This is part 3 of a survey of the Torah and historical books, looking at how we are Formed in God’s Story: Genesis–Esther.
We saw that all people belong to God, but in response to the nations going their own way God promised his own nation to show what they’re missing (Genesis).
We saw God freeing Jacob’s descendants from bondage to human rule, forming them into a nation under his leadership through the Sinai covenant (Exodus).
This third part describes life in the kingdom led by the Lord:
- How were the people to live as a nation that honours its sovereign? Leviticus answers the holiness question.
- What if his people don’t follow him? Won’t that wreck God’s plans? Numbers addresses the faithlessness question.
- What about the next generation? Deuteronomy deals with the generational issue.
- What about the nations that already occupied the land God promised them? Joshua confronts the territorial issue.
So, here are the notes for part 3, covering these four books:
- Part 3: Leviticus – Joshua (PDF)
- Devoted to the Lord (Leviticus, Numbers) — Podcast.
- There is no recording for Deuteronomy – Joshua.
Notes for next time: Part 4: Judges – 2 Samuel (PDF).
- Formed in God’s story: Genesis
- Formed in God’s story: Exodus
- Formed in God’s story (resources for all weeks)