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Mark: The Gospel of the Servant-Messiah
September 16, 2017 by Mark Strauss
This week, guest writer Mark L. Strauss, scholar and professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego and author of "Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels," provides us an amazing essay on the Gospel of Mark, the second installment of four.
Matthew: Jesus Is the Promised Messiah
September 2, 2017 by Mark Strauss
This week, guest writer Mark L. Strauss, scholar and professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego and author of "Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels," provides us an amazing essay on the Gospel of Matthew, which is the first installment of four.
What are the Gospels?
August 26, 2017 by Tim Mackie
If you are jumping into the Gospels for the first time, or even the twentieth, get ready to be surprised all over again. Jesus never fails to challenge our paradigms of thought and dismantle our expectations. However, before you do jump in, let's take some time to understand what you are about to read. The four Gospels offer the earliest accounts of the story of Jesus, namely his life, death, and resurrection. But what kind of story is a “Gospel”?
Jesus & Genealogies
August 19, 2017 by The Bible Project
Welcome to the New Testament! We have finally arrived at the story of Jesus, which will bring the entire biblical story to a climactic fulfillment. The arrival of Jesus will introduce a massive twist into the drama, but it’s one that we’ve seen coming. In fact, to track with the good news about Jesus, you’re going to need all the knowledge and skills you gained from reading the Old Testament so you can understand the first pages of the New.
Chronicles: Not Just a Repeat
August 5, 2017 by The Bible Project
Okay friends, it is about time we discussed those two books in the Bible you may have been avoiding. Or, maybe you never really noticed they were in the Bible in the first place: the books of 1 and 2 Chronicles.
Esther: Secular or Sacred?
July 23, 2017 by The Bible Project
Esther is an exciting book of the Bible. It contains all your classic storybook ingredients: a bold, beautiful heroine (Wonder Woman, anyone?), shifting love interests, a life or death threat to the good guys, a villain you absolutely love to hate, and of course a happy ending.
July 16, 2017 by Tim Mackie
The biblical figures of Ezra and Nehemiah are not the most popular or well-known. They’re not connected to any of the most memorable stories, like the flood or the Exodus from Egypt.
The "Gospel" of Ezekiel
July 8, 2017 by The Bible Project
Last week, we explored Ezekiel’s prophetic calling as he was confronted by the awesome glory of God’s temple presence, his kavod, in Babylon. The vision of the “God-mobile” was pretty bizarre, but by chapter 11 the point could hardly be missed—Israel’s idolatry and violence had compelled God to leave his own temple.
Ezekiel's Bizarre Calling
June 30, 2017 by The Bible Project
If you’ve made it this far into reading the Old Testament, well done! You’ve waded deep into the book of Jeremiah, and it’s probably feeling long—because it is! It’s actually the longest book of the entire Bible if you count the number of words.