BSF’s People of the Promised Land Part 1

Bible Study Fellowship’s Study for 2018/2019 is People of the Promised Land.

This study is divided up into two divisions:  Part 1 will cover from Joshua to Solomon and Part 2 will cover Israel when it’s divided up into two kingdoms and the minor prophets.  This study used to be one study and is now being broken up into two years for the first time.

Part 1 for this year will cover:  the books of Joshua, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-11 and overviews of Psalms and Proverbs.

BSF has a great breakdown on their website HERE  

After Moses dies, Joshua is hand-picked by God to lead His chosen people into the Promised Land “be strong and courageous because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them” (Joshua 1:6).

Then we will study the Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Saul, David, and Solomon.Related image

Unfortunately, I believe you will have to wait 3 years to study Part 2 as BSF is sticking with mixing up their Old Testament and New Testament studies.  Part 2 is scheduled to debut in 2021 after Acts and Genesis again.  This is unfortunate as chronological order just makes sense to me.  Furthermore, many of us have already done Acts and Genesis (including myself).

This is an area schools never touch on so bring the kiddos!

Most of this will be new as well since most churches don’t preach this (unless it’s Ruth or David) and then it’s only the exciting parts and familiar stories.  I’ve read all of this but it’s been years and I’m thoroughly looking forward to it!

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9 thoughts on “BSF’s People of the Promised Land Part 1

  1. Many of us have not done Acts & Genesis & are looking forward to doing those in the next couple of years. Since they are trying to get more young people involved & keep the ministry going, they need to repeat these important books. Please avoid publicly criticizing them.

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      1. I am among the many who would prefer to have the PPL Part 1 & 2 studies run back to back …. BUT consider this possibility. I have been told that BSF HQ estimates that it will take 3 years to develop Part 2, and it was implied that it took as to write the Part 1 course. In reflection I can understand the resources that must be needed to bring us a quality curriculum.

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  2. So excited to find this in my inbox! Looking forward to the study. It will be a repeat of Acts etc. for me. I will probably do Precepts those years. Please feel free to post your opinion .

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  3. Thanks for the short intro and reference to what BSF plans to cover this year. I appreciate all that AToZ Mom has done in the past many years to help our studies at BSF. It is interesting that I did not see what Maxine said above that you were “publically criticizing” BSF!! I took it simply as a comment that was your personal thoughts in your personal blog. In the past, this study was known as Israel and the Minor Prophets and it was a brutal but good study, as BSF covered from Joshua thru to the end of the Old Testament in one year. Now they are planning on splitting it up into 2 courses which I think is better. However, for continuity and following chronologic order, I concur with AToZ Mom that it might have been better to continue the study instead of breaking it up. However, I certainly don’t mind taking a break from “the clean white pages” of the O.T. and going back again to ACTS. But I certainly did not see any criticism in AToZ stating her preference, as I am also doing. I understand that BSF is continuing to make constructive changes to their program for this year. Looking forward once again to comments and assistance from AToZ to enhance our study. Keep up the good work that brings honor and glory to our Lord.

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    1. I read the article you referenced. If this is the direction BSF is taking as Naomi suggests it’s very concerning.
      The article seems well researched and backed with scripture support, if it’s a legitimate concern why aren’t more people responding?

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      1. Many people attend BSF just because they have for all these years. BSF trying to adapt but also trying to figure out how to create new income streams. I feel bad that Naomi felt compelled to leave. Sad indeed.

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  4. For people who are enrolled in BSF you can go to the website;
    https://www.mybsf.org/
    and create an account, then sign in it will give you access to all of the BSF questions for 2018-2019 year, AND an unprecedented access to ALL of the Lesson notes, from intro night through Lesson 29 and you can download the in multiple formats as well.
    This is a huge step for BSF and a huge convenience for those who have to travel throughout the class year.
    Many thanks to BSF for taking this step.

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