What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.
Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to:Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle.Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us.Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.
Why wasn't Eve surprised when the serpent spoke to her?
How did descendants of the Nephilim survive the flood?
Why did Jacob fuse Yahweh and his Angel together in his prayer?
Who are the assembly of divine beings that God presides over?
In what way do those beings participate in God's decisions?
Why do Peter and Jude promote belief in imprisoned spirits?
Why does Paul describe evil spirits in terms of geographical rulership?
Who are the "glorious ones" that even angels dare not rebuke?
After reading this book, you may never read your Bible the same way again.
"There is a world referred to in the Scripture that is quite unseen, but also quite present and active. Michael Heiser's The Unseen Realm seeks to unmask this world. Heiser shows how important it is to understand this world and appreciate how its contribution helps to make sense of Scripture. The book is clear and well done, treating many ideas and themes that often go unseen themselves. With this book, such themes will no longer be neglected, so read it and discover a new realm for reflection about what Scripture teaches."
--Darrell L. Bock, Executive Director for Cultural Engagement, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement
"'How was it possible that I had never seen that before?' Dr. Heiser's survey of the complex reality of the supernatural world as the Scriptures portray it covers a subject that is strangely sidestepped. No one is going to agree with everything in his book, but the subject deserves careful study, and so does this book."
--John Goldingay, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
"This is a 'big' book in the best sense of the term. It is big in its scope and in its depth of analysis. Michael Heiser is a scholar who knows Scripture intimately in its ancient cultural context. All--scholars, clergy, and laypeople--who read this profound and accessible book will grow in their understanding of both the Old and New Testaments, particularly as their eyes are opened to the Bible's 'unseen world.'"
--Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
Features include:Sound, fresh teaching on Scripture Historical and cultural insight into biblical passages Sidebars that highlight the primary concepts of the chapter
Success, true love, and the life you've always wanted. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness, but with a sneaking suspicion they might not deliver. No wonder we feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful. There is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings—and now is the perfect time to meet Him again, or for the first time.
In Counterfeit Gods, Timothy Keller shows how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts. This powerful message cements Keller's reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes at a crucial time—for both the faithful and the skeptical.
How to Study the Bible can be used alongside or apart from the audio series available from Grace to You in either a personal or group study.
UNIQUE FEATURES:Corresponds with the audio message series available from Grace to You Features revised content and study questions For personal or group study use
This book is a collection of some of his sermons which were transcribed. Includes a short biography.
Brief Biography of Smith Wigglesworth ... 4
Chapter 1 - Have Faith in God ... 7
Chapter 2 - Deliverance to the Captives ... 13
Chapter 3 - The Power of the Name ... 21
Chapter 4 - Wilt Thou Be Made Whole? ... 31
Chapter 5 - I Am the Lord That Healeth Thee ... 38
Chapter 6 - Himself Took Our Infirmities ... 47
Chapter 7 - Our Risen Christ ... 53
Chapter 8 - Righteousness ... 58
Chapter 9 - "The Words of This Life" ... 64
Chapter 10 - Life in the Spirit ... 71
Chapter 11 - What It Means To Be Full of the Spirit ... 79
Chapter 12 - The Bible Evidence of the Baptism of The Holy Spirit ... 85
Chapter 13 - Concerning Spiritual Gifts ... 90
Chapter 14 - The Word of Knowledge and Faith ... 103
Chapter 15 - Gifts of Healing and Miracles ... 111
Chapter 16 - The Gift of Prophecy ... 118
Chapter 17 - The Discerning of Spirits ... 124
Chapter 18 - The Gift of Tongues ... 128
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This edition has the best formatting and has been deligently checked for mistakes.
With the guidance of the Society of Biblical Literature, an organization of the best biblical scholars world wide, we have selected Dean of Yale Divinity School, Harold Attridge, to oversee the Study Bible's updating and revision.
Including up–to–date introductions to the Biblical books, based on the latest critical scholarship, by leading experts in the field
concise notes, clearly explaining names, dates, places, obscure terms, and other difficulties in reading the Biblical text careful analysis of the structure of Biblical books
abundant maps, tables, and charts to enable the reader to understand the context of the Bible, and to see the relationship among its parts.
