Kitchen Table Theology

045 Bonus: Bible Study Tools

February 14, 2021 Pastor Jeff Cranston Season 2 Episode 45
Kitchen Table Theology
045 Bonus: Bible Study Tools
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Kitchen Table Theology
045 Bonus: Bible Study Tools
Feb 14, 2021 Season 2 Episode 45
Pastor Jeff Cranston

Welcome to this bonus episode in which Pastor Jeff Cranston is going to suggest a few basic tools that you might want to use on a regular basis as you do your personal Bible study.

Let’s dive into the episode and learn more about some Bible study tools.

[00:01 - 04:34] Opening Segment

  • Jen talks about the topic of today’s episode.
  • Pastor Jeff gives a brief introduction to the Bible study tools.
  • Developing a hunger for God's Word.
  • Pastor Jeff talks about the analogy of a baby kangaroo.

[04:35 - 09:50] Trustworthy and Understandable Translation Bible

  • Pastor Jeff talks about the story of a french philosopher, Voltaire. 
    • He shares the ironic twist of God’s providence.
  • Pastor Jeff shares three valuable tools for new Christians to study the Bible.
  • Trustworthy and understandable translation Bible.
    • Get a well-bound copy of the Bible to be your constant companion.
  • The Zondervan New American Standard translation study Bible.
    • Marginal reference note 
  • The Hebrew Greek-Keyword Study Bible, by AMG publishers.

 [09:51 - 12:04] Good Concordance

  • Pastor Jeff talks about the meaning of concordance.
  • Pastor Jeff talks about the concordance at the back of the Bible.
    • They tend to be translation specific. 
  • Every great concordance is found online, and they are available for free.

 [12:05 - 16:00] Good Commentary

  • Pastor Jeff explains what a Bible Commentary is.
  • The Bible commentator gives us details that we do not have in the simple reading of Scriptures. 
  • Pastor Jeff talks about the various types of Bible commentaries.
    • Critical, technical, or exegetical commentary.
    • Expository commentary
    • Devotional commentary

[16:01 - 17:17] Closing Segment

  • Final words from Pastor Jeff.


Tweetable Quotes:

"A person whose life is really truly been transformed by Christ has the hunger for the word of God.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.

“Every great concordance is found online, and they are available for free.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.


Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:

 

Join the Conversation

We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at [email protected]

Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church

Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.

Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!

Show Notes

Welcome to this bonus episode in which Pastor Jeff Cranston is going to suggest a few basic tools that you might want to use on a regular basis as you do your personal Bible study.

Let’s dive into the episode and learn more about some Bible study tools.

[00:01 - 04:34] Opening Segment

  • Jen talks about the topic of today’s episode.
  • Pastor Jeff gives a brief introduction to the Bible study tools.
  • Developing a hunger for God's Word.
  • Pastor Jeff talks about the analogy of a baby kangaroo.

[04:35 - 09:50] Trustworthy and Understandable Translation Bible

  • Pastor Jeff talks about the story of a french philosopher, Voltaire. 
    • He shares the ironic twist of God’s providence.
  • Pastor Jeff shares three valuable tools for new Christians to study the Bible.
  • Trustworthy and understandable translation Bible.
    • Get a well-bound copy of the Bible to be your constant companion.
  • The Zondervan New American Standard translation study Bible.
    • Marginal reference note 
  • The Hebrew Greek-Keyword Study Bible, by AMG publishers.

 [09:51 - 12:04] Good Concordance

  • Pastor Jeff talks about the meaning of concordance.
  • Pastor Jeff talks about the concordance at the back of the Bible.
    • They tend to be translation specific. 
  • Every great concordance is found online, and they are available for free.

 [12:05 - 16:00] Good Commentary

  • Pastor Jeff explains what a Bible Commentary is.
  • The Bible commentator gives us details that we do not have in the simple reading of Scriptures. 
  • Pastor Jeff talks about the various types of Bible commentaries.
    • Critical, technical, or exegetical commentary.
    • Expository commentary
    • Devotional commentary

[16:01 - 17:17] Closing Segment

  • Final words from Pastor Jeff.


Tweetable Quotes:

"A person whose life is really truly been transformed by Christ has the hunger for the word of God.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.

“Every great concordance is found online, and they are available for free.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston.


Bible Verses and Other Sources Mentioned:

 

Join the Conversation

We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at [email protected]

Visit my website jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church

Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston.

Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!