More than three quarters of a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This fourth edition features revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include:Updated language for better readabilityScripture references now appear only in brackets at the end of a sentence or paragraph, helping you read the Bible as you would read any book—without the numbersA new authors’ prefaceRedesigned and updated diagramsUpdated list of recommended commentaries and resources
Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.
As well as superb translations of all non-biblical texts sufficiently well preserved to be rendered into English, there are also a number of previously unpublished texts, and a new preface.
Since its first publication in 1962, The Dead Sea Scrolls in English has established itself as the standard English translation of the non-Biblical Qumran Scrolls and as giving an astonishing insight to the organization, customs, history and beliefs of the community responsible for them. This seventh edition will contain new material, together with extensive new introductory material and notes.
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation:Defines and describes hermeneutics, the science of biblical interpretationSuggests effective methods to understand the meaning of the biblical textSurveys the literary, cultural, social, and historical issues that impact any textEvaluates both traditional and modern approaches to Bible interpretationExamines the reader’s role as an interpreter of the text and helps identify what the reader brings to the text that could distort its messageTackles the problem of how to apply the Bible in valid and significant ways todayProvides an extensive and revised annotated list of books that readers will find helpful in the practice of biblical interpretation
Used in college and seminary classrooms around the world, this volume is a trusted and valuable tool for students and other readers who desire to understand and apply the Bible.
Features include: • VIDEOS: Section introductions by authors and master teachers J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays • VIDEOS: Concluding reflections on the end result of studying God's Word • Proven utility in classrooms across the country • Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process • Emphasis on real-life application • Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials • Accompanying workbook (sold separately)
This third edition includes updated illustrations, appendices, bibliography, and assignments, and has been rearranged for clarity. In order to emphasize the redemptive narrative arc of the Bible and provide greater canonical correlation, the authors have modified the steps of the Interpretive Journey to include a fifth step throughout the book: 1. Grasp the text in their town. What did the text mean to the biblical audience? 2. Measure the width of the river to cross. What are the differences between the biblical audience and us? 3. Cross the principlizing bridge. What is the theological principle in this text? 4. Cross into the rest of Scripture. Does the rest of the canon’s teaching modify or qualify this principle? 5. Grasp the text in our town. How should Christians today apply the theological principle in their lives?
Grasping God’s Word progresses through the following five sections: 1. How to Read the Book—Basic Tools; 2. Contexts—Now and Then; 3. Meaning and Application; 4. The Interpretive Journey—New Testament; 5. The Interpretive Journey—Old Testament.
Designed for students, teachers, and ministers, this hands-on guide breaks the task down into seven distinct elements. For each of these, Gorman supplies a clear explanation, practical hints, and suggested exercises to help the reader develop exegetical proficiency. The new edition addresses more fully the meaning of theological interpretation and provides updated print and internet resources for those who want to pursue further study in any aspect of exegesis. Appendixes offer three sample exegesis papers and practical guidelines for writing a research exegesis paper.
Craig L. Blomberg (Denver Seminary) on Matthew
Rikk E. Watts (Regent College) on Mark
David W. Pao (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Eckhard J. Schnabel (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on Luke
Andreas J. Köstenberger (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) on John
I. Howard Marshall (University of Aberdeen) on Acts
Mark A. Seifrid (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) on Romans
Roy E. Ciampa (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) and Brian S. Rosner (Moore Theological College) on 1 Corinthians
Peter Balla (Károli Gáspár Reformed University, Budapest) on 2 Corinthians
Moisés Silva (author of Philippians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) on Galatians and Philippians
Frank S. Thielman (Beeson Divinity School) on Ephesians
G. K. Beale (Wheaton College Graduate School) on Colossians
Jeffrey A. D. Weima (Calvin Theological Seminary) on 1 and 2 Thessalonians
Philip H. Towner (United Bible Societies) on 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus
George H. Guthrie (Union University) on Hebrews
D. A. Carson (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on the General Epistles
G. K. Beale (Wheaton College Graduate School) and Sean M. McDonough (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) on Revelation
Are you getting the spiritual nourishment you need?
Optimal health requires optimal nutrition. The same is true spiritually speaking. Without sufficient and regular biblical nutrition, our inner lives begin to suffer the consequences. We become shallow and selfish, more demanding and less gentle, and quick to react impatiently, rashly, and angrily. These are telltale signs of inner malnutrition.
