Week 11 The Books of 1 and 11 Kings

I King records the division of the united kingdom of Saul,David and Solomon into two kingdoms which are Israel and Judah. II Kings records the collapse or captivity  of Israel and Judah. The name Israel represents 10 of the tribes and becomes the Northern kingdom with Samaria as capital. This takes place after the death of Solomon and led by Jeroboam,the son of Nebat. The name Judah represents two tribes,  Judah and Benjamin and becomes Read more…

Book of Samuel 2

The Book of Samuel 2 gives in detail after King Saul’s death immediately David reigning in Judah ,and later the all of Israel in total of 40 years. therefore  is the” Book of King Davids Reign”. Chapter 1-12  Describes Davids Triumphs. David ruled in Hebron for 7yrs and 6 months over Judah only. Since all the other tribes wouldn’t accept him as Saul’s successor and to have their own king. Later on all tribes come Read more…

Week 9: 1 Samuel

Samuel was Israel s last Judge, He was also a priest and counts him as the first  prophet. Although  Moses was also a prophet. This book talks about how people rebelled and asked for a king  which God granted them though it was less than God`s best . “Lord of hosts” was used as God is the leader of the army also the word”prayer ” is used often Chapter 1-8 : Samuel The last of Read more…

Week 8 The Book of Judges and Ruth

After Joshua`s death Judges were the chosen leaders  who were raised up by God who guided Israel through administration and military responsibility and spiritual needs. since the new generation did not know the Lord and disregarded the laws of Moses and they did whatever they wanted and displeased the Lord.  The sins are called apostasy. So in Judges we see the sinfulness and constant failure of man but we also see the constant mercy of Read more…

Week 7 Book of Joshua

Joshua means”Jehovah is Salvation” The lesson and the center of message in Joshua is the New Testament Truth, as it says in 1 John 5:4 This is the victory that over cometh the world,even our faith. Chapter 1-5  is about Entering the Land. Chapter 6-12 is about overcoming the Land Chapter 13-24  is about occupying the land Joshua was a very faithful servant to God and to Moses, and was very obedient ,Victory of faith Read more…

Week 6 Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy is last of the 5 books written by Moses,and one of the most quoted book in New testament,195 times. Deuteronomy was a book Jesus quoted many times. Deuteronomy describes the final preparations to go into Canaan and  the destinations through faithfulness of God. The law given before is given in detail as a second law  – and that is the meaning of Deuteronomy,for the new generation to reiterate since they grew up in the Read more…

Week 5 Numbers

This was named Numbers because the children of Israel was numbered twice , The old Hebrew name was “in the wilderness”.Numbers should be read in connection with Exodus,Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Chapters 1-14  Talks about the Old generation Chapters 15-20 The wandering years. Chapters 21-36  Talks about the new generation Numbers talks about the census, the numbering of the adult males,distribution of the tribes,numbering of the Levi tribes( priestly)also they were not included in the general Read more…

Week4: Leviticus

In Genesis we learnt the fall of man,In Exodus the redemption of God’s people and  centrality of tabernacle (the tent of meeting) for worship. In Leviticus 1:1 we read that”The Lord called unto Moses and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, in which God appears in a cloud over the tabernacle.  In center of the tabernacle was the Ark (exodus 40:16-28). In Leviticus God gave the Law , Regulations concerning sacrifice, Read more…

Christmas!!

Christmas can be summarized in 3 words “God with us” or “Gift of Grace” or” Gift of Love” Isaiah Chapter 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.  We tend to put our attention on human birth of Christ rather than His Deity  who He really is “God with us..that is  what Emmanuel means.  It means that we Read more…

Week 3 Exodus

Exodus means going out .Exodus is the story of God  fulfilling his promise to Abraham.  Multiplying his descendants into a great nation Gen 12:2  from Jacobs family of 70 to 60,000 plus women and children who came out of Egypt., Redeeming them from bondage  the through blood of sacrifice and Power of God, out of slavery in Egypt to liberty in Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey.  Jacob and his family entered  Egypt Read more…