The story of how the Israelites conquered the Promise Land and what they did when they settled there. The land had been made up of different races and cultures, God had given them plenty of time to change , but they only became more evil. So God used the Israelites to conquer them for their wickedness.
God tells Joshua how to be successful
Spies sneak into Jericho
The Israelites cross the Jorden River into the Promised Land
The people celebrate the Passover and
recommit themselves to God
The walls of Jericho fall
The man who caused Israel to lose a battle
The people of Gibeon trick Joshua
The sun stands still
Joshua conquers the land
Pockets of resistance that remained
Joshua urges the people to conquer the pockets of resistance
A great misunderstanding among the people
Joshua’s final words to his people
Now that the Israelites had moved into the Promised Land… the people forgot about God and began doing the exact same things that God had warned them not to do.
Sin always has disastrous consequences and so the Israelites were oppressed and persecuted by other nations until a strong leader (a judge) called them back to God. This cycle of sin, defeat, repentance, and restoration repeats itself many times in Judges.
The Israelites fail to completely conquer the land disobedience leads to disaster, then God calls judges to save the people.
The story of Ehud
The story of Deborah
The story of Gideon
The story of Jephthah
The story of Samson
The story of Ruth and Naomi, two women who remained faithful to God despite very difficult circumstances.
Tragedy strikes Naomi and her family
Ruth and Naomi find kindness back in Israel
Ruth follows Naomi’s plan
Ruth and Boaz are married
The book of 1 Samuel tells of how Israel went from being a nation led by God to a nation lead by a king.
Israels very 1st king was Saul. and it introduces us to Israel’s greatest king David with how and why David was chosen to succeed Saul.
Samuel is born
God talks to Samuel in the middle of the night
The Philistines capture the Ark of the Covenant
Saul becomes Israel’s 1stking
God rejects Saul for disobeying
Saul disobeys again
Samuel anoints David
David battles the giant Goliath
David and Jonathan become friends; Saul becomes jealous
David escapes from Saul
Jonathan saves David’s life
Saul chases David
David spares Saul’s life
David meets Abigail
David spares Saul’s life again
David escapes to the land of the Philistines
Saul dies on the battlefield
The story of Israel’s greatest king David,
including his successes and failures.
David becomes king over Judah
Davis becomes king over all Israel
The Ark of the Covenant is brought to Jerusalem
God’s promise to David
David conquers all his enemies
David is king to Mephibosheth
David and Bathsheba
Absalom rebels against David
David defeats Absalom
David’s song of praise
David’s mighty men
A great plague strikes Israel
Israel was under Solomon but then a tragic split of the nation and its gradual downfall.
Records the events in the lives of each king of Israel.
Soloman becomes king of all Israel
Soloman asks for wisdom
Soloman demonstrates his wisdom
Soloman builds the Temple
The Temple dedication ceremony
The Queen of Sheba visits Soloman
The kingdom of Israel divides into north and south
Israel and Judah on decline
God takes care of the prophet Elijah
Elijah calls down fire from heaven
God appears to Elijah; Elijah called
King Ahab steals a vineyard
King Ahab dies in battle
Throughout the terms of 19 kings in the northern kingdom and 20 kings in the southern kingdom, this is a book of what those kings did, or did not do, with the power they had.
Elijah is taken to heaven without dying
Elisha uses miracles to help many people
Elisha heals Naaman of leprosy
Elisha and his servant see an angel army
The enemy army is defeated without a fight
Jehu the crazy driver, becomes king
Queen Athaliah’s conspiracy fails
King Joash repairs the Temple
The sad decline of Israel’s leaders
The nation of Israel is destroyed
The godly reign of King Hezekiah
Manasseh sends Judah into a tailspin
Revival under King Josiah
Jerusalem fails and Judah is defeated
Tells the same story of 2 Samuel although it focuses on the spiritual themes rather than the historical events.
The story of David’s reign as king and shows us the importance of passing on a spiritual heritage and teaches us that genuine worship should be the center of individual and national life.
A sampling of the genealogies
Saul dies and David becomes king
The warrior David and his mighty men
David brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem
God’s promise to David
David sins by counting his soldiers
David makes plans to build the Temple
The tragic story of how the nation of Judah neglected God and began to worship idols.
At different times a good king would come to the throne , calling the people back to worship God; but for every good king there were several bad kings and over time the nation became corrupted to the point that God’s judgement was the only way to get their attention.
Eventually the nation was conquered, and the people were carried away into captivity.
Solomon asks God for wisdom
Solomon builds the Temple
Solomon dedicates the Temple
The Queen of Sheba visits Solomon
The kingdom of Israel divides
Pharaoh Shishak invades Jerusalem
The rise and fall of King Asa
King Jehoshaphat and King Ahab
Jehoshaphat and the valley of Blessing
Athaliah seizes the throne
Joash repairs the Temple, then abandons the Lord
King Uzziah becomes a leper
The great reforms of King Hezekiah
King Sennacherib surrounds Jerusalem
The wicked reign of King Manasseh
An eight year old leads the people back to God
Judah fails and Jerusalem is destroyed
Jerusalem and the land had been conquered and the people were carried away as captives to Babylon. Now Babylon itself had been conquered by Persia, and the Persian king Cyrus decided to let God’s people return to their homeland.
Just as Moses led the people from bondage in Egypt to the Promise Land, so Zerubbabel, Ezra, and Nehemiah led the people from bondage in Babylon back to the Promise Land.
The first exiles return
The Temple rebuilding begins
Enemies oppose and stop the Temple rebuilding
The Temple is completed
Ezra arrives in Jerusalem
Ezra urges the people to obey God’s laws
The story of how Nehemiah led the third return to Jerusalem after captivity, organizing the rebuilding of the city’s walls and encouraging the people to renew their faith in God.
(The book of Ezra tells of the first two groups that returned to Jerusalem, the capital of Judah)
Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem
Nehemiah inspects the broken walls
Work on the walls begins
Enemies try to stop the rebuilding
Nehemiah helps the poor
Further opposition to the rebuilding
The wall is completed in just 52 days
Ezra reads the Book of the Law
The people confess their sins and recall the history of their nation
A young Jewish orphan in exile, who is chosen to become queen over the land of her captors. This gives her the opportunity to save her people from annihilation.
Queen Vashti is deposed
Esther becomes queen
Haman’s plot to kill the Jews
Mordecai persuades Esther to help
Esther goes before the king
Mordecai is honored
Hamon is hanged
The king’s edict saves the Jews
The jews triumph; The Festival of Purim is celebrated
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