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  1. GENESIS THEME:
    Beginnings/Covenants/Generations
  2. Genesis describes the origin of the human race, the introduction of sin into the world, the confusion of languages, and the
    Divine choice of Israel based on promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  3. GENESIS OUTLINE:
    • FOUR EVENTS (1 - 11)
    • FOUR PEOPLE (12 - 50)
  4. GENESIS OUTLINE: Patriarchal History
    • FOUR PEOPLE (12 - 50)
    • Abraham - 12-24
    • Isaac - 25-26
    • Jacob - 27-36
    • Joseph - 37-50
  5. GENESIS CHAPTER 1
    1 Creation (broad perspective)
  6. GENESIS KEY PASSAGE 1:24-27
    1:24-27 6th day of creation
  7. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Adam & Eve
    Adam & Eve - the first humans
  8. GENESIS KEY DATES:
    • Genesis was written by Moses in the years following the Exodus in 1445 B.C.
    • Creation: unknown, if genealogies in Gen. 5 and 10 are incomplete.
    • Possibly ca. 10,000 - 5000 B.C.
    • Flood: As above, unknown.
    • Abraham: ca. 2165 B.C. - 1990 B.C.
    • Joseph: ca. 1914 B.C. - 1804 B.C.
  9. EXODUS THEME:
    Redemption and Deliverance of Israel
  10. EXODUS OUTLINE
    • Geographic
    • I. Israel in Egypt (1 - 13)
    • II. Israel in the Wilderness (14 - 18)
    • III. Israel at Sinai (19 - 40)
  11. Or
  12. Major Movements
    • I. Exodus (1-18)
    • II. Law (19-24)
    • III. Tabernacle (25-40)
  13. Or
  14. Major Ideas
    • I. Repression (1-11)
    • II. Redemption (12-40)
  15. EXODUS OUTLINE Major Movements
    • I. Exodus (1-18)
    • II. Law (19-24)
    • III. Tabernacle (25-40)
  16. EXODUS OUTLINE Major Ideas
    • I. Repression (1-11)
    • II. Redemption (12-40)
  17. EXODUS KEY CHAPTER 3-4
    3-4 Call of Moses
  18. EXODUS KEY PASSAGES: 3:13-15
    3:13-15 "I AM WHO I AM" This is My name forever . . . to all generations.
  19. EXODUS KEY DATE:
    The Exodus occurred ca. 1445 B.C.
  20. EXODUS KEY PEOPLE: Aaron
    Aaron - Moses' spokesman and brother, consecrated first high priest.
  21. LEVITICUS THEME:
    Dedication/Holiness (God's Instruction On Holy Living - cf. 20:22-26)
  22. LEVITICUS OUTLINE
    • I. Way 1-10
    • II. Walk 11-20
    • III. Worship 21-24
    • IV. Witness 25-27
  23. LEVITICUS OUTLINE
    • I. The Way to God - Sacrifice (1:1 - 17:16)
    • II. The Walk with God - Sanctification (18:1 - 27:34)
  24. LEVITICUS KEY CHAPTERS: 1-7
    1-7 Five sacrifices
  25. LEVITICUS KEY PASSAGES: 17:11
    17:11 "it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement"
  26. LEVITICUS KEY PEOPLE:
    Nadab & Abihu - two eldest sons of Aaron, consecrated as priests, slain by YHWH for offering "strange fire," ch. 10
  27. NUMBERS THEME:
    • Wanderings in the wilderness; faithful Jehovah/fickle Israel
    • Numbers traces the judgment of God and His patience to prepare Israel to enter the promised land in spite of their rebellion.
  28. NUMBERS OUTLINE:
    • I. ORDERing the people of the exodus (1 - 10) - Sinai
    • II. DISORDER among the people in the wilderness (11 - 25) - Wilderness
    • III. REORDERing the new generation for entrance (26 - 36) - Plains of Moab
  29. NUMBERS KEY CHAPTERS: 6
    6 The vow of the Nazerite to dedicate himself to the Lord's service.
  30. NUMBERS KEY PASSAGES: 16:31-35
    16:31-35 God's destruction of Korah and his followers through the opening up of the ground. The fear of God is instilled in God's people.
  31. NUMBERS KEY PEOPLE: Balaam
    Balaam - A heathen prophet who when consulted by Balak, king of Moab, became conceited and greedy. He was halted in his tracks by an angel and commanded to speak only on behalf of God.
  32. NUMBERS KEY DATES:
    39 Years are covered. ca. 1444 - 1405 B.C.
  33. DEUTERONOMY THEME:
    Second Law/Renewed Covenant/Review
  34. Reiteration of the covenant and review of their history to the nation of Israel (cf. 1:5).
  35. DEUTERONOMY OUTLINE:
    • I. Looking Back (1-11)
    • II. Looking Ahead (12-32)
    • III. Looking Up (33-34)
  36. OR
  37. I. The First Discourse (Past/What God has done) (1-4)
    • II. The Second Discourse (Present/What God expects) (5-26)
    • III. The Third Discourse (Future/What God will do) (27-30)
    • IV. The Historical Appendix (Transition of the Covenant Mediator) (31-34)
  38. OUTLINE:
    • I. The First Discourse (Past/What God has done) (1-4)
    • II. The Second Discourse (Present/What God expects) (5-26)
    • III. The Third Discourse (Future/What God will do) (27-30)
    • IV. The Historical Appendix (Transition of the Covenant Mediator) (31-34)
  39. DEUTERONOMY KEY CHAPTERS: 5
    5 Decalogue reiterated
  40. DEUTERONOMY KEY PASSAGES: 4:2
    4:2 Don't add or subtract from the word 6:4-9
  41. JOSHUA THEME:
    Conquer and Divide (Re-Entry).
  42. JOSHUA OUTLINE:
    • I. Conquering the Land (Seizing) (1 - 12)
    • II. Dividing the Land (Settling) (13 - 24)
  43. JOSHUA KEY CHAPTERS: 1
    1 God's charge to Joshua
  44. JOSHUA KEY PASSAGES: 1:7-9
    1:7-9 Be strong and courageous," Know and keep the Law.
  45. JOSHUA KEY PEOPLE: Rahab
    Rahab - Ex-harlot in Jericho
  46. JOSHUA DATES
    ca. 1405 B.C. - 1374 B.C.
  47. JUDGES THEME:
    Disobedience and Defeat; Disobedience cost Israel her covenant blessings.
  48. JUDGES OUTLINE:
    • I. Disobedience in Judges (1 - 3)
    • II. History of the Judges (3 - 16)
    • III. Apostasy in Judges (l7 - 21)
  49. OR
    • Disobedience (1 - 3)
    • Deliverance (3 - 16)
    • Disaster/Depravity (l7 - 21)
  50. JUDGES DATE
    Covers 300 years from 1374-1050 B.C.
  51. JUDGES KEY CHAPTERS: 5
    5 Song of Deborah
  52. JUDGES KEY PASSAGES: 11:34-40
    11:34-40 Jephthah's vow is fulfilled regarding his daughter.
  53. JUDGES KEY PEOPLE: Barak
    Barak - Collaborated with Deborah
  54. RUTH THEME
    Kinsman Redeemer, God's Cinderella
  55. RUTH OUTLINE Short
    • I. Rags 1
    • II. Riches 2-4
  56. RUTH OUTLINE
    • I. Rags 1
    • II. Riches 2-4
  57. OR
  58. I. Return of Ruth (1) RUIN
    • II. Reaping of Ruth (2) RESTORATION
    • III. Request of Ruth (3) ROMANCE
    • IV. Redemption of Ruth (4) REDEMPTION
  59. RUTH KEY CHAPTER:
    4 Boaz redeems Ruth and marries her.
  60. RUTH KEY PASSAGE:
    4:18-22 - The genealogy from Perez to David.
  61. RUTH KEY PEOPLE: Boaz
    Boaz - Married Ruth
  62. RUTH DATE:
    Takes place during the time of the Judges.
  63. I SAMUEL THEME:
    Judges to Kings (Transition); Theocracy to monarchy
  64. I SAMUEL OUTLINE
    • I. Preparation for the Monarch/Samuel (1 - 9)
    • II. Period of the Monarch/Saul (10 - 31)
  65. I SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 1-4
    1-4 Eli to Samuel
  66. I SAMUEL KEY PASSAGES: 15:20-23
    • 15:20-23 "To obey better/sacrifice"
    • 16:7 God looks on the heart
  67. I SAMUEL KEY PEOPLE: Samuel
    Samuel - Son of Elkanah and Hannah; a Nazarite; a Priest; a Judge; a King MAKER
  68. 2 SAMUEL (cf. 1 Chronicles) THEME
    David's reign as King
  69. 2 SAMUEL OUTLINE
    • I. The Triumphs of David (1 - 10) Good Success
    • II. The Transgressions of David (11 - 12) Bad Sin
    • III. The Troubles of David (13 - 24) Ugly Struggles
  70. 2 SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 5
    5 David as King over all Israel
  71. 2 SAMUEL KEY PASSAGES: 7:8-16
    7:8-16 Davidic Covenant
  72. 1 CHRONICLES (parallels 2 Samuel) KEY PEOPLE: David
    David - second King of Israel; son of Jesse; man after God's own heart.
  73. 1 KINGS (cf. 2 Chronicles) THEME
    • United and Divided Kingdom
    • Faithful (united) we stand; disobedient (divided) we fall.
  74. 1 Kings brings the kingdom from the height of its glory to a sudden abyss of division and decline. 1 Kings records the division of the united kingdom of Saul, David, and Solomon into two kingdoms � Israel and Judah.
  75. 1 KINGS OUTLINE
    • I. Kingdom United/Solomon (1 - 11)
    • II. Kingdom Divided/Many Kings (12 - 22)
  76. 1 KINGS KEY CHAPTERS: 1
    1 Solomon is appointed King
  77. 1 KINGS KEY PASSAGE: 13:2
    13:2 Prophecy concerning Josiah fulfilled in 2 Kings 23:15-20
  78. 1 KINGS KEY PEOPLE: Solomon
    Solomon - Son of King David through Bathsheba; vast empire; wisest man who ever lived (next to Christ); intermarriage led to disobedience and judgment
  79. 2 KINGS (cf. 2 Chronicles) THEME:
    • Israel and Judah Fall
    • God's judgment on Israel and Judah for disobedience
  80. This is the book of Captivities. In chapter 17, the ten tribes of the northern kingdom (Israel) go into Assyrian captivity (722
    B.C.). In chapter 25, the southern kingdom (Judah) goes into Babylonian captivity (586 B.C.)
  81. 2 KINGS OUTLINE:
    • I. Kingdom divided/Israel Falls (1 - 17)
    • II. Kingdom which survives/Judah Falls (18 - 25)
  82. 2 KINGS KEY CHAPTER: 2
    2 Elijah taken to heaven
  83. 2 KINGS KEY VERSES: 4:18-28
    4:18-28 Elisha raises the Shunammite's son from the dead
  84. 2 KINGS KEY PEOPLE: Josiah
    Josiah - 16th King of Judah; king at 8 years old; returned to obeying the, law
  85. 1 CHRONICLES (parallels 2 Samuel) THEME:
    God's view of David
  86. The spiritual perspective of the genealogy and reign of David
  87. 1 CHRONICLES OUTLINE:
    • I. Royal Line of David (1 - 9)
    • II. Righteous Reign of David (10 - 29)
  88. 1 CHRONICLES KEY PASSAGES: 11:2
    11:2 ". . . you shall be prince over My people Israel."