In this new revised edition every introduction, essay, map, illustration and explanatory note has been reviewed and updated, and new material added. For instance,
There are newly commissioned introductory essays on
the archaeology of ancient Israel and the New Testament world,
the religion of ancient Israel,
the social and historical context of each book of the Bible, and
on Biblical interpretation.
There are completely new introductions and notes for many of the books in the Bible, plus a full revision and updating of all others.
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.
Special features in Women of the Bible include:
• A list of all the women of the Bible
• Timeline of the women of the Bible
• A list of women in Jesus’ family tree
• A list of women in Jesus’ life and ministry
Vital and deeply human, the women in this book encourage you through their failures as well as their successes. You’ll see how God acted in surprising and wonderful ways to draw them—and you—to himself.
This year-long devotional offers a unique method to help you slow down and savor the story of God’s unrelenting love for his people, offering a fresh perspective that will nourish and strengthen your personal relationship with him.
Let’s face it, we all have questions about relationships in life.
When you lay your head down on the pillow at night, do you find these questions about your relationship with God running through your mind? How can I know God personally? Can I find peace and true contentment? What is the purpose of my life? How do I know how God wants me to live? What is prayer?
Throughout our lives, we all face a long list of questions on relationships that trouble our souls and require real answers based on real truth. How do I forgive someone who has hurt me badly? Can I mend this broken relationship? When my world seems to be falling apart around me, who can I trust and in whom dare I confide? How do I know whether a person is the right one to date? Will my marriage survive? How do I nourish my child’s heart? What do I do with my fears about expressing my love and care to a friend?
The good news is that in God’s Word we find the answers to life’s bewildering relationship questions.
We are not left to figure it out on our own and in our own strength and power. You are invited to begin a lifelong journey to discovering God’s words of truth for your life and relationships, and to discovering God Himself in the words of His Book!
Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger, and feelings of condemnation. . .all these are attacks on the mind. If you struggle with negative thoughts, take heart! The BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND BIBLE will help you win these all-important battles through clear, practical application of God's Word to your life. With notes, commentary, and previously unpublished insights by Joyce Meyer, this Bible is packed with features specifically designed for helping you deal with thousands of thoughts you have every day and focus your mind to think the way God thinks.
Special Features Include:
BOOK INTRODUCTIONS--thoughts on the importance of each book and how it relates to the battlefield of the mind WINNING THE BATTLES OF THE MIND--core teaching to help you apply specific biblical truths to winning the battle PRAYERS FOR VICTORY--Scripture-based prayer to help you claim God's guarantee of winning PRAYERS TO RENEW YOUR MIND--help for you to learn to think the way God thinks KEYS TO A VICTORIOUS LIFE--practical truths for overcoming mental or emotional challenges POWER POINTS--insight into how to think, speak, and live victoriously SPEAK GOD'S WORD-first-person Scripture confessions to train your mind for ultimate victorySCRIPTURES ON THOUGHTS AND WORDS--more than 200 Bible passages that teach you how to think and speak in agreement with God's Word.
Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act.
With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader.
Dr. Keller’s previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than two hundred fifty other churches in forty-eight cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he’ll show them how to find a deeper connection with God.
Trained as an evangelical Bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion, teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary. But the further he studied the Bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction or accepted among the conservative evangelical community.
Rejecting the increasingly complicated intellectual games used by conservative Christians to “protect” the Bible, Enns was conflicted. Is this what God really requires? How could God’s plan for divine inspiration mean ignoring what is really written in the Bible? These questions eventually cost Enns his job—but they also opened a new spiritual path for him to follow.
The Bible Tells Me So chronicles Enns’s spiritual odyssey, how he came to see beyond restrictive doctrine and learned to embrace God’s Word as it is actually written. As he explores questions progressive evangelical readers of Scripture commonly face yet fear voicing, Enns reveals that they are the very questions that God wants us to consider—the essence of our spiritual study.
Seeking Him is a 12-week interactive study on personal revival. Get ready to experience the freedom and joy of an honest and humble heart, true repentance, God's amazing grace, genuine holiness, a clear conscience, radical forgiveness, sexual purity, and walking in the Spirit. Each week includes five days of individual study, questions for group discussion and interaction, testimonies of changed lives, and 'Making it Personal' questions and exercises.
