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Plowshares Pruning Hooks Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy & Apocalyptic

Plowshares Pruning Hooks Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy & Apocalyptic
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What are we to make of Isaiah's image of Mount Zion as the highest of the mountains, or Zechariah's picture of the Mount of Olives split in two, or Daniel's beast rising out of the sea or Revelation's great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns? How can Peter claim that on the day of Pentecost the prophecy of Joel was being fulfilled, with signs in heaven and wonders on earth, the sun turned to darkness and the moon to blood? The language and imagery of biblical prophecy has been the source of puzzlement for many Christians and a point of dispute for some. How ironic that is! For the prophets and seers were the wordsmiths of their time. They took pains to speak God's word clearly and effectively to their contemporaries. How should we, as citizens of the twenty-first century, understand the imagery of this ancient biblical literature? Are there any clues in the texts themselves, any principles we can apply as we read these important but puzzling biblical texts? D. Brent Sandy carefully considers the language and imagery of prophecy and apocalyptic, how it is used, how it is fulfilled within Scripture, and how we should read it against the horizon of our future. Clearly and engagingly written, Plowshares and Pruning Hooks is the kind of book that gives its readers a new vantage point from which to view the landscape of prophetic and apocalyptic language and imagery.

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October 22, 2002

PROPHETIC LITERATURE

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Respected scholar David Petersen provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the prophetic literature. Petersen takes into account the major advances in current research as he examines both the literature of the latter prophets (Isaiah-Malachi) as well as the Hebrew texts that describe the work and words of Israel's earlier prophets (e.g., Elijah and Elisha in 1 & 2 Kings).

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March 1, 2002

PUTTING TOGETHER THE PUZZLE OF THE NT

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Intimidated! Overwhelmed! Totally confused? With hundreds of pages of stories, theology and strange visions, who wouldn't feel this way about the New Testament? How does it all fit together?But imagine that the New Testament was a 1,000 - piece puzzle. It's easier to figure out what you're putting together if you have the picture on the box to go by and the corners and straight edges as guides. The chapters in this book provide the puzzle's box cover, corners and straight-edged pieces, demystifying the whole picture of what you are assembling. Armed with these advantages, when you read or study New Testament passages, you will easily understand how the puzzle fits together.CONTENTSIntroduction: How the New Testament is Put TogetherChapter 1: Christ?'s Private PeriodChapter 2: Christ?'s Public PeriodChapter 3: Christ?'s Trials PeriodChapter 4: Christ?'s Triumphant PeriodChapter 5: The Church?'s Private PeriodChapter 6: The Church?'s Public PeriodChapter 7: The Church?'s Trials PeriodChapter 8: The Church?'s Triumphant PeriodConclusion: Admiring the Puzzle Frame
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January 1, 1900

Rediscovering the Lords Supper Communion with Israel, with Christ, and Among the Guests

Rediscovering the Lords Supper Communion with Israel, with Christ, and Among the Guests
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Following his father's classic work CHURCH DOGMATICS, Markus Barth considered the doctrine of the Lord's Supper, which, had not received a full treatment. His work resulted in an exegesis of the Lord's Supper texts in the Synoptics, the Fourth Gospel, and the Pauline letters. His perspective sees the Lord's supper and its accomanying Agape meal as a symbolic event that allows God's people to commune in an atmosphere that remains open to all, including the Jews, whose Passover continues to shed light on this sacrament. His presentation covers the Lord's Supper, Passover, the relationship of Christians and Jews, and the participation of children in communion. He challenges the definitions of Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry as expressed in the Lima Document, offering one of the most sharply stated alternatives available. His discussion provides a reexamination of the Lord's Supper as a symbol of ecumenism--the opportunity for all God's people to celebrate together. This approach makes an important ecumenical contribution to understanding the Lord's Supper from a New Testament perspective. Markus Barth (1915-1994) studied Protestant theology in Bern Basel, Berlin, and Edinburgh, and received his Th.D.from the University of Goettingen in 1947. He served as pastor in Bubendorf, Switzerland, from 1940-1953. Thereafter, he taught New Testament at theological schools in Dubuque, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Basel. His books include Israel and the Church, Justification, The People of God, and Jesus the Jew.
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Reservoirs of Strength Lessons from the Book of James

Reservoirs of Strength Lessons from the Book of James
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The epistle of James opens with a command to count it all joy when we face life's trials. But how can we speak of joy when difficulties bring so much sadness? In Reservoirs of Strength, Gerald M. Bilkes surveys James's letter and directs us to eight quiet streams that can strengthen us when things get hard: the truth of God, the lordship of Christ, the friendship of God, the wisdom of God, the grace of God, the will of God, the justice of God, and the ear of God. If the weight of the world has worn you down, come study the book of James and find an inspired map to reservoirs of strength in testing times.
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December 1, 2017

Revelation for You Seeing History from Heavens Perspective

Revelation for You Seeing History from Heavens Perspective
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Many Christians are confused by the book of Revelation. It moves from strange and disturbing images to warm and practical encouragement; from the fires of Hell to wonderful pictures of a glorious eternity.