  89. 1 CHRONICLES KEY PEOPLE:
    • David - second King of Israel; son of Jesse; man after God's own heart.
    • Absalom - third son of David, who revolted; avenged his sister Tamar by killing Amnon his brother; was killed by Joab.
    • Joab - David's nephew and commander of David's army; killed Abner.
    • Ahithophel - Counselor of David; defected with Absalom; God made his counsel foolish to Absalom; hanged himself
    • because of his rejected counsel.
    • Nathan � prophet who rebuked David for his sins
  90. 1 CHRONICLES KEY FEATURES:
    • The chief feature that distinguishes Kings from Chronicles:
    • Kings gives a political history of Israel and Judah, written from a prophetic and moral viewpoint;
    • Chronicles gives a religious history of the Davidic dynasty of Judah only, written from a priestly and spiritual perspective.
  91. 2 CHRONICLES (parallels I & II Kings) THEME:
    God's view of the Kings of Judah
  92. A spiritual perspective on the kings that followed David: Obedience brings blessings; disobedience brings wrath.
  93. 2 CHRONICLES OUTLINE:
    • I. Reign of Solomon (1 - 9) 40 years (1 Kings 1-11)
    • II. Reigns of Judah=s Kings (10 - 36) 400 years (1 Kings 12 - 2 Kings 25)
  94. OR
  95. I. Temple Constructed (1 - 9)
    II. Temple Desecrated and Destroyed (10 - 36)
  96. 2 CHRONICLES KEY PEOPLE: Jeroboam
    Jeroboam - led the rebellion against Rehoboam; reigned as the first king over the northern tribes
  97. 2 CHRONICLES KEY EVENT:
    The Division of the Kingdom - Due to Solomon's sin, the kingdom divided under Rehoboam. The northern ten tribes followed Jeroboam, with only Judah and Benjamin remaining loyal to Rehoboam, after Rehoboam unwisely followed the counsel of his youthful advisors.
  98. 2 CHRONICLES DATES:
    ca. 971 - 538 B. C.
  99. EZRA THEME:
    Rebuilding the temple and people
  100. The return from Babylon, reconstruction of the temple, and reform of the people
  101. EZRA OUTLINE:
    • I. The Return and Reconstruction under Zerubbabel (1 - 6)
    • *
    • II. The Return and Reform under Ezra (7 - 10)
  102. *Between chapters 6 & 7, there is a 57 year gap. Esther fits in here.
  103. OR
  104. WORK (1 - 6)
    WORSHIP (7 - 10)
  105. EZRA KEY CHAPTERS: 1
    1 The decree of Cyrus allowing the return; many Israelites prepare.
  106. EZRA KEY PASSAGES: 4:3
    4:3 Zerubbabel and Joshua reject the help of the Samaritans.
  107. EZRA KEY DATES:
    • 538 B.C. Cyrus decrees that captive peoples may return.
    • 536 B.C. The first return under Zerubbabel.
    • 516 B.C. Temple completed (6:13ff).
    • 458 B.C. Return and reform under Ezra.
  108. EZRA KEY PEOPLE: Cyrus
    Cyrus - Persian King who allowed the Jews to return and rebuild the Temple. ca. 538 B.C
  109. NEHEMIAH THEME:
    Rebuilding the walls
  110. Rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and Reforming the People
  111. NEHEMIAH DATE:
    ca. 445 - 424 B.C., (about 90 years after Zerubbabel/Joshua)
  112. NEHEMIAH OUTLINE:
    • I. Rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem under Nehemiah (1 - 7)
    • II. Revival of the people under Ezra (8 - 10)
    • III. Reinforcement of the work under Nehemiah (11 - 13)
  113. OR
  114. I. Nehemiah's First Term of Governship (1-12)
    II. Nehemiah's Second Term of Governship (13)
  115. NEHEMIAH KEY CHAPTERS: 1-2
    1-2 Nehemiah's prayer, Artaxerxes's decree, Nehemiah visits Jerusalem.
  116. NEHEMIAH KEY PASSAGE: 8:4-8
    • 8:4-8 Presentation of the Law by Ezra to the people.
    • "And they read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading." (v. 8)
  117. NEHEMIAH KEY PEOPLE: Artaxerxes
    • Artaxerxes - Persian King who was the son of Xerxes I and Vashti; stepson of Esther.
    • He allowed the Jews to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem under the leadership of Nehemiah
  118. ESTHER THEME:
    Preservation through providence; the Divine chess game
  119. ESTHER DATE:
    (between Ezra 6 & 7)
  120. ESTHER OUTLINE:
    • I. The THREAT to the Jews (1 - 4)
    • II. The TRIUMPH of the Jews (5 - 10)
  121. ESTHER KEY CHAPTERS: 3
    3 Haman persuades King Ahasuerus to decree the Jew's annihilation.
  122. ESTHER KEY PASSAGE: 4:14
    4:14 "And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for a time such as this." God has sovereignly placed Esther in her position of influence.
  123. ESTHER KEY PEOPLE: Esther
    Esther - Jewish maiden of great beauty who became the queen of Persia. Her courage paved the way for the preservation of the Jews within the Persian Empire.
  124. JOB
    • THEME:
    • Suffering and Sovereignty
  125. Jehovah is Sovereign
    • Offer worship to God regardless of circumstances
    • Bad circumstances are not always due to sin
  126. JOB OUTLINE:
    I. The Disasters of Job (1 - 2) I. Calamity
  127. II. The Dialogues of Job (3 - 37) II. Counsel
  128. A. First Cycle of Debate (3-14)
    • B. Second Cycle of Debate (15-21)
    • C. Third Cycle of Debate (22-31)
    • D. Solution of Elihu (32-37)
  129. III. The Deliverance of Job (38 - 42) III. Contrition
  130. A. Rebuke (38-41)
    B. Reward (42)
  131. JOB KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 1-2 Job's accusation and affliction
    • 3-37 Job's friends' counsel
    • 38-41 God's speech and silencing
    • 42 Job's repentance and restoration
  132. JOB KEY PASSAGES:
    • 14:14 "If a man dies will he live again?" Hope of immortality & glorification
    • 19:25-26 "I know that my Redeemer lives." The hope of a coming Redeemer; and bodily resurrection
    • 23:10-12 "When He has tried me, I will come forth as gold."
    • 26:7 "He . . . hangs the earth on nothing." When the Bible speaks about science - it is true
    • 42:12-13 "And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning."
  133. JOB KEY PEOPLE:
    • Job - "A blameless and upright man who feared God and turned away from evil." He continued to worship and trust God despite extreme testing
    • Satan - tried to got Job to curse God.
    • Eliphaz - "If you sin, you suffer." (4:8; 22:23) Gave bad and unkind counsel based on the assumptions of his
    • experience (4:7-9)
    • Bildad - "You must be sinning." (8:6,8; 18:21; 25:4). Gave insulting and bad counsel based on the assumptions of his traditions (8:8-10)
    • Zophar - "You are sinning." (11:4-6; 20:5) Gave bad counsel based upon the assumptions of his religious convictions (11:5,6,13-15); he also was very defensive (20:2,3
    • Elihu - A young friend of Job who gave counsel that was wiser than those older than him (32:1-5) "God purifies and teaches the righteous"; He was against Job's self-righteousness (33:8-12, 29-30).
  134. PSALMS THEME:
    Worship - a personal response to the person and work of God.
  135. Comfort for troubled times. God's medicine chest.
  136. PSALMS OUTLINE:
    BOOK PSALMS AUTHORS
  137. 1 1-41 David
    • 2 42-72 David & Sons of Korah
    • 3 73-89 Mainly Asaph
    • 4 90-106 Mainly Anonymous
    • 5 107-150 David & Anonymous
  138. PSALMS KEY PSALMS:
    • 1 Godly & Wicked Contrasted
    • 2 Messiah's Reign
    • 8 God's Glory/Man's Rule
    • 15 Characteristics of the Godly
    • 16 Eternal Life for the Trusting
    • 19 The Works and Word of God
    • 22 Messiah's Sufferings
    • 23 The Great Shepherd
    • 32 Blessing of Forgiveness
    • 42 Thirsting for God
    • 51 Confession of Sin
    • 73 Apparent Prosperity of the Wicked
    • 90 Man's Transitoriness
    • 100 Call to Worship
    • 119 God's Word Exalted
    • 127 God, the Giver of Blessings (children)
    • 139 God's Omniscience and Omnipresence
    • 150 "Praise the Lord"
  139. PROVERBS THEME:
    Wisdom/Fear of the Lord. Wisdom for a foolish world. Spiritual reality/vitality/stability/certainty.
  140. The divine perspective on how to handle life's issues.
  141. PROVERBS OUTLINE:
    • Option #1
    • I. Proverbs' Purpose 1:1-7
    • II. Proverbs of Solomon to his sons 1:8-9:18
    • III. Proverbs of Solomon 10-22:16
    • IV. Proverbs of the Wise 22:17-24:34
    • V. Proverbs of Solomon transcribed under Hezekiah 25-29
    • VI. Proverbs of Agur and Lemuel 30-31:31
  142. Option #2
    • I. Proverbs of Solomon 1-29
    • II. Proverbs of Agur 30
    • III. Proverbs of Lemuel 31
  143. PROVERBS KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 3 The pursuit and precepts of wisdom
    • 31 The godly woman
  144. PROVERBS KEY PASSAGES:
    • 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord and not in yourself
    • 5:15-23 Father's warnings to be satisfied with your own wife
    • 6:16-19 Seven things the Lord hates
    • 10:18-20 Warnings on speech "lying lips, slander, many words"
    • 16:18-19 Pride before destruction, haughty vs. humble spirit
    • 19:17 ". . .gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord."
    • 22:6 Training a child in his "way"
    • 25:21-22 Love your enemies
    • 27:17 "Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
  145. ECCLESIASTES THEME:
    Warnings, vanity; Life lived apart from God is futile emptiness; Futile Way vs. Fruitful Way
  146. ECCLESIASTES OUTLINE:
    I. The Problem that "All is Vanity" (1:1 - 11)
  147. A. Introduction of Vanity (1:1-3)
    B. Illustration of Vanity (1:4-11)
  148. II. The Proof that "All is Vanity" (1:12 - 6)
  149. A. Proof from Experience (1:12-2)
    B. Proof from Observation (3-6)
  150. III. The Prescription for Living with Vanity (7 - 12)
  151. A. Coping in a wicked world (7-9)
    • B. Counsel for the Uncertainties of Life (10-12:8)
    • C. Conclusion (12:9-14)
  152. ECCLESIASTES KEY PASSAGES:
    • 1:2 "All is vanity . . . says the Preacher"; Solomon, the wisest, richest, most influential king in Israel's history looks at "life
    • under the sun" and from the human perspective, and declares it to be futily empty.
