Last week we discussed how to interpret historical narrative using the creation account as a model text. This week I want to show you how to identify a historical narrative using five easy steps. This process is called genre identification. Genre identification uses the five c’s by looking at the content, context, congregation, critical … Continue reading Five Ways to Identify Historical Narrative
Tuesday, I said time limited me from speaking about speaking about all the references to the biblical writers referencing Genesis as literal history. I would like to take some time to tell you about that today. Before I do that, I just want to recap on what we talked about last time. In summary … Continue reading Interpreting Historical Narratives Part II
People have different ideas about how to interpret the different stories in the Bible. Some view them as fairy tales or folk lore that parents told their children to make them behave. Others view the stories in the Bible as parables that are meant to teach something to their readers about God. Yet, this … Continue reading Interpreting Historical Narrative
The library in Alexandria Egypt is considered by some to have been the most significant library in ancient history. Yet, there is a more important library than the library of Alexandria, the Bible. Yes, the Bible is a library. It was written over fifteen hundred years by forty different authors in seven genres, in three … Continue reading The World’s Most Important Library
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfareand not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11, ESV The above passage sounds like a great promise to Christians today. Many people make this their life verse. Yet, they don't take into account that this passage is … Continue reading Book Context
"And he said to him, 'All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.'" Matthew 4:9 ESV The above passage sounds great until you realize the person speaking is Satan, and he is tempting Jesus. Without the verses before and after this passage, you might want to put it as … Continue reading Surrounding Context
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RKa-cEmJONU Pastor Josiah Nichols preaches on how to interpret prophesy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKkV_gopm7g Pastor Josiah Nichols ends his sermon series on 1 John with 5 certainties Christians know if they are saved. Christians have eternal life. God listens to their prayer. God forgives Sin. God protects. God is truth.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HlH2EJKDleA Pastor Josiah Nichols preaches on how God speaks to us. Psalm 19.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8sFygcYlpr8 Pastor Josiah Nichols preaches that the resurrection is a historical fact.