Saturday, May 13, 2023

EDUCATION: Bible News Information Sheets

My congregation had the wonderful opportunity to read the Bible in chronological order this past year and many succeeded. In order to make things less confusing for them I created the BIBLE NEWS for all 66 books. 

There is so much information that we don't have when we start reading the Bible, especially in the Old Testament. There are unfamiliar terms or phrases, history, and political and cultural information, not to mention reading ancient Hebrew poetry and figurative language used by the prophets. Included in the News are also themes that span the whole Bible that we should be looking for, common misconceptions, and situations with the prophets that we don't know. It's so much easier to understand the epistles when we know why the apostle responded to the person or congregation the way they did. 

All of this information deepens our comprehension as we read these amazing books. Researching and writing them was a great blessing to me and I hope they are a blessing to all who use them as well. Interested? You can find them here or soon on Sola Publishing. 

1 comment:

  1. Our congregation used these. The feedback was terrific. Getting the people to read the whole Bible in a year was a challenge. For those who did it, according to the feedback, the blessing and benefit was multiplied by reading the Bible news sheet that went with each book (or with the Bible Overview sheet, the Intertestamental Period sheet, and The 4 Gospels sheet). People outside the congregation who caught sight of it asked to be on the monthly mailing list to receive the sheets for the books we were reading that month. As a pastor, I highly recommend this resource.