  153. 12:11-14 "The conclusion when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments . . ."; The vanities of
    life can only be comprehended through a proper relationship with God.
  154. ECCLESIASTES AUTHOR:
    Solomon "son of David, king in Jerusalem" (1:1, 2)
  155. ECCLESIASTES DATE:
    c. 935 B.C.
  156. SONG OF SOLOMON THEME:
    • Romance; God's view of love and marriage
    • The Wooing and Wedding of the Shulammite Shepherdess by King Solomon.
  157. SONG OF SOLOMON OUTLINE:
    • I. Entering into Love (1:1 - 3:5)
    • II. United in Love (3:6 - 5:1)
    • III. Struggling in Love (5:2 - 8:4)
    • IV. Growing in Love (8:5 - 8:14)
  158. OR
  159. I. Courtship (1 - 3) LEAVE }
    • II. Consummation (4 - 5) CLEAVE } Genesis 2:24
    • III. Celebration (5 - 8) WEAVE }
  160. SONG OF SOLOMON KEY PASSAGE:
    8:6-7 On love (1 Cor. 13 of OT)
  161. ISAIAH THEME:
    Salvation
  162. God will punish the wicked, but will remain faithful to His covenant by preserving a godly remnant and promising salvation through the coming Messiah.
  163. ISAIAH OUTLINE:
    I. Chastening of God (1 - 39) (39) OT I. Wrath
  164. A. Rebellion of God's people (1-6)
    • B. Retribution to Israel and Assyria (7-12)
    • C. Retaliation to Other Nations (13-35)
    • D. Review of Hezekiah (36-39)
  165. II. Comfort of God (40 - 66) (27) NT II. Redemption
  166. A. Purpose of Peace - Israel's Deliverance (40-48)
    • B. Prince of Peace - Israel's Deliverer (49-57)
    • C. Program of Peace - Israel's Destiny (58-66)
  167. ISAIAH KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 6 Isaiah's Call and Commissioning
    • 13 Judgment of Babylon
    • 24 Judgment of the Earth in the Tribulation
    • 36-37 Deliverance of Hezekiah and Judah from Sennacherib
    • 40-48 Deliverance Promised to Israel
    • 53 Suffering Servant (Jesus Christ)
    • 66 Glorious Future in Zion; the Consummation of History
  168. ISAIAH KEY PASSAGES:
    • 7:14 The virgin birth of Immanuel
    • 9:6 The birth and reign of the Prince of Peace
    • 11:1-5 The righteous reign of the Branch from Jesse's roots
    • 53:4-6 "The Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him" - The vicarious Redeemer
    • 64:6 Total depravity of Man; "righteous deeds are like a filthy garment"
  169. ISAIAH KEY PEOPLE:
    Isaiah-Prophet to Judah; ca. 739 to 686 B.C.
  170. JEREMIAH
    • THEME:
    • Warning or Last Hour - Repentance/Confrontation
  171. God has delayed judgment and warns His people through Jeremiah to repent before it's too late.
  172. JEREMIAH OUTLINE:
    • I. Jeremiah's Call (1) I. JEREMIAH'S CALL 1 I. PROPHETIC SERMONS
    • II. Judah's Prophecies (2 - 45)
  173. A. Condemnation of Judah (2-25) JUDAH'S II. CALL 2-51 II. PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
    • B. Conflicts of Jeremiah (26-29)
    • C. Coming Restoration (30-33)
    • D. Collapse of Jerusalem (34-45)
  174. III. Gentiles' Prophecies (46 - 51)
  175. IV. Jerusalem's Fall (52) III. JERUSALEM�S FALL 52
  176. JEREMIAH KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 1 Jeremiah's call
    • 23 Wicked shepherds, the righteous Branch and lying prophets
    • 25 Judah's future judgment through Babylon, 70 years, Babylon judged, all nations
    • 30 Return and restoration from captivity promised
    • 31-32 Restoration, New Covenant; Jeremiah imprisoned, buys a field, God explains
    • 34-44 The fall of Jerusalem
    • 52 Destruction of Jerusalem
  177. JEREMIAH KEY PASSAGES:
    • 1:4-10 The Foreknowledge of God - ". . . I knew you" and
    • calling of Jeremiah - ". . . I have appointed you. . ."
  178. 29:10 Promised restoration in 70 years
  179. LAMENTATIONS THEME:
    Lament/Mourning/Weeping (The Funeral of a City)
  180. The mourning of captive Zion as written by Jeremiah
  181. LAMENTATIONS OUTLINE:
  182. I. The Ruin of Jerusalem (1) JERUSALEM
  183. II. The Wrath of God (2) JEHOVAH
  184. III. The Request for Mercy (3) JEREMIAH
  185. IV. The Review of the Siege (4) JEHOVAH
  186. V. The Request for Restoration (5) JERUSALEM
  187. LAMENTATIONS KEY PASSAGE:
    • 3:22-23 God's faithfulness seen in the midst of suffering
    • GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS
  188. EZEKIEL THEME:
    Condemnation, consolation, and restoration
  189. The departure and return of God's glory.
  190. Condemnation upon Judah's faithless leaders and godless foes, and consolation regarding Israel's future.
  191. EZEKIEL OUTLINE:
    I. Condemnation (1 - 32) WRATH
  192. A. Commission of Ezekiel (1-3)
    • B. Judgment of Judah (4-24)
    • C. Judgment of Gentiles (25-32)
  193. II. Consolation (33 - 48) RESTORATION
  194. A. Restoration of Israel (33-39)
    B. Millennial Temple (40-48)
  195. EZEKIEL KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 1 Vision of 4 beings, 4 wheels and divine glory
    • 8-11 God's glory departs
    • 36-37 The mountains of Israel to be blessed, renewal of Israel, valley of dry bones, reunion of Israel and Judah,
    • David to be their king
    • 38-39 Prophecy against Gog and Magog
    • 40-48 The Temple, God's glory, worship, land restored
  196. EZEKIEL KEY PASSAGE:
    • 36:24-27 Renewal of Israel from the inside - ". . . I will cleanse you . . . I will give you a new heart . . . I will put My
    • Spirit within you .
  197. EZEKIEL KEY PEOPLE:
    Ezekiel - Son of Buzi, a priest called to be a prophet; ministered during the 70 year Babylonian captivity. Departed ca. 597 B.C.
  198. DANIEL THEME:
    (Destiny) God's sovereign plan for Israel. Israel's prophetic panorama.
  199. Israel would suffer under the times of the Gentiles, but a time will come when God will establish the messianic
    Kingdom which will last forever.
  200. DANIEL OUTLINE:
    I. Personal History of Daniel/The Remnant (1) I. History 1-6
  201. II. Prophetic Plan for the Gentiles/God is in Control (2 - 7) II. Prophecy 7-12
    (Aramaic)
  202. III. Prophetic Plan for Israel/There is a Future (8 - 12)
  203. DANIEL KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 2 Nebuchadnezzar's Image Dream
    • 3 Nebuchadnezzar's Idolatrous Image/The Fiery Furnace
    • 4 Nebuchadnezzar's Great Tree Vision/Cow King
    • 5 Belshazzar and Wall Writing
    • 6 Darius' Decree and Daniel in the Lion's Den
    • 7 Daniel's Four Beast Vision
    • 8 Daniel's Ram, Goat and little Horn Vision
    • 9 Daniel's Seventy Week Vision
    • 10 Daniel's Preparation by Michael the angel
    • 11 Daniel's 69 Weeks, Persia and Greece, 70th week King and Tribulation
    • 12 Daniel's Sealing up the book and the end
  204. DANIEL KEY PASSAGES:
    • 2:44-45 God's Kingdom will be supreme "and it shall stand forever . . ."
    • 7:13-14 The "Son of Man" is given "everlasting dominion" by the "Ancient of Days"
    • 9:24-27 The vision of the 69 weeks pinpoints the coming of the Messiah at the Triumphal Entry.
    • * The Decree (9:25) - March 4, 444 B.C. (Neh. 2:1-8).
    • * 69 weeks of 7 years - 483 years which leads to March 29, A.D. 33.
    • 12:1-2 O.T. reference to resurrection, "Everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued."
  205. DANIEL KEY PEOPLE:
    • Daniel - departed to Babylon by the age of 16, served in government, the mouthpiece of God to Gentile and Jewish nations
    • Belteshazzar � the Babylonian name for Daniel
    • Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego - Chosen for special training with Daniel in government; went through the fiery furnace; former names were Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah
    • Nebuchadnezzar - Son of Nabopolassor; King of Babylon in 605 B.C.
    • Darius - the Mede; succeeding at 62 after Belshazzar in 538; feared Daniel's God
    • Cyrus - King of Persia (chapter 10) allowed the Jews back to Palestine
    • Belshazzar - King of Babylon after his father Nabonidus and Nebuchadnezzar
    • Gabriel - the archangel who ministered to Daniel in chapter 9
  206. HOSEA THEME:
    Loyal love (faithfulness), Covenant
  207. Adulterous wife and faithful husband; adulterous Israel and faithful God
    God's loyal love for Israel in spite of her spiritual adultery.
  208. HOSEA OUTLINE:
    I. Adulterous wife and faithful husband (1 - 3) Prodigal Wife
  209. II. Adulterous Israel and faithful Lord (4 - 14) Prodigal Nation
  210. HOSEA KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 1-3 Gomer restored to Hosea
    • 11-14 Israel restored to God
  211. HOSEA KEY PEOPLE:
    • Hosea - husband, the loyal love of God
    • Gomer - wife, the spiritual adultery of Israel
    • Jezreel - son/God scatters, coming judgement
    • Lo-ruhamah - daughter/not pitied, withdrawal of love and mercy
    • Lo-ammi - son/not my people, broken relationship
  212. HOSEA KEY PASSAGES:
    • 4:6 Israel rejected as a priest; they forgot the Law
    • 6:6 Loyalty vs. sacrifice, knowledge of God vs. burnt offerings
    • 11:1 Out of Egypt God called His Son whom He loved (cf. Matt. 2:15)
  213. JOEL THEME:
    The Day of the Lord (in retrospect and prospect)
  214. JOEL OUTLINE:
    I. Day of the Lord in Retrospect (1:1 - 2:17) I. Historical 1:1-20
  215. II. Day of the Lord in Prospect (2:18 - 3:21) II. Transitional 2:1-17
  216. III. Eschatological 2:18-3:21
  217. JOEL KEY PASSAGES:
    • 2:28-32 Promise of His Spirit and Day of the Lord (cf. Acts 2:17-21)
    • 3:9-15 Description of judgment of the nations in the valley of decision (Armageddon)
  218. AMOS THEME:
    Social injustice of Israel
  219. AMOS OUTLINE:
    I. Eight Prophecies of Judgment (1 - 2)
  220. II. Three Sermons on Israel's Provocation (3 - 6)
  221. III. Five Visions of Punishment (7 - 9:10)
  222. IV. Five Promises on Restoration of Israel (9:11-15)
  223. AMOS KEY PASSAGES:
    • 9:8 Destroy sinful kingdom, but not totally
    • 9:13-15 Future hope for the restoration of Israel
  224. OBADIAH THEME:
    Edom's judgment
  225. OBADIAH OUTLINE:
    I. Judgment of Edom (1:1-18)
  226. II. Restoration of Israel (1:19-21)
  227. JONAH THEME:
    God's mercy upon the repentant Gentiles; the �wrong way� prophet; the �second chance� prophet
  228. JONAH OUTLINE:
    • * FLEEING - Perishing Running
    • * FEARING - Praying Repenting
    • * FOLLOWING - Preaching Returning
    • * FUMING - Pouting Regretting
    • I. God's mercy upon Jonah (1 - 2) 1st Commission
  229. II. God's mercy upon Nineveh (3 - 4) 2nd Commission
  230. JONAH KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 1 "I Won't Go"
    • 2 "I Will Go"
    • 3 "I'm Here"
    • 4 "I Shouldn't Have Come"
  231. JONAH KEY PASSAGES:
    • 2:8-9 - Salvation is from the Lord
    • 4:2 - God's grace/compassion
  232. MICAH THEME:
    Justice of God versus the social injustice of Judah (sin, pardon or God)
  233. The injustice of Judah and the righteousness and justice of Yahweh
  234. MICAH OUTLINE:
    I. Prediction of retribution (1 - 3)
  235. II. Prediction of restoration (4 - 5)
  236. III. Plea for repentance (6 - 7)
  237. MICAH KEY PASSAGES:
    • 4:3 Swords into plowshares
    • 5:2 From Bethlehem the "One" will come, "Ruler" from long ago
    • 6:8 God requires us to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God
  238. NAHUM THEME:
    Nineveh's Judgment/Destruction; Jonah�s wish come true
  239. God's majestic holiness vindicated in Nineveh's judgment
    • Under Jonah's preaching in 760 B.C., the city of Nineveh repented, but soon returned to her violence, idolatry, and
    • arrogance; the city of Nineveh seemed impregnable but, though God is slow to wrath, He settles in full in 612 B.C.
