John 1:1-18 | The Prologue to John’s Gospel

John 1:1-18 | The Prologue to John’s Gospel

The Gospel of John begins with a masterfully crafted prologue that introduces Jesus as the Word of God through which God created all things and in which God became flesh and tabernacled among us. This prologue highlights the key words and themes that John will work throughout the Gospel account.

Visual Resources for 1 Kings This Week in the Narrative Lectionary

Visual Resources for 1 Kings This Week in the Narrative Lectionary

The images in this presentation offer the student, preacher and teacher resources to visually walk through the story and themes of 1 Kings. There is a visual outline of 1 Kings, moving from David to Elijah. There is also a visual analysis of the theological landscape of the Hebrew Bible from the Exodus to Elijah. This series of images tries to address the question of violence in the Biblical story. Why is there so much violence in the name of God? 

God Calls David in 1 Samuel 16:1-13

God Calls David in 1 Samuel 16:1-13

The Narrative Lectionary brings us to 1 Samuel 16:1-13 this week. The first fifteen chapters of 1 Samuel tell the story of Samuel, the last judge of Israel, and Saul, the first King of Israel. Saul didn’t work out well and God sent Samuel to find a true heart that was ready to be a godly king.