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UK Competition: Buy Galatians, Maybe Win Set

I have a little introductory devotional guide to Galatians coming out in March.  In it, I take the reader through Galatians one preaching unit at a time, making clear the main idea and structure of the passage (although this is not intended to be a...
by Biblical Preaching on Jan 20, 2015

5 Radars Every Preacher Needs – #2

The second of five radars may well be the most important and the most difficult to develop.  Yesterday’s radar considered one aspect of our textual study skills, but this radar is about our underlying assumptions about everything.  I think we sho...
by Biblical Preaching on Jan 20, 2015

5 Radars Every Preacher Needs

To grow as preachers, I believe we need to develop several internal radars.  Think of a radar as an early warning system that beeps when there is an issue in the vicinity.  To be without any radar is to be dangerously naïve.  This week I plan to...
by Biblical Preaching on Jan 19, 2015

New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, $99 in Olive Tree

An underrated but really good Bible dictionary is the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (NIDB). Published by Abingdon, the five-volume set is edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld and includes contributions of nearly 1,000 scholars. For a...
by Words on the Word on Jan 2, 2015

The Original Sign of Immanuel (Isaiah 7:1-14)

At Christmas we are used to hearing about the “sign of Immanuel” and that the “virgin will cconceive a child.” Rarely does a Christmas sermon look back to the original context of the Immanuel passage. But Matthew may very well...
by Reading Acts on Dec 22, 2014

Preaching Christmas

Christmas is an amazing opportunity to preach to people who normally wouldn’t be coming into church.  Here are seven top suggestions for making the most of the opportunity: 1. Pray a lot – there is a spiritual battle going on and …...
by Biblical Preaching on Dec 16, 2014

F.F. Bruce’s Atlas for Young Readers

Last week we received a kindness in the mail from a new friend in Israel–F.F. Bruce’s Bible History Atlas. My 7-year-old son, who had been looking forward to receiving it, came home from school and smiled widely when I had him open it. He...
by Words on the Word on Dec 1, 2014

Faith Comes By Hearing #65

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by The Shady Porch on Nov 30, 2014

Faith Comes By Hearing #64

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by The Shady Porch on Nov 23, 2014

Creative Christmas Sermon Options

Christmas services are just a few weeks away.  You might be getting excited, or dreading another Christmas and the need to generate more messages when the obvious options feel well worn.  Here are some other angles to consider: Prophecies - there...
by Biblical Preaching on Nov 20, 2014

Two More Greek Gems from †Rod Decker

  Before Prof. Rodney Decker passed, he finished writing his Koine Greek Grammar, with which I’m already impressed–having just begun working through the Appendixes! One other last (and sure-to-be lasting) contribution to the world of...
by Words on the Word on Nov 17, 2014

Tomorrow and Today

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”―Matthew 6:34This scripture is without a doubt one of the most quoted passages in the New Testament. In it we are being c...
by The Potter and the Clay on Nov 17, 2014

Identifying with Bible Characters

The Bible is full of stories.  Stories are very effective ways to communicate.  When a story begins, people tend to do two things – first, they identify with (or disassociate from) characters, and second, they feel the tension in the …...
by Biblical Preaching on Nov 16, 2014

NIV Application Commentaries, As Low as $4.27 Each

  Zondervan’s NIV Application Commentary series is on sale, with each of the ebooks selling at $4.99–or less on Amazon. I really liked Psalms vol. 1 in this series. There are a lot of really good volumes in NIVAC; I just picked up Ge...
by Words on the Word on Nov 14, 2014

Why is the Old Testament called old?

What are the differences between the Old Testament and the New Testament?
by free audio sermons on Nov 11, 2014

Christopher Owens to play The Stanley Theatre Liverpool

Christopher Owens to play The Stanley Theatre LiverpoolThe former frontman of acclaimed cult San Franciscan rockers Girls, Christopher Owens makes his debut solo appearance in Liverpool in early November.Touring in support of forthcoming second album...
by MusicMafiaUK on Nov 11, 2014

Faith Comes By Hearing #62

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by The Shady Porch on Nov 9, 2014

The Best Bible Atlas Ever? Yes. A Review of The Sacred Bridge

Is The Sacred Bridge the best Bible atlas ever? To be fair, people consult atlases for different purposes. But for the one–academic or otherwise–who wants to dig deeply into the historical geography of the biblical world, what’s the...
by Words on the Word on Nov 7, 2014

Faith Comes By Hearing #61

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by The Shady Porch on Nov 2, 2014

Beyond Christmas

Christmas is just for children, isn’t it? In fact, many would say it should be just for December too. No sooner is the summer over than the first hints of Christmas appear in the shops, and the moaning begins! But … Continue reading ͛...
by Biblical Preaching on Oct 21, 2014


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