The Bible from beginning to end


Five hours of teaching accompanied by printable handouts and downloadable powerpoint presentations makes this a fantastic resource for use by churches, small groups and individuals. Each handout includes brief summaries of all the biblical books discussed that week, forming a complete introduction to the whole Bible.

 

Part one: TIME OF CREATION AND COVENANT

This session introduces the whole series. It explains how the biblical books can be divided according to genre, and how they would appear in chronological order. It covers Genesis to Deuteronomy with a focus on the themes of creation and covenant. There are suggestions for different ways to read more of the Bible and some tips for reading and understanding biblical narrative.

Listen to the talk here.

Download handout for session one here.

Download powerpoint for session one here.


Part two: TIME OF CONQUEST

This session covers Joshua’s conquest of the land through to the reign of Solomon, with a focus on the theme of kingdom. It includes some tips for reading and understanding biblical wisdom literature.

Listen to the talk here.

Download handout for session two here.

Download powerpoint for session two here.


Part three: TIME OF CONFLICT

This session covers the division of the kingdom through to the exile, with a focus on the theme of God’s marriage to his people. It includes some tips for reading and understanding biblical prophecy.

Listen to the talk here.

Download handout for session three here.

Download powerpoint for session three here.

 
Part four: TIME OF CONSOLATION

This session covers the exile and the return from exile, with a focus on the messianic hope of Israel.

Listen to the talk here.

Download handout for session four here.

Download powerpoint for session four here.

 
Part five: TIME OF CONSUMMATION

This session shows how Jesus was the fulfilment of the covenants with Abraham, Moses and David, the promised Messiah and the son of Eve who crushes the serpent. It covers the whole of the New Testament including the promises of restoration and resurrection still to be fulfilled.

Listen to the talk here.

Download handout for session five here.

Download powerpoint for session five here.
 
 
 
The talks are all available here and also on the Castle Church vimeo page. These sessions were originally given during Lent 2014 at Castle Church, Stafford and all materials are used with permission.