“How do Sunday school teachers lead children through the stories of Cain and Abel or Judas’s betrayal in a way that reflects the authority of Scripture? Sunday school curricula often glosses over difficult lessons or focuses too much on characters in Bible stories, neglecting God’s self-revelation in Scripture. John and Kim Walton have created this handbook for 175 Bible stories to assist teachers and parents in knowing what each story teaches and how to present it in a God-centered way.
As they work their way through the Bible, the Waltons examine seven elements in each story: focus, theme, application, place in the Bible, interpretational issues, historical and cultural background, and age-group appropriateness. The Bible Story Handbook includes introductory articles on why we teach the Bible, right and wrong ways to use the Bible, and ends with a two-year teaching plan. Every parent and Sunday school teacher will find this unique resource to be invaluable in teaching children to know and love God.”
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作者古德恩 (Wayne Grudem)，為美國哈佛大學學士，西敏斯特神學院道學碩士，英國劍橋大學博士，曾任教於美國伊利諾州三一神學院二十餘年，並擔任English Standard Version聖經繙譯監督委員會之一員。”
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Just for this week, Ligonier Ministries is offering R.C. Sproul’s Luther and the Reformation lectures for free download here.
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For those interested in learning about the Christian conscience, you can download Kevin DeYoung’s The Art of Turning for free here.
“Misunderstood, abused, hijacked…conscience has become a punch line, but once upon a time Christians gave their lives not to go against it. Highlighting crucial scripture texts and connecting conscience to the work of the Holy Spirit, DeYoung graciously explains why a clear conscience continues to be essential for a life of godliness and peace, and remains ‘a friend to the Christian.’ “
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Credo Magazine’s second volume of the year has been released and the topic is on the English Reformation; you can access it here.
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For those looking for a resource on 1 Corinthians, Warren Wiersbe’s 1 Corinthians – Discern the Difference Between Man’s Knowledge and God’s Wisdom is available for free download here.
“In first-century Greece, a fledgling church was struggling to live out their new faith in a corrupt culture. The congregation at Corinth was mired in contradiction, heralding the power of spiritual gifts and knowledge, yet foolishly engaging in sinful behavior. This troubled church inspired the apostle Paul to write one of his most extraordinary letters.
The Wiersbe Bible Study Series explores timeless wisdom found in God’s Word. Based on Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s popular “BE” series of commentaries, each study provides topical, relevant insights from selected books of the Bible. Designed for small groups or individuals, this eight-week study explores Paul’s call for wisdom in the life of the believer, a truth that remains as relevant as ever.”
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Midwestern Seminary’s 2017 For the Church Conference was held last week and the conference messages are available for viewing here. Conference speakers include Mark Dever, Thom Rainer, and Steve Gaines.
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Logos is now offering the basic version of its Bible study software for free; you can access it here.
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“What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors?
When Jesus was asked to sum up everything into one command, he said to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Most of us have turned this simple idea of loving our neighbors into a nice saying, putting it on bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets and then going on with our lives without actually putting it into practice.
What would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally? Is it possible that the solution to our society’s biggest issues has been right under our noses for the past two thousand years?”
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