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Nancy Guthrie talks to some of the best teachers and preachers of our day to equip all kinds of Bible teachers to creatively teach through specific books of the Bible.

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    Live at TGCW22: Getting Rid of our Fear of the Book of Revelation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 45:32


    When it comes to selecting a book of the Bible to study or teach, Revelation is a book that is often avoided. We're a bit intimidated by it—afraid we won't be able to understand it, afraid of the controversy that surrounds it, and afraid of the realities it presents in its graphic strangeness. We also know it is a book some people have an unhealthy obsession with. The book of Revelation actually begins and ends with a promise—a promise of blessing for those who hear what is revealed in it and allow that revelation to shape their perspective about what is real, what will last, and who is worthy of worship. In this workshop, recorded live at The Gospel Coalition's 2022 Women's Conference, Nancy Guthrie addresses fears many have in regard to the book of Revelation—the fears of not understanding it, fears of controversy, persecution, and its depictions of God's judgments— offering reasons to invest ourselves in understanding this challenging book as well as keys that will unlock its meaning and impact.Click here for more from Nancy on the book of Revelation.  

    Live at TGCW22: Putting Personality and Passion Into Your Teaching

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 43:52


    We all know that some teachers are easier to listen to and learn from than others. And we want to be teachers who are clear and engaging. In this workshop recorded live at The Gospel Coalition's 2022 Women's Conference, Nancy Guthrie defines what she means and doesn't mean by “passion” and “personality” and then works through twelve ways to put personality and passion into your teaching without making it all about you. Topics include the use of story, voice variation, drama, humor, eye contact, and getting to the passion of Christ himself.

    McFadden and Helm on Tools for Getting to the Meaning of the Text (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 49:39


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy sat down with Colleen McFadden and Lisa Helm. McFadden is director of women's workshops for The Charles Simeon Trust, and Helm, wife of Simeon Trust executive director David Helm, is an instructor for the trust's women's workshops. We talked about their own development as Bible teachers and about the convictions every Bible teacher must hold. McFadden and Helm discuss how to use tools such as context, structure, traveling through the cross, and melodic line to get to the intended meaning of the biblical text. 

    Ligon Duncan on Numbers, Part 2 (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 46:46


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talked with Ligon Duncan—chancellor, CEO, and professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary—about the book of Numbers. In the two-part conversation, Duncan helps teachers to see God's kindness toward women in a couple of passages, the beauty embedded in the long lists of hard-to-pronounce names, and how to point to Christ in well-known stories such as Moses striking the rock, the serpent mounted on a pole, and Balaam's talking donkey.Recommended ResourcesNumbers(Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Gordon J. WenhamNumbers: God's Presence in the Wildernessby Iain M. DuguidSermons on Numbers by Ligon DuncanThe Literary Study Bible edited by Leland RykenThe ESV Study BibleRyken's Bible Handbook by Leland Ryken, Philip Ryken, and James Wilhoit 

    Ligon Duncan on Numbers, Part 1 (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 47:12


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talked with Ligon Duncan—Chancellor, CEO, and professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary—about the book of Numbers. In our two-part conversation, Duncan helps teachers to see God's kindness toward women in a couple of passages, the beauty embedded in the long lists of hard-to-pronounce names, and how to point to Christ in well-known stories such as Moses striking the rock, the serpent mounted on a pole, and Balaam's talking donkey.Recommended ResourcesNumbers(Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Gordon J. WenhamNumbers: God's Presence in the Wildernessby Iain M. DuguidSermons on Numbers by Ligon DuncanThe Literary Study Bible edited by Leland RykenThe ESV Study BibleRyken's Bible Handbook by Leland Ryken, Philip Ryken, and James Wilhoit

    Jen Wilkin on How to Organize and Orchestrate a Bible Study (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 50:59


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy sat down with Jen Wilkin to talk about organizing a Bible study. Wilkin is a minister in the Institute at The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, where she oversees curriculum and teaches women's classes. She is the author of Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Mindsand None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing). She has also published group studies on 1 Peter on the Sermon on the Mount.In this conversation, Wilkin explains how her passion and ability to teach developed and how significant it is to have a pastor affirm and encourage teaching gifts. Having led a large parachurch Bible study for women and now overseeing the women's Bible study at her own church, Wilkin offers valuable advice for organizing and orchestrating a Bible study program. In particular, Wilkin says studies should provide structure, accountability, and predictability.

