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Seeing the Bible as One Story

Seeing the Bible as One Story

We often see the Old and New Testaments of the Bible as two distinct narratives with a gap between. Matt Jarlett explains this presents a wrong view of God’s story of redemption and the need to see the Bible as one Story.

We often see the Old and New Testaments of the Bible as two distinct narratives with a gap between. Matt Jarlett explains this presents a wrong view of God’s story of redemption and the need to see the Bible as one Story.

Orientation - Creation

In this Talk Matt introduces some of the more complex and difficult biblical concepts around Creation and the early chapters of Genesis, including the introduction of sin and the plan of salvation.

In this Talk Matt introduces some of the more complex and difficult biblical concepts around Creation and the early chapters of Genesis, including the introduction of sin and the plan of salvation.

The Plot: Solution – The Patriarchal Narratives

This Talk covers the Book of Genesis where God begins with Abraham and Sarah to set in motion his plan for humanity, through the Patriarchs Israel, Joseph and Jacob.

This Talk covers the Book of Genesis where God begins with Abraham and Sarah to set in motion his plan for humanity, through the Patriarchs Israel, Joseph and Jacob.

YHWH is Crowned Israel’s King

After the great Exodus from Egypt God reveals himself as YHWH to Moses. He instigates the building of the Tabernacle and though the people of God wander for forty years God restates his plan in Deuteronomy.

After the great Exodus from Egypt God reveals himself as YHWH to Moses. He instigates the building of the Tabernacle and though the people of God wander for forty years God restates his plan in Deuteronomy.

The Former Prophets

In this Talk Matt presents the great and sad story of the entrance into the Promised Land under Joshua and the cycle of sin that soon overtakes the people of God through the period of the Judges.

In this Talk Matt presents the great and sad story of the entrance into the Promised Land under Joshua and the cycle of sin that soon overtakes the people of God through the period of the Judges.

The Ups & Downs of Samuel

The people of Israel want a king, so God gives them a kingdom under Saul. It goes bad, and Matt explains the prophetic institution of David’s kingdom and the following demise and split of the kingdom under Solomon’s rule.

The people of Israel want a king, so God gives them a kingdom under Saul. It goes bad, and Matt explains the prophetic institution of David’s kingdom and the following demise and split of the kingdom under Solomon’s rule.

The Latter Prophets

This Talk covers the period and work of the ‘Latter Prophets’ - Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel and the twelve, presenting common themes in their writings and the continuing hope offered by YHWH to his people.

This Talk covers the period and work of the ‘Latter Prophets’ - Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel and the twelve, presenting common themes in their writings and the continuing hope offered by YHWH to his people.

Jeremiah: the Weeping Prophet

There’s no hiding the fact that Matt Jarlett really likes the work of Jeremiah. He brings great insight into this Old Testament prophet and his work – particularly in relation to Paul of the New Testament and the work of the church.

There’s no hiding the fact that Matt Jarlett really likes the work of Jeremiah. He brings great insight into this Old Testament prophet and his work – particularly in relation to Paul of the New Testament and the work of the church.

The Writings

This Talk covers the diverse group of Hebraic literature called the ‘Writings’, looking at the consistent theme of wisdom throughout. Matt also looks at the imagery and hope found in the work of the prophet Daniel.

This Talk covers the diverse group of Hebraic literature called the ‘Writings’, looking at the consistent theme of wisdom throughout. Matt also looks at the imagery and hope found in the work of the prophet Daniel.

Lamentations

This Talk covers the time known as the ‘intertestamental period’ – between the end of the Old Testament and the birth of Jesus. Matt shows that YHWH is still working on behalf of his people through this time.

This Talk covers the time known as the ‘intertestamental period’ – between the end of the Old Testament and the birth of Jesus. Matt shows that YHWH is still working on behalf of his people through this time.

Who is Jesus?

Through this provocative question Matt challenges some stereotyped views of Jesus and his ministry. He presents the opposing kingdoms of the Roman, Egyptian and Babylonian people and compares the kingdom of God as it is revealed in Jesus.

Through this provocative question Matt challenges some stereotyped views of Jesus and his ministry. He presents the opposing kingdoms of the Roman, Egyptian and Babylonian people and compares the kingdom of God as it is revealed in Jesus.

The Crescendo of Jesus

This Talk looks at the classic stories of the Gospels as the fulfilment of the Hebrew Tanach – that Jesus is the king, prophet, bread, water, life, resurrection, etc foreshadowed in the Hebrew texts.

This Talk looks at the classic stories of the Gospels as the fulfilment of the Hebrew Tanach – that Jesus is the king, prophet, bread, water, life, resurrection, etc foreshadowed in the Hebrew texts.

The New Covenant

This Talk shows how the two ‘testaments’ are really one, by looking at the New Covenant as it is revealed in Jesus and the Church as a continuation of the Covenant YHWH first gave to the people of Israel.

This Talk shows how the two ‘testaments’ are really one, by looking at the New Covenant as it is revealed in Jesus and the Church as a continuation of the Covenant YHWH first gave to the people of Israel.

Epistles – New Covenant Prophets

Moving into the Epistles Matt draws the parallel between the Old Testament prophetic writings and the letters of Paul, showing that the Church is the means of the fulfilment of God’s plan for all the nations.

Moving into the Epistles Matt draws the parallel between the Old Testament prophetic writings and the letters of Paul, showing that the Church is the means of the fulfilment of God’s plan for all the nations.

Good Deeds are Essential

This Talk brings the reality of Jesus' ministry of the kingdom into everyday life through Christian values and good works. Matt also presents how quickly the early church became institutionalised and developed distortions of good doctrine.

This Talk brings the reality of Jesus' ministry of the kingdom into everyday life through Christian values and good works. Matt also presents how quickly the early church became institutionalised and developed distortions of good doctrine.

The Hope of the Resurrection

The last Talk of this course in which Matt discusses the Book of Revelation in the context of the whole Bible and the End Times, and how God will work through the church against persecution and suffering.

The last Talk of this course in which Matt discusses the Book of Revelation in the context of the whole Bible and the End Times, and how God will work through the church against persecution and suffering.