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 section is unique. It contains three tables which compromise most of the section. Table 4.2 spans four pages, and it depicts Old Testament prophesy and New Testament fulfillment regarding Christ. I want to encourage you to spend time in your Bible with this table. As you read and meditate on all of the prophesy and fulfillment you can’t help but marvel at the detail– how intricately, how precisely, how accurately God has woven His Kingdom story.
There’s one other thing I want you to ponder as you read this section. Remember at the beginning of the book the authors discussed the broad theme of the Bible as “king/kingdom”? If you want to go back and refresh your memory, it was on pages 42-44. Continue to ponder this theme as you read about Christ this week. When you have this theme central in your mind as you read, it deepens and enriches your study.
I’m way past this section with my own church ladies, but as I went back and reread it this morning, I still can’t help but marvel, and almost get lost in the majesty of Christ. I feel small, contrite, wretched, loved, and redeemed all at the same time.
He is our Great High Priest, our King, the Lamb on the Throne, our Prophet, our Savior, our Intercessor, the Good Shepherd. He is God with Us.
There is no better section to read this Easter week. I pray it blesses you!
Here is your study guide for this week Christology 2.
The Pickowicz family is taking a vacation, right after Easter, so I won’t be posting for two weeks. The next post is scheduled for Thursday, April 19th. Feel free to take this extra time to get caught up, read ahead, or read some other books in your pile. If you are interested in digging deeper into a portion of theology, take a look at my resource page where you will find book recommendations for every topic.