The Bible in Two Minutes

Here is a quick overview of the Bible in two minutes.

Here is the full text:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
God, then, created man in His image for His purpose and glory.
Satan tempted them, and they disobeyed God. The sin and evil separated humankind from God.
But God made a promise of a redeemer and the rest of the Bible points to Christ the redeemer.

God called Abraham to believe Him and be the father of the nation of Israel.
The Israelites went into Egypt to survive a famine and were later enslaved there.

God chose Moses to deliver Israel from slavery and lead the nation out of Egypt.Moses received God’s law for His people.

God appointed a man after His own heart, David, to be Israel’s king.

David loved God and prepared to build God’s temple.
Israel disobeyed and rejected God, so He let other nations again capture His people.

God loves the world and sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, as God and man to the world.
Jesus is the world’s long-awaited Savior that God had promised since man fell into sin.
Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for sins, and He resurrected from the dead.
We can now come to God through Jesus Christ and no longer be separated from Him. Jesus is the only way to God!
Jesus gives eternal life to all those who believe in Him

Many people spread the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the world, including Peter, Paul, and John. Peter testified of Jesus to the Jewish people.
Paul testified to the rest of the world and helped establish churches. Paul wrote: Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

John loved the Lord and talked much about how to receive eternal life..
Jesus will come again and bring His people into His eternal Kingdom where they will live with God forever. This final heavenly place is called the New Jerusalem.

Prophecy – History is God’s Story

History is God’s story, so no world or human event is a surprise to God. Timing and events are in His hands. Ultimately God will be in full control, but for a short time evil (the Devil) has a little freedom. Ultimately God will fully expressed through every human being, some happily in heaven, some in unhappiness.

Overview of Bible Prophecy
1. prophecy about the Lord’s first coming (happened 2000 years ago)
2. prophecy about the Lord’s second coming (future)
3. some Bible prophecy is about BOTH (Isaiah 9:6, and Daniel)
4. it seems there are more verses in the Bible about His second return, than the first.

In the Lord’s first coming, He came as a man (yet fully God and fully man) and as a lamb to be crucified on a cross for our sins, then rose from the dead and ascended to heaven.

In the Lord’s second coming He will come as a warrior to conquer an evil earth that does not represent God’s character. He will rule the earth from Jerusalem.

Most of the prophecy in the Bible is about Jesus Christ, but there is also some about Israel and the Church.

Some say one third of the Bible is Bible prophecy. There are over 2500 prophecies in the Bible. About 80 percent of those have already been fulfilled, and 20 percent are yet future.

Bible writers talked about prophecy the most: Jesus, Paul, Daniel, David, Ezekiel, Isaiah

Bible Overview, in connection with studying Prophecy

The two half’s of the Bible
* Old Testament with 39 books points to and promises Jesus Christ the Redeemer – Promises, Types, figures of Christ
* New Testament with 27 books is all about Jesus Christ, our redeemer – Fulfillment of all the promises and types of Christ

The first and the last books
* The book of Genesis — Beginnings
* God, man, garden, (devil comes in) sin, promise of a redeemer
* The book of Revelation – Conclusion
* God, man, a city (heaven), (devil cast out), sin forgiven, the redeemer on the throne

Some questions that come up:
1. Will the Lord come again – YES
2. Do we know when or the date – NO (even the Lord does not know, how could we know)
3. Will there be an anti-christ – YES, see Revelation 13
4. Do we know who it might be – NO

For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night — 1 Thessalonians 5:2

Bethlehem Bethlehem, His Name Is Jesus – New Christmas Song

Enjoy this new Christmas song called: Bethlehem Bethlehem, His Name Is Jesus

Bethlehem, a town in ancient Biblical Israel where Jesus was born feels so small, but out of Bethlehem came Jesus the King, the Messiah.  This is based on Micah 5:2 which is a prophecy about the city of Bethlehem. The verse seems to indicate that the city felt too small and unimportant to do anything significant. But from this city came Jesus Christ. Jesus is King and Redeemer. This is the real meaning of Christmas.

Here are the beautiful words:

Title: Bethlehem Bethlehem, His name is Jesus

Bethlehem Bethlehem, I feel you are so small
Yet born in you a King, we call our Emmanuel
He shall be called Jesus, born of a virgin
His name is Jesus, our Savior, our Redeemer

Bethlehem Bethlehem, I feel you are so small
Yet born in you a Ruler, we call our King
He shall be great, He will rule forever
He shall be called the Son of the Highest

(bridge)

Bethlehem Bethlehem, I feel you are so small
Yet born in you Jesus, we call our Messiah
Jesus the Son of God, Jesus the Son of man
His name is Jesus, our Savior, our Redeemer

His name is Jesus
His name is Jesus
Jesus

updated Dec 29, 2014

God can be trusted – No Matter What!

