GodOs Unfolding Story of Salvation: The Christ-Centered Biblical Storyline

GodOs Unfolding Story of Salvation: The Christ-Centered Biblical Storyline

by Heather A. Kendall


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GodOs Unfolding Story of Salvation: The Christ-Centered Biblical Storyline by Heather A. Kendall

No one can appreciate the size or shape of a forest without flying over top to view the big picture. The Bible is like a forest and individual books are similar to trees. Studying small portions of Scripture is worthwhile and necessary. Nevertheless one of the first steps of discipleship after salvation should be an understanding of the big picture in the Bible. God's Unfolding Story of Salvation teaches believers that the biblical storyline is Christ-centered.

Often people think of redemptive history only in terms of its promises in the Old Testament and its fulfillment in the New Testament. There is much more to the story than that. In the Old Testament the Holy Spirit also points to Christ through preparation for his birth, pictures or types, and anticipation. Since God's story ultimately affects each one of us, it is worth the time and effort required to understand it. If you do this, you will discover a pearl of great value.

Forgiveness of sin and reconciliation with God are the greatest needs of everyone past, present, and future. This redemption story brings glory to God and benefits believers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620320464
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 06/12/2012
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Heather A. Kendall is the author of A Tale of Two Kingdoms.

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 Preparing for the Promised Seed

Lesson 1 The Beginning of the War: The Promised Seed 17

Lesson 2 Enoch and Noah: God's Gift of Faith 21

Lesson 3 Abraham: Preferring Spiritual Realities 26

Lesson 4 Melchizedek: Jesus, Our High Priest 31

Lesson 5 Isaac and Jacob: God's Grace in Conversion 35

Lesson 6 The Nation of Israel: Jesus, Our Passover Lamb 39

Lesson 7 The Sacrificial System: Spiritual Lessons in the Desert 44

Lesson 8 Ruth: Jesus, Our Kinsman-Redeemer 48

Lesson 9 King David: Assurance of Salvation 52

Lesson 10 David's Psalms: Communion with God 56

Part 2 The Prophets: Waiting for the Promised Seed

Lesson 11 The Prophets Elijah and Jonah: Responding to God's Message 63

Lesson 12 The Prophets Joel: The Battle Belongs to God 67

Lesson 13 The Prophets Amos and Hosea: Loving the Unlovely 72

Lesson 14 The Prophet Micah: Waiting for the Messiah 78

Lesson 15 The Prophet Isaiah: Our Greatest Need, Spiritual Salvation 82

Lesson 16 The Prophet Isaiah: Jesus, Mighty to Save 87

Lesson 17 The Prophets Zephaniah and Habakkuk: Persevering Faith 91

Lesson 18 The Prophet Jeremiah: A Circumcised Heart 96

Lesson 19 The Prophet Ezekiel: The Holy Spirit, Living Water 101

Lesson 20 The Prophet Daniel: Living by Faith, Not by Sight 106

Lesson 21 The Prophets Haggai and Zechariah: Obeying God 110

Lesson 22 The Prophets Malachi and John the Baptist: Witnessing for God 114

Part 3 Jesus, the Promised Seed

Lesson 23 The Birth of the Promised Seed: Responding to Jesus 121

Lesson 24 Jesus' Ministry: The Necessity of Spiritual Birth 125

Lesson 25 The Disciples of Jesus: Learning from the Master 128

Lesson 26 Mistaken Ideas about Jesus: Discerning the Truth 133

Lesson 27 Jesus: Nearing the End-Submitting to the Father's Will 137

Lesson 28 The Last Week of Jesus' Ministry: A Faithful Servant 141

Lesson 29 The Death of Jesus: Completing God's Plan 146

Lesson 30 The Resurrection and Ascension: A Time for Rejoicing 151

Part 4 The Church: Proclaiming the Promised Seed

Lesson 31 The Day of Pentecost: The Work of the Holy Spirit 157

Lesson 32 The Early Church: No Discrimination Allowed 162

Lesson 33 Growth through Missions: Resolving Conflict 166

Lesson 34 The Hope of Israel: A Believer's Hope 169

Lesson 35 Early Letters from Paul: Only One Gospel 173

Lesson 36 Later Letters from Paul: Salvation through Jesus Alone 177

Lesson 37 Letters from Other Authors: A Living Faith and Hope 181

Lesson 38 Revelation: Jesus, the Sovereign Lord 186

Timeline 191

Bibliography 195

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