In Searching the Scriptures, respected Bible teacher Chuck Swindoll shows us how to dig deep into Scripture and uncover its profound truths for our lives. He outlines the principles of Bible study that will help you understand God’s Word, apply it, and communicate it clearly to those around you. Too many people try to go it alone, without a guide, for this life and the next. Chuck explains how we can fix our own spiritual meals, then invites us to feast on nourishing truths we can discover in God’s Word.
Over 29 issues addressed, including:Who made God; where did God come from? Has Noah’s ark been found? Hasn’t Bible text been changed over the years? Is Hell real? Did the ten plagues of Egypt really happen?
We are an increasingly skeptical society — whether it comes to politics, science, or even faith. People see conflict everywhere, even about fundamental aspects of the Bible. When church leaders are at odds about biblical truth and scriptural authority, believers are left confused and uncertain, needing clear biblical truth.
Addressing topics from popular culture like the Shroud of Turin, or “missing” books of the Bible, and even what makes God’s Word unique among holy books, How Do We Know the Bible is True? Vol. 2 is a “must have” resource for churches, libraries, and home study.
Here's some advantages Sermon Outlines for Busy Pastors: Volume 1 provides:
These are complete sermon outlines. Each sermon outline is much more than a basic three point outline requiring a lot of time and research to flesh out. These outlines go much deeper, with each main point completely developed with sub-points and more.Each sermon outline is rooted in God's Word and expository with a wealth of detail, great for spurring your own thoughts and allowing you to take the sermon in another direction as you feel led.Every sermon outline is solidly based in the Bible and conservative theology.Sermon illustrations include enough detail to suggest your own personal or applicable illustrations.A complete sermon series is included, providing a map for the next several Sundays, saving many hours of advance planning and preparation.All sermons are based completely in Scripture.
Here's a complete list of the sermons and the Scripture passages they are based upon:1. You've Been Here Long Enough - Deuteronomy 2:1-7 2. He is God - Mark 14:55-65 3. World History - Genesis 1:1 4. Meeting the Challenge - Romans 10:13-17 5. The Way It Really Is - Isaiah 6:1-9 6. Why? - John 9:1-5 7. Lessons from Ephesus - Ephesians 1:1-3 8. Stairway to Heaven - Genesis 28:10-19 9. What is Your Definition of Success? - Luke 12:13-21 10. Real Faith - 1 Samuel 13:23-14:14 11. He's Still Jesus - Matthew 11:1-6 12. Jesus, Our Reconcilliation - Romans 5:6-11 13. What If There Had Been No Resurrection? - 1 Corinthians 15:1-20 14. The Lord's Supper - Luke 22:14-20 15. Commitment Requirements - Matthew 26:36-46 16. Law and Grace - John 8:2-12 17. Your Biography - James 4:14 18. Be Single-Minded - Matthew 6:19-24 19. Come Back to God - Hosea 11:1-11 20. The Influence of Mothers - 2 Timothy 1:1-6 21. The Message of Jesus - Mark 1:14-15 22. The Rule of the Temporary and the Eternal - Philippians 4:4 23. Be Encouraged - Romans 8:31-39 24. Skeletons in the Closet - Matthew 1:1-17 25. Men on Fire - Daniel 3:1-30 26. Judas - Luke 6:12-16 27. Forgiveness - Matthew 18:21-22 28. Repentance Toward Revival - 2 Samuel 11:1-5 29. Revival Conditions - 2 Chronicles 7:13-15 30. A Revival for God's Army - 1 Samuel 17:4-11 31. The Work Required - John 6:28-29 32. Five Steps to Spiritual Maturity - Hebrews 5:11-6:3 33. A New Creation - 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 34. Where Are You Going? - Galatians 1:13-17 35. Holy Ground - Exodus 3:1-6 36. What Will You Do with Jesus? - Matthew 27:11-22 37. Walk of Faith - John 4:46-54 38. Grace - 2 Samuel 9:1-13 39. Directions - 2 Kings 5:1-15 40. Community Callings - 1 Thessalonians 5:14 41. Tried and True Faith - 1 Peter 1:6-7 42. What Are You Doing Here? - 1 Kings 19:1-16 43. Thanksgiving - Psalm 103:1-5 44. Reminders - 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 45. Time to Rejoice - Philippians 4:4 46. A Church God Can Use - Colossians 1:1-14 47. He Was Born to Be - 1 John 1:1-3 48. Turning the World Upside Down - Acts 17:1-6 49. Turning the World Upside Down, Question 1 - Acts 17:6 50. Turning the World Upside Down, Question 2 - Acts 17:6 51. Turning the World Upside Down, Question 3 - Acts 17:6 52. Turning the World Upside Down, Question 4 - Acts 17:6
One of the world's most respected Christian theologians, Anthony Thiselton here provides in-depth discussion of the language of 1 Corinthians, presents his own careful translation of the Greek, traces the main issues of interpretation from the church fathers to the present, and highlights topics of theological, ethical, and sociohistorical interest today, including ethics and "rights," marriage, divorce and remarriage, "headship," gender, prophecy, and many others.
