1. The Journey of Flawed People Deuteronomy 9:4-6
2. The Faithful God Deuteronomy 7:9
a. God is faithful to forgive you. 1 John 1:9
b. God is faithful to purify you. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
c. God is faithful to keep you from being tempted
beyond what you are able. 1 Corinthians 10:13
d. God is faithful to keep you. 1 Corinthians 1:8
3. The Faithfulness of God and You 1 Peter 4:19; Psalm 37:1-5
“Feed on His faithfulness”
• What would happen if God were unfaithful?
• Where have you experienced the faithfulness of God in your life?
• What does knowing God is faithful do to you and for you?
“For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the
encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (Romans 15:4).
The chart above is adapted from Strategic Grasp of the Bible by J. Sidlow Baxter.
Historical Books Key Idea Spiritual Message
Esther Preservation God watches over me
Nehemiah Reconstruction Life can be rebuilt
Ezra Restoration There is a way back
1 & 2 Chronicles Retrospection Response to God
2 Kings (288 years) Dispersion Sin destroys
1 Kings (130 years) Division
Divided heart divides
2 Samuel (40 years)
Whole heart for God;
not a perfect heart
1 Samuel (90 years)
(Samuel to King Saul)
No heart for God
leads to ruin
Judges/Ruth (350 years) Deterioration Cycles of sin
Joshua (25 years) Possession Faith overcomes
Deuteronomy Destination God loves and is faithful
Numbers Direction God is just
Leviticus Communion God is holy
Exodus Redemption God is powerful
Genesis Ruin God is sovereign