    Michael Kruger on Romans, Part 2 (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 44:15


    In this second of a two-part conversation on how to teach the Book of Romans, Michael J. Kruger, president and professor of New Testament and early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), Charlotte, shares some of what he's learned over the past two years through teaching Romans to a women's Bible study. Kruger works his way from Romans 8–16, explaining how to do justice to the majestic themes in chapter 8, why Paul presents election not as a problem but as the solution to a greater problem, and how Paul guides us through the complexities of the Christian life in chapters 12–15.In addition to his duties at RTS, Kruger served (at the time of recording) as an associate pastor of Uptown Church in Charlotte. He blogs at Canon Fodder on the origins of the New Testament canon and other biblical and theological issues. Kruger is editor and contributor to A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament and author of both Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books and also The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture's Fascination with Diversity has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity, co-authored with Andreas Köstenberger.On Romans, Kruger recommends:Romans (The Crossway Classic Commentaries) by Charles HodgeThe Epistle to the Romans (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by John MurrayThe Epistle to the Romans (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Douglas MooRomans International Critical Commentary (two-volume set) by C. E. B. CranfieldFourteen-volume set on Romans by Martyn Lloyd-JonesRomans (four-volume set) by James Montgomery BoiceStudy GuideRomans: A 12-Week Study by Jared C. Wilson

    Michael Kruger on Romans 1–7 (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 58:43


    In part one of this two-part conversation on how to teach the book of Romans, Michael J. Kruger, president and professor of New Testament and early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), Charlotte, shares some of what he's learned over the past two years through teaching Romans to a women's Bible study. Working his way through Romans 1 to 7, Kruger explains how and why he creates handouts for his students, and how to respond to those offended by what Paul writes in the book on homosexuality and the wrath of God.In addition to his duties at RTS, Kruger served (at the time of recording) as an associate pastor at Uptown Church in Charlotte. He blogs at Canon Fodder on the origins of the New Testament canon and other biblical and theological issues. Kruger is editor and contributor to A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament and author of both Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books and The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture's Fascination with Diversity has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity, co-authored with Andreas Köstenberger.On Romans, Kruger recommends:Romans (The Crossway Classic Commentaries) by Charles HodgeThe Epistle to the Romans (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by John MurrayThe Epistle to the Romans (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Douglas MooRomans International Critical Commentary (two-volume set) by C. E. B. Cranfield14-volume set on Romans by Martyn Lloyd-JonesRomans (four-volume set) by James Montgomery BoiceStudy GuideRomans: A 12-Week Study by Jared C. Wilson

    Paul House on Jeremiah (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 46:30


    In this episode, Nancy talked with Paul House in Birmingham, Alabama, where he teaches Old Testament theology and Hebrew at Beeson Divinity School. House is the author of several books, including The Unity of the Twelve, Old Testament Survey, Old Testament Theology, Lamentations in the Word Biblical Commentary series, and Bonhoeffer's Seminary Vision. He has also served as a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version Bible.The Book of Jeremiah is 5 percent of the entire Bible, but House provides practical help on how to organize and what to emphasize in order to teach this book in just a few weeks. He also gives insight into the social and spiritual realities of Judah in Jeremiah's day, which remarkably reflect social and spiritual realities in our own.Additional Print and Audio Resources:Jeremiah and Lamentations: From Sorrow to Hope by Philip Graham RykenJeremiah: A 12-Week Study by Matthew S. HarmonA Mouth Full of Fire: The Word of God in the Words of Jeremiahby Andrew SheadThe Prophet of the Heart sermon series from All Souls Langham PlaceSermons on Jeremiah by Colin Adams

    Phillip Jensen on 1 Timothy (Re-Release)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 66:04


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talked with Phillip Jensen at his Two Ways Ministries office in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Over a lifetime, Jensen's ministry has centered around the exposition of the Scriptures. He served as chaplain for the University of New South Wales, offered leadership to the Katoomba Christian Convention, founded Matthias Media, and most recently served as dean of St. Andrews Cathedral in Sydney.To teach 1 Timothy, Jensen suggests we begin not at the outset of the letter but at the center, where Paul's purpose for writing is stated clearly (1 Tim. 3:15) and should, therefore, inform our teaching throughout. Jensen challenges our preconceived understandings of “the mystery of godliness,” and provides a framework for understanding Paul's teaching in 1 Timothy 2 about the proper behavior of men and women in the church.Print and audio resources on 1 Timothy:1–2 Timothy and Titus: A 12-Week Study by Brian Tabb1–2 Timothy and Titus: To Guard the Deposit by Bryan ChapellExalting Jesus in 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus by David Platt and Daniel AkinSermons on 1 Timothy by Phillip JensenSermons on 1 Timothy by Dick LucasSermons on 1 Timothy by Alistair BeggBooks by Phillip Jensen:Guidance and the Voice of GodTwo Ways to Live pamphlet

    Introducing "Blessed" – A New Podcast with Nancy Guthrie

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 28:36


    In her new podcast, Blessed, Nancy Guthrie sits down with Bible scholars, theologians, pastors, and other church leaders to explore the message of the book of Revelation, and why it's more relevant to our lives than we often think. Today, we're excited to share the first episode from Nancy's new show right here on the Help Me Teach the Bible podcast.Subscribe to Blessed: Conversations on the Book of Revelation with Nancy Guthrie on Apple Podcasts. 

    Graeme Goldsworthy on Biblical Theology

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 58:52


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy sat down with Graeme Goldsworthy in his home in Brisbane, Australia, to talk about biblical theology and how it affects our understanding and teaching of the Bible. Goldsworthy has written many books, including the popularAccording to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible, one of the best and most accessible overviews of the Bible's basic plot. Over the course of our conversation, we discussed how this approach to the Bible was lost and found, how his approach to biblical theology differs from that of Geerhardus Vos and Edmund Clowney, and how to trace themes throughout the Scriptures as he demonstrates in his newest book, The Son of God and the New Creation in Crossway's Short Studies in Biblical Theology book series. Books by Graeme Goldsworthy:The Goldsworthy Trilogy: Gospel and Kingdom; Gospel and Wisdom; The Gospel in RevelationGospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical InterpretationChrist-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and PrinciplesMentioned in this podcast:Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments by Geerhardus VosThe Unfolding Mystery by Edmund ClowneyPreaching Christ in All of Scriptureby Edmund Clowney

    Michael Horton on the Campaign for Core Christianity (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 42:54


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talked with Michael Horton of Westminster Seminary in California about his book and biblical teaching campaign Core Christianity. In addition to being the author of many popular and academic books, Horton is the editor-in-chief of Modern Reformationmagazine, one of the hosts of the White Horse Innradio broadcast, and a minister in the United Reformed Churches.In their conversation on his book Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God's Story, they discuss why those we teach need training in doctrine, the way God speaks to us today, and whether the purpose of our lives as Christians is to change the world.

    Douglas O'Donnell on Matthew (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 62:04


    In this conversation, O'Donnell provides helpful ideas and key insights for teaching through Matthew, including how to find the melodic line of Matthew, Matthew's emphasis on pattern fulfillment, and what he calls “Doug O's Amazing Ten Steps” to interpreting parables.Books by Douglas O'Donnell:Matthew: All Authority in Heaven and on EarthThe Beginning and End of WisdomGod's Lyrics: Rediscovering Worship through Old Testament SongsThe Song of Solomon: An Invitation to IntimacyDouglas O'Donnell recommends:Matthew in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament by Grant OsborneMatthew: A Commentary, Volumes 1 & 2 by Frederick Dale BrunerInterpreting the Parables by Craig BlombergThe Parables of Jesus by David Wenham

    John Woodhouse on 2 Samuel, Part 2 (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 40:24


    For this two-part conversation on 2 Samuel, Nancy sat down with John Woodhouse in his home office in Sydney, Australia.In part one, Woodhouse helps relate the story of God's kingdom in David's day to the context of God's kingdom in our day. He gives us handles on how to teach 2 Samuel 7, one of the most important chapters in the Bible, in which God makes a covenant with David and promises that his throne will last forever. In part two, Woodhouse discuss the difficult-to-read—and even more challenging to teach—section on Amnon's sin with Tamar and Absalom's rebellion.Books on 2 Samuel:2 Samuel: Your Kingdom Come (Preaching the Word commentary series) by John WoodhouseSermons on 2 Samuel by John Calvin2 Samuel: Out of Every Adversity  by Dale Ralph Davis1–2 Samuel: A Twelve Week Study  by Ryan KellyAudio Resources on 2 Samuel:Sermons series by John Woodhouse at Christ Church St. Ives in Sydney, AustraliaSermon series by Liam Goligher at Tenth Presbyterian in PhiladelphiaSermon series by Ryan Kelly at Desert Springs Church in Albuquerque

    John Woodhouse on 2 Samuel, Part 1 (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 54:31


    For this two-part conversation on 2 Samuel, Nancy sat down with John Woodhouse in his home office in Sydney, Australia.In part one, Woodhouse helps relate the story of God's kingdom in David's day to the context of God's kingdom in our day. He gives us handles on how to teach 2 Samuel 7, one of the most important chapters in the Bible, in which God makes a covenant with David and promises that his throne will last forever. In part two, Woodhouse discuss the difficult-to-read—and even more challenging to teach—section on Amnon's sin with Tamar and Absalom's rebellion.Books on 2 Samuel:2 Samuel: Your Kingdom Come (Preaching the Word commentary series) by John WoodhouseSermons on 2 Samuel by John Calvin2 Samuel: Out of Every Adversity  by Dale Ralph Davis1–2 Samuel: A Twelve Week Study  by Ryan KellyAudio Resources on 2 Samuel:Sermons series by John Woodhouse at Christ Church St. Ives in Sydney, AustraliaSermon series by Liam Goligher at Tenth Presbyterian in PhiladelphiaSermon series by Ryan Kelly at Desert Springs Church in Albuquerque

    Dobbs and Stainback on Selecting and and Training Good Teachers (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 57:07


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy sat down with two good friends who have spent many years identifying, recruiting, training, and overseeing teachers in the church. She asked them what they look for in a teacher, red flags that may indicate one shouldn't be tapped to teach, and how they recommend people improve at teaching the Bible.Resources recommended in this episode:Simeon Trust WorkshopsOne to One Bible Reading by David HelmLiving By the Bookby Howard HendricksGetting the Message by Dan DorianiPutting the Truth to Work by Dan DorianiThe Heart Is the Target by Murray CapillZondervan Encyclopedia of the BibleESV Study BibleESV Gospel Transformation Bible

    Rosaria Butterfield on Teaching with Openness, Unhindered (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 63:43


    In this episode, Nancy sat down with Rosaria Butterfield, formerly a tenured professor of English at Syracuse University and now a pastor's wife, homeschool mother of four, author, and a good neighbor. She tells about her experience and provides wisdom for those teaching the Bible to people like she once was—angry and skeptical, yet wanting to discover if the Bible is credible, what has to say, and what it demands.Both of Butterfield's books are excellent resources for thinking about how to discuss the Bible with a confirmed yet curious skeptic:The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert [review]Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ[20 quotes | review]

    Trevin Wax on Gospel-Centered Teaching (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 56:10


    On this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy sat down with Trevin Wax—writer, TGC blogger, Religion New Service contributor, and (at the time) managing editor of The Gospel Project, a gospel-centered small group curriculum for all ages published by LifeWay Christian Resources. Wax presents the three questions every teacher needs to ask when preparing to teach as well as what makes teaching genuinely gospel-centered according to his book, Gospel-Centered Teaching: Showing Christ in All the Scripture.Resources mentioned by Trevin Wax:The Big Picture Interactive Bible StorybookThe Big Picture Story Bible by David HelmThe Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-JonesAccording to Planby Graeme GoldsworthyGod's Big Pictureby Vaughan RobertsReading God's Story: A Chronological Daily Bible by George GuthrieRead the Bible for Lifeby George Guthrie

    Jenny Salt and Carrie Sandom on Preparing a Talk (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 52:27


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, sat down with Carrie Sandom from TheProclamation Trust in the UK and Jenny Salt from Sydney Missionary and Bible College in Australia to talk about how they approach a passage they are preparing to teach.They discuss their first opportunities and how they found the confidence to teach, as well as how they would each like to continue to improve their teaching.Audio resources:Jenny Salt's series on RuthTalks by Salt in TGC's resource databaseCarrie Sandom's messages at the Proclamation TrustTalks by Sandom in TGC's resource database 

    John Piper on 1 Peter (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 70:10


    On this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, recorded live in front of an audience at The Gospel Coalition's 2016 Women's Conference in Indianapolis, Nancy talked to John Piper about the book of 1 Peter. Piper is the founder of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.While most of us may be familiar with John Piper's preaching, he makes a case for teaching using the Socratic method by writing good questions for Bible study participants to work through, first on their own and then as a group.Audio/Video Resources on 1 PeterPlenary Sessions on 1 Peter from The Gospel Coalition's 2016 Women's ConferenceSermons on 1 Peter by Dick LucasSermons on 1 Peter by Alistair BeggVideo series and group study on 1 Peter by Jen WilkinRecommended Books1 and 2 Peter and Jude: Sharing Christ's Sufferings by David Helm1 Peter (Reformed Expository Commentary) by Daniel DorianiThe Message of 1 Peter: The Way of the Cross by Edmund Clowney10 Keys to Unlock the Christian Life by Colin Smith

    Ray Ortlund on Proverbs (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 56:23


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy Guthrie talked with Ray Ortlund Jr. about the book of Proverbs. Ortlund was the founding pastor of Immanuel Nashville and is president of Renewal Ministries and a Council member for TGC. Among many other books, he's the author of Proverbs: Wisdom that Works in Crossway's Preaching the Word Commentary series. Ray presents Proverbs as an opportunity to sit down with Jesus and have him as our counselor.Recommended resources:Ancient Wisdom: Mentoring from the Book of Proverbs, a series of messages by Ray OrtlundHow Do I Preach Expository Sermons from Proverbs? by Dan DorianiProverbs: A 12-Week Study by Lydia BrownbackResources recommended by Ray Ortlund Jr.:Proverbs in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series by Derek KidnerThe Book of Proverbs: Chapters 1–15 and The Book of Proverbs, Chapter 15–31 by Bruce K. WaltkeThe Expositor's Bible Commentary, which includes commentary by Allen P. Ross on Proverbs“The Emotional Life of Our Lord” essay by B. B. Warfield

    Justin Taylor and Dane Ortlund on a Bible Teachers Library

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 50:35


    On this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy Guthrie talked with Justin Taylor and Dane Ortlund about how Bible teachers can build a library of useful resources.Taylor and Ortlund discuss books they believe are essential for the Bible teacher, publishing projects they're most pleased to have been a part of, as well as what they're working on now. They also talk about what makes an effective Bible teacher and how to become a better one.Resources suggested by Taylor and Ortlund:How to Read a Book by Mortimer AdlerKnowing the Bible study guide seriesIntroductions to Bible sections and other ESV Study Bible resourcesAccording to Planby Graeme GoldsworthyThe Bible Speaks Today commentary series

