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Agenda
1. A Test Drive
2. How did the Bible come into being?
3. Overview of the Bible
4. The First process of the Bible GPS is Understanding.
5. The Second process of the Bible GPS is Application.
The Third process of the Bible GPS is Communication.
6. The Bible GPS on Galatians 5: 16-26
7. The Bible GPS on Ephesians 5: 8-20
8. The Bible GPS on Romans 3: 21-26
Overview of the Bible – A Schematic Representation
Hebrew for
“first fathers”
Pre-History
Patriarchs
and Slavery
???
±2000 – ±1250 BC
Genesis 1-11
God’s
Announcement
God’s Rescue Plan
– A Covenant
Creation
Adam and Eve
Cain and Abel
Noah and the Flood
Tower of Babel
People miss the
mark. God doesn’t
give up on us.
The first 11 chapters
4 Main Characters
describe
how
people miss the
Abraham
mark. The rest of
the Bible
Isaac tells how
God accompanies
Jacob
human
beings to
create
a
family of
Joseph
faith.
God establishes a
new community of
faith.
Exodus and
Conquest
Judges
1 – 2 Samuel;
1 1020
Kings
1-11
Exodus
±1200–
BC
±125012-50
– 1220 BC
Genesis
1 ChroniclesJoshua
– 2 Chronicles 9
Job, Psalms, Proverbs,
A family turns into a
Events between PL
Ecclesiastes
nation
monarchy
Songand
of Solomon
Moses leads the
people from Egypt.
The Passover
Dessert wanderings
Conquest of Canaan
12 tribes not
closely united
Dark period – Faith
in God dwindled
Offering system
God continues to
establish a new
community of faith.
A ray of light –
God uses Ruth and
Boaz
United
Kingdom
Judges–and
±1020
925 BC
Ruth
A Monarchy
establishesd
Monarchy
establihed
3 Kings
• Saul
• David
• Solomon
God continues to
work out His recue
plan for the nations.
Overview of the Bible – A Schematic Representation
Divided Kingdom
& Exile
925 – 586 BC
Consequence of
breaking covenant
A Divided Kingdom
722 BC (Assyria)
The end of the
Northern Kingdom
586 BC (Babylon)
The end of the
Southern Kingdom
Jerusalem collapsed
How will God fulfill
his promises?
In Exile
597 – 538 BC
1 Kings 12 – 2 Kings 25
2 Chronicles
Changed10–36;
way o
Jonah; Amos;
Hosea;
worship
Isaiah 1-39; Micah;
Nahum; Zephaniah
Jeremiah;
From temple
Lamentations
sacrificesObadiah;
to prayer,
Habakkuk;
confession
Isaiah 40-66 and
teaching in houses
Gathering in houses
preceded assemblies
in synagogues.
God continues to
establish a new
community of faith.
Return from
Exile
Ezekiel
andBC
538 –420
Daniel
Persians encouraged
repatriation
First group
returned ±536 BC
and started to
rebuild the temple.
Next group
returned 458 BC
with Ezra
In 444 BC Nehemia
returned with
another group.
God remains faithful
Prophets point to
the Messiah.
Silent Years
420 - ±6 BC
Haggai; Zechariah;
Joel; Esther
Ezra
; Nehemiah;
Décor
shifts
Malachi
New
Testament
±6BC – ±100 AD
27 books of the
New Testament
Political
The four gospels
Cultural
Acts of the Apostles
Geographical
Religious
Language
God prepared the
world scene in such
a way for the gospel
to spread quickly
Letters of Paul
General letters
John’s visions
God is faithful to his
covenant – a
community of
believers created
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