God says that if you seek Him you will find Him. What are you waiting for?
Features include:Complete list in one convenient volume Includes the names of all people, towns, cities, rivers, mountains, and nations in the Bible Meaning of the name, a paragraph of description, and Scripture passages where the name is found
Walking with God through Pain and Suffering is the definitive Christian book on why bad things happen and how we should respond to them. The question of why there is pain and suffering in the world has confounded every generation; yet there has not been a major book from a Christian perspective exploring why they exist for many years.
The two classics in this area are When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, which was published more than thirty years ago, and C. S. Lewis’s The Problem of Pain, published more than seventy years ago. The great secular book on the subject, Elisabeth Ku¨bler-Ross’s On Death and Dying, was first published in 1969. It’s time for a new understanding and perspective, and who better to tackle this complex subject than Timothy Keller?
As the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, Timothy Keller is known for the unique insights he shares, and his series of books has guided countless readers in their spiritual journeys. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering will bring a much-needed, fresh viewpoint on this important issue.
Since the advent of the printing press and the accurate reproduction of texts, most people have assumed that when they read the New Testament they are reading an exact copy of Jesus's words or Saint Paul's writings. And yet, for almost fifteen hundred years these manuscripts were hand copied by scribes who were deeply influenced by the cultural, theological, and political disputes of their day. Both mistakes and intentional changes abound in the surviving manuscripts, making the original words difficult to reconstruct. For the first time, Ehrman reveals where and why these changes were made and how scholars go about reconstructing the original words of the New Testament as closely as possible.
Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our cherished biblical stories and widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself stem from both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes -- alterations that dramatically affected all subsequent versions of the Bible.
This down-to-earth guide introduces you to the world's most studied book, the Bible. It provides an overview of the Good Book's story, explains the region where events took place, and provides insights into why the people and places of the Bible are still important today.
Open the book and find:
Where the Bible came from
How the Bible's books are organized
How Abraham came to be the father of three faiths
Profiles of major players in Judaism and Christianity
Facts about Jerusalem's role in the major religions
Moving chapter by chapter, Harvard professor James Kugel covers the Bible’s most significant stories—the Creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and his wives, Moses and the exodus, David’s mighty kingdom, plus the writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the other prophets, and on to the Babylonian conquest and the eventual return to Zion.
Throughout, Kugel contrasts the way modern scholars understand these events with the way Christians and Jews have traditionally understood them. The latter is not, Kugel shows, a naïve reading; rather, it is the product of a school of sophisticated interpreters who flourished toward the end of the biblical period. These highly ideological readers sought to put their own spin on texts that had been around for centuries, utterly transforming them in the process. Their interpretations became what the Bible meant for centuries and centuries—until modern scholarship came along. The question that this book ultimately asks is: What now? As one reviewer wrote, Kugel’s answer provides “a contemporary model of how to read Sacred Scripture amidst the oppositional pulls of modern scholarship and tradition.”
Wouldn't you like to have all the Scriptures on an important Bible topic, such as marriage, end times, the Holy Spirit, or money management in one place and instantly available – not just the references but the entire passage?
The MacArthur Topical Bible is the most user-friendly Bible study tool released in decades. It's a comprehensive volume of 20,000 Bible topics and more than 100,000 Bible passages, carefully cross-referenced and organized for quick and complete visual location. It's an amazing time-saver for teachers and pastors planning their lessons.
Designed for beginning students as well as seasoned scholars, The MacArthur Topical Bible is useful with all Bible translations. It is the perfect companion to the MacArthur Study Bible.
Next to the Bible this is the best companion a Christian can have for in-depth study of thousands of spiritual subjects.
Rose Guide to the Temple is a full-color Christian ebook that provides a complete easy-to-understand overview of the history of the Temple in Jerusalem. If you enjoy studying God's Word, you will love the fact that Rose Guide to the Temple answers many questions about how the Temple looked during biblical times. Bible scholars and professors will enjoy the well-annotated text. The author is archaeologist and professor Dr. Randall Price, who has spent more than 30 years exploring the Holy Land and studying the Temple.
