Top 100 is a project based on a simple principle called 80/20. Eighty percent of gains in almost any endeaver comes from twenty percent of the effort. In sports, 80% of points scored are in 20% of the plays. This is true in business, church, study, etc. Why not apply this to the Bible? Therefore, we've selected 100 verses that carry unusual theological freight. By understanding them, we will have a broad theological comprehension of the major themes and tragectories of the Bible.

 


OBJECTIVES:
  1. To provide an executive level seminary training to church leaders coming out of the business world.

  2. To train key volunteer leaders to gain confidence in helping others understand the Bible.

  3. To support a Biblical Worldview for thinking Christians.

  4. To simplify the biblical message by explaining key themes and their importance.


PROJECT COMPONENTS:
  1. Key Verse: There are 52 key verses intended to be memorized by the participants over the course of a year. There is also a short commentary on each verse linked to the passage in the chart below. For a PDF guide on tips for memorizing Scripture click here.

  2. Parallel Passages: There are three additional passages to be read after memorizing the key verse. This will allow the participant to trace the tragectory of this key theme through other verses. You should observe how other biblical authors understand and develop each theme.

  3. Narrative Story: Each verse has been augmented by a fuller story to be read in conjunction with it. These stories will show in narrative form how the principle of the key verse was lived out in biblical history.

  4. Sermon: Excerpts from sermons will be linked to each passage so the student can listen to how a pastor in a local church has explained and applied the meaning of the verse.

  5. Application: Each participant should meet with a mentor weekly to talk about specific and practical ways he or she will apply the biblical principle in their life or ministry.




SCHEDULE:

Text

Parallel Passages

Story

Sermon Link

Creation
Gen 1:1

John 1:1; Col 1:15-17; Heb 11:3

Gen 1-2

 

Identity
Gen 1:26
Matt 5:48; Psalm 8; Heb 2:6-8 Gen 3-4:16
Fall
Gen 3:6
James 4:6; Prov 16:18; 1 Jn 2:15-16 Gen 6:9-9:17
Covenant
Gen 15:6
Gen 12:1-9; Rom 4:1-25; Gal 3:6; Gen 21-22:18
Holiness
Lev 11:44
Exod 19:6; 1 Pet 2:5; 2 Cor 7:1 Judges 15-16
Jesus as Moses
Deut 18.18
John 5:45-47; Acts 7:35-37; 1 Cor 10:1-4 Exod 2-3  
Kingdom
1 Sam 16:7
Jdg 21:25; 1 Sam 8:1-18; 13:14 1 Sam 15-16
Jesus as David
2 Sam 7:12
Psalm 89:3-4; Isaiah 11:1; Matt 1:1, 17 Matt 21-22
Happiness
Psa 1:1-2
Prov 16:21; Phil 3:1; 1 Thess 5:16
1 Kings 3, 10-11
 
Messiah
Psa 2:7
Psalm 22; Psa 118:22-29; Rev 2:27; 19:15 Acts 4-5
 
Shepherd
Psalm 23
Num 27:17; Jer 23:1-5; 1 Pet 2:25 Ezek 34:1-31  
Messiah
Psa 110:1
Matt 22:41-46; Acts 2:34-35; Heb 7:1-3 Mark 4:35-5:43  
Rejection
Psa 118.22
Isa 7:14; Matt 21:33-46; Acts 4:11
Acts 3-4  
Wisdom
Prov 1:7
James 1:5; Deuteronomy 10:12; Ecclesiastes 12:13 Dan 3  
Atonement
Isa 53:5-6
Leviticus 17:11; Luke 22:37; 1 Peter 1:18-19 Mark 14-15  
New Covenant
Jer 31:33-34
1 Cor 6:19-20; Luke 22:20; Hebrews 8:13; 9:14-15
John 2  
Son of Man,
Dan 7:13
     
Matt 5:11-12   Gen 37, 39, 40  
Matt 5:27-28   Gen 41-43  
Matt 5:44 Rom 5:8; Gen 5:20 Gen 44-45  
Matt 6:9-15 Num 6:24-26; 2 Chron 7:14 John 17  
Matt 7:12   Acts 10-11  
Matt 16:16-19   Matt 16:13-17:20  
Matt 16:24-27 Gal 2:20; Psa 22  
Matt 21:33-46 Psa 118:22-23  
Matt 24:14   Acts 9:1-31  
Matt 28:18-20 Acts 1:8; 2 Cor 5:20; Isa 49:6 Jonah 1-3  
Mark 1:1 Rom 1:16-17  
Mark 1:15 James 2:17-18 1 Sam 17  
Mark 2:27-28    
Mark 10:45    
Mark 12:28-31 Deut 6:4-5 Luke 10:25-37  
John 1:14 John 1:18; Isa 9:6; Isa 7:14 Luke 2; Matt 2  
John 3:16   John 3:1-4:42  
John 6:53 Luke 22:7-20; Matt 26:26-28 Exod 12-13  
John 10:28 Heb 6:4-6 John 10  
Acts 1:8 Joel 2:28; Rom 8:15 Acts 2  
Acts 1:11 Psa 68:18 Luke 24  
Acts 2:38 Rom 6:3-6; 1 Cor 10:1-4 Exod 14-15:21  
Acts 4:12 John 14:6 John 6  
Rom 3:23-24 Rom 6:23; 10:13  
Rom 8:1 Rom 8:15-28 John 8:1-11  
Rom 12:1-2   1 Kgs 18:16-19:18  
1 Cor 15 John 20:1-31; Eze 37:1-14 John 11  
1 Cor 2:16    
Gal 5:22-23    
Eph 2:8-10    
Eph 4:4-7    
Eph 5:21    
Php 2:5-7 John 3:30; 1 Kgs 12:7 Matt 3; Luke 4  
Col 2:20-21   Acts 15  
1 Tim 3:1    
2 Tim 2:2    
2 Tim 3:16-17 Heb 4:12  
James 1:27 Micah 6:8; Hosea 6:6  
Rev 21:1-3   Exod 40  



 

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