Tim’s Bible study class resources

 
 

Welcome my inductive Bible study class web page.  I teach in my home every Sunday from 6pm to 8pm.  Contact me if you’d like to take part.  My wife, Connie, teaches a class for women on Tuesday mornings.


LINKS

Previous studies (Isaiah, Titus) : to appear

Revelation - Part 1 (Fall 2011)

Revelation - Part 2 (Spring 2012)

Revelation drawings

Revelation - Part 3 (Fall 2012)

Revelation - Part 4 (Spring 2013)

1 Thessalonians (Fall 2103)

2 Thessalonians (Spring 2014)



MY OLD PRECEPT PAGE:

Not all of my notes (on Isaiah and Titus) are transferred over to this new web page format.  In the meantime, you can view my old web page by clicking here.



CONTACT

Tim Davis

DrTimothyAldenDavis@gmail.com

http://faculty.cse.tamu.edu/davis

Resources for my Precept Inductive Bible studies

In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. (Revelation 1:16). 


At first glance this might seem like an odd metaphor, but it’s not just any sword.  It’s a Thracian javelin (shown above):  a sword you can throw with great force.  When the Romans encountered the Thracians armed with this sword, they had to redesign their helmets.  Likewise, in line with the metaphor, every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God is powerful and will accomplish the purpose for which God sends it out.  Considering the text in its historical and cultural context makes all the difference, and now the metaphor makes perfect sense.  The 1st century AD readers of the book of Revelation would have known what a Thracian javelin was, but we need to dig a little deeper to uncover this truth.  That’s what we do here -- dig deep to see what God wants to tell us.


Oh, and I also own that sword in the picture.  Fearsome blade, but the Word of God is stronger yet (Hebrews 4:12).


Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4, Deuteronomy 8:3)


These words are faithful and true. (Revelation 22:6)

One of the class assignments in our study of Revelation was to draw the events as recorded by John as he saw them.  I chose to use a schematic style, which lends itself well to the task since it doesn’t add anything to the text that is not already there.  Above is my drawing for Revelation 8:8-9.


Revelation 8:8-9  The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had  life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.