We love reading the stories in the Bible, but we can be disappointed if God doesn’t do for us what He did for the Bible characters. Though we didn’t have a live class this week, I recorded a podcast on the topic of How to Correctly Read and Apply Bible Stories.
This is a challenging topic for our Bible study because the stories are often our favorite parts of the Bible and what we remember. But valid application of what we read can be difficult.
For example, in the story of Gideon putting out a fleece for God’s guidance, does that mean that we should come up with seemingly impossible tests to determine God’s will? We will discuss the answer to that question and have additional guidelines on how to correctly read, interpret and apply Bible Stories/Biblical Narratives in this podcast. The podcast notes are below the audio you can download to keep in mind as you read your Bible.
Click on the following link to download the PDF of the notes: How to Correctly Read and Apply Bible Stories
I realized that not everyone wants to download a PDF, so I printed them out below:Continue Reading
What do all these laws about what to eat, sacrifices, and how to build the Tabernacle have to do with us today?
Why should we bother reading them?
The answer is SO much more interesting and helpful than you can imagine! Not in that we should follow the laws and regulations in the same way the Children of Israel did, but in what these things foreshadowed in what was coming.
The study of this foreshadowing of what was coming is called “Typology.” The podcast not only discusses this topic but gives you reasons and encouragements why you should read these books that most people skip. From the middle of Exodus through Leviticus and Numbers, it can be hard to read and even harder to understand, but God put this material in our Bibles for a reason and this podcast will help you understand how much it will help you grow in your faith even if it doesn’t seem like it when you start.
Below the podcast are the notes from the podcast and a link I promised I’d give that has an excellent article on typology.
Click the following link to download a PDF of the Notes: Life After Death in OT NOTES