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.”
Desiring God -- Bright Hope from Yesterday: How the Old Testament Deepens Faith
“God, through the apostle Paul, treats the reader to a flurry of hope as the letter nears the end in Romans 15. In the context of difficult relationships, where hope can be especially hard to find, he instructs those who are strong in the faith to humble themselves and love the weak, imitating Christ, who sought the good of his neighbor and did not seek to please himself.
The apostle grounds this love by going back to the Old Testament…”
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.
Knowing Faith Podcast - "After the Fact: What Does It Mean to Read The Bible Theologically?"
As we round out our “Hear” series, this podcast can be used as a resource to deepen your personal Bible study by answering the following questions: “What does it mean to read the Bible theologically?” “How can someone practice a theological reading of Scripture?”
Knowing Faith Podcast: "How to Read the Bible"
“How and why should you read Scripture? This episode explores everything from choosing a reading plan to knowing why it’s important to understand the various literary genres that make up the Bible.”
With the Perrys: "Fighting Distractions Upon Waking"
As we finish up the “Hear” portion of our Follow Series here at Cornerstone, it is important to think about how there has been 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.
Look at the Book - Breathed Out by God: 2 Timothy 3:14–17
“What is Look at the Book? You look at a Bible text on the screen. You listen to John Piper. You watch his pen “draw out” meaning. You see for yourself whether the meaning is really there. And (we pray!) all that God is for you in Christ explodes with faith, and joy, and love.”
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
Bible Project -- New Testament Letters: Historical Context
“In the New Testament, there are 21 letters or epistles written by early Christian leaders to communities of Jesus' followers in the ancient Roman world. A wise reading of these letters involves learning about their historical context. Who were the letters written to, where did the recipients live, and what prompted sending the letter? In this video, we explore the different layers of historical context with these letters, so that we can better understand the wisdom they still have to offer.”
Bible Project -- New Testament Letters: Literary Context
“In the New Testament, there are 21 letters written by early Christian leaders to communities of Jesus' followers in the ancient Roman world. These letters are rich with theology and guidance for what it means to be a community of Jesus followers, but they can also be dense and hard to understand. In this video we’ll explore the literary style of ancient letter writing and show you how to trace the core ideas from a letter’s beginning all the way to its end.”
"Use the Inspired Scriptures to Rejoice in Hope" -- John Piper
In this sermon, John Piper uses Romans 15 to teach that “endurance sustains us in the sacrifices of love, since the cross was the most loving act that was ever done. Blood-bought, Christ-exalting hope yields indomitable joy, which enables patient endurance in affliction, which sustains the sacrifices of love.”
"All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God: Continue in It" -- John Piper
In this sermon, John Piper teaches through 2 Timothy 3: 14-17 and offers six reasons for holding fast to the Bible in our daily lives, no matter our present circumstances.
Other Recommended Resources:
Dwell: Audio Bible
If you are an auditory learner or if reading is not your forte, this app is for you! Dwell is an app that is designed to read Scripture over you, allowing you to listen to the Bible, with 20+ different voice options and 12 different versions
The Bible Memory App
Has this month’s sermon series inspired you to memorize and meditate on more Scripture? The Bible Memory App is the only complete, all-inclusive Bible memory system that equips you to easily memorize, organize, & review verses on your own, customizable review schedule. You can even memorize & review verses while reading your Bible, all in one app!
e-Sword has a variety of app options including iPhone, Android, Mac, and PC. This is a great Bible resource and tool with dictionaries, commentaries, excellent note taking, editing, and formatting for any depth of study. These apps are primarily high function over style.
"Trust and Obey" Chelsea Moon w/ the Franz Brothers
"Jesus Saves" People of the Earth
"Lord & Christ" Jimi Cravity
"Unrivaled" Spring Harvest (ft. Leeland)