    Colin Smith on How to Teach Christ in the Joseph Story (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 56:23


    On this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy Guthrie sat down with Colin Smith, pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and preacher at Unlocking the Bible. They discussed how to teach the story of Joseph with Christ at the center, as demonstrated in Smith's “Snapshots of a Godly Life” sermon series.Joseph's is the story of the loved and favored son who is hated by his brothers. Yet he is the one to whom they must come for salvation, the one to whom they must be reconciled.Mentioned in the discussion:Gleanings in Genesis  (full text online) by A. W. PinkResources on Joseph:Sermon on Joseph by Dick LucasSermons on Joseph by Alistair Begg

    George Guthrie on 2 Corinthians (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 51:57


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy sits down with George Guthrie (no relation), professor of Bible at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, to talk through how to teach Paul's second letter to the church in Corinth.Guthrie provides clarity on the “triumphal procession,” our transformation “from one degree of glory to another,” as well as how to teach on financial giving in a way that captures the beauty of the passage. Guthrie has participated in numerous Bible translation projects and wrote Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God's Word as well as the volume on 2 Corinthians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series.Recommended Print Resources2 Corinthians: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament  by George GuthrieA Sincere and Pure Devotion to Christ: 100 Daily Meditations on 2 Corinthians by Sam Storms (Volume 1 and Volume 2)2 Corinthians: Power in Weakness  by R. Kent Hughes in the Preach the Word Commentary2 Corinthians: A 12-Week Study  by Dane Ortlund (forthcoming)Recommended Audio Resources2 Corinthians sermon series by Sinclair Ferguson2 Corinthian sermon series by Richard Pratt2 Corinthians sermon series by R. Kent Hughes

    Scott Redd on Deuteronomy (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 58:22


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talks to Scott Redd, campus president and associate professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Redd is the author of the chapter on Deuteronomy in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament: The Gospel Promised, edited by Miles Van Pelt.He describes Deuteronomy as “the hub around which the entire Old Testament revolves.” In this discussion, Redd describes how the Ten Commandments serve as a table of contents for much of the book of Deuteronomy. He also helps with handling hard issues in the book, such as its discussion of slavery and the stoning of a rebellious son.Resources on Deuteronomy:Sermons on Deuteronomy by Sandy WillsonDeuteronomy's Riches: A Conversation with Ajith FernandoThe Theology of Deuteronomy for Preachers  workshop by Gary MillarNew International Biblical Commentary: Deuteronomy  by Christopher WrightDeuteronomy (Apollos Old Testament Commentary)  by J. G. McConvilleDeuteronomy (Evangelical Press Study Commentary)  by John CurridDeuteronomy: Loving Obedience to a Loving God  by Ajith FernandoNow Choose Life: Theology and Ethics in Deuteronomy  by Gary Millar

    Lee Gatiss on Malachi (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 73:48


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy Guthrie talks with Lee Gatiss about the final book in the Old Testament, the book of Malachi. Gatiss  is the director of Church Society and is an adjunct lecturer in church history at Union School of Theology in Wales. Gatiss is the senior editor of The NIV Proclamation Bible and is the author of numerous books including his recent book, The Forgotten Cross.Resources for teaching the book of Malachi:Lee Gatiss's leaders notes on Malachi (pdf)The Message of Malachi  by Peter AdamJoel, Obadiah, Malachi (NIV Application Commentary) by David BakerJohn Piper's sermon series on Malachi

    Dick Lucas on What Makes an Excellent Teacher (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 56:41


    On this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy Guthrie talks with Dick Lucas in London's Proclamation Trust offices about what makes an excellent Bible teacher. We talked about how a teacher studies and prepares to teach, dealing with discouragement as a teacher, as well as the temptation to pride.Lucas was rector of St. Helen's Bishopsgate from 1961 to 1998. In 1986, he founded the Proclamation Trust to train men and women to correctly handle Scripture through prayerful study of the text in light of its context in both the biblical book and the Bible as a whole. Now in his early 90s, Lucas was a key figure along with John Stott and J. I. Packer in shaping the conservative evangelical movement in the UK during the 20th century. He still has an active and influential ministry, preaching and speaking at conferences and serving on the leadership team of the Cornhill Training Course.You can hear Lucas's own Bible teaching through these audio resources:The message of Galatians, Lucas's most recent teaching to the staff at St. Helens BishopsgateDick Lucas Sermon Archive

    Iain Duguid on Judges (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 67:05


