Joseph forgives his brothers. His brothers are afraid. God uses trials for good.
Melchizedek pictures Christ as High Priest. Physical circumcision pictures spiritual circumcision.
O: Israel returns from exile to rebuild the Temple. Ezra rebuilds the Law.
WN: Jesus teaches about thankfulness and points out the errors in the thinking of the Pharisees.
Jesus is crucified, dies, is buried, and rises from the dead. The resurrected Christ spends time with several of His disciples. Jesus gives His last instructions then ascends to Heaven. God sends the Holy Spirit.
Jesus prepares His disciples for His coming death. Jesus teaches in the temple. When the religious leaders fail in their attempts to trap Him with their questions, they plot to kill Him. Jesus shares a last Passover meal with His apostles.
Jesus and the Pharisees express their opposing views of God. The Pharisees focus on the letter of the Law. Jesus focuses on faithfulness to a gracious, forgiving Father.
Jesus develops His disciples. Jesus illustrates the concept of loving your neighbor with the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Jesus prepares for His ministry, calls His disciples, works miracles, and provides instruction.
Paul confirms that God’s grace is sufficient. God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness.