Posts in Category: One Bible One Year

Genesis

The book of Genesis starts with the five key words: In the beginning God created. The book goes on to explain why God created the earth and what he promises each and every one of the people he has created.

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Exodus

Exodus tells the great story of rescue from slavery to freedom as God’s people with him in his promised land. It is also the story of how Moses encounters God and starts to relate to God as friends talking to face to face – a model of relationship with God that all Christians can also know.

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Leviticus

Leviticus is all about being holy and distinct as the holy people of God because God is holy. It describes the practices and festivals that God’s people enjoy as a way of remembering God’s goodness and receiving his holiness and forgiveness.

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Numbers

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Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy literally means second law - it is ‘The Law Reloaded’ where the new generation of Israelites are taught about God and his good ways afresh so they are prepared to follow Him into the Promised Land. Deuteronomy therefore gives us plenty of insights into how we in our generation can be renewed in following God and his good ways each day.

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Joshua

Joshua is told to be strong and courageous - not in his own strength but in the strength of the Lord who promises to go with him. We also need to hear that message afresh as we go into each day with the powerful God whose faithfulness and grace renews our strength.

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Judges

The book of Judges gives the history of people who are in the promised land but far from God. It has a revolving cycle of rebellion leading to ruin which God resolves but sending a rescuer judge but then the resulting rest is soon broken again by further rebellion. The book is a lesson in what happens when we stop looking to God and rely on other things in place of God, but also a lesson in God’s continued faithfulness to his promise.

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Ruth

Ruth is set in the early days of the Israelites living in Canaan before they were ruled by kings. In a context when so many rejected God, Ruth is a ray of light. It’s the story of an outsider who trusts God and is welcomed into the community of grace. It shows how our lives are transformed by receiving God’s mercy and love - whoever we are and whatever we have or haven’t done.

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1&2 Samuel

1 & 2 Samuel describes the start of the era of the Kings of Israel. The story starts with Saul who the people appoint and who trusts his own strength and then comes David who seems weak in comparison but know the strength of the Lord and seeks after God. God makes a promise to David of an everlasting kingdom that one day Jesus, in the line of David, will inaugurate fully.

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1&2 Kings and 1&2 Chronicles

1 & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles describe the Kings of Judah (the southern kingdom) and Kings of Israel (the northern kingdom). It is a story of flawed individuals and a faithful God. Some Kings such as Josiah lead the people back to devotion to God but others think they can rule without the King of the Universe. In time the northern kingdom is overrun by the Assyrians and then the southern kingdom is taken into exile in Babylon.

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Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra and Nehemiah are books set in the period of history when the Israelites are returning from exile in Babylon. Returning to the promised land is one thing, but the bigger challenge was restoring the nation as promise people in the promised land. Ezra and Nehemiah lead people to rebuild the city of Jerusalem - not only by securing it’s fortifications but also by renewing the people living in the city so that once again they practiced God’s distinct ways of truth and grace.

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Esther

Esther is an amazing story of rescue coming through one person being put in a strategic position in the Susa palace ‘for such a time as this.’ It teaches us that God is sovereign in every life and every action on this earth whether we acknowlege him or not. Esther takes a risk and experiences redemption.

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