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In March–April 2014:
Craig Groeschel: Discipleship in a Digital Age
“In the early years I thought discipleship was sitting in a classroom and having information transferred to you.” says Craig Groeschel, founder and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv in Edmonds, Oklahoma, a church community with 19 campuses and an online community. “But we underestimated the power of the Holy Spirit in discipleship. He doesn’t just bring people to Christ and then leave the rest up to us. His work is much greater. Discipleship doesn’t take place only when someone is teaching you about the Bible—it also happens when you’re serving someone in need and using your gifts. We believe spiritual transformation happens as much through doing and being the body of Christ as it does through learning.”—Jessi Strong
Creating Space for Change
Julie Wu, president of China Bible Seminary in Hong Kong, has great hope for all her students. “My hope is that they may know God’s way of life and live accordingly, implementing God’s call to His people: ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy’ (1 Pet 1:16). Christians should be ready to defend their beliefs against the culture and values of the secular world. I emphasize the reading and studying of God’s Word. How can Christians who are not acquainted with God’s Word know how to separate themselves from various cultural influences?”—Jessi Strong
Not Your Average Bible Study:
A Prophet on the Run: 8 Weeks in Jonah
Jonah is a counter-example of what it means to love our enemies. He didn’t want his enemies to receive the same mercy and grace he had come to expect from God. Many of us can relate. It seems to go against our instincts to love people who have hurt or wronged us. Yet God’s love isn’t restrained by our human labels of friend or enemy. He goes to great lengths to bring all His creation back to Himself, as demonstrated by His compassion toward the infamous city of Nineveh.—Miles Custis
Special Section: The Not-So-Minor Prophets
Wrestling with God
When we’re hit by chaos or confusion, we often feel like God has left us on our own. When the prophet Habakkuk surveyed the situation in Judah in 630 BC, he felt much the same way. Judah was in a state of complete chaos after more than 50 years of deadbeat leadership. Manasseh (696–642 BC), one of the nation’s most evil rulers, built altars to Baal and consulted spiritists and mediums instead of prophets. He had even sacrificed his sons to foreign gods and erected an image of the Canaanite goddess Asherah in God’s temple.—Israel P. Loken
The High Cost of Sibling Rivalry
Obadiah, the shortest book in the Old Testament, was written after the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 587 BC. It’s an oracle of doom against the nation of Edom. Judgment will fall upon Edom through a coalition of other nations, but the ultimate indictment will be from God Himself (Obad 2; see also Lam 4:21–22). And His punishment will be remarkably severe (Obad 5–6).—Stephen Witmer
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.