Jesus, the Light that Blesses

Jesus, the Light that Blesses

God spoke a promise to Abraham in Genesis 12 that his descendants would be a great nation and that all of the nations would be blessed through him. In this sermon clip, Greg discusses how Jesus became the new Israel that would bring a blessing to all people.  You can find the full sermon as well as other resources here.

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