Introduction to the Old Testament 1 Notes

Introduction to the Old Testament – 1

  • Illustration: I don’t know your trade’s technical language…
  • Purpose: Equip you for self-study and discovery in the Bible
  • Illustration: I-15 v. trail to Garnette Peak…
    • The Journey is it’s own reward!
    • Many people have taken the same path, but its new to you! You must experience it for yourself!
    • Key Assumptions
      • The New Testament Interprets the Old
        • Acts 10:43, Acts 3:24, John 1:45
  • The Old Testament is Equally Gospel centered as the New
    • John 5:39-47, Luke 24:13-27…
    • Key Misconceptions
      • “The OT teaches an angry vengeful God, and the NT teaches a loving one”
        • Exo 34:6-7, Rev 19:1-3
  • “There are two different salvations- works in the OT and grace in the NT”
    • Acts 15:11, Mal 4:2, Isa 59:20
    • Method: Big to Small
      • Illustration: Puzzle edges… fill in the middle …
      • Ullustration: Legos… The Picture on the Box… end product is key…
      • >>>I will give the structure and you will fill in the blanks..
      • ***Start reading your OT if you have not yet!
      • Basic Goals that Your will be able to accomplish
        • Outline the History of the Bible
        • Describe the Covenant Structure of the Bible
        • Summarize the Theological and Historical Covenants
        • Summarize the Basic Message of Each OT Book
        • Now How to Interpret the OT in Light of Christ
        • Be confident when you read an teach others from the OT
        • Note: It should take you five minutes to explain all of this, but you need all of that for when you read the Bible
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