Contributed on Jun 3, 2012
This series is designed to give people an overview of the whole story of the 39 Books of the Old Testament, starting here in Genesis, the book of beginnings.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE OLD TESTAMENT #1: GENESIS ILLUSTRATION: The story is told about the preacher who was visiting the children’s classes to see how they were doing. One Sunday he visited the class of 6th grade boys. He listened for a while & then asked, “Who knows who knocked down the walls of ...read more
Contributed on Jun 12, 2012
In Exodus, God raises up a deliverer in Moses and bringing His people out of bondage. Here God gives them the pattern for the tabernacle, a blueprint for going deeper in our relationship with God.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE OLD TESTAMENT #2: THE TABERNACLE OPENING TEXT: “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for ...read more
Contributed on Jun 20, 2012
The story of Joshua and Caleb and the 10 spies gives us the keys to being strong and courageous as we face giants in our own lives today.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE OLD TESTAMENT #3: STRONG AND COURAGEOUS OPENING TEXT: “22 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 23 "Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ’This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them: 24 "The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine ...read more
Contributed on Jul 13, 2012
Even though the Christian life is primarily characterized by abundant life and joy, there are seasons where the Lord allows us to go through dark valleys. It is often during those seasons that we encounter God, and our faith is strengthened and deepened.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE OLD TESTAMENT #6: PAIN AND SUFFERING OPENING TEXT: “After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. And Job spoke, and said: "May the day perish on which I was born, And the night in which it was said, A male child is conceived.” (Job ...read more
Contributed on Jul 22, 2012
The story of Nehemiah is an example to us for how we can overcome discouragement and distractions in our lives.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE O.T. #7: PERSEVERANCE AND PASSION OPENING: • I have good news for you this morning – the Gospel is good news! • The good news is that we can defeat discouragement! We all get discouraged and feel like quitting – we lose our motivation, confidence ...read more