Please explore the following resources that our Resource Team curated. We think they will help you as you dive deeper into the topics discussed in our sermon series Follow.
Women of the Word- Jen Wilkin
“How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.”
40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible - Robert Plummer
“40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible, now in a revised second edition, probes the most pressing problems encountered by churchgoers and beginning Bible students when they try to read and understand the Bible. Using feedback received from pastors, professors, and Bible teachers, New Testament professor Robert L. Plummer includes updated information about Bible translations, biblical interpretation, and Bible study technology and streamlines previous portions to make room for a handful of new issues.”
30 Days to Understanding the Bible - Max Anders
“If you've ever confused the ark of the covenant with the ark of Noah, or Jericho with Jeroboam, Max Anders' classic book, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, is for you. In just fifteen minutes a day, you'll learn the Bible's key people, events, and doctrines to get more out of God's Word. This simple-to-use, straightforward guide has been recommended by Bible teachers and pastors for thirty years, and now it's available in an expanded thirtieth anniversary edition—with the most requested topics from the original edition restored and updated for today's readers.”
Matthew Henry on Psalm 119: 105-112
New Century Bible Commentary: Psalms 73-150 - A.A. Anderson
Charles Spurgeon commentary from Blue Letter Bible
Got Questions: How is God's Word a Lamp to my Feet?
Ligonier Ministries: A Lamp To Our Feet
Logos: Sermon Resource Article #1
Logos: Sermon Resource Article #2
Desiring God: How Christ Dispels Spiritual Darkness
Bible Studys.org: Psalm 119:105-120 Article
Warehouse Podcast Welcome to the Warehouse. Have you ever heard a sermon and thought, "how in the world did he discover that?" Or "Where did he get that idea?" Every week at Cornerstone Church, two teams dig into the biblical text that will be taught during our weekend services. We spend hours talking about the text, context, culture, you name it. But you can't stuff ALL that into a 30-minute message. That's where we come in. We'll show you the stuff in the warehouse that didn't make it to the stage.
With the Perrys: "Fighting Distractions Upon Waking"
As we dive into the “Hear” portion of our Follow Series here at Cornerstone, there will be a big emphasis on prioritizing daily time in the Word of God. In this podcast, Preston and Jackie Hill Perry discuss some of the main things that compete for our attention and take away from adequate time in God’s Word. They also encourage the listener to cultivate a daily habit of seeking the Lord before anything else.
Knowing Faith: "Can You Trust Your Bible?"
If you are a new Christian, or do not have a lot of experience with reading the Bible on your own, getting started can raise a lot of questions. In this podcast, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley talk with Dr. Michael Kruger about how the Bible, as we know it, came to be and how we know we can trust it. It covers questions like: “Can we trust our Bibles?”, “How did we get our Bibles, and what was the process?”, “Where is the original Bible?”, “What is self-authentication?”, and more!
Ask Pastor John: "How to Pray the Psalms" with Tim Keller
In this short podcast, Tim Keller discusses the pervasiveness of prayerlessness, points to how The Psalms are an excellent source of prayer, and explains how The Psalms can give us a daily practice of prayer. Finally, he encourages us to pray in the language of the Psalms.
Book of Psalms Summary | Watch an Overview Video
Watch: How To Read Biblical Poetry Video | BibleProject™
Watch: How To Read the Book of Psalms Video | BibleProject™
Watch: How To Read Metaphor in Biblical Poetry Video | BibleProject™
Watch: How to Read the Bible Video Series | BibleProject™
The Village Church: "Know your Bible" Forum/Institute Course
This is a HUGE resource if you are serious about growing in Biblical literacy and learning how to really study the Word of God in depth as we go through our “Hear” series. The first 45 minutes is a teaching from Jen Wilkin as she explains the “Why?” behind Biblical literacy. The next 45 minutes is a teaching from Matt Chandler as he offers some basic principles for every Christian to use if they want to know their Bible better. The final 30 minutes is a Q + A panel about the topic.
Other Recommended Resources:
Amy Grant: "Thy Word"
Benjamin William Hastings: "Take You at Your Word" (Live/ Worship Together Version)
"Light The Way" by Matt Maher
"Follow You Anywhere (acoustic)" ft. Kristian Stanfill