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy Guthrie speaks to Iain Duguid about the book of Judges. Duguid has been a professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary since 2014, having taught previously at Grove City College, Westminster Seminary California, and RTS Jackson.Duguid is the author of numerous commentaries and books, including volumes on Daniel and Esther and Ruth in the Reformed Expository Commentary series, The Song of Songs in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, The NIV Application Commentary: Ezekiel, and Numbers: God's Presence in the Wilderness in Crossway's Preaching the Word series. He is working on a commentary on Judges that will be published by B&H.In this episode, Duguid points out that most of us are familiar with a few of the stories from Judges but don't have a sense of how they fit together. He helps us to see how the book of Judges can minister to people whose lives have been significantly affected by the darkness of this world and even darkness among God's people, the church.Recommended Resources for Teaching JudgesThe New American Commentary: Judges, Ruth  by Daniel L. BlockJudges: Such a Great Salvation  by Dale Ralph DavisJudges & Ruth: There Is a Redeemer  by Sarah IvillJudges and Ruth: God in Chaos  by Barry Webb

    How to Teach with Authority and Clarity (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 47:01


    On this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy Guthrie talks with David Garner of Westminster Theological Seminary. They discuss what it takes to be clear as a teacher, how to lead in situations where participants want to take the discussion in a direction away from the text, and how our sense of the authority of Scripture impacts what and how we teach.Garner is the editor of Did God Really Say? Affirming the Truthfulness and Trustworthiness of Scripture. His lectures on the authority of Scripture  from Westminster's Full Confidence conference are available online. Additionally, his article “High Stakes: Insider Movement Hermeneutics and the Gospel” appeared in the July 2012 edition of Themelios.Resources on Teaching with Authority and ClarityDid God Really Say? Affirming the Truthfulness and Trustworthiness of Scripture by David GarnerTaking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoungWhy Trust the Bible? by Greg GilbertWomen of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin

    Putting Together a Christ-Centered Bible Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 52:49


    You've been asked to give a Bible talk. So where do you begin? And how do you make sure you're understanding and applying the passage of scripture rightly? How will you get to the gospel?In this workshop session, recorded live at The 2021 Gospel Coalition National Conference, Nancy Guthrie takes listeners through the process of preparing to teach the Bible including prayer, looking at the context, determining the structure of the passage, composing and aim, creating an outline, getting to the gospel, developing applications, and coming up with an introduction and conclusions. She then applies each of these tasks to putting together a talk on Numbers 6:22-27.Mentioned in this episode: Putting Together a Bible Talk worksheet

    Christopher Ash on Job (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 63:56


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy sat down with Christopher Ash at his home in Cambridge, England, to get help for teaching the book of Job, which was perhaps the first book of the Bible written.  Their conversation covers ways Job is often taught inadequately and the many ways to preach Christ through this ancient book.Ash is a pastor and writer in residence at Tyndale House in Cambridge. He recently retired as director of the Cornhill Training Course, where he served from 2004 to 2015. He is the author of Job: The Wisdom of the Cross in Crossway's Preaching the Word commentary series.Resources by Christopher Ash:Job: The Wisdom of the CrossHow Does God Treat His Friends? sermon series by Christopher AshTeaching Romans Volume 1 and Volume 2Zeal without Burnout Married for God: Making Your Marriage the Best It Can Be Sermons by Christopher Ash at All Saints Little Shelford (1998 to 2004)More Resources on Job:Holding onto Your Faith in the Midst of Suffering sermon series by John PiperSermon series on Job by Sandy WillsonThe Gospel According to Job: An Honest Look at Pain and Doubt from the Life of One Who Lost Everything by Mike Mason

    Greg Beale on Revelation (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 69:12


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talked with Greg Beale, who was at the time professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, about the book of Revelation—the book of the Bible surveys say people most want to be taught to them and teachers least want to teach. We work our way through key statements from Beale's Revelation: A Shorter Commentary to cover questions on:symbolism;recapitulation;the nature of the renewal of all things; andcentral pastoral and theological themes in Revelation.Books by Greg Beale:A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the NewBook of Revelation (New International Greek Text Commentary)Revelation: A Shorter CommentaryGod Dwells Among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the EarthRecommended by Beale:More than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation  by William HendricksenMore Resources on Revelation from Crossway, the sponsor of Help Me Teach the Bible::Revelation: The Spirit Speaks to the Churches  by James M. Hamilton Jr.Revelation: A 12-Week Study  by Stephen WitmerRecommended audio resources:Sermons on Revelation  by Greg Beale26-part sermon series on Revelation by D. A. CarsonSermons on Revelation by Mike Bullmore

