Blogging Through Biblical DoctrineHave you wanted to read a theology book, but haven’t known where to begin? In this series, Jess is blogging through John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue’s book, Biblical Doctrine. Print the study guides at the bottom of each post (or on the Resources page) and follow along! Also, be sure to join the associated women’s Facebook page to discuss the study with other Christian women. Finally, if you want to go back and start at the beginning you may find the Introduction article here.
This is a short section, but it is packed with a great deal of application. If your eyes have been glazing over the past couple of weeks, then this is the week that will perk you up, stir you up, convict you unto reverence, and spur you on to joyfully fulfilling your obligation to Scripture. In my own personal studies I’m wrapping up Christology, and this section remains one of my favorite sections in this book!
I was rereading this portion, hoping to draw you to specific passages of importance, but I can’t do that here because all of it is important and nourishing. (Now I fear I may have talked up this section too much!) But slow down for this part. Slow. Down. Pray before you read. Ask God to tender your heart and illuminate your mind. Ask Him to sanctify you by His truth. This is the application to all of the information you have taken in up to this point. Don’t forget to read the prayer and hymn at the end of the chapter as well.
Lastly, I want to thank all of you wonderful women in the Facebook group for all of your prayers, for your encouragement, and for your understanding. Thank you, Nancy, for suggesting I take the month off to focus on my church and family. And I thank all of you who echoed her sentiment. I will, indeed, be taking the month of December off from writing. So you won’t see another theology post or study guide until January 4th. But this is a good time to take a little break– we’ve wrapped up chapter two with this post. Congratulations to those of you who’ve gotten this far! (You’re about 16% done. You’ve eaten about 4/25ths of your elephant.) And if you’ve fallen behind you now have four weeks to catch up!
Here is your study guide for this week Bibliology 8.