As promised an update and link to number 4 in the series on Theology for Beginners.
Israel Summary: The story of ancient Israel is a story of promise; this is the beginning of the gospel. In order to tell the gospel, we begin not with Jesus himself but with the history of ancient Israel.
the section on "Jesus" now has four posts: Israel; Jesus; Crucifixion; Resurrection.
(Ben Meyers said he might be changing things around.)
Once again. Meyers includes some good resources as well.
You'll find more on his blog: Faith and Theology