In the Old Testament, the Israelites were separated by their sin from direct access to God. But in the New Testament, with the death and resurrection of Christ, the way is open to God for all believers. From Two Journeys…………………..
Learning to Love the Psalms by W. Robert Godfrey (Reformation Trust Publishing; 2017)
In this most enlightening and informative book on the Psalms. Godfrey laments the fact that this vital part of holy Scripture which played such an important role in the life of the Jewish community for thousands of years, as well as for the Christian church for almost 1800 years has now fallen into a theological corner. In this book, Godfrey hopes to spark a new interest in the use the Psalter, both in corporate worship services, and in the personal devotions and prayers of believers everywhere.
Learning to Love the Psalms is neither a commentary or a devotional —- technically speaking. Yet the author both explains the occasions and use of the Psalms in ancient Israel —- like a commentary; but also shows how the theme of each psalm discussed can be used as a devotional and as a springboard to prayer and communion with the Father.
Godfrey describes the make-up and apparent theme and aim of each of the five Books that make up the Psalms in our Bibles today. After that description, the author details more of the interesting facts behind the psalms described (over 80 in all), how they tie into the overall theme of the Book in which they are found, and how modern-Christians can better understand and make more practical and spiritual lessons contained in each psalm. The book is written in a clear and entertaining manner, making it very accessible to the general reader; but with enough theological and expository insight to be very useful for pastors. Most highly recommended!
Here is a quick and useful overview for the Book of Malachi. From CPH.org Blog…………………..
Hosea is one of the more important prophetic books, with a very clear message of the faithful love of God. From Crosswalk.com……….
This article provides a great overview of this often overlooked book of the Old Testament. From Crosswalk.com…….
This list is the author’s choices, but I believe they are pretty good choices! From In Christ…………
Part of a series on the Book of Ecclesiates from DashHouse. There is a good reason for this book to be in the Bible, so let’s get wisdom! 🙂
Big Idea: Accept the harsh realities of a broken world. As you do, urgently enjoy every good gift that God gives you. Welcome to our sixth sermon on the book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes is one of the wisdom books of the Bible. It wants to help us learn how to live skillfully in this world.…Finding Joy in a Broken World (Ecclesiastes 8:2-9:18) — DashHouse
This is a rather lengthy article, but I believe it is well worth the time to go through this. Daniel is a difficult book, but this overview from Knowable Word definitely helps!
A short, but insightful article from Old Testament scholar Walter Kaiser, Jr. on why believers should not be upset or fearful over God’s anger. From The Logos Blog…………………..
We know that we can learn a lot from the good people in the Bible like David and Paul, but sometimes we can learn even more from observing those people who were not exactly the best role models. An interesting article from New Wineskins………………..