We all want to know the Bible better … but how can we study it so that it goes from plain text on the page (an academic study) to something that is alive and we experience it in living color?
In this episode of the Deeper Christian Podcast, Nathan Johnson talks about the importance of context and gives two ideas for how you can better understand the geographical context of Scripture … and in so doing, experience the Word in living color.
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Show Notes / Additional Resources
- Important types of context to study in Scripture:
- Suggested Bible Atlases that will help you with geographical context:
- ESV Bible Atlas
- Moody Atlas of the Bible
- Holman Bible Atlas
- Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible
- The Satellite Bible Atlas
- Then and Now Bible Maps – Fold out Pamphlet [simple Bible map to easily carry around]
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About NRJohnson & the Deeper Christian Podcast
NRJohnson (Nathan Johnson) is a Christian who has an overwhelming passion for Jesus, the Gospel, and Studying God’s Word. He is a writer, teacher, and communicator who helps other believers understand and apply the Bible as they grow and mature in their faith—desiring that they gain greater intimacy with Christ, experience the victorious Christian life, and transform the world through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Read more about him here.
The Deeper Christian Podcast is the podcast to help you study God’s Word, know Jesus intimately, and discover how you can build your life around Jesus Christ. This weekly audio program, hosted by NRJohnson, dives into Scripture and encourages Christians to keep their focus upon Jesus Christ—equipping believers in how to study the Bible and know God’s Word, grow in their spiritual lives, and change the world. Main discussion topics center around practical advice on Christian living, Bible study, prayer, the Gospel, freedom from sin, evangelism and how to share your faith, the Christian disciplines, and the lives and messages from the Christian heroes from yesteryear such as A.W. Tozer, Charles Spurgeon, Major Ian Thomas, Oswald Chambers, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, Corrie Ten Boom, C.T. Studd, George Müller, Andrew Murray, Leonard Ravenhill, E.M. Bounds, and others. Learn more about the deeper Christian life.