Jacob sees the ladder to Heaven. Joseph pictures Christ’s suffering, rejection, and elevation to the throne.
Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac foreshadows Christ on the Cross. Jacob deceives and reaps what he sows.
Ruth pictures Gentiles today who accept Jesus as their Jewish Redeemer and get “spiritually engaged.” Samuel hears God at a time when others were far from God.
Israel goes through repeating cycles of sin (sin, feel God’s judgment, cry out to God, accept God’s deliverance). God uses a series of unlikely soldiers and weapons to deliver Israel.
In James, we learn that our actions demonstrate our faith. Our actions don’t save us, they show that our faith is real.
Paul warns us to not let false teachers influence us. While we wait for Christ, we are to maintain our faith with patience and loyalty to Him.
Jesus and the Pharisees express their opposing views of God. The Pharisees focus on the letter of the Law. Jesus focuses on faithfulness to a gracious, forgiving Father.
Titus receives a list of qualifications for church leaders and a warning about false teachers.
O: King Saul tries to kill David who learns to rest in his faith of God.
WN: Solomon tells of what he learns by experiencing a variety of life approaches.