Explores four topics related to prophetic words about the future: God’s sovereignty, human contingencies, degrees of certainty, and desired outcomes.
Focuses on how prophetic eschatology developed through the historical periods of: Moses, the early prophets, the later prophets, and the New Testament.
For the “day of the LORD” to come, for God’s kingdom to come, the covenant must be fulfilled from both sides. The actions and roles of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, Joshua, David, and the rest are not to be set alongside the person and work of Jesus Christ as less effective performances of the same kind of service.
Introduces the book of Samuel, including why and under what circumstances the book was written and how it applies to Christians today.
Examines Samuel’s role in Israel’s prelude to kingship and Saul’s failed kingship before the establishment of David as Israel’s king.
Follows David’s kingship from his earlier years to his death and reveals the ongoing blessings offered to Israel through the righteous rule of David’s house.
Introduces the book of Joshua, including what it meant for its original audience and what it means for us today.
Addresses the original audience’s challenges associated with warfare by drawing attention to Israel’s extensive victory over the land of Canaan.
Explores how Joshua called the people of Israel to live together as heirs of the Promised Land.
Reveals the significance of Israel’s call to be faithful to the terms of their covenant with God.
Explores the stories that ancient Israelites told about Abraham, their great patriarch.
Explores the original impact these stories were intended to have on the nation of Israel as they followed Moses toward the Promised Land.
Concentrates on responsible ways to draw modern applications from the chapters in Genesis that speak of Abraham.
Introduces a basic framework for sound and scholarly biblical interpretation.
Focuses on helpful things to do before reading and interpreting the Scriptures.