Updates to the Website

Hi Everyone.

I hope you’re doing well during this crazy COVID-19 worldwide shutdown.

I’m a teacher so I’ve been home. A lot. It’s hard on a person’s psyche to never leave the house. But it couldn’t have come at a better time for us. We have a new puppy. And that feels like a full-time job.

More importantly, our 11-year old daughter was just diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Talk about a full-time job–shots, CGMs, pumps, blood sugar levels, lows, highs, carbs, insulin, sleepless nights, exercise, sleep, insurance, doctors . . . you get the idea.

In God’s typical fashion, He’s testing us, but also giving us everything we need to handle the trial.

I’ve also taken this time to resurrect this site a bit. God has been nudging me for years to get it going, so I’m trying.

I’ve met Nick Phelps, an amazing fellow Christian who’s agreed to help out with certain facets of the site.

I’ve started going through my stored content (I have quite a bit–testimonies, poems, articles, etc.) and posting it. Hopefully you’re enjoying the “new” content.

Lastly, I’ve updated all the Bible book outlines on the site. I’ve revamped them a little to make the styling more consistent. I’ve added a PDF version of every outline. And I’ve also added a downloadable PDF pamphlet of all the outlines. Yes. All 200 pages in one quick download.

So while this COVID-19 stuff sucks, God has whispered to me in his consistent yet patient way to somehow attempt to make a difference. And I believe this site has made a difference to many and will continue to do so into the future.

Do I think this COVID-19 virus is the end of the world? No. Do I think there’s a massive government conspiracy to rob us all of our freedom? No. Do I think Covid-19 is real? Yes. Do I think our doctors and scientists are doing the best they can to save lives? Yes.

Our role as Christians is not to spread misinformation or panic. It’s not to listen to or create conspiracy theories. It’s not to call our government stupid. Our role is the same as it’s always been. To pray. To love others. To listen to God’s voice. To do what he tells us to do. To stay calm. To trust Him. To be a rock in the midst of a raging sea.

We can continue to make a difference during this time. I pray that God will make His will known to you as you discover your purpose during this time.

Outline of Malachi

Malachi may be known as the rhetorical prophet. Check out our overview and outline of Malachi here.

It’s finally done. We’ve finally posted outlines of every book of the Bible.

I recently formatted and uploaded Tim’s outline of Malachi.

Malachi appears to be a contemporary of Nehemiah, prophesying approximately 70 years after the end of Zechariah’s prophecy, and the last prophet in Old Testament Scripture. Malachi apparently prophesied while Nehemiah was in Babylon (Nehemiah 13:6), and addresses some similar sins.

Read the rest of our overview and outline of Malachi here.

Outline of Zechariah

An apocalyptic prophet speaks. Check out our overview and outline of Zechariah.

I just uploaded our overview and outline of Zechariah.

Zechariah was a contemporary of Haggai and began to prophesy before the last two prophecies of Haggai. He is known as an apocalyptic prophet in that he gives us a series of eight visions. Tim calls this book “The Prophecy of the Two Advents.” Both the first and second returns of Christ are prophesied of in this book.

The rest of the overview and outline of Zechariah is right here.

Outline of Haggai

An overview and outline of Haggai. Haggai had a simple message: It’s time to build the temple.

Here’s a short excerpt from our overview of Haggai:

Haggai was the first of the three postexilic prophets. He was the first prophet after the death of Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Daniel lived until approximately within 15-20 years of Haggai’s prophecy, but Daniel’s prophecies were in Babylon and Daniel was not listed among the prophets of Israel in the Hebrew Scriptures. God raised up Haggai to motivate His people back to His work.

To read the full overview and outline of Haggai, click here.

Outline of Zephaniah

An outline of Zephaniah. We know Zephaniah as the Prophet of the Day of the LORD. While hope is contained for the righteous, judgment and wrath are the wellspring of the book.

We have an almost comprehensive collection of Bible book outlines on truthsaves. Feel free to check them out.

I just finished formatting Tim’s Zephaniah outline.

We know Zephaniah as the Prophet of the Day of the LORD. While hope is contained for the righteous, judgment and wrath are the wellspring of the book. Zephaniah prophesied somewhere between 630 and 621 B.C.

Check out our outline of Zephaniah here.

Outline of Habakkuk

An overview and outline of Habakkuk. We might call Habakkuk the questioning prophet. He posed two questions in this book.

Habakkuk was an early contemporary of Jeremiah, most likely prophesying from 609-606 B.C. He prophesied immediately before Judah went into captivity in 605 B.C. to Babylon. We might call Habakkuk the questioning prophet. He posed two questions, one in 1:2-4 and one in 1:12-17. The answer of the LORD came in 1:5-11 and in 2:2-20. The book ends with a magnificent prayer/song of Habakkuk in chapter 3.

Read more about this fascinating book of prophecy in our overview and outline of Habakkuk.

Outline of Nahum

An outline of Nahum containing historical information on the city of Nineveh.

Tonight I finished up formatting Tim’s Nahum outline. It gives much excellent historical background on the city of Nineveh.

Nahum stresses the fact that violence and oppression will not go unpunished. He makes it clear that living under God’s wrath is not a very smart idea.

Read our overview and outline of Nahum here.

Outline of Micah

This outline of Micah helps picture God’s desire to have a relationship with His people.

I just uploaded an outline of Micah. While Micah prophesies doom and destruction like other prophets, he also makes blatantly clear that God doesn’t desire sacrifices or lip service; He desires an intimate relationship with us.

6:6 “With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?

6:7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”

6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Read our overview and outline of Micah here.

Outline of Jonah

A short overview and outline of Jonah, an Old Testament prophet.

The book of Jonah is the best account in the Old Testament, perhaps in Scripture, about how the will of God and the will of man interact.

Jonah (a prophet of God) whined a lot. He ran from God. He came up with excuses. Yet God used him powerfully. Wow. I guess He might be able to use me too.

Read the outline of Jonah here.

Outline of Obadiah

An overview and outline of Obadiah.

We know almost nothing about the man Obadiah. But he made a significant prophecy of destruction against the Edomites, the descendants of Esau, which came to pass around 500 B.C.

Read the overview and outline of Obadiah here.