HEBREWS STUDY QUESTIONS is on hiatus!
Due to service time schedules and changes in Sunday programming, my class is going on hiatus from Hebrews until January 7. I’ll still post questions or an activity that relates to Scripture on Mondays 12/18, 12/24, and 12/31. However, my class will not be discussing these questions.
On Wednesdays following each Sunday, I’ll post some form or answer and/or commentary on Monday’s post. This will be solely my commentary unless another source is cited.
Here's this week's question.
Do You Take the Bible Literally?
I offer this "teaser" to jump-start your thinking.
This question is offered to followers of Christ, sometimes as a challenge, sometimes simply asking for information. I don’t like the question because I think the question is ambiguous the way it’s asked. Saying yes doesn’t really give an accurate answer about the “literal” view of the Bible. I don’t mean that the people who are asking it have bad motives. I think this is the way they think of asking the question. It’s not surprising then that followers of Christ who believe in the Bible and take it “literally” get themselves into a little bit of a bind when they answer directly because what they mean when they say yes is something different than what the questioner means when he asks the question. - Greg Koukl at Stand to Reason (https://www.str.org/)
This week, my class discussed our next study options after Hebrews. They are, in no particular order
Selections from the book of Proverbs. If this is the option, I'll be collecting 10 proverbs from each class member. Those will be our focus. FYI. I couldn't find the number of proverbs in Proverbs. My quick and dirty calculation is ~700.
In His Image (ISBN: 0-310-35501-X) or Fearfully & Wonderfully Made (ISBN: 0-310-35451-X). One of these companion books by Dr. Paul Brand and Phillip Yancey. Both use the Body of Christ analogy as the framework for the content.
Great Passages of the Bible-Salvation from Beginning to End. One study in "The Dialog Series" from the Church of the Nazarene and Beacon Hill Press.
|I suspect this book is no longer available to the public. If it is chosen, questions posted will still be my own and commentary will be from the class or credited to a source.|
The number of people who’ve joined my class on this journey humbles me. I wish each of you who take the time to read and hopefully react to these blog posts a joyous Christmas and a blessed start to 2018.
On January 8, 2018, we’ll return to Hebrews—Chapter 10 to be specific.