The OT is full of good, bad, and ugly folks. Some show us sins to repent of while others exemplify lifestyles to emulate. Normally, each is a bit of both. In their sin and shortcoming, these men and women point us to a Savior who forgives us of our mess. In their awesomeness and faith, these women and men point us to a Savior who is even greater than they are. The good, the bad, and the ugly all shine a brilliant spotlight on our Savior to come.
This summer series will highlight Old Testament heroes and zeros, telling their stories, in order to both familiarize us with the whole redemptive story of the bible, and to teach us how to read the OT with an eye for Christ. We each have sin to turn from (we will see it in these folks) and a mighty Savior who transforms us by grace (we will see Him through these folks). This summer, the good, the bad, and the ugly will bring us closer to Christ.
Follow this The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Series Guide for your own times with God this summer, and for group discussions.
Other Resources for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
- SOAP , REAP , RRRR, CIA and GROW. God wants to transform us by His word. Sometimes we just don't know where and how to start! Use any of these simple, one page guides to help you meet God in His word (GROW is the most robust).
- The Bible As One Story: These resources can help you get a handle on the overarching story of the scriptures. Having this framework will help give context and meaning to any book or passage in the bible. This will help you both understand and meet God in His word.
- Books About The Bible: These short books are helpful tools to understand how to read the bible accurately, particularly with a Christ Centered lens (Lk 24.25-27, 44-49). To Understand the Bible Look for Jesus, by Geisler. How to Read the Bible Book by Book, by Fee. Church with Jesus as Hero, by Prince. How to Read the Bible as Literature, by Ryken.