Join Dr. Brian Cosby as he looks at Hosea 2:14-23. In this hope-filled passage you’ll learn how God reveals himself as the sovereign Lord of all things. His grace and compassion gives the foundation to his people’s hope and joy.
In this episode Shaun Tabatt speaks with Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. about his and Dorington G. Little’s book ‘Biblical Portraits of Creation: Celebrating the Maker of Heaver and Earth‘ (Weaver Book Company, 2014).
About Biblical Portraits of Creation:
A faithful and edifying exposition of key chapters or sections of the Bible that speak of the glories of creation. It represents an ideal resource for pastors who want to preach a series on creation. And with its use of study questions, it can be used with profit for group Bible study.
About Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.:
Walter C. Kaiser Jr. is president emeritus and Colman Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has written numerous articles more than 30 books, including ‘Recovering the Unity of the Bible‘ (Zondervan), ‘Toward an Exegetical Theology‘ (Baker), and ‘Hard Sayings of the Old Testament‘ (IVP). You can connect with Walter at www.walterckaiserjr.com.
About Dorington G. Little:
Dorington G. Little is the Senior Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Hamilton, MA. Prior to moving to Boston in 1997, he pastored in Boone, Iowa. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
In this episode Shaun Tabatt speaks with with Mark Wilson about his book ‘Victory through the Lamb: A Guide to Revelation in Plain Language’ (Weaver Book Company, 2014).
About the Book:
The book introduces Christians to the book of Revelation through a study of one of its key themes: victory. Running counter to Revelation’s prevailing interpretation, it proposes that Christians, represented by the audience in the Seven Churches, have been in tribulation since the first century and that Revelation was written to help Christians be victorious over the challenges of life. Each chapter opens with an account of martyrdom. The final account tells the story of the three believers in Malatya, Turkey, who were brutally killed in 2007. The book is dedicated to the three. The volume also features a new translation of Revelation by the author, a scholar who has worked on Revelation for over two decades and who lives in the land of the Seven Churches—Turkey.
About Mark Wilson:
Mark Wilson (D.Litt. et Phil., South Africa) is the founder and director of the Asia Minor Research Center in Antalya, Turkey, a country in which he and his wife Dindy have lived since 2004. He serves as Visiting Professor of Early Christianity at Regent University, Associate Professor Extraordinary of New Testament at Stellenbosch University, and Research Fellow in Biblical Archaeology at the University of South Africa. He is the English editor of the Turkish archaeological journals Adalya and Anmed. He also blogs for the online Bible History Daily. He is the author and editor of numerous books, articles, and reviews including a commentary on Revelation (Zondervan), Charts of the Book of Revelation (Kregel), The Victor Sayings in the Book of Revelation (Wipf & Stock), and Biblical Turkey: A Guide to the Jewish and Christian Sites of Asia Minor (Ege Yayıları). Wilson is a member of twelve academic societies, including the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Association, the Institute of Biblical Research, and the New Testament Society of South Africa. His particular research interests are the ancient Jewish communities, Roman roads, and biblical history in Turkey. He has been married to Dindy for forty years. They have four adult children, four granddaughters, and four grandsons.
Here are some of the places you can connect with Mark online:
In this episode Shaun Tabatt speaks with Dr. Michael Barrett about The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible (Reformation Heritage Books, 2014). Here’s a summary of the ground we cover during the interview:
- Dr. Barrett’s background and role at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
- Dr. Barrett’s role in the study Bible project
- What are the key features that set this study Bible apart?
- How do you hope this study Bible impacts its readers?
- What one book would Dr. Barrett recommend besides the Bible?
A Study Bible to Feed Your Soul . . .
- Thoughts for personal and family devotions for every chapter
- Three dozen articles on how to live the Christian life
- Guidance on how to experience the truths of the Bible
A Study Bible to Instruct Your Mind . . .
- Thousands of study notes with integrated cross-references
- Introductions to each section and every book of the Bible
- Classic Bible text with explanations of difficult words
- More than fifty articles on key Christian teachings
- Concordance, color maps, daily reading plan, and more!
A Study Bible to Discover Your Roots . . .
- Overview of twenty centuries of church history
- Ancient creeds, confessions, and catechisms with introductions
About Dr. Michael Barrett:
Dr. Michael Barrett is Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a minister in the Free Presbyterian Church of North America. Formerly, Dr. Barrett served as president of Geneva Reformed Seminary. He earned his doctorate in Old Testament Text with a special focus on Semitic languages. His dissertation was titled “A Methodology for Investigating the Translation Philosophies and Techniques of the Septuagint.” For almost thirty years, he was professor of Ancient Languages and Old Testament Theology and Interpretation at Bob Jones University. Dr. Barrett has had an active role in the ministry of the Free Presbyterian Church since its inception in North America. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and has published numerous articles in both professional and popular journals. His other published works include Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament; Complete in Him: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Gospel; God’s Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel; The Beauty of Holiness: A Guide to Biblical Worship; Love Divine and Unfailing: The Gospel According to Hosea and The Hebrew Handbook. Dr. Barrett and his wife, Sandra, have two sons and five grandchildren. Dr. Barrett’s hobbies include hunting and thinking about hunting.
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We should always be asking, “How do the New Testament writers interpret the Old Testament?” In our study of Hosea, we find Jesus quoting Hosea 6:6. But what does it mean that God “desires mercy, not sacrifice?” Join Dr. Cosby as he looks at this issue from Matthew 9:9-13.
This is sermon #14 in the 1 John series. In this sermon on 1 John 4:12-21 I preach on the love of God, the Trinity and obedience.