Jacob sees the ladder to Heaven. Joseph pictures Christ’s suffering, rejection, and elevation to the throne.
Nehemiah leads the Jews in building the walls and gates of Jerusalem. Malachi foretells the arrival of a messenger to prepare the way for the Lord. John the Baptist is born. Mary conceives through the Holy Spirit. The Word was made flesh.
Esther becomes queen. Haman plots to destroy the Jews. The king honors Mordecai. The Jews establish the feast of Purim.
Jonah runs from God, prays, preaches, and pouts. Isaiah and John see the throne room. Jesus talks to a Samaritan woman.
God uses Elisha to work miracles. Elisha pictures Jesus feeding the 5,000 and healing the lepers.
Elijah is depressed. Ahab is spineless. Jezebel is heartless. Jehoshaphat seeks to please God. God is sovereign.
Saul disobeys God, makes excuses, and lies. God selects David to replace Saul. Saul tries to kill David. David prays to God for protection.
Israel wanders away from God. Moses reminds Israel to obey God. We learn the first commandment of all and the key tip for raising children.
God judges those who rebel against Moses and Aaron. God establishes tithing. Moses fails to follow God’s instructions about the rock. The bronze serpent pictures Christ.