Forgotten Books

Forgotten Books

Malachi: The Unchanging God

Forgotten OT Books:  Malachi—The Unchanging God   Have you ever said—or do you know someone who has said—that the Bible is out of date?  Old-fashioned?   We can criticize it for being out of touch with our advanced, sophisticated culture.   Yet when I read the Bible, I find it is incredibly relevant and up-to-date. Why? Because human nature hasn’t changed. The externals have changed.  Technology, for example. But the condition of the human heart has not. We are still…

Esther: The Unseen God

Forgotten OT Books:  Esther—The Unseen God     Has anyone here actually ever seen God? Has anyone actually seen heaven, like the Apostle Paul may have in 2 Corinthians 11? Has anyone actually seen a miracle? Like someone rising from the dead? Like a man with a shriveled arm made whole?   We cannot see or touch God, yet we believe that he is there. This is what FAITH really is. Hebrews 11:1 ESV  “Now faith is the assurance of…

Song of Songs

  Forgotten OT Books:  Song of Songs   We’re going to start with a quiz to the married men, and those men who want to be married.   We are going to read three Bible verses. And in each case, you tell me if is a good thing to say to your wife.   Song of Solomon 1:9 ESV  “I compare you, my love, to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots.”  Husbands, is this a loving thing to say to your…

Leviticus: Holy God, Holy People

  Forgotten OT Books:  Leviticus:  Holy God, Holy People   Introduction   I would wager the most JOKED-about-book of the Bible is Leviticus. I know I have.  I’ve joked how BORING and DRY it can seem.   Here’s a notice:  I have repented of my disrespect toward God’s word.   You should, too.   This morning, I am going to teach about Leviticus.   Admittedly, parts of it seem rather dry.  Unrelateable.  Strange.   I won’t exaggerate and tell you…

Job

Introductory thoughts. Today we are beginning an 8-week series overviewing often neglected books of the Bible, the ones we don’t typically get around to when we’re thinking through sermon series.  I get to kick us off with a single sermon on 42 chapters of the book of Job. A large task, and one that I’ve really enjoyed digging into in the last couple of months.  Of course 40 minutes on this book is going to be totally insufficient for an…