God’s Touchpoints

Introduction

In Old Testament times, God interacted directly with chosen leaders. Written records did not exist in the first couple of thousand years. After that there were few written records of Scriptures as we have today.

God chose certain people (TOUCHPOINTS) and interacted with them in innumerable ways. The Old Testament has these recorded in detail. Studying these interactions will enable us to know more about God and the composition of great leaders – invaluable lessons for life.

The Old Testament in the light of the New Testament brings fabulous perspectives and deep insights into how we can live life to make impact for God. There are four major sections in this series: Patriarchs. Judges, Reign of Royalty, Prophetic Era. The sequencing has been as chronological as possible, not necessarily biblical sequencing.

May this journey through His Word be and exciting road of discovery, learning and personal transformation.

Patriarchs

14 God’s Commandments

14 God’s Commandments

Is the Old Testament Law relevant today? Jesus says I came not to abolish the Law, but to fulfil it. He gives God’s commands a new perspective and takes it up a notch.God gave the Israelites hundreds of instructions for the people. These were divided into three phases...

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13 Israel – Leanness of Soul

13 Israel – Leanness of Soul

Everyone seeks earthly prosperity. Few seek prosperity of soul. In spite of being God’s chosen people, Israel suffers from the leanness of soul syndrome. To understand the meaning of: Prosperity of soul Leanness of soul To seek and enjoy true prosperity (of soul) in...

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12. Moses – Humble Faith

12. Moses – Humble Faith

Born in Egypt, Moses is beautiful in God’s eyes. He experiences the best of worldly knowledge, power and riches as well as spiritual power and riches yet remains most humble in all the earth. To understand God’s preparation ground for Moses: In his family In the...

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9. Joseph – Unwavering Faith

9. Joseph – Unwavering Faith

The touching story of Joseph inspires, as he transitions from father’s pet to second most powerful person in the world. As God is with him throughout, what looks like the end of the game, triggers his rise to fame.To Understand God’s training ground for top leaders...

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8. Jacob Compelling Faith

8. Jacob Compelling Faith

It is Jacob, who becomes Israel and fathers/grandfathers children who represent the tribes of Israel. God deals with deception and brings out his passion and drive for the right things.To Understand Jacob’s strong driving forces Be clear on our purpose and direction...

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7 Isaac – Gliding Faith

7 Isaac – Gliding Faith

Isaac is “gliding” on the faith and blessings of his father. While he does carry the legacy to some extent, we do see numbness to God taking over and complacency setting in. Abraham - Soaring Faith Isaac - Gliding Faith Jacob –Compelling Faith Joseph – Unwavering...

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6 Abraham – Soaring Faith

6 Abraham – Soaring Faith

At the time God calls Abraham to father the nation Israel, civilization prospers and grows; so does idolatory. Abraham takes time to respond and build faith but eventually goes all out in faith and obedience. Background of Abraham Abraham’s journey Abraham’s faith...

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5 Job – Faith under Fire

5 Job – Faith under Fire

Job enjoys close fellowship with God. Caught between a crossfire between God and Satan, he stands firm defying Satan before his proud father God and getting to see God in a new light. Objectives Job – Chronologically in the Bible Authorship of Job Job’s Disposition in...

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3 From Fall to Flood

3 From Fall to Flood

As earth’s population grow, murder, lust and evil spread their tentacles into every aspect of creation. While God saves Noah and his family, ample warnings sound out to the rest of the world. Objectives The Times First Prediction of Doom A Few Good Men Abel –...

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2 Adam – A Fallen Faith

2 Adam – A Fallen Faith

A word from God, a burst of light; the world was born. Creation, culminating with the crown of creation, Adam and Eve, was good in God’s eyes. Objective A perfect world Forbidden Fruit The World with Satan Pain and Suffering Woman and the Fall Satan’s Strategy God’s...

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1 Old Testament Summary

1 Old Testament Summary

Why is the Old Testament important to us? Timothy emphasizes that “All Scripture is God-breathed.” The amazing unity of theme and purpose makes it nothing less than the living word of God.To understand: The infallibility of the Scriptures Their consistency through...

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Judges

18 Hannah, The Liberated Woman

18 Hannah, The Liberated Woman

While the nation of Israel continues in its state of disengagement with God, another ray of light surfaces; but not before a struggle. She Releases her Burden to God She Receives a Blessing from God She Releases her Blessing to God She Receives more Blessings from God...

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17 Ruth, Familiarity to Faith

17 Ruth, Familiarity to Faith

It is the faith of a foreigner Ruth that shines amidst spiritual dryness. Ruth, eventually becomes the daughter-in-law of Rahab (another foreigner) forming the godly line that Kings (including Jesus) emanate. Ruth – a background Accountability and Perception...

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15 Joshua The Land of Rest

15 Joshua The Land of Rest

Joshua, whose name means the same as Jesus, or “The Lord is salvation”, has the privilege of leading the Israelites with Jesus, “commander in chief of God’s army” who is the true leader into the promised land. Introduction Clear Direction Deep Conviction Formidable...

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Reign of Royalty

20 David’s win-win

20 David’s win-win

Pursued by the king and his armies he demonstrates the boldness and faith to step out of his comfort zone and attempt reconciliation. David not only wins battles, he wins relationships!1 Samuel 18-32 Courageous when cheated Not bitter when hated Submissive to...

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Prophetic Era

34 The Minor Prophets

34 The Minor Prophets

The 12 minor (as in length of book) prophets of Israel (850 to 430 BC) warn of impending judgment with the glimmer of hope for the remnant. Timeline Summary Some “latter days” prophecies Group Book Approx. Dates Pre-exilic prophets of Israel   Jonah Amos Hosea...

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33 Ezekiel, the Watchman

33 Ezekiel, the Watchman

God calls Ezekiel to be a watchman to demolish delusions,expose apostasy, awaken repentance and stimulate hope – for a restored future for Israel. Background The Watchman Through actions Through preaching The Visionary – Israel’s Future A new heart Bones to life...

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30 Jeremiah, Jehovah Throws

30 Jeremiah, Jehovah Throws

Jeremiah means “Jehovah throws”. His life spans Israel’s pre-exile and exile. While he declares God’s judgment he assures that it is only for purification and unveils the hope of the Messiah. Outline and Summary Jeremiah Purified Jeremiah and the Potter Jeremiah...

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29 Isaiah, the Lord has Saved

29 Isaiah, the Lord has Saved

Isaiah’s name, “the Lord has saved”, reiterates the only hope of the world today – salvation through Christ.  Background Fall of man Judgement Redemption The Future Prophecies Fulfilled Discussion Isaiah is the first of the four “Major prophets”. His ministry went...

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27 The Early Prophets

27 The Early Prophets

As the lives and legacy of kings begin to degenerate irrecoverably, prophets come to the front line. Christ’s disciples are very similar to prophets with great power and a great price tag. Who is a prophet? The first prophets Prophets in the frontline Popularity...

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