ANCHOR + WAVES

A PODCAST FOR WOMEN

Ep. 2 | Understanding Your Bible - Books of HISTORY

by Janet Carter + Sharon Sands | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • What books are included in the Books of the Law? | 0:52
  • Diving into the life and times of Joshua – A takeover for the Promised Land | 1:20
  • Rahab, Spies, Jericho, and the genealogy of Christ  | 5:04
  • Judges, a dark time of about 400 years until the time of the Kings | 8:14
  • Ruth, Neomi and a famine in the land of Moab | 10:56
  • 1 + 2 Samuel, 1 + 2 Kinds, 1 + 2 Chronicles beginning with Sampson + Three Kings  | 12:39
  • David + Solomon |  The Golden Age of Isreal | 16:11
  • Ezra, Nehemiah + Ester and the Modern Day example of George Müller | 18:38

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ARE ‘POURED IN TO’

Joshua seeks out Moses as a ‘mentor’ of sorts, and Moses in turn, pours into Joshua. God has created us with this innate need to grow in Him, and we need support and guidance for what that can look like in our lives. Mentors can stimulate personal and spiritual growth where we saw a dead end, they can provide wisdom and knowledge into areas that we are unfamiliar with, and they can be a trusted sounding board, where we can be unfiltered as we wrestle with ‘truth’. If you are looking to connect as either a mentor or a mentee, please email us via the button below!

2 | ABSOLUTE, UNQUALIFIED COMMITMENT TO GOD

You needn’t be a coward or be fearful when you have God on your side. Through Rahab, a woman with a sketchy background, someone whom society cast out and overlooked, played an instrumental part in the Bible and God honored her for that. Because of her faith, tenacity, and bravery. When we stand up for what we believe in, with an all-powerful, all-knowing God in our corner, we will always be on the winning side.

3 | LEAN INTO THE WORD OF GOD, NOT YOUR PREFERENCES

We really see in this in our culture today, but it’s reflected in the book of Judges as well. There was an incredibly unhealthy cycle where they would disobey and cry out to God to deliverance from oppression. It’s so easy sometimes to trust what we want to be right, without reflecting on what God says is right. It’s simple and comfortable to fall back into what we want, rather than to press into what God has for us. It’s sometimes effortless to fall into culture rather than into our Father’s arms.

The further we get away from God, the more the world spins out of control. | Billy Graham

SHOW NOTES

Thank you so much for continuing on with our series, Getting to know your Bible. If you haven’t listened to Episode 1 – The Books of the Law, we would highly recommend you go back and do that. These books of the Bible cover about 800 years of the history of Isreal. Everything from Joshua taking his people into the promised land, the transition from Judges to Kings, famine, spies, bravery, and the rise and fall of some of the greatest empires and kingdoms in history. 

Our goal is for this big book to seem less scary. We want everyone to be able to pick up a Bible and dive right into it with the correct context, intentions, and guidance. You can click one of the buttons below to get in touch with us, see our list of Bible Studies, or to watch one of our services, so you can start following along as we teach the Bible every weekend here at Mission Hills.

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