Thanks for all the great feedback on What's in the Bible! A number of you have been asking for a bit of a roadmap for the rest of the series, so you have a better feel for how we're moving through the Bible. So here goes…
DVD #4 will be in stores in another week or so, and takes us through the book of Ruth. DVD #5 covers the establishment of the monarchy and the reigns of Saul, David and Solomon (1 & 2 Samuel and half of 1 Kings), and will be released in early 2011.
DVD #6 will cover the divided kingdom and subsequent falls of both. DVD #7 will cover the exile, return, and restoration, taking us through the book of Esther. DVD #8 will summarize all the Prophets, and #9 will cover the Writings. #10 will deal with the four Gospels, #11 with the "outward movement" of the book of Acts. DVD #12 will touch on each of Paul's epistles, and then, last but not least, DVD #13 will cover the general epistles and the book of Revelation.
Whoo! Are you tired?!? I'm exhausted just thinking about it!
You know, a few people have pointed out that we'd probably sell more DVDs if we started with Jesus and didn't spend all this time slogging through the Old Testament. They're probably right. But God didn't start his rescue plan with Jesus. God's rescue plan starts with Abraham, and then slogs its way through the entire history of Israel. Why? Because if we don't see how impossible it was for Israel to live under the Law, we really don't understand why the incarnation was so necessary. We can't please God on our own. Israel tried, and tried, and tried. And failed, and failed, and failed. Man's inability to live up to God's standard is the problem. Jesus is the solution. If our kids don't fully appreciate the problem, should we really be surprised if they fail to fully appreciate the solution?
So… slog away we shall. And we hope you'll come along for the ride!