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Genesis
God made the world and made man in his image to rule in his name

Man's fall into sin and rebellion against God

God has begun a great project to redeem man and restore his creation

(Gen 3:15; 12:1-2)
1 Corinthians
Paul addresses Corinthian lack of unity and pride by challenging them with the counter-worldly wisdom of the cross.
Exodus
God fulfills his promise, rescues Israel and makes them his people by ordering their lives and worship with his law
2 Corinthians
Paul defends his ministry against false apostles and encourages the Corinthians to contribute to the collection.
Leviticus
God outlines the holiness required of his covenant people
Galatians
Calling the Galatians back from a false gospel to the true gospel.
Numbers
God guides, judges and forgives a rebellious people
Ephesians
Christ's love and power in the Church and call to live out Christ's love and power as the church.
Deuteronomy
God reaffirms his covenant with his people before they enter the promised land
Philippians
Urging partners in the gospel to advance the gospel despite the ambitious, legalist, and licentuous.
Joshua
God fulfills his promise and, through Joshua, give his people a home, their inheritance
Colossians
Christ is supreme and sufficient, and those in him live lives that proclaim his death and resurrection.
Judges
Lack of godly leadership leads to God's people falling into sin, anarchy and judgment

God in mercy sends judges to rescue his people from their enemies
1 Thessalonians
Remain steadfast in the face of persecution as the Day of the Lord approaches.
Ruth
Narrative psalm of lament

God prepares the nation and family of his king
2 Thessalonians
Paul responds to correct false teaching of a forged letter.
1 Samuel
God installs his king to establish God's rule as a blessing to Israel and the nations
1 Timothy
Encouraging Timothy in his leadership, teaching, and ministry.
2 Samuel
God makes a covenant with David to establish his throne forever
2 Timothy
Endure suffering under false teachers continue to minister until the end.
1 Kings
In judgment on Solomon's sin, the kingdom is divided
Titus
The basis and responsibilities of the Christian life.
2 Kings
God judges his people as he promised in his covenant with them
Philemon
Encourage Philemon to take back run away slave Onesimus
1 Chronicles
God gives his people a king after his own heart
Hebrews
Encouragement to persecuted Jewish-Christians not to leave the faith as Christ is superior to all else.
2 Chronicles
God brings judgment as promised in his covenant
James
Wisdom in the face of persecution.
Ezra
God restores his people as he promised in his covenant
1 Peter
Suffer persecution with a sure faith.
Nehemiah
God protects his people in the midst of their enemies
2 Peter
Confronting false teachers who use grace as license.
Esther
God protects his people from their enemy, Haman
1 John
Tests for knowing you have the Word of Life, the only assurance of salvation.
Psalms
Corporate hymnbook of the bible for God's people
Revelation
Encouragement to 7 churches in Asia Minor through visions of Christ's cosmic victory over sin, death, and Satan.
Job
In the midst of life’s incomprehensibility, we trust & obey
Proverbs
Fatherly instruction in the skill in the art of Godly living
Ecclesiastes
“Life does not provide the key to itself…” yet by serving & glorifying God, we fulfil our design and bring pleasure to God

Learn to live under the line
Song of Songs
the beauty and pleasure of marital love
Isaiah
Through the Servant of the Lord, God's people and creation will be redeemed and restored
Jeremiah
God is faithful to his people in judgment and in restoration--the promise of the new covenant
Ezekiel
God's faithfulness to the covenant with his people will lead to restoration
Daniel
God still keeps covenant with his redeemed people
Lamentations
God is faithful even in our suffering
Hosea
God loves and is faithful to his adulterous people
Joel
A contemporary locust plague foreshadows the day of the LORD, when God will judge, purify and redeem his people
Amos
God will judge Israel for her sins of perverse religion and oppression-her hope lies in the house of David
Obadiah
God will judge Edom for their opposition to Judah
Jonah
Encourage Israel to remember their role as a light to the nations (Will they participate?)
Micah
God expects his people to not remain content with simply the external marks of the covenant (6:6-8)

Judgment is coming
Nahum
Comfort to Judah with assurance that God will judge those who oppress his covenant people
Habakkuk
Faith calls us to retain
our integrity and trust in the Lord that he will vindicate his purposes for his people - even
though it involve serious suffering for them.
Zephaniah
The Day of the Lord would mean judgment
on those in Judah who were unfaithful, as well as on the nations; but it would result in a
purification for the remnant and a time of blessing.
Haggai
finish rebuilding the temple
Zechariah
God will renew his cov’t with his restored
people; he’ll vindicate himself, his
Messiah, and his people in his control
over history
Malachi
Prepare ourselves for God’s blessing by
presenting to him the kind of lives he
delights in (preparation for revival)
Matthew
Show that Jesus is the promised OT Messiah, teach obedience to Jesus' commands
Mark
To proclaim the gospel of Jesus as King
Luke
To give assurance of the truth about Jesus (1:1-4)
John
To lead to eternal life through faith in the Son of God (20:31)
Acts
Tell of Christ's ongoing acts through his apostles--the suffering and expansion of his church
Romans
To proclaim the gospel that Jesus is the risen Lord and Christ and in him is found the forgiveness of sins and justification with God