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Living God's Word

Discovering Our Place in the Great Story of Scripture
J. Scott Duvall (Author), J. Daniel Hays (Author)
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Description

How does your personal faith journey relate to the big picture of the Bible?

Christians often encounter various Bible passages through unrelated readings, studies, and sermons, making it difficult to grasp the progression of Scripture as a whole. Living God's Word surveys the entire Bible through broad themes that trace the progression of God's redemptive plan, focusing on how each portion of Scripture fits into the overarching narrative. Once you see the Bible as a Great Story, you'll begin to see how your own life fits into what God has done and is doing in the world.

Each section of Living God's Word deals with a certain piece of Scripture and includes:

  • Reading and listening preparation
  • An explanation
  • A summary
  • Observations about theological significance
  • Connections to the Great Story
  • Written assignments for further study

Living God's Word is ideal for introductory college courses, adult Sunday school classes, small groups, or anyone who wants to understand how their life fits into the story of the Bible, enabling them to live faithfully in deep and important ways.

About the Authors

J. Scott Duvall (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the coauthor of Grasping God’s Word, Journey into God’s Word, Preaching God’s Word, and God’s Relational Presence, and author of The Heart of Revelation and Revelation in the Teach the Text Commentary series. He teaches and preaches frequently in local churches.

J. Daniel Hays (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, The Message of the Prophets, The Temple and the Tabernacle, and A Christian’s Guide to Evidence for the Bible: 101 Proofs from History and Archaeology. He has coauthored or coedited Grasping God’s Word; Journey into God’s Word; Preaching God’s Word; The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary; Jeremiah and Lamentations; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; and God’s Relational Presence: The Cohesive Center of Biblical Theology. He teaches adult Sunday School at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and also speaks both regionally and internationally.

Table of Contents

Preface: Why This Book?

Introduction

1. Creation and Crisis: Who Am I and What Is Wrong?

2. Covenant: God Makes a Promise and Establishes a People

3. Calling Out: “I am the Lord who brought you up out of Egypt”

4. Commandments: Terms for Living in the Promised Land with God in Their Midst

5. Conquest and Canaanization: Good News and Bad News

6. Creation of the Kingdom: Nobodies and Somebodies

7. Communion and Common Sense: Worship and Other Ways to Live Wisely

8. Crumbling of the Kingdom: The Prophets and the End of Israel and Judah

9. Captivity and Coming Home: Surviving the Exile and Returning to the Land

10. Interlude: Time between the Testaments

11. Christ: Jesus Enters Our World

12. Christ: Jesus’ Message

13. Christ: Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem

14. Christ: Jesus Dies on the Cross

15. Christ: Jesus Is Raised from the Dead

16. Church: The Coming of the Spirit

17. Church: In Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria

18. Church: The Mission to the Gentiles

19. Church: The Gospel Spreads from Jerusalem to Rome

20. Consummation: The Happy Ending to the Great Story

Conclusion

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  • Chapter 1 - Creation and Crisis: Who Am I and What Is Wrong?
  • Chapter 2 - Covenant: God Makes a Promise and Establishes a People
  • Chapter 3 - Calling Out: “I am the Lord who brought you up out of Egypt”
  • Chapter 4 - Commandments: Terms for Living in the Promised Land with God in Their Midst
  • Chapter 5 - Conquest and Canaanization: Good News and Bad News
  • Chapter 6 - Creation of the Kingdom: Nobodies and Somebodies
  • Chapter 7 - Communion and Common Sense: Worship and Other Ways to Live Wisely
  • Chapter 8 - Crumbling of the Kingdom: The Prophets and the End of Israel and Judah
  • Chapter 9 - Captivity and Coming Home: Surviving the Exile and Returning to the Land
  • Chapter 10 - Interlude: Time between the Testaments
  • Chapter 11 - Christ: Jesus Enters Our World
  • Chapter 12 - Christ: Jesus’ Message
  • Chapter 13 - Christ: Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem
  • Chapter 14 - Christ: Jesus Dies on the Cross
  • Chapter 15 - Christ: Jesus Is Raised from the Dead
  • Chapter 16 - Church: The Coming of the Spirit
  • Chapter 17 - Church: In Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria
  • Chapter 18 - Church: The Mission to the Gentiles
  • Chapter 19 - Church: The Gospel Spreads from Jerusalem to Rome
  • Chapter 20 - Consummation: The Happy Ending to the Great Story
  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 320
  • Format: Hardcover, Printed
  • ISBN: 9780310292104
  • Release: May 7, 2012
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