'Old Testament Survey' Tagged Posts

'Old Testament Survey' Tagged Posts

Division

After the prominence experienced during David and Solomon’s reign, the kingdom was divided and gradually descended into a shadow of what the nation was intended to be.  Led by many ungodly leaders, the nation drifted further from God’s instructions. Division Handout OVERVIEW The division phase of the Old Testament focuses on when Israel endured a civil war of sorts and divided into two nations. The land and people were divided with Israel in the north and Judah in the south.…

Kingdom

After the people got what they desired in King Saul, God appointed another king to lead his people.  As David took the throne, the kingdom of Israel was established. THE FALL OF KING SAUL After David defeats Goliath, Israel begins to praise David more than King Saul (1 Sam. 18:7). King Saul tries to kill David, but David will not seek revenge and lets God have control (1 Sam. 18:26). Saul does not hear from God, so he consults a…

Rejection

Since the people got stuck in a cycle of sin during the time of the judges, it showed the need for a stable leader.  Instead of relying on God or a godly leader, the people rejected the model of a king they needed. The Rejection of Yahweh Judges 21:25 sets the stage: “In those days there was no king in Israel.  Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Samuel has a miraculous birth and is given into service…

Cycle

After Joshua settled the people into the Promised Land, the people failed to finish the task of removing idolatry from the area.  The people got stuck in a cycle of sin which God would alleviate through the hands of judges. OVERVIEW OF JUDGES In between Joshua’s leadership and the establishment of King Saul, Israel was led by a line of judges. These judges addressed the consequences of the people brought on by their own sin. Each flawed judge revealed the…

Canaan

After wandering through the wilderness for 40 years, Joshua leads the Israelites into the Promised Land.  As they move into the land, they are to remove any trace of idolatry from within Canaan or within their hearts. JOSHUA OUTLINE Entering the Land (1:1-5:15) Taking the Land (6:1-12:24) Dividing the Land (13:1-21:45) Occupying the Land (22:1-24:33) ENTERING THE LAND Joshua is charged with the huge task of succeeding Moses’ leadership (Josh. 1:1-2). Repeatedly, God tells Joshua to be strong and courageous…

Wanderings

After the Israelites’ receive the commandments, they begin their trek to reach the Promised Land. Due to their disobedience, they suffer through the wilderness wanderings for forty years. THE REASON FOR THE WANDERINGS The Israelites wandered 40 years in the wilderness before ever reaching the Promised Land. Part of their delay was due to worshiping other gods or idols. One example was when Moses was on Mt. Sinai receiving the 10 Commandments. Under pressure, Aaron made a golden calf for…

Commandments

After God rescued the Israelites from bondage, He provided instructions for them to live by.  The commandments were God’s instructions for His people to live a wise and obedient life. Facts Pertaining to the Law The Old Testament contains 613 commandments. All are found in 4 of the 39 books: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The purpose of the Law was to show it was important yet impossible for them to keep. Different Types of Law Some laws are obedience laws;…

Exodus

After the Israelites are placed into Egypt, they are enslaved and suffer a great injustice. Through the Exodus, God sets the Israelites free. The Reason for the Exodus All of Israel moved into the security of Egypt, the most powerful nation in the world (Ex. 1:1-7). Generations later, a new Pharaoh is in leadership who does not know Joseph or the very numerous Israelites (Ex. 1:8). Out of concern for his nation’s security, Pharaoh enslaved all the Israelites (Ex. 1:9-14)…

Placement

God covenanted with Abraham to bring about a great nation.  As this family grew, God revealed a great plan with an intentional placement of Joseph into the land of Egypt. Jacob’s Transformation Abraham fathers Isaac, and Isaac fathers Jacob and Esau (Gen. 25:21-28). God tells Isaac’s wife, Rebekah that “two nations are in your womb…the older shall serve the younger” (Gen. 25:23). While Esau is the older and rightful heir to the inheritance, Jacob uses trickery to take it from…

Covenant

God’s covenant with Abraham is pivotal not only for an Old Testament understanding but for a global redemptive plan.  Through Abraham’s faith, God’s plan for salvation is further revealed. The Call of Abram Yahweh calls Abram to leave his home for another country (Gen. 12:1). God promises to make a great nation from him (Gen. 12:2). He was blessed in order to be a blessing (Gen. 12:2). As they begin their sojourning, they arrive in Egypt where Abram shows his…

Flood

After Adam and Eve’s eviction out of Eden, sin continued to run rampant while corrupting God’s good Creation. Through the flood, God made a statement very clearly in that He doesn’t play around with sin. Cain and Abel The first children of Creation reveal how sin is severely corrupting Mankind. The problem was not in the type of offering but the quality of the offering. Throughout the Old Testament, God warned about giving “leftovers.” Cain murdered his brother Abel who…

Fall

After God’s good Creation, Mankind rebelled against their Creator.  With the first sin, history was forever altered and the plan for redemption began.   The Role of Satan Scripture gives insight into Satan’s fall in Isaiah 14:12-14 & Ezekiel 28:12-18. Satan is a fallen angel who desired to take God’s place. Satan comes in the form of a serpent which Man had dominion over. Throughout history, Satan’s recurring temptation is: “Are you sure God said…” The Strategy of Satan Satan…
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