Text Message Minor Prophets with Major Messages

Author: Barbara Fletcher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781536932058
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A bell rings. A bird tweets. A few notes from a song suddenly play. A xylophone trills. A frog croaks. Gentle sounds, musical sounds, funny sounds. Curiously, all of them seem to demand attention. Text messages are coming in! People drop what they're doing. They must be urgent! Many people in the Old Testament received urgent messages too, but they didn't come with ringing bells or tweeting birds or trilling xylophones. They came from bold, determined, alarmed prophets. Some recipients paid attention, but not many. Most dismissed what they said, and they did so at their own peril. You see, it is not wise to ignore some messages, especially the ones that come from a holy God who loves His people and wants to protect them from danger. This 8-Week study in the Minor Prophets is one you don't want to miss!

Exalting Jesus in Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah and Malachi

Author: Micah Fries
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805499474
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Exalting Jesus in Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. It’s presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy-reading, practical and friendly commentary. The series is projected to be 48 volumes.

The Bible and Its Influence

Author: Cullen Schippe
Publisher: BLP Publishing
ISBN: 0977030202
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Bible Literacy Project curriculum will be unique in eight distinctive ways: (1) It was created to fulfill the standards of The Bible & Public Schools: A First Amendment Guide, co-published by the Bible Literacy Project and the First Amendment Center. The Guide provides a consensus statement about how the Bible can be taught in public schools, and was endorsed by 21 national educational and religious organizations, including the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the National School Boards Association, the National Association of Evangelicals and the American Jewish Congress, among many others. ** (2) It has been examined by 40 reviewers, with their feedback incorporated into the editing of the text. The reviewers include prominent literature academics as well as high school teachers and scholars from the Roman Catholic, Protestant Evangelical, Mainline Protestant, Eastern Orthodox and Jewish traditions. ** (3) It is uniquely a student textbook. While some curricula offer only a teacher's guide, the Bible Literacy Project textbook will be the only student textbook produced in nearly 30 years. The 40 chapters of the textbook are encompassed in 14 units, seven units for Hebrew Scriptures and seven units for the New Testament. It presents a straightforward explanation of the narratives, themes, and characters of the Bible, written to respect, but not promote various faith perspectives. The course includes direct reading from the Bible. Students will use the translation of the Bible with which they are most comfortable. ** (4) It broadly covers the cultural contexts and influences of the Bible, with examples of art, literature, rhetoric and music. The textbook contains engaging features entitled Historical Connections, The Bible in Literature, Cultural Connections (music, art, rhetoric), and Into Everyday Language. Special one or two-page features include "Abraham Lincoln and the Bible," "Handel's Messiah," "The Bible and Emancipation," Shakespeare and the Bible," among many others. ** (5) It preserves the ability of parents to teach their view of the Bible's religious significance. The text presents a fair and academic presentation of the Bible, without prejudice to a particular view of canon and doctrine. ** (6) It has been pilot tested both in public high schools and in a university training course for English teachers. ** (7) There is an accompanying teacher's manual in development (scheduled for Summer 2006). ** (8) There will be a university-based, online teacher training program available.

A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works

Author: John F. Evans
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310520975
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works, by John F. Evans, summarizes and briefly analyzes all recent and many older commentaries on each book of the Bible, giving insightful comments on the approach of each commentary and its interpretive usefulness especially for evangelical interpreters of the Bible. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works is essentially an annotated bibliography of hundreds of commentators. More scholarly books receive a longer, more detailed treatment than do lay commentaries, and highly recommended commentaries have their author’s names in bold. The author keeps up on the publication of commentaries and intends to update this book every three to four years.

Minor Prophets Hosea through Malachi

Author: Andrew Hill
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1414398948
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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These accessible commentaries are for anyone who wants to enter a serious study of God's Word. Each volume guides the reader through the literacy and theological issues in the text and provides correlation to multiple numbering systems for word study. This volume includes the entire NLT text of Hosea—Malachi, translation notes, and fresh expository commentary.

Jeremiah Lamentations Everyman s Bible Commentary

Author: Irving L. Jensen
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575678924
Format: PDF, Docs
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Jeremiah, previously published as a separate volume, has been combined with Lamentations to provide a carefully organized exposition that reconstructs the historical and cultural backgrounds as well as the vital message of the two Old Testament books. Jeremiah is a penetrating analysis of a significant prophetic book regarded as especially relevant to modern times. Lamentations is an appropriate companion to this book, for it looks back to the event that Jeremiah anticipated, the fall of Jerusalem, and describes in stunningly evocative language the grief that Israel experienced. Using a paragraph-by-paragraph method of analysis, Dr. Jensen explores major units of thought in these biblical books. He effectively uses charts, maps, and informative footnotes to aid the reader's understanding.

Majoring in the Minors

Author: Neal Pollard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781620809624
Format: PDF, ePub
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Here are six men, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah, who stand shoulder to shoulder in the inspired canon of scripture. They never would have been in the same room together, separated by time, travel, and task. They could each tell personal tales of heartache, sacrifice, and trial, disappointment and disbelief. Their message, to the man, was piercing and convicting. We know almost nothing about the personal history of a couple of them. A couple of the others have their personal lives intertwined in their message. The diversity is more than fascinating. It is proof of the Divine hand in their writing. From these men, we learn much about God, man, and man's relationship with his God. Upon the pages of this volume, you will find a thorough explanation of the biblical text as well as rich application for our lives in today's world. Though ancient by date, the material examined by these writers is thoroughly modern by way of relevance. We invite you to read its contents and build your appreciation for the major messages of these minor prophets.