Preaching through the Bible
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.
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.