Grasping God s Word

Author: J. Scott Duvall
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310492580
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Just as a rock climber’s handhold enables him to master the mountain, a firm grasp on God’s Word empowers us to traverse the challenging, risky slopes of life. Grasping God’s Word helps college students, beginning seminary students, and other serious readers get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture—how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts. Features include: • Proven 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

Grasping God s Word Workbook

Author: J. Scott Duvall
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310521459
Format: PDF
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The widely used Grasping God’s Word, now in a revised third edition, teaches the foundational principles and tools of biblical interpretation. J. Scott Duvall, who specializes in New Testament studies, and Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays survey numerous biblical passages, demonstrating solid interpretive strategies for understanding the Bible. This workbook is designed to use alongside the Grasping God’s Word textbook, following its structure with activities that offer additional practice for all the elements of faithful scholarship as they are presented. College-level students and other serious learners will have the opportunity to try out their interpretive skills by applying them to specific genres and contexts. Both Grasping God’s Word and Grasping God’s Word Workbook treat Scripture as the solid rock of Christian faith, one that students will grip more easily when they know how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it.

Preaching God s Word Second Edition

Author: Terry G. Carter
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310536251
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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People in churches today are hungry for a word from God. Preachers need to prepare and deliver sound biblical sermons that connect with their audience in a meaningful way. Whether you are a student who is new to preaching or a veteran looking to brush up your preaching skills, you will benefit from Preaching God's Word. Good preaching begins with good exegesis. The second edition of Preaching God's Word is a user-friendly, practical, and proven textbook that walks you through the five steps of the "Interpretive Journey" from the biblical text to contemporary application: Grasp the text in their town (what it meant to the original audience). Measure the width of the river that separates the biblical context from today. Cross the principle bridge by identifying the timeless theological principles. Consult the biblical map. Grasp the text in our town. While the science of solid biblical interpretation is essential to effective preaching, it must be married to the art of contemporary communication in order to bring the message home. Preaching God's Word also shows you how to understand your audience, develop powerful applications, use illustrations well, and deliver the sermon effectively. The concluding chapters discuss the unique preaching challenges presented by the various biblical genres, providing interpretive keys, things to avoid, and numerous examples.

Experiencing God s Story of Life and Hope

Author: J. Scott Duvall
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 082549494X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Intended for college and seminary courses on spiritual formation, the workbook consists of twelve chapters with three parts each: believing, behaving, and becoming (that is, what virtues to possess). Thus, the thirty-six lessons are holistic, showing that the process of becoming like Christ involves our entire being.

The Essence of the New Testament

Author: Elmer L. Towns
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433677059
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Leading biblical scholars from Liberty University offer a thorough survey of the complete New Testament, with book introductions, theological concepts, practical applications, word studies, and more.

Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics

Author: Daniel B. Wallace
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780310239321
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics integrates the technical requirements for proper Greek interpretation with the actual interests and needs of Bible students. It is the first text to systematically link syntax and exegesis of the New Testament for second-year Greek students. It explores numerous syntactical categories, some of which have only recently been recognized.Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics is the most up-to-date Greek grammar available. It equips intermediate Greek students with the skills they need to do exegesis of biblical texts in a way that is faithful to their intended meaning. You can click on a biblical text that Wallace references and immediately examine the Greek text under discussion.'A first-rate work! Wallace has devoted much time and thought to grammatical analysis of the Greek New Testament. Set forth with clarity, this volume will remain a reference tool that student and scholar alike can consult with profit.'Bruce M. Metzger, Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary'Dr. Wallace, an exact scholar with an unrivaled command of the literature in his field, is also a humane teacher, catering to the student's needs by his beautiful clarity and precision, topical illustrations, and witty asides. This book's length and wealth of detail are offset by its simple structure, clear tables, and lucid summaries. It deserves acclaim from the learned as well as the student.'The Reverend Professor C. F. D. Moule, Lady Margaret Professor Emeritus, University if Cambridge, EnglandEasy-to-use Pradis interface is:* Transparent---Footnotes automatically display with the appropriate text.* Powerful---Conduct complex searches quickly---without having to understand computerese.* User-Driven---Write as many personal notes as you need and link them to verses and chapters.* Flexible---Many features are easy to use because they're designed like programs you frequently use. For example, navigate through the text by using a context tree or the 'go to' dialog box. Expand the scope and speed of your Bible studies.Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics is powered by Pradis, the most powerful software available for Bible study. It's fully compatible with any edition of Zondervan's Bible Study Library. Choose the edition that's right for you. Visit www.zondervan.com/BibleStudyLibrary for more information .Pentium 166 MHz or higher processorWindows 98, 2000, ME, XP, NT 4.0 (service pack 6)32 MB RAM52 MB hard disk spaceCD-ROM driveVGA or higher resolution monitor

Grasping God s Word

Author: J. Scott Duvall
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310275148
Format: PDF, ePub
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This laminated, three-hole-punched study guide makes studying and reviewing for exams much easier for Bible students. Based on Scott Duvall and Daniel Hays Grasping God s Word, this easy-to-use study tool rounds up key information and presents it at a glance."

Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Harlenic Hellas Publishing
ISBN: 9789604505890
Format: PDF
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Revelation

Author: Navigators
Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780891092735
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This Bible study of the book of Revelation is the final study in the LifeChange series by The Navigators.

Acts

Author: The Navigators
Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780891091127
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Go deeper into the book of Acts to learn more about the early church and how God moved in it to fulfill His mission.