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Week 1 - The Bible Fast Forward

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Looking at the overview of the bible, based on research from Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason in his "The Bible Fast Forward" series. This covers the main theme of the Bible, as well as the 12 major events of the Old Testament.

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Week 1 - The Bible Fast Forward

  1. 1. THE BIBLE FAST FORWARD Putting the Pieces of the Bible Together
  2. 2. GREG KOUKL Founder and President of Stand to Reason www.str.org
  3. 3. WHAT IS THE BIBLE? Is it just a collection of parts, 
 or is it a cohesive whole?
  4. 4. THE WHOLE 
 IS THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING 
 THE PARTS
  5. 5. WHAT DO YOU CALL IDEAS THAT CONNECT TOGETHER TO FORM A COHESIVE WHOLE? WORLDVIEW
  6. 6. WE ARE GOING TO BUILD A FRAMEWORK OF THE BIBLE TOGETHER
  7. 7. 2 KINDS OF THEOLOGY Systematic Theology and Biblical Theology
  8. 8. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY The main topics of the Bible when it comes to God’s salvation project The nature of God The nature of Man The coming of Christ The work of the Cross The final Resurrection
  9. 9. BIBLICAL THEOLOGY The unfolding plan of God through the biblical record. Examining how the central topics of the Bible (revealed by systematic theology) play out in human history. The unfolding story of redemption. The events and promises and covenants of the Old Testament come to fulfillment in the person of Jesus Christ.
  10. 10. OUR FAITH IS TESTABLE BECAUSE IT IS HISTORICAL
  11. 11. WHAT WE WILL COVER The history of Israel in God’s plan of
 redemption. How the central topics of the Bible 
 (God, man, sin, cross, resurrection) 
 play out in history.
  12. 12. WHAT WE WILL COVER The unifying theme of the whole Bible The essential elements of the Abrahamic Covenant, the Mosaic Covenant, and the New Covenant How the New Testament and the Old Testament are inseparably linked.
  13. 13. OUR PURPOSE To give a practical, historical overview of the Old Testament emphasizing the unfolding plan of salvation as God reveals it through His covenants with the nation of Israel, and the fulfillment of those covenants in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.
  14. 14. THE 12 KEY EVENTS of the Nation of Israel
  15. 15. THE CALL of Abraham
  16. 16. THE BIRTH of Isaac
  17. 17. JOSEPH in Egypt
  18. 18. THE EXODUS
  19. 19. MOSES gets the Law
  20. 20. JOSHUA conquers the land
  21. 21. THE THREE KINGS of the United Kingdom:
 Saul, David & Solomon
  22. 22. THE KINGDOM SPLITS Israel and Judah
  23. 23. THE ASSYRIAN DISPERSION of Israel
  24. 24. THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY of Judah
  25. 25. THE RETURN to the Land
  26. 26. THE COMING of Messiah
  27. 27. 12 MAJOR EVENTS 1. The Call of Abraham 2. The Birth of Isaac 3. Joseph in Egypt 4. The Exodus 5. Moses Gets the Law 6. Joshua Conquers the land 7. The three kings of the United Kingdom (Saul, David & Solomon) 8. The Kingdom Splits: Israel & Judah 9. The Assyrian Dispersion 
 (of Israel) 11. The Return to the Land 12. The Coming of Messiah 10. The Babylonian Captivity
 (of Judah)
  28. 28. REVELATION IS PROGRESSIVE: Revelation is given in stages New revelation is always interpreted in light of previous revelation.
  29. 29. WE INTERPRET THE N.T. 
 IN LIGHT OF THE O.T. and NOT the other way around
  30. 30. THE MAIN THEME of the Bible
  31. 31. COMMON ANSWERS Love Relationship Salvation
  32. 32. THE MAIN THEME of the Bible is: RULERSHIP
  33. 33. RULERSHIP or as commonly referred to as: 
 “The kingdom of God” The phrase “kingdom of God” is too common to us 
 and has become religious noise. The idea is the same: 
 God is the sovereign king
 and He rules everything.
  34. 34. RULERSHIP or as commonly referred to as: 
 “The kingdom of God” The primary thing men rebel against is the rule of God in their own lives. This is the essence of sin: the rejection of God’s rulership over us.
  35. 35. FACT: is the central focus the New Testament THE KINGDOM OF GOD
  36. 36. MATTHEW 3:1-2 “Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, 
 “Repent! For the kingdom of heaven 
 is at hand.” JOHN THE BAPTIST
  37. 37. MATTHEW 4:4:23 “And Jesus was going about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming 
 the gospel of the kingdom....” JESUS
  38. 38. ACTS 19:8 “And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God. ” PAUL THE APOSTLE
  39. 39. FACT:The phrase “kingdom of God” or “kingdom of heaven” occurs OVER 100 TIMES in the New Testament
  40. 40. From beginning to end, 
 the Bible is all about the RULERSHIP of God. FACT:
  41. 41. WHAT IS OUR ROLE in God’s plan?
  42. 42. GOD’S STEWARD over the Earth Man is
  43. 43. WE ARE GOD’S STEWARDS God has chosen us to rule with Him on the Earth Man is not autonomous. We will always be under God’s rulership Earth was made for man. 
 Nature (including animals) is not above 
 or equal to man.
  44. 44. WE ARE GOD’S STEWARDS God has chosen us to rule with Him on the Earth We should not ask the question, “What is God’s plan for my life?” Instead, we should ask, 
 “How does my life fit in God’s plan?”
  45. 45. THE PROBLEM Man wants to live outside of God’s rulership and authority. Man has rejected God’s rulership over his life, and in doing so brings upon ourselves a problem that only God can solve.
  46. 46. NEXT WEEK: The call of Abraham, The Birth of Isaac
 and Joseph in Egypt
  47. 47. BEFORE WE GO: A reflection from King David
 about our role in God’s plan
  48. 48. PSALM 8:3-9 When I consider your heavens, 
 the work of your hands, 
 The moon and the stars 
 which you have ordained,
  49. 49. PSALM 8:3-9 What is man 
 that you take thought of him
 Or the son of man 
 that you care for him?
  50. 50. PSALM 8:3-9 Yet you have made him a little lower than God, And crowned him with glory and majesty!
  51. 51. PSALM 8:3-9 You make him to rule 
 over the works of your hands; 
 You have put all things under his feet,
  52. 52. PSALM 8:3-9 All sheep and oxen, 
 and also the beasts of the field, 
 The birds of the heavens 
 and the fish of the sea....
  53. 53. YOUR NAME in all the Earth! OH LORD, OUR LORD! How majestic is 8:3-9 PSALM
  54. 54. SEE YOU NEXT WEEK! Week 2: The Fall of Man and
 the Abrahamic Covenant

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