  240. NAHUM OUTLINE:
    I. God's Majestic Holiness (1)
  241. II. Nineveh's Judgment (2 - 3)
  242. OR
  243. I. Destruction of Nineveh DECREED (1)
  244. II. Destruction of Nineveh DESCRIBED (2)
  245. III. Destruction of Nineveh DESERVED (3)
  246. NAHUM DATE:
    The fall of Nineveh (to the Babylonians) 612 B.C.
  247. HABAKKUK THEME:
    Faith (Judgment on Judah through deportation); Doubt
  248. HABAKKUK OUTLINE:
    • I. Habakkuk's Perplexity (1) Faith tested
    • II. Habakkuk's Problems (2) Faith taught
    • III. Habakkuk's Prayer/Praise (3) Faith triumphant
  249. OR
  250. 1. Habakkuk 1:1-4
    • 2. God 1:5-11
    • 3. Habakkuk 1:12-2:1
    • 4. God 2:2-20
    • 5. Habakkuk 3:1-19
  251. HABAKKUK KEY PASSAGE:
    2:4 "The righteous shall live by faith" (theme of Romans)
  252. ZEPHANIAH THEME:
    Future global judgment; Sinners in the hands of an angry God
  253. ZEPHANIAH OUTLINE:
    • I. Prophecies of Judgment (1 - 2)
    • (on Judah and the surrounding nations)
  254. II. Prophecies of Future Blessing (3)
    (on Israel)
  255. ZEPHANIAH KEY PASSAGE:
    1:14-18 The Day of the Lord
  256. HAGGAI THEME:
    A call to construct the Temple; misplaced priorities
  257. HAGGAI OUTLINE:
  258. YEAR MONTH DAY
    I. Rebuke for disobedience (1:1-11) 2 6 1
  259. II. Rebuilding the temple (1:12-15) 2 6 24
  260. III. Return of God=s glory (2:1-9) 2 7 21
  261. IV. Religious Questions (2:10-19) 2 9 24
  262. V. Reign of God (2:20-23) 2 9 24
  263. HAGGAI KEY CHAPTER:
    1 God calls/confronts people to construction
  264. HAGGAI KEY PASSAGE:
    2:20-23 The Messiah's future reign prefigured, millennium prophesied
  265. ZECHARIAH THEME:
    Israel's comfort and glory, (Preparation for the Messiah)
  266. ZECHARIAH OUTLINE:
    I. The Call to Repentance (1:1-6) I. Visions (1-6)
  267. II. The 8 Visions of Zechariah (1:7 - 6) II. Questions (7-8)
  268. III. The 4 Messages of Zechariah (7 - 8) III. Burdens (9-14)
  269. IV. The 2 Burdens of Zechariah (9 - 14)
  270. A. Messiah's First Advent and Rejection (9-11)
    B. Messiah's Second Advent and Acceptance (12-14)
  271. ZECHARIAH KEY PASSAGES:
    • 4:6 By God's might and Spirit not by man
    • 12:10 Israel's mourning over the pierced Messiah
    • 14:9-11 The reign of Christ
  272. MALACHI THEME: Disintegration of a Nation
    Disintegration of a Nation
  273. MALACHI DATE:
    between Neh. 12 & 13
  274. MALACHI OUTLINE:
    I. God's Pronouncements against Israel (1 - 3:15)
  275. II. God's Promise to Israel (3:16 - 4:6)
  276. MALACHI KEY PASSAGES:
    • 1:6-14 The imperfect sacrifice
    • 2:15-16 "I hate divorce."
    • 3:8-10 Will a man rob God?
  277. MATTHEW THEME:
  278. Jesus as King
  279. Matthew documents Jesus as the promised Messiah and presents His kingdom program.
  280. MATTHEW OUTLINE:
  281. I. The Presentation of the King (1 - 10)
    II. The Rejection of the King (11 - 28)
  282. OR
  283. I. Beginnings (roots) (1 - 4)
    • II. Ministry (5 - 20)
    • III. Rejection/Passion (21 - 27)
    • IV. Resurrection (28)
  284. MATTHEW KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 4 The temptation and introduction to Jesus' ministry; call of Peter, Andrew, James, and John
    • 5-7 Sermon on the Mount
    • 10 The Twelve sent out to preach
    • 13 Parables (see key passages)
    • 18 Woes to stumbling blocks; church discipline; unforgiving slave
    • 23 7 or 8 woes to the "Scribes and Pharisees"
    • 24-25 Olivet Discourse
  285. MATTHEW KEY PASSAGES:
    • 1:1-17 Abrahamic and Davidic genealogies showing Jesus Christ's right to the throne of David, King of Israel.
    • 1:23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child . . . Immanuel . . . "Prophecy of virgin birth of Jesus fulfilled.
    • 2:15 "Out of Egypt did I call My Son." Jesus' flight to Egypt from Herod prophesied in Hosea 11:1.
    • 5:1-11 The Beatitudes - qualities of the true Kingdom citizen and their resulting blessing from God.
    • 5:17-20 "I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill." Christ's confirmation of the Law by His (perfect) life, His teaching
    • (real meaning of Law). Righteousness surpassing Pharisees' is evidence of salvation, not merit.
    • 5:31-32, 19:4-6, 8-9 Why unrighteous divorce and remarriage is wrong, not conditions for it (writ of divorce), God
    • hates divorce (Mal 2:16). Allowable only in the case of adultery.
    • 7:21-23 "Lord, Lord, did we not . . . ?" False evidence of salvation. Issue is knowing Christ and practicing
    • righteousness vs. lawlessness.
    • 13 (Parables) Sower - Only seed on good ground will produce genuine Christians. Wheat and Tares - False
    • religion won't be uprooted until judgment day (Tares). Mustard Seed - Rapid growth and influence of the
    • kingdom in this age. Leaven and Meal - Leaven: good or bad. Either this age ends in apostasy or
    • Christianity becomes a world wide faith through the power of the Gospel. Hidden Treasure/Pearl - Treasure
    • is redeemed Christians and the buyer is Christ or the treasure is the Gospel and the buyer is the perspective
    • Christian shopper. Dragnet - "Nothing but the facts" purging and separating judgment of real and false
    • believers at the end of the age. Householder - First Pastor, "New things" are mysteries of the new age at hand
    • 15:24 "I was sent only to the . . . house of Israel." Israel had priority in hearing the Gospel of the Kingdom in
    • keeping with God's plan for them to be a light to the nations.
    • 16:18 The rock is Peter's confession, "You are the Christ," though he would be given special authority in the
    • Kingdom as an apostle and spokesman, but not as the first pope.
    • 18:3-5 "Unless you are converted and become like children . . . ." Sons of the kingdom are to be as humble as
    • children. "And whoever receives one such child receives Me." By welcoming any who belong to Christ, no
    • matter how insignificant, welcomes Christ, no distinction between Christ and those He considers His own.
  286. 28:18-20 Great Commission
  287. MATTHEW KEY PEOPLE:
    Andrew, Annas, Caiaphas, John the Baptist, Herod, Pilate, Simon of Cyrene
  288. MARK THEME:
    Jesus as Servant
  289. As servant, He is constantly on the move preaching, healing, teaching, and finally dying for sinful man.
  290. MARK OUTLINE:
    I. Sent to Serve (1 - 10)
  291. A. Beginning/Roots (1:1-13)
    B. Ministry (1:14-10)
  292. II. Sent to Save (11 - 16)
  293. A. Rejection (11-15)
    B. Resurrection (16)
  294. MARK KEY PASSAGE:
  295. 10:45 "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
  296. LUKE THEME:
  297. Jesus as the "Son of Man"
  298. Luke presents an historical, chronological account of Jesus as the perfect man who came to seek and save sinful men.
  299. LUKE OUTLINE:
  300. I. The Birth of the Son of Man (1 - 3)
  301. II. The Ministry of the Son of Man (4 - 19)
  302. III. The Crucifixion and Resurrection of the Son of Man (20 - 24)
  303. LUKE KEY PASSAGE:
    18:31-33 Jesus prepares to depart for Jerusalem
  304. LUKE KEY PEOPLE:
    • Zacharias - Priest, husband of Elizabeth and father of John the Baptist, who couldn't speak but later prophesied of his
    • son's ministry (ch.1).
    • Elizabeth - Wife of Zacharias, barren, later mother of John the Baptist, relative of Mary.
    • Mary - Mother of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit as a virgin (1:34-35). Husband was Joseph.
    • Gabriel - Angel who announced the miraculous births of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ to Elizabeth and Mary.
    • Martha and Mary - Sisters of Lazarus; one too busy and one who worshiped Jesus (10:38-42)
    • Zaccheus - Repentant tree-climbing, tax-gatherer (Luke 19)
  305. JOHN THEME:
    Jesus as the Son of God (John 20:30-31)
  306. JOHN OUTLINE:
    I. The Public Ministry of Jesus (1 - 12)
  307. II. The Private Ministry of Jesus - Upper Room (13 - 17)
  308. III. The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus (18 - 21)
  309. JOHN KEY CHAPTERS:
  310. 2 Wedding in Cana (first sign); cleansing, of Temple
    • 3 Nicodemus; John the Baptist's testimony
    • 4 Samaritan woman
    • 10 Good Shepherd; debate on His deity
    • 13 Last Supper/Footwashing; Judas' betrayal/Peter's denial predicted
    • 14 Q and A: He's "the way" (14:6), "in the Father" (14:9ff), sending the Holy Spirit (14:26ff)
    • 15 Relationships: God-Vine/Branches-Believers - "Love one another", world - "hates you."