    It's Not About You: How Biblical Theology Transforms Bible Study

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 52:23


    Even in churches in which men and women are getting a regular diet of biblical theology and redemptive history in what is being preached from the pulpit, often what is being offered in small-group Bible study is driven by felt needs, has little biblical or theological rigor, or is oriented around self-improvement. But when biblical theology infiltrates Bible study, it puts the emphasis on what Christ has done rather than on what we must do. It helps participants put the various parts of the Bible together so they begin to make sense. And it makes being united to Christ by faith urgent and necessary.In this workshop recorded live at The Gospel Coalition 2021 National Conference, Nancy Guthrie works through seven ways biblical theology transforms Bible study as well as ways teachers can develop a deeper grasp of biblical theology.Registration opens on July 1 for 12 Biblical Theology Workshops for Women around the country taught by Nancy Guthrie in 2021. For cities and dates, go to: www.nancyguthrie.com/biblical-theology-workshop.Recommended in this podcast:Name Above All Names by Sinclair Ferguson and Alistair BeggGod's Big Picture by Vaughan RobertsThe Unfolding Mystery by Edmund P. ClowneyThe Goldsworthy Trilogy by Graeme GoldsworthyGod Dwells Among Us by G. K. Beale and Mitchell KimRemaking a Broken World by Christopher AshThe Story Retold by G.K. Beale and Benjamin GladdEven Better than Eden by Nancy Guthrie

    From Sorrow to Joy Through the Scriptures (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 41:46


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talked with Robert Smith Jr., professor of preaching at Beeson Divinity School. They discussed Psalm 42–43 and what it has to teach about moving from sorrow to joy, from mourning to morning. Smith was previously associate professor of Christian preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Among other writing projects, he is the author of Doctrine That Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life, which was named Preaching magazine's 2008 Preaching Book of the Year and Preaching.com's 2009 Preaching Book of the Year.Recommended resources:“Seeing My Son's Murderer,” article by Robert Smith“The Oasis of God,” message on Psalm 42–43 by Dr. Robert SmithSinclair Ferguson on Psalm 42–43John Piper on Psalm 42 and Psalm 43

    Liam Goligher on Isaiah, Part 2 (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 43:21


    In this second of a two-part episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talked to Liam Goligher, senior minister at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, where he has been preaching through the book of Isaiah. Part 2 of this conversation covers Isaiah 40–66. In it, Goligher discusses:key terms in Isaiah, including “Behold!,” “The Holy One of Israel,” “Mount Zion,” and “My Servant”the prophecies not yet fulfilledreading Isaiah 53 in the context of the bookglory revealedthe hope of justice being doneRecommended audio resources:The Gospel According to Isaiah, a sermon series by Liam GoligherRecommended print resources:Isaiah: God Saves Sinnersby Ray OrtlundIsaiah: A 12-Week Study by Drew HunterThe Message of Isaiah by Barry WebbTeaching Isaiahby David JackmanProphecy of Isaiah: An Introduction and Commentary by Alec Motyer

    Liam Goligher on Isaiah, Part 1 (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 45:21


    In this first of a two-part episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talked to Liam Goligher, senior minister at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, where he has been preaching through the book of Isaiah. In Part 1 covering Isaiah 1–39, Goligher discusses:the significance of King Ahaz and King Hezekiahapplying Isaiah’s preaching to todaythe holy seed and righteous branchthe human and yet divine baby to be bornthe fundamental problem of God’s peoplethe significance of Egypt throughout the BibleIsaiah’s credibility based on short-term propheciesRecommended audio resources on Isaiah:The Gospel According to Isaiah, a sermon series by Liam GoligherSermon series on Isaiah by Dick LucasRecommended print resources on Isaiah:Isaiah: God Saves Sinners by Ray OrtlundIsaiah: A 12-Week Studyby Drew HunterThe Message of Isaiahby Barry WebbTeaching Isaiahby David JackmanProphecy of Isaiah: An Introduction and Commentaryby Alec Motyer

    Gary Millar on 1 Kings, Part 2 (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 39:32


    In this the second of a two-part episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talked to Gary Millar, principal of Queensland Theological College in Brisbane, Australia, and author of Saving Eutychus. Millar is currently working on a commentary on 1 and 2 Kings, which will be published by Crossway. The Book of 1 Kings opens with a weakened King David who can’t seem to keep warm in bed, and subsequently works its way through:the glorious and yet ultimately failed kingship of Solomonthe building and dedication of the templethe division of the kingdom with its good and bad kingsthe prophetic ministry of ElijahRecommended audio resources on 1 Kings:Chapel messages on 1 and 2 Kings by Gary MillarSermons on 1 Kings by Sinclair FergusonRecommended  print resources on 1 Kings:1 and 2 Kings (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible) by Peter J. Leithart1 Kings: The Wisdom and the Folly by Dale Ralph DavisKing Solomon: The Temptations of Money, Sex, and Power by Philip Graham Ryken

    Gary Millar on 1 Kings, Part 1 (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 55:10


