The Message of the Word of God

The Message of the Word of God

The Bible Speaks Today Bible Themes Series

by Tim Meadowcroft

The Message of the Word of God
  • Length: 284 pages
  • Published: November 14, 2011
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2414-4
  • Item Code: 2414
  • Case Quantity: 36

"Any coherent comment on what the Bible says about the Bible, the Christian Scriptures," says Tim Meadowcroft, "must address the wider notion that God speaks." Accordingly, Meadowcroft offers fresh, wide-ranging expositions of key passages in both Testaments on the character and power of God's word.

These passages highlight the extraordinary, fundamental reality that God speaks--and that when he speaks, he acts--both through the world he created and uniquely in the text of Scripture. Further, in the New Testament we hear that God speaks fully in Christ, the incarnate Word. Yet, the author emphasizes, God still speaks today. His voice continues to be heard in the light of Christ and through the reading of Scripture.

Throughout this book Meadowcroft shows how God's speaking is concerned with his glory, and calls into being his people--who themselves are to live out and declare the word of God to others.


General preface
Author?s preface
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Part 1: God speaks
1. The glory of God made known (Psalm 19)
2. God?s word goes forth (Isaiah 55)
3. The wisdom of God?s word (Proverbs 30:1-9)
4. The Lord God has spoken ( Amos 3:1-8)
5. Through men and women moved by the Spirit (2 Peter 1:19-21)

Part 2: God speaks in the written word
6. The spoken word written (Exodus 19-20)
7. The covenant remembered (Deuteronomy 4:1-20)
8. The written word as witness (Luke 1:1-4)
9. The Scriptures and the resurrection of the Word (John 2:13-25)
10. The Scriptures interpreted and fulfilled by Jesus (Matthew 12:1-21)

Part 3: God speaks in Christ
11. The Word made flesh (John 1:1-14)
12. In these last days God has spoken (Hebrews 1:1-4)
13. Christ fulfils the Scriptures (Matthew 5:17-48)
14. God?s Word and righteousness (Romans 10:5-13)
15. Worthy to open the scroll (Revelation 5)

Part 4: God speaks today
16. Individual encounter with the Word of God (Acts 8:26-38)
17. Scripture read in community (Nehemiah 8)
18. All Scripture is God-breathed and useful (2 Timothy 3:10-17)
19. The Spirit of love and truth (John 14:15-26)
20. Holding fast the traditions (2 Thessalonians 2:13-17)

Study Guide

Tim Meadowcroft is senior lecturer in biblical studies and head of the School of Theology, Mission and Ministry at Laidlaw College, Auckland. His books include a commentary on Haggai and a coauthored commentary on Daniel.

BY Tim Meadowcroft