No matter what we pass through in this age, God can be trusted. Nobody triumphs over God. He rules supremely over all the nations of the earth. You need to know that God is on His throne, even when we feel things are going really bad. Listening to God though His Word keeps us on the straight and narrow path and is a source of great blessing.

Over the years, God never turns His back on his chosen covenant people. God can be trusted to be God. Look at the Jewish faith. God started with Abraham thousands of years ago. The Jews lost their nation several times in history. It was God who eventually brought them back, so in the end God wins, God’s people win.

Consider this Prayer song:   Just a little Faith in Prayer – Speak To The Mountain.  

Jesus said: If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you…(Matthew 17:20)

The video scenery is from Kauai Hawaii.

So prayer sometime requires just a little faith to speak to our situation.

The lyrics are:

Speak to the mountain – Go
Just a little faith
Just a little faith in prayer
That’s all you need

Speak to the mountain – Be removed
Just a little faith
Just a little faith in prayer
That’s all you need

Jesus teaches us to pray in faith
Just a little faith
Just a little faith in prayer
That’s all you need

Speak to the mountain

Don’t give up
Don’t give in

Jesus teaches us to pray in faith
Just a little faith
Just a little faith in prayer
That’s all you need
(repeat)

Speak to the mountain – Go
Just a little faith
Just a little faith in prayer
That’s all you need

Speak to the mountain – Be removed
Just a little faith
Just a little faith in prayer
That’s all you need

Lyrics and words by Drew Haninger (c) AnimatedFaith.com

Just a little Faith in Prayer

Just a little Faith in Prayer

Song Posted June 12, 2015

Morning Time Prayer, an Animated Overview

Consider the morning time to be the best time to pray and read the Bible. We all need a little touch with God our creator to get the day going.

Morning time is the best time to connect with God and the Bible. Try to pray with Jesus every morning. The best time to get the day doing right is our morning prayers with Jesus and the Bible. As an example, Jesus really liked the morning time for prayer. Jesus would go away and find a place to pray early in the morning. His time praying to the God the Father was a real source of spiritual strength.

Video first published Jul 28, 2014.

My Favorite Christian Devotionals and Study Resources

Besides the Bible, devotional and study books can be a great source of inspiration and encouragement. Some books just keep us on the right path theologically. Its great to receive encouragement from others.

 

February 2011

The Bible in 29 Seconds, an Animated Overview

The purpose of this video is to discover the God of Love and inspire people to get into the Bible and know Jesus Christ.

The text is: In the beginning God created the heavens and earth. God then created man in His image for His purpose and glory. Man disobeyed God which brought in sin, but God who loved the world sent His son, Jesus Christ who is God became man. He died on the cross for man’s sins, and was resurrected from the dead. Jesus gives eternal life to all those who believe in Him.

Written by Drew Haninger and first published on Nov 20, 2012 at YouTube.com/OliveTreeBible Posted on AnimatedFaith.com June 2, 2015

Understanding the Book of Revelation

So many people have tried to figure out this book of the Bible. The book of Revelation to many, but not all, is a total mystery clouded in symbols. The key to the whole book, at least one perspective of the book, is shown in the very first verse. The theme and focus of the book is actually so simple, but easy to miss. It’s a theme that hits almost every chapter of the book. It is the main character of the story of the book of Revelation.

Look at the first verse: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ…”. Could it actually be so simple? If you began to scan the book from this angle or perspective, you would notice that almost every chapter has something about Jesus Christ. Well maybe one exception, chapter 13 which is about the anti-Christ. Yes, there are many other ways to look at this book, but I think this is the most important and consistent way to see Revelation.

So now we have a research job to do, highlighting all verses with mentions of Jesus Christ whether directly or in symbolism.

In chapter one, there are many references to Jesus Christ. In the last chapter of the book of Revelation, Jesus is symbolized by the Lamb sitting on the throne. At this point in the book, God is fully in control and evil is pushed out.

Don’t forget, the book of Revelation is the best conclusion to the entire Bible of 66 books.

Drew Haninger July 16, 2019