Living God's Word Video Lectures
Explore how the Bible fits together as God’s Great Story
Many Christians struggle to grasp the progression of Scripture as a whole because they usually encounter Bible passages through disconnected readings, studies, and sermons. Living God’s Word Video Lectures is a guide to reading the Bible as it was meant to be read: as God’s Great Story.
New Testament scholar J. Scott Duvall and Old Testament expert J. Daniel Hays help Christians to understand how the Bible fits together and to see how their own lives fit into what God has done and is doing in the world. Living God’s Word Video Lectures explores the entire Bible through broad themes that trace the progression of God’s redemptive plan. It is ideal for those who want to understand the Bible better, for introductory college courses, Sunday school electives, or small group study.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
0 - Introduction (21 min)
1 - Creation and Crisis: Who Am I and What Is Wrong? (26 min)
2 - Covenant: God Makes a Promise and Establishes a People (22 min)
3 - Calling Out: “I am the LORD who brought you up out of Egypt” (26 min)
4 - Commandments: Terms for Living in the Promised Land with God in Their Midst (24 min)
5 - Conquest and Canaanization: Good News and Bad News (25 min)
6 - Creation of the Kingdom: Nobodies and Somebodies (24 min)
7 - Communion and Common Sense in the Kingdom: Worship and Other Ways to Live Wisely (30 min)
8 - Crumbling of the Kingdom: The Prophets and the End of Israel and Judah (25 min)
9 - Captivity and Coming Home: Surviving the Exile and Returning to the Land (21 min)
10 - Interlude: Time between the Testaments (21 min)
11 - Christ: Jesus Enters Our World (22 min)
12 - Christ: Jesus’s Message (24 min)
13 - Christ: Jesus’s Journey to Jerusalem (23 min)
14 - Christ: Jesus Dies on the Cross (23 min)
15 - Christ: Jesus Is Raised from the Dead (23 min)
16 - Church: The Coming of the Spirit (20 min)
17 - Church: In Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria (24 min)
18 - Church: The Mission to the Gentiles (22 min)
19 - Church: The Gospel Spreads from Jerusalem to Rome (19 min)
20 - Consummation: The Happy Ending to the Great Story (28 min)
21 - Conclusion (24 min)
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.