Grasping God's Word Workbook

A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

Author: J. Scott Duvall,J. Daniel Hays

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310521459

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The widely used Grasping God’s Word, now in a revised third edition, teaches the foundational principles and tools of biblical interpretation. J. Scott Duvall, who specializes in New Testament studies, and Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays survey numerous biblical passages, demonstrating solid interpretive strategies for understanding the Bible. This workbook is designed to use alongside the Grasping God’s Word textbook, following its structure with activities that offer additional practice for all the elements of faithful scholarship as they are presented. College-level students and other serious learners will have the opportunity to try out their interpretive skills by applying them to specific genres and contexts. Both Grasping God’s Word and Grasping God’s Word Workbook treat Scripture as the solid rock of Christian faith, one that students will grip more easily when they know how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it.

Grasping God's Word

Author: J. Scott Duvall,J. Daniel Hays

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310262232

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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'Excellent, practical, and accurate. It leads students from the most fundamental building blocks of interpretation (including skills that most beginning students lack) through all the essential processes.' ---Craig S. Keener, Professor of New Testament, Eastern Seminary Just as a rock climber's handhold enables him to master the mountain, a firm grasp on God's Word empowers us to traverse the challenging, risky slopes of life. This workbook is designed for use with the textbook Grasping God's Word. While the textbook shows you the principles and tools of interpretation, the workbook lets you try them out by applying them to specific genres and contexts. Together, these books will help you get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture---how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. Features include: * Proven in classrooms across the country * Emphasis on real-life application * Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials * Updates corresponding to the second edition of the textbook, including new exercises Grasping God's Word progresses through the following five sections: 1. How to Read the Book---Basic Tools 2. Contexts---Now and Then 3. Meaning and Application 4. The Interpretive Journey---New Testament 5. The Interpretive Journey---Old Testament

Grasping God's Word (Enhanced Edition)

A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

Author: J. Scott Duvall,J. Daniel Hays

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 0310490669

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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ENHANCED EDITION—Just as a rock climber’s handhold enables him to master the mountain, a firm grasp on God’s Word empowers us to traverse the challenging, risky slopes of life. Grasping God’s Word helps college students, beginning seminary students, and other serious readers get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture—how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts. Features include: • VIDEOS: Section introductions by authors and master teachers J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays • VIDEOS: Concluding reflections on the end result of studying God's Word • Proven utility in classrooms across the country • Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process • Emphasis on real-life application • Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials • Accompanying workbook (sold separately) This third edition includes updated illustrations, appendices, bibliography, and assignments, and has been rearranged for clarity. In order to emphasize the redemptive narrative arc of the Bible and provide greater canonical correlation, the authors have modified the steps of the Interpretive Journey to include a fifth step throughout the book: 1. Grasp the text in their town. What did the text mean to the biblical audience? 2. Measure the width of the river to cross. What are the differences between the biblical audience and us? 3. Cross the principlizing bridge. What is the theological principle in this text? 4. Cross into the rest of Scripture. Does the rest of the canon’s teaching modify or qualify this principle? 5. Grasp the text in our town. How should Christians today apply the theological principle in their lives? Grasping God’s Word progresses through the following five sections: 1. How to Read the Book—Basic Tools; 2. Contexts—Now and Then; 3. Meaning and Application; 4. The Interpretive Journey—New Testament; 5. The Interpretive Journey—Old Testament.

