When God wants to get our attention, He’ll do so—in astonishing ways. Check out John’s testimony.
John, like Israel in the Old Testament, had a bad habit of forgetting that God was there for him. Even when God performed an unquestionable miracle in John’s life, he continued running from God. But God’s patience and persistence typically outlasts our stubbornness, as it did in this case.
John’s Christian Testimony
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.
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.
David purposed in his heart to avoid sin. We can do the same.
I love this Psalm for multiple reasons.
David prayed earnestly, out of a sincere heart. Do we?
David purposed that his mouth would not transgress.
I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
Psalm 17:3 (portion)
Some say avoiding sin is not simply a matter of making a decision. Being a former addict, I understand the thought process. Yet such thoughts are deceptions, some truth mixed with lies.
Life consists of a series of decisions. Will I swear? I choose. Will I pick up that joint? Will I light it? It’s up to me. Do I have the ability to stop my hand from reaching over to the bottle, unscrewing the cap and drinking? Did I look at the porn out of necessity? Every waking moment we make choices. We can purpose, like David, to not sin. We choose. So often we blame addiction, our partners, unforeseen circumstances, depression . . . we need to be like David and stop blaming everything around us. Our choices are our decisions. Plain and simple.
So often we think the concept of eternal life is only a New Testament concept. I’ve talked about it before, and I’ll say it again – it’s all over the Old Testament, especially in the Psalms. David talked about men whose satisfaction and treasure was here – in this life. He contrasted that with his vision of contentment . . .
13 Arise, O LORD! Confront him, subdue him! Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword,
14 from men by your hand, O LORD, from men of the world whose portion is in this life. You fill their womb with treasure; they are satisfied with children, and they leave their abundance to their infants.
15 As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.
David’s portion was with God. He understood that this life offers nothing. He had an eternal perspective. Do you?
An outline and overview of Lamentations on truthsaves.org. Lamentations is a series of five theological laments centered on the fall of Jerusalem.
Lamentations is a series of five theological laments centered on the fall of Jerusalem. The book presents the justice and holiness of God in dealing with sin, the compassion of God in dealing with us (3:22, 32), the faithfulness of God (3:23); and the goodness of God to those who wait on Him (3:25).
Read the overview and outline of Lamentations here.
Here’s an overview and outline of Isaiah on truthsaves.org.
I thought, “I’m feeling motivated. Why not post another outline?” So, I got out my trusty text editor (PSPad, for those of you not in the know), and coded this baby up. This is an outline of Isaiah. I’ve had it sitting in a folder called “truthsaves” in Thunderbird for at least three weeks, so it should have been done by now. But hey, guess what? It is done now so I’ll quit blabbering so you can read it.
Click here to read the outline of Isaiah.
Here’s an overview and outline of Song of Solomon on truthsaves.org.
I’ve just posted another outline . . . finally. Sorry I’ve been avoiding the blog scene for a while. Things have been ultra busy at work, and I simply haven’t been on the computer much. But today, I made it home a bit earlier than normal, so I decided to post an outline that’s been sitting on my computer for a while. It’s an outline for the Old Testament book of Song of Solomon.
Click here to check out the outline.
An overview and outline of the Old Testament book of Proverbs.
I’ve just posted a new outline on truthsaves. It’s more than an outline, as most of them are (if you’ve been checking them out). It’s also a brief overview, along with a little historical information. This one covers the book of Proverbs. Don’t forget, we also have outlines of all the books of the New Testament, as well as outlines of all the books of the Old Testament up to Proverbs, as well as Daniel.
Check out the Proverbs outline.
The content’s just rolling in now!
I’ve just posted another outline on truthsaves. This one gives a brief overview and outline of the Old Testament book of Esther.
I’ve also posted another poem from Tim. Again, his poetic abilities have floored me! The poem reminds me how easy it is to let sin creep into our lives and take up residence there. We have to make a conscious decision to eject it. Read this little vignette . . . the story of three words.
Read Tim’s poem, “I Have Sinned,” here.
Check out our outline of Esther here.
An outline of Ezra and an outline of Nehemiah, two Old Testament books.
We’ve recently (like a few minutes ago) added two new outlines to truthsaves. Each gives a brief overview of the book and a brief outline of the main points of the book. The outlines are on the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. We’ve (well, Tim has) finished Old Testament outlines up through Jeremiah. I simply have to get them formatted (which will take me a bit of time) for the site. So keep checking back in the next few days and you’ll see some new outlines.
See the outline of Ezra here.
See the outline of Nehemiah here.