BIBLE STUDY STEPS
AUTHORS AND YEAR OF EACH BOOK
WHAT IS THE BIBLE
CULTURE DURING THAT CENTURY
POINTERS TOWARDS CHRIST
WHY LEARN THE BIBLE
PLACES AND MAPS
PRESENT DAY REASONING
OVERVIEW OF THE BIBLE
FAMOUS BIBLE STORIES & CHARACTERS
PRACTICAL DAILY LIFE LESSONS
The God who created mankind and punished disobedience with death began His great plan of redemption with His covenant to Abraham, whose descendants arrived in Egypt as God's cherished people.
God forgives sin and makes people holy through blood sacrifice; further He then expects His people to live in fellowship with Him by following His regulations concerning separated living.
Through Moses' great speeches near the end of his life, God reminded Israel on the verge of entering the promised land about His mighty acts, His covenant, and His many commands.
Israel experienced the repeated cycle of apostasy, oppression, repentance, and restoration by divinely appointed judges throughout the long period following Joshua's death.
After Samuel's leadership as judge, the people of Israel demands for a king, Saul being the first whom God rejects and instead chose David, who had many adventures as a renegade from Saul's court.
After Solomon's splendid rule, culminating in the dedication of the temple in Jerusalem, the kingdom divided, and God raised up prophets to confront idolatry, notably Elijah, who opposed the evil Ahab.
When God redeemed His chosen people, Israel, through His servant Moses, He entered a covenant relationship with them and instituted His dwelling with them, the tabernacle.
God uses Moses to lead Israel from Sinai to Kadesh, but even after they rejected Him there, resulting in the wilderness years, He remained faithful to them and led a new generation to the edge of the promised land.
God fulfilled His promise to Israel to give them a land through the conquest of Canaan and through the allocation of the land among the tribes, all under the leadership of Joshua.
Ruth, a Moabite widow, found love and fulfillment through Boaz, a rich Israelite bachelor who redeemed the land and the name of Ruth's diseased husband, thereby restoring Naomi, Ruth's mother-in-law, from emptiness to fullness.
David's reign over Israel included times of elation, such as his conquest of Jerusalem and the Lord's promise of an everlasting dynasty, as well as times of failure, such as his adultery with Bathsheba and the treason of his son Absalom.