Rose Guide to the Temple has 150 images, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations, many of which have never published before, and covers the important events and people in the history of the Temple from Abraham to modern day, including:
•Pre-Temple Sanctuaries (The Garden of Eden and the Tabernacle)
•The First Temple -Solomon's Temple, King David, King Solomon, directions for the "House of the Lord"
•The Temple Complex-The Courtyard, Brazen Altar, Molten Sea, Bronze Basins
•The Holy Place-Golden Lampstand, Table of the Bread of the Presence, Altar of Incense
•Holy of Holies-The Veil, Ark of the Covenant, Cherubim
•Eight purposes of the Temple
•Feasts of the Bible
•Destruction of the Temple
•Time line of the Temple (there are 5 detailed time lines in this book)
•The Second Temple-Zerubbabel's Temple
•The Second Temple Expanded-Herod's Temple
•The gates, porches, and courts of the Temple
•The Temple's importance at Jesus' time
•Destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans
•History of the Temple Mount during the Roman and Byzantine Periods
•Islamic Period and Dome of the Rock
•From the Crusades to the Modern Era
•Political struggle for the Temple Mount
•The Future Temple-Ezekiel's Temple
•The Temple Scroll
•The New Jerusalem
Did God really command Moses to put gay people to death? Did Jesus really teach that everyone who is not a Christian will be assigned to hell? Why would Paul command women to “keep silent in the church?” Were Adam and Eve real people? Is the book of Revelation really about the end times? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? Is the Bible ever wrong? In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.
For example, Bible Time Line makes fascinating comparisons: The first Olympic games in Greece were at the time of Jonah in the Old Testament. This handy ebook is filled with full-color illustrations and photographs. There is no better timeline of Bible history for Bible studies, church groups, Sunday schools, and small groups.
The Bible Time Line Covers Every Major Event in Bible History It begins with Genesis and Adam and Eve, through the life of Abraham, and ends with the life of the apostle John and the Book of Revelation. The ebook provides key dates, events, and leaders from the Bible, world and Middle Eastern history. You will gain a new perspective on the place and time of biblical history when you see the comparisons.Fascinating Facts: Compare Bible History and World History Old Testament Events
•The first recorded Olympic game in Greece was held during the time of Jonah.
•Daniel lived in Babylon at the same time Confucius was in China and Buddha was in India.
•Moses was leading the Exodus while the Sheng Dynasty was flourishing in China.
•The Greek historian Homer lived during the time of Isaiah, Amos, and Micah.
New Testament Events
•Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried the city of Pompeii just 50 years after Jesus' death and resurrection. The apostle John probably would have known about it.
•Emperor Caligula who ruled 7 years after Jesus' resurrection was a madman. He made his horse a senator.
•Trajan, the general who destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD, later became Emperor of Rome. He officially made Christianity a crime punishable by death.
•When Paul was taken under guard to Rome, he didn't see the Colosseum. It was built 4 years after his death.
•Emperor Nero, who had Peter and Paul executed, also had his wife and mother killed.
What Makes Bible Time Line the Best and Most Affordable Bible Chronology
•The Bible Time Line includes:
•The Books of the Bible and the centuries in which events occurred
•A special inset covering Creation to Abraham
•Biblical eras such as Abraham to the Sojourn in Egypt, Moses and the Exodus, the Judges, United Kingdom, Divided Kingdom, the Exile, Restoration of Jerusalem, Intertestamental Period, and ultimately, the New Testament.
•Lists key events such as the establishment of the Abrahamic Covenant, the First Passover, the Tabernacle, the Ten Commandments, the prophets, the kings and their years of rule, the restoration of Jerusalem, the building of the Temple, the birth of John the Baptist, plus so much more.
•Kings and Prophets Time Line Showing all of the Kings and Prophets of Israel and Judah
•World history time line includes:
•World events such as the emergence of writing forms, the first code of law, the Iron Age, the Trojan war, the founding of Rome, the birth of Buddha and Confucius, Alexander the Great's conquests, Cleopatra's rule, the fall of Masada, and numerous other events
•Middle East history time line includes:
•The building of the Egyptian pyramids, the rule of Amenhotep II (among other Pharaohs), the rise of the Persian Empire, the Roman Empire, and literally dozens of other historical facts.
