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Pauline Outlines from Kress Biblical Resources
After our recent addition of Kress's Road Maps for the Non-Pauline Epistles and Revelation, we are excited to provide another resource from our partner. The Road Maps for the Pauline Epistles is formatted in a similar manner to their sister volume. Each letter is divided into three main sections: "Overview Outline," "Introductory Matters," and "Detailed Outline."
The "Overview Outline" includes a summary statement and a brief outline of the book.
The "Introductory Matters" examines the book's author, aim, and audience.
The "Detailed Outline" provides a comprehensive exegetical outline that walks you through each verse of each chapter.
In the words of the publisher, "This book is intended as an initial roadmap for other adventurers to explore the infinitely beautiful terrain of this portion of God's Word." We trust this resource will quickly become an invaluable part of your study time in these books.
Before you start studying with the Kress Road Maps, we recommend reading the preface included with the non-Pauline road maps to learn more about the heart behind these wonderful resources. This resource will soon be available as a physical copy on the Kress Biblical Resources store page as well.
New Charles Spurgeon Daily Devotional
Originally published as The Chequebook of Faith in 1893, this collection of brief devotionals has been a resource beloved by many a Christian for the past century. Spurgeon's introduction to the devotional states, "God has given no promise that He will not redeem. He does not offer hope that He will not fulfill. To help my brethren believe this, I have prepared this little volume." In this "little volume," Spurgeon likens the provision of God to a bank that has an unlimited flow of grace, love, mercy, and provision for all those who are a member.
Each day, you will find a section of Scripture, followed by a brief rumination by Charles Spurgeon, who is often affectionately referred to as the "Prince of Preachers." We at BLB firmly believe that you will be blessed immensely through these devotionals, and we pray that you will soon learn that God's heavenly bank is truly infinite and cannot be overdrawn.
If you want to start reading, you can take a look at today's entry or browse this devotional's Scripture index. You can also receive this daily devotional via email if you create a free account with us. Just click the gear icon in the top right, navigate to "Manage Your Subscriptions," and choose to either receive Faith's Checkbook in plain text or HTML.
New Luke Audio Series from Pastor Tony Clark
We are privileged to introduce our newest speaker on the BLB site: Pastor Tony Clark from Calvary Chapel Newport News. He has graciously offered us his audio commentary on the Gospel of Luke. Pastor Tony, who teaches Scripture in a verse by verse manner, desires that BLB listeners would "fall more in love with Jesus through the Gospel of Luke and how it applies to us today."
The Gospel of Luke was written to Theophilus after careful investigation that he "may know the exact truth about the things [he had] been taught" (
To start listening, you can head over to Pastor Tony's author page.
New Hebrew Parts of Speech Helps and Explanations
Our Interlinear tool matches the original Greek and Hebrew text with the English and provides critical information that helps you to understand each word. It is our most-extensively used resource. But one of the most complicated aspects of the tool is understanding the parsing (parts of speech) of each word. Very few of us understand what a Genitive case is in the Greek or what a Qal stem is in the Hebrew, after all.
That is why we are excited to announce our new parsing definitions and explanations for the Hebrew language tools. We have offered these helps for quite some time in the Greek, so we are eager to include the same tools for the Old Testament Hebrew as well.
When you click on the parsing button for any Greek or Hebrew word, you will be greeted with a brand-new popup window. At the top, we show the data that you are used to, such as the Strong's number, inflected and root forms, and the parsing code. Right below that, you will see each part of the word's grammar, such as stem, type, and person.
For example, the word may contain a Qal stem. When you click on the word "Qal," it will display a full definition of what "Qal" means. You will see that Qal "expresses the 'simple' or 'casual' action of the root in the active voice." If you want to see all of this step-by-step in action, refer to the animation above or try it yourself!
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