    • 16 Revelation: Rejection, H.S. reappearance, Father
    • 17 High priestly Prayer
    • 21 Disciples in Galilee
  311. JOHN KEY PASSAGES:
  312. 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word . . . Eternal pre-existence and equality of the Word with God
    • 3:5 "Born of water and the Spirit" The purifying cleansing of Ezekiel 36, and transformation of the Holy Spirit
    • necessary for entering the kingdom.
    • 3:16 God's love sent Christ to the cross
    • 10:30 "I and the Father are one." Deity of Christ. Neuter pronoun asserts unity of nature or essence. Jews knew,
    • wanting to stone Him for blasphemy.
    • 20:31 Salvation in Christ
  313. JOHN KEY PEOPLE:
    • Mary Magdalene
    • Nathanael
    • Nicodemus
  314. ACTS THEME:
    • Birth and Growth of the Church/Acts of the Apostles. Power to witness, 1:8;
    • Jerusalem to Rome
  315. An historical transition between the gospels and epistles
  316. ACTS OUTLINE:
    Witness to . . .
  317. Geographical
    ca. 3 yrs I. Jerusalem (1 - 7) (Establishment of the Church) Start
  318. ca. 11 yrs II. Judea and Samaria (8 - 12) (Extension of the Church) Scatter
  319. ca.18 yrs III. The ends of the Earth (13 - 28) (Expansion of the Church) Send
  320. Biographical
    • I. Peter (1-12)
    • II. Paul (13-28)
  321. ACTS KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 1 40 days post-Resurrection - choosing of Matthias
    • 2 Pentecost - coming of Holy Spirit
    • 5 Ananias and Sapphira and persecution
    • 6 First deacons
    • 7 Stephen's sermon and martyrdom
    • 9 Saul's conversion - Paul, Peter's preparation for Gentile ministry
    • 10 Cornelius - first Gentiles saved
    • 13-14 First missionary journey
    • 15 Jerusalem council
    • 27-28 Paul's passage to Rome
  322. ACTS KEY PASSAGES:
    • l:8 You shall be my witnesses
    • 2:38 Repent and be baptized
    • 4:12 . . . no other name under heaven . . .
    • 5:29 we must obey God rather than man
    • 8:15-17 Samaritans receive the Spirit
    • 10:44-46 Gentiles receive the Spirit
    • 16:31 . . . believe in the Lord Jesus . . .
    • 19:1-7 Disciples of John the Baptist receive the Spirit
  323. ACTS KEY PEOPLE:
    • Agrippa, Ananias, Apollos, Aquila, Barnabas, Matthias, Cornelius, Eutychus, Felix, Festus, Gameliel, Philip, Priscilla,
    • Rhoda, Sapphira, Silas, Simon Magus, Stephen, John Mark
  324. ROMANS THEME:
    Righteousness of God/Soteriology/The Gospel of Paul
  325. ROMANS OUTLINE:
    I. Doctrinal (Salvation) (1 - 8)
  326. II. Dispensational (Sovereignty) (9 - 11)
  327. III. Directional (Service) (12 - 16)
  328. OR
  329. I. Revelation of God's Righteousness (1 - 8)
  330. II. Vindication of God's Righteousness (9 - 11)
  331. III. Application of God's Righteousness (12 - 16)
  332. ROMANS KEY CHAPTERS:
  333. KEY CHAPTERS:
  334. 1 lntro/Theme
    • 2 The Jew's sin
    • 3 Justification defined
    • 4 Justification ill. w/Abraham and David
    • 5 Justification summarized: Christ and Adam
    • 6 Sanctification and sin: old and new life
    • 7 Sanctification and the law-false/defeat
    • 8 Sanctification and the Spirit - true/victory
    • 9 Israel's past - election
    • 10 Israel's present - rejection
    • 11 Israel's future - restoration
    • 12 Responsibilities toward God and society
    • 13 Responsibilities toward government and neighbors
    • 14 Principles of Christian liberty - freedom and responsibility
    • 15 Practices of Christian liberty - Christ's example; Paul's purpose
    • 16 Conclusion - praise and greeting
  335. ROMANS KEY PASSAGES:
    • 1:18-32 God's wrath against man's sin - guilt of the Gentiles
    • 2:4-10 God's impartiality - guilt of the Jew
    • 3:21-28 God's pardon - description of righteousness
    • 5:1-10 God's justification - benefits of righteousness
    • 7:15-25 Legalism - false sanctification
    • 8:1-4 The new law - no condemnation for those in Christ
    • 8:28 All things...
    • 9:6 They are not all Israel who are from Israel
    • 9:19-24 God's wrath and mercy
    • 10:9-13 The Gospel
    • 11:13-32 Israel's rejection is temporary
  336. 1 CORINTHIANS THEME:
  337. Correction/Condemnation
  338. Paul corrects sinning Corinthian believers.
  339. 1 CORINTHIANS OUTLINE:
    I. Divisions in the Church (1 - 4) Concern
  340. II. Disobedience in the Church (5 - 6) Condemnation
  341. III. Difficulties in the Church (7 - 16) Counsel
  342. 1 CORINTHIANS KEY CHAPTERS:
  343. 1 Unity/Wisdom/Foolishness of God
    • 2 Spirit-Discernment/Revelation/Inspiration/Illumination
    • 3 Immaturity/Foundation/Fleshliness/Rewards
    • 4 Superiority Sarcasm
    • 5 Incest/Attitude toward a sinning brother
    • 6 Lawsuits/Suing; Immorality/Liberty
    • 7 Marital Advice
    • 8 Eating food offered to Idols
    • 9 Paul's Liberty/His rights
    • 10 O.T. Example/Principles of Liberty
    • 11 Order! Women/Communion
    • 12 Body and Gifts/Particular
    • 13 Love and Gifts/Priority
    • 14 Order and Gifts/Procedure
    • 15 Resurrection
    • 16 Collections/Benedictions
  344. 1 CORINTHIANS KEY PASSAGES:
    2:12-16; 3:1-3; 5:1-13; 6:9-11; 7:1-7; 7:12-16; 11:4-10; 11:17-34; 12:13; 13:8-12; 15:1-3
  345. 2 CORINTHIANS THEME:
    Defense of Apostleship/Spiritual Mugging
  346. Paul defends the authenticity of his apostleship and message to the Corinthians.
  347. 2 CORINTHIANS OUTLINE:
    I. Character: Paul's Explanation of His Ministry (1 - 7)
  348. II. Collection: Paul's Collection for the Saints (8 - 9)
  349. III. Credentials: Paul's Defense of His Apostleship (10 - 13)
  350. 2 CORINTHIANS CHAPTERS:
    • 3 Validation of Apostolic Ministry through changed lives; fading glory of Moses versus transforming glory of
    • sanctification.
    • 5 Ministry Motivations:
    • 8-9 Giving
    • 11-12 Defense of Apostleship
  351. 2 CORINTHIANS KEY PASSAGE:
    • 9:6-15 "God loves a cheerful giver."
    • Motivation for giving - meeting needs and thankfulness to God (9:12).
  352. GALATIANS THEME:
    Justification by Faith/The Gospel of grace/Free from legalism
  353. GALATIANS OUTLINE:
    I. Justification by faith defended (1 - 2) Historical/Personal
  354. II. Justification by faith explained (3 - 4) Doctrinal
  355. III. Justification by faith applied (5 - 6) Practical
  356. GALATIANS KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 2 Paul dealing with other apostles, especially Peter
    • 5 Christian liberty, free to serve, walk by the Spirit
  357. GALATIANS KEY PASSAGE:
    • 2:19-21 Christ lives in me
    • 5:16-26 walk by the Spirit
  358. EPHESIANS THEME:
    Practice your position/ Body Building
  359. EPHESIANS OUTLINE:
  360. I. Christian Position (1 - 3) Doctrine Identity Salvation
  361. II. Christian Practice (4 - 6) Duties Activity Sanctification
  362. EPHESIANS KEY CHAPTERS:
  363. 1 Chosen and sealed
    • 2 Saved by grace, united in one body
    • 3 The mystery of the church
    • 4 Unity in the Body, spiritual gifts, the former life
    • 5 Walking in the Spirit, home responsibilities
    • 6 Slaves and masters, believer's armor
  364. EPHESIANS KEY PASSAGES:
    • 1:3-14 Father, Son and Holy Spirit in salvation
    • 2:1-10 Salvation by God's grace
    • 4:11-16 The gift of leaders to the Body
    • 5:22-23 Submission of wives
    • 5:25 Husbands love for wives
    • 6:10-17 The believer's armor
  365. PHILIPPIANS THEME:
    Unity/Joy in Christ
  366. PHILIPPIANS OUTLINE:
    • I. Partakers with Christ (1) Experience
    • II. People of Christ (2) Example
    • III. Pursuit of Christ (3) Explanation
    • IV. Power of Christ (4) Exhortation
  367. OR Joy and Unity in:
  368. I. Suffering
    • II. Submission
    • III. Salvation
    • IV. Sanctification
  369. OR Unity in Christ in spite of...
  370. I. Circumstances
    • II. Differences
    • III. Heresy
    • IV. Pressure
  371. PHILIPPIANS KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 2 Unity of the Body, The Kenosis, Work out your salvation, Timothy and Epaphroditus
    • 3 Warnings against Judaizers
    • 4 Unity in all things/Anxious for nothing/Thankful for their gift
  372. PHILIPPIANS KEY PASSAGES:
    • 2:5-8 The Kenosis
    • 4:12-13 Christ's strength
    • 4:19 God supplies all of our needs
  373. PHILIPPIANS KEY PEOPLE:
    Epaphroditus
  374. COLOSSIANS THEME:
    All-Sufficiency of Christ
  375. COLOSSIANS OUTLINE:
    I. Sufficiency of Christ (1 - 2) Sufficient in Doctrine
  376. II. Submission to Christ (3 - 4) Sufficient for Following/Obedience
  377. COLOSSIANS KEY CHAPTERS:
  378. 1 Paul's prayer, The Exalted Christ
    • 3 Position and Practice of the Believer
    • 4 Prayer/Speech
  379. COLOSSIANS KEY PASSAGES:
    • 1:15 Christ the image of God - the firstborn over all creation
    • 2:16-17 Error of Legalism
  380. I THESSALONIANS THEME:
  381. The Model Church, The Growth of a New Church
  382. I THESSALONIANS OUTLINE:
    • I. Personal experience (1 - 3) Biographical
    • II. Practical exhortation (4 - 5) Pastoral
  383. OR
  384. I. Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians (1)
    • II. Vindication before the Thessalonians (2 - 3)
    • III. Exhortation of the Thessalonians (4 - 5)
  385. I THESSALONIANS KEY CHAPTER:
    4 Purity, disciplined living, the rapture
  386. I THESSALONIANS KEY PASSAGES:
    4:3-4 God's will - Sanctification
  387. 4:13-18 "The dead in Christ" will be raised at the Pre-Tribulational rapture which is imminent (at any time, vs. 15-17
    "we who are alive and remain") to be taken with the living saints to be with the Lord.
