In April I’ll be teaching an intensive study on “Exegese and Hermeneutics” as a part of a congregation training program in another state. The program focuses on helping the men learn better to preach and teach.
I’d like to do a short segment on prayer. Please respond in the comments, or send me an email, with your thoughts on what role prayer plays in understanding the Bible.
Of course, I don’t expect anyone to tell us that we should pray and then God will give us a revelation. I would like, however, some specific ideas on the topic.
So this is not a gotcha question. I’m looking for some practical perspectives that I can offer these men.
#prayer #Bible-study #exegese #hermeneutics
A couple of weeks ago we started studying Ephesians in our adult class. As a challenge, I decided to do something a little different. I came up with a series of repeating questions that can be used throughout the book on a paragraph by paragraph basis.
Here are the questions: Continue reading
Let’s think about secrets. Gabriel went to Joseph when he was engaged to be married to Mary and told him a secret. Joseph was planning to put Mary away privately so as to not embarrass her due to her being pregnant outside of marriage. The angel Gabriel told Joseph to go ahead and take Mary as his wife as she was pregnant by the Holy Ghost. I am sure Joseph was thrilled to learn Gabriel’s news and he kept the secret. Continue reading
By: Douglas M. Williams, Sr.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16).
“For prophecy never came by the will of men, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21).
“But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to men. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ” (Galatians 1:11-12). Continue reading
By Douglas M. Williams, Sr.
“But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).
Jesus said, “If you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sin” (John 8:24).
“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice” (I Samuel 15:22).
The Lord will take “vengeance on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 1:8). Continue reading
Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.
Here are the topics you will find:
- Books to Maximize Spiritual Growth (Mike Vestal)
- Suggestions for Studying the Bible this Year (Cody Westbrook)
- Six Tools to Improve Your Prayer Life (Andy Baker)
- How to Excel in Personal Evangelism (Rob Whitacre)
- Helping Your Children Grow Spiritually (Glen Colley)
- How to Strengthen Your Marriage This Year (John Moore)
Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.
You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions.
Copyright © 2018 Southwest church of Christ, All rights reserved.