I have been taking our young adult class at Sylvania through the first five books of the Old Testament.
We’ll be coming up on four years doing this and have completed Genesis and half of Exodus.
Since the beginning of the year, we have spent time in the Ten Commandments and are currently working through the Book of the Covenant which immediately follows.
As a Southern Baptist, it’s been my experience that many see the Old Testament as a curiosity tacked on to the New Testament and that all the stuff leading up to the Cross is irrelevant after the Cross. As we have studied through just these first two books, I’ve come to the unshakable conclusion that God is not a word hoarder. He preserved the books of the Old Testament for us “on whom the end of the ages have come” (1 Cor. 10:11) for a reason.
It’s been an interesting and challenging study. We’re not done yet, but if you’d like to sample some of what we’ve gone through, we’ve been recording it for a while. Here are the audio files for our study through the Ten Commandments. I hope they are helpful.
The Ten Commandments (Ex. 20:1-17)
Right Heart (Ex. 20:3)
Right God (Ex. 20:4-6)
Right Reverence (Ex. 20:7)
Right Rest (Ex. 20:8-11)
Right Response (Ex. 20:12)
Right Regard for His Image (Ex. 20:13)
Right Commitment to Reflect Him (Ex. 20:14)
Right Respect for His Possessions (Ex. 20:15)
Right Report (Ex. 20:16)
Right Resolution (Ex. 20:17)
It has been said, and I think correctly, that you cannot understand salvation until you understand from what you have been saved. You can follow along with us week by week, if you’d like, here.
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