No other commentary on 1 Corinthians embodies the wealth and depth of detail presented in Thiselton's work, which takes account of nearly all scholarly research on 1 Corinthians and incorporates substantial bibliographies throughout. In his commentary Thiselton indeed addresses virtually every question that thoughtful, serious readers -- scholars, students, pastors, teachers -- may wish to ask of or about the text of 1 Corinthians. His work truly offers a fresh, comprehensive, and original contribution to our understanding of this major epistle and its contemporary relevance.
There is no better guide for this exploration than one who has spent his life leading people at every level of training on journeys into the wonders of Scripture. John Phillips provides the proper tools as well as the wise, sensible guidance to help any believer dig into the Scriptures and search out their meaning and significance.
In the Bible Explorer's Guide, Dr. Phillips provides the ground rules for handling God's Word--including the "Golden Rule" for studying Scripture; symbols in the Bible's discussion of covenants and dispensations; and interpreting types, parables, and prophecy. It also offers practical "maps" and resources to aid in a discovery study--a survey of Scripture, a harmony of the Gospels, and summaries of Bible history and names.
If you are looking for a serious but understandable guide to studying the Bible, look no further. The Bible Explorer's Guide is your handbook.
John Phillips served as assistant director of the Moody Correspondence School as well as director of the Emmaus Correspondence School, one of the world's largest Bible correspondence ministries. He also taught in the Moody Evening School and on the Moody Broadcasting radio network.
Describing how "standard" readings of the Bible are not always acceptable to people or groups on the "margins," this book afters valuable new insights into biblical texts today.
Christians are supposed to be happy. In fact, we are supposed to radiate joy, peace, and contentment that is so unmistakable and so attractive that others are naturally drawn to us because they want what we have. And yet, in today's culture, the vast majority of Christians are perceived as angry, judgmental people who don't seem to derive any joy from life whatsoever. So why aren't we happy?
Unfortunately, many Christians are taught early on that God doesn't want us to be happy (he wants us to be holy). In fact, many Christians are laboring under the false notion that God himself is not happy. But nothing could be further from the truth! God does want us to be happy. The Bible is filled with verses that prove that ours is a happy, joy-filled God who not only loves celebrations but also desperately wants his children to be happy. Why else would He go to the lengths He did to ensure our eternal happiness in His presence? We know that we will experience unimaginable joy and happiness in Heaven, but that doesn't mean we can't also experience joy and happiness here on earth.
In Happiness, noted theologian Randy Alcorn dispels centuries of misconceptions about happiness and provides indisputable proof that God not only wants us to be happy, He commands it. The most definitive study on the subject of happiness to date, this book is a paradigm-shifting wake-up call for the church and Christians everywhere.
In his classic introduction to Bible study, McQuilkin shows everyday believers how to navigate the Bible's genres and plumb its thought structures with accuracy, experiencing afresh living encounters with the inspired Word.
Newly revised and updated, Understanding and Applying the Bible also examines the most common errors in Bible reading. In the end, McQuilkin maintains Scripture can be understood by anyone, simply by following a set of straightforward and time-tested principles.
This fresh defense of the literal history of Genesis 1-11 nicely complements other studies which focus more on the scientific evidence of young-earth creationism. As such, this book can serve as a versatile supplement to other works, but is also designed to be used as a standalone text for seminary and Bible college professors and students, pastors, missionaries, and others who want in-depth apologetic resources.
Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earthincludes:Forewords by Dr. John MacArthur, President of the Master's Seminary and Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA; and the late Dr. Henry Morris, Founder and President Emeritus, Institute for Creation Research Detailed analysis of the verbs of Genesis 1 A defense of the Genesis 5 & 11 genealogies as strict chronologies Reasons for rejecting millions of years of death and natural evil before Adam's sin Careful reflection on Jesus' teachings regarding a young earth
How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life-changing. It shows the reader how to
determine the meaning of the text in its original context
identify culturally relative features
understand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposes
apply the truths discovered to contemporary life situations
It even shows readers how to discern God's will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.