Preaching God's Word

Author: Terry G. Carter

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 0310863511

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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People in churches today are hungry for a word from God. Preachers need to prepare and deliver sound biblical sermons that connect with their audience in a meaningful way. Whether you are a student new to preaching or a veteran looking to brush up your preaching skills, here is a valuable resource.Good preaching begins with good exegesis. Preaching God’s Word walks you through the steps of the “Interpretive Journey” from the biblical text to contemporary application:• Grasp the text in “Their Town” (what it meant to the original audience).• Measure the width of the river that separates the biblical context from today.• Cross the “Principalizing Bridge” by identifying the timeless theological principles.• Grasp the text in “Our Town.”While the science of solid biblical interpretation is essential to effective preaching, it must be married to the art of contemporary communication in order to bring the message home. Preaching God’s Word also shows you how to understand your audience, develop powerful applications, use illustrations well, and deliver the sermon effectively. The concluding chapters discuss the unique preaching challenges presented by the various biblical genres, providing interpretive keys, things to avoid, and numerous examples.“Carter, Duvall, and Hays have given us a basic and worthy manual of how-to’s for preaching. Now since Haddon Robinson’s classic text has a book taken such a practical and understandable, step-by-step approach to the sermon.” -Calvin Miller, Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School“In a day when the church-world is lulled into complacency by sermons that are little more than entertaining homilies on good values and fix-it paradigms, here is a guide to proclamation the way it was meant to be...biblical, understandable, and transforming.” -Joseph M. Stowell, Teaching Pastor, Harvest Bible Church; Former President, Moody Bible Institute.

Experiencing God's Story of Life and Hope

A Workbook for Spiritual Formation

Author: J. Scott Duvall

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 082549494X

Category: Religion

Page: 201

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Intended for college and seminary courses on spiritual formation, the workbook consists of twelve chapters with three parts each: believing, behaving, and becoming (that is, what virtues to possess). Thus, the thirty-six lessons are holistic, showing that the process of becoming like Christ involves our entire being.

Grasping God's Word Sheet

Author: J. Scott Duvall,J. Daniel Hays

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310275148

Category: Religion

Page: 4

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This laminated, three-hole-punched study guide makes studying and reviewing for exams much easier for Bible students. Based on Scott Duvall and Daniel Hays' Grasping God's Word, this easy-to-use study tool rounds up key information and presents it at a glance.

Studying God's Word

Book B

Author: Michael McHugh

Publisher: Christian Liberty Press

ISBN: 9781930092570

Category: Religion

Page: 101

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This Bible study workbook helps young children grasp basic Christian doctrines. Students are presented with a key catechism question in each lesson and are guided into Bible memory work, comprehension exercises, and questions that relate to the catechism topic. Projects and vocabulary drill are incorporated into each lesson. Grade 1.

Commentary & Reference Survey

A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources

Author: John Glynn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 380

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Now in its tenth edition, this reliable, acclaimed guide lists and ranks approximately 900 commentaries and 1,600 other biblical resources for the benefit of professors, Bible students, and pastors. Two new chapters on exegetical software round out this comprehensive guide.

Momentum for Life Workbook

Author: Mike Slaughter

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426746067

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Visionary pastor Mike Slaughter calls us all to a renewed life of faith, health, and balance that will prepare us to fulfill God's plan and our own potential. Based on his book, Momentum for Life, Revised Edition, participants in this study will focus on five key areas -- devotion, lifelong learning, key relationships, vision, and healthy lifestyle -- to be our best selves and move forward to God's promised future. The Momentum for Life Workbook is designed for use by participants during each of the weekly six sessions of the study. Also available in the program: Momentum for Life Group Session DVD Momentum for Life Participant DVD Journal Momentum for Life Leader's Guide Momentum for Life Planning Kit

Workbook On The Plan Of God

Author: Pastor Larry B. Patrick, TH.D.

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460231899

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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If there is a God, why did He allow man to fall? If God is omnipotent, why does He allow Satan to exist in his creation? If God is love, why does He threaten us with hell? Why can’t God just make everything alright? These are a few of the provocative questions which are currently asked of Christianity. With his groundbreaking debut book, “WORKBOOK On The Plan Of God”, author Pastor Larry B. Patrick, TH.D., offers a comprehensive theological response based on the essence of God. Through forty years of research and study, Dr. Patrick has discovered the answer to the all allusive mystery of sovereignty and freewill existing among all orders of sentient universal life as well as answers to many of Christian theology’s biggest mysteries. As Romans 8:21 states, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.; Dr. Patrick boldly proclaims and affirms “Why” the Church is both the beginning and the end of God’s plan for creation and why all of God’s creation endowed with the freedom of choice earnestly awaits the eternal destiny of the manifest sons of God.