What if there was a book that provided us a concise review of the whole Old Testament? Well, there is—the book of Chronicles!
The books of 1 and 2 Kings teach us about a faithful God, his faltering people, and a future hope.
These books help readers understand why Israel transitioned to a monarchy, how that monarchy succeeded and failed, and how that monarchy ultimately points to Jesus, who will rule one day with love and justice forever.
There are dozens of reasons to preach through Ruth, but I’ll limit it to four.
Judges is the darkest book in the Old Testament. So why should you preach through it for your people?
The book of Joshua doesn’t receive the attention it deserves.
The book of Deuteronomy portrays God as King and reveals the way his people should live in covenant with him.
The book of Numbers teaches us that when God is with his people, the only thing they need to fear is their own sin.
How can a holy God relate to sinful people? Leviticus provides us an answer to that question.
Exodus proclaims God’s great act of delivering his people from bondage, gifting them his law, and inviting them into intimate fellowship with himself.
Genesis tells the story of a God who creates everything out of nothing in order to bless his people and glorify himself.
What do we mean when we say that Scripture is “sufficient”? Does the sufficiency of Scripture have anything to do with pastoral ministry? Does it shackle pastors or does it provide them reassurance?
A day is coming when faith will give way to sight, and sermons will be no more. But now, we’re in a different time. Now, we still need to hear God’s Word spoken to us.
Our cultural engagement should always advertise our true hope. Just as we are not of this world, our hope is not of this world—nor is it dependent on this world’s acceptance.
The prophetic nature of the church is to live and speak as a people unembarrassed by the power of the gospel.