Our goal with the Tetelestai series is to produce a resource, that grounds the viewer in the simple but profound truths of the Gospel.
To do this we start studying the Bible in a “order of events” or “chronological” format.
To begin, Tetelestai gives an introduction to the Bible. What it is, where it came from, who wrote it, how it was inspired, and how we can be sure that it’s words are historically accurate. Following this introduction we dive into the text and introduce God and his character. For example,
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”
What do these first few words of the Old Testament reveal? Well first of all, before everything, God existed. He is eternal, not limited by space & time. Tetelestai begins by
laying a foundation of God’s character and His attributes (ie. Just, Pure, All-Powerful, Love etc..). Continuing on in the order of events, we study Creation and Man. This involves discussing how God created everything without flaw, including Man & Women, and how in the beginning, God had a great two-way relationship with mankind, and had a purpose for mankind.
This reality however changes drastically when we learn of the choice given to man. As we study this concept we learn of the Fall of Man and entrance of sin into the human race, and the first death, the first shedding of blood. Man tried to cover his nakedness and sin, but failed in his own efforts. God killed an innocent animal, and through the shedding of it’s blood, he made a covering for their nakedness and shame.
Tracing the line of blood from the Fall of man to Christ, the viewer should come away with a strong understanding of the scriptural history of an innocent dying in the place of the guilty, and crediting their righteousness to the other’s account. When arriving at the time of Christ in the biblical narrative, one should quickly understand that Christ is the one promised throughout scripture, and should also have a strong understanding of how his sacrifice is an ultimate payment, how He is the fulfilment of the Old Testament prophecies, and how salvation depends completely on His work and man’s works are completely insufficient and unable to change his position before God.