BOOKS OF THE BIBLE

 
The authorship of this book is commonly accredited to the biblical patriarch Moses. However, some scholars believe that its contents were ascribed on a stone by God himself, and then given to Moses. Genesis portrays the Creation story – how God miraculously crafted the entire world as we know it in a mere seven days, and how the nation of Israel came into existence after generations of monumental individuals such as Adam and Eve, Noah, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses. The word “Genesis” comes from Greek and is translated as “origin,” “source,” or “beginning.” Thus, this book narrates the beginning of the Bible, Creation, sin, and mankind.
 
Exodus is the story of faithfulness as God reveals Himself by freeing the enslaved children of Israel – a book of freedom, struggle, and the sustaining power of God. Parting the Red Sea, fleeing from the Egyptian army, and surviving in the desert, Moses is able to lead the Israelites from the persecution of Pharaoh into their journey to the Promised Land. Exodus illuminates the faithfulness of God and how He fulfills His promises.
 
Leviticus is believed to have been written by Moses. God’s promises to Moses in the books of Genesis and Exodus brought the nation of Israel into fruition. The Israelites had gone through many cycles of trusting God, and then breaking His trust and walking outside of His will. The book of Leviticus is God’s “instruction manual” for the people of Israel, as well as for today’s Christian, and was meant to guide them in how they should show obedience to Him through sacrifice and tangible acts of worship. Exodus established Israel as a holy nation, and Leviticus showed them how to retain that holy mantle.
 
Numbers continues the journey of trusting God as He leads His children to the land of milk and honey. Moses and Aaron take a census, entrust the Levites with the Tabernacle, and follow God as He guides His people by a cloud; however, the Israelites begin to complain and doubt the goodness of God. God reminds the Israelites of His sovereignty, and forty years later the Israelites enter the Promised Land. Numbers is a book about the people of Israel as they learn to trust and follow God and His commands.
 
Deuteronomy serves as Moses’ “farewell address” to his fellow Israelites. It is specifically directed at the new generation of Israelites that will inherit the Promised Land, which he and his contemporaries have been anticipating for forty years in the wilderness. Similar to Leviticus, Deuteronomy contains instructions for the Israelites to follow before and during their entrance into the Promised Land. This book differs from Leviticus in that it is geared toward the commoner rather than the priests and clergy. Deuteronomy shows that God loves and instructs the everyday individual as much as those that fully devote their life and work to Him.
 
In this course, Dr. Bryan Cutshall examines the book of Joel on its deepest levels, with expert teaching on the history, context, and intent of the book. The book of Joel opens with a locust invasion that prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem, but in the midst of devastation, God calls for revival. The book of Joel ends with revival and the restoration of Jerusalem. Joel is ultimately a book of hope. Join Dr. Cutshall as he explains the prophecies of Joel, detailing how some of them have come to pass and what that means about other prophecies. Read Joel like you never have before.
 
In this course, Dr. Bryan Cutshall examines the book of Malachi on its deepest levels, with expert teaching on the history, context, and intent of the book. It can be said that Malachi is God’s love letter to the Levitical priests and the people of Israel. Malachi is an enigmatic figure in the Old Testament, a prophet whose name means “Messenger of YHWH,” and the message of this book is likewise unique. Through the book of Malachi, God asks Israel questions about their behavior and his nature, and then answers those questions. In this course, Dr. Cutshall dissects the intimate and unique writing of this Old Testament prophet and presents the themes in ways that are relevant to today’s church. Read Malachi like you never have before.
 
This course is part of a written series by the late Dr. T.L. Lowery, converted to digital format to be used on ISOW’s learning platform. We are blessed enough to share wisdom from this great preacher, teacher, and powerful man of God as he gives detailed expository teaching on each and every book of the Bible. Glean from Dr. Lowery’s many years of experience and enjoy his numerous anecdotal illustrations. This series is perfect for small group discussion and lesson planning or for those who simply want to know more about the Bible. In the New Testament Narratives course, Dr. Lowery goes into detail about the four Gospels, Acts, and Revelation. Join us as we learn about how the writing styles of these books differed, how the authors lives are reflected in their texts, and how the timeless messages from these books are still applicable today.
 
This course is part of a written series by the late Dr. T.L. Lowery, converted to digital format to be used on ISOW’s learning platform. We are blessed enough to share wisdom from this great preacher, teacher, and powerful man of God as he gives detailed expository teaching on each and every book of the Bible. Glean from Dr. Lowery’s many years of experience and enjoy his numerous anecdotal illustrations. This series is perfect for small group discussion and lesson planning or for those who simply want to know more about the Bible. In the Pauline Epistles course, Dr. Lowery goes into detail about Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. These great epistles by the Apostle Paul are all directed at different individuals and groups and speak on different topics, but the themes underlying all of their messages remain the same. See once more Dr. Lowery’s unique voice shine through in this excellent series and study the Bible like you can under no other teacher.
 
This course is part of a written series by the late Dr. T.L. Lowery, converted to digital format to be used on ISOW’s learning platform. We are blessed enough to share wisdom from this great preacher, teacher, and powerful man of God as he gives detailed expository teaching on each and every book of the Bible. Glean from Dr. Lowery’s many years of experience and enjoy his numerous anecdotal illustrations. This series is perfect for small group discussion and lesson planning or for those who simply want to know more about the Bible. In the General Epistles course, Dr. Lowery goes into detail about James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2, and 3 John, Hebrews, and Jude. These great biblical works are all directed at different individuals and groups and speak on different topics, but the themes underlying all of their messages remain the same. See once more Dr. Lowery’s unique voice shine through in this excellent series and study the Bible like you can under no other teacher.