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52 Major Stories of the Bible, by Dr. William Mounce

The Pentateuch

Lecture 1:
Creation and God

Genesis 1 is one of the foundational chapters in the entire Bible. It not only tells us how everything was started, but it establishes the basic teaching on who God is and who we are in reference to him. Instead of arguing about secondary issues like history and science, Genesis 1 should turn our eyes up toward the heavens, marveling at the majesty of God.

Lecture 2:
Creation and Us

In the sixth day of creation we learn that people are the apex of creation, stamped with the image of God. This is the source of human dignity, and it is why we pursue spiritual growth, so we will look more like him.

Lecture 3:
The Fall

Genesis chapter 3 describes how Adam and Eve sinned, the consequences that resulted and the promise of a redeemer.

Lecture 4:
The Flood. Genesis 6-9

Lecture 5:
Abraham's Covenant. Genesis 12:1-15:6

Lecture 6:
Joseph. Genesis 37-50.

Lecture 7:
Moses and the Plagues. Exodus 7:14 - Exodus 10.

Lecture 8:
The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments are not rules to follow but give form and structure to how our love for God (the Shema) should manifest itself in how we treat God and others.

Lecture 9:
The Presence of God. Exodus 33

Lecture 10:
The Holiness of God. Leviticus

Lecture 11:
Sold Out to God, (The Shema). Deuteronomy

Lecture 12:
Faith is not Genetic

Judges shows the necessity of covenant renewal, how each generation must decide for itself if it will follow God. Once the Israelites were given the Promised Land, for the most part they failed to renewed the covenant and failed to receive the blessings from God.

Lecture 13:
God is King. I Samuel

Lecture 14:
David and Goliath

This is not a story concerned primarily with a young man defeating a great warrior (I Samuel 16-17). It is an account of how faith propels us to trust God, not matter what the appearances.

The Writings

Lecture 15:
God's Provision and Protection (Psalm 23)

Psalm 23 is David's cry of faith that his Shepherd will provide and protect him in all situations, and that God is lavish in his love for his sheep.

Lecture 16:
Confrontation and Confession (Psalm 51)

Psalm 51 gives a pattern for true biblical confession, which admits our own guilt and God's justice, makes no excuses, and appeals not to our good works but to God's mercy.

Lecture 17:
The Wise and Foolish (Solomon)

Solomon was the wisest of all people, and yet he died a fool because he ignored his own advice. It is not enough to know the truth; you have to do it.

Lecture 18:
Suffering and Faith in God (Job). Job 1:1-42:3

The Prophets

Lecture 19:
Elijah and Syncretism. I Kings 14 - 18

Lecture 20:
Isaiah and the Holiness of God. Isaiah 6:1-8

Lecture 21:
Isaiah and the Suffering Servant. Isaiah 52 - 53

Lecture 22:
Micah, Judgment, and Salvation. Micah 1-3

Lecture 23:
Hosea and Unfaithfulness to God. Hosea 1:2 - 13:6

Lecture 24:
Habakkuk, Righteousness, and Faith . Habakkuk 1:2 - 3:18

Lecture 25:
The New Covenant

Jeremiah and Ezekiel prophesied before and during the exile, preaching God's judgment as well as his promise of hope. The hope was the New Covenant where God's law would be written on the person's heart and empowered through the work of God's Spirit.

Lecture 26:
Lamentations, Confession and Faith

Authentic Confession and Faith.

Life of Christ

Lecture 27:
The Birth of Jesus

Lecture 28:
John the Baptist

Lecture 29:
Nicodemus and Rebirth

The necessity of being born again.

Lecture 30:

How we are to live.

Lecture 31:
The Lord's Prayer

How we are to pray.

Lecture 32:
Seeking God

The most important thing to do, ever.

Lecture 33:
The Deity of Christ

Lecture 34:

Lecture 35:
The Greatest Commandment

Lecture 36:

What will happen at the end of time?

Lecture 37:
The Holy Spirit

Lecture 38:
The Lord's Supper

Lecture 39:
Jesus' Death and Resurrection

Lecture 40:
The Great Commission

The Early Church and Paul

Lecture 41:

Lecture 42:
The Church

Lecture 43:
Justification by Faith

Lecture 44:
The Grace of Giving

Lecture 45:
Christian Joy

Lecture 46:

Lecture 47:


Lecture 48:
Assurance and Preservation: Hebrews

Lecture 49:
The Tongue. James

Lecture 50:
Suffering and Heaven. I Peter

Lecture 51:
Christian Love. I John

Lecture 52:

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