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Watermark Gospel | Esther
Esther knew she had to go before the king to plead for her people's salvation. But no one could go before the king without an invitation; the penalty was death. Still, after three days of prayer, she approached the throne room. Learn how Esther’s remarkable deliverance on the third day anticipates the story of Jesus' deliverance from death on the third day!
Watermark Gospel | Samson
Samson performed many mighty deeds. But after being into the hands of his Philistine enemies, Samson stretched out his arms between the two central columns of their temple. As it collapsed, Samson killed 3000 Philistines. Discover how the story of Samson points us to the Lord Jesus, who, unlike Samson, stretched out his hands upon the cross for the salvation of many!
Watermark Gospel | Cain & Abel
Abel was a good shepherd, who was unjustly murdered by his wicked brother, Cain. After death, Abel's blood cried out to God for justice, and the book of Hebrews specifically cites this fact as evidence of resurrection power. Does the story of a good shepherd, who unjustly suffers death, but speaks through resurrection power beyond the grave sound familiar? Learn how Abel's story points us to the story of Jesus!
Watermark Gospel | the Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments were the Word of God given physical form. But when Moses saw the Israelites violating God's holy law by worshipping a golden calf, he broke the two tablets in righteous anger. The Word of God was broken for the sins of the people. But because it is eternal, the Word of God cannot ever remain broken! Learn how God restored the two tablets of his holy law, in an amazing story that anticipates the resurrection of Jesus, the Word of God made flesh!
Watermark Gospel | The Birth of Jesus
God, in His providence, ordained that the life of his Son would be beautiful. Part of the beauty in life is symmetry. Discover how God arranged the events at the beginning of Jesus' life to beautifully mirror the events at the end of his earthly life. Learn how the story of Jesus' birth anticipated the story of his resurrection!
Watermark Gospel | Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were falsely accused of blasphemy and thrown in a fiery furnace of death. But in the end, God sent the Angel of the Lord to deliver the three righteous young men from death! Learn how their glorious deliverance prefigures Jesus' even more glorious deliverance from death through his resurrection on the third day!
Watermark Gospel | the Birth of Moses
Moses was the "savior" that God had appointed to rescue his people from slavery in Egypt. But Moses was born under a decree of death! Pharaoh commanded that all the male children of Israel must be thrown into the Nile River. However, God delivered the infant Moses through the waters of death and raised him up to the royal house of Pharaoh in a glorious picture of resurrection! Discover how the birth of Moses anticipated the coming of the True Savior, Jesus, who also escaped a king's decree of death as an infant!
Watermark Gospel | Jacob Steals the Blessing
Jacob wanted the blessing that belonged to his brother, Esau. So Jacob came up with a crafty scheme, and he prepared a meal in order to steal his brother's blessing away. What can the story of this sinful patriarch possibly teach us about the perfect Lord Jesus? Find out in this lesson!
Watermark Gospel | Daniel in the Lions' Den
The innocent Daniel was condemned to death in a pit of lions, but the Angel of the Lord intervened to save him! Very early in the morning of the third day, God raised Daniel up from the pit of death to sit at the right hand of the king! Is this a hero story about Daniel? Or does this story anticipate the resurrection of an even Greater Hero to come?
Watermark Gospel | the Battle of Revelation
What does the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho, in which seven trumpets sound and a great city falls, have to teach us about Jesus and the great battle of Revelation?
Watermark Gospel | the Water From the Rock
Once again, the Israelites found themselves at the point of death. They were traveling in the hot, desert wilderness, and they could not find any water. But God told Moses to bring the people to a rock on Mount Sinai. When Moses struck the rock, water came out in abundance, delivering God's people from death to life! In 1 Corinthians 10:1-4, the apostle Paul tells us that the rock was a picture of Jesus! But what exactly does Paul mean by that?
Watermark Gospel | Moses & the Battle of Rephidim
While the Israelites were wandering in the wilderness, the Amalekites came to attack them in the valley of Rephidim. But on the day of the battle, Moses climbed up a hill, accompanied by two men. Standing between those two men, Moses stretched out his arms to each side in the posture of prayer. When Moses assumed that cross-like position, the people of God triumphed over their enemies!
Watermark Gospel | Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciples
On the night he was betrayed, Jesus humbly washed the feet of each of his disciples. The Gospel of John uses seven key words to describe the scene. Learn how these seven words anticipate the entire ministry of Jesus, from his incarnation, to his death on the cross, and finally, to his glorious resurrection!
Dig Into Ephesians with Todd Wagner
Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians oozes with declarations of God’s love for his people. This love, epitomized in the gospel, takes center stage as both the theological foundation and driving force behind the way God’s people live their lives. In this reading plan, Todd Wagner, pastor of Watermark Community Church, walks through each chapter of Ephesians, helping readers grasp the life-changing power available to them in Paul’s letter.