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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?

AvatarGrace Bedrosian

Growing up in a Christian home, I was mostly taught about the Old Testament and New Testament being one continuous story but it always felt separate to me. I think when I was taught that there was a large timeframe between Old and New, I just naturally separated the two and didn’t think about the fact that they were still one story and one people group pointing towards the redemption to come. It was also interesting because it wasn’t until I understood that the prophecies Jesus was fulfilling were from the Old Testament, that I began to connect the dots and see the Old Testament as more than just “stories”. This is part of the glorious process of Sanctification…the Lord is never done working on us and our knowledge is never at full capacity. He used and is using his peoples stories to fulfill his own and point towards the redeeming hope of Revelation!