Bible

Sep 20

How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament–Step 11: Systematic Theology by Jason DeRouchie

Series: How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament

In the interpretive process, the stage considering Systematic Theology is asking more specifically, “How does our passage theologically cohere with the whole Bible?” Or, “How does our passage contribute to our understanding of certain doctrines?”

Aug 24

Sometimes I Struggle With the Bible by Scott Sauls

As much as we can rejoice in, get inspired by, and find comfort in certain parts of the Bible, other parts will disturb us—namely, the parts that contradict our feelings, instincts, hopes, dreams, traditions, and cultural values.

May 23

How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Step 8–Historical Context by Jason DeRouchie

Series: How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament

By considering a passage’s historical context, we are asking, “Where does this passage fit in space and time, and how do these data points inform the reading of our passage?”

Apr 26

Seek the Shade by Rudy Hartmann

There are spontaneous moments when we just need to seek the shade – often when the sun is hottest, and the responsibilities are heaviest.

Apr 21

Psalms are Prophecies by Ryan Ross

The Psalms are a book spoken by Jesus, about Jesus. We should read the Psalms to press more deeply into the gospel, the good news about Jesus.

Apr 18

The Bible’s Not an Instruction Manual by Jared C. Wilson

Front to back, page to page, Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, the written Word of God is primarily and essentially about the saving revelation of the divine Word of God.

Apr 11

How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Step 7–Word and Concept Studies by Jason DeRouchie

Series: How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament

This post will overview the key tools, principles, and process for doing word and concept studies in the Old Testament for those without knowledge of Hebrew. 

Feb 22

Reading Ezra-Nehemiah Theologically by Russell L. Meek

Whereas God remains hidden in Esther, in Ezra-Nehemiah he is anything but. Rather, we see God overtly directing kings for his own glory and the good of his people.

Jan 6

The Uniqueness of the Book of Acts by Patrick Schreiner

Acts is a model, a prototype, an exemplar for the renewal of the church.

Oct 20

Episode 140: Making the Most of Your Bible Study by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz offer some pastoral counsel for the Christian’s daily time in God’s word, reflections on their own Bible study practices past and present, and encouragement for those struggling with daily devotions.