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OLD TESTAMENT WALK THROUGH – PART 1, Sunday, September 18

I. FROM CREATION TO ABRAHAM – PRIMEVAL

Creation / Fall / Flood / Babel

II. FROM ABRAHAM TO MOSES – PATRIARCHAL

  1. Ur
  2. Persian Gulf
  3. 4 people to be the “SALT” of the earth – SARAH-ABRAHAM-LOT-TERAH
  4. Between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
  5. To Haran, Terah dies
  6. Comes down into the land – Sea of Galilee / Jordan River / Dead Sea / Mediterranean Sea / Palestine
  7. With the “EYES” of faith – two sons
  8. Ishmael / Isaac
  9. God blessed Isaac – two sons – Esau – “hairy” / Jacob – “smooth”
  10. God blessed Jacob – twelve sons
  11. One Daughter – Dinah 
  12. Joseph sold down into Egypt – into slavery – 400 years

III. FROM MOSES TO JOSHUA – MOSAIC

  1. God raised up a deliverer – Moses   
  2. Went to Pharaoh – “LET MY PEOPLE GO’’
  3. No
  4. Ten plagues
  5. Crossing the Red Sea
  6. Sharp right turn and down to Mt. Sinai – Receives the Law
  7. Three Parts MORAL / CIVIL / CEREMONIAL
  8. Left Mt. Sinai and went to Kadesh Barnea
  9. Sent out twelve spies – 10 said no; 2 said yes – lived by faith JOSHUA / CALEB
  10. The people respond in unbelief
  11. Wandered for 40 years
  12. Manna / Quail / Generation died
  13. Came to the top of the Dead Sea
  14. Moses preached 3 long sermons and died

OLD TESTAMENT WALK THROUGH — PART 2, Sunday, September 25

IV. FROM JOSHUA TO SAMUEL – JUDGES

  1. Five star general Joshua took over
  2. Crossed the Jordan River
  3. Conquered Jericho – walls came down
  4. Ai
  5. Divided and conquered – first South and then North
  6. Conquest took 7 years
  7. Divided up the land into 12 tribes
  8. Period of the Judges 400 years
  9. Four of the more important judges
  10. Samson — Deborah — Gideon — Samuel (last judge, first prophet)
  11. Period of Ups and Downs - “Every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (last verse of Judges)

V. FROM SAMUEL TO SOLOMON - UNITED KINGDOM

  1. People kept looking over their shoulders
  2. First King – Saul
  3. Second King – David
  4. Third King – Solomon
  5. Each reigned 40 years – total of 120 years
  6. After Solomon dies, the nation splits over taxes
  7. North called Israel
  8. South called Judah
  9. Date of split – 931 B.C.

OLD TESTAMENT WALK THROUGH — PART 3, Sunday, October 2

VI. DIVIDED KINGDOM TO THE EXILE

  1. Israel was the more evil
  2. Israel had 19 kings – all bad
  3. Judah had 20 kings – 8 good
  4. Assyria conquered Israel
  5. Assyria scattered the people all over
  6. Assyrian invasion in 722 (200 years after the split)
  7. 150 years later, Babylon conquered Judah
  8. Captivity is commonly called the EXILE – taken out of country
  9. Brought them back to Babylon 
  10. The exile lasted 70 years

VII. RESTORATION TO 400 SILENT YEARS

  1. All of Jerusalem remained in rubble
  2. God remembers His promises
  3. Zerubbabel
  4. Ezra
  5. Nehemiah
  6. Zerubbabel rebuilds the TEMPLE
  7. Ezra rebuilds the PEOPLE
  8. Nehemiah rebuilds the WALLS
  9. From the time of Nehemiah until Christ is 400 years commonly called the “400 SILENT YEARS”