Weekly Wisdom [04.27.18]

Need some Weekly Wisdom?  Here are my favorite resources of the week.

VERSE OF THE WEEK

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. -Romans 15:1

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Greek for Life: Strategies for Learning, Retaining, and Reviving New Testament Greek by Benjamin Merkle and Robert Plummer

Learning Greek is one thing. Retaining it and using it in preaching, teaching, and ministry is another. In this volume, two master teachers with nearly forty years of combined teaching experience inspire readers to learn, retain, and use Greek for ministry, setting them on a lifelong journey of reading and loving the Greek New Testament.

  1. Therefore the journey of learning Biblical Greek has as its goal the most important thing in all of life: the knowledge of God as revealed in the New Testament (3).
  2. The goal of the exegete is to be able to carefully evaluate the text by using all the tools at one’s disposal (5).
  3. In other words, if the activity we are doing is worthwhile, we should not be paralyzed by our inability to do it perfectly (127).

PODCAST OF THE WEEK

Design Patterns in The Bible Part 3: Crossing the Chaotic Waters – by the Bible Project

Tim and Jon discuss literary design patterns in the Bible.  Incredible biblical threads tracing up to baptism!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Don’t prioritize your schedule; schedule your priorities.  -Stephen Covey

SONG OF THE WEEK


“Ascribe Featuring” Cory Asbury

POST OF THE WEEK

Learn Biblical Greek

After reading the book above, I found this incredible site that is geared towards providing free resources to learn or review Biblical Greek.

Many students have asked, “Why should I learn to read Greek?” The simple answer is, “To read the Bible!” To the surprise of many people, God did not reveal the New Testament in English. So, to study the New Testament in all of its richness, you must learn Greek. It is our sincere desire that you find the resources below helpful in your journey to learn Biblical Greek.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Uninstall Time-Wasting Apps.  If someone printed a book of the stuff you scrolled through on social media this week, would you buy that book?  If not, then you might be wasting too much time.  If you feel like some apps are taking you away from relationships or greater pursuits that digital content, then try deleting the apps that take the most time.  If you have to get on them for some reason, get on them through a browser on the phone or computer.  You might be shocked how much time you save.

Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is What God Has Joined Together.