Series Reading the Old Testament

What do you do with passages in the Old Testament that can be troubling? Many in our day struggle to know how to respond to texts that present acts of genocide or brutality, among other things. This week, pull a chair up to the table with the Discover the Word group as they look at such a passage (Ezra 10), and see if we can find some handrails to help us work with and even appreciate the value of these inspired, but difficult, portions of scripture.

Dates February 10-14, 2020
# of Programs 5
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder and Daniel Ryan Day
Text Ezra 9-10
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Part 1 - 02/10/20

Israel’s History And Heartbreak

The Old Testament is filled with timeless stories, like Noah’s Ark and the Tower of Babel. But it’s also filled with some very difficult passages that we tend to skip over. So, today on Discover the Word, the team will turn to Ezra chapter 10 to wrestle with a heartbreaking chapter of Israel’s history. Tune in today to Discover the Word!

Part 2 - 02/11/20

Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

It’s been said that two wrongs don’t make a right. But sometimes, in our effort to fix things, we inadvertently make the situation worse. Today on Discover the Word, the team will discuss a time when the Israelites made some tough decisions in an effort to undo their mistakes. Join us for the series, “Reading the Old Testament,” today on Discover the Word!

Part 3 - 02/12/20

Learning From Our Choices

The Bible holds countless tales of the choices made by men and women—both good and bad. So here’s the question: Which stories are purely informational? And which stories are teaching us how to live? Today on Discover the Word, we consider that question in the context of Ezra chapter 10. Join us today for Discover the Word!

Part 4 - 02/13/20

Interpreting Stories From The Old Covenant

For thousands of years, the Israelites lived under the Law, a strict standard with no room for error. So how should we read and interpret Bible stories that took place under the Old Covenant? Today on Discover the Word,  the team will discuss how the Old Testament applies to those living under the New Covenant. Tune in today for Discover the Word!

Part 5 - 02/14/20

“Reading The Old Testament”

When it comes to reading and understanding the Bible, context is everything. And today on Discover the Word, the team will peel back the layers of context in Ezra chapter 10, uncovering how this difficult story relates to us today. Join us for the conclusion of the series, “Reading the Old Testament” today on Discover the Word!

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