Melchizedek pictures Christ as High Priest. Physical circumcision pictures spiritual circumcision.
Zerubbabel and Ezra restore the altar and build the foundation of the temple. Enemies try to stop the work on the temple. God moves King Darius to support the work on the temple. Ezra restores the spiritual life of Israel.
Esther becomes queen. Haman plots to destroy the Jews. The king honors Mordecai. The Jews establish the feast of Purim.
Daniel worships God and prays persistently for mercy. God sends the 70-week prophecy to Daniel. Ezekiel becomes a watchman.
Jeremiah faithfully brings God’s message to the people of Israel and Judah. Israel’s lack of faith breaks Jeremiah’s heart.
Hezekiah leads the people back to God. Manasseh returns the people to idolatry. Josiah responds deeply to God’s Word and makes sure the people hear it.
Elijah is depressed. Ahab is spineless. Jezebel is heartless. Jehoshaphat seeks to please God. God is sovereign.
O: God is angry and Jeremiah is in despair over the fall of Jerusalem.
WN: Paul clarifies the implications of resurrection. Paul explains the reality and purpose of trials.
O: God commands Judah to submit to Babylon. Some flee to Egypt for help rather than place their trust in God.
WN: Paul writes to the Corinthians to address their sinful lifestyles and misuse of the gifts God gave them.