Greidanus challenges Old Testament scholars to broaden their focus and to understand the Old Testament not only in its own historical context but also in the context of the New Testament. Suggesting specific steps and providing concrete examples, this volume provides a practical guide for preaching Christ from the Old Testament.
Today's church is under constant pressure from society to change. Change our message. Change our ways. Within the church, some are pushing for compromise. Change the message.
These pressures to change and compromise are not new to the church. Almost two thousand years ago, the Apostle Paul wrote to a church facing similar circumstances. What Paul wrote to the Colossians is just as relevant to today's church of the 21st century.
Sermon Outlines for Busy Pastors: Colossians Series presents a verse-by-verse, expository sermon series that speaks to today's church that faces pressures from both outside and inside the church. Encourage, strengthen, and prepare your church with the sermons in Sermon Outlines for Busy Pastors: Colossians Series.
Sermon Titles and Scripture References:
1. Introduction to Colossians - Colossians 2:1-4
2. Resist - Colossians 1:1-14
3. Supreme - Colossians 1:15-23
4. Mystery Revealed - Colossians 1:24-2:5
5. Jesus is the Answer - Colossians 2:6-23
6. Your Identity - Colossians 3:1-11
7. The Church the World Should See - Colossians 3:12-17
8. Relationships Reflecting Jesus - Colossians 3:18-4:1
9. A Plan for Bringing Change - Colossians 4:2-18
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Here's some advantages Sermon Outlines for Busy Pastors: Volume 2 provides:These are complete sermon outlines. Each sermon outline is much more than a basic three point outline requiring a lot of time and research to flesh out. These outlines go much deeper, with each main point completely developed with sub-points and more.Each sermon outline is rooted in God's Word and is expository, with a wealth of detail, great for spurring your own thoughts and allowing you to take the sermon in another direction as you feel led.Every sermon outline is solidly based in the Bible and conservative theology. Sermon illustrations include enough detail to suggest your own personal or applicable illustrations.3 complete sermon series, providing a map for the next several Sundays, saving many hours of advance planning and preparation.Sermon Titles and the Scripture References
1. A Fresh Start - Exodus 2:1-10
2. What Is A Christian? - Acts 11:19-26
3. Abnormal - 1 Peter 2:4-12
4. The Fear of the Lord - Proverbs 1:7
5. The Call, Promise, and Challenge - Numbers 13:26-33
6. The Most Important Exam - 2 Corinthians 13:5
7. Requirements - Deuteronomy 10:12-22
8. What the Lord Supper Means - 1 Corinthians 11:23-40
9. Just Who Are You? - Colossians 2:6-20
10. Jesus - Our Redemption - Galatians 4:3-7
11. The Tempter and Us - Genesis 3:1-7
12. Jesus - The Propitiation - Romans 3:21-26
13. What's the Point of a Right Life? - Romans 12:1-2
14. A Church in Trouble - Revelation 3:14-22
15. Palm Sunday - Jesus is Not Always What We Want Him to Be - Romans 3:21-26
16. The Sacrifice of Atonement - Romans 3:21-26
17. Out of the Blue - Matthew 27:15-26
18. Chasing - Psalm 63:1-8
19. A Woman Who Makes a Difference - Acts 9:36-43
20. Messed Up People - Genesis 9:18-23
21. A Matter of Faith - Hebrews 11:1-6
22. What Faith Has to Offer - Hebrews 11:32-40
23. Something to Glory In - Jeremiah 9:23-24
24. One Eye on the Enemy and One on the Wall - Nehemiah 4:13-17
25. By Our Love - John 13:31-35
26. Crime and Punishment - Levitcus 24:10-16
27. Follow Jesus or Bust - Luke 9:57-62
28. A Challenge from God - Malachi 3:6-12
29. Because of Others - Mark 2:1-5
30. Hope - Mark 5:24-34
31. Purpose in Problems - Matthew 14:22-33
32. Repentance - Matthew 6:25-33
33. Reasons for Our Thanksgiving - Colossians 1:1-6
34. Church on Fire - Acts 2:1-4
35. Church on Fire - Fan the Flames - 2 Timothy 1:5-7
36. The Name of Jesus - Philippians 2:5-11
37. When Did Christmas Begin? - 1 Peter 1:18-21
38. Memorial - Joshua 4:1-7
39. Misconceptions - The Church - Matthew 16:18
40. Misconceptions - Worship - John 4:19-26
41. Misconceptions - Discipleship - Luke 9:23-24
42. Misconceptions - Ministry - 1 Peter 4:10
43. Misconceptions - Evangelism - Acts 1:8
44. Misconceptions - Missions - Acts 1:8
45. Misconceptions - Fellowship - Acts 2:42-47
46. Seriously - Exercise Naked - 1 Timothy 4:6-10
47. Seriously - The Simple Life - 2 Corinthians 11:2-4
48. Seriously - Peace and Quiet - Psalm 46:1-11
49. Seriously - Surrender - Philippians 2:3-8
50. Xmas: What's Missing in Your Christmas? - Amazement - Genesis 3:15
51. Xmas: What's Missing in Your Christmas? - The Supernatural - Matthew 1:18-25
52. Xmas: What's Missing in Your Christmas? - Reflection and Perspective - Luke 2:19
To do this, the reader will step into the seminary classroom and observe the practical principles-the tricks of the trade-for becoming a more effective student of the Bible. But Yarbrough has made sure that his writing style and general approach will be appealing to both academic students and those involved in lay-level Bible study.
