A couple questions have been asked about my Bible Lessons post. Here’s a little more information, both on the basics and details end of things.
1. We follow the Freedom & Simplicity™ in Bible method and schedule (not yet published) and have a “routine” of going through the Bible each year (or so. We just keep going until we’re done, then start over again.) It is divided into 6 terms each year, relating to the PIPEline and each year we study different things within each of those terms. Term 1 covers Creation & Flood links. Term 2 covers the Patriarchs link and Moses, from the Law link, Term 3 continues the Law link (including Judges, Kings & Prophets), Term 4 covers Jesus Christ, Immanuel (the Gospels), Term 5 covers the Early Church (the letters of Paul), Term 6 Early Church (the letters of others).
We do NOT try to cover EVERYTHING (every person, every event) in the Bible each year. We cover different aspects, and usually within a Theme for the Term. The Theme is a thread that runs through all the lessons connecting them, as the Theme of Covenant ran through those I posted.
2. The other questions I got mainly had to do with our last lesson and the connections made there. I’ll just share a Scripture or 2 that will help you get started on your own study of this.
Most of you already know Jesus is the Lamb of God, slain, and His blood covers the sins of His people, delivering them from death. For a direct starting Scripture, to make the reasoning easy for your students 🙂 , 1 Cor. 5:7 says, “Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.”
A starting Scripture for the other connections is in 1 Cor. 10:1-4, “all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and did all eat the same spiritual food; and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” We are told in John 6 (see especially vs. 51) that Jesus is the bread of life, come down from Heaven. In John 4 & 7 makes further connection to the living water that comes from the Rock that is Christ (1 Cor. 10). We “eat and drink” of Christ after salvation, and that is represented and celebrated as we partake of the Lord’s Supper.
This is built upon our other lessons and the connections made there: Egypt – the world, land of slavery, to sin; Pharoah – satan, “god of this world” of sin; after Passover (salvation) leaving “Egypt” behind, defeating “Pharoah”, then baptism, crossing over to new life of freedom and following God (the cloudy and fiery pillar), and walking through the wilderness being fed from Heaven, and worshipping God in the tabernacle (we are the temple of the Holy Ghost,) until we cross over into the Promised Land.
Are you excited to study out this awesome principle of Representation through the story of the Covenant of God in the lives of Moses and the Israelites yet? I’d say these were our favorite lessons, but I think I said that about our Lessons on “In the Image of…” 🙂