Old Testament Studies

from the podcast Wednesday in the word with Krisan Marotta

Each season is a study on a book of the Bible with an emphasis on learning how to study. To listen, select the podcast page below to access an entire series. Or use your favorite podcast app on your mobile device (just keep scrolling).

 

Old Testament Bible Studies

Servant Songs of Isaiah

Servant Songs of Isaiah

Isaiah gives us the fullest revelation of Christ in the Old Testament, most notably the Servant Songs. The exile raised the question: Can fail such that God will abandon us and we forfeit His God? In the Servant Songs, God demonstrates that not only will He remain committed to His people, He will willingly choose to endure suffering in order to forgive and redeem His people.

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Nehemiah: Restoration & Redemption

Nehemiah: Restoration & Redemption

The message of Nehemiah is restoration. The book records how God moved Nehemiah to lead the people to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in approximately 446 BC. As the story unfolds, we see God restore godly leadership to Israel, restore the walls of Jerusalem, restore the broken faith of the people, restore a sense of community and heritage as God’s people, and restore the people’s knowledge of the God’s word and their desire to love and obey Him.

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Rebellion of Absalom: 2Samuel 13-19

Rebellion of Absalom: 2Samuel 13-19

The tragic story of Absalom’s rebellion to his father King David brings about the fulfillment of God’s judgment that “the sword will never leave his house (2 Samuel 12:10-12) .” The sins of David’s sons repeat and magnify David’s sin. David’s crime was against the wife of a friend. Amnon sins against a sister. The consequences of the first were death of a husband and baby. The consequences of the second was civil war.

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Psalms

Psalms

How to study and understand the psalms plus examples of specific psalms.

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2Samuel: David as King

2Samuel: David as King

1 & 2 Samuel reflect two sides of a promise — the promise to David that he would be king over Israel. In 1 Samuel David is waiting for that promise to be fulfilled. In 2 Samuel the promise is fulfilled.

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1Samuel: Path to Kingship

1Samuel: Path to Kingship

In the book of 1 Samuel records three “tectonic shifts” in how God structures His kingdom. These three shifts are to prepare the way for the next major shift: transforming God’s people from with a geopolitical identity to a people with a heavenly identity.

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