Presentation on theme: "Chronological Bible Overview 2: The Mission Modelled (Exodus – 2 Chronicles) Track One: Understanding the mission of God."— Presentation transcript:
Chronological Bible Overview 2: The Mission Modelled (Exodus – 2 Chronicles) Track One: Understanding the mission of God
The Story of Israel The Partial Kingdom - I God's people – birthed, established, protected and redeemed (Gen 18-Ex 15)
Exodus Overview One 1-15 – The Exodus (God rescues Egypt) 16-24 – The Law (God marries Israel) 25-40 – The Tabernacle (God moves in with Israel)
Exodus Overview Two 1-15 – The Exodus (God rescues a people) 16-24 – The Law (God establishes his covenant) 25-40 – The Tabernacle (God gives them his presence)
Passover – Redeeming a people Exodus 12:3-7, 12-13 1 Cor 5:7 “Christ our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed”
The Story of Israel The Partial Kingdom - I God's people – birthed, established, protected and redeemed (Gen 18-Ex 15) … blessed (as covenant people) to be a blessing (Ex 19-24)
Genesis 18:18-19 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.
The Story of Israel The Partial Kingdom - I God's people – birthed, established, protected and redeemed (Gen 18-Ex 15) … blessed (as covenant people) to be a blessing (Ex 19-24) … in the place of his presence: Tabernacle (Ex 25 -40) Land (Joshua)
Deut 4:6-7 Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.” What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?
Judges: the need for a King Groups: Read Judges 3:7-12 Summarise the main stages of the story of Othniel in a few bullet points
Judges: the need for a King Judges 3:7-12 Disobedience / Idolatry Judgement through their enemies Cry out to God. Provision of a Spirit-filled judge / deliverer. Peace Judge / deliverer dies.
Judges: the downward spiral “In those does Israel had no king: everyone did as he saw fit.” (21:25)
The Partial Kingdom (at its pinnacle) The Monarchy The King they wanted (1 Sam 8) The King God wanted (Deut 17:14-20)
The Partial Kingdom (at its pinnacle) David: the King after God’s own heart (1 Sam 13:13-14) Makes Jerusalem his capital (2 Sam 5) Brings the ark of God to the city (2 Sam 6) Renewed covenant with God (2 Sam 7)
David’s Son (2 Sam 7:12-16) Will be King of an eternal Kingdom Will build a temple (house) for God Will be called the Son of God.
David’s Son (2 Sam 7:12-16) Will be King of an eternal Kingdom "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." (Luke 1:30-33)
David’s Son (2 Sam 7:12-16) Will be King of an eternal Kingdom Will build a temple (house) for God ‘Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.“ The Jews replied, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?" But the temple he had spoken of was his body.’ (John 2:19-21)
David’s Son (2 Sam 7:12-16) Will be King of an eternal Kingdom Will build a temple (house) for God Will be called the Son of God. “This is my Son whom I love; with him I am well-pleased” (Matt 17:5)
The Partial Kingdom (in decline) The Prophets Discuss: What was the main role of an OT prophet?
The Partial Kingdom (in decline) Decline - The historical situation 1 Kings 10 – Israel’s glory under Solomon 1 Kings 11 – Solomon’s sin and idolatry 1 Kings 12 – The Kingdom splits in two Israel – the Northern Kingdom (Jeroboam) Judah – the Southern Kingdom (Rehoboam)
The Partial Kingdom (in decline) Diagnosis & warning They speak about the immediate future They apply the terms of the covenant (Deut 28-30) They are not just foretellers but ‘forthtellers’
Hosea: 8 th C prophet to Northern Kingdom (Israel = Ephraim) The story: 1:2-4 God's people now ‘not my people’– 1:8-9 Exiled from the place of his presence - 9:3&4 Covenant broken (8:1) and Israel disgraced among the nations - 8:8,10
The Partial Kingdom (in decline) Disaster – when the unthinkable happens 2 Kings 17 – Israel (north) exiled to Assyria (722BC) 2 Chron 36 – Judah (south) exiled to Babylon (586BC)
The Prophesied Kingdom – hope given Groups: Isaiah's prophecy is predominantly addressed to the Southern Kingdom (Judah). Look up these passages to see how the 3 themes of the Bible Overview are addressed. – God's people: Isa 54:4-8 49:5-7 – In the place of his presence: Isa 52:9-10; Isa 65:17-25 – Blessed (covenant) to be a blessing Isa 55:1-5
The Prophesied Kingdom – Hope of the coming King The King – Isa 9 & 11 The Servant – Isa 42, 49, 53 The anointed conqueror – Isa 61 The Shepherd Ruler – Micah 5 God the deliverer – Isa 40:3-5; Mal 3 The long-awaited serpent-crusher – cf Gen 3
The Prophesied Kingdom – Hope fulfilled? A remnant returns from exile in Babylon (Ezra 1&2) They rebuild the temple (Ezra 3-6) They rebuild the city wall (Neh 1-6) They renew their vows to God (Neh 8-10)
The Prophesied Kingdom – Hope dashed Weeping at the smallness of the temple (Ez 3:13-15) Failure to keep the covenant (Neh 13) Intermarriage Sabbath-breaking Neglecting the temple
Waiting for the King “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple…” (Malachi 3:1) “Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is near” (John the Baptist - Matt 3:2)