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Books of the Bible - simplified

As we preach through certain books of the Bible, these videos (courtesy of The Bible Project) will help us better understand key themes, important cross-references and we see Christ and the gospel in places we might never have imagined. We pray that these visual overviews will fuel your passion to know more of God's Word.

1 THESSALONIANS

Addressed to a fledgling church that finds itself dealing with persecution. Paul pours his heart out in this letter to the church of Thessalonica, pleased with reports that the church is flourishing. He pleads with them to continue following Christ in the face of trials, and to be encouraged that Jesus will eventually restore.

Additional Resources: The Bible Project | Our series on 1 Thessalonians

JOSHUA

God faithfully fulfils His covenant to Israel. After bringing His people to Canaan, God allows His people to drive out the enemies and settle in the promised land. As Joshua approaches the end of his life, he implores Israel to keep her part in covenant with God.

Additional Resources: The Bible Project | Our series on Joshua

GALATIANS

Finding themselves dragged back into observing the Torah, Paul pleads with the Galatian church to follow Jesus and His gospel. In this letter, the apostle issues a strong rebuttal to, and a heartfelt call out of legalism and into the saving grace of Christ. 

Additional Resources: The Bible Project | Our series on Galatians

1 PETER

Be encouraged in the face of persecution. Peter reminds us that this is somewhat normal for God's people, but also tells us to rejoice in God having chosen us - and to trust that through our own trials, God will show His glory and goodness.

Additional Resources: The Bible Project | Our series on 1 Peter

HEBREWS

Jesus is God's final word - better than angels, Moses, the priesthood, Melchizedek and the old covenant. Rather than return to these, we are encouraged to model their faithfulness - and warned not to ignore Christ and His gospel.

Additional Resources: The Bible Project | Our series on Hebrews | Our series on Hebrews 11

JAMES

Jesus' half-brother provides us with many one-line jewels of wisdom, as well as frequent quotes from the Sermon on the Mount. James gives us very practical ways to live out our theology - as well as a reminder to endure suffering faithfully.

Additional Resources: The Bible Project | Our series on James