Moses gives excuses for not serving as God asks. God uses miracles and plagues to show who He is to both Egyptians and Israelites.
Joseph forgives his brothers. His brothers are afraid. God uses trials for good.
Jacob sees the ladder to Heaven. Joseph pictures Christ’s suffering, rejection, and elevation to the throne.
God brings Gentiles into His household. Saul (Paul) persecutes the church and meets Jesus. The church at Antioch sends Paul out on his first missionary journey.
Peter and John preach boldly. Peter is honored to suffer for Jesus. Deacons serve to free up elders to focus on the Word.
Jesus fulfills prophecies about suffering, dies, is buried, rises from the grave, and appears to many to to prove His resurrection.
Jesus establishes communion, undergoes three trials, carries the cross, and is crucified.
Daniel worships God and prays persistently for mercy. God sends the 70-week prophecy to Daniel. Ezekiel becomes a watchman.
Job shows patience during suffering. Abraham demonstrates faith and receives promises from God.