Most churches record sermons and make them available online. However, the current process of recording and publishing sermons requires extra software, sometimes extra computers or equipment, and certainly extra hours.
Dr. Douglas J. Moo, known for his commentaries on Romans and Galatians, is one of the most respected New Testament scholars today. In his Mobile Ed course on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, Moo guides you through the major themes and theological elements of Galatians to help you apply Paul’s letter to your life and to the church. This course is coming soon to the seven-course Paul’s Letters Bundle.
Moo’s study of Galatians helps Christians learn to “live by faith” (Gal 3:11) every day. You’ll also see how Galatians emphasizes the equality of all kinds of people in the church—because all followers of Christ are united through him.
Here are five of my favorite insights about living by faith from Moo’s study on Galatians:
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Has no one told you that before? Then let me say it another way.
You have permission to try anything, and I believe you can accomplish whatever you’d like. This is the advice I’ve given to my kids and to every young person who’s ever asked me for career advice, and now I want to share it with you. That’s why I wrote Start Next Now.
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In my book, I outline five steps that you can take right now toward your goal. Here’s a preview:
Step 1: Identify your next
Figuring out what you want can actually be the most difficult part of getting ahead. Don’t worry—there isn’t a perfect answer, and you can always change your answer later. If you can’t identify the big goal down the road, at least identify the next thing you want to try.
Step 2: Start doing the next thing now
It may not be possible to move directly to your goal, but you can make sure that every turn you make is in the direction of your goal. Always turning toward your goal not only keeps your goal in mind, but it also helps you acquire the knowledge, the connections, and even the vocabulary that will help you achieve your goal.
Step 3: Set yourself up for success
The way you distinguish yourself is by doing stuff. In particular, do distinct and useful activities that aren’t easily labeled. Do stuff you couldn’t represent by checking a box on a form. Do stuff that will cause interviewers to ask questions when they see it on your resume.
Step 4: Evaluate your employment
Joining an organization is like getting on a bus. Make sure you’re getting on a bus that will get you closer to your goal. There’s no bigger waste of time than riding on a bus that is going in the wrong direction.
Step 5: Reach your next milestone
Identify something concrete and specific, then start. The act of doing, or even writing about doing, the next thing will teach you things you can’t learn any other way. “Move up or move out” is a career management strategy in many large organizations, including the military. There’s no reason you can’t adopt it as your own personal plan.
I have a lot more to say about starting your next now, so visit StartNextNow.com, and get your copy of the book.
Buy the book at StartNextNow.com, and you’ll get it in all its available formats—print, digital, audiobook, ePub, and (of course) the Vyrso edition. But the digital edition is the most exciting to me.
We’ve spent the last few months re-imagining what a book can be. And the reading experience at StartNextNow.com/Read is one of a kind. I’d love to hear what you think about it.
Tomorrow I’ll take the reins of the @Logos twitter account to answer your questions from 12:30—1:30 p.m. PT (3:30—4:30 p.m. ET). You can start asking questions now using the hashtag #StartNextNow. Ask me anything!
Preorder Great Books of the Western World before Thursday, October 22 to get 80% off the regular price—that’s $400 in savings!
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Qureshi was raised in a close-knit Pakistani-American family devoted to Islam—so when he became convinced of the truth of the Bible and the claims of the Christian faith, he knew everything would change. “I knew from studying the Gospels that I was called to give up everything. Jesus says in Matthew 10, ‘He who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.’ ”
In Jessi Strong’s interview with Qureshi, he opened up about some of the barriers he faced in his conversion to Christianity:
“In responding to the gospel, Qureshi realized his relationship with his family presented two barriers to Christian faith. The first was intellectual. From an early age, he had been taught Islamic apologetics—he learned to defend his minority faith in a majority Christian context. ‘Islam and Christianity teach such disparate things, and my parents needed a way to teach their son—who was growing up in the United States—to hold his beliefs against Christian teachings. I was taught Bible verses that seemed to argue against the deity of Jesus. One was Mark 13:32, where Jesus talks about no one knowing the day or the hour of the end of times, “not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Qureshi had to re-examine everything he had long assumed to be fact.
The second barrier was social. Even before he seriously considered Christianity, Qureshi knew how devastating his conversion would be to his parents. His close ties with them stemmed from their Eastern, communal-minded family structure—compounded by the isolation they experienced living as a minority race, religion, and culture in the U.S. To describe Qureshi’s family as devout doesn’t truly portray their religious legacy: “My mom was a missionary kid who grew up in Indonesia, where my grandfather preached to tribes in the jungles. My great-grandfather was a missionary and physician in Uganda. From a social perspective, there were two things that gave my parents a sense of respect and standing in the Muslim community: the family legacy and their children. My conversion would mean taking everything away from them.”
While in college and medical school, one of Qureshi’s Christian friends challenged him to examine the Bible more seriously to see if its claims could be verified. It took years, but he began to respect the Bible as a historical document—even before he recognized Jesus as God. “We know through biblical archaeology that some of the things Luke mentioned were not corroborated until archaeological digs confirmed them. I came to the conclusion that they had compelling historical truths. I researched textual transmission, wanting to find out if what the Bible says today is what the Bible has always said. We have so many manuscripts of the New Testament in ancient Greek that we can be very confident in our reading of its text. Understanding the nature of the evidence began to change my perspective on the reliability of the Bible.”
