May 2016 Issue of Christian Worker (How to Study the Bible – Part 2.)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • How to do a Topical Study (Dewayne Bryant)
  • Words of Wisdom for Better Bible Study (Cody Westbrook)
  • How to do a Word Study (Kevin Cauley)
  • How to Study a Book of the Bible (Richard Rutledle)
  • How to do a Character Study (Randy Robinson)
  • How to Study Apocalyptic Literature (Sam Dilbeck)
  • Terms and Tools (John Haffner)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

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My favorite character

            Like Randal, Joseph is my favorite character in the Bible.

            Joseph kept looking at things from God’s perspective instead of his own. Because of this, Joseph resisted temptation and kept himself pure (Genesis 39:9). Some men, in the same situation as Joseph was with Potiphar’s wife, would have fallen to the possibility of potential pleasure, but not Joseph.

            How was Joseph able to withstand false accusation and consequential imprisonment? It was because the Lord was with this young man (Genesis 39:21-23). Don’t you think he knew it? The keeper of the prison did (verse 23).

            One of the most telling signs of Joseph’s ability to look at things from God’s perspective is in Genesis 45:5-7, especially verse 7: “God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.”

            This same kind of foresight was seen in the anointed David when he was chased into a cave, was homeless and being pursued, David wrote, “He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth,” (Psalm 57:3).

            Were we to see things from God’s side, how much more would we understand how blessed we are!

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I think that my favorite “non-divine” …

I think that my favorite “non-divine” Bible character has to be the prophet Daniel. As another brother has said, he has nothing negative said about him in the Bible. I like his integrity and faith, among other remarkable qualities. He is one who did not compromise his faith and core values to “fit in,” or “get ahead.” Rather, he held strong to his convictions when it would have been easier to “go with the flow.”