Old Testament Wisdom Books Overview
Many people would be aware that the Bible is divided into two major sections: The Old Testament and The New Testament. However, fewer would be aware that the Bible also contains further sub-divisions. The New Testament can be subdivided into at least four sections: The Gospels; Acts; The Apostolic Letters and Revelation. The Old Testament can also be subdivided into at least four smaller units including: The Five Books of Moses; The Historical Books; The Writings/Wisdom Literature and The Prophets. There are more subdivisions we could explore as well. But the purpose of this short Bible study series is to focus on three books from the Writings or Wisdom Literature: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job. These books offer three unique perspectives on pursuing a godly understanding of life in this fallen world.
Ultimately true wisdom is found in following Christ. As an obedient son, Jesus did everything that his Heavenly Father asked of him. However, doing so didn’t bring Jesus worldly wealth, fame and prosperity, but instead humiliation, suffering and death. As Christ’s followers we need to count the costs of following Jesus and keep our eyes fixed on his heavenly reward. This is true wisdom.
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This Bible study series is called, ‘John’s Water Gospel’ because of John’s frequent use of water symbolism, (such as baptism, water being turned into wine, water that heals and gives eternal life, the washing of feet, and water flowing from Jesus’ pierced side). John concludes his gospel by saying that he recorded these things ‘so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.’ (John 20:31) Therefore, what can John’s frequent use of water symbolism teach us about the good news of Jesus Christ?
Starting this week, CroydonPark@10 will start a exciting new sermon series on the Book of Acts!
In Luke’s introduction, he states,
In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven” (Acts 1:1 – 2).
Acts picks up during the forty-day period between Christ’s resurrection and ascension into heaven. Luke tells us that during this time Jesus continued to teach his disciples about the kingdom of God, the coming of the Holy Spirit, and the necessity to spread the gospel throughout the world. (Acts 1:3 – 7)
Studying Acts will help us to gain a better understanding and appreciation for how the Christian church was established and how the gospel of Jesus Christ was spread throughout the world. But Acts is not just a history book, but also the word of God. Therefore, Acts is there to teach and inspire us to continue Christ’s mission to keep making disciples and spreading his good news of salvation until Jesus returns.
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||Acts study summary
||Acts study 1, sermon
||Acts study 2, sermon
||Acts study 3, sermon
||Acts study 4, sermon
|| Acts 6:1-7
||Acts study 5, sermon
||Acts 6:8-15 and 7:51-8:8
||Acts study 6, sermon
||Acts study 7, sermon
|| Acts 10
||Acts study 8, sermon
|| Acts 11:19-30
||Acts study 9, sermon
|| Acts 15:1-35
||Acts study 10, sermon