the public to recognize Him as the Messiah.
Jesus speaks to the crowds. The Pharisees seek a way to try to discredit Jesus.
Jesus begins His public ministry. Jesus preaches the Sermon on the Mount.
Paul explains that righteousness comes by faith in Christ rather than by observing laws. Paul describes the fruit of the Spirit.