Use this 30 days of content to dig through the Bible and see the Christ is woven all throughout it. We suggest using each of the bullet points for your Twitter account and choosing just one for your daily Facebook post. For graphics, click the link on the text and you’ll be taken to the graphic on our Facebook.
The Story Begins
- Exploring the Old Testament: “Adam through Abraham”
- Read Genesis 6. Man's wickedness became so vile that God regretted ever making a human being. But one man stood righteous. #CruChallenge
- Graphic: “This book will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book.” - D.L. Moody
- “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” Hebrews 11:7
- Twitter - “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house …”
- Twitter - “… by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” Hebrews 11:7
- Read Genesis 22. After many years Abraham was gifted with a son. Butthen, God asked that Abraham to climb a hill and sacrifice his beloved son.
- Graphic: God allowed Abraham to save his son. “Many years later, another Son would climb another hill, carrying wood on his back. Like Isaac, he would trust his Father and do what his Father asked. He wouldn’t struggle or runaway.” – Sally Lloyd-Jones, “Jesus Storybook Bible”
- Graphic: “God chose the test for Abraham, and Abraham neither delayed nor protested, but steadily obeyed. If you are not living in touch with God, it is easy to blame Him or pass judgment on Him. You must go through the trial before you have any right to pronounce a verdict, because by going through the trial you learn to know God better.” - Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest
- Text - By going through the trial you learn to know God better.” – Oswald Chambers
Rags to Riches
Rhyme and Reason
Rebellion and Restoration
- Article: Jeremiah - A Witness Who Stood Alone
- Graphic: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
“... O my people, I will open your graves of exile and cause you to rise again. Then I will bring you back to the land of Israel.” Ezekiel 37:12
- Text - In spite of our sinful choices God is with us and merciful in His faithfulness to us: Dry bones will become flesh.
- #DiggingDeeper In 609 B.C.The Israelites are sent into exile to Babylon. In spite of our sinful choices God is with us and is merciful.
- #DiggingDeeper Jeremiah is known as the weeping prophet, yet Jeremiah 29:11 is the most hopeful verse given to a people in exile.
- #DiggingDeeper (without hashtag for Twitter) Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego were thrown in a fire, but we see that when everything goes wrong Jesus will be the fourth person in your fire.
- What is Exile? Exile is when God does to us what only He can do. A potter is working on you. He is shaping you to be just like Him.
- When 42,000 Jewish slaves were let go, what was the first thing they did? Build a temple to worship their merciful God! #LessonsLearned
- Article: The Mighty, Might Power of the Gospel Explained
- Graphic: "The GOSPEL is one story told by four men."
- Text: The best story of all time.
- #DiggingDeeper There were 400 years between the book of Malachi and the time written about in Matthew.
- ...Now, the Philistines are in control, but the Greek power is growing strong.
- #DiggingDeeper The king at the time of the New Testament is believed to be the father of Alexander the Great.
- #DiggingDeeper During the 400 years, law became king. Jews thought bad things were happening to them because they weren’t keeping the law.
- #DiggingDeeper The messianic hope began to grow among the people as a political figure.
- #DiggingDeeper Matthew – Talks of the prophesied king. He teaches us and is an evangelist to the Jews
- #DiggingDeeper Mark – Shares of the suffering Son of God. He walked with Paul and gave an eyewitness account from Peter’s perspective.
- #DiggingDeeper One-third of the book of Mark is about the cross.
- #DiggingDeeper Luke – The Savior of all mankind. Luke is the only Gentile author. He wrote for all nations.
- #DiggingDeeper John – He speaks of the “I Am”. He is the theologian of the group (20:30-31). He says “I Am” seven times.
- #DiggingDeeper The book of John tells a love story to the people.
- Article: 4 Ways the Modern Church Looks Nothing Like the Early Church
- Graphic: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
- #DiggingDeeper Just 50 days after denying Christ, Peter is standing in Jerusalem proclaiming the gospel. ( Acts 2:22-24)
- #DiggingDeeper As Paul travels he writes letters…
- ...Paul traveled 13,000 miles, touched three continents and started churches all over the world writing letters to encourage them.
- #DiggingDeeper Paul wrote letters to churches in 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians
- #DiggingDeeper Paul was writing to specific leaders in 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon
- Article: Digging Deeper into Paul’s Writings
- Graphic: Grace and Peace
“May grace and peace be yours in abundance through full knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord!” 2 Peter 1:2
- “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8
- Text - You matter because the gospel proclaims you are worth saving.
- #DiggingDeeper Paul’s letters to the churches were meant to be read by many churches. He always says, “Grace and Peace”.
- #DiggingDeeper Galatians is the only book without commendation to the leaders because they were being legalistic.
- #DiggingDeeper Paul always included theology and practical teachings in his writings. He also always included the phrase “Grace and Peace”.
- #DiggingDeeper The Book of Timothy is Paul encouraging the young leader while he was in Ephesus.
- #Summary Philemon was a slave owner. He had a slave run away and that slave became a believer. Paul tells Philemon to invite him back as a brother in Christ.
- Article: The Revelation of Jesus Christ
- Graphic: “Praise the Lord! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.” (Revelation 19:6-9)
- “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it...because the time is near” Revelation 1:3
- #DiggingDeeper Revelation is the only apocalyptic writing that came out of the first century that was not pseudonymous.
- #DiggingDeeper John wrote Revelation from the island of Patmos, where people at the time were sent as prisoners.
- #LessonsLearned There’s only one thing that opens the door to the marriage supper of the Lamb. #Jesus