Bible Study: The Bible Red Thread

Bible Study: The Bible Red Thread

The following set of studies is translated from the French online magazine TaJeunesse (literllay “Your Youth”), a popular Christian French publication available online or in paper form. This set of studies takes the reader through the Bible by highlighting how the various stories starting from Genesis 1 up to and including Revelation 22 are all deeply linked by a “Red Thread”, highlighted by the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ during the New Testament Gospels, but starting at the creation in Genesis 1 and ending with the triumphal return of Jesus in the book of Revelation. As such this study is an excellent summary of the most important texts in the Bible’s 66 chapters.

Bible Red Thread 15b: Consistency (Matthew 24)

Matthew 24 / Darby 1. And Jesus went forth and went away from the temple, and his disciples came to [him] to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2. And he answering said to them, Do ye not see all these things? Verily I say to you, Not a stone shall be left here upon a stone which shall not be thrown down. 3. And as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be, and what is the sign of thy coming and [the] completion of the age? 4. And Jesus answering said to them, See that no one mislead you. 5. For many shall come in my name, saying, *I* am the Christ, and they shall mislead many.

Patrice Berger : 2023_01_01

Bible Red Thread 15a: A Glorious Future (Matthew 24)

Matthew 24 / Darby 1. And Jesus went forth and went away from the temple, and his disciples came to [him] to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2. And he answering said to them, Do ye not see all these things? Verily I say to you, Not a stone shall be left here upon a stone which shall not be thrown down. 3. And as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be, and what is the sign of thy coming and [the] completion of the age? 4. And Jesus answering said to them, See that no one mislead you. 5. For many shall come in my name, saying, *I* am the Christ, and they shall mislead many.

Patrice Berger : 2023_01_01

Bible Red Thread 14: A Mission to Fulfill (Matthew 28)

Matthew 28 / Darby 1. Now late on sabbath, as it was the dusk of the next day after sabbath, came Mary of Magdala and the other Mary to look at the sepulchre. 2. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of [the] Lord, descending out of heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. 3. And his look was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became as dead men. 5. And the angel answering said to the women, Fear not *ye*, for I know that ye seek Jesus the crucified one.

Patrice Berger : 2023_01_01

Bible Red Thread 13: The Family of God (Matthew 18)

Matthew 18: 1-5 / Darby 1. In that hour the disciples came to Jesus saying, Who then is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens? 2. And Jesus having called a little child to [him], set it in their midst, 3. and said, Verily I say to you, Unless ye are converted and become as little children, ye will not at all enter into the kingdom of the heavens. 4. Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, *he* is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens; 5. and whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name, receives me.

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_31

Bible Red Thread 12: A Rescue Offer 1 (John 3)

John 3:1-5 / Darby 1. But there was a man from among the Pharisees, his name Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; 2. he came to him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art come a teacher from God, for none can do these signs that thou doest unless God be with him. 3. Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except any one be born anew he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4. Nicodemus says to him, How can a man be born being old? can he enter a second time into the womb of his mother and be born? 5. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except anyone be born of water and of spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_30

Bible Red Thread 11d: The Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 28)

Seeds die to give life to a beautiful plant or tree. With the resurrection of Jesus, the consequences are far greater. Despite the odds, Jesus resurrects and God's rescue plan is finally achieved.

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_29

Red Thread of the Bible 11c: The death of Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 26)

The opponents of Jesus thought to finish him off by putting him to death. Did they achieve it? His disciples also want to save their life. What is the significance of Jesus's death?

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_28

Red Thread of the Bible 11b: The life of Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 1 – 3)

We can form an opinion about a person by observing his life. It's good that the first 4 Gospels of the New Testament tell us about the life of Jesus, seen by his friends as well as by his opponents.

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_28

Bible Red Thread 11a: Jesus of Nazareth His Birth (John 1)

Did you realize that the birth of Jesus has no equal and will never have? This is certainly why part of humanity celebrates Jesus's birthday (at Christmas)! He is the hope of man, and the lamb of God that plays a unique role in the history of man.

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_27

Bible Red Thread 10: A New Kingdom (Daniel 2 and 7)

A dream that implies change in everything was revealed centuries before our era. The world is dominated by the immense Babylonian empire, headed by the great Nebuchadnezzar, sponsor of the famous Hanging Gardens. In the second year of his reign, this almighty monarch is troubled by a dream,

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_27

Bible Red Thread 9: An Announced Rescue (Jeremiah 11, Jeremiah 31 and Isaiah 53)

An announced rescue. Unfortunately, there arose new generations of leaders who were more obsessed with power, money, and sex, than with their allegiance to God and their mission to lead his people. These evil leaders turned God's people away, who quickly forgot their commitments and then repeatedly violated the terms of the covenant. God then raised up messengers as "reminders" for his people.

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_26

Bible Red Thread 8: A Leader After God’s Heart (1 Samuel 16, 2 Samuel 7)

Beyond a leader's abilities, the most decisive factor to consider is the attitude of the leader. Generally, when the leader departs from God, the people do the same; and conversely, when the leader is submitted to God, the people respect the covenant he has made with God. However, even good leaders have weaknesses.

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_26

Bible Red Thread 7: A Code of Good Conduct (Exodus 19-20)

A renewed hope: Having freed his people in an extraordinary way from immutable slavery, God offers them something unimaginable: a covenant. After the Israelites left their homes to seek God, He now wants to dwell in the midst of his people.

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_25

Bible Red Thread 6: A Liberation from Bondage (Exodus 1-15)

Good resolutions are not enough: Since Abraham, we know that God proposes the restoration of man's broken relationship with Him. As long as man decides to trust God. Simple, right? But, unlike God – who has been faithful to mankind since the beginning of recorded history – mankind seems to have a serious problem.

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_24

Bible Red Thread 5: A Trusting Man (Genesis 11-22)

The masterful blow of the flood did not ultimately change anything. The episode of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11 demonstrates that the problem of sin is much more serious than one could imagine. Mankind's arrogance toward their Creator justifies a radically new intervention by God.

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_20

Bible Red Thread 4: A New Beginning (Genesis 6-9)

Once sin is introduced into humanity, evil will spread like wildfire. From the heart of Adam and Eve, sin will successively corrupt relationships from the couple to the whole society, nature inclusive.

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_18

Bible Red Thread 3: A Broken Relationship (Genesis 3 & 4)

An intruder enters the scene. This suspicious being has all the trappings of an intruder, and to avoid being unmasked on the spot, he strikes up a conversation with the least experienced person in all of creation.

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_18

Bible Red Thread 2: Man in God’s Plan

Bible Red Thread 2: Man in God's Plan Is it possible to understand the meaning and purpose of life without having read the first 2 chapters of Genesis? In the Beginning The Bible begins with the book of Genesis, which literally means “in the beginning."

Patrice Berger : 2022_12_09

Bible Red Thread 1: Introduction

The Red Thread of the Bible: In our Bible studies (2021-2022), we discovered God and Jesus Christ through the bible by studying the Red Thread of the Bible in our home groups . The study is inspired by the magazine  Ta Jeunesse ,  which is available free of charge.  We seek to discover how God and Jesus Christ are found in the Bible according to a "red thread" through the Bible.

Patrice Berger : 2022_11_29