The bible.w2

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The bible.w2

  1. 1. The BibleGod’s Grand Story: Act 1 Week 2
  2. 2. What is the Bible?The Bible is not a book for the faint of heart- it is a book full of all the greed and gloryand violence and tenderness and sex andbetrayal that benefits mankind. It is not thecollection of pretty little anecdotes mouthedby pious little church mice - it does not somuch nibble at our shoe leather as it cuts tothe heart and splits the marrow from thebone. It does not give us answers fitted toour small-minded questions, but truth thatgoes beyond what we can even know to ask. from Thoughts and Reflections by Rich Mullins
  3. 3. What is the Bible?• A working definition: A collection of writings containing the record and revelation of God’s interaction with man.
  4. 4. … of God’s interaction with man.• Actual people• Actual places• Actual problems• Actual encounters• Actually God
  5. 5. Old Testament• Historical – The Law - Pentateuch – Genesis – Exodus – Leviticus – Numbers – Deuteronomy
  6. 6. Old Testament• The Prophets – Joshua – Judges – Samuel – Kings – Isaiah – Jeremiah – Ezekiel – Minor Prophets
  7. 7. Old Testament• The Writings – Psalms – Proverbs – Job – Song of Solomon – Ruth – Lamentations
  8. 8. Old Testament• The Writings (cont) – Ecclesiastes – Esther – Daniel – Ezra – Nehemiah – Chronicles
  9. 9. … of God’s interaction with man.• Moses – Leading the people to their new land through rediscovering their relationship.
  10. 10. Old Testament• Historical – The Law - Pentateuch – Genesis – Beginning – Exodus – Exit – Leviticus - Law – Numbers – People – Deuteronomy – Reminder
  11. 11. Old Testament Moses – Genesis through Deuteronomy – The LawCreation
  12. 12. Old Testament• Historical – Pre-Kings – Joshua – Land – Judges – Cycle – Ruth – Preparation• Historical – Monarchy – Samuel – King – Kings – Divide – Chronicles – Commentary
  13. 13. Old Testament Genesis - Deuteronomy – The Law Joshua – Chronicles – The LandCreation
  14. 14. Old Testament• Historical – The People – Ezra – Temple – Nehemiah – Wall – Esther – People
  15. 15. Old Testament Genesis - Deuteronomy – The Law Joshua – Chronicles – The Land Ezra – Ester – The PeopleCreation
  16. 16. Old Testament• Poetry – The Heart – Job – Suffering – Psalms – Songs – Proverbs – Wisdom – Ecclesiastes – Experience – Song of Solomon – Passion
  17. 17. Old Testament Genesis - Deuteronomy – The Law Joshua – Chronicles – The Land Ezra – Ester – The PeopleCreation Job – Song of Solomon – The Heart
  18. 18. Old Testament• Prophets – The Preparation – Major Prophets • Isaiah – Daniel – Minor Prophets • Hosea – Malachi
  19. 19. BabylonLamentationsEzekielDanielOtherObadiah – EdomJonah – NinevehNahum – NinevehHabakkukBothIsaiahHoseaMicahZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiIsraelAmosJudahJeremiahJoel
  20. 20. Old Testament• Prophets – The Preparation – Isaiah – Divided – Jeremiah – Judgment – Lamentations – Sadness – Ezekiel - Repentance
  21. 21. Old Testament• Prophets – The Preparation – Daniel – Purpose – Hosea – Faithfulness – Amos – Justice – Jonah – Mercy – Micah – Future – Nahum – Accountability – Habakkuk – Why? – Zephaniah – Repent – Haggai – Return – Zechariah – Encouragement – Malachi - Deliverance
  22. 22. Old Testament785 BC 722 BC 420 BC 755 BC 586 BC 605 BC 458 BC Jerusalem Malachi Isaiah Destroyed Written Israel Falls Daniel Ezra Captured ReturnsHosea
  23. 23. Old Testament Genesis - Deuteronomy – The Law Joshua – Chronicles – The Land Ezra – Ester – The People Isaiah – Malachi – The PreparationCreation Job – Song of Solomon – The Heart
  24. 24. Summary• God’s character is consistent throughout His word.• Understanding the history helps us as we seek to understand how God worked through specific people in a specific place at a specific time.

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