Last week I completed teaching an 11 part course in Biblical Theology at Calvary Baptist Church, where I serve as an Associate Pastor. In preparation I found that Graeme Goldsworthy’s book “According to Plan” was an excellent introduction to the discipline of Biblical Theology. So I organized the material after ‘Part Three’ of that book, while supplementing the notes with other resources. I hope to continue teaching this class throughout ministry. This is the first draft of the notes, which I will revise continually.
Here are the notes that I taught from, and handed out each week in the class.
- The Fall
- God’s Covenant with Noah
- God’s Covenant with Abraham
- The Exodus
- God’s Covenant with Moses
- God’s Faithfulness and Israel’s Faithlessness
- God’s Rule Through Israel’s King’s
- Faith as a Life of Wisdom and Worship
- The Postexilic Prophets
For further study I would also recommend the following books:
- According to Plan – Graeme Goldsworthy
- New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
- Look to the Rock – Alec Motyer
- God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment – Jim Hamilton Jr.
- Biblical Theology – Geerhardus Vos
- The Mission of God – Christopher Wright
- The Unity of the Bible – Daniel Fuller
- Biblical Theology – John Owen
- The Goldsworthy Trilogy – Graeme Goldsworthy
- The Unfolding Mystery – Edmund Clowney
- How Jesus Transforms The Ten Commandments – Edmund Clowney
- From Eden to New Jerusalem – T. Desmond Alexander
- The series “New Studies in Biblical Theology” edited by D.A. Carson
- God’s Big Picture – Vaughan Roberts
- Heralds of the King – Dennis Johnson
- The Drama of Scripture – Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen
- The Promise-Plan of God – Walter Kaiser
If you are a Bible Teacher or Preacher I would also recommend these books:
- Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church – Michael Lawrence
- Preaching Christ from All of Scripture – Edmund Clowney
- Preaching and Biblical Theology – Edmund Clowney
- Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture – Graeme Goldsworthy
- Him We Proclaim – Dennis Johnson
- Preaching Christ from the Old Testament – Sidney Greidanus (Genesis, Ecclesiastes)
I would also encourage you to visit the website “Beginning with Moses” for some excellent resources.
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Thanks for the list Matt. I have linked to it at my blog.
Thanks for the notes Matt!