Outline of Isaiah

Perhaps most Christians are thinking, or asking the question, why should I read the book of Isaiah? This book is just a prophecy about Israel and judgement for their disobedience, so it has nothing to do with me as a Christian. Dear reader, if you treat this book as part of the divine word of God, you can see the Lord Jesus Christ in the wonderful book of Isaiah. There are several prophecies about Him in the book that was written about 700 years before Christ became Man here on the earth.

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Outline of the Song of Solomon

This amazing and interesting book states at the very beginning that it is the ‘song of songs, which is Solomon’s’. This is one of the most difficult books in the Bible, and there are no quotations directly from this book in the New Testament. The book is written in Hebrew poetry and is known as a love poem or story between a bridegroom and his bride. It also shows us the restoration of a believer and his or her communion with Christ after repentance. The book of Ecclesiastes was also written by Solomon in a language of repentance after drifting away from God.

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Outline of Ecclesiastes

The book of Ecclesiastes is a very interesting and unique book in the Bible found in the poetical books section, so it is written in Hebrew poetry. If you are reading this book for the first time, you might ask several questions, for instance, why is this even in the Bible? What do we get out of it, and for what purpose was it written? This short outline will attempt to answer some of the several questions that Christians have when reading the book of Ecclesiastes.

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Taking things out of Context

Many readers of the Word of God stumble across passages and parts of the Bible that seem to speak about strange things, like a believer can lose his/her salvation, or that Jesus was a created being and not God Himself, or that believers will go through the great tribulation, or that the Lord Jesus went to hades/hell when He was buried to preach to the spirits in prison, just to name a few common examples of how things can be taken out of the context of passages and be applied in the wrong way.

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Old Testament types of the Rapture

The Old Testament in the Bible, the Word of God, is full of types, pictures, shadows of things in the New Testament, or the real thing. For example, there are some scenes or events in the Old Testament that are types or pictures of the rapture. The word ‘rapture’ does not exist in the Bible, but 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 has a phrase, ‘caught up’, which indicates that it is a rapture.

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1 Corinthians 13

Many Christians apply 1 Corinthians 13, the chapter of love, at weddings, engagements and other types of events, making the application to love in the family and household, and how love overcomes all the negative items mentioned in the chapter. This is good and acceptable to use in this setting as an application. However, we need to know why this chapter is there in the actual context of the letter of Paul to the church at Corinth. We also need to know what the apostle Paul was writing before and after chapter 13, and when read in its proper context, we will see that the writer had not intended this to mean love between couples, or in a family or household, but this is still a characteristic of every true Christian person.

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Luke 15

The wonderful chapter of Luke 15 brings before us the work of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in bringing the lost souls to the Lord Jesus Christ. Many who read this chapter think that it is three parables, but in reality, it is only one parable, but in three sections, or parts, or settings.

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Outline of the book of Esther

It is very interesting that there are two books in the Bible bearing the names of women. The first is the book of Ruth, and the second is the book of Esther. Ruth was a gentile (Moabite) woman who went with Naomi to Bethlehem, and Esther was a Jewish woman who grew up in Babylon, after the period of the captivity of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. Both books are very rich in teachings and lessons, and are very different from each other, but in each of these books we see God’s hand in bringing to pass His will and deliverance.

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Outline of Nehemiah

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah are closely linked and connected with each other. Both books have genealogies of people who returned from the captivity of Babylon to Jerusalem and rebuild the city that was destroyed. Both Ezra and Nehemiah are post-captivity books with the focus of Jews who returned back to Jerusalem at the decree of Cyrus, the king of Persia.

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Outline of 1 and 2 Chronicles

Have you ever started reading the books of Chronicles, and once you read chapter 1 and 2, just skipped the rest because of genealogies and seemingly repetitions from the books of Kings? I certainly have, and would not blame you if you also did the same. However, there are rich things in the books of Chronicles that we can learn from and if we see Christ in these pages, we will receive great blessing upon reading these books. The Chronicles were the last in the Hebrew Old Testament, forming the last section of the writings.

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