•Bronze Age and Iron Age Events
Through Rose Guide to the Tabernacle, readers will better understand the doctrines of sin, creation, salvation, justification, and God's sovereignty. Rose Guide to the Tabernacle is also the winner of the 2009 CBA Retailers' Choice Award for Bible Reference/Bible Study.
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle is a full color, ebook on the the Tabernacle." The Tabernacle was the place where the Israelites worshiped God after the Exodus. Learn how the sacrifices, utensils, and even the structure of the Tabernacle were designed to show us something about God. See the parallels between the Old Testament sacrifices and priests' duties, and Jesus' service as the perfect sacrifice and perfect high priest.
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle shows you how:
•The Tabernacle was built
• The temple sacrifices pointed towards Jesus Christ
• The design of the tent revealed God's holiness and humanity's need for God
•The Ark of the Covenant was at the center of worship.
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle contains illustrations, charts, and diagrams not available elsewhere.
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle (Rose Publishing), by Benjamin Galan and Brent Ashby, answers the question, "How can a holy God live among corrupted people?" Galan explains the importance of understanding the Tabernacle.
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle explains the history of the Tabernacle, its sacred objects and activities , while also illuminating deep insight into what Jesus did for his followers during his life, his death and his resurrection. "God's presence in the Tabernacle instructed the people to live in purity. Jesus' blood and sacrifice meant the purification rites and sacrifices are no longer necessary," says Galan. Rose Guide to the Tabernacle offers insight to readers in the following:
•Understanding the importance of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) and Hanukkah
•The Purpose and the three parts of the Tabernacle: The Courtyard, The Holy Place and The Most Holy Place
•The significance of the sacrifices: Sin Offering, Guilt Offering, Grain/Gift Offering, Burn Offering, and Peace Offering
•The parallels between the Tabernacle, Christ's ministry, and the church
•The symbolism of the Golden Lampstand, the Table of the Bread of Presence, the Altar of Incense
•The contents of the Ark of the Covenant
•Elements of Passover and a "Christian Seder"
Table of Contents:
•Section 1 God With Us 3-13
•God Living with His People 4
•Israel in Egypt 8
•The Ten Plagues 9
•Time Line of the Exodus 10
•Old Testament Covenants 11
•Mount Sinai 12
•Where Is Mount Sinai? 13
•Why Is the Tabernacle Important Today? 1
•Section 2 The Tabernacle 15-85
•The Tabernacle cutaway 16
•The Design of the Tabernacle 20
•Bible References about the Tabernacle 21
•Entering the Courtyard 24
•Gates in the Old Testament 26
•Ancient Gates and Gates in the New Testament 27
•The Courtyard 28
•The Bronze Altar 30
•Sacrifices in the Old Testament 32
•Sacrifices in the Tabernacle 33
•Jesus and Sacrifices 34
•The Bronze Laver 35
•Holiness and Purity in the Old Testament 36
•Purity, Impurity, and the Tabernacle 37
•Tabernacle tent 38
•The Holy Place 52
•Tabernacle Symbolism 53
•The Holy Place 54
•The Golden Lampstand 56
•Jesus and Light 57
•Table of the Bread of Presence 58
•The Altar of Incense 60
•Jesus, Incense, Prayer, and the Holy Spirit 61
•Intercessors in the Bible 62
•Priests, Levites, and the High Priest 63
•The High Priest 64
•Jesus and the High Priest 65
•Functions of the Priests 66
•Functions of the Priests 67
•The Garments of the High Priest 68
•Miter, Ephod, and Breastplate 69
•The Veil 72
•Jesus and the Veil 73
•The Most Holy Place 74
•The Ark of the Covenant 75
•Contents of the Ark 76
•The Mercy Seat 80
•Jesus and the Pillar 81
•Manifestations of God s Presence 81
•The Journey of the Ark 82
•Jesus and the Ark of the Covenant 83
•The Ark in Battle 84
•Where is the Ark Today? 85
•Section 3 The Wilderness
•The Wilderness 89
•The Song of Moses 90
•Israel At Sinai 91
•The Ten Commandments 92
•Arrangement of the Camp 94
•Arrangement of the March 95
•Organization of the Tribes Camp and March 96
•The Feasts 97
•A Worshiping Community 98
•The Calendar 99
•Unleavened Bread 104
•Feast of Weeks 108
•Feast of Trumpets 110
•Day of Atonement 112
•Atonement for Sins 113
•The Feast of Tabernacles
Suggested Discussion Questions
•What is the Tabernacle and the elements found in the Tabernacle?
•Where is the Ark of the Covenant now?
•Why is the Tabernacle of 3500 years ago important today? What does it teach about God's plan of salvation?
•Could you explain the Bronze Altar and the sacrifice requirements?
•What did a high priest do?
•Who was allowed to enter the Courtyard, and what was required before entering?
•How has the role of the priest changed throughout the years?
•How does the Tabernacle connect the Old Testament and the New Testament?
•What were the sacrifices and their significance in the Tabernacle?
•What was the function of the veil?
•Why was the Mercy Seat deemed holy?
•What are the holy days and their meanings?
•What is the meaning of the Feast of Trumpets? The Day of Atonement? The Feast of Tabernacles?
About the Author: Benjamin Galan grew up in a Christian home in Mexico City. During his studies, Galan became enamored with natural sciences. In college, Galen studied physics and mathematics, and grew indifferent and hostile toward the Christian faith. Along with the French mathematician Laplace, Galan believed God was no longer a necessary hypothesis.
After additional studies, Galan began to long for deep, satisfying connections and meaning in his young life. Through the moving testimony of a friend in school, Galan began to read the Bible with renewed eyes, and eventually returned to church. As he became more involved in the ministry of his home church, Galan sensed God's calling.
During his theological studies, Galan fell in love with the Old Testament and understood the Old Testament as the key for understanding the New Testament.
Features include:Verse-by-verse explanations from one of the most important pastor-teachers of our time Every verse connected to Christ from Genesis to Revelation A harmony of the Gospels that demonstrates the inerrancy of Scripture New King James translation
This affordable paperback edition of the King James Version Apocrypha makes these books available in an easy-to-read format.
Can the Bible really be understood?
Are Old Testament prophecies relevant for today?
How can I understand the symbolism of the Book of Revelation?
What is the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament?
Why study Bible interpretation? Dr. Roy Zuck points out that it is essential for understanding and teaching the Bible properly, essential as a step beyond observation, and essential for applying the Bible correctly.
He discusses the challenges of Bible interpretation, considers the problems of Bible interpretation, explores the history of Bible interpretation, and defines key terms--all in a practical, down-to-earth way.
Though Dr. Zuck's many years of teaching and scholarship are evident in this book, he has written in language understandable to all who are serious about bible study and who want to know better what Scripture means.
Basic Bible Interpretation lives up to its title. It deals with the basics and doesn't confuse the reader with extraneous material. It focuses on the bible as the Word of God and handles that Word with "reverence and godly fear." It tells us how to interpret this marvelous Book, and even gives the reader opportunity to put the principles into practice. In every way, this book is a practical tool for the serious student who wants to study the Bible and apply its truths.
Warren W. Wiersbe
Author, Conference Speaker
Having taught and written in the area of hermeneutics for almost thirty years, I am convinced that there is no more important course in the seminary curriculum for training in the scriptures. As Roy Zuck has so ably demonstrated, we cannot know the message of the bible for today until we know its meaning.
Dr. Zuck's work is intensely biblical and comprehensive but at the same time it is simple and uncomplicated. This is a book we have needed for many years and I praise the Lord that it is now available.
Earl D. Radmacher
Chancellor, Professor of Systematic Theology
At last! A book on hermeneutics you can understand. Dr. Zuck has drawn heavily on his many years of teaching in the seminary classroom to present an excellent treatise on biblical interpretation. While this book will be well received in the classroom, it is one that I will be wholeheartedly recommending to my congregation. While the scholarship is clearly present, it is nevertheless most readable and understandable by the average layperson. This book will make a valuable contribution to your ability to comprehend the Scriptures.
Louis A. Barbieri
Des Plaines Bible Church
Des Plaines, Illinois
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.
God’s High Calling for Women can be used alongside or apart from the audio series available from Grace to You in either a personal or group study.
-Corresponds with the audio message series available from Grace to You
-Features revised content and study questions
-For personal or group study use
So often we think of prayer as something we do to break through to God—to get His attention and to get Him to listen to us. But intimacy with God is His idea. He has taken the initiative, and prayer is His gift to us. It is an opportunity for us to respond to His invitation to intimacy by calling, crying, and singing to Him. Prayer is our response to the One who has called out to us and desires to be in a relationship with us.
In Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Cynthia Heald will encourage you to respond to God’s invitation to deeper intimacy with Him.
Few stories in the history of the world are as amazing and as touching as the story of how we got the Bible. This stunning pamphlet takes readers through this historical story and a time line of faithfulness, courage, and sacrifice for the sake of making the Bible available to us today. How We Got the Bible provides:
•Ten key points on how we got the Bible
•Illustrations of ancient documents created on papyrus and fine animal skins, as well as the first printing press
•A time line that follows the emergence of the Scriptures that begins in 2000 BC and each major step taken in Bible publishing through AD 2000
How We Got the Bible is an amazing ebook that will encourage every believer, and that answer the questions of those still seeking. The ebook reveals how the Old and New Testaments were communicated through a variety of forms beginning as early as 1500 BC when they were written on stone, clay and leather, and later on papyrus, and fine animal skins. Discover the reasons we can trust the reliability of the Bible, for example, how earliest Bible manuscripts were intricately copied by hand and how ancient texts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, validate the earliest manuscripts.
A time line in the ebook displays the remarkable and fascinating history of the Bible beginning in 2000 BC with Old Testament writers. The time-line captures key moments in Bible-making history such as:
•The translation of the Septuagint, the Hebrew Old Testament translated into Greek in 500 BC
•The collection of the 27 Books of the New Testament and formal confirmation of the Canon in AD 300
•The first English translation of the Bible by John Wycliffe in 1300
•The King James Version of the Bible written in 1611
•The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947
•The creation of dozens of modern versions of the Bible through 2008
How We Got the Bible ebook reveals the people that were key to Bible translation history, including: Erasmus, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, Miles Coverdale, and many others.
Topical index: Apocrypha, Augustine, Bible translations, church fathers, codex, Dead Sea Scrolls, earliest translation, earliest translations, first book printed, first English Bible, Gutenberg, Hebrew Scriptures, Jewish tradition, Martin Luther, manuscripts, Maoretic text, New Testament, Old Testament, Origen, papyrus, parchment, Qumran, Roman type, scribes, scroll, scroll of Isaiah, scrolls, Tyndale, Vatican Library, vellum, Whittingham, Wycliffe
If you think you might have grown overly familiar with the biblical text and lost sight of the wonder and breadth of its innovative ideas and world-changing teachings about Jesus of Nazareth, this New Testament is for you. N. T. Wright invigorates these sacred texts with this all-new English translation that allows contemporary readers to encounter these historic works afresh.
With the insight and expertise of "the world’s leading New Testament scholar" (Newsweek), this approachable, engaging translation features accessible, modern prose that stays true to the character of the ancient Greek text by maintaining the vibrancy and vigor of the original works while also conveying the most accurate rendering possible.
The Kingdom New Testament will help the next generation of Christians acquire a firsthand understanding of what the New Testament had to say in its own world, and what it urgently has to say in ours.
Features:The text of the Kingdom New Testament—a fresh, new translation by N. T. WrightPreface by N. T. WrightDozens of maps throughout the textParagraph headings
Most Christians—including pastors—struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people’s lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus, and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate, and compassionate way.
In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through every book of the Bible using their unique approach:Orienting Data--Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the bookOverview--A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the bookSpecific Advice for Reading--Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writingA Walk Through--The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole. Here you are taken by the hand and told, "Look at this!"
How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.
What makes this book especially helpful is that the vast majority of the topics include personal applications for today. As a result, Bible facts come alive, and readers come to see how Scripture is truly relevant to every part of everyday living.
Know Your Bible from A to Z makes personal exploration of the Bible more rewarding and life-transforming. Both new and longtime Christians will find this a must-have resource to keep alongside their Bibles.
Formerly titled The Bare Bones Bible Facts.
This is a must-have resource for readers who have been planning to get serious about Bible study—longtime believers, new Christians, Bible study leaders, and even seekers who want to read the Bible for the first time.
Formerly titled Bruce & Stan's® Guide to the Bible.