Hermeneutics: The Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation

Recommended Reading on the Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation

Recommended Reading on the Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been considering Hermeneutics: the art and science of biblical interpretation. We are living in a time where many people—though Bibles are a plenty—are...

How to Lead a Small Group Bible Study

What a privilege it is to lead a Bible study! And what joy and excitement await you as you delve into the Word of God and help others to discover its life-changing truths. If God has called you to lead a Bible study group, I know you'll be spending much time in prayer...

Doing Investigative Theology: Asking Proper Questions of the Biblical Text

A result of the trend towards biblical illiteracy and sound-bite approaches to theology is that of the difficulty many have with proper interaction with the biblical text. The big nerdy term for how to interpret Scripture is called hermeneutics. Subsumed within the...
Preaching Christ in All of Scripture (Edmund P. Clowney)

Preaching Christ in All of Scripture (Edmund P. Clowney)

Most of us read the Bible as if it is telling a story, one that culminates in the person and work of Jesus Christ. We get the overarching narrative of Scripture and can see that Scripture sets out to tell a story about Christ. For some reason, however, it is more...

Three Keys to Sermon Listening and Note-Taking

Three Keys to Sermon Listening and Note-Taking

Going to church each Sunday and sitting under godly, loving, biblical, and practical preaching week in and week out should be enjoyed as a privilege by God’s people. While some people, like myself, learn best by sitting and listening, I know many people get more out...

Reading the Bible with the Church

Reading the Bible with the Church

Bible reading, meditation, journaling, meaty theology books—they are crucial and quite individualistic. And while there is a place for your personal, passionate pursuit of God, the Bible was never meant to remain a solely singular endeavor. The Word of God was and has...

What is Bible Preaching?

What is Bible Preaching?

One of the most penetrating series of imperatives that explode from the pages of Scripture is found in Paul’s letter to his young protégé, Timothy, “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and...

Reading the Bible for Personal Devotion

Reading the Bible for Personal Devotion

So you'd like to begin spending time with God daily? It's a noble goal and one that every Christian should strive for. Perhaps you just made a personal resolution or you just had a spiritual mountaintop experience and you want to fan the flame of passion you feel for...