If you've always wondered what the Old Testament is really about... If you feel like the Old Testament is a confusing mix of hard-to-understand laws and boring history... If you've ever been confused about how the Old Testament relates to Jesus...
... then you need Full of Promise.
In Full of Promise, Phil Campbell and Bryson Smith take us on an exciting tour of the Old Testament. In just eight studies, we see the big breathtaking picture of creation, the fall and the history of God's dealings with Israel—the whole story, with all its ups and downs, and with the certainty of God's promise shining through.
These invaluable studies help us to understand the message of the whole Bible. They show us not only the big picture of the Old Testament, but how the pieces fit together, and how they point to the One who was to come: Jesus, in whom all God's promises are Yes and Amen.
An ideal study book for individuals and small groups.
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Table of contents:
Interactive Bible Studies are a bit like a guided tour of a famous city. They take you on a tour through the Bible, looking at material related to the topic (in this case, prayer), helping you to know where to start, pointing out things along the way, suggesting avenues for further exploration, and making sure that you know how to get home. Like any good tour, the real purpose is to allow you to go exploring for yourself—to dive in, have a good look around, and discover for yourself the riches that God’s word has in store.
In other words, these studies aim to provide stimulation and input and point you in the right direction, while leaving you to do plenty of the exploration and discovery yourself.
These studies are like a tour of a famous city in another sense—they don’t hope to look at everything; just the impor- tant things. We can’t cover in detail everything the Bible says on a given topic, but we do aim to finish our tour without having missed any significant landmarks.
We hope that these studies will stimulate lots of interac- tion— interaction with the Bible, with the things we’ve writ- ten, with your own current thoughts and attitudes, with other people as you discuss them, and with God as you talk to him about it all.
The studies contain five main components:
Previous editions of this Interactive Bible Study have assumed that most readers would be using the New International Version of the Bible. However, since the release of the English Standard Version in 2001, many have switched to the ESV for study purposes. So with this new edition of Full of Promise, we have decided to quote from and refer to the ESV text, which we recommend.