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Resources on Biblical Studies

Resources on Biblical Studies

Safe in God

Psalm 91:1-16 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,    my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you    from the fowler’s snare    and from the deadly pestilence.4 He will cover you with his feathers,    and under his wings you will find refuge;    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.5 You will not fear the terror of night,    nor the arrow that flies by day,6 nor the pestilence that stalks in…

The Splendor of the Lord

Habakkuk 3:1-15 1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth. 2 Lord, I have heard of your fame;    I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.Repeat them in our day,    in our time make them known;    in wrath remember mercy. 3 God came from Teman,    the Holy One from Mount Paran.His glory covered the heavens    and his praise filled the earth.4 His splendor was like the sunrise;    rays flashed from his hand,    where his power was hidden.5 Plague went before him;    pestilence followed his steps.6 He stood, and shook the earth;    he looked, and made the nations tremble.The ancient mountains crumbled    and the…

The Savior’s Name

Matthew 1:18-25 18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,…

Elect Exiles

1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONALVERSION ®. NIV®. COPYRIGHT © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 byBiblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

The Park City Podcast – S1:E18

Providence and Conversion What are we to make of the 400-year period when Israel is awaiting the Messiah and God appears absent? What’s so miraculous about conversion? In this episode, David and Phil discuss God’s providence as Israel awaits the coming Messiah.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss how the Lord works in our hearts to lead us to faith.  This discussion on God’s providence stems from the current sermon series on the book of Esther.  Despite not being mentioned…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E17

providence and election Where do we see God’s providence in Israel’s exile to Babylon? How is the doctrine of election good news? In this episode, David and Phil discuss God’s providence during the division of the kingdom of Israel and its subsequent exile to Babylon.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss what the Bible has to say about the doctrine of election, as well as what makes this a challenging topic to talk about.   This discussion on God’s providence…

The God of Reversals

In this passage, two reversals take center stage.  First, Mordecai experiences a reversal of fortunes as he goes from outcast to joining the king’s leadership.  Second, Esther leads the charge in the reversal of Haman’s decree against the Jews.  These two reversals remind us that God has a habit of redeeming broken things, and in fact, that is the very work He is doing presently.  While we may not personally experience the redemption of what is broken, we know that…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E16

Providence and Salvation How does God’s covenant with King David reveal more of His redemptive plan? What are the implications of being saved by grace? In this episode, David and Phil discuss God’s covenant with King David and the Lord’s providence in promising an everlasting Kingdom. Then, in the devotional, they introduce the topic of salvation and discuss the implications of being saved by grace through faith. This discussion on God’s providence stems from the current sermon series on the…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E15

Providence and the Holy Spirit’s Work in Believers What does the exodus teach us about God’s providence? What role does the Holy Spirit play in our salvation? In this episode, David and Phil highlight God’s providence from the exodus to the period of the judges of Israel.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss the value of the Holy Spirit’s work in the life of a believer.   This discussion on God’s providence stems from the current sermon series on the…

Deliverance Comes From God

Esther 6:1-14 1 That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him. 2 It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to assassinate King Xerxes.3 “What honor and recognition has Mordecai received for this?” the king asked.“Nothing has been done for him,” his attendants answered.4…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E14

Providence and The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of Christ What do we learn about God’s providence through His preservation of Joseph? How does Jesus’ reliance on the Spirit show us our need for that same reliance? In this episode, David and Phil discuss God’s providence in the lives of Jacob and Joseph, and they consider how God’s providence is decisive over all human actions.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss the Spirit’s work in the life of Christ…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E13

Providence and the Holy Spirit’s Work in the Old Testament Where do we see God’s providence in the life and calling of Abraham? How does examining the work of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament help us learn about our present need for Him? In this episode, David and Phil highlight God’s providence in the life and calling of Abraham.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss how the Holy Spirit was at work throughout the Old Testament.  This discussion…