Interested in learning and understanding the redemptive narrative of the Old Testament through six major periods: Creation, Abraham, Sinai, Kings, Exile, and Temple? Key events, people, and biblical books will be placed in their historical and theological context, and you will learn how the Old Testament narrative finds its fulfillment in the New Testament. The acronym for the entire Bible CASKET EMPTY, which points to the empty tomb of Jesus as the center of God's plan of redemption in the Bible.
The call of Abram is the central missional text of the Bible but it's not the beginning of the story. The story begins with the incarnational God showing up in Ur, whose citizens worshipped foreign gods; it begins with an incarnational God appearing to an elderly man in a polytheistic culture. In our post-Christian context, the church needs to return to her roots, remembering that God's missional call began not in the Promised Land but in a pagan city.
The covenants in the Old Testament provide a lens through which to understand the redemptive story of the entire Bible. Examine each major covenant of the Old Testament, including the Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Davidic, Mosaic, and New Covenants, setting each in its unique historical-redemptive context. As you explore how Old Testament covenants are being fulfilled in the New Testament and in the church today, learn what it means to keep the “big picture” of God’s redemptive story in view.
Course is open to the public.