    In this two-part episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talked to Gary Millar, principal of Queensland Theological College in Brisbane, Australia, and author of Saving Eutychus. Millar is currently working on a commentary on 1 and 2 Kings, which will be published by Crossway. The Book of 1 Kings opens with a weakened King David who can’t seem to keep warm in bed, and subsequently works its way through:the glorious and yet ultimately failed kingship of Solomonthe building and dedication of the templethe division of the kingdom with its good and bad kingsthe prophetic ministry of ElijahRecommended audio resources on 1 Kings:Chapel messages on 1 and 2 Kings by Gary MillarSermons on 1 Kings by Sinclair FergusonRecommended  print resources on 1 Kings:1 and 2 Kings (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible) by Peter J. Leithart1 Kings: The Wisdom and the Folly by Dale Ralph DavisKing Solomon: The Temptations of Money, Sex, and Power by Philip Graham Ryken

    Derek Thomas on Mark (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 62:45


    In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible Nancy went to Columbia, South Carolina, to sit down with Derek Thomas and ask his help for teaching through the book of Mark. Over the course of the conversation they discussed:the miracle stories and how to apply themthe kingdom of Godtrue repentancewhat it means to be a discipleRecommended audio resources:Sermons on the book of Mark by Derek ThomasSermons on the book of Mark by Kevin DeYoungSermon series on the book of Mark from Holy Trinity ChurchTGC sermon resources on MarkRecommended print resources:Let’s Study Mark by Sinclair FergusonThe Gospel According to Mark in Pillar New Testament Commentary by James R. Edwards, Jr.Mark: A 12-Week Studyin the Knowing the Bible series by Dane C. Ortlund

    Ryan Kelly on 1 Samuel, Part 2 (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 38:11


    In this, the second of two episodes, Nancy talked with Ryan Kelly, pastor for preaching at Desert Springs Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he taught through the book of 1 Samuel. Kelly calls 1 Samuel a “hinge book” between the time of the judges and the establishment of the kingship in Israel. Topics include:The prayer of Hannah that extends beyond what has been revealed and provides a table of contents for the bookThe problem with Israel’s desire for a kingDavid’s speeches in the David and Goliath storyWhat Jonathan reveals about true conversionThree decapitationsWarnings for us in the sin of SaulAdditional audio resources 1 Samuel:Sermons on 1 Samuel by Ryan KellySermons on 1 Samuel by Tom SchreinerSermons on 1 Samuel by Liam GoligherRecommended print resources:ESV Men’s Devotional Bible 1 Samuel: Looking for a Leader by John WoodhouseA Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 and 2 Samuel by Peter LeithartThe King in His Beauty  by Tom Schreiner

    Ryan Kelly on 1 Samuel, Part 1 (Re-release)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 55:12


    In this two-part episode, Nancy talked with Ryan Kelly, pastor for preaching at Desert Springs Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he taught through the book of 1 Samuel. Kelly calls 1 Samuel a “hinge book” between the time of the judges and the establishment of the kingship in Israel. Topics include:The prayer of Hannah that extends beyond what has been revealed and provides a table of contents for the bookThe problem with Israel’s desire for a kingDavid’s speeches in the David and Goliath storyWhat Jonathan reveals about true conversionThree decapitationsWarnings for us in the sin of SaulAdditional audio resources 1 Samuel:Sermons on 1 Samuel by Ryan KellySermons on 1 Samuel by Tom SchreinerSermons on 1 Samuel by Liam GoligherRecommended print resources:ESV Men’s Devotional Bible 1 Samuel: Looking for a Leader by John WoodhouseA Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 and 2 Samuel by Peter LeithartThe King in His Beauty  by Tom Schreiner

    Mike Bullmore on 2 Chronicles (Re-release

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 55:02


    On this episode, Nancy Guthrie talked with Mike Bullmore about what may be one of the least-studied books in the Bible. The book of 2 Chronicles is rich in story and encouragement to trust God to be faithful to his promises. Bullmore is senior pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Bristol, Wisconsin, and author of The Gospel and Scripture: How to Read the Bible (Crossway, 2011).Topics include:Why study 2 Chronicles?How do we prepare people to understand the two histories of 2 Chronicles?What is the purpose of 2 Chronicles?What is the difference between 1–2 Kings and 1–2 Chronicles?What is the divine promise 1–2 Chronicles is arguing God will be faithful to?What is the angst of the situation in Judah?How does the chronicler’s record of Solomon reveal his purpose in writing?How does the theme of temple run throughout this book, and, in fact, through the whole Bible?How is Christ anticipated in 2 Chronicles?How should teachers bring content from the prophets into teaching 2 Chronicles?What kind of moral instruction is in 2 Chronicles?How do we teach 2 Chronicles 7:14 rightly?Additional audio resources :Sermons on 2 Chronicles by Mike BullmoreSermons on 2 Chronicles by Richard PrattRecommended print resources:Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 15, 2 Chronicles by Raymond B. Dillard1 and 2 Chronicles, The Mentor Commentary by Richard Pratt1 and 2 Chronicles, The NIV Application Commentary by Andrew HillThe Message of Chronicles by Michael Wilcock

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