Bible Commentary for Parents and Families
I will be posting more commentary as I get it edited and updated from last year. For simplicity in formatting, I am leaving them in PDF format for now so you can download and print.
There is something for everyone in the family in these comments. Parents, use them as a springboard for teaching your children and for in-depth personal study. For younger children, just pick out a simple concept from each day's study to teach. For older children, this will provide plenty of discussion!
You can expect to find:
- Historical perspectives
- Early Hebrew/Jewish perspectives
- Greek and Hebrew studies for passage treasures and clarity
- Threads and common themes throughout Scripture
- Special articles and commentary for illumination
- Website referrals
- And much, much more!
**Disclaimer** All of the teachings here are the humble opinions of the author and are a work in progress in understanding the deeper teachings of the Bible. Nothing is dogmatically stated or taught. On the contrary, I find that what I learn each day morphs my beliefs of yesterday into something bigger or different, continuously. So...this is not a self-proclaimed work of truth. It is more of a, "This is what I've learned so far...join me on this journey." Let's not be afraid to ask real questions and try to see what pieces we can place together in the bigger picture.
In my experience, figuring out the Bible is like putting together a million-piece jigsaw puzzle. The border is pretty easy to figure out—foundational truths don't change. Like, man sinned bringing death to all, Jesus died to buy back what was lost, and it is only through confessing Jesus as Lord and believing in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead that we are saved (Rom. 10:9). Of course there are other foundational pieces of the border, but that is an example of an unchanging, simple truth that a child can put together. The middle is where we are headed to attempt piecing together the mysteries and the treasures of God (which He claims He wants to reveal to treasure seekers)! We should not ever be satisfied until we hold a finished picture where all the pieces are in their correct places, not forced or discarded as unimportant. The picture will not be completed in our lifetime on earth, because the Bible is much to deep for that! Be sure to read my personal blog entry on this topic called, "Are You Following the Pilot Car?"
So if I say things you disagree with or maybe even think are heretical (my mom always said I ask too many questions), that's okay. At that point you can print this up and throw darts at it or use it for kindling in your fireplace. Or...maybe you'll keep going anyway because you can't resist the curiosity of my next bizarre perspective. My greatest hope is that you'll be challenged to some new and exciting places you've never considered—places that bring passion and excitement about the Word of God like never before. But dare to ask with me. Dare to do what I did and step out of theological spoon-fed circles in order to think and dig down deep for yourself. If you're like me, you'll be oh-so-glad you did!
Lastly, use my teachings as a springboard for personal study. If you don't agree...figure out why! Form your own opinions and conviction. There is a wealth of information available online these days, and no one need take my word for anything!