Real life is whacky and in-your-face. Studying Scripture should be too.
Here's some advantages Sermon Outlines for Busy Pastors: Volume 4 provides:These are complete sermon outlines. Each sermon outline is much more than a basic three point outline requiring a lot of time and research to flesh out. These outlines go much deeper, with each main point completely developed with sub-points and more.Each sermon outline is rooted in God's Word and is expository, with a wealth of detail, great for spurring your own thoughts and allowing you to take the sermon in another direction as you feel led.Every sermon outline is solidly based in the Bible and conservative theology. Sermon illustrations include enough detail to suggest your own personal or applicable illustrations.4 complete sermon series, providing a map for the next several Sundays, saving many hours of advance planning and preparation.Volume 4 Sermons and the ScripturesBoldly Into the New Year - Joshua 1:1-9The Choice is Yours - Psalm 1:1-6Too Busy for Jesus - Luke 10:38-42Perform and Impress? - Proverbs 29:25Lessons from the Thorn - 2 Corinthians 12:7-10Proud or Humble? - Isaiah 66:1-2The Atoning Blood - Leviticus 16:1-9; Hebrews 9:7-14Blindness - 2 Corinthians 4:1-6The Road to the Cross: Who Then Can Be Saved? - Luke 18:18-30The Road to the Cross: He's Coming Back - Matthew 24:36-44The Road to the Cross: The Haves and the Have-Nots - Luke 18:9-14The Road to the Cross: The Big Picture - Isaiah 53:1-10The Road to the Cross: It Is Finished - John 19:16-30Second Chances - 2 Timothy 4:11Taking a Risk - Luke 8:43-48The Book Will Bring Revival - 2 Chron. 34:14-21; 29-33The Woman God Blesses - 1 Samuel 1:1-2:2What it Takes to do the Work of the Lord - Judges 7:1-15Men on Fire - Colossians 1:3-8; 4:12-13Identity Confusion - Luke 22:54-62At the Crossroads - Jeremiah 6:16A Building Dedication - 2 Kings 6:1-7Thanksgiving - Psalm 73:1-28Thanksgiving - Psalm 100:1-5Thanksgiving - Psalm 96:1-13Christmas - The Big Picture - Luke 2:1-14; John 1Christmas - The Incarnation - Luke 2:1-14Christmas - This Baby's Life - Isaiah 53:1-12Following God into the New Year - Genesis 12:1-4Life: What's the Point? - What's the Point of a Church in My Life? - Acts 2:42-47Life: What's the Point? - What's the Point of a New Life? - John 3:1-3Life: What's the Point? - What's the Point of a Right Life? - Romans 12:1-2Life: What's the Point? - What's the Point of My Life? - Jeremiah 1:540 Days of Prayer - Week 1 - Acts 1:1-1340 Days of Prayer - Week 2 - Exodus 34:1-940 Days of Prayer - Week 3 - Acts 4:23-3240 Days of Prayer - Week 4 - Matthew 5:13-1640 Days of Prayer - Week 5 - Acts 18:1-1140 Days of Prayer - Week 6 - 2 Chron. 7:14-1540 Days of Prayer - Week 7 - 2 Chron. 7:1-10Questions from Corinth - Reminders - 1 Cor. 1:1-9Questions from Corinth - What About Divisions in the Church? - 1 Cor. 1:10-11Questions from Corinth - Flee Immorality - 1 Cor. 6:13-20Questions from Corinth - What About the Lord's Supper? - 1 Cor. 11:17-30Questions from Corinth - Who's The Most Important? - 1 Cor. 12:12-27Questions from Corinth - What About Temptation? - 1 Cor. 10:6-13Questions from Corinth - What about Gray Areas? - 1 Cor. 8:1-13Questions from Corinth - Is Marriage Important? - 1 Cor. 7:1-16Questions from Corinth - The Do's and Don'ts of Love - 1 Cor. 13:4-8Questions from Corinth - What About the Cross? - 1 Cor. 1:17-25Questions from Corinth - What is the Gospel? - 1 Cor. 15:1-4Questions from Corinth - What About the Resurrection? - 1 Cor. 15:12-19Keywords: bible,expository,outlines,pastor,sermon,sermon helps,sermon outlines,sermon prep,old testament,new testament,preach,preaching
Biblical Psychology brings the human mind out of the shadows and into the forefront of contextual and hermeneutical criticism. Although it is believed that the mind is the most powerful machine in the world, we find in Biblical Psychology that it is impossible to tap into its energy without properly understanding the purposes of its intellectual properties: attention, conscience, emotion, heart, imagination, knowledge, memory, opinions, perception, reason, understanding, and thought.
