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... ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

1 Samuel: King Saul // What’s in the Bible?

King Saul The Israelites had the meanest bunch of enemies they had ever seen: the Philistines. They came from the sea around 1100 BC. The Israelites were scared of the Philistines (fear). All they had...

1 Samuel: Prophet Samuel and the Israelites Want a King // What’s in the...

Review A long time ago God created man and woman. We fell, we sinned, we ignored God and went our own way. With the stain of sin on us we had to leave God and live on...

Ruth // What’s in the Bible?

Review of Judges: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzEAmeM7Qj0?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0] source YouTube Cycle of Apostasy Israelites would abandon God and worship idols. God would send them an oppressor to punish his people. The Israelites would cry out the the LORD for help. God would raise up...

Judges // What’s in the Bible?

Review of Genesis thru Joshua God made people to be close to him (Genesis 1-2). But our bad choices has broken God's creation and brought death into the world (Genesis 3). God wants to rescue us from...

Story of 1 Samuel 3:1 – 4:1 in Stick Figures

This year (2015-2016) in Followers, we are storying our way through the book of 1 Samuel. It's a little experimental (you can read about that here). 1 Samuel 3:1 - 4:1 "The boy Samuel ministered before the LORD...

Story of 1 Samuel 1:21 – 2:36 in Stick Figures

This year (2015-2016) in Followers, we are storying our way through the book of 1 Samuel. It's a little experimental (you can read about that here). 1 Samuel 1:21 - 2:36 Hannah weans Samuel and presents him...

Story of 1 Samuel 1:1-20 in Stick Figures

This year (2015-2016) in Followers, we are storying our way through the book of 1 Samuel. It's a little experimental (you can read about that here). 1 Samuel 1:1-20 This is the story of Elkanah and his...