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Bible Studies, Messages, Papers

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bible studies and messages from the anastasis center: deuteronomy

Below are small group leader notes, sermons, and exegetical notes on the Book of Deuteronomy.

We make the best of modern biblical scholarship, along with early Christian exegesis, relevant and practical.

Small Group Leader Notes on Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:29 Relearning Good and Evil

Deuteronomy 4:1 - 6:25 Your Life Witnesses to the Nations

Deuteronomy 7:1 - 8:20 The Lord Will Fight for You

Deuteronomy 9:1 - 11:32 The Uniqueness of Israel and Her Land

Deuteronomy 12:1 - 14:21 The First, Second, and Third Commandments

Deuteronomy 14:22 - 15:18 The Fourth Commandment

Deuteronomy 15:19 - 16:17 The Fifth Commandment

Deuteronomy 16:18 - 18:22 The Sixth Commandment

Deuteronomy 19:1 - 21:9 The Seventh Commandment

Deuteronomy 21:10 - 22:4 The Eighth Commandment

Deuteronomy 22:5 - 23:14 The Ninth Commandment

Deuteronomy 23:15 - 24:22 The Tenth Commandment, Part 1

Deuteronomy 25:1 - 26:19 The Tenth Commandment, Part 2

Deuteronomy 27:1 - 30:20 The Certainty of Exile and God's Restoration

Deuteronomy 31:1 - 34:12 Israel's Songs of Hope

Notes and Essays on Deuteronomy

Why Did God Choose a "Chosen People"? Why Not Just Skip Right to Jesus?

The Troubling Acts of God: Noah's Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Egyptian Firstborn, and the Canaanites

The Troubling Acts of God: The Destruction of the Canaanites (ppt part 1 and part 2)

Helpful Books and Articles on Deuteronomy

The Structure of Deuteronomy (paper)

Robert I. Bradshaw, The Book of Deuteronomy (Biblical Studies UK website)

Helpful Practical Tools to Teach Deuteronomy

Alastair Roberts, 40 Days of Exoduses (blog)

Damon Young, The Wisdom of Gardens (Aeon, Jun 14, 2013) gardens expand our thinking, console us in times of crisis, school us in emotional generosity, and show us that life goes on

The Bible Project, Sacrifice and Atonement (The Bible Project, Aug 27, 2015) a good 7 minute video which accurately talks about the purification by blood depicted in the Jewish offerings 

The Bible Project, The Law (The Bible Project, Oct 12, 2015) a very nice 6 minute video which places the stress on the story of the Torah, and beyond, not simply the commandments

The Bible Project, Read Scripture: The Book of Deuteronomy (The Bible Project, Feb 5, 2016) an 8 minute video