Kingdom, Covenants & Canon of the Old Testament

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Instructor: Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.
Lessons: 4
Discipline: Old Testament
Course Group: Introduction to the Old Testament

If someone asked, "What is the Old Testament about?" would you have an answer? Could you describe its basic theology and overarching story? Would you be able to explain why the Old Testament is relevant for Christians today?

Unfortunately, many modern Christians lack a firm understanding of the theology and significance of the Old Testament. As a result, they are inadvertently attempting to live their Christian lives based only on the New Testament.

Yet, Jesus and his apostles taught that the Old Testament is very important for Christians. As a matter of fact, when Paul told Timothy that all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, he was referring primarily to the Old Testament.

Course Goals:

  • Orient viewers to the overarching message of the Old Testament.
  • Summarize the theological emphases of the Old Testament.
  • Provide a strategy for applying the Old Testament to modern life.

89 min.

Lesson 1: Why Study the Old Testament?

Investigate the importance of the Old Testament exploring the distance between the OT and our day, the relevance of the OT and application.
88 min.

Lesson 2: The Kingdom of God

Explores a proper understanding of the Bible's theology of the Kingdom of God by providing the most comprehensive outlook on the Old Testament.
92 min.

Lesson 3: Divine Covenants

Explore how God governed his kingdom through a series of covenants that he established in Old Testament history.
95 min.

Lesson 4: The Old Testament Canon

Explore how the Old Testament canon presents specific guidance by examining the Old Testament as mirror, window and picture.