The New Testament is replete with quotes from the prophet Isaiah. The book thunders with warnings to the godless and resounds with chords of hope for the faithful. If the preacher’s job is to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable, then Isaiah is the perfect model. Its contents are also a great example of prophecy as forth-telling the Word of God for the present as well as foretelling what God is going to do in the future. So stirring and engaging is Isaiah’s vision of God as the Holy One of Israel, the sovereign Lord of hosts, who works His will and will not be thwarted in performing His plan and One who will be glorified in His justice as well as in His grace! One might say that Isaiah is the Romans of the Old Testament, the cornerstone of the Hebrew Scriptures and Old Testament theology, yet in its contents so timelessly relevant to our day.
The Book of Revelation is a favorite Bible study for all those who look forward to our Lord’s return and the events surrounding it on all sides. Because of its literary genre (apocalyptic – rich in symbolism, some of it internally interpreted, much not) the book contains some mystery and tons of fascination for students […]
The Psalms comprise perhaps the most generally beloved literature in all of God’s word. The reason for that is not a puzzle. The psalms, many penned by King David, are so personal and addressed to God “out of the pits” where, at one time or another (or better yet many times) all of us believers […]
Penned by Luke, the author of the third gospel, which recounts the beginning of the ministry of our Lord Jesus, the book of Acts is the sequel, narrating the continuation of His ministry through His chosen apostles. It describes the birth of the church and the fulfillment of the OT promise of the outpouring of the […]