Living God’s Word

Living God’s Word

Taught by J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays

New Testament scholar J. Scott Duvall and Old Testament expert J. Daniel Hays invite lay and college-level Bible students to see how their faith journey relates to the big picture of the Bible. Living God’s Word presents a broad narrative framework that encompasses every book of the Bible and demonstrates how believers make this story their own.

Course Details

  • 22 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 8.5 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Living God’s Word, 2nd Edition

12 Month Access
$229.99 USD

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Course Description

Many Christians struggle to grasp the progression of Scripture as a whole because they usually encounter Bible passages through disconnected readings, studies, and sermons. The Living God’s Word online course is a guide to reading the Bible as it was meant to be read: as God’s Great Story.

New Testament scholar J. Scott Duvall and Old Testament expert J. Daniel Hays help Christians to understand how the Bible fits together and to see how their own lives fit into what God has done and is doing in the world. The Living God’s Word online course explores the entire Bible through broad themes that trace the progression of God’s redemptive plan. It is ideal for those who want to understand the Bible better, for introductory college courses, Sunday school electives, or small group study.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • Familiarity with key events of the story through both Old and New Testaments
  • Insight into broad themes that connect the Great Story of the Bible and help it come alive
  • Knowledge and tools to dig deeper into Scripture, interpret biblical texts, and rightly relate their meaning to life
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions, unit assessments, and award-winning memory building tools

Meet Your Instructors

J. Scott Duvall

Ph.D. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

J. Scott Duvall is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He has coauthored several books, including Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek; Grasping God’s Word; Preaching God's Word; and Journey into God’s Word.

J. Daniel Hays

Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

J. Daniel Hays is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into God’s Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation. 

Course Outline

  • Creation and Crisis: Who Am I and What Is Wrong?

  • Covenant: God Makes a Promise and Establishes a People

  • Calling Out: “I am the LORD who brought you up out of Egypt”

  • Commandments: Terms for Living in the Promised Land with God in Their Midst

  • Conquest and Canaanization: Good News and Bad News

  • Creation of the Kingdom: Nobodies and Somebodies

  • Communion and Common Sense in the Kingdom: Worship and Other Ways to Live Wisely

  • Crumbling of the Kingdom: The Prophets and the End of Israel and Judah

  • Captivity and Coming Home: Surviving the Exile and Returning to the Land

  • Interlude: Time between the Testaments

  • Christ: Jesus Enters Our World

  • Christ: Jesus’s Message

  • Christ: Jesus’s Journey to Jerusalem

  • Christ: Jesus Dies on the Cross

  • Christ: Jesus Is Raised from the Dead

  • Church: The Coming of the Spirit

  • Church: In Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria

  • Church: The Mission to the Gentiles

  • Church: The Gospel Spreads from Jerusalem to Rome

  • Consummation: The Happy Ending to the Great Story

  • Conclusion


BibleMesh is now offering an integrated reading experience for our new book-based courses. As before, students will be guided through their reading with book excerpts embedded within the course. This allows for an improved reading experience within the course. Students will also be able to pop out the book reader into a full-screen, fully-featured web-based reading platform where they will be able to see the wider context of each excerpt and access the complete book.

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