At Home in the Word | Prophecy {S6 E7}


On this episode of the DWITW podcast, Mary Thomas joins Jillian to take a look at the biblical genre of prophecy. They discuss how God uses the prophetic genre to speak, guide, and give hope to His people to lead them toward repentance. They also take time to reflect on the value of taking time to gain your bearings in study and the incomparable worth of engaging in prayer before, during, and after reading the Word. The prophetic genre enables us to gain a clearer picture of God’s sovereignty and the hope we have because of His Son Jesus.

Mary wants to live in a world where there are no racial barriers. When she's not preparing to teach Bible classes, you can find her in her flower garden with over 300 different hostas. Her favorite Scripture is: "Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills but the Spirit gives life." 2 Cor. 3:5-6 ESV

You can connect with Mary via Facebook, Twitter at @dovescrywmw1, or Instagram at @mary_2manythings2do. She will also be speaking at the Christian Life Center in Dayton for The Spirit, Soul and Mindset of a Christian Woman Retreat that will be May 3-4, 2019.

Podcast Navigation: 

01:40   Meet Mary
04:30   What the literary genre of prophecy is and why study it
10:30   Where prophetic genre falls in metanarrative of Scripture
18:00   Nuances of prophecy genre
22:30   Challenges of studying prophecy
27:50   Tips for studying the prophets
32:00   How prophecy points to Christ
38:30   Resources for additional study

On this episode, Jillian and Mary talk about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.