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Bible Lives  

by Duncan Heaster

Index


1. The Abraham family

1-1 The Abraham Family

1-2-1 Terah And Abram

1-2-2 The Call Of Abram

1-3-1 Moments Of Faith

1-3-2 " Even as Sarah..."

1-4 Joseph As A Type Of Christ

2. Jacob

2-1 Jacob Our Example

2-2 The Human Side Of Jacob

2-2-1 Jacob And Idolatry

2-2-2 Jacob, Rachel And Leah

2-2-3 The Weakness Of Jacob

2-3 Jacob And God

2-3-1 Jacob's Name Change

2-3-2 The Humility Of Jacob

2-3-3 Jacob's Perception Of God

2-3-4 The Love Of God For Jacob

2-3-5 Jacob And The God Of His Father: Christians And Parental Expectation

2-4 Jacob And The Promises

2-4-1  Jacob And The Promises

2-4-2 Jacob And Jesus

2-4-3 Jacob's Blessings Of His Sons

2-5 Jacob's Wrestling With God

2-6 Jacob And Imputed Righteousness

3. Job

3-1 Job: A Pattern Of Growth

3-1-1 Themes In Job

3-1-2 The Names Of God In Job

3-1-2-1 Job's Spiritual Growth

3-1-3 Allusions To Job In The New Testament

3-1-4 Job And David

3-1-5 Job And Christ

3-2 The Conversion Of Job

3-2-1 The Conversion Of Job

3-2-3 The Role Of Elihu In Job

3-3 Job In Other Scripture

3-3-1 Job In Other Scripture

3-3-2 Job As Priest

3-3-3 Job And Israel

3-3-4 Job as Adam

3-3-5 Job As Cain

3-3-6 Job And The Jews

3-3-7 Job and Jesus

3-3-8 Paul and Job

4.  Moses and Joshua

4-1 Moses And Us

4-1-1 Moses Our Example

4-1-2 Moses And " The reproach of Christ"

4-1-3 Moses And Paul

4-2 Moses: The Path Of Growth

4-2-1 Events In The Life Of Moses

4-2-2 The Spiritual Growth Of Moses

4-3 The Death Of Moses

4-3-1 Themes Of Moses In Deuteronomy

4-3-2 The Song Of Moses

4-3-3 The Death Of Moses

4-4 Moses As A Type Of Christ

4-5 Moses Not Entering The Land

4-6 Moses In The Gospel Of John

4-7 Moses And Amalek

4-8-1 God Manifestation In Moses 

4-8-2 The Hand Of God

4-9 Joshua: The Jagged Graph

4-9-1 Events In The Life Of Joshua

4-9-2 Legalistic Obedience?

4-9-3 Peer Pressure

4-9-4 Joshua Our Example

4-10 Joshua: Potential Messiah?

4-11 Joshua And The Name of God

4-12 Rahab And The Fall Of Jericho

5.  Samson

5-1 A Character Study Of Samson

5-2 Samson And Deja Vu

5-2-1 Repetition In Biblical Narratives

5-2-2 Samson And Job

5-2-3 Samson And Gideon

5-2-4 Samson And Solomon

5-2-5 Samson And David

5-3 Samson's Marriage (Judges 14:1 - 15:8)

5-4 Samson At Lehi (Judges 15:9 - 20)

5-5 Samson In Gaza (Judges 16: 1-3)

5-6 Samson And Delilah (Judges 16:4-21)

5-7 The Death Of Samson (Judges 16:23 - 30)

5-8 Samson A Type Of Christ

6. David

6.1 David And Goliath

6-2 David And Jonathan

6-2-1 David And Jonathan

6-2-2 David's Lament Over Jonathan

6-2-3 Jonathan's Relationship With Saul

6-2-4 The Love Of David For Jonathan

6-2-5 David And Michal

6-2-6 Jonathan And Christ

6-3 David And Saul

6-3-1 The Persecution Of David As A Type Of Christ

6-3-2 David And Saul

6-4 David And Bathsheba

6-4-1 David Our Example

6-4-2 Bathsheba: Saint or Sinner?

