The Assyrian and Babylonian Empire // What’s in the Bible?

Where are we in the Bible? There are two sections in the Bible: Old Testament and New Testament. We are currently in the Old Testament, which itself is divided into sections. So far we are...

Story of Ruth // Main Street

Wow. The book of Judges had some really interesting characters in it. Especially one of the last ones, Samson. He just couldn't figure out how to be a stable "image of God" bearer. It...

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...

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...

Judge Samson // Main Street

The cycle of sin continues. The Israelites have been around the cycle 11 times up to this point. Samson (the next Judge) is the 12th. I don't think the Israelites are quite getting what...

Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven // Curriculum Trajectory for High School

For the 2016-2017 school year, the high school students who participate in Youth group each Wednesday night are going to engage with Jesus' words in Matthew 5-7 often referred to as the Sermon on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ezra and Nehemiah // What’s in the Bible?

Review Last week we learned that the Bible is true and trustworthy. Also, the empires, Assyria and Babylon, had taken over Israel and Judah, respectively. Ezra and Nehemiah The prophet Jeremiah (25:11) announced that the Israelites would be...

What is the Bible? // What’s in the Bible?

What is the Bible? Perhaps science can answer this question... According to Doctor Schniffenhousen, the Bible is 3 things: Paper: made from wood. Ink: derived from black carbon and oil. Leather wrapper: made from a cow. Tongue-in-cheek: Perhaps science cannot answer...