People of the Promised Land I - a study on the books of Joshua, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-11 and overviews of Psalms and Proverbs.
People of the Promised Land, Part 1
From Joshua to Solomon, God's united people entered and flourished in the promised land.
Beginning with Israel's entrance into Canaan under the leadership of Joshua, People of the Promised Land I and II chart the ups and downs of the nation of Israel. People of the Promised Land I covers the united kingdom of Israel, from Joshua to Solomon.
We will study the books of Joshua, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-11 and overviews of Psalms and Proverbs.
Joshua: In the days after Moses, a new leader would guide God's people faithfully and courageously into the land the Lord had promised.
Ruth: During the days of Judges, the people repeatedly turned their hearts away from the Lord. Yet amid the darkness, stories of grace, such as Ruth's, resonate and foreshadow God's great offer of mercy to the Gentiles.
The Last Judge and First King: Samuel was the last of Israel's judges and God's answer to a childless woman's prayer. Amid the people's rebellion, God called on Samuel to anoint Saul as Israel's first king.
David: A great warrior as well as a beautiful poet, David became Israel's anointed champion. More important, he would be the integral ancestor to the divine King to come, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Solomon: With God's gift of wisdom, David's son ruled a peaceful, prosperous nation. He had the great privilege of building the temple in Jerusalem. But Solomon's wayward ways later in life would set the stage for the nation's division to come.
The subsequent divided kingdom will be covered in People of the Promised Land II.
While this is a comprehensive 30-week study, it is also designed for you to jump into it at any time.