May 10, 2017

Reading the Bible Chronologically (2017): Old Testament Survey (Deuteronomy Part 1)

Sermon Notes

Survey of the Old Testament (Deuteronomy)

[1] These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab. [2] It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea. [3] In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses spoke to the people of Israel according to all that the LORD had given him in commandment to them, [Deut 1:1-3 ESV]

1.“____________________ Law”—restating the Law to the new generation.
2. A ____________________ of the covenant as they prepare for the Promised Land. 3.See how the Law applies to ________ of God’s people.
4.___________________ the Shema (6:4-5)

A.One God.
B. One Word.
C. One _______________ (repeated at least 20 times).

5.Look for their…
A. Anticipation of the land.
B. Commitment to the________________________. C. A new generation.
D. A new challenge.
E. A new _____________________.
F. New temptations.

6.Read it closely… it’s the most ___________________ book in the Bible (356 times—190 in the New Testament!).

[9] And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him. So the people of Israel obeyed him and did as the LORD had commanded Moses. [10] And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, [11] none like him for all the signs and the wonders that the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, [12] and for all the mighty power and all the great deeds of terror that Moses did in the sight of all Israel. [Deut 34:9-12 ESV]

How to Study the Bible (Old Testament)

1. WHAT Bible We Study…

“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” (Psalm 19:7-11, NIV)

A.The Word is_________________. B. The Word is relevant.
C. The Word is _________________. D.The Word is clear.

E. The Word is eternal.
F. The Word is true.
G.The Word is ___________________.

2. The need for translations…
A.Total world languages: 6,912.
B. Languages with no Bible: ________________________.

3. The question of translations…
A.Which translation should I use?
B.Look at the ___________________behind the translation.

4. The process of translation…
A. A ____________________Author.
B. Human Authors.
C. Original Text.
D.____________________of the Original Text. E. Critical Text.
F. Translator or Translation _________________. G. Translation.
H.Contemporary Reader.

5. The continuum of translations…
A. The Formal Approach: “_________________-for-word.”
B. The Functional Approach: “____________________-for-thought.”

6. A recommendation for English translations… A. English Standard Version
B. New International Version
C. New American Standard Bible

Dr. Deric Thomas