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In May–June 2014:
“The key for pastors is making sure Bible study isn’t just a vocational responsibility,” says Kevin DeYoung, pastor of University Reformed Church, and author of Crazy Busy and Taking God at His Word. “It’s a necessity we have as Christians, and it’s what we need today in order to know God better. I have to consistently ask, ‘Lord, what do you have to teach me? What sins need to be corrected? How do I need to be encouraged? What do I need to see about Jesus Christ that I haven’t seen before?’ Hopefully, studying for a sermon is devotional as well, and the process builds up and encourages faith.”—Jessi Strong
Advancing the Church
Riad Kassis, director of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education, partners his ministry with diverse organizations to enhance theological education in Bible colleges and seminaries around the world. “In the past, when missionaries came to countries outside of America and Europe, they thought that the gospel message should have one form, one format and one expression. But we believe that while the core of the gospel is the same, the message should be presented in different ways to different audiences. Our main concern is to see theological training that takes the Scriptures seriously and at the same time considers the context where it functions.”—Jessi Strong
Not Your Average Bible Study: The Call of Discipleship: 8 Weeks in the Sermon on the Mount
The Sermon on the Mount—Jesus’ first major teaching in Matthew’s Gospel—tells us what it means to be Jesus’ disciple and a member of the kingdom of God. Sitting on the mountainside, Jesus speaks about selflessness, humility and what it means to seek God’s righteousness—what we know as the Beatitudes (5:3–12). His disciples should serve as His witnesses to the world and point others toward God (5:13–16). Their standard of righteousness goes beyond what was set forth in the Law (5:17–48).—Miles Custis
Special Section: The Four Evanglists
Mark’s opening words aren’t often heralded for their literary greatness. “As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, ‘Behold I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way’” (Mark 1:1). Yet these words launch a masterful presentation of the arrival and ministry of Jesus. Starting with this first citation, Mark models his presentation of Jesus after statements found in Isaiah. As the manifestation of God in the form of a mortal man, Jesus will lead Israel out of bondage and establish an earthly kingdom that will, as the prophets foretold, include all nations of the earth.—Michael S. Heiser
John, Gospel of the Incarnation
There is more than one way to tell a story—even the most important story of all. The Gospel writers crafted their individual stories of Jesus using genealogies, prophecies or narratives of historical events to convey His identity and mission. While Matthew demonstrates that Jesus is the heir of the covenant promises of David and Abraham and the fulfi ller of ancient messianic prophecies, Mark emphasizes that Jesus is the Messiah of a kingdom even greater than Rome. In his Gospel and Acts, Luke shows that Jesus is the Christ of all nations, whose gospel breaks down barriers between Jew and Gentile, rich and poor, and male and female.—Karen H. Jobes
Each issue of Bible Study Magazine includes:
Great interviews and articles with the biggest names in biblical scholarship and the church, including Josh McDowell, John Piper, Kay Arthur, Mark Driscoll, Randy Alcorn, Mark Goodacre, Daniel Wallace, Lee Strobel, N. T. Wright, Elizabeth George, and John MacArthur, plus off-the-beaten-path Bible study stories like “Rock Music and Bible Study,” “Bible Study in Hollywood,” and “Bible at Bat.”
Bible Study Tips
Thoughtful and engaging authors tackle the tough passages in Scripture and explain difficult concepts in a way that helps God’s Word make sense.
On the Cutting Edge
Read the Bible like never before with the aid of leading archaeological and historical findings. Includes articles like “God’s Word through Multiple Voices: The Case of Sennacherib’s Invasion of Judah” and “The Real Ten Commandments?,” which looked at Exodus 34 as the possible real Ten Commandments—not the traditional Exodus 20.
Not Your Average Bible Study
Encounter God by yourself or with other believers with an ongoing Bible study in each issue. Currently featuring “Hope for the Afflicted. A Study in the book of Ruth.”
D.I.Y. Bible Study
Learn how to effectively use Bible study tools with our how-to guides. This section tackles tough problems using commentaries, dictionaries, handbooks, and many other tools.
Thoughts from the Church Fathers
Read the Bible along with those who have come before you and learn from their wisdom.
Get a close-up view of the Bible! Each issue teaches you about significant Greek and Hebrew words and tells you how to examine the words without knowing the original languages.
What They Don’t Tell You in Church
Features articles like “What’s in Your Bible?,” this section graphically illustrates which books each church tradition considers part of their Bible. Also includes articles like “Counting the Ten Commandments,” exploring how each major religious tradition divides the Ten Commandments.
I Dare You Not to Bore Me with the Bible
See things you never noticed in biblical passages you have read dozens of times. Includes articles like “Paul’s Lost Letters” and an article exploring the question “Did Jesus believe in Reincarnation?”
A Moment with God
Devotions at their best—in–depth, but personal and applicable.
Bible Comics & Puzzles
The best comics and puzzles related to the Bible.
Weird, but Important
Strange passages explained and made culturally relevant. A previous issue included “Sanctified Dirt,” which explained why Naaman asked Elijah to take dirt from Israel back to his country.
The Bible as Art
Learn how the biblical writers used literary forms such as metaphors and irony.
Stay on top of the latest books about Bible study. Each issue contains reviews of books and commentaries to equip you in your study of God’s Word.
Expand your study of the Bible and discover new insights from God’s Word!
In every 48-page issue, you’ll get sound advice and enriching insights from pastors and scholars who have spent a lifetime applying the Bible to their lives and teaching others how to do the same. Read pastor profiles, author interviews, and stories of individuals whose engagement with Scripture has shaped their thinking and defined their ministries. Bible Study Magazine reveals the impact of God’s Word on their lives and the power of Scripture in yours.