Scripture Stories
About the Old Testament

“About the Old Testament,” Old Testament Stories (2022)

“About the Old Testament,” Old Testament Stories

About the Old Testament

Heavenly Father’s promises to His children long ago

illustration of pre-earth life

The first part of the Holy Bible is the Old Testament. These scriptures were written a long time ago, even before Jesus Christ was born. It has stories that help us have faith in Him. It teaches us that each person on earth is part of Heavenly Father’s family and that He loves His children.

Deuteronomy 7:7–9; Isaiah 45:10–12

Adam and Eve in the Garden

In the Old Testament, Jesus Christ is called Jehovah and the Lord. He follows Heavenly Father’s instructions. Since the time of Adam and Eve, Heavenly Father has sent the Lord Jesus Christ to speak to His prophets. Heavenly Father sends the Holy Ghost to help us know a prophet’s words are true.

Exodus 6:2–3; 2 Chronicles 20:20; Amos 3:7; 2 Peter 1:21; Moses 2:1

Adam’s data-posterity

The Lord promised the prophet Abraham and his wife Sarah that their family would grow and bless the whole world. Their grandson Jacob had a large family that became a nation. They were called the house of Israel, or Israelites. Prophets taught them to look forward to when Jesus Christ would come.

Genesis 15:5–6; 17:1–8; Deuteronomy 18:15; Isaiah 7:14

people looking at rainbow

Many stories in the Old Testament show how the Lord kept His promises to the Israelites.

Genesis 9:13–17; Jeremiah 11:4–5; Hebrews 11:1–35

Moses showing staff to people

When the Israelites listened to the prophets and kept the commandments, the Lord helped them. When they disobeyed, He could not help them.

Deuteronomy 11:26–28; Job 36:11–12

children reading scriptures

You are part of Heavenly Father’s family. Heavenly Father is kind, and He loves you. He has a plan for you. Because of the Lord Jesus Christ, you can return to live with Heavenly Father again. Just like the Israelites were taught, you can choose to have faith in the Lord and keep His commandments.

Exodus 15:2; Deuteronomy 4:31; 5:10; Moses 1:39