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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.
“As a young chemistry graduate, Dr. D.A. Carson planned to pursue a PhD in organic synthesis and begin a career in research. When his pastor asked him to assist over the summer, he says, ‘I thought he had me confused with someone else. There were a number of young adults in our church who had decided to head into ministry. The pastor and I argued over my summer plans for close to two hours, and eventually I won. I spent my summer in a research lab.’ Even so, the seed had been planted. Carson went on to become a pastor, author, seminary professor, and co-founder of The Gospel Coalition.” —Jessi Strong
“Few churches can trace their history directly to a passage of Scripture like Ethiopian Christians can. In Acts chapter 8, Philip, one of the twelve disciples, shares the good news about Jesus Christ with an Ethiopian eunuch he meets while traveling. The eunuch believes and insists on being baptized on the side of the road. According to church tradition, the eunuch returned to his home country and spread the gospel there.” —Jessi Strong
“We are all looking for answers about how to act and how to live. Advice columns and self-help bestsellers promise easy solutions for all our problems. We even turn to the Bible for quick answers. My pastor calls it ‘bathroom-mirror Christianity’: Read a verse, write it on a sticky note, and put it on your bathroom mirror as a reminder of what to do. Sometimes we act like those verses show us what we need to do to please God and secure his blessing on our lives.” —Douglas Magnum
“‘It’s a free country!’” Often, this phrase rings out in my household with an air of belligerence. It usually means one child is blaring music that he knows the others dislike, or another is eating the last bite of a dessert that she ought to be sharing. While they may not be breaking any rules, my children are pushing the boundaries of grace and love.” —Kelley Mathews
“Who is the enigmatic suffering servant in Isaiah? Biblical scholars usually answer ‘Israel.’ Church leaders usually say ‘Jesus.’ But what if both answers are wrong—or at least kind of wrong? In Isaiah 42:1–9 the servant is clearly Israel (see Isa 41:8–9; 43:10; 44:1–2, 21; 45:4).1 We often assume that the servants in Isaiah 42:1–9 and Isaiah 49:1–12 have the same identity, but that would be a mistake.” —John D. Barry
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