Week 10 – Nehemiah

Week 10 – Nehemiah

Intro The events of Nehemiah happened after Israel had been exiled to Babylon and Persia for over a century. Waves of resettlers had returned to Jerusalem prior to Nehemiah’s expedition, rebuilding the temple and moving into the city, but these resetllers were met...
Week 9 – Esther

Week 9 – Esther

Intro Beauty pageants, public impalings, and tons of drinking; we see all that and more in the story of Esther, with plenty of ethical questions along the way. Check out the Bible Project video on Esther for the full story, it’s super interesting. The book of Esther...
Week 8 – Daniel

Week 8 – Daniel

Intro The book of Daniel starts out with very little backstory for Daniel himself. We know he’s from the royal family of Israel, one of the captives taken to Babylon to be trained up in the court of Nebuchadnezzar alongside his friends and fellow Israelites. But...
Week 7 – Isaiah

Week 7 – Isaiah

Intro The job of being a prophet was a lonely one. Usually, God used prophets to call his people to repentance, warning them that their faithlessness towards God was leading them to ruin. As you can imagine, this was a really unpopular message, which made prophets...
Week 6 – Jonah

Week 6 – Jonah

Intro Jonah is the worst. Watch the Bible Project video on him and maybe you’ll agree. At every turn in the story he’s a cranky, stubborn, stone-hearted man, always disobeying God, spurning God’s mercy, and even fussing at God directly. Worse, Jonah...