A Christ-Centered Walk Through the Old Testament

Since January, I have been teaching the Bible, book-by-book.  Last week, I finished the Old Testament.  It has been a joy and a challenge to understand, synthesize, and communicate each book of the Old Testament.  I am thankful for the receptive congregants who attend each week.  We have had some wonderful questions and conversations, and I believe have seen how relevant the Old Testament is for 21st Century Christians.

Here are my notes for the first 39 books of the Bible.

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)

Joshua: Into the Land
(March 10, 2010)
Judges: A People in Need of a King (March 17, 2010)
Ruth: A Painful & Pleasant Providence (March 24, 2010)
1 Samuel: The Good, The Bad, and the Ruddy (March 31, 2010)
2 Samuel: The Rise and Fall of King David (April 7, 2010)
1 Kings: Redemptive History is a Royal Mess–Part 1 (April 14, 2010)
2 Kings: Redemptive History is a Royal Mess–Part 2 (April 21, 2010)
Ezra: Return, Rebuild, Renew, Repent (May 5, 2010)
Nehemiah: Rebuilding God’s City and Reforming God’s People (May 12, 2010)
Esther: Seed Warfare (May 19, 2010)

Job: Knowing God In The Crucible Of Satanic Suffering
(May 26, 2010)
Psalms: Redemption in the Key of D(avid) (June 3, 2010)
Proverbs: Wisdom is the Way to the Obedient Son (June 10, 2010)
Ecclesiastes: To Work Wisely is Futile, To Fear Faithfully is Wise (June 17, 2010)
Song of Songs: More Than Just an Old Fashioned Love Song (June 24, 2010)

The Prophets (1): Hearing the Spirit of Christ in the Days of Elijah
(June 31, 2010)
The Prophets (2): Putting the Prophets in their Place: Before the Exile (July 7, 2010)
The Prophets (3): Putting the Prophets in their Place: During and After the Exile (July 14, 2010)
Isaiah: The Servant-King Will Lead His People Into a New Creation (August 18, 2010)
Jeremiah: A New Heart For An Idolatrous People (August 25, 2010)
Ezekiel: That You Might Know the Lord (September 1, 2010)
Daniel: Keep the Faith! The Sovereign LORD Reigns In History (September 8, 2010)
The Twelve: Judgment and Salvation is a Major Theme in the Minor Prophets (September 15, 2010)

The unifying feature of each study is Jesus Christ.  As the New Testament authors and Jesus himself make plain, the Old Testament is all about Jesus.  I hope these handouts can help you see Christ in and throughout the Old Testament.

Soli Deo Gloria, dss