Drama of scripture


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Kiev, Ukraine
February 2nd, 2013

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Drama of scripture

  1. 1. The Drama ofScripture { February 2nd, 2013 Peti Szabad
  2. 2.  Exposition  Rising Action  Climax  Falling Action  Resolution  (Epilogue)Classical Drama
  3. 3. Act 1 God Establishes His Kingdom: CreationAct 2 Rebellion in the Kingdom: FallAct 3 The King Chooses Israel: Redemption Initiated The Drama of Scripture
  4. 4.  Act 4 The Coming of the King: Redemption Accomplished Act 5 Spreading the News of the King: The Mission of the Church Epilogue The Return of the King: Redemption Completed The Drama of Scripture
  5. 5. In the future, when your son asks you, "What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded you?"Deuteronomy 6
  6. 6. Hebrews 11
  7. 7. “All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”T. E. Lawrence
  8. 8. Book of Ruth
  9. 9. So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, "Can this be Naomi?" "Dont call me Naomi," she told them. "Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The LORD has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me." So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter- in-law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.Ruth 1:19-22
  10. 10. "The LORD bless him!" Naomi said to her daughter- in-law. "He has not stopped showing his kindness to the living and the dead." She added, "That man is our close relative; he is one of our kinsman- redeemers." Then Ruth the Moabitess said, "He even said to me, Stay with my workers until they finish harvesting all my grain." Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, "It will be good for you, my daughter, to go with his girls, because in someone elses field you might be harmed."Ruth 2:20-22
  11. 11. So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. Then he went to her, and the LORD enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son. The women said to Naomi: "Praise be to the LORD, who this day has not left you without a kinsman-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel! He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth." Then Naomi took the child, laid him in her lap and cared for him. The women living there said, "Naomi has a son." And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.Ruth 4:13-17
  12. 12. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.Theodore Roosevelt