• What is logic? How do I use my logic and reasoning for good?
• What is my conscience? How do I keep a good conscience?
• What is the purpose of my memory? How do I delete bad files from my mind’s memory and upload the right files?
• How can I get control of my out-of-control mind?
• Do my feelings ever lie? Can I trust my feelings?
• In what part of the mind does depression exist, and can I beat it without medication?
• What is the purpose of knowledge?
• How do I know if my perception is right or wrong?
• What is the purpose of my imagination?
• What is the most practical way to have a positive attitude?
• How do I overcome my addictive behavior, fear, inferiority complex, negativity, etc.?
Not only does Biblical Psychology provide answers to the previous questions, but will bring to the table the mind’s great riddles: what it is, how it works, what its safeguards are, and how to use it rightly. Finally, we will discover that the mental logistics found within the Bible are the answer to the Christian’s reformation (Rom. 12:1-2) and the secret to obtaining an identifiable power from God (2nd Tim. 1:7) in the inner man.
A Must for Everyone!
"Hermeneutics," writes the author, "is the science and art of Biblical interpretation. . . . As such it forms one of the most important members of the theological sciences. This is especially true for conservative Protestantism, which looks on the Bible as . . . the only authoritative voice of God to man."
After surveying the history of biblical interpretation, the author devotes seventy pages to explicating "the Protestant system of hermeneutics." He then discusses the doctrinal, devotional, and practical uses of the Bible. Following a chapter on the hermeneutical dimension of the problem of biblical inerrancy and secular science, he concludes with chapters on the interpretation of types, prophecy, and parables.
Here's some advantages Sermon Outlines for Busy Pastors: Volume 3 provides:These are complete sermon outlines. Each sermon outline is much more than a basic three point outline requiring a lot of time and research to flesh out. These outlines go much deeper, with each main point completely developed with sub-points and more.Each sermon outline has a wealth of detail, great for spurring your own thoughts and allowing you to take the sermon in another direction as you feel led.Sermon illustrations include enough detail to suggest your own personal or applicable illustrations.There are 6 sermon series included, providing a map for future Sundays, saving many hours of advance planning and preparation.There are also sermon outlines for a communion service and baby dedication, plus a full wedding ceremony and funeral message.All sermons are based completely in Scripture. Here's a complete list of the sermons and the Scripture passages they are based upon:
1. Fresh - Mark 1:16-202. Fresh - Worship - Isaiah 1:12-173. Fresh - The Word - Acts 18:9-104. Fresh - Courage - Joshua 1:1-95. Fresh - Mission - Matthew 28:19-206. Fresh - Perspective - 2 Kings 6:13-177. Fresh - Church - Matthew 16:188. Fresh - Gospel - 1 Corinthians 15:1-49. Rooted - The Bible - 2 Timothy 3:16-1710. Rooted - What is God Like? - Genesis 1:111. Rooted - The Trinity - Deuteronomy 4:3512. Rooted - Prayer - Matthew 6:813. Rooted - Angels, Demons, Spiritual Warfare - 2 Kings 6:15-1714. Rooted - Baptism and Communion - Acts 10:47-4815. Rooted - Sin - Isaiah 59:1-816. Rooted - Jesus Christ - Matthew 1:1817. Rooted - Resurrection and Ascension - 1 Corinthians 15:13-1918. Rooted - Becoming a Christian - 2 Thessalonians 2:1419. Rooted - Sanctification, Perseverance, Assurance - Romans 6:1820. Rooted - Death - Romans 8:121. Rooted - When Jesus Returns - John 14:1-322. Rooted - The Final Judgement - Romans 2:523. Rooted - Heaven - John 14:1-324. Great Commission - Our Commission - Matthew 28:16-2025. Great Commission - Why Go? - Matthew 28:16-2026. Great Commission - Where Do We Go? - Matthew 