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2 The Bible Has A Story To Tell

3 The Bible Has A Story To Tell G. K. Pennington ©

4 The Bible Has A Story To Tell Starting with a problem of disobedience but ending with an invitation to join God in heaven.

5 The Old Testament Is the Foundation for the Main Event Adam Great Patriarchs Abraham Isaac Jacob Joseph Israel in Egypt Exodus Mt. Sinai Wanderings Conquest Judges United Kingdom Saul David Solomon Divided Kingdom Israel Judah Captivity and exile Return from captivity

6 Genesis From The Fall Points to Jesus u 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."

7 Genesis Points to Jesus u Gen. 22:18 And through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me." u Gal. 3:8 The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."

8 u Abraham u ……….. Isaac u ……………......Jacob u …………………………….Joseph Genesis starts the story of the ancestry of Jesus. The Genesis Story Points to Jesus

9 Genesis 49:10 "The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his." The Messiah promise is through Judah

10 The Other Books of Law  Exodus: Escape from Egypt  Leviticus: Holiness before God  Numbers: Wandering in the wilderness  Deuteronomy –Second giving of the law –Moses’ speeches and death The beginning of a nation.

11 Books of History  Joshua: Conquering a place to live  Judges: The struggle for faithfulness

12 Books of History  Ruth: –A Moabite woman –King David’s great grandmother The inclusion of this story shows God’s interest in people of other nations and his inclusion of them in redemption.

13 Books of History  1 Samuel: Saul to David  2 Samuel: David as king The Lord said to David … "When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom." (2 Sam 7:12)

14 Books of History  1 Kings: –Solomon as king (1-11) –Civil war and the divided kingdom United Kingdom Israel Judah

15 Books of History  2 Kings: –Divided kingdom continues –Israel exiled to Assyria (17) –Judah exiled to Babylon (25) Israel captured by Assyria 722 BC Judah captured by Babylon 586 BC

16 Books of History  1 & 2 Chronicles: –Retelling of history –Written after the exile 1 Chronicles Adam to David 2 Chronicles Solomon to end of the exile

17 Books of History  Ezra and Nehemiah –Return from exile in a series of returns. –Written after the exile Ezra Return of Sheshbazzar Census and rebuilding of the temple Return of Ezra Nehemiah Rebuilding of the walls Strengthening of the people

18 Books of History  Esther –A Jewish woman who became queen of Persia –Her actions saved the Jewish people and preserved the family through which the messiah would come.

19 Brief Look At History Adam Great Patriarchs Abraham Isaac Jacob Joseph Israel in Egypt Exodus Mt. Sinai Wanderings Conquest Judges United Kingdom Saul David Solomon Divided Kingdom Israel Judah Captivity and exile Return from captivity

20 Books of Poetry  Job: –Describes the struggle of good and evil  Psalms: Worship and praise poetry which sometimes have messianic thoughts

21 Psalm 69:9 "for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me." John 2:17 His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me.""

22 Poetry  Proverbs: Common sense lessons of life  Ecclesiastes: Vanity of life without God  Song of Solomon: Celebration of love

23 Prophecy  Isaiah: The suffering servant  Jeremiah: A new covenant  Lamentations: Exile to bring Judah back to God.  Ezekiel: A restored nation  Daniel: Visions of the coming kingdom

24 Daniel 2:44-45 u The rise and fall of kingdoms u "In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. {45} This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands--a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces. "The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and the interpretation is trustworthy."

25 Prophecy  Hosea: Israel will seek “God and David their king”  Joel: Prophecy of Acts 2  Amos: Israel’s restoration  Obadiah: The Lord’s kingdom established  Jonah: Jesus’ reference to his resurrection  Micah : Bethlehem the messiah’s birth place

26 Prophecy  Nahum: Preservation of Judah  Habakkuk: The exile predicted  Zephaniah: A remnant to be restored  Haggai: Rebuilding of the nation  Zechariah: The coming king  Malachi: The Lord’s coming announced

27 u Law u History u Poetry u Prophecy The Bible Books Have A Purpose

28 All to Prepare An Invitation For You Revelation "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." 17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.


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