The Intertestamental Period (SERMON AUDIO: WED. TEACHING)
Why did first-century Jews reject Jesus as Messiah? Paul's answer is that their unbelief is a part of God's elective purpose (Rom. 9-11). While this is true, the sovereignty of God works in human theaters. So the proper question may be something like, "What historical events did God use to shape Israel's unbelief?" The answer to this question may be found in the intertestamental period. This teaching explores some critical events that may lend some clarity to the context in which Jesus ministered and Paul wrote.