  388. 5:1-3 "The day of the Lord" will come as a surprise to the world with destruction after the believers in 4:13-18 have
    been taken from the earth.
  389. 2 THESSALONIANS THEME:
  390. Comfort and Correction
  391. Work while you wait/Godly expectation for the Day of the Lord
  392. 2 THESSALONIANS OUTLINE:
    • I. Encouragement in Persecution (1)
    • II. Explanation of the Day of the Lord (2)
    • III. Exhortations to Readiness (3)
  393. 2 THESSALONIANS KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 2 Before the Day of the Lord - Apostasy and Antichrist (Man of Lawlessness) will come and delude the world.
    • 3 Exhortations to purity and diligence in light of the coming day of the Lord.
  394. 2 THESSALONIANS KEY PASSAGE:
    2:1-12 The man of lawlessness, currently restrained by the Holy Spirit, will appear and delude the world.
  395. 1 TIMOTHY THEME:
    Leadership/Directions for a Young Pastor/Shepherd's Manual
  396. 1 TIMOTHY OUTLINE:
  397. I. For Timothy � Personal
  398. A. Directions concerning False Doctrine (1)
    • B. Directions concerning Worship (2)
    • C. Directions concerning Leadership (3)
  399. II. For Timothy to the Church � Pastoral
  400. A. Directions concerning Dangers/Doctrine (4)
    • B. Directions concerning Different Groups (5)
    • C. Directions concerning Pastoral Duties (6)
  401. 1 TIMOTHY KEY CHAPTERS:
  402. 2 Duty of men to pray in public worship, role of women in public worship
    • 3 Qualifications of elders, qualifications of deacons, purpose of the letter
    • 4 Dangers and defense of dangers/personal exhortations to Timothy
    • 5 Duties toward the young, widows, and elders
  403. 1 TIMOTHY KEY PASSAGES:
  404. 2:9-15 Women's role in the church
    • 3:1-7 Qualifications for elders
    • 3:8-13 Qualifications for deacons
    • 5:9-16 Duties toward widows
    • 5:17-25 Duties toward elders
  405. 1 TIMOTHY KEY PEOPLE:
  406. Alexander
  407. 2 TIMOTHY THEME:
    Combat/Ministry is a war that must be fought and endured, endurance, a soldier's manual
  408. Passing the baton/transferring the mantle/pastoral legacy/farewell message
  409. 2 TIMOTHY OUTLINE:
  410. I. Instructions for Spiritual Combat (1 - 3)
    II. Commission to Spiritual Combat (4)
  411. 2 TIMOTHY KEY CHAPTERS:
  412. 2 Keys for a successful minister
    3 The peril of and protection from apostasy
  413. 2 TIMOTHY KEY PASSAGES:
  414. 2:1-21 The character of a gospel soldier /athlete/farmer/vessel
    • 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God . . .
    • 4:1-8 Final exhortation
  415. 2 TIMOTHY KEY PEOPLE:
    • Eunice
    • Lois
    • Onesiphorus
    • Demas
  416. TITUS THEME:
    Conduct/Adorning the doctrine of God/Sound doctrine lived out/Godliness/Good deeds
  417. TITUS OUTLINE:
    • I. Leadership (1)
    • II. Congregation (2)
    • III. Lifestyle of Believer (3)
  418. OR
  419. I. Order (1)
    • II. Opportunities (2)
    • III. Obedience (3)
  420. OR
  421. I. Elders and Offenders (1)
    II. Encourage Exemplary Behavior (2 - 3)
  422. OR
  423. I. Protection/Leadership (1)
    II. Practice/Living (2 - 3)
  424. TITUS KEY PASSAGES:
    • 1:5-9 Elder qualifications
    • 2:3-5 "Older women likewise are to be reverent . . . train younger women to"
    • 2:11-13 ". . . To live sensibly, righteously . . ."
  425. PHILEMON THEME:
    From bondage to brotherhood in Christ; Usefulness (v. 16); Slave to saint; Human forgiveness; Christian diplomacy
  426. PHILEMON OUTLINE:
    OUTLINE:
  427. I. Prayer (1 - 7)
    • II. Petition (8 - 16)
    • III. Promise (17 - 25)
  428. OR
  429. I. Praise of Philemon (1 - 7)
    • II. Plea to Philemon (8 - 17)
    • III. Pledge to Philemon (18 - 25)
  430. PHILEMON KEY CHARACTERS:
    • Philemon - Christian slave owner (v. 19)
    • Onesimus - Slave who receives Christ under Paul's ministry and must now return to his master
    • Philemon (vv. 10-11)
  431. HEBREWS THEME:
    Superiority of Christ; His person and work provide incentive for a superior walk
  432. HEBREWS OUTLINE:
    I. Superiority of Christ's Person and Work (1 - 10:18)
  433. II. Superiority of the Christian's Walk (10:19 - 13)
  434. OR
  435. I. The Living Word (1 - 4:13)
    • II. The High Priest (4:14 - 8)
    • III. The Perfect Sacrifice (9 - 10)
    • IV. The Sanctification (11 - 13)
  436. HEBREWS KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 1 Christ the Son is God's full revelation. Exalted above angels, enthroned as God, awaiting the subjection of the
    • world.
    • 2 More revelation = more accountability. Christ was fully human and, because He endured temptation and
    • partook of death, He is the Great High Priest.
    • 3 Christ is greater than Moses. Beware of an unbelieving heart.
    • 5 Christ, a sympathetic High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek.
    • 6 Warning of apostasy. God's oath to Abraham. Our sure hope through Christ.
    • 7 Melchizedek priesthood superior to inadequate Aaronic priesthood. Christ's priesthood is eternal.
    • 10 Animal sacrifices are not efficacious. Christ's sacrifice of eternal value. Access to God guaranteed in Christ,
    • but willful sinners are doomed. Readers need perseverance.
    • 11 Faith: defined and exemplified.
    • 12 The Fatherly discipline of God. Need of sanctification. Mt. Sinai and Mt. Zion contrasted.
    • 13 Christian living: love, hospitality, marriage, doctrine, obey leaders, benediction.
  437. HEBREWS KEY PASSAGES:
    • 3:7-19 Do not harden your hearts
    • 4:15 Christ tempted as we are.
    • 6:1-8 Press on to maturity vs. falling away
    • 9:11-15 Superiority of Christ's sacrifice
    • 10:26-29 Rejecting Christ manifest in willful sin
    • 12:4-11 God disciplines His children
    • 13:7, 17 Imitate the faith of godly leaders; obey them, for they are accountable to God.
  438. JAMES THEME:
    True faith works blessed righteousness
  439. JAMES OUTLINE:
    • I. Trials (1:2-12)
    • II. Temptations (1:13-18)
    • III. Tempers (1:19-20)
    • IV. True Religion (1:21-27)
    • V. Favoritism (2:1-13)
    • VI. Faith/Works (2:14-26)
    • VII. Words (3:1-12)
    • VIII. Wisdom (3:13-18)
    • IX. Battles (4:1-12)
    • X. Boasts (4:13-17)
    • XI. Riches (5:1-6)
    • XII. Responses (5:7-13)
    • XIII. Repentance (5:14-20)
  440. 1 PETER THEME:
    Standing Firm; The Christian Response to Suffering
  441. Persecution is best viewed as a stimulus for character development.
  442. 1 PETER OUTLINE:
    OUTLINE:
  443. I. Salvation of the Believer (1:1 - 2:12)
    • II. Submission of the Believer (2:13 - 3:12)
    • III. Suffering of the Believer (3:13 - 5:14)
  444. 1 PETER KEY PASSAGES:
    • 1:23 Born again through the living and abiding word of God . . .
    • 2:2 Long for the pure milk of the Word
    • 2:18-25 Example of Christ's submission in death
    • 3:7-9 Husbands, love your wives . . . let all be harmonious
    • 5:1-3 A shepherd's heart: voluntary, eager, an example
  445. 2 PETER THEME:
    Character and Counterfeit Christianity; True and False
  446. 2 PETER OUTLINE:
    OUTLINE:
  447. I. Holiness (1)
    • II. Heresy (2)
    • III. Hope (3)
  448. OR
  449. I. Cultivation of Christian Character (1)
    • II. Condemnation of False Teachers (2)
    • III. Confidence of Christ's Return (3)
  450. 2 PETER KEY PASSAGE:
    1:20-21 Inspiration of Scripture; The Spirit of God "moved" the writers
  451. 1 JOHN THEME:
    Tests of Eternal Life; Truth, Love, and Obedience
  452. 1 JOHN OUTLINE:
    • I. Introduction of Eternal Life (1:1-4)
    • II. Conditions for Eternal Life (1:5 - 2:2)
    • III. Characteristics of Eternal Life (2:3 - 4:21)
    • IV. Consequences of Eternal Life (5)
  453. OR
  454. I. Salvation, Word of Life (1)
    • II. Sin, Love of the World (2)
    • III. Sanctification, Pursuit of Truth (3)
    • IV. Spirit, Submission to Spirit (4)
    • V. Certainty, Assurance of Salvation (5)
  455. 1 JOHN KEY PASSAGES:
    • 1:5-10 The basis for true fellowship with God
    • 5:16-17 Sin leading to death
  456. 2 JOHN THEME:
    Tough Truth; Truth and Love
  457. 2 JOHN OUTLINE:
    • I. Abide in God's Commandments (1 - 6)
    • II. Abide not with False Teachers (7 - 13)
  458. OR
  459. I. Walk in Truth (1 - 4)
    • II. Walk in Love (5 - 8)
    • III. Walk in Obedience (9 - 13)
  460. 3 JOHN THEME: Loyalty to the Truth; Truth and Error
    Loyalty to the Truth; Truth and Error
  461. 3 JOHN OUTLINE:
  462. I. Servanthood (1 - 8)
    II. Selfishness (9 - 14)
  463. OR
  464. I. The Commendation of Gaius (1 - 8)
    II. The Condemnation of Diotrophes (9 - 14)
  465. 3 JOHN KEY PEOPLE:
    Demetrius
  466. JUDE THEME:
    Beware of the Pretenders; False Prophets
  467. Anatomy of an Apostate
  468. JUDE OUTLINE:
    OUTLINE:
  469. I. Purpose of Epistle (1 - 3)
    • II. Path of Apostates (4 - 16)
    • III. Practice of Believers (17 - 25)
  470. OR
  471. I. Introduction (1 - 4)
    • II. Anatomy of apostasy (5 - 16)
    • III. Antidote for apostasy (17 - 23)
    • IV. Benediction (24 - 25)
  472. REVELATION THEME:
    The Revelation of Jesus Christ/Previews of Coming Attractions/Jesus Wins
  473. This book reveals Jesus Christ as the Messiah of Israel, the Lord of the Church, and Judge of the world. It is the culmination of the purposes of God in history.
