Behind the Text

Behind the Text

By First Cov Lincoln
Go behind the scenes to hear details related to Sunday’s message. Hear details that just could not make it into the sermon that week. Maybe these are important points cut for time, maybe just Bible nerd stuff, but always interesting content.
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Indefinite with an A
Humility, anxiety, lifting up to God...also some Greek nerd stuff. Sources: • The Aorist is So Much More than Past Tense. https://www.billmounce.com/monday-with-mounce/the-aorist-so-much-more-past-tense Find us online at: Firstcovenantlincoln.org facebook.com/FirstCovLincoln/ youtube.com/user/FirstCovLincoln
04:46
May 26, 2020
Victory Lap
Jesus took the victory lap already. Sources: • Hard Sayings of the Bible, ed. Walter C. Kaiser, Peter Davids, F. F. Bruce, Manfred Brauch (Downers Grove: IVP, 1993) • Justo Gonzalez, The Apostles’ Creed for Today (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007) • James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude, ed. Gerald Bray, Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture • Scot McKnight, 1 Peter, New International Version Application Commentary (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000)
05:10
May 19, 2020
Repay with Blessing
God has blessed you. Try to return the favor to His Creation. Sources: • The Lexham Bible Dictionary. J. D. Barry and L. Wentz, editors. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012. As found in the Logos Bible study software program • Scot McKnight, 1 Peter, New International Version Application Commentary (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000)
03:21
May 12, 2020
LXX Quotations &c
A translation and a paraphrase have a lot in common, they can both reveal the one true God. Resources: • Septuagint Quotes in the OT. https://preachersinstitute.com/2019/08/21/septuagint-quotes-in-the-new-testament/ • Does the NT always quote from the Septuagint? https://blog.stephencook.com.au/2013/04/16/it-is-written-quotations-from-the-old-testament-in-the-new-testament-3/ Sources: • The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Eerdmans, 1979.
03:36
May 5, 2020
The Fear of the Lord
Choose reverent fear. God is God, you are not. Sources: • The Lexham Bible Dictionary. J. D. Barry and L. Wentz, editors. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012. As found in the Logos Bible study software program • Scot McKnight, 1 Peter, New International Version Application Commentary (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000) • A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961) • J.I. Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1973)
03:16
April 28, 2020
Angels Long to Look
When it comes to awe and praise, take a cue from the Gods' heavenly messengers. Sources: > The Lexham Bible Dictionary. J. D. Barry and L. Wentz, editors. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012. As found in the Logos Bible study software program > Scot McKnight, 1 Peter, New International Version Application Commentary (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000) >James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude, ed. Gerald Bray, Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture Find us online at: Firstcovenantlincoln.org facebook.com/FirstCovLincoln/ youtube.com/user/FirstCovLincoln
05:03
April 23, 2020
Peter the Eloquent
Did Peter have the polish to write his Epistle (say that three times fast). Sources: > The Lexham Bible Dictionary. J. D. Barry and L. Wentz, editors. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012. As found in the Logos Bible study software program > Scot McKnight, 1 Peter, New International Version Application Commentary (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000) >James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude, ed. Gerald Bray, Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture Find us online at: Firstcovenantlincoln.org facebook.com/FirstCovLincoln/ youtube.com/user/FirstCovLincoln
05:34
April 21, 2020
Good News in Any Language
We do not need to innovate the Good News of Jesus. It is good all on its own and accessible to all. For further reading on languages: https://www.billmounce.com/greekalphabet/greeklanguage Sources: >The Bible Almanac, ed. J.I. Packer, Merrill C. Tenney, William White (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1980) >J.N. Birdsall, “Language of the New Testament” in International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, ed. J. D. Douglas, N. Hillyer, D. R. W. Wood (Downers Grove: IVP, 1996) Find us online at: Firstcovenantlincoln.org facebook.com/FirstCovLincoln/ youtube.com/user/FirstCovLincoln
05:49
April 16, 2020
A Tale of Three Marys
Was Mary Magdalene actually Mary of Bethany who was actually the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with perfume? Sources: >Gary Burge, John, New International Version Application Commentary (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000) >What’s in a name? https://www.christiantoday.com/article/mary-magdalene-whats-in-a-name/37168.htm Find us online at: Firstcovenantlincoln.org facebook.com/FirstCovLincoln/ youtube.com/user/FirstCovLincoln
06:18
April 14, 2020
Tourist or Traveler?
When it comes to Jesus, are you a tourist or a traveler? Are you just watching what Jesus does or are you following Jesus and participating with him in what he brings? Find us online at: Firstcovenantlincoln.org facebook.com/FirstCovLincoln/ youtube.com/user/FirstCovLincoln
06:43
April 9, 2020
The Jesus Bandwagon
Public opinion can be remarkably fickle. How could someone be on the Jesus bandwagon one minute and yelling “crucify” the next? Find us online at: Firstcovenantlincoln.org facebook.com/FirstCovLincoln/ youtube.com/user/FirstCovLincoln
05:16
April 7, 2020
Who was the Ethiopian Eunuch?
Who was the Ethiopian Eunuch? Acts 8:26-40. Find us online at: Firstcovenantlincoln.org facebook.com/FirstCovLincoln/ youtube.com/user/FirstCovLincoln
04:12
April 2, 2020
Where is Acts 8:37?
In the background: I am thankful for the following article for some helpful insights on this particular text: Nicholas Zola, “Why are there verse missing from my Bible? The emergence of verse numbers in the New Testament.” Restoration Quarterly 54:4 (2012): 241-253. For further study: “Textual Variants: It’s the Nature, Not the Number, That Matters” https://www.str.org/articles/textual-variants-it%E2%80%99s-the-nature-not-the-number-that-matters#.Xn93RoFOnmo “Three Textual Variants Every Christian Should Know About” https://www.alisachilders.com/blog/3-textual-variants-every-christian-should-know-about Major Bible Misprints https://www.history.com/news/historys-worst-biblical-misprints YouTube: One Minute Apologist on Textual Variants https://youtu.be/uTdFnn5Ay7U Find us online at: Firstcovenantlincoln.org facebook.com/FirstCovLincoln/ youtube.com/user/FirstCovLincoln
05:48
March 31, 2020