This is a Bible study for people like me who like to listen while they commute, do housework, exercise, assume yoga-like positions or sit in their favorite chair. I made it for myself, but it was more work than I expected so I’m sharing it so that you don’t have to repeat the exercise. It is a study who for those people who like to hear what experts hear when they read the Bible, alongside your own reading/listening. The entire Bible is included over five years, because every bit of Scripture is useful. The map of book to year of study is here in case you want to design your own order. All of the recordings are freely available, and this study directs to the sites where they and related materials are available.
About John: When Jesus was crucified, he asked John to care for his mother, Mary. Her influence is felt in the personal stories of Jesus told in John that are not replicated in the other gospels. John was a young man while Jesus was incarnate, and John’s gospel is written after he is old and has witnessed the early church.
March 3 Psalms2:1–12; 45:1–17; 95:1–11; 97: 1–9 Dr. Albert Mohler’sOverview of Hebrews. The Psalms quoted in Hebrews are interspersed with Hebrews over the next weeks. The author of Hebrews is not specified, and could have been a woman or other person of less official credibility in that age but has been judged by the fathers of the church to have God’s full inspirational authority.
Mark’s gospel has the many stories featuring women as followers of Jesus. Mark alludes to Psalms 2 (March 10), 118 (March 31), 110 (Mar 17), and 22 (Mar 10). The passion tells the story of Psalm 2 in reverse.
Ben Stuart taught Bible Study at Texas A&M for 11 years and these sessions originate from that ministry. He is part of Desiring God (John Piper organization) and currently ministers at a church in the Atlanta, GA area.
Isaiah is a book above time, providing an overview of God’s plan for his creation showing the context of what came before Isaiah’s lifetime, and prophesies many of which have been borne out in later times. The recordings attached say Isaiah’s wife might have been called a prophetess just because she was a prophet’s wife. Others teach she had prophetic gifts of her own, and it makes sense if this is so that the two of them together receive the clearest of prophetic visions — where two or three have gathered to feast and study Torah is where God promises to dwell, to make a heavenly place.
After Isaiah we’ll journey through the Old Testament in rough time order — and if we put Isaiah at the time he lived he’d be between Hosea and Nahum.
Dr. Mohler called Martyn Lloyd Jones one of the great preachers of the last century. These next days are 1 verse at time. However, the end of Isaiah will come at us several chapters at a time as the recordings are sparser. You may wish to read ahead of the recordings to balance it out.
How did the one of the earliest of Old Testament books know the world was round and yet European Christendom believe it was flat? Job is apologetics in story form, likely handed down and honed orally long before it was written.
Job’s wife goes through everything that Job will, and we hear her lament. She has her own separate ash heap, her own doubts and anger. Watch for her as we go through Job, as she experiences restoral along with Job and is likely therefore to have become humble like he does by the end of the book — so the commentator’s audio is seems harsh with respect to her.
Job’s friends advocate errors, errors still common today, in how to think about God. The primary danger in reading Job is to get mixed up between the false theology of the friends and good theology. While Dr. Mohler hasn’t verse by verse gone through Job yet on audio, he has spoken about some of these errors. Martyn Lloyd Jones and others fill in the gaps, closing with John Piper. The best supplementary text is my Robert S. Fyall’s Now My Eyes Have Seen You.
Deuteronomy’s exposition will “belong” to Dr. Mohler but the first few chapters are not available as audio like the rest of the book. So I’ve referenced free essays (there are books as well) for those chapters by Dr. Mohler, and in addition supplemented with audio from others.
We turn to St. Helens, an Anglican source. “St. Helen’s is an evangelical Anglican church and strongly committed to expositional preaching. Their sermons tend to follow the British approach of John Stott and Dick Lucas.” Tim Raymond, a fan of MacArthur and Piper
December 23Joshua2John MacArthur“MacArthur has become one of the most respected and influential preachers of our times, with perhaps the most widely disseminated ministry of exposition in the history of the Christian church.” Albert Mohler July 14, 2010
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