UNDER THE TREE OF LIFE is a thirty-two-week study prepared for graduates of BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY. The word Under in the title is meant to convey invitation, welcome, sheltering, security, and rest--home at last.
The Hebrew version of what Christians call the Old Testament has three divisions: Torah (the first five books of the Bible), the Prophets and the Writings. The Writings include all the books that are not part of the Torah or the Prophets.
UNDER THE TREE OF LIFE concentrates on the writings in the Old Testament – Ruth, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations and Daniel. New Testament Scriptures include the Gospel of John; 1, 2, and 3 John; James; Jude and Revelation.
Emphasis on the Psalms as Israel’s hymnbook and prayer book leads naturally to an emphasis on worship in the study. The entire study challenges participants to live toward completion, toward the glorious message and promise so extravagantly pictured in the Revelation.
PLEASE NOTE: Bibles are required to participate in this Disciple Bible Study Program. You may use your existing Bible, or you may consider purchasing one from the NDCBF Bookstore. If you decide to purchase a bible, we strongly recommend the Zondervan NASB Life Application Study Bible.