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Bible Study Magazine—September–October 2013 Issue

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Get Bible Study Magazine now by purchasing the September–October 2013 back issue for $3.95. That’s 20% off the newsstand price of $4.95!

Bible Study Magazine is a print magazine (not an emagazine) published by Lexham Press. Six times a year, Bible Study Magazine delivers tools and methods for Bible study as well as insights from respected teachers, professors, historians, and archeologists.

Read pastor profiles, author interviews, and stories of individuals whose thoughtful engagement with Scripture has shaped their thinking and defined their ministries. Bible Study Magazine reveals the impact of God’s Word in their lives—and the power of Scripture in yours.

We have a limited supply of back issues of the September–October 2013 Bible Study Magazine. Get your copy while you still can!

  • Chip Ingram: Religion vs. Relationship
  • Helping the Hidden
  • Special Section on Leviticus
  • Feature Stories
    Discover new ways to connect the Bible with your ministry and life through in-depth interviews and articles from the biggest names in the church and biblical scholarship.
  • Bible Study Tips
    Explore the Word—thoughtful and engaging authors tackle the tough passages in Scripture, explain difficult concepts, and confront complex interpretations in a way that helps the Gospel make sense in your life.
  • On the Cutting Edge
    Keep up to date on the latest news in biblical research, including archaeological and historical findings.
  • A New Kind of Bible Study
    Encounter God by yourself or with other believers with an ongoing Bible study in each issue.
  • On Teaching
    Get advice on how to preach or teach the Bible in any setting from well-known pastors and teachers who use the Bible every day.
  • Tool Box
    Learn how to effectively use the latest Bible study tools with our how-to guides.
  • In the News
    Keep informed about the latest news in biblically related topics, discoveries, and events.
  • Thoughts from the Ancients
    Read the Bible together with those who have come before you, and learn from the wisdom of the early church—in its own words.
  • Word Studies
    Get a close-up view of the Bible! Each issue contains insights about specific words found in the Bible and tutorials on how to do word studies.
  • If Only Someone Would Explain It to Me
    Enrich your understanding of the Bible with explanations of biblical and theological concepts by top scholars.
  • Did You Know?
    Discover interesting facts about the place of the Bible in the contemporary and the ancient world.
  • What They Don’t Tell You in Church
    See things you never noticed in biblical passages you have read dozens of times.
  • Biblical Humor
    The funniest stories and the best comics related to the Bible, useful for any setting.
  • Book Reviews
    Stay on top of the latest books about Bible study. Each issue contains reviews of books and commentaries to equip you in your study of God’s Word.

Excerpts from the Sept–Oct 2013 Issue!

Chip Ingram: Religion vs. Relationship

“The truth does not transform lives. The truth applied transforms lives,” says Chip Ingram, senior pastor of Silicon Valley’s Venture Christian Church. “While Bible study is core, [the Bible] was intended to give life and to change lives. The goal isn’t that people know everything about the Bible; it’s that they apply what they learned—even in baby steps. That will create an appetite for more and more truth and transformation. That’s how God’s love boils over into all areas of your life and the lives of those around you. This is true spirituality. This is becoming a disciple of Christ.’”—Joe Bunting

Helping the Hidden

While meeting physical needs for food and shelter is a Gospel Rescue Mission’s most immediate task, the spiritual component is integral to their life and vision. “Hellfire and brimstone sermons are a thing of the past,” says John Ashmen, president of Association of Gospel Recuse Missions (AGRM). “Many people in the homeless community already feel like they are living in hell. So instead of the hell card, we play the abundant life card. When people in desperate situations know that they have not only immediate help but eternal hope, they respond in a different way.”—Jessi Strong

Ongoing Bible Study: Salvation and Transformation

In Ephesians, Paul calls believers to put on the new self—one “created in Christ Jesus for good works” (2:9). As he clarifies what that looks like in our day-to-day lives, we find more than just instructions for individual growth; we find directions for living as members of the body of Christ. The two are tightly interwoven: How we treat one another can build up or tear down the body of Christ.—Miles Custis

  • Title: Bible Study Magazine—September–October 2013 Issue
  • Editor-in-Chief: John D. Barry
  • Academic Editor: Michael S. Heiser
  • Art Director: Sean Fields
  • Graphic Designer: Kayla Soper
  • Managing Editor: Rebecca Van Noord
  • Advertising Sales: Santiago Galeano
  • Marketing: Dan Pritchett, Phil Gons, Scott Lindsey, and Jonny Heemstra
  • Publisher: Lexham Press


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    Richard Riggs