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The Exile of Israel and Judah // What’s in the Bible?

Review Last week we learned about all the 39 kings of Israel and Judah. What were God's prophets (those who deliver God's messages to the kings to return to God) doing during all this time? They kept...

The Kings of Israel and Judah // What’s in the Bible?

Let's start at the beginning Our world is drowning in sin. Sin is: ignoring God and doing things our own way... it's breaking God's laws... it's why the world is so full of fighting, death, disease... ...

Resource: WITH God Daily Devotional and the Phil Vischer Podcast

Right before this new year started, I did it. I had been looking at a daily devotional resource from a Christian leader who I respected and appreciated the fruit of the Gospel in my life. The...

Kings of Israel and the Prophets, Elijah and Elisha // What’s in the Bible?

Review Last time the story in 1 Kings discussed the consequences of King Solomon's sins (idolatry and accumulation of horses), which was a divided kingdom. The northern 10 tribes followed a man named Jeroboam who...

Tim Mackie // Teacher Who Constantly Places Bible Stories in Light of the Grand...

I had fun this past Sunday working through the story-line of the Bible in light of the themes and trajectory of the Gospel according to John. If you missed it, you can listen to...

1 Kings: Jeroboam, Rehoboam, and a Divided Kingdom // What’s in the Bible?

Review 1 and 2 Samuel We have learned about the first 3 kings of Israel: King Saul, King David, and King Solomon. They all made mistakes but each handled those mistakes differently. What happened when these...

Genesis through Revelation by Way of John

Hayward Wesleyan Church kicked off a long-term series on the Gospel of John. I was tasked with placing John in the unfolding narrative of the entire Bible. What role does the book of John play...

Lost Sheep // Luke 15:1-7

In Luke 15:3-7, Jesus tells the first in a series of three parables related to things that are lost and the joy that is found in their return: So he told them this parable: 'What...

1 Kings: King Solomon // What’s in the Bible?

Review King David was the previous king. David did many great things: conquered the Philistines, united the kingdom of Israel (all the tribes), built the capital city, Jerusalem, and few other things. David also did one bad thing: he stole...

A Loss for Words… Words of Hope

Last November (2015), I was called to the hospital for an emergency. It was a pastoral call. An unresponsive baby was rushed to emergency room and the family didn't know anything yet. This child's...

2 Samuel: King David // What’s in the Bible?

Quick 1 Samuel Review Saul was Israel's first king and he didn't do such a good job, which means he didn't always do what God told him. In fact, Saul wanted to kill David (who...

Samuel Anoints David in 1 Samuel 16

This year in Followers I've been teaching through the stories in 1 Samuel. I've already discussed my experiment with this particular year, but I've since let the cat out of the bag: the students know...

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