26.2 miles. That is the distance of a marathon race.
And nearing the 26 week mark in 2018, in some ways we have reached a marathon point in our Bible Learning journey as well.
So, at this point in time, let us take a pause and reflect back on last half year of journeying through the highlights of the Bible learning thus far. I have listed each of the posts from the previous 25 weeks along with the era, bible portion reviewed, key characters and the weekly summary.
Maybe you need to refresh your memory on some of the weeks you may have missed.
Or maybe you want to catch up a bit.
Or maybe you have just recently joined the journey and want a quick glance of what has been covered so far.
Whatever the case, hope the below will be of use to you.
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And now, here is the summary list I promised:
Creation Era | Genesis 1-11 | Adam, Eve, Abel, Cain, Enoch, Noah
Creator God longs for a special relationship with humanity and continues to provide and maintain a covenantal relationship despite humanity’s continued struggles with sin and fallen nature.
Patriarch Era | Genesis 12-36 | Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
Promise keeping God paves the way to redeem fallen humanity, working lovingly through the lives of those whom He has chosen.
Patriarch Era | Genesis 37-50 | Joseph
God is always faithful to keep His promise and deliver it in His perfect time. Even though circumstances and people may fail, God will never fail.
Exodus Era | Exodus 1-15:21 | Moses
God’s omnipotence is able to overcome all odds so that His people may experience true deliverance and salvation as they yield themselves to Him.
Exodus Era | Exodus 15:22-40 | Moses
God is Holy and makes provisions for His sinful unholy children to enter His Holy presence by laying out the required law and other principles establishing a covenant between Himself and His people.
Exodus Era | Leviticus 1-27 | Moses
Holy God lays out details instructions for how His people may enter His holy presence giving them both the promises for obedience and the warnings of what may befall them for being disobedient.
Exodus Era | Numbers 1-19 | Moses, Aaron, Korah
God leads the people on the journey to the promised land while having to address their rebellion and lack of belief, punishing them while also providing redemption by extending His mercy and love.
Exodus Era | Numbers 20-36 | Moses
God’s faithfulness continues from one generation to the next as He prepares the new generation of Israelites to possess the promised land of inheritance.
Exodus Era | Deuteronomy 1-34 | Moses
God’s anointed leaders who are yielded to Him are used mightily to shape, lead and guide entire generations towards the purposes of God.
Conquest Era | Joshua 1-24 | Joshua
God demonstrates He faithful to fulfill His promises by leading the Israelites into the promised land and conquering all of His enemies with mighty display of power as long as His people are faithful to love and obey Him.
Judges Era | Judges 1-21; Ruth 1-4 | Deborah, Gideon, Samson, Ruth
Even when the people of Israel have turned prostituted themselves with the worship of other gods, God demonstrates He is faithful by raising up Judges to deliver His people from their pain and suffering.
Kingdom Era | 1 Chronicles 1-10; 1 Samuel 1-31| Samuel, Saul, David
As the Israelites struggled to stay focused on the worship of the one true Lord, God does grant them their wish for a king but leadership over God’s people requires His anointing and an obedient heart.
Kingdom Era | 1 Chronicles 11-29; 2 Samuel 1-24 | David
Israel’s greatest king, David, is a man after God’s own heart and shows us how in spite of his flaws he pursues true intimate relationship with God.
Kingdom Era | 1 Kings 1-11; 2 Chronicles 1-9; Proverbs 1-31 | Solomon
King Solomon of Israel asks and receives wisdom to rule God’s people and accomplishes great things but does not finish well.
Kingdom Era | Psalms 1-150 | David, Other Psalmists
The biblical Psalms are filled with praises and prayers to help us express our emotions to the Holy God so that we may experience intimacy with Him in His presence.
Kingdom Era | Ecclesiastes 1-12; Song of Songs 1-8 | Solomon
The wisdom literature of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs show us God is part of everyday conversations of life and no life situation is out of his realm of influence.
Patriarch Era | Job 1-42 | Job
The Biblical patriarch Job loses almost everything and suffers much but yet does not curse God and eventually experiences restoration and a double reversal of his losses.
Kingdom Era | 1 Kings 12-2 Kings 1; 2 Chronicles 10-20 | Ahab, Elijah
After Solomon’s reign, the kingdom is divided into two and as various kings take their place, hardly any of them are righteous before God and Elijah the prophet is mightily used by God as he fearlessly calls people to worship the one true God.
Kingdom Era | 2 Kings 2-14; 2 Chronicles 21-25 | Elisha
Elisha picks up the prophetic mantle after Elijah and is used mightily by God to reveal God’s love and power to the Israelites and the non-Israelites while the kings of both Israel and Judah continue to lead disappointing lives before God.
Kingdom Era | 2 Kings 15-16; 2 Chronicles 26-27; Amos; Jonah; Isaiah 1-35| Uzziah, Isaiah, Jonah, Amos
As the kings of Israel and Judah come and go, God remains on the throne, raising up prophets to speak His message to His people and also to other nearby nations.
Kingdom Era | 2 Kings 17-21; 2 Chronicles 29-33; Isaiah 36-39; Hosea; Micah; Joel; Nahum
As the sins and rebellion against God continues, the kingdom of Israel is taken captive while Judah’s kings continue to reign. God’s prophets continue to speak the Word of the Lord boldly and persistently to the people of Israel, Judah and the surrounding nations.
Kingdom Era | Jeremiah 1-49 | Jeremiah
A young Jeremiah is called by God to be a prophet to the kingdom of Judah and the nations; and through oppositions and discouragements, he continues to speak the word of the Lord’s judgment and hope.
Kingdom Era | 2 Kings 22-24; 2 Chronicles 34-36; Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Obadiah; Jeremiah 40-51| Josiah
King Josiah discovers the Law of the Lord and turns to the Lord with all his might but that is not enough to turn the anger of the Lord away from Judah and will lead to their eventual captivity.
Kingdom Era | Jeremiah 52; 2 Kings ; 2 Chronicles 36; Isaiah 40-66 | Isaiah
Judah meets its end resulting in exile and captivity; Isaiah speaks forth the message of hope through God’s promises concerning the future Messiah.
There you have it folks.
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