The Ways of Our God: An Approach to Biblical Theology

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CHAPTER 3: THE LORD OF HISTORY

OLD TESTAMENT: PROCLAMATION
3–1. I WILL CALL TO MIND THE DEEDS OF THE LORD
3–1.1. SALVATION HISTORY
a. Linear Time
b. Historical Sequences
c. Historical Summaries
d. Salvation History Psalms
3–1.2. THE STORY LINE
a. The Patriarchal Period: God Calls the Ancestors of His People
b. The Exodus Event: God Delivers His People
c. The Entry: God Settles His People in the Land
d. The Monarchy: God Rules His People through Kings
e. The Exile: God Disciplines His People
f. The Return: God Restores His People
g. The Maccabees: God Again Delivers His People
3–1.3. GOD ACTS IN HISTORY
a. Divine Intervention
b. Divinely Inspired Leadership
c. Judgment/Salvation
d. Providence
e. Blessing
f. Suffering Love
3–1.4. GOD SPEAKS IN HISTORY
a. Receiving God’s Revelation
b. Recognizing God’s Activity
3–1.5. REMEMBER THE FORMER THINGS

OLD TESTAMENT: PROMISE
3–2. I WILL RESTORE THE FORTUNES OF MY PEOPLE
3–2.1. PROPHETIC ESCHATOLOGY: THE END IN HISTORY
a. The Psalms of Lament
b. The Book of Lamentations
3–2.2. SIGNS OF THE TIMES: A TIME OF ANGUISH
3–2.3. JUDGMENT IN HISTORY
3–2.4. SALVATION IN HISTORY
a. A New Exodus
b. Restoration of the Davidic Kingdom
3–2.5. THE TIME OF THE END

NEW TESTAMENT: FULFILLMENT
3–3. WE ARE WITNESSES TO ALL THAT HE DID
3–3.1. THE CLIMAX OF SALVATION HISTORY
3–3.2. THE STORY LINE
a. John the Baptist
b. The Christ Event
c. The Early Church
3–3.3. GOD ACTS IN HISTORY
a. Divine Intervention
b. Divinely Inspired Leadership
c. Judgment/Salvation
d. Providence
e. Blessing
f. Suffering Love
3–3.4. GOD SPEAKS IN HISTORY
3–3.5. DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME

NEW TESTAMENT: CONSUMMATION
3–4. THE END WILL NOT FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY
3–4.1. PROPHETIC ESCHATOLOGY: THE END IN HISTORY
3–4.2. SIGNS OF THE TIMES: TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS
3–4.3. JUDGMENT IN HISTORY
a. Judgment on Jerusalem
b. Judgment on Rome
3–4.4. SALVATION IN HISTORY
a. The Worldwide Preaching of the Gospel
b. The Millennium
3–4.5. THE TIME OF THE END
3–5. THE LORD OF HISTORY: THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS

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