Click the following link to download the PDF of the notes: Notes for David, Part 2
Editor’s Update: I updated this entry to now 9 Benefits of reading or listening to the Bible in Chronological order and why you probably haven’t done it. Below is the updated version with downloadable schedules and blank journal pages.
Along with losing weight, getting more done, simplifying your life and other commendable goals, is reading through the Bible one of your resolutions for the year?
If so, I’d like to share a way for you to do it that will change your life more significantly than any diet will!
Hi, I’m Yvon Prehn and Welcome to Bible 805!
Today we’re going to talk about…..(the podcast continues below these downloads–I didn’t want you to have to wait for them).
Following are 3 versions of a NEW Schedule for Reading or Listening to the Bible in Chronological Order, plus 2 versions of a blank journal page you can download to make notes, record responses for your journey through the Bible. CLICK the link HERE to download them: Reading Plans and Bible Reading Journals in PDF format
There are schedules that are numbered and not dated, ones dated that you can use any year, and then one specifically for 2021 that has the Sundays marked. You can make copies of any you’d like and share them.
Below is a podcast and links to a video of the reasons why I put the books in the order I did. Below them is a copy of the text for both.
Below is a Podcast on why I put the books into the order I put them in.
Click on the image below to go to a video that explains why I put them in the order I did. After the video is a transcript of the podcast and video if you prefer to read the reasons for the schedule being in the way it is.
I did this series as a start to the podcast and as a foundation for the Bible 805. In it, we look at how we determine truth in a world where the term no longer has a firm foundation. But truth is essential for us to know how to live today and for our eternal future.
I believe the Christian Bible is a source of truth, but I didn’t want you to believe that just because it’s my opinion. Based on the results of many years of spiritual study and searching, I’m sharing what I learned. I’m not a professional theologian or historian (though I’ve had graduate training and studied widely in both areas), but a fellow traveler and pilgrim, a writer and teacher for Jesus who wants to share what I think are some exciting realities about why we can trust the Bible.
I also wanted to give you this background before we start the year’s study of reading through the Bible in Chronological order. It isn’t essential that you listen to these before we start, but I do recommend it (if not before, at some time) because I think when you see how the Bible is based on objective truth, verified by secular history, you’ll be motivated to read the whole book.Continue Reading
For purposes of our time and study, we will focus primarily on what these documents tell us about Jesus—we don’t have time to do more and honestly, if what they tell us about Jesus can’t be trusted, the rest really doesn’t matter.
To do that we will first establish the historical reliability of New Testament documents, then we ’ll look at New Testament non-canonical writings, particularly the Gnostic “gospels.” These documents are much more dangerous than OT Apocrypha which was not inspired scripture, but still talked about the same God—these documents present a distorted image of the Jesus of history, far from the real Jesus who is the only Savior.
Below is more material than in the other podcasts–I have a complete PowerPoint lesson and below it the PDFs of the Gnostic Gospels. My long-term goal is to create more complete teaching materials—join me in praying it will be possible.Continue Reading
Are they historically reliable? Why aren’t they in all Bibles?
Today we’ll answer those questions in: Truth and History, Lesson Five: The Apocrypha: Overview and Historical Anchors (or in this case, lack thereof)
In our last lesson we looked at how the Old Testament is tied to real history and real geography.
This week we’ll look at the Apocrypha to see if it meets the same tests. We’ll look at what it is and how it came about.
As you’ll see it’s part of a bigger story that includes a history of the Septuagint—more than a scholarly term, this was the Bible of Jesus and Paul—a Greek translation of the Old Testament that was translated about the same time as the Apocrypha. But we can’t confuse the two because the Septuagint is a translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew to Greek and the books of the Apocrypha are not considered divinely inspired because the reasons we cover in the podcast.
Following are some slides that may help explain some of harder to understand terms in the podcast.