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More Than Just Words: The How and Why of Reading Your Bible

Aug 18, 2019 | Russell Allen

The Plot Of The Bible

Overview Of The Bible

  •  Creation
    1. Creation of Land, Seed, & Blessing
    2. Creation of Man and Woman
  • Moral Instruction
  • Sin
  • Forefathers
    1. Abraham & Sarah
    2. Promise of Land, Seed, & Blessing
  • Isaac
  • Jacob
  • Joseph
  • Migration to Egypt
  • Travel for 400 years
  • Israelites grow to 2-3 million
  • Moses whose life is broken down into 3 periods of 40 years each culminating in a confrontation with Pharaoh
  • Passover
  • The Law at Sinai
  • Sacrificial System
  • Tabernacle
  • Moses’ Death
  • PROMISED LAND: Joshua
  • Conquering the Promised Land
  • JUDGES
    1. 7 times turning from God
    2. Oppression
    3. Call to God
    4. Repentance
    5. Restoration
    6. Samuel Last Judge
    7. Saul First King
  • THREE KINGS:
    1. Saul - People’s King
    2. David - God’s King
    3. Solomon - King That Builds the Temple
  • WAR IN THE KINGDOM
    1. THE NORTHERN KINGDOM
      1. ISRAEL10 of the 12 Tribes
      2. All bad kings
      3. Taken by Assyrians in 722 B.C.
    2. THE SOUTHERN KINGDOM; JUDAH 2 of the 12 Tribes
      1. 1:3 ratio of good to bad kings
      2. Taken by Babylonians in 586 B.C.
    3. REBUILDING: During the Babylonian exile, the best and brightest men like Daniel and Ezekiel were taken. After 70 years of captivity, men like Ezra and Nehemiah rebuild using resources of foreign nations and the book of Malachi is written.
  • SILENCE: 400 Years
  • The Rise of the Pharisees
  • JESUS THE FULFILLMENT: In Jesus Christ, all that could not be accomplished in the previous years are fulfilled.
  • JESUS becomes
    1. the Prophet
    2. Judge
    3. King
    4. Kingdom
    5. Temple
    6. Priest
    7. Sacrifice
    8. Atonement
    9. Law
    10. Creation
  • CHURCH is given The Spirit
  • Paul
  • Church Expansion
  • Structure of the Church
  • The Future Church

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