God used the book of Ezra to increase our church’s hope in Jesus. So here are four reasons you should consider preaching through it.
What if there was a book that provided us a concise review of the whole Old Testament? Well, there is—the book of Chronicles!
The books of 1 and 2 Kings teach us about a faithful God, his faltering people, and a future hope.
These books help readers understand why Israel transitioned to a monarchy, how that monarchy succeeded and failed, and how that monarchy ultimately points to Jesus, who will rule one day with love and justice forever.
There are dozens of reasons to preach through Ruth, but I’ll limit it to four.
If we’re to endure faithfully in pastoral ministry, we need to remember that we’re leading the church in a time of tension—between the already and the not-yet.
Judges is the darkest book in the Old Testament. So why should you preach through it for your people?
The book of Joshua doesn’t receive the attention it deserves.
The book of Deuteronomy portrays God as King and reveals the way his people should live in covenant with him.
The book of Numbers teaches us that when God is with his people, the only thing they need to fear is their own sin.
How can a holy God relate to sinful people? Leviticus provides us an answer to that question.
Exodus proclaims God’s great act of delivering his people from bondage, gifting them his law, and inviting them into intimate fellowship with himself.
Genesis tells the story of a God who creates everything out of nothing in order to bless his people and glorify himself.
The task of the church can be described in all sorts of ways, but one of the most evocative is this: we are called to live the exodus.
The good news of the gospel is that we have a neighbor who loved us and laid down his life for us. And this neighbor didn’t lay down his life for his friends, but for his enemies. We can enjoy God’s blessing and know his grace because our Savior obeyed the first and second great commandments for us.