The first five books of the bible – the Pentateuch – unlock for us all the major themes and threads of God’s Story. It lays the foundation for our understanding of God, of Humanity, Sin, relationships, and so much more. In getting a good grasp of these books, we enter a world, though different from ours today, yet absolutely relevant to our questions and concerns. There is much history to mine. There are geographical places unfamiliar to us to learn. There are customs and rules of behaviour that may be foreign to us to discover. But all of them point to a God who desires to be among His people. And in this study we will learn about how to know and relate to this God.
I am excited that you are taking this journey. As you listen, reflect, and dialogue over these lessons, may God’s Spirit guide you. May He reveal Jesus through this study to you and may your faith be strengthened in knowing that the God who is revealed in the beginning pages of scripture is faithful to complete His work in and through you today.
This course has been designed for Life Groups, one-to-one discipleship and small group classes in FGA.
This study covers the first five books of the Old Testament, also known as the Pentateuch. Each book study includes video teachings, bible reading guide, discussion questions to internalise learning and application. We encourage all students to watch the videos on their own and read the relevant chapters of the bible in the Reading Guide before meeting with your LifeGroup discipler or classes@FGA study group facilitator to share your responses on the discussion questions.
Though it is possible to do this study on your own, there are many benefits that come with group learning. It promotes accountability, makes the study more enjoyable and gives you the opportunity to learn from one another. We encourage everyone to do this curriculum with your Life Group/Discipler/CLASSES@FGA study group.
For each lesson, you are…
Understanding the role and structure of the Old Testament will help you to appreciate the Old Testament as a whole. There are a few practical ways to engage with scriptures that will help you to enjoy what you are reading and bring your relationship with God to a deeper level.