And yet the message of the final book of the Bible is both clear and simple. Despite everything that is going wrong with our world, God remains in control. And when we see history, our present, and our future from heaven's perspective, it will encourage us to trust God and remain faithful to the end.

This accessible, absorbing expository guide opens up this book for new and mature Christians alike. It is more applied than a typical commentary, making it a great resource for personal devotion, as well as useful for leading small group studies or sermon preparation.

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February 1, 2019

SCM CORE TEXT NT

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The book is split into 6 sections. In the first part the author sketches out the approach, arguing that the New Testament reflects four streams of apostolic tradition, reflected in the 4 gospels. In parts 2-5 the author looks at each tradition in turn, and the final section focuses on Jesus. There are clear bibliographies at the end of each section to guide the reader to the most relevant areas for further research in any given subject area. The text is deliberately broken down into smaller sections with headings and sub-headings to assist students reading around this subject for the first time. It also contains end of chapter lists of questions for personal reflection which can also be used in tutorial groups and for revision, textboxes, introductions and chapter summaries, as well as a Whos Who in the New Testament.

Where most introductions will follow the pattern established for the Bible as a whole, by examining the different types of writing, this book tries to do something different and cover both the history of the New Testament era as well as the literature which testifies to it.

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Searching the Scriptures Find the Nourishment Your Soul Needs

Searching the Scriptures Find the Nourishment Your Soul Needs
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2017 ECPA Christian Book Award Finalist (Christian Living category)
Are you getting the spiritual nourishment you need?
Optimal health requires optimal nutrition. The same is true spiritually speaking. Without sufficient and regular biblical nutrition, our inner lives begin to suffer the consequences. We become shallow and selfish, more demanding and less gentle, and quick to react impatiently, rashly, and angrily. These are telltale signs of inner malnutrition.

In Searching the Scriptures, respected Bible teacher Chuck Swindoll shows us how to dig deep into Scripture and uncover its profound truths for our lives. He outlines the principles of Bible study that will help you understand God's Word, apply it, and communicate it clearly to those around you. Too many people try to go it alone, without a guide, for this life and the next. Chuck explains how we can fix our own spiritual meals, then invites us to feast on nourishing truths we can discover in God's Word.



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October 1, 2017

TEACHING MATTHEW OP!!!

TEACHING MATTHEW OP!!!
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The themes of the second book in this series are Missionary tales and remarkable conversions. Other themes covered in the series are Living for God and the value of scripture Missionary Tales and Remarkable Conversions; Honouring God and Dramatic Deliverances; Faithful Witnesses and Childhood Faith.Joel Beeke and Diana Kleyn have taken a selection of real life incidents and fictional narratives and developed them into a series of devotional books for children aged 712.Scriptural references throughout the book use the King James Version of the Bible and the questions are also based on this version.The stories themselves include a good mixture of historical adventure childhood experiences remarkable instances of conversion and dramatic edge of your seat rescues from danger.
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September 1, 2003

TORAH STORY

TORAH STORY
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Working knowledge of the Torah is essential for every serious student of the Scriptures. Written in an engaging and accessible voice, even while digging into difficult and complicated matters at a sophisticated level, The Torah Story emphasizes the content of the text itself, moving beyond debating dates and theories of authorship into understanding how these five key books of the Bible help us understand the story of salvation.

Providing flexible options for further study, each chapter includes the following:

  • Tips and tools for getting started
  • Questions that focus on key issues Key terms to look for
  • Outlines and summaries of the material
  • An interactive workshop designed for students, individuals, or study groups
  • Challenge questions drawn from the chapter and biblical text
  • Advanced questions for those who want deeper exploration of biblical contexts, language, and exegetical or theological issues
  • Research project suggestions
  • Discussion activities using films to engage the biblical narrative (selected chapters)
  • A refreshingly new approach to the Torah--neither an introduction nor a commentary--The Torah Story provides a model of how to read Scripture intertextually. It leaves no doubt as to the overarching unity of the message and composition of the Pentateuch.

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    November 26, 2006