In 2019 we are going to go through the Bible Chronologically, which means we will be reading or listening to the content of the Bible in the order that the events took place, which is not the order they are in the Christian Bible. This way of taking in the content will help you understand the Bible in real history and the poetry, prophets, letters will make sense in a way they haven't before if you haven't gone through the Bible in this way.
Each Sunday, at 10:30 I'll be teaching a class at Orchard Community Church in Ventura, CA and after the class by sometime Sunday afternoon I'll have posted a podcast on the topic of the class (in most instances pre-recorded and containing more content than the class) and notes from the class on this website.
To download a schedule of the readings, CLICK HERE.
To go to the list of links where you can listen to the podcast, CLICK HERE.
To listen to the Truth and History Series, which is a great foundation for the podcasts and site, CLICK HERE.
Join us in this great adventure—you'll never be the same!
Isn’t he also the Father of the faith for Jews and Muslims? And didn’t he write an important book for the Mormons?
Do I have to be a person of great faith like Abraham for God to accept me?
These questions and much more are what we will cover in this podcast on Abraham.
I’ll start with an overview of the incredible archeological finds that have literally uncovered streets in the city of Ur and buildings that were there when Abraham lived there. We will do an overview of Abraham’s life and then compare the Biblical view of Abraham with the Abraham of the Muslim and Mormon faiths.
Finally, you’ll see why it isn’t the moral character and the perfection of Abraham that made him acceptable to God, but the character of his God, who always has and always will provide salvation to those who trust him, not by works, but by faith.
Most people have heard about Job, the character in the Bible who went through the loss of everything in his life. It’s a classic story of pain and loss with a great ending.
What this podcast will show you is that the book is much more than a story, but the true story of a man who went through unbelievable pain for no apparent reason, who endured the accusations and tormenting from his friends, and who finally was confronted with God himself.
This podcast answers many questions including who is Satan? What about people who never hear about God? Do people live after they die? Did people in the Old Testament believe that? How do we comfort others (and ourselves) when we suffer?
Listen and be challenged and comforted.
How did we get here?
Is God real and what is He like?
What messed things up?
Who is Satan and what power does he have?
Why do innocent people suffer? Not just Job, all Genesis characters. Why me?
What does God want from us?
That’s what we are going to start to cover in this series, but before that in the podcast below we are going to go over the presuppositions that undergird the teaching for this podcast.
Because our presuppositions determine our conclusions—you should know mine.
We’ll also look at time and eternity, how God can see the beginning from the end, look at an interesting chart of how long the Patriarchs lived and much more.
Here is the chart of the long lives of Bible Characters and how oral history could have been transmitted
In these two books, we not only find the answers to the questions of why we are here and why there is suffering, but these books lay the foundation for the major themes of the rest of the Bible. Genesis is quoted over 200 times in the New Testament and understanding this book, its grounding in history, and its major themes will help you understand the rest of the Bible better.
Join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 in the Orchard Community Church Library, Ventura, CA or anytime through our PODCAST for a life-changing journey!
CLICK HERE if you need to download a schedule for reading or listening to the Bible.
This series will start January 6 and continue every Sunday. Podcasts and notes will be available on this site by Sunday afternoon.
Editor’s Update: A few weeks into this project and I realized I needed to clarify that you don’t have to start this project at the first of the year—you can begin or jump in anytime, so I decided to add this note—following is how the post originally started:
Along with losing weight, getting more done, simplifying your life and other commendable goals, is reading through the Bible one of your resolutions for the year?
If so, I’d like to share a way for you to do it that will change your life more significantly than any diet will!
Hi, I’m Yvon Prehn and Welcome to Bible 805!
Today we’re going t to talk about…..
The Six Benefits of reading (or listening to) the Bible in Chronological order, and probably why you haven’t done it
There are many ways to read through the Bible each year—but there is one that is by far the BEST way to do it (and I’ll be going into the reasons why it’s best shortly) and that is to read through the Bible in Chronological order. That means to read the books (or parts in some cases) in the order they happened, not the order you find them in the Bible.
Don’t worry about figuring that order out—I’ve got a schedule you can download to do it and I’ll be doing podcasts in the coming year to guide you through it. (starting Jan. 6 for 2019)
But for now, since reading through the Bible in Chronological order is a somewhat daunting task, it’s worth asking why do it? To answer, ask yourself, why read anything, watch any movie, learn any new information in a certain order?Continue Reading