Bible in a Year, Week 22

WELCOME TO WEEK 22!

Welcome to week 22!  As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing info@involvechurch.com or messaging a pastor on Facebook.

THE PLACE IN THE STORY

ben-white-138093This week, we end Job and continue reading through “The Wisdom of Israel” by moving into Proverbs.  Read more about Proverbs below:

Practical wisdom for living is the central concern of the book of Proverbs. We are told that the beginning and essence of wisdom is the fear of the Lord (1:7; 9:10). Proverbs often contrasts the benefits of seeking wisdom and the pitfalls of living a fool’s life. While the wicked stumble in “deep darkness” (4:19), “the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day” (v. 18). Proverbs is a collection of Israelite wisdom literature, including an introductory section (chs. 1–9) that gives readers a framework for understanding the rest of the book. The book includes the work of various authors, but much of it is attributed to King Solomon. It dates from between the tenth and sixth centuries b.c.  (The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2016), Pr.)

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Bible in a Year, Week 21

WELCOME TO WEEK 21!

Welcome to week 21!  As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing info@involvechurch.com or messaging a pastor on Facebook.1491539044

THE PLACE IN THE STORY

This week, we continue in Job.  Job is considered to be in the category of the Continue reading “Bible in a Year, Week 21”

Bible in a Year, Week 21

Bible in a Year, Week 20

WELCOME TO WEEK 20!

Welcome to week 20!  As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing info@involvechurch.com or messaging a pastor on Facebook.1491539044

THE PLACE IN THE STORY

This week, we finish out the “The Prophets before the Exile.”  These were the prophets that continued to remind Israel and Judah that God called them to be faithful to Him as He was faithful to them.   Continue reading “Bible in a Year, Week 20”

Bible in a Year, Week 20

Bible in a Year, Week 19

WELCOME TO WEEK 19!

minor-prophets-cartoonWelcome to week 19!  As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing info@involvechurch.com or messaging a pastor on Facebook.

THE PLACE IN THE STORY

This week, we finish Hosea and continue in some of the other minor prophets (see the graphic above):  Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah.   Continue reading “Bible in a Year, Week 19”

Bible in a Year, Week 19

Bible in a Year, Week 18

hosea_slideWELCOME TO WEEK 18!

Welcome to week 18!  As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing info@involvechurch.com or messaging a pastor on Facebook.

THE PLACE IN THE STORY

This week, we continue in the second major portion of Isaiah (chapters 40-66).  Find out more about the prophet Isaiah on last week’s post.  We also move into the prophet Hosea.  find out more about Hosea below: Continue reading “Bible in a Year, Week 18”

Bible in a Year, Week 18

5 Principles in Understanding Old Testament Narratives

 


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So…you decided to read through the Bible this year.  Maybe it’s your first time, or maybe you’re an old pro, either way, when you’re reading narratives, like most of the book of Genesis, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, what is a narrative?  Simply put, a narrative is a story.  It tells the about an event, giving details such as the background, main character involved, and life lessons.  There is a plot with an introduction and some sort of conclusion at the end.  

Over the years I’ve made mistakes in understanding narratives.  I’ve jumped to conclusions, wondered why God would allow certain things to happen, and questioned the integrity of certain God followers in the Bible.  As time went on, I realized I wasn’t understanding the biblical narratives correctly.  So I thought if this is something I have struggled with, maybe I should pass on some basic principles for interpreting narrative passages.  Here are five principles from Mel Lawrence in his blog on “How Should We Understand the Stories of the Old Testament?”  You can find the original post here. Continue reading “5 Principles in Understanding Old Testament Narratives”

5 Principles in Understanding Old Testament Narratives