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Stories of Old

Synopsis

In this series, we’ll take a vintage journey into the stories and passages of the Old Testament. In the OT, we see the powerful movement of God and His desire to pursue and speak to His people.  Through different stories and passages, we will see God’s revelation and the response of His people and how He is calling us to respond now.

Part 1: Prequel

Have you ever read a passage in the Old Testament and wondered, “Why is this in here?”  Pastor Mike kicks off our series by looking at how the Old Testament is a prequel to Jesus’ coming.  We investigate how the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, while the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MikeTatlock-06.03.12-2nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: 2 Kings 2:23; Luke 24:13-27
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Part 2: Epoch Stories

Sometimes, we need to take a step back and look at the Old Testament as a whole.  In this teaching, Pastor Mike sums up the Old Testament with 5 movements in place: Eden, Election, Exodus, Empire, and Exile.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MikeTatlock-06.10.12-2nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Genesis 1; Exodus; Judges 2:11-12, 18-19
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Part 3: Joseph

The life of Joseph is filled with family tension, favoritism, deceit, sexual temptation, and perseverance through it all.  In this teaching, Pastor Mike walks us through how Joseph navigated a life with a lot of downs and a few critical ups.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MikeTatlock-06.17.12-2nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Genesis 37-50
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Part 4: The Battle Between

Have you ever been attacked while you were between where you’ve been and where you’re going?  It usually comes when you’re tired, worn out, and pretty discouraged.  Pastor Milo looks at the “Battle Between” and the role each of us play in helping others during that season.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MiloCurtis-06.24.12-2nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Milo Curtis
Text :: Exodus 17:8-13; Deuteronomy 25:17-18
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Part 5: Roller Coaster Faith

Does life ever feel like a roller coaster?  In this teaching, Pastor Mike shares how God is not safe, and following Him always reveals our inadequacies.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MikeTatlock-07.01.12-1st.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Exodus 1-4
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Part 6: God’s Hidden Secret

Ever feel like God has over promised and under delivered?  In this teaching, Pastor Mike looks at how God’s calling always supersedes your capacity.  Often, we limit God’s calling in our life because we hesitate to give up control.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MikeTatlock-07.08.12-2nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Exodus 1-4
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Part 7: Lessons from Samson

Samson’s life offers us ripe examples on how to live a life that self destructs.  Pastor Mike walks through his story and draws out important lessons that we can all be mindful of and apply to our lives.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MikeTatlock-07.15.12-2nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Judges 13-16
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Part 8: New Altars

The life of Gideon gives us a glimpse at how God will draw us to himself.  In this teaching, Pastor Milo looks at the process God walks us through to draw close to His heart and experience His best for our lives.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MiloCurtis-07.22.12-2nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Milo Curtis
Text :: Judges 6
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Part 9: Moving towards Victory

The life of Gideon gives us a glimpse at how God draws us to Himself and then unleashes us to establish victory for His Kingdom.  In this teaching, Pastor Milo looks at how God achieved victory for Israel through Gideon’s faithful obedience.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MiloCurtis-07.29.12-2nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Milo Curtis
Text :: Judges 6, 7, 8
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Part 10: High & Lows

We all like the mountain top experiences.  But before every mountain top, there is a valley.  In this teaching, Pastor Mike looks at what God did in the life of Elijah while he was in the valley and how that can relate to our lives.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MikeTatlock-08.05.12-1st.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: 1 Kings 16-17
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Part 11: Fire Fall Down

Trusting God to the edge of our circumstances is a difficult thing.  In this teaching, Pastor Jake follows up the story of Elijah and how God demonstrated his faithfulness through his life amidst a consistent set of problems that were faced.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/JakeSchwein-08.12.12-2nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Jake Schwein
Text :: 1 Kings 18
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Part 12: Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

The story of Uzzah gives us plenty of warning that our ignorance doesn’t shield us against consequences.  In this teaching, Pastor Binky looks at the importance of knowing God’s word and being obedient to what we find within it.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/BinkyVonEhrenkrook-08.19.12-2nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Mat von Ehrenkrook
Text :: 2 Samuel 6:1-15
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Part 13: Purpose in the Pain

In this message, pastor Mike teaches on the life of Job. Through pain and suffering, we learn that God can teach us and grow us as a believer.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MikeTatlock-08.26.12-2nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Job
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Part 14: From Epic Failure to Epic Redemption

In this message, we close out our summer series by recapping how the Old Testament is a series of stories that demonstrate the epic failure of mankind and how the coming of Jesus was the only solution for the brokenness in our souls.

http://www.gracechapelonline.org/podcasts/MikeTatlock-08.26.12-2nd.mp3|bg=f7f5f0|bgcolor=f7f5f0

Teacher :: Milo Curtis
Text :: Malachi 3:1, Luke 3:21-22
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Resources

We’ve put together a simple primer for the Old Testament.  In it, you’ll find a timeline, key stories, and a general map that can aid your personal study of the OT.  Below is the timeline and a link to the PDF for you to print off.

 

Download the OT Primer PDF >>

 

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