Learning How to Read Scripture from Jesus

Dennis Johnson has done some excellent work in the areas of Christ-centered preaching and Bible interpretation.  In one of his more recent books, Walking with Jesus through His Word (2015), he takes the time and space to explain how the central story line of Scripture is all about Jesus.  In this book, Johnson basically teaches… Continue reading Learning How to Read Scripture from Jesus

Preaching: More Than Teaching

Good Christian preaching certainly includes doctrine – who God is, who we are as humans, who Jesus is, and so forth.  The early church was devoted to the apostles’ doctrine (Acts 2.42).  But preaching is more than just teaching a doctrinal truth.  It is also aimed at changing God’s people in various ways (Rom. 15.4,… Continue reading Preaching: More Than Teaching

Applying Revelation

Dennis Johnson’s commentary on Revelation (Triumph of the Lamb) is one of my favorites because it is scholarly yet readable, detailed yet clear, and expositional yet practical.  In chapter 15 Johnson asks and answers the application question: “What should this book [Revelation] do to us?”  Here are his answers summarized and edited: 1) Revelation helps… Continue reading Applying Revelation

A Readable Commentary on Revelation

If you’re looking for a clear, concise, readable, and solid commentary on Revelation, I recommend Vern Poythress’ The Returning King: A Guide to the Book of Revelation (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2000).  Though this commentary doesn’t comment on all the details in Revelation, it does a fine job of providing a big picture overview of the book.… Continue reading A Readable Commentary on Revelation

Resources on Acts

Earlier this week I mentioned that I was preaching/teaching through the book of Acts.  Here is a list of resources that I've found helpful.  You might notice I don't have any online resources to suggest; you'll have to do that work on your own.  I have to admit I do very little online research since… Continue reading Resources on Acts