Tyndale House: Ink Magazine

Merry Christmas Eve 🙂

Thought you guys might appreciate this!

In my opinion, Tyndale House is pretty much the premier place in the world for biblical studies (and, miraculously, has seemed to stay conservative and humble in interpreting the Bible). Therefore, they are on the leading edge of many biblical teachings, discoveries, etc. Lately they have been pushing to make their resources accessible to all people. A few years back they produced one of my favorite tools: stepbible.org. And now they are sending out a free journal of various research and findings (see below). I highly encourage you all to subscribe.

I simultaneously also urge this caution: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” (Prov. 3:5). In other words, even smart guys like these will leave you blind if you put trust in them. But if you trust in the Lord to speak through others and teach through others, I think these could be wonderful resources and teachers to learn from!

Subscribe to Tyndale House – Ink Magazine


What is Prayer?: Video + Outline

What is Prayer? (Video – 52m)

  • Luke 5:15-16; Acts 2:42; 6:4 – prayer = a foundation and priority
  • 650+ prayers in the Bible
  • Matt. 6:7-13 (cf. Luke 11:1)
    • 6:7-8 – often associated with “asking” (cf. Matt. 7:11; Luke 11:13; John 14:16; James 4:2)
      • Declarations (e.g. Acts 3:6) may be requests (cf. Josh. 10:12)
      • Like incense, prayer goes up only (Psalm 141:2; Rev. 5:8; 8:4). It is not spoken of as dialogue in Scripture (God doesn’t pray to us; we pray to Him).
    • 6:9-13 – Prayer Template
      1. “Our” – corporate nature/identification
      2. Praise/Thank God for who He is (cf. 1 Tim. 2:1)
      3. Focus on His will (cf. Eph. 5:17; 1 John 5:14-15)
      4. Focus on needs
      5. (assumes we forgive – Matt. 5:23-24; Mark 11:25)
      6. Against Satan (cf. Luke 18:1-8)
  • Luke 11:5-10; 18:1-8
    • we are poor
    • God is rich
    • we must plead (cf. Proverbs 18:23)
  • God’s will, in a sense, is reliant on our prayers: Isaiah 37:21; Dan. 9:1-4; Zech. 10:1; Matt. 6:10; James 4:2-3; 1 John 5:14-15; Rev. 5:8
  • Heb. 4:14-16; 10:19-22 – boldness in prayer comes through knowing God’s will and the efficacy of Christ’s sacrifice
  • …with songs: 1 Cor. 14:15; Rev. 5:8
  • …in the Spirit and understanding: 1 Cor. 14:15
  • …with fasting: Acts 13:2-3