Our Isaiah 'New Spring' series comes with a number of resources to help us navigate this wonderful part of God's Word. Please find attached a Bible Study handbook and a series overview document for leaders (and anyone else interested in getting the most out of our time in Isaiah).
The series begins in Term 3 - 2013 for some of our churches and Term 4 - 2013 for others. As the series progresses you will be able to download talks that accompany these series notes.
(Note: If you would like the editable Word original files please contact Jason directly using the details on the contacts page)
Israel is a nation in crisis. For too long every person did what was right in their own eyes (see the book of Judges).
Israel had an identity problem – who were they? And what future was there when set adrift in a sea of stronger nations with powerful kings and mighty armies? Who is your king Israel?
1 Samuel to 2 Kings is one of the great narratives of the Bible. As we delve into the story of Israel around 1050AD we will be reminded of Yahweh’s faithfulness. We will also be reminded that He cares for the humble and is not like the kings of the world. What he sets out to do he accomplishes despite the rebellion of his children.
This is Israel’s history but it is also the story of all humanity – inept leadership, abuse of power, self-interest, irresponsibility, abuse of the humble, nepotism and corruption. More importantly, YHWH is at the centre of achieving his purposes in David’s family and ultimately in Jesus.
This series combines a sermon series, bible study series and reading program with the hope that we might thoroughly enjoy and grow from this wonderful part of the Bible. Our prayer is that we see afresh how desperately we all need to answer ‘Who is your King?’ with: Jesus!
Download the 1 Samuel overview and studies below.
Israel was a nation in crisis. For too long every person did what was right in their own eyes (see the book of Judges).
In our 1 Samuel series Israel desired a King but they wanted a King like all the other nations. In 1 Samuel we followed the story of Israel under King Saul but all the while we knew he wasn't the King they needed. In 2 Samuel God's chosen King comes into his kingship. The theological high of 2 Samuel is chapter 7 with the promises of God to David that his would be an eternal dynasty: The King Has Come. However, we soon see that even David is not the King we all need and our series in 2 Samuel underlines how great it is that King Jesus has now come.
Download the 2 Samuel overview and studies below.