If we consider that God is the Divine Bridegroom and the Church is his Bride, then the prophets can be seen as “spiritual marriage counselors.” They call us to return to our covenant relationship with God. They urge us to repentance, warn us of the dangers of sin, and announce the blessings of faithfulness. Their prophetic words speak to us even today, as they draw us closer to our heavenly Bridegroom.
The Rise of Ancient Israel covers the biblical books of Joshua, Judges, 1 Kings, 1 Chronicles, and parts of 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles.
We will study:
- How Joshua leads God’s people to the Promised Land
- The cycles of sin and how God leads his people throughout
- The judges – Gideon, Samson and others – that God raises up to rescue his people
- The lives of Joshua, David, and Solomon and their remarkable relationships with God