Study Series: The Story of God
In this study we start an overview of the New Testament. It begins with the arrival of God. God Himself comes as the embodiment of the Kingdom of God, in the Person of the Divine Son of God, Jesus the Messiah. We concentrate on Jesus Christ and the Kingdom message that He preached.
Here we do an overview of the four gospels. These beautiful four gospels contain complementary, historical and theologically driven eyewitness accounts of the life, teaching and most importantly, the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.
In this Session we unpack Genesis 1:1. To know our world truly, and our place in the world, will lead to knowing God truly. The converse is also true: to truly know God will lead to a true understanding of the world and our place in it. Only a theistic worldview makes sense of the
In this Session we see how God created His Kingdom and created Man (male and female) with the mandate to consummate it and make ‘heaven out of earth’. In doing this, we learn a lot about God – who He is and what He is like. And therefore we learn about ourselves too.
In this Session we see what is wrong with the world. We learn how Man (male and female) unilaterally declare their independence of God and as a consequence usher in the brokenness we experience every day. This voluntary fall of Man provides the perfect context for us to learn about God’s righteous judgement and amazing
In this study we learn that only Grace interrupts the inevitable degeneration of the human race as sin grows in its domination of people. God steps in and in an act of recreation, starts all over again. The account of Noah and the flood answers the questions, ‘will God judge’ and ‘can God save’ with
In this study we are amazed to see that God is so keen that we trust His promises He ratifies them with an oath. We see how He makes a covenant with Abraham and we learn about covenants by comparing them to contracts. And best of all, we see how graciously God undertakes to bear
The big question we answer in this study is how God will keep His promise to Abraham? Everything seems to prevent God from having a people in His Kingdom. The book of Exodus shows us that God will have to redeem a people if He is to establish His Kingdom. Again, we will see that
The God who redeems people for His Kingdom (Part 2). In this study we consider the second part of the main idea of Exodus – relationship. How is the relationship between God and His people going to be governed? We learn about the place of the law and how that is mediated. And when God’s
Joshua. Here we see how faithful God is to His promises to Abraham in giving the promised land to His people. We learn about how dangerous grumbling is. We also explore the question of grace versus works – God gives the land, but His people also have to fight for it.
This study explores leadership among God’s people. Though they are settled in the land, just as God had promised, we learn that without leadership God’s people are unable to stay faithful. We also learn what qualifies someone to lead and it all points us to see that Jesus Christ is the Perfect Leader that God
Here we learn so much about Jesus Christ because we see how God’s promise to King David paves the way for God’s rule over the whole world through His Son Jesus Christ. We consider Solomon, the wise Temple-builder and how he, like Adam, could have ruled over God’s Kingdom had he remained faithful.
God’s faithfulness shines all the more brighter against the backdrop of our constant failings. In this study we watch how King Solomon, just like Adam, turns from God. There is another ‘Fall’ and we see how God’s people turn from Him. And as they do so, we learn so much about God’s nature, His grace
Here we consider God’s great love – a love that will not let go! As we study the writing prophets we see how God, through the promise of a new covenant, promises the Kingdom. We look at the elements of people, place and blessings of God as they are prophesied in the prophets and how