TALBOT DAVIS

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Come Alive: Conversations with Scripture is a guide through the books of the Bible, providing cultural context and insights that bridge the gap between the world of the Bible and our world today.

Each book will help you reflect on the text and build the skills to read the Bible for yourself with more confidence and understanding. Talbot's goal is to make the Bible seem less odd & strange and more wondrous and fascinating.

Discover a new and unexpected way to engage with Scripture and experience the Bible not as a distant, confusing document, but as a living, breathing conversation between God and humanity that continues to speak into our ever-changing world.

Volume 1: Matthew

Matthew betrayed his own people for money—then was called and transformed by Jesus. This Jewish tax collector, who worked for the oppressor Romans, gives a detailed account of the life of Jesus through the lens of Jewish history and prophecy. More than any other Gospel writer, Matthew documents the actual words of Jesus and connects everything Jesus said and did to the promises about the Messiah. Through this interactive guide through the book of Matthew, you will gain a new appreciation for both Matthew’s literary genius and how he invites you into the unfolding story of God and humanity.

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The Story Behind The Story

In this Vlog Talbot talks about topics related to the book Come Alive: Conversations with Scripture. Let’s take a look at some structural things...

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What’s the World’s Worst Question to Ask In Bible Study?

Understanding Scripture

In this Vlog Talbot talks about topics related to the book Come Alive: Conversations with Scripture. Let's take a look at how the Come Alive book...

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Find Your Own Voice

Find Your Own Voice

In this vlog we will discuss the urge to copy someone you find irresistible and how it's better to learn from, digest from and then discover your...

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Journalism and Preaching

Journalism and Preaching

In this video I briefly discuss how journalism relates to preaching and talk about a few new discoveries for crafting a bottom line. Hopefully, you...

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Noticing

Noticing

In this Vlog we talk about the sacred art of noticing. We will answer the following questions. What have you learned about noticing since the...

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Deliver sermons with clarity, passion, and boldness.

Simplify the Message: Multiply the Impact is designed to help preachers break through the noise of culture and the cauldron of church to deliver sermons with clarity, passion, and boldness.

Designed specifically to help:

  1. young preachers developing their skills who need structure, a process, and hope.
  2. more seasoned preachers who may have “settled” needing tools to invigorate their preparation and inspire their delivery

Paul told the Corinthians:

“When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I didn’t come preaching God’s secrets to you like I was an expert in speech or wisdom. I had made up my mind not to think about anything while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and to preach him as crucified.” (I Corinthians 2:1-2, CEB)

Author Talbot Davis shares the insights and habits that will empower the reader’s preaching and teaching to be:

• Both creative and disciplined;
• Both carefully prepared and thoroughly spontaneous; and
• Both rooted in history and connected to modernity.

Simple is the opposite of simplistic. Sermons with clear & unmistakable focus are best able to plumb the depths not only of Gospel beauty but of the hearers’ lives.