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Reply To: In the first lecture, Dr. McDermott teaches that the Bible is one story, and that God upholds his covenant with the Jewish people to this very day. Was this what you were taught growing up? If not, how will this insight change the way you read the bible going forward?

Emily Cope

Hi Paulo – it is so amazing and encouraging to read your testimony and to hear that you and your family are working to make disciples in the Near East! My experience was a little different growing up. I don’t recall much supersessionist teaching, but my church/faith community never really taught that God still upholds His covenant with the Jews. It wasn’t until recently, since the attacks on October 7, that I began to think more deeply about Israel and God’s plan for the Jews. Reading the Bible through a Hebraic lens, like you, has already shaped the way I serve my church. I hope it helps me disciple others like you are doing.