28:16-2027. Great Commission - How We Make Disciples - Matthew 28:16-2028. Great Commission - In Practice - Matthew 28:16-2029. Church Revolution - Uprising or Revolution? - John 6:67-6830. Church Revolution - Revolution Heart - Luke 10:25-3731. Church Revolution - Don't Waste Your Life - Romans 6:1332. Church Revolution - Called to Revolution - Genesis 12:1-433. Church Revolution - Revolution Boot Camp - Romans 12:234. Church Revolution - Take Up the Cross - Luke 9:21-2635. Church Revolution - Finale - Luke 10:25-3736. Harvest - Sent to Harvest - Luke 10:1-237. Harvest - Sowing the Seeds - Mark 4:26-2938. Harvest - What It's Really All About - Revelation 7:9-1039. Disciple - What is a Christian? - Acts 11:19-2640. Disciple - What is a Disciple? - Luke 9:23-2441. Disciple - Become a Disciple - Matthew 4:18-2242. Disciple - Abide - John 15:1-543. Disciple - The Practical Stuff - Luke 9:2344. Disciple - The Word - John 8:31-3245. Disciple - Prayer - John 15:746. Disciple - Fellowship - John 13:34-3547. Disciple - Witness - John 15:848. Disciple - Service - John 15:1349. Disciple - Making Disciples - Matthew 28:18-2050. Communion - So What? - 1 Corinthians 15:12-1951. Baby Dedication - Psalm 127:352. A Wedding Ceremony - Genesis 2:21-2453. A Funeral Message - Psalm 116:15
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Issues of quotation, allusion and echo are fully explored and placed sensitively in the context of the differing approaches to the interpretation of Old Testament texts. Readers are informed of contemporary debates that have arisen from literary criticism, such as the questions of intertextuality and the uses of allegory. Also discussed are the uses of the Bible in the first century. For the second edition two entirely new chapters on 'Jesus and Scripture' and 'James and 1-3 John' have been added, as well as full revisions to the text where necessary to take account of changes and developments in scholarship. Each chapter includes a summary-conclusion, and extensive and detailed suggestions for further reading. This is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students.
(These outlines are taken from Sermon Outlines for Busy Pastors: Volume 3)
Here are the sermon titles and Scripture references:
1. Disciple - What is a Christian? - Acts 11:19-26
2. Disciple - What is a Disciple? - Luke 9:23-24
3. Disciple - Become a Disciple - Matthew 4:18-22
4. Disciple - Abide - John 15:1-5
5. Disciple - The Practical Stuff - Luke 9:23
6. Disciple - The Word - John 8:31-32
7. Disciple - Prayer - John 15:7
8. Disciple - Fellowship - John 13:34-35
9. Disciple - Witness - John 15:8
10. Disciple - Service - John 15:13
11. Disciple - Making Disciples - Matthew 28:18-20
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The contributors and views include:James K. Hoffmeier: Theological HistoryGordon J. Wenham: Proto-HistoryKenton L. Sparks: Ancient Historiography
General editor and Old Testament scholar Charles Halton explains the importance of genre and provides historical insight in the introduction and helpful summaries of each position in the conclusion. In the reader-friendly Counterpoints format, this book helps readers to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed conclusions in this much-debated topic.
Is there an interconnecting code between the New Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls? Eisenman – who broke the Scrolls monopoly and was the first to identify the so-called “James Ossuary” as fraudulent – shows that there is. Moreover, in this newly-revised volume, he ‘decodes’ many beloved and famous sayings of the Gospels, such as “Every plant which My Heavenly Father has not planted shall be uprooted,”“A man shall not be known by what goes into his mouth but by what comes out of it,”“Do not throw Holy Things to dogs”, etc. including chapters like “The Dogs who Licked Poor Lazarus’ Sores” or “Rabbi Eliezer’s Bad Breath and Lazarus’ Stinking Body”.
