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Resources on Biblical Studies

Resources on Biblical Studies

Comfort (Christmas Eve)

Isaiah 40:1-11 1 Comfort, comfort my people,    says your God.2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,    and proclaim to herthat her hard service has been completed,    that her sin has been paid for,that she has received from the Lord’s hand    double for all her sins. 3 A voice of one calling:“In the wilderness prepare    the way for the Lord;make straight in the desert    a highway for our God.4 Every valley shall be raised up,    every mountain and hill made low;the rough ground shall become level,    the rugged places a plain.5 And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,    and all people will see it together.For the…

Gladness and Joy

Isaiah 35:1-10 1 The desert and the parched land will be glad;    the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;    it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,    the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;they will see the glory of the Lord,    the splendor of our God. 3 Strengthen the feeble hands,    steady the knees that give way;4 say to those with fearful hearts,    “Be strong, do not fear;your God will come,    he will come with vengeance;with divine retribution    he will come to save you.” 5 Then will…

A Glorious Resting Place

Isaiah 11:1-10 11:1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;    from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,    the Spirit of counsel and of might,    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,    or decide by what he hears with his ears;4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy,    with justice he will give decisions for the poor of…

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…