The New Testament holds out three main concepts that are essentially the measuring rod for Christian maturity - faith, hope, and love. This 10-session class lays a solid foundation for those concepts by covering the Biblical worldview and developing the simple storyline of the Bible from creation to the age to come.

Topics covered include the Abrahamic, Mosaic, and Davidic covenants, the ministry of Jesus, and the Gentiles as well as ancient and modern distortions of faith, hope, and love.

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Posted on November 26, 2014

Unlike the modern, Platonic idea of eternity as "timelessness", the Bible views time in a linear fashion, beginning with creation and continuing on forever. This session begins to lay the groundwork for the story of Scripture and the hope of the age to come.

This is Session 1 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love - Rediscovering the Essentials of Christianity.

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Posted on December 7, 2014

In order to understand the Bible's story and theology, we must understand the Bible's worldview. Just as it is impossible to play football on a tennis court, it is impossible to play the "game" of the Scriptures on a field other than the one the Bible presents. This session walks through the development of our modern worldview and contrasts it to the simplicity of the Bible's.

This is Session 2, part 1 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love - Rediscovering...

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Posted on December 7, 2014

In order to understand the Bible's story and theology, we must understand the Bible's worldview. Just as it is impossible to play football on a tennis court, it is impossible to play the "game" of the Scriptures on a field other than the one the Bible presents. This session walks through the development of our modern worldview and contrasts it to the simplicity of the Bible's.

This is Session 2, part 2 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love - Rediscovering...

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Posted on December 11, 2014

The Bible's story opens up with God's creation of all things in absolute perfection. However, what He made is soon marred by humanity's sin. Though God cursed man and the ground, He promised that a descendant of Adam and Eve would one day come to restore that which was lost in the Fall.

This is Session 3 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love - Rediscovering the Essentials of Christianity.

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Posted on December 18, 2014

After the dreadful moment in Eden's garden when man rebelled against the LORD's command, a plan was set in motion to restore what was lost through a seed of Eve. The story of the seed continues through the line of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob through covenants that God makes with each of them. This session looks at the Abrahamic covenant and the promise of blessing that would come through Abraham's line.

This is Session 4 of the class Faith...

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Posted on December 18, 2014

God makes a series of covenants with Israel, including the giving of the Law at Sinai and making a promise to David about a future, final king of the nation. This session looks at the Law and the Davidic Covenant and their significance to redemptive history.

This is Session 5 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love - Rediscovering the Essentials of Christianity.

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Posted on December 18, 2014

In the Bible's story of redemptive history, Jesus of Nazareth is undoubtedly the central figure. This session ties Jesus to the story of Israel, the Davidic covenant, the message of John the Baptist, and several other elements of the Old Testament narrative.

This is Session 6, part 1 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love - Rediscovering the Essentials of Christianity.

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Posted on December 18, 2014

In the Bible's story of redemptive history, Jesus of Nazareth is undoubtedly the central figure. This session ties Jesus to the story of Israel, the Davidic covenant, the message of John the Baptist, and several other elements of the Old Testament narrative.

This is Session 6, part 2 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love - Rediscovering the Essentials of Christianity.

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Posted on December 18, 2014

The sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross finds its roots in the Old Testament's sin-bearing sacrificial system. Jesus became redemption, propitiation, and recompense for those who put their faith in Him. The New Covenant also finds its roots in the "old" covenant made with Israel at Sinai. Though the people of Israel have rejected Jesus, a day is coming when "all Israel will be saved".

This is Session 7, part 1 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love -...

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Posted on December 18, 2014

The sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross finds its roots in the Old Testament's sin-bearing sacrificial system. Jesus became redemption, propitiation, and recompense for those who put their faith in Him. The New Covenant also finds its roots in the "old" covenant made with Israel at Sinai. Though the people of Israel have rejected Jesus, a day is coming when "all Israel will be saved".

This is Session 7, part 2 of the class Faith, Hope, and Love -...

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