In identifying the Scrolls as the literature of “the Messianic Movement in Palestine”; he not only connects “James the Brother of Jesus” to the Leadership of ‘Early Christianity’ in Palestine, but also to "the Righteous Teacher” in the Scrolls.
Offering a point-by-point analysis of James' relationship to the Habakkuk Commentary, The Damascus Document, The War Scroll, etc., he also illumines the subjects "the Pella Flight and raising the Fallen Tent of David”, “Paul as an Herodian,”“the Wilderness Camps,” and “Peter”’s role as “a prototypical Essene” but in Acts as a mouthpiece for anti-Semitism. In doing so he, not only clarifies the true history of Palestine in the First Century, but deciphers the way ‘the picture’ of “Jesus” was put together in the Gospels and, as a consequence, what can be known about the real “Jesus”.
He also covers subjects like “the New Covenant in the Land of Damascus” and Paul’s attack on James on the Temple steps, extending it to the competition between Paul and “the Party of James” over “Circumcision” in Antioch and the conversion of Queen Helen Adiabene and her sons in Northern Syria, who led the “famine relief” effort ascribed to Paul in Acts. Moreover, he will show the figure of James to have been so influential and highly-regarded in the Jerusalem of his day that his death was the capstone event leading up to the Jewish Revolt against Rome.
In making these arguments and exposing actual ‘overwrites’, a crucial new point that emerges is his identification of the Qumran document called by scholars “MMT” as a ‘Jamesian’ Letter to “the Great King of the Peoples beyond the Euphrates.” At the same time, he unravels the real “code” behind the pivotal New Testament allusion: “This is the Cup of the New Covenant in My Blood,” connecting it to “the New Covenant in the Land of Damascus” and “giving the Cup of the Right Hand of the Lord ( "the Cup of Divine Wrath”) to drink” in both the Damascus Document and Habakkuk Pesher in the Scrolls.
Did Paul know the meaning of the famous Damascus Document (discovered in Cairo in the Nineteenth Century) “to set the Holy Things up according to their precise specifications”– or the reverse of it, as Peter is presented as being made to understand by “a Voice out of Heaven” and “a Tablecloth” descending out of it –“to make no distinctions between Holy and profane”– on a rooftop in Gaza?
In this series, Eisenman’s revelations will extend far beyond these examples. James the Brother of Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, both I and II, will complete the task of rescuing James from the oblivion into which he was cast, either intentionally or via benign neglect. His conclusion will, therefore, definitively bear on the problem of “the Historical Jesus”: “Who and whatever James was, so was Jesus.” Eisenman’s many readers will not be disappointed.
- Jewish Book World
"Cherry has analyzed the biblical commentary of some of the renowned Jewish scholars of the last 2,000 years. The result is a work of excellent scholarship and imagination."
?Cherry shows how the Torah functions as literature that is fluid, compelling, and persistently generative of new meanings.?
? Christian Century
Every commentator, from the classical rabbi to the modern-day scholar, has brought his or her own worldview, with all of its assumptions, to bear on the reading of holy text. This relationship between the text itself and the reader's interpretation is the subject of Torah Through Time. Shai Cherry traces the development of Jewish Bible commentary through three pivotal periods in Jewish history: the rabbinic, medieval, and modern periods. The result is a fascinating and accessible guide to how some of the world's leading Jewish commentators read the Bible. Torah Through Time focuses on specific narrative sections of the Torah: the creation of humanity, the rivalry between Cain and Abel, Korah's rebellion, the claim of the daughters of Zelophechad, and legal matters concerning Hebrew slavery. Cherry closely examines several different commentaries for each of these source texts, and in so doing he analyzes how each commentator resolves questions raised by the texts and asks if and how the commentator's own historical frame of reference -- his own time and place -- contributes to the resolution. A chart at the end of each chapter provides a visual summary that helps the reader understand the many different elements at play.
Dr. Thomas compares, contrasts, and clarifies the basic characteristics of and developing conflicts between traditional evangelical hermeneutics and newer theories that place one's "preunderstanding" at the beginning of the interpretive process. This accomplished and acclaimed scholar evaluates how some newer methods may open the door to unorthodox--and potentially spurious--interpretations of Scripture's core teachings.
The volume has been revised throughout and fully updated with respect to bibliography, and to presenting the latest debates surrounding Paul's thought in a manageable format - including those around 'old' and 'new' perspectives, with a new section on the 'radical' new Jewish perspective, and those related to the socio-economic status and character of the Pauline assemblies. The helpful study questions and reading lists have also been revised.