He Gave Us Prophets

Examine the role and function of biblical prophecy and learn how to responsibly interpret and apply that prophecy to the modern world.

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About this Lesson Series

Instructor: Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.
Discipline: Old Testament
Course Group: Hermeneutics
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Prophecy is both exciting and frustrating. Most Christians are intrigued by biblical predictions, but at a loss when