Monthly Archives: October 2014

2014 Session 37: Get Over Your Na’ar

“Do not say that I am a youth.” (na’ar). In today’s session, Dr. Nunnally expands on the “excuse of being too young to serve God’s appointment.” Throughout scripture we find examples of God’s chosen servants attempting to excuse themselves due to lack of skill, talent, or even on account of being too young. “God uses the least likely among us so that it’s clear: this is not about what we can do, but what God can do through the one who yields his life to God’s call.”

Jeremiah 24:1-7; 1:11; 1:6; Exodus 4:10; 1 Samuel 17:33; 14:6; Judges 7; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Thess 5:24; Ephesians 3:20; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Zech 4:6; Matthew 19; Acts 2; Joel 2:28; Acts 2

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2014: Session 36: Naming God

In today’s session, Dr. Nunnally takes up the curious question of the many names of god found in scripture. While focusing on the interesting similarities in the way both Ezekiel and Jeremiah reference the Creator, there’s a great list of names which actually reveal the attributes of God.

Romans 5; 1 Peter 1:7; James 1:2; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 12; Jeremiah 1:6; James 1; Ezekiel 1:14; Exodus 4:10; 1 Corinthians 1

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2014 Session 35: Ah

When the voice of the Lord commissions you to service — to specific service — how should you respond? It’s interesting to search the Bible for examples. Moses told the Lord he wasn’t good at speaking, he had a “heavy tongue,” and yet, the Lord was to provide the means by which His will would be accomplished. When the Lord informed Jeremiah of His plans, Jeremiah’s response was a little bit different. His hesitation was voiced with a simple “Ah …”

Jeremiah 1:4; 1:6; Psalm 139:14-16; Isaiah 42:6; 49:6; Matthew 5; John 8:12; John 9:5; Genesis 12: 1-3; Exodus 19:6; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 2:20, 28; Ezekiel 3:27; 4:14; 5:15; 5:11; Exodus 4:10

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2014 Session 34: How did we get the Bible 2 (A Few Questions)

In this session, Dr. Nunnally fields questions from the class about the Biblical canon, reminding us that there were solid procedures in place to assure integrity-of-content. “The credibility of the ancient eyewitnesses, the authors, the reliability of the text — the scripture — all of those things come into play when we’re dealing with matters of canon.” Is the canon an open or closed collection of reference? What is the status of the Apocrypha with respect to Christian belief? How do we discover what’s “main and plain” in scripture?

Proverbs 30:6; Ephesians 2; Acts 10

Read Psalm 19 and 119 for homework.  Look at all the things the Word of God does for us.

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2014 Session 33: How Did We Get the Bible 1

In today’s session, Dr. Nunnally redirects class discussion to a subject, seldom explored: how were the Old and New Testaments compiled? Was our Bible put together by a single group of scholars, or was it result of a special council of church leaders? The answer is not exactly what most people expect. Both the Old and New Testaments share commonalities in terms of origination. The subject presents us with interesting surprises.

Jeremiah 1:4; Matthew 23:25; Luke 24:44

Click here to download Dr. Nunnally’s .pdf document on the Canon.

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