As his respect for the Bible grew, Qureshi began to look more closely at the Gospel of Mark’s claims about Jesus. “Muslim apologists will usually say that Jesus claimed to be the Messiah, but he didn’t claim to be God. They expect Jesus to identify himself using certain words. It’s not a bad expectation, given how God identifies himself in the Old Testament. In Isaiah 45:22, for example, God very powerfully says, ‘I am God, and there is no other.’ When he meets Moses in Exodus 3:14, Moses asks him who he is, and God says, ‘I am that I am’—in other words, ‘I eternally exist.’ ””
Read the rest of Nabeel’s story in the November/December issue of Bible Study Magazine—subscribe today and get 30% off the cover price!
Mobile Ed courses is having its biggest sale ever! From Michael Heiser and John Walton to Bobby Conway and Gary Thomas, this unprecedented sale has something for everyone! Explore the entire course catalog and get the courses that fit your needs!
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What do you want your life to look like five years from now? If it’s not the life you have right now, something obviously needs to change between now and then. But the changes you want aren’t going to “just happen.” Bob Pritchett’s new book, Start Next Now teaches you how to start making those changes now—so you can actually reach your goals later.
Bob’s book helps you identify your goals and determine the current projection of your life—so you can see if you’re moving in the right direction. Is the job you have now a step towards the job you want later? Is the company you work for capable of paying you what you’d eventually like to be paid? Is the experience you’re gaining right now going to drive you closer to your goals?
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As Bob helps you examine your life in the context of your goals, he also shows you how to draw from the experience of others—without asking the same tired questions everyone has already asked. It’s the same way he’s always encouraged interns to approach their experience with Faithlife—soak it all in, and learn as much as you can from those around you. Not every boss is open to questions like this though, and Bob believes that if you’re serious about your goals, you need to respond to those learning barriers.
Learn from the success of others
To help you get started, the book’s website will include Bob’s interviews with other professionals who have taken the initiative to chase their goals. It’s part of the way Start Next Now is redefining what we call a book: layers of content and diverse media all work together to communicate the book’s message and give you the tools you need to make your goals a reality.
This isn’t inspirational puffery from a life coach: it’s blunt, funny, practical advice on how to get ahead from a successful entrepreneur. Dan Price, founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, says, “In Start Next Now, Bob Pritchett provides an incredibly efficient way to discover specific, practical steps to advance yourself professionally, personally, and spiritually. He also explains one of my passions, which is the relationship between compensation, happiness, and meaningful work, and how to find the right balance.”
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It’s great to talk about making changes. But to actually reach your goals, you still have to actually make those changes. The digital version of Start Next Now includes a personalized action plan and the tools you need to start your next now.
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Have you ever wondered how archaeology influences Bible scholarship? Informed by ancient literature and previous archaeological finds, archaeologists can uncover and record brand-new insights into the ancient world. Dr. Jodi Magness says, “The goal of archaeology is not the process of digging. It’s the publication of what we dig up—because if we don’t publish what we dig up, we’ve destroyed the information and we have then made it inaccessible to others.”
Biblical archaeology has to be carefully documented, she says, because “it’s an experiment that cannot be replicated.” When scholars and pastors depend on that information to help others visualize the biblical world, archaeologists can’t afford to leave any stone unturned.
In Mobile Ed’s latest course, Dr. Craig Evans and a team of prominent archaeologists teach you how biblical archaeology works and why it matters—on active dig sites throughout the holy lands.
“We’re going to start with the ground, dig into it, find things and take you all the way from the point it begins to the point where it is exhibited in museums and written about in textbooks—come on, join me. You’re going to have a lot of fun doing this.” —Dr. Craig Evans
In this course, you’ll journey through an actual dig site and see each part of the process. The findings from this particular dig site shed light on what life was like during the time of Jesus and the apostles—so your personal Bible study can directly benefit from what you learn.
Learn more in the course trailer:
Biblical archaeology is a crucial step in understanding the context of the Bible. This brand-new Mobile Ed course shows you the whole process and how archaeological findings in the field affect your personal study at home.
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The book of Amos is full of wordplays, double entendres, pictorial visions, and direct statements of fact and judgment. In this commentary, Dr. Gary V. Smith addresses the historical, stylistic, and interpretative aspects of Amos—not just what is written, but also how and why the prophecies are recorded. To do this, Smith divides each of his chapters into:
- Important textual and philological questions
- Background study on the literary traditions and forms of speech employed
- Rhetorical markers of structure that unite paragraphs or larger units
- Exegetical issues of interpretation
- Main theological themes within each unit
Each chapter ends with Dr. Smith drawing together the interpretative threads arising from the passage. Whether you want to get the basics or study Amos in depth, this volume of the Mentor Commentary Series has what you need.
Amos contains powerful imagery like this:
Dr. Gary Smith can help you unpack the imagery of Amos and see these passages the way scholars do.
Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III says, “Smith has produced a magisterial treatment of the book of Amos.”