Category: Bible Study

Bible Study, Bible Study Methods/Hermeneutics, Biblical Character Study

Old Testament Character Studies

I have the privilege of teaching through a study of Old Testament character to two different groups this summer. As I prepare, it has become clear that too often we change our hermeneutical methodology when doing a character study.  So here is my short, but hopefully developing list of guidelines for studying Old Testament Characters: …

Bible Study, Resources, Tech

A Few Tools for Bible Study

Yesterday at Calvary Church we demonstrated inductive Bible study.  It is something I do and model in classes room environments all the time, but we managed to do it in front of a large audience (I hope). So as a follow-up, here are some tools. First, a simply outline. I use the acronym ROADS as a reminder of …

Bible Study, Musings, Spiritual Formation

Contrast: Character Determines Influence

On Sunday at Calvary Church, Pastor Beau Eckert started our series, Contrast, with a look at Matthew 5:1-16. The Beatitudes in the first section focus on the Character of the Righteous. The list of characteristics together form a progressive picture of what those rightly related to the King look like.  And by correlation, they serve as an encouragement …

Accountability, Bible Study, Resources, Spiritual Formation, Tech

Faithlife Study Bible

Many know I'm a fan the the ESV Study Bible (and since it is too big to carry around, I take advantage of the online version). Another resource that some might be interested–particularly if you are in an intentional relationship for growth (small group, accountability group, memtoring relationship or adult Bible class) is the new …

Bible Study, Spiritual Formation

Daniel 7–Small Group Questions

In Daniel 7 we return to a prophetic section. This chapter is parallel to chapter 2—both focus on a panorama of prophecy which concludes with the Kingdom of God, the Most High in total control. Small Group Questions Engage—connect with each other 1. What excites you about the future? What worries you about the future? …