All 10 Guides

Series Intro

This summer we’ll be studying 10 people from the Old Testament who met God and were changed forever. These people cover a massive spectrum of humanity, from destitute widows to disobedient prophets, from judges to prisoners, and span…

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Week 1 – Abraham

June 3
In Genesis 12, God speaks to Abram, whose name changes later to Abraham. But who is Abram? Aside from mentioning Abram as a descendent of Adam and Eve from the land of Haran, scripture doesn’t say much about his origins. However, once we…

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Week 2 – Joseph

June 10
Joseph’s life started out with headline-worthy examples of family dysfunction. As a boy, Joseph was pretty arrogant, and had a bad habit of bragging in front of his brothers and his parents…

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Week 3 – Rahab

June 17
By the time we get to the second chapter of Joshua, the people of Israel have been wandering in the desert for 40 years and are finally about to take hold of the land God had promised them. Unfortunately, that land was already occupied, so…

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Week 4 – Deborah

June 24
In Judges 4 we pick up shortly after Joshua’s death. Joshua was the primary leader of Israel after Moses, who helped Israel drive out the Canaanites from the Promised Land. Unfortunately Israel didn’t drive out all the Canaanites, as God…

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Week 5 – Ruth

July 1
I don’t think I can summarize the book of Ruth any better than the Bible Project video included here; just go watch it. Towards the end of the video, the narrator points out one of the unusual aspects of Ruth: God is hardly mentioned in…

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Week 6 – Jonah

July 8
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,…

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Week 7 – Isaiah

July 15
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,…

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Week 8 – Daniel

July 22
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…

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Week 9 – Esther

July 29
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…

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Week 10 – Nehemiah

August 5
Check out the Bible Project video to learn more about Nehemiah. The Bible Project: Ezra-Nehemiah Ezra and Nehemiah used to be one unified book, so this video addresses both. Start at 4:55 to learn more about Nehemiah specifically….

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Series Intro

Series Intro

This summer we’ll be studying 10 people from the Old Testament who met God and were changed forever. These people cover a massive spectrum of humanity, from destitute widows to disobedient prophets, from judges to prisoners, and span…

read more
Week 1 – Abraham

Week 1 – Abraham

June 3
In Genesis 12, God speaks to Abram, whose name changes later to Abraham. But who is Abram? Aside from mentioning Abram as a descendent of Adam and Eve from the land of Haran, scripture doesn’t say much about his origins. However, once we…

read more
Week 2 – Joseph

Week 2 – Joseph

June 10
Joseph’s life started out with headline-worthy examples of family dysfunction. As a boy, Joseph was pretty arrogant, and had a bad habit of bragging in front of his brothers and his parents…

read more
Week 3 – Rahab

Week 3 – Rahab

June 17
By the time we get to the second chapter of Joshua, the people of Israel have been wandering in the desert for 40 years and are finally about to take hold of the land God had promised them. Unfortunately, that land was already occupied, so…

read more
Week 4 – Deborah

Week 4 – Deborah

June 24
In Judges 4 we pick up shortly after Joshua’s death. Joshua was the primary leader of Israel after Moses, who helped Israel drive out the Canaanites from the Promised Land. Unfortunately Israel didn’t drive out all the Canaanites, as God…

read more
Week 5 – Ruth

Week 5 – Ruth

July 1
I don’t think I can summarize the book of Ruth any better than the Bible Project video included here; just go watch it. Towards the end of the video, the narrator points out one of the unusual aspects of Ruth: God is hardly mentioned in…

read more
Week 6 – Jonah

Week 6 – Jonah

July 8
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,…

read more
Week 7 – Isaiah

Week 7 – Isaiah

July 15
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,…

read more
Week 8 – Daniel

Week 8 – Daniel

July 22
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…

read more
Week 9 – Esther

Week 9 – Esther

July 29
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…

read more
Week 10 – Nehemiah

Week 10 – Nehemiah

August 5
Check out the Bible Project video to learn more about Nehemiah. The Bible Project: Ezra-Nehemiah Ezra and Nehemiah used to be one unified book, so this video addresses both. Start at 4:55 to learn more about Nehemiah specifically….

read more