Helping people love the bible so they will adore the Savior.
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 2: Galatians & Ephesians
Paul was a biblical writer who didn’t shy away from controversy. He was bold, passionate, and direct, and many of his statements still stir up controversy today.
But as modern readers, we also tend to misunderstand Paul, missing the fact that his writings were BORN out of controversy: sordid affairs, ethnic and religious discrimination, cult influences, and real-life drama taking place in the newly formed communities of the early church. Though Paul’s doctrinal truths are timeless, they were inspired by very timely situations that we must understand to understand his teachings.
In Come Alive: Galatians & Ephesians, we meet two messy church communities trying to work through uncertainty, crisis, and division – a situation that hits close to home today. Discover how Paul guides these communities through differences in social class, religious background, and ethnicity and unites them around the simple, grace-filled message of the Gospel.
Two of Paul’s shorter letters, Galatians and Ephesians pack a big punch with a beautiful message of unity and life in Christ that intersects powerfully with our lives today.
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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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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:
- young preachers developing their skills who need structure, a process, and hope.
- 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.