  474. REVELATION OUTLINE:
    OUTLINE:
  475. I. Jesus Christ (1)
    • II. Churches (2 - 3)
    • III. Preparation for Tribulation (4 - 5) (Heavenly scene)
    • IV. Tribulation (6 - 18)
    • V. Second Coming (19)
    • VI. Millennium (20)
    • VII. Eternal State (21 - 22)
  476. OR
  477. I. The Glory of Christ (1) I. The Things Seen (1)
    • II. The Church of Christ (2 - 3) II. The Things That Are (2-3)
    • III. The Future Plans of Christ (4 - 22) III. The Things Yet Future (4-22)
  478. A. Tribulation 4-19
    • B. Millennium 20
    • C. Eternity 21-22
  479. REVELATION KEY CHAPTERS:
  480. 1 Glory of Christ
    • 2-3 Messages to 7 Churches
    • 4-5 God's throne
    • 6 Seals
    • 8-9, 11 Trumpet
    • 12 Description of last 3 1/2 years of tribulation; persecution of Jews
    • 16 Bowls
    • 17-18 Babylon
    • 19 Return of Christ and Battle of Armageddon
    • 20 Millennium
    • 21-22 Eternal State
  481. REVELATION KEY PASSAGES:
    • 3:10 This verse is a promise that believers will be delivered from the seven-year tribulation period (Rev. 6-18)
    • which will come upon the entire earth.
    • 12:1-4 "A woman" - representative of Israel
    • 20:4 These are the martyrs of the Tribulation days who will share the joys of the Millennial Kingdom.
  482. REVELATION KEY PEOPLE:
    Father, Son, Holy Spirit -- Satan, Beast, False Prophet
  483. GENESIS CHAPTER 2
    2 Creation (focus on man)
  484. GENESIS CHAPTER 3
    3 Temptation, Fall, Curses
  485. GENESIS CHAPTER 4
    4 Cain & Abel, Cain's line -- civilization
  486. GENESIS CHAPTER 6-8
    6-8 Flood: deliverance in the Ark
  487. GENESIS CHAPTER 9
    9 Noahic covenant, curse of Canaan
  488. GENESIS CHAPTER 11
    11 Babel: dispersion of nations
  489. GENESIS CHAPTER 12
    12 Abrahamic covenant established
  490. GENESIS CHAPTER 18-19
    18-19 Sodom & Gomorrah
  491. GENESIS CHAPTER 22
    22 Isaac is offered up
  492. GENESIS CHAPTER 32
    32 Jacob wrestles w/God
  493. GENESIS CHAPTER 37
    37 Joseph is sold by his brothers
  494. GENESIS CHAPTER 49
    49 Jacob blesses his sons
  495. GENESIS KEY PASSAGE 1:31
    1:31 Creation is declared "very good."
  496. GENESIS KEY PASSAGE 2:24
    2:24 A man shall leave, cleave, and weave
  497. GENESIS KEY PASSAGE 3:15
    3:15 The promised seed (see below)
  498. GENESIS KEY PASSAGE 6:1-4
    6:1-4 The "sons of God"
  499. GENESIS KEY PASSAGE 12:1-3
    12:1-3 Abrahamic covenant
  500. GENESIS KEY PASSAGE 35:9-12
    35:9-12 Jacob becomes "Israel."
  501. GENESIS KEY PASSAGE 50:20
    50:20 "God meant it for good."
  502. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Cain
    Cain - Adam's first son; the murderer of his brother Abel; a wanderer.
  503. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Abel
    Abel - murdered second son of Adam
  504. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Enoch
    Enoch - Father of Methuselah; walked w/God; never died but was taken.
  505. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Noah
    Noah - walked w/God, built ark, father of Shem, Ham & Japheth; cursed Canaan.
  506. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Shem
    Shem - Noah's eldest, ancestor of Abraham
  507. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Nimrod
    Nimrod - hunter, great King, founder of cities, son of Cush.
  508. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Terah
    Terah - Abram's father, left Ur for Haran
  509. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Abraham
    Abraham - father of nation Israel
  510. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Lot
    Lot - Abram's nephew, dweller in Sodom
  511. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Sarah
    Sarah - Abraham's wife, Isaac's mother
  512. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Melchizedek
    Melchizedek - priest, king of Salem
  513. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Isaac
    Isaac - son of Abraham & Sarah, father of Jacob
  514. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Esau
    Esau - Isaac's first born, sold birthright
  515. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Rebekah
    Rebekah - Isaac's wife, favored Jacob
  516. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Jacob
    Jacob - (Israel) Father of 12 tribes
  517. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Leah
    Leah - Jacob's less loved first wife
  518. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Rachel
    Rachel - Jacob's beloved wife, mother of Joseph, dies bearing Benjamin
  519. GENESIS KEY PEOPLE: Joseph
    Joseph - Son of Jacob, sold as slave, exalted in Egypt
  520. EXODUS KEY CHAPTER 7-11
    7-11 Ten plagues
  521. EXODUS KEY CHAPTER 12
    12 Passover
  522. EXODUS KEY CHAPTER 14
    14 Red Sea
  523. EXODUS KEY CHAPTER 18
    18 Jethro and delegated authority
  524. EXODUS KEY CHAPTER 19
    19 Inauguration of the new nation's constitution
  525. EXODUS KEY CHAPTER 20
    20 Ten Commandments
  526. EXODUS KEY CHAPTER 32
    32 Golden Calf
  527. EXODUS KEY CHAPTER 40
    40 Tabernacle completed
  528. EXODUS KEY PASSAGES: 4:11
    4:11 "Who has made man's mouth . . . or dumb or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I the LORD?"
  529. EXODUS KEY PASSAGES: 15:26
    15:26 "If you give heed . . . I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer."
  530. EXODUS KEY PASSAGES: 19:5-6
    19:5-6 "If you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, . . . and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation."
  531. EXODUS KEY PASSAGES: 20:1-17
    20:1-17 The Ten Commandments
  532. EXODUS KEY PASSAGES: 21:22-24
    21:22-24 Life in the womb; "eye for an eye" - the Lex Taliones
  533. EXODUS KEY PEOPLE: Jethro
    Jethro - Moses' father-in-law
  534. EXODUS KEY PEOPLE: Miriam
    Miriam - Moses' sister, a prophetess, led women in worship (15:20-21)
  535. EXODUS KEY PEOPLE: Moses
    Moses - Prophet of the highest order, Lawgiver, deliverer of Israel. Author of the Pentateuch; Moses is prominent from Exodus through Deuteronomy.
  536. EXODUS KEY PEOPLE: Zipporah
    Zipporah - Moses' wife
  537. EXODUS KEY PEOPLE:
  538. LEVITICUS KEY CHAPTERS: 10
    10 Nadab & Abihu
  539. LEVITICUS KEY CHAPTERS: 16
    16 Day of Atonement
  540. LEVITICUS KEY CHAPTERS: 18
    18 Regulations of sexual conduct
  541. LEVITICUS KEY CHAPTERS: 23
    23 Seven feasts
  542. LEVITICUS KEY CHAPTERS: 25
    25 Sabbath (7) & Jubilee (50) years
  543. LEVITICUS KEY CHAPTERS: 26
    • 26 Obedience = blessing
    • Disobedience = judgment
  544. LEVITICUS KEY PASSAGES: 19:2
    19:2 "you shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy"
  545. LEVITICUS KEY PASSAGES: 20:6-8
    20:6-8 no mediums/spiritualists
  546. NUMBERS KEY CHAPTERS: 11
    11 The grumblings of Israel and Moses. The provision of God.
  547. NUMBERS KEY CHAPTERS: 12
    12 Miriam's rebellion is punished with leprosy and Moses intercedes on her behalf.
  548. NUMBERS KEY CHAPTERS: 13
    13 The journey and return of the 12 spies into Canaan.
  549. NUMBERS KEY CHAPTERS: 22-25
    22-25 Balaam, Balak, and the talking donkey.
  550. NUMBERS KEY PASSAGES: 21:4-9
    21:4-9 God's judgement through deathly fiery serpents. Moses sets up the bronze serpent as God's means for healing. (A foreshadowing of Christ on the cross; cf. John 3:14, 15)
  551. NUMBERS KEY PEOPLE :Joshua
    Joshua - Moses' servant and successor. A great military leader who led the people into the promised land.
  552. DEUTERONOMY KEY CHAPTERS:
    • 5 Decalogue reiterated
    • 6 "Shema" - Hear 0 Israel . . .
    • 18 Against witchcraft, coming Prophet
    • 28 Blessings and Cursings
    • 32 Song of Moses
    • 34 Death of Moses
  553. DEUTERONOMY KEY CHAPTERS: 34
    34 Death of Moses
  554. DEUTERONOMY KEY CHAPTERS: 32
    32 Song of Moses
  555. DEUTERONOMY KEY CHAPTERS: 28
    28 Blessings and Cursings
  556. DEUTERONOMY KEY CHAPTERS: 18
    18 Against witchcraft, coming Prophet
  557. DEUTERONOMY KEY CHAPTERS: 6
    6 "Shema" - Hear 0 Israel . . .
  558. DEUTERONOMY KEY PASSAGES: 32:39
    32:39 God governs life & death; sovereignty "I kill/make alive; wound/heal"
  559. DEUTERONOMY KEY PASSAGES: 29:29
    29:29 "secret things belong to the Lord. . ."
  560. DEUTERONOMY KEY PASSAGES: 24:1-4
    24:1-4 Regulation of divorce/remarriage issue
  561. DEUTERONOMY KEY PASSAGES: 22:28-29
    22:28-29 Laws concerning seductions/lay=marry
  562. DEUTERONOMY KEY PASSAGES: 21:18-21
    21:18-21 Death for incorrigible children/rebel
  563. DEUTERONOMY KEY PASSAGES: 13:1-5
    13:1-5 Test and death for false prophets
  564. JOSHUA KEY CHAPTERS: 20
    20 Cities of refuge
  565. JOSHUA KEY CHAPTERS: 13-19
    13-19 Division of land, Levitical role
  566. JOSHUA KEY CHAPTERS: 9
    9 Gibeonite's deceitful covenant
  567. JOSHUA KEY CHAPTERS: 7
    7 The sin of Achan
  568. JOSHUA KEY CHAPTERS: 6
    6 Fall of Jericho
  569. JOSHUA KEY CHAPTERS: 2
    2 Rahab & the spies
  570. JOSHUA KEY PASSAGES: 24:14-15
    24:14-15 "Choose for yourselves today whom you will serve . . . As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
  571. JOSHUA KEY PASSAGES: 10:12-15
    10:12-15 Sun stands still.
  572. JOSHUA KEY PEOPLE: Achan
    Achan - Cause of defeat at Ai, he took spoil that was under the ban. When confronted with his sin, he confessed, yet he and his family were stoned and burned.
  573. JOSHUA KEY PEOPLE: Joshua
    Joshua - Moses' successor, outstanding leader, faithful servant of the Lord, and the oldest Israelite in Canaan!
  574. JUDGES KEY CHAPTERS: 13-16
    13-16 Samson's judgeship
  575. JUDGES KEY CHAPTERS: 6-8
    6-8 Gideon's judgeship
  576. JUDGES KEY PASSAGES: 17:6 (21:25)
    17:6 (21:25) "In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes."
  577. JUDGES KEY PEOPLE: Samson
    Samson - Twelfth judge of Israel, fought the Philistines, very strong, with strong weaknesses.
