A summer series from the Old Testament through the lens of Jesus

How to use this page

Click on the character below you want to study.

Story – there are three types of stories to help you learn:

  • a summary story
  • an audio story
  •  a link to the Biblical story

Questions – there are two sets of questions to help you study as a family, by yourself, or with your Gospel Community:

  • questions for families (based on TM Kids)
  • questions for individuals/GCs (based on Sunday gatherings)

Other Resources

On the right there is the timeline of Scripture and the overview video from week one (listen to overview podcast)

Joseph

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Read the story here:

The Story of Joseph

Listen to the story here:

Questions for Families:

  1.  Who was Jacob’s favorite son?
  2. How did Joseph make his brothers mad?
  3. In what ways did God use Joseph?
  4. Did Joseph forgive his brothers?
  5. What can you ask Jesus’ forgiveness for this week?

Further Reading:

Genesis 37-50

Samson

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Read the story here:

The Story of Samson

Listen to the story here:

Questions for Families:

  1. What was Samson’s job among God’s people?
  2. What kind of woman did Samson marry?
  3. What people did Samson continue to defeat?
  4. What did the Philistines have to do to Samson to make him weak?
  5. How did Samson finally defeat the Philistines (even though it meant that he would die too)?
  6. How can you live in God’s ways this week instead of your own ways?

Further Reading:

Judges 13-16

Ruth/Boaz

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Read the story here:

The Story of Ruth and Boaz

 Listen to the story here:

Questions for Families:

  1. What happened to Naomi’s husband and two sons?
  2. Did Ruth want to go back to the land of Judah with Naomi?
  3. Who’s field did Ruth work in?
  4. Who did Ruth marry?
  5. How can you be a good friend to someone this week?

Further Reading:

Ruth 1-4

Samuel

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Read the story here:

The Story of Samuel

Listen to the story here:

Questions for Families:

  1. What did Hannah promise God when she prayed?
  2. What did Hannah bring Samuel each year when they would come to worship God?
  3. What did God’s people ask for instead of a Judge?
  4. Who did Samuel appoint as the King after Saul disobeyed God?
  5. How do you need to follow Jesus this week to obey him?

Further Reading:

1 Samuel 1-16

David

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 Read the story here:

The Story of David

Listen to the story here:

Questions for Families:

  1. What was David’s job as a young boy?
  2. Did he look like someone who would be chosen as a king?
  3. How did God use David?
  4. How did David obey God?
  5. How is God using you?
  6. Look for ways that God is at work around you this week.

Further Reading:

1 Samuel 16-31

2 Samuel 1-14

1 Kings 1-2

Solomon

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 Read the story here:

The Story of Solomon

Listen to the story here:

Questions for Families:

  1. Who was Solomon?
  2. What did he ask for from God?
  3. How did Solomon use that blessing from God?
  4. What was built while Solomon was king?
  5. How did Solomon disobey God?
  6. This week, practice asking God for wisdom in every day situations that you need His help with.  Begin pointing out when you see God at work.

Further Reading:

1 Kings 2-11

Elijah

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 Read the story here:

The Story of Elijah

Listen to the story here:

Questions for Families:

  1. How did Elijah serve God and the people of Israel?
  2. What did God do to the land when King Ahab was being disobedient?
  3. How did Elijah escape trouble from King Ahab?
  4. Who helped Elijah when he was hiding and how did God provide for her?
  5. How did Elijah bring all the people back to God?
  6. How can you trust God this week?

Further Reading:

1 Kings 17-22

2 Kings 1-2

Jonah

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 Read the story here:

The Story of Jonah

Listen to the story here:

Questions for Families:

  1. What was Jonah’s job?
  2. What did God ask Jonah to do?
  3. Which way did Jonah decide to go?
  4. How did God deal with Jonah’s disobedience?
  5. When Jonah asked for forgiveness and prayed to God, what happened?
  6. How can you share the Good News of Jesus’ love and forgiveness with someone?

Further Reading:

Jonah 1-4

Hosea

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 Read the story here:

The Story of Hosea

Listen to the story here:

Questions for Families:

  1. What was Hosea’s job?
  2. What did God ask Hosea to do?
  3. Did Hosea obey God?
  4. How does God love us?
  5. When we do wrong does God stop loving us and pursuing us?
  6. How can we show God that we love him?

Further Reading:

Hosea 1-14

 

Daniel

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 Read the story here:

The Story of Daniel

Listen to the story here:

Questions for Families:

  1. How did Daniel and his friends end up in Babylon?
  2. How did Daniel obey God when he was given the king’s food?
  3. What was King Nebuchadnezzar upset about and how did Daniel help?
  4. When King Darius reigned over the land, how did Daniel stay faithful to God?
  5. Did God protect Daniel?
  6. How can you trust God this week?  Pray together as a family or with a friend and ask God to provide for the things you may need and for the help to trust in him.

Further Reading:

Daniel 1-6

 

Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego

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 Read the story here:

The Story of S, M, A

Listen to the story here:

Questions for Families:

  1. What king did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abdnego serve?
  2. How did they obey God when they were given the king’s food?
  3. Were they allowed to continue eating the way God wanted them to eat?
  4. When they were told to worship the false god, what did they do?
  5. What happened when they were thrown into the fiery furnace?
  6. How can you stand up for your faith in the One True God?  How can you obey God this week?

Further Reading:

Daniel 3

 

Nehemiah/Ezra

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 Read the story here:

The Story of Nehemiah/Ezra

Listen to the story here:

Questions for Families:

  1. What was Nehemiah’s job in the king’s house?
  2. What news from Israel made Nehemiah sad?
  3. How did the king help Nehemiah and God’s people?
  4. When the wall and city of Jerusalem were built, what did Ezra do?
  5. Did the people of God listen and obey?
  6. How can you celebrate and worship God for the ways He has blessed you?  How can you respond to His word and obey Him this week?

Further Reading:

Nehemiah 1-8

Nehemiah 9-13

 

– Sunday School Series –

Questions for every story:

– What does this story teach me about God?

– What does this story teach me about people?

– How does this story point to Jesus?

– If all of these are true…..how does this affect how I live?

Timeline

Overview Video

Sermon Podcast: Week 13 - Nehemiah/Ezra

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