Part three explores the central part of Luke's Gospel. Jesus continues his controversial announcement of good news for the poor during his long road-trip to Jerusalem, which increases conflict with Israel’s religious leaders. This tension provides the setting for the famous parable of the Prodigal Son.
Episode 3 shows how reading the Bible wisely requires that we learn about the ancient literary styles used by the biblical authors. These writers expressed their ideas and claims through a variety of different type of literature, and this video will explore why it's important to tell them apart so we can hear their message on their terms.
Reading the Bible aloud with a group of people is an ancient practice. In fact, the origins of the Bible are rooted in its being read aloud in public. Explore with us the origins and development of this fascinating biblical topic, and how its offers us a model for engaging the Scriptures in our own day.
This video is the second installment of our Word Studies series, a six-part exploration of the ancient biblical prayer called “The Shema”. We will explore all of the keywords in this prayer and what they meant in their original language and historical context.
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The Bible as Jewish Meditation Literature
Episode 4 explores the unique literary style of the Bible that is meant to draw its readers into a lifelong journey of reading and meditation. The Bible is designed as a multi-layered work, offering new levels of insight as you re-read it and allow each part to help you understanding every other part. The Bible is the original meditation literature.
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Our church has been able to read through the The Bible with the help of The Bible Project's short introductory videos. Through the theme videos, we've been able to communicate big ideas that run through the entirety of Scripture in a concise, easily-digested manner.
-Ryan Smith, Living Stones Church
Schools all around the world are using The Bible Project videos and resources to augment, or create curriculums for students anywhere from elementary schools to post-graduate seminaries.
My desire in teaching was to help make God, faith, and theology relevant to teenagers. Your videos have been an extraordinary help in my classes. I can teach an idea like sacrifice or the messiah, and then at the end of class play one of your videos and it wraps everything up perfectly. The Bible Project videos help my students understand their own personal call from Christ.
-Andy, Theology Teacher at Mercy High School
Red Bluff, CA
Get together with some friends, watch The Bible Project videos in a relaxed setting, and discuss themes of scripture more in depth. We’ve also got Study Notes for some of the videos (and are working on more) to help facilitate discussion!
The Bible Project is making a wonderful impact for the Kingdom as believers old and new get clear, understandable access to the structure and overarching theme of the Scriptures.
-Jeff Quinto, Executive Director of the Adult Christian Education Foundation
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I shared your bible project videos with my family during our bible study/devotions time, and they loved them. Even our teenage son watches them with enthusiasm!
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I've become newly motivated to read through the bible with renewed passion. It's doing wonders for my devotional life. Additionally, I want to describe the way my kids (especially my 8 year old son) enjoy your videos. We have together gone through about 40 of your videos (the topical + torah series + read scripture series). God has really used your videos to make him understand a summary view of many portions of the word. It's a joy to see him summarize the book of Leviticus in about 5-6 mins in his own language - something that I couldn't do till about 2 years back!
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2017 is Year of the Bible
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Combining Tim’s deep biblical understanding and Jon’s passion for visual story-telling, they created their first two videos in 2014 and put them online for free. This is now a collaborative, full-time labor of love made up of artists, illustrators, designers, supporters and prayer warriors.