  578. JUDGES KEY PEOPLE: Jepthah
    • Jepthah - Eighth judge of Israel, of illegitimate birth, appointed leader over Gilead.
    • He defeated Ammonites decisively as well as the Ephramites. His vow caused him to sacrifice his daughter.
  579. JUDGES KEY PEOPLE: Gideon
    Gideon - Unique victor over Midianites
  580. JUDGES KEY PEOPLE: Deborah
    Deborah - Fourth judge of Israel, a prophetess, administrator of justice, "a mother in Israel."
  581. RUTH KEY PEOPLE: Ruth
    Ruth - Moabitess who married into the Messianic line. She is an important representative of Gentile inclusion.
  582. I SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 31
    31 Saul and his sons killed
  583. I SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 28
    28 Saul and the witch of Endor
  584. I SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 25
    25 David and Abigail
  585. I SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 24
    24 David spares Saul's life
  586. I SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 18
    18 David: Jonathan's friend, Saul's enemy
  587. I SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 17
    17 Goliath slain
  588. I SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 16
    16 David anointed
  589. I SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 15
    15 Saul spares Amalekites
  590. I SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 13
    13 Saul assumes priestly office
  591. I SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 8-10
    8-10 Choose a King
  592. I SAMUEL KEY PEOPLE: David
    David - Son of Jesse; anointed by Samuel as King of Israel; first of few good kings.
  593. I SAMUEL KEY PEOPLE: Jonathan
    Jonathan - eldest son of Saul and close friend of David; father of Mephibosheth
  594. I SAMUEL KEY PEOPLE: Eli
    Eli - High Priest and Judge of Israel; wicked sons - Hophni and Phineas
  595. I SAMUEL KEY PEOPLE: Hannah
    Hannah - wife of Elkanah and mother of Samuel
  596. I SAMUEL KEY PEOPLE: Saul
    Saul - first king of Israel; son of Kish a Benjamite; first of many bad kings Israel would suffer through.
  597. I SAMUEL KEY PASSAGES: 16:7
    16:7 God looks on the heart
  598. 2 SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 24
    24 David numbers the people
  599. 2 SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 13-20
    13-20 Absalom's exile and revolt
  600. 2 SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 12
    12 Nathan rebukes David
  601. 2 SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 11
    11 Bathsheba
  602. 2 SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 7
    7 Davidic covenant
  603. 2 SAMUEL KEY CHAPTERS: 6
    6 The Ark returned to Jerusalem
  604. 2 SAMUEL KEY PASSAGES: 24:24
    24:24 Against giving the Lord what costs nothing
  605. 2 SAMUEL KEY PASSAGES: 12:23
    12:23 David's hope of joining his departed child
  606. 2 SAMUEL KEY PEOPLE: David
    • David - second King of Israel; son of Jesse; man after God's own heart.
    • Absalom - third son of David, who revolted; avenged his sister Tamar by killing Amnon his brother; was killed by Joab.
    • Joab - David's nephew and commander of David's army; killed Abner.
    • Ahithophel - Counselor of David; defected with Absalom; God made his counsel foolish to Absalom; hanged himself
    • because of his rejected counsel.
    • Nathan � prophet who rebuked David for his sins
  607. 1 CHRONICLES (parallels 2 Samuel) KEY PEOPLE: Nathan
    Nathan � prophet who rebuked David for his sins
  608. 1 CHRONICLES (parallels 2 Samuel) KEY PEOPLE: Ahithophel
    Ahithophel - Counselor of David; defected with Absalom; God made his counsel foolish to Absalom; hanged himself because of his rejected counsel.
  609. 1 CHRONICLES (parallels 2 Samuel) KEY PEOPLE: Joab
    Joab - David's nephew and commander of David's army; killed Abner.
  610. 1 CHRONICLES (parallels 2 Samuel) KEY PEOPLE: Absalom
    Absalom - third son of David, who revolted; avenged his sister Tamar by killing Amnon his brother; was killed by Joab.
  611. 1 KINGS KEY PEOPLE: Jeroboam
    Jeroboam - the first king of divided Israel
  612. 1 KINGS KEY CHAPTERS: 21
    21 Naboth's vineyard taken by Jezebel and Ahab
  613. 1 KINGS KEY CHAPTERS: 19
    19 Elijah's flight to Horeb/Appointment of Elisha
  614. 1 KINGS KEY CHAPTERS: 18
    18 Elijah on Mount Carmel
  615. 1 KINGS KEY CHAPTERS: 17
    17 Elijah predicts drought and raises the dead
  616. 1 KINGS KEY CHAPTERS: 11
    11 Solomon's demise, difficulties and death
  617. 1 KINGS KEY CHAPTERS: 9
    9 God's promises and warnings to Solomon
  618. 1 KINGS KEY CHAPTERS: 8
    8 Solomon's temple dedicated
  619. 1 KINGS KEY CHAPTERS: 3
    3 Solomon chooses wisdom and wisely judges
  620. 1 KINGS KEY CHAPTERS: 2
    2 David dies and Solomon secures his Kingship
  621. 1 KINGS KEY PEOPLE:
    • Solomon - Son of King David through Bathsheba; vast empire; wisest man who ever lived (next to Christ); intermarriage
    • led to disobedience and judgment
    • Jeroboam - the first king of divided Israel
    • Rehoboam - first king of Judah; son of Solomon
    • Elijah - the prophet of God from Tishbe; defeated the prophets of Baal on Carmel
    • Jezebel - evil wife of King Ahab; worshiper of Baal, eventually eaten by dogs as prophesied.
    • Ahab � wicked king of Israel, married to Jezebel
  622. 1 KINGS KEY PEOPLE: Ahab
    Ahab � wicked king of Israel, married to Jezebel
  623. 1 KINGS KEY PEOPLE: Jezebel
    Jezebel - evil wife of King Ahab; worshiper of Baal, eventually eaten by dogs as prophesied.
  624. 1 KINGS KEY PEOPLE: Elijah
    Elijah - the prophet of God from Tishbe; defeated the prophets of Baal on Carmel
  625. 1 KINGS KEY PEOPLE: Rehoboam
    Rehoboam - first king of Judah; son of Solomon
  626. 2 KINGS KEY CHAPTER: 24-25
    24-25 The fall of Judah to Babylon 586 B.C.
  627. 2 KINGS KEY CHAPTER: 22-23
    22-23 Josiah as King over Judah, he brings revival, reform and renewal
  628. 2 KINGS KEY CHAPTER: 18
    18 Sennacherib invades Judah
  629. 2 KINGS KEY CHAPTER: 17
    17 Israel's fall/Assyrian Captivity 722 B.C.
  630. 2 KINGS KEY CHAPTER: 6
    6 Elisha thwarts Syria ...
  631. 2 KINGS KEY CHAPTER: 5
    5 Naaman healed and Gehazi's greed
  632. 2 KINGS KEY CHAPTER: 4
    4 Elisha's miracle for the widow - oil
  633. 2 KINGS KEY VERSES: 6:1-7
    6:1-7 Elisha makes the axe head float
  634. 2 KINGS KEY PEOPLE: Naaman
    Naaman - Captain of enemy army; great warrior; a leper who was healed by bathing in the Jordan River seven times at Elisha's instructions
  635. 2 KINGS KEY PEOPLE: Elisha
    Elisha - Successor to Elijah; heals and floats an axe head/miracle worker
  636. 1 CHRONICLES KEY PEOPLE:
    • David - second King of Israel; son of Jesse; man after God's own heart.
    • Absalom - third son of David, who revolted; avenged his sister Tamar by killing Amnon his brother; was killed by Joab.
    • Joab - David's nephew and commander of David's army; killed Abner.
    • Ahithophel - Counselor of David; defected with Absalom; God made his counsel foolish to Absalom; hanged himself
    • because of his rejected counsel.
    • Nathan � prophet who rebuked David for his sins
  637. 1 CHRONICLES KEY PASSAGES: 17:11-14
    17:11-14 Davidic Covenant "his throne shall be established forever"
  638. 2 CHRONICLES KEY PEOPLE: Solomon
    Solomon - Israel's wisest and most glorious king; wrote much wisdom literature; ended his life as an idolater with all his foreign wives, though, his repentance is expressed in Ecclesiastes.
  639. 2 CHRONICLES KEY PEOPLE: Rehoboam
    Rehoboam - Solomon's son, who succeeded him as king; the kingdom split under his leadership
  640. 2 CHRONICLES KEY PEOPLE: Josiah
    Josiah - Judah's last righteous king
  641. EZRA KEY CHAPTERS: 10
    10 Repentance of the people who had married into paganism.
  642. EZRA KEY CHAPTERS: 7-9
    7-9 The return under Ezra, including his prayer (9).
  643. EZRA KEY CHAPTERS: 3
    3 The foundation of the Temple completed with much ceremony.
  644. EZRA KEY PASSAGES: 7:10
    7:10 Ezra's approach to ministry.
  645. EZRA KEY PASSAGES: 10:9-15
    10:9-15 Ezra tells most of the people to put away their foreign wives, and most of them agree to do so to avoid the fierce anger of God.
  646. EZRA KEY PEOPLE: Joshua
    Joshua - the High Priest, who returned with and aided Zerubbabel in rebuilding the altar and the Temple.
  647. EZRA KEY PEOPLE: Ezra
    Ezra - Priest, scribe, great reformer and expert in the Law. Under his spiritual leadership, the children of Israel put away their foreign wives.
  648. NEHEMIAH KEY CHAPTERS: 3-7
    3-7 Work on and completion of the walls, opposition, census.
  649. NEHEMIAH KEY PEOPLE:
    • Artaxerxes - Persian King who was the son of Xerxes I and Vashti; stepson of Esther.
    • He allowed the Jews to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem under the leadership of Nehemiah
    • Nehemiah - Artaxerxes' cupbearer, Governor of Judea, Supervisor of construction.
    • Sanballat - influential Samaritan; sought to end construction on the walls; sought to assassinate Nehemiah.
    • Ezra - Great reformer, expert in the Law. He had the leadership in Israel put away their foreign wives.
  650. NEHEMIAH KEY PEOPLE: Ezra
    Ezra - Great reformer, expert in the Law. He had the leadership in Israel put away their foreign wives.
  651. NEHEMIAH KEY PEOPLE: Sanballat
    Sanballat - influential Samaritan; sought to end construction on the walls; sought to assassinate Nehemiah.
  652. NEHEMIAH KEY PEOPLE: Nehemiah
    Nehemiah - Artaxerxes' cupbearer, Governor of Judea, Supervisor of construction.
  653. ESTHER KEY CHAPTERS: 9
    9 The Jews destroy their enemies and inaugurate the Feast of Purim.
  654. ESTHER KEY CHAPTERS: 6-7
    6-7 Mordecai is honored, Haman is hanged.
  655. ESTHER KEY PEOPLE: Ahasuerus
    Ahasuerus - The Persian king Xerxes I, reigning 486 - 465 B.C.
  656. ESTHER KEY PEOPLE: Haman
    Haman - An Amalekite, captain of the princes, who plotted destruction of the Jews.
  657. ESTHER KEY PEOPLE: Mordecai
    Mordecai - Esther's older cousin and palace official. He was used by God to deliver the Jews.

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