The Kingdom of God by Jeff Johnson Is Now Avaliable

The wait is finally over! Jeff Johnson's new book, The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Covenant & Biblical Theology, is now available for order. Here is the description of the book at the website: Is there a central plot to the Bible? And if so, why is the Bible divided into two different … Continue reading The Kingdom of God by Jeff Johnson Is Now Avaliable

Parable of the Two Sons (Matthew 21:28-32 Teaching Outline)

The Parable of the Two Sons is actually one of three parables in Matthew 21-22 that are addressed directly to the Jewish leaders who refused to believe in Jesus. We will examine the others – the Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers and the Parable of the Wedding Feast – over the next two weeks.   … Continue reading Parable of the Two Sons (Matthew 21:28-32 Teaching Outline)

The Continued Search for Mount Sinai

The Biblical Archaeology Society recently published an article entitled Searching for Biblical Mt. Sinai: The case for Har Karkom in the Negev and the case for Saudi Arabia. Here are the opening paragraphs of the article, which simply summarizes the discussion of a longer article in Biblical Archaeology Review (but which you have to be a paying … Continue reading The Continued Search for Mount Sinai

Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16 Teaching Outline)

Scripture Reading: It is important to read all of Matthew 19:16-20:16 in order to get the whole context in our minds. This will be important to our understanding of Jesus' teaching in the parable. Introduction: As I was studying this parable in preparation for teaching this passage, I came across this surprising assessment by Klyne Snodgrass … Continue reading Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16 Teaching Outline)

A Clash of Worldviews – Ken Ham Debates Bill Nye

Last night my wife and I sat riveted to my laptop computer screen as we watched the debate between Bill Nye (“The Science Guy,” Emmy Award-winning science educator and CEO of the Planetary Society) and Ken Ham (co-founder of Answers in Genesis and founder of the Creation Museum). It was a respectful and helpful debate, … Continue reading A Clash of Worldviews – Ken Ham Debates Bill Nye

Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:21-35 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: Vernon Grounds tells the following story of forgiveness: If somebody killed your child, could you ever forgive him? By God's grace the raging desire for revenge might eventually die down within our hearts, but most of us would probably prefer never to see that person again nor to help him in any way. Yet … Continue reading Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:21-35 Teaching Outline)