Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
You remember the "... For Dummies" books, right? Learning to Count -- for Dummies. You can still buy books like this today, but there's a new format developing. The titles of these new books all begin with the words, "A Beginner's Guide to ..." This phrase may be followed up by words like "home decoration," "kaiseki," "selling baseball cards" and more. One of the fascinating authors of Beginner's Guides, however, is none other than the apostle Paul.
For material based on today's Old Testament text, see "Lucky Abraham," June 26, 2011, at HomileticsOnline.com.
When you look at beginner's guides, you discover one thing pretty quickly: Most deal with very complicated topics. For example:
A Beginner's Guide to Web Development.
+ The Beginner's Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization.
+ A Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics.
+ The Beginner's Guide to Scrum and Agile Project Management.
+ A Beginner's Guide to...