6-4-3 David's Sin With Bathsheba

6-4-4 David's Repentance

6-5 A Character Study Of David

7. Solomon

7-1 Solomon As A Type Of Christ

7-2 Solomon And The Temple

7-3 Solomon And Women

7-3-1 Solomon's Wives

7-3-2 The Song Of Solomon

7-3-3 Psalm 45

7-3-4 Sin Never Satisfies

7-4 Solomon And David

7-4-1 Parental Expectation

7-4-2 Solomon And David

7-5 Solomon: What Went Wrong?

7-5-1 Solomon's Apostacy

7-5-2 Solomon's Attitude To The Kingdom

7-5-3 Solomon's Self-Justification

7-5-4 Solomon's Attitude To Being King

7-5-5 Solomon And Pride

7-5-6 Solomon's Materialism And Self-fulfilment

7-5-7 Solomon And Wisdom

7-5-8 The Mind Of Solomon

8. Jeroboam, hezekiah, isaiah

8-1 The Character Of Jeroboam

8-2 Hezekiah: Faith And Weakness

8-3 The Ministry And Personal Life of Isaiah

9. Elijah

9-1 Elijah's Strength: Elijah And Prayer

9-2 Elijah In Weakness

9-2-1 Fire From Heaven

9-2-2 Playing God

9-2-3 Elijah And Others

9-2-4 Elijah And Moses

9-3 How God Worked With Elijah

9-4   Elijah And Angels

10. Daniel

10-1 The Character Of Daniel

11. The exiles who returned

11-1 Ezekielís Temple: Based Upon Solomonís Temple

11-2 The Nature Of Prophecy

11-2-1 Conditional Prophecy

11-2-2 Human Response

11-2-3 Tyre in Ezekiel 26

11-2-4 Delayed Prophecies

11-2-5 Prophecies With Changed Fulfillment

11-2-6 The Nature Of Prophecy

11-3 Command More Than Prediction

11-4 The Contemporary Relevance Of Ezekiel's Temple

11-5 The Restoration: Potential Kingdom Of God

11-6 The Potential And The Reality

11-6-1 The Weakness Of Judah Under Nehemiah

11-6-1-1 The Weakness Of Esther

11-6-2 Isaiah's Prophecies Of Restoration

11-6-2-1 The Unity Of Isaiah

11-6-2-2 Cyrus As A Potential Messiah In Isaiah's Prophecies

11-6-3 Jeremiah's Restoration Prophecies

11-6-4 Ezekiel's Restoration Prophecies

11-6-5 The Cherubim And The Restoration

11-6-6 Zechariah's Restoration Prophecies

11-6-7 The Restoration Psalms

11.7 ďThe prince" in Ezekiel

11-7-1 " The prince" : Potential Messiah

11-7-2 Zerubabbel- Potential Messiah?

11.8 The Potential For The Surrounding World

11-8-1 Haggai 2

11-8-2 Meshech And Tubal

11-8-3 Joel Chapter 3

11-9 Different Sequences Of Prophetic Fulfillment

11-10 Zechariah And Malachi: More Chances

11-11 The Returned Exiles

12. Jonah

12-1 Jonah: A Type Of Christ

12-2 The Preaching Of Jonah

12-3 Jonah And The The Gourd

12-4 Jonah and Nahum

13. Peter

13.1 Peterís Conversion

13-1-1 Peter The Rock

13-1-2 Peter Our Example

13-1-3 Peter's Coversion

13-2-1 Peter And The Cross

13-2-2 Peter And Quo Vadis?

13.3 Peterís Preaching

13-3-1 Peterís Preaching

13-3-2 Peter And The Stone Of Daniel 2

13-3-3 Peter's Realization Of Sinfulness

13-3-4  Appreciation Of Christís Exaltation

13.4 Peter The Shepherd

13-4-1 Peter The Shepherd

13-4-2 Peter And The Judaizers

13-4-3 The Letters Of Peter

13-5-1 Peter And Christ

13-5-2 Peter And The Titles Of Christ

13-6 Peter: Bible Student

13-7 Walking On Water

14.  Paul

14-1 The Conversion Of Paul / Saul

14-2-1 Paul And His Brethren

14-2-2 The Weakness Of Paul

14-2-3 Paul: A Character Study

14-3 The Preaching Of Paul

14-4 Saul Changed To Paul

14-5 Paul's Relationship With Jesus

14-6 Paul And Christ  (1)

14-6-1 Paul's Use Of The Gospels 

14-6-2 Paul's Quotations From The Gospels: Statistics

14-6-3-1 Paul's Quotations From The Gospels: Analysis And Implications

14-6-3-2 Inspiration: The Human Factor

14-6-3-3 The Enigma Of John's Gospel

14-6-3-4 The Nature Of The Gospel Records

14-6-3-5 Memorizing Scripture

14-6-4 The Supremacy Of Christ

14-7 Paul And Christ (2)

14-7-1 Paul's Use Of The Gospels: Further Observations

14-7-2 Paul And The Parables

14-7-3 Paul's Use Of The Sermon On The Mount (Mt. 5 - 7)

14-7-4 Paul's Exposition Of Gethsemane

14-7-5 Paul And The Characters In The Gospels

14-7-6 Paul In The Gospels

14-7-7 Paul And John The Baptist

14-7-8 Saul, Paul And Stephen

14-7-9 Following Elders

14-7-10 Connections Between The Gospels And Epistles: Observations

14-8 Paul's Heroes

14-8-1 Paul And Moses

14-8-2 Paul And King Saul

14-9   Paul and Corinth

14-10 Paul And His Weak Brethren

14-11 Paul's Thorn In The Flesh

14-12 Paul's Shipwreck 

14-13 Paulís Self-Perception

14-14 Paul, Philemon and Onesimus

14-15 Chronology of Paulís Life

15. The disciples

15-1 Introduction: Jesus And The Disciples

15-2 The Training Of The Twelve Disciples

15-3 The Weakness Of The Twelve

15-4 The Disciples' Immaturity

15-5 The Disciples And Judaism

15-6 The Twelve Disciples As Children

15-7 The Disciples And Imputed Righteousness

15-8 The Preaching of The Twelve

15-9 The Spiritual Growth of the Disciples

15-10 Jesus and Judas

15-11John The Baptist

16. The early church

16-1 A Taste Of The First Century: The Positive

16-1-1 " With one accord"

16-1-2 The Early Church Our Example

16-1-3 Prayer Meetings

16-1-4 Christ-centredness

16-1-5 Radical Preaching

16-1-6 Women In The Early Church

16-1-7 The Joy Of Faith

16-2 A Taste Of The First Century: The Negative

16-2-1 Division In The Church

16-2-2 Politics In The Church

16-3 Unity And Division In The First Century

16-3-1 Unity And Division In The First Century Church

16-3-2 Oikonomia And Household Fellowships

16-3-3 Rich And Poor In The First Century

16-3-4 Unity In The Church

16-3-5 The First Century Mediterranean Understanding Of Society

16-4 The Obstacles

16-4-1 The Obstacles To The Growth Of Christianity

16-4-2 The offence of the cross

16-4-3 The rejection of Caesar

16-4-4 Women And Slaves In The First Century

16-4-5 The Roman Empire And Christianity

16-4-6 The Attraction Of Judaism

16-4-7 Other First Century Objections To Christianity

16-5 How They Succeeded

16-5-1 Why Christianity Spread In The First Century 

16-5-2 The Example Of The Community

16-5-3 House Meetings   In The First Century

16-5-4 Witness In The Workplace

16-5-5 The Witness Of Christian Unity In The First Century

16-5-6 The Role Of Women   In The First Century

16-5-7 Style Of PreachingIn The First Century

16-5-8 Christian Ethics In The First Century

16-5-9 The Exclusivity Of Christianity

16-5-9-1 The Openness Of Early Christianity

16-5-10 Early Christian Doctrine

16-6 Where Things Went Wrong

16-6-1 Doctrinal Apostacy

16-6-2 The Rise Of Traditions

16-6-3 Legalism In The Church

16-6-4 Social Tensions In The Church

16-6-5 Wealth In The Church

16-6-6 Worldliness In The Church

16-6-7 Lost Emphasis Upon Grace

16-6-8 Loss Of Faith In The Church

16-6-9 Poor Church Leadership

16-6-10 Dogmatism And Legalism

17. Mary, mother of Jesus

17-1 Mary: Our Representative

17-2 Maryís Character

17-2-1 The Loneliness Of Mary

17-2-2 The Spiritual Ambition Of Mary

17-2-3 Hannah And Mary

17-2-4 A Bible Mind: Mary And The Magnificat

17-2-5 The Faith Of Mary

17-2-6 Mary And The Virgin Of Isaiah 7

17-2-7 The Humility Of Mary

17-3 Mary In Crisis

17-3-1 Maryís Crisis Of Faith

17-3-2 Mary And Jesus In The Temple

17-3-3 Mary At Cana

17-3-4 Mary And Her Other Children

17-3-5 Mary In Mid-Life Crisis

17-3-6 The Jesus-Mary Relationship

17-4 Maryís Victory

17-4-1 Mary At The Cross

17-4-2 The Influence Of Mary

17-4-3 The Psychological Matrix Of Jesus

18. Mary Magdalene

18-1 The Identity Of Mary

18-2 The Primacy Of Mary Magdalene

18-3. Mary: Pattern For Witness

18-4 The Jesus-Mary Magdalene Relationship

18-5 Mary Magdalene And The Cross

18-6 Mary Magdaleneís Understanding

18-7 Mary Magdalene And The Risen Jesus: The Chronology Of The Resurrection Of Christ

19. Joanna

19 Joanna: A Character Study

20. The Real Christ

20-1 Images Of Jesus

20-2 Abba, Father

20-3 The Self-Proclamation Of Jesus

20-4 Jesus A Palestinian Jew

20-5 Jesus And People

20-6 The Words Of Jesus

20-7 The Poverty Of Jesus

20-8 Finding Meaning In Everyday Experience

20-9 Jesus The Intellectual

20-10 The Naturalness Of Jesus

20-11 Perceiving Othersí Needs

20-12 Jesus The Radical

20-13 Radical Demands Of Jesus

20-14 Radical Language Of Jesus

20-15 Radical Authority Of Jesus

20-16 Radical Acceptance Of Jesus

20-17 Jesus A Man Misunderstood

20-18 The Real Cross: Today Is Friday

20-19 The Same Yesterday And Today

20-20 The 21st Century Jesus

20-21 How The Real Christ Was Lost

20-22 The Humanity Of Christ

20-23 The Divine Side Of Jesus

20-24 Christ-centredness

Appendix: The People Of The Parables

Introduction:   Interpreting The Parables

1-1 Elements Of Unreality

1-2 End Stress

1-3 The Sower Parable 

1-4 The 11th Hour Worker

1-5 The Two Carpenters

1-6 The Fanatic Shepherd

1-7 Parables of Israel

1-8 The Call Of The Gospel

1-9 The Parables Of Judgment

1-10 Divine Delegation

1-11 Unanswered Questions In The Parables

2-1 The Parable Of The Prodigal

2-2 Prodigal Israel

2-3 The Prodigal's Repentance

2-4 Killing The Fatted Calf

2-5 The Elder Brother

3-1 The Good Samaritan

4 The Parable Of The Sower


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