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Bible Study Magazine—May–June 2015 Issue

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Get Bible Study Magazine now by purchasing the May–June 2015 back issue for $3.95. That’s 20% off the newsstand price of $4.95!

Bible Study Magazine is a print magazine (not an emagazine) published by Lexham Press. Six times a year, Bible Study Magazine delivers tools and methods for Bible study as well as insights from respected teachers, professors, historians, and archeologists.

Read pastor profiles, author interviews, and stories of individuals whose thoughtful engagement with Scripture has shaped their thinking and defined their ministries. Bible Study Magazine reveals the impact of God’s Word in their lives—and the power of Scripture in yours.

We have a limited supply of back issues of the May-June 2015 Bible Study Magazine. Get your copy while you still can!

  • Mark Dever: The Healthy Church
  • Re-Evangelism in Puerto Rico
  • Not Your Average Bible Study—We Are Refugees: 8 Weeks in 1 Peter
  • Special Section—In Transition: 1 Samuel
  • Feature Stories
    Discover new ways to connect the Bible with your ministry and life through in-depth interviews and articles from the biggest names in the church and biblical scholarship.
  • Bible Study Tips
    Explore the Word—thoughtful and engaging authors tackle the tough passages in Scripture, explain difficult concepts, and confront complex interpretations in a way that helps the Gospel make sense in your life.
  • On the Cutting Edge
    Keep up to date on the latest news in biblical research, including archaeological and historical findings.
  • A New Kind of Bible Study
    Encounter God by yourself or with other believers with an ongoing Bible study in each issue.
  • On Teaching
    Get advice on how to preach or teach the Bible in any setting from well-known pastors and teachers who use the Bible every day.
  • Tool Box
    Learn how to effectively use the latest Bible study tools with our how-to guides.
  • In the News
    Keep informed about the latest news in biblically related topics, discoveries, and events.
  • Thoughts from the Ancients
    Read the Bible together with those who have come before you, and learn from the wisdom of the early church—in its own words.
  • Word Studies
    Get a close-up view of the Bible! Each issue contains insights about specific words found in the Bible and tutorials on how to do word studies.
  • If Only Someone Would Explain It to Me
    Enrich your understanding of the Bible with explanations of biblical and theological concepts by top scholars.
  • Did You Know?
    Discover interesting facts about the place of the Bible in the contemporary and the ancient world.
  • What They Don’t Tell You in Church
    See things you never noticed in biblical passages you have read dozens of times.
  • Biblical Humor
    The funniest stories and the best comics related to the Bible, useful for any setting.
  • Book Reviews
    Stay on top of the latest books about Bible study. Each issue contains reviews of books and commentaries to equip you in your study of God’s Word.

Excerpts from the May–June 2015 Issue!

Mark Dever: The Healthy Church

Pastor and ministry leader Mark Dever helps unhealthy churches diagnose and heal problems. He says, the process of encouraging healthy growth can take years. “Churches should preach God’s Word expositionally, regularly, and faithfully from the pulpit. Begin to understand what a church is, what church membership is, and what it means to join a local church Begin to encourage growth and discipleship. A healthy church should always be clear on what the Bible teaches.”—Jessi Strong

Re-Evangelism in Puerto Rico

For Dr. Jules Martinez, a pastor and professor in San Juan, Puerto Rico, preaching the gospel sometimes looks like re-preaching, in a part of the world that has been saturated by religion. “People often tell me that they know what the gospel is and that there’s nothing new for them to learn there. You know what? You never will be able to graduate from the gospel. There’s no ‘next level’ of Christianity beyond that. The gospel is sufficient to encompass all your life and eternity. And it’s complex enough to keep you amazed at what God is doing in Christ to reconcile all things to himself.”—Jessi Strong

Not Your Average Bible Study—We Are Refugees: 8 Weeks in 1 Peter

Following a leader may not be easy—but it can become unbearable when that leader commits injustices. How can people live under the rule of a government that does evil? How should Christians respond? These questions don’t have easy answers. Writing to persecuted Christians who are, at the very least, oppressed in words, and likely also in actions, Peter tells his audience how to react to society. And Peter knew and understood what he was saying.—John D. Barry

Special Section—In Transition: 1 Samuel

God is Bigger

When the Israelites lost a battle to the Philistines, they knew their enemies weren’t responsible. “Why has the Lord defeated us today?” they asked (1 Sam 4:3). During a second attack, the Israelites brought the ark of the covenant to the battlefield, believing that its presence would protect them. Even the Philistines expected to lose the rematch, lamenting, “Who can deliver us from the power of these mighty gods?” (4:8). Despite this, the Israelites were annihilated and the Philistines captured the ark. What’s going on in this episode?

Can We Admire Biblical Characters?

We often consider King David one of the Bible’s greatest figures. His reign is renowned as one of prosperity and victory over Israel’s enemies. In the New Testament, Matthew presents Jesus as a “son of David,” the king who would bring victory and peace (Matt 1:1). However, if we rewind to 1–2 Samuel we find, alongside stories of David’s piety and bravery, a few not-so-flattering stories. Is David really someone we should hold up as a role model?

  • Title: Bible Study Magazine—May–June 2015 Issue
  • Editor-in-Chief: Rebecca Van Noord
  • Academic Editor: Michael S. Heiser
  • Art Director: Christine Gerhart
  • Graphic Designers: Jim LePage, Patrick Fore, and Josh Warren
  • Advertising Sales: Kevin Bratcher
  • Marketing: Dan Pritchett, Phil Gons, Katie Monsma, and Scott Lindsey
  • Series: Bible Study Magazine
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Resource Type: Magazine
  • Topic: Biblical Studies


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