The American culture is drowning in Bibles. We have them everywhere, even in our hotel rooms, but they mostly gather dust. But those who read the Bible don't always get its teachings, especially the readings of the Old Testament.
"Beginning With Moses: The Big Picture! Discovering Jesus in the Bible!" is a theological study of the Bible in easy-to-digest devotions, putting Jesus in the heart of every character, story, person, place, and thing!
During author Gary Schulte's last year at Concordia Seminary, he signed up for a class called "Biblical Theology," taught by Dr. Paul Raabe. The first day of class, he wrote on the board: Luke 24:27 – "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, [Jesus] interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself." Dr. Raabe spent the next four months showing the class just how that statement was true.
This class changed Schulte's life. He had never been taught that way before—anywhere—ever—not even at seminary! Biblical theology is simply the story of salvation from Genesis to Revelation, centered in Jesus Christ. God's story is made to be our story. Unfortunately, for decades in the Church, people have been taught disconnected propositional truths over very brief periods. They have not been engaged as part of the story.
Dr. Raabe taught Schulte that Moses didn't teach the people that way at all. Moses was commanded to tell the story of God's saving work on behalf of his people to every succeeding generation. The story was called the "Haggadah." The whole Bible is Haggadah in the broader sense, with Jesus at the heart of it. After that one class, the focus of Schulte's ministry—and his whole life—completely changed.
Schulte's ministry adventure began when he sent out daily teaching devotions by email to more than 700 people over a seven-month period, eventually going way beyond his congregation. "Beginning with Moses" now gives you updated editions of the original 187 teaching devotions. Each includes a "Digging Deeper" section with extra Biblical wisdom added throughout Schulte's years of teaching.
Schulte and his wife have taken all their experiences in Sunday Schools, Bible classes, and as a parish pastor to create this one-of-a-kind narrative—because the Bible is a story after all! The Bible's story is your story! Come and see! That is what "Beginning with Moses" is all about!