Old Testament Foundations Curriculum

Old Testament Foundations

A Rooted Yearlong Curriculum – $225

A 27-lesson study on the foundational texts of the Old Testament found in Genesis and Exodus.

  • Genesis

    Written by Tucker Fleming, Edited by Kendal Conner

    • Lesson 1: God’s Good Creation (Gen 1-2).
    • Lesson 2: The Fall of Man and the Promise of God (Gen 3)
    • Lesson 3: The Spread of Sin (Gen 4)
    • Lesson 4: God’s Salvation through Judgement (Gen 6)
    • Lesson 5: God’s Covenant over Noah’s Circumstances (Gen 7:1-9:17)
    • Lesson 6: The City of Man (Gen 11:1-9)
    • Lesson 7: God’s Promise Made (Gen 12:1-20)
    • Lesson 8: God’s Promise Reiterated (Gen 15:1-21)
    • Lesson 9: The Human’s Fickle Heart (Gen 16:1-16)
    • Lesson 10: God’s Promise Signified (Gen 17:1-27).
    • Lesson 11: The Justice of God (Gen 18:22-19:29)
    • Lesson 12: God’s Promise Kept (Gen 21:1-7, 22:1-24)
    • Lesson 13: The Christian Life (Gen 32:22-32)
    • Lesson 14: God’s Provision for His People (Gen 41)
    • Lesson 15: God’s Good Plan for His People (Gen 50:1-21)
  • Exodus

    Written by Kendal Conner, Edited by Tucker Fleming

    • Lesson 1: God Hears and God Sees (Ex 1-2)
    • Lesson 2: God Gives His Name (Ex 3-4)
    • Lesson 3: God is the LORD (Ex 5-7:5)
    • Lesson 4: Our God is Greater (Ex 7:6-10:29)
    • Lesson 5: God Passes Over (Ex 12-13:16)
    • Lesson 6: God Fights for His People (Ex 13:17-15:21)
    • Lesson 7: God Provides for His People (Ex 15:22–17:16)
    • Lesson 8: God Preserves His People (Ex 19-23:19)
    • Lesson 9: God Covenants with His People (Ex 23:20-24:18)
    • Lesson 10: God Dwells with His People (Ex 25-27, 35-40)
    • Lesson 11: God Remembers (Ex 28-31)
    • Lesson 12: God Redeems (Ex 32-34
Tucker Fleming, Writer and Editor

Tucker Fleming was raised in the Atlanta area and attended both Mississippi State University and Beeson Divinity School. He’s lived and worked throughout the country in schools and non-profit organizations, and has worked with students for a decade, with over half of that time being in the local church.

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Kendal Conner, Writer and Editor

After spending 10 years working in youth ministry, Kendal currently serves as a Groups Minister at Redeemer Fellowship in Kansas City, MO. Originally from Memphis, Tenn. Kendal received her BA from Union University. After graduation, she served 2 years overseas working with youth in Central Asia. After returning to America, she spent several years working for a parachurch youth ministry before moving to Oklahoma to serve as a Girls Minister in a local church. Kendal loves to travel, and dreams of one day being able to say she has drank coffee in every country.

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Craig D. | Youth Pastor | Rock Prairie Baptist Church

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What will students learn from Genesis? 

1) It Gives Us the Story of the Bible in Seed Form: Much of the Bible finds its origin in the first few chapters of Genesis. The doctrine of sin that makes Jesus’ work so necessary in the coming books is first expounded on in Genesis. The gospel is first preached to Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:15. More than that, though, we see the pattern of creation, exile, and re-creation or return in Genesis that will characterize the rest of the Bible. Adam and Eve are created and then exiled. Humanity moves further and further from Eden in the Cain-and-Abel, flood, and Tower of Babel episodes. It’s only in Abraham that humanity starts to move westward, back toward Eden and toward life with God. To the extent we can understand the storyline of Genesis, we’ll be better able to help our students understand the whole Bible! 

2) It Tells us Who God Is and What God Does: In order to understand the gospel, it’s absolutely crucial to understand who God is and what He does. The picture we get of God in Genesis is of a good, gracious, holy, and just God who loves His creation. We additionally see a picture of a God who saves His people, who forgives His people, who loves His people, and who provides for His people. 

What will students learn from Exodus? 

1) God Sees Us and Fights for Us: Exodus is a story of God’s provision and protection for God’s people. We enter into the story at the moment when it appears as though God has forgotten His people. They have been enslaved for over 400 years. We see them crying out to God in the midst of their suffering, and they are not sure if God has forgotten them. Yet, it is in this scene that we are told that God sees and God hears; He never leaves His people, and He will always stay true to His promises. This is the hope our students need to be reminded of: Even when God may feel far away, He always sees us and hears us, and He will fight for us. 

2) God Always Keeps His Promises to Us: Throughout the entire book of Exodus, we are told the story of how God keeps the promises He made to His people. From His deliverance of Israel from Egypt, to the construction of the tabernacle, to His relenting from His anger, God is working as the promise-keeping God. This is hope our students need to see. In the midst of seemingly impossible circumstances, God makes a way to keep His promises. And the God who kept His promises in Exodus is the same God who will keep His promises to our students today. 

3) God is With Us: Through slavery and the wilderness, Exodus tell us the story of God’s longing to be with His people. A large portion of the book of Exodus is centered on the construction of the tabernacle and the commands of the law. While this might seem drawn out and confusing, it is meant to show us God’s heart to redeem the relationship between Himself and His people. He longs to be with us, and He goes to great lengths to make it possible to dwell with His people in the wilderness. This is the hope our students need to know—that not only does God never leave them, but that he also longs to be with them.