Via Emmaus: A Christ-Centered Walk Through the Bible

On Wednesday nights, I am teaching through the Bible book-by-book.  So far, it has been an amazing and challenging process to study, synthesize, and articulate the contents of each book of the Bible.  And after a slow start, we are beginning to make headway.  We just finished 2 Samuel.

Each week, I prepare an outline for the study–sometimes with blanks, sometimes without, but I thought I would link to the first few to give an idea of what we are doing, in case it may spur someone else to do the same.  Here are the outlines for the Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy).

They may make no sense to you without my accompanying commentary, which at this point I decided not to record, maybe next time through.  Nevertheless, if they can help you think through teaching the Bible, book-by-book, with an intentional aim of showing Christ, than I pray that they will serve you well.

Introduction: An Overview of the Bible (January 6, 2010)
Genesis 1-11: The Beginning of It All (January 13, 2010)
Genesis 12-50: Four Families Under the Faithfulness of God (January 20, 2010)
Exodus 1-15: Salvation Through Substitution & Conquest (January 27, 2010)
Exodus 16-40: Moving Into the Presence of God (February 3, 2010)
Leviticus: Sinners in the Presence of a Holy God: (February 17, 2010)
Numbers: In the Wilderness (February 24, 2010)
Deuteronomy: God’s Royal Covenant with Israel (March 3, 2010)

Also, for those who would ever teach on this subject in a pastoral context, I have found listening to Mark Dever‘s overview sermons very helpful, as well as the lectures available at Covenant Theological Seminary.  As far as reading goes, I have been well-served by reading the biblical texts in my ESV Study Bible, and reading The Faith of Israel by William Dumbrell (this is only for the OT portion).

When I started I had grand intentions of reading Waltke, Kaiser, and other books along the way, but time has not permitted.  If you have done something like this in your ministry context, I would love to hear how you did it.

For all the handouts to date, see my Handouts Page.

Soli Deo Gloria, dss