God's word is always constant in its covenant promise. We are the ones who run away in the face of prosperity, become callous in the normalcy, and disbelieve in the suffering. The prophets call is to account. We start with an introduction that takes us through the whole period. It's followed by a collection of prophets.
The Jewish feast days are so interesting to learn about and pair up with how God used them as an instrument to instill the stories of his work and point forward to the fulfillment of that work in Jesus Christ. We think you'll encounter a few surprises along the way. We hope so.
Here's an introduction to the four Gospels followed by a creative outlining exercise from Luke 9 through the end of his Gospel. Why Luke 9? We see that Jesus turns and begins a long journey to Jerusalem. We hope you enjoy this section. It is different. Let us know if you have questions. We have an answer key, sort of.
Theodicy is a word that means God’s justice in light of our suffering. The book of Job answers the question of how can the justice of God be defended in the face of evil, even more the suffering of the innocent? It’s not without a struggle, but the end is a confidence that we know our redeemer lives!
Acts provides us the continuation of Luke's Gospel. What happens in those early days of coming together and learning more fully what Jesus meant by taking his message to the ends of the earth? What can we learn about the sacrifices the Apostles and the early church made due to the overwhelming evidence of Jesus' bodily resurrection?
In 1618, the Synod of Dort made the significant step to push forward the doctrines of the Reformed faith and push away the contrary doctrines of freewill and choice. What's the Synod's significance? Why didn't they completely dismiss the contrary ideas, or did they? Where do you fall into belief?
Solomon comes from a pretty rocky background - dad being David and his mom being Bathsheba. Yet, the Lord names him Jedidiah at his birth, meaning "the one the Lord loves." We see his hunt for the purpose of life in Ecclesiastes, winding through vanity and more vanity until he's broken at the Truth of God's love again, where his life started.