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Messages with tag - Bible study

Tue, Nov 10, 2015
Passage: 1 Samuel 1-7
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 12 secs
If you’re looking for help in studying the Bible, listen to this lesson. Go through the different sections of Samuel seeing what you can learn about four aspects: what does this section say about God, what does it say about man, what does it say about salvation, and what does it say about problem solving? Focusing on these questions, see important truths about how God is always working in human history. Much like our land today, Israel in those days was suffering from the outcome of their wrong decisions, but we see that God did not desert them. Hear promises from God’s Word that we can apply to our lives today.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:8 & Isaiah 41:10
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 11 secs
Does God ever forget about us and our little problems because He’s so busy with the big concerns of the world? Listen to this lesson to learn that God knows each of us by name and never ignores us. Learn some methods and materials that will help in our personal Bible study and learn about anthropomorphisms which are used to describe God. Understand the Creator/creature distinction and how we cannot fully understand everything about God but we can rely on His promises. Accept that God always does the right thing and we can trust Him at all times.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Series: 2014 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 47 mins 48 secs

The maxim of literal interpretation has a noble heritage reaching back to the Reformation, even though it has fallen into disuse among contemporary scholars. Part of the problem is its negative associations. It seems archaic and passé because its concerns are no longer the primary concerns of a contemporary culture. In addition, few can agree on the meaning of “literal.”

In this essay, I agree in part with the criticism of the use of “literal.” But I also believe that correctly understood it specifies a primary concern for biblical interpretation.

First, I agree that in biblical interpretation, we do not begin with a modern or postmodern worldview. Rather, we begin with a worldview expressed by Augustine: we believe to know. As Christians we believe the Gospel to know ourselves and to come to know God. When we turn to Scripture, we believe what the Scripture claims to be true of itself: God speaks and what He says is truth (John 17:17). Of course, interpretation is necessary to know the meaning of that truth.

Within this pre-modern worldview, there are two qualifications. First, textual criticism is essential to know what God has written. In addition, where historical-critical problems remain unresolved, these problems need to be addressed. Yet the claim of Scripture to be true remains a viable premise in textual interpretation.

Sun, Feb 23, 2014
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 51 mins
Hendricks, Living by the Book, chapter 43 (1st edition)/chapter 46 (2nd edition)
Sun, Feb 23, 2014
Passage: Habakkuk
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 35 mins 51 secs
The Book of Habakkuk
Tue, Feb 11, 2014
Passage: Acts 28:17-31
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 59 secs
Brace for a triumphant finish as we near the end of the book of Acts. Paul arrives in Rome and is held a prisoner under house arrest. Listen to this lesson to learn how he organizes meetings with the Roman Jewish leadership and presents Jesus' claims to be the Messiah. See how Paul must confront the disturbing question they had of why Jesus did not bring in the Kingdom of God. Discover the difference between Bible study methods and the communication of Bible truths. Understand how even in chains Paul continued to preach and persuade both Jews and Gentiles.
Sun, Jan 12, 2014
Passage: Habakkuk 3:17-19 & Habakkuk
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 37 mins 9 secs
Hendricks, Living by the Book Workbook, chapters 50-52
Sun, Jan 12, 2014
Passage: Habakkuk 3:17-19
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 42 mins 21 secs
Hedricks, Living by the Book Workbook chapters 47, 49, and 55.

Begin Habakkuk

Sun, Dec 08, 2013
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 38 mins 8 secs

Problems in Biblical Understanding

Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 27 through 29

Assignment:
Read Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 30-32.
Read Hendricks, Living By the Book Workbook, chapters 49-51. Work on the assignment in Chapter 49 pertaining to Habakkuk.

Dr. Dean also recommended the following books on Bible interpretation:
Protestant Biblical Interpretation: A Textbook of Hermeneutics by Bernard Ramm
Basic Bible Interpretation by Roy B. Zuck
Expository Hermeneutics: an Introduction by Elliot Johnson
Evangelical Hermeneutics: The New Versus the Old by Robert L. Thomas

Sun, Dec 08, 2013
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 45 mins 14 secs
Introduction to Interpretation

Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 27 through 29