“When Samuel had heard all the words of the people, he repeated them in the ears of the Lord” (1 Sam. 8:21). When is the last time someone leaned over to speak in your ear? Has anyone ever been close enough to God to speak in his ears? The first biblical reference to God’s ears […]
“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always” (Ps. 105:4 NIV) Does God have a nose? How about a hand, arm, or mouth? If you have read the Bible, you may have noticed frequent references to divine anatomy. For example, David spoke of God’s nostrils, mouth, and feet (Ps. 18:8–9), the prophet […]
At the start of one school year I asked my students how they felt about previous Bible courses. A few of their responses sounded off a warning alarm in my head. And the alarm came with this message: Bible class can turn students off to the Bible. Undoubtedly, there are a few causes for this […]
Three primary goals of teaching the Bible to high school students.
What do you do when you are faced with a Bible difficulty—something that seems like a discrepancy? Do you ignore it or wrestle with it? The Patriarchs and God’s Name: A Problem Have you noticed the problem in Exodus 6:3? God says to Moses, “I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God […]