1. This is an excerpt from the Chapter 12 of Hitchhiking with the Prophets: A Ride Through the Salvation Story of the Old Testament written by Chad Bird (1517 Publishing, 2024). Now available!
  2. It is Jesus himself who is the ladder by which sinners get to God, not by them climbing up but by God climbing down.
  3. This is an excerpt from the introduction of Hitchhiking with Prophets: A Ride Through the Salvation Story of the Old Testament written by Chad Bird (1517 Publishing, 2024). Now available for preorder.
  4. Like Jacob, sinners approach the Heavenly Father wearing the clothes of their older brother, Jesus.
  5. Instead of a death sentence, those brothers hear the words of deliverance.
  6. Are you on the receiving end of freedom? Or are you trying to make yourself free?
  7. He shows up when we are at our worst to usher us back to his side, lead us to repentance, rescue us, and reclaim us as his own.
  8. The number forty calls to remembrance narratives of God’s great acts of redemption, but also our conformity to and participation in those narratives.
  9. We are the fruit that grows from the branch, which extends from the trunk of the tree, which is rooted in the soil that it grows out of, which is all Christ.
  10. At the Transfiguration, we say farewell to alleluia and hello to the horrific reality of our lost condition.
  11. In the Word, you find peace. It proclaims peace first between you and God because of Jesus. That empowers you to deal peacefully with others and brings you peace of mind.
  12. This is an excerpt from Chad Bird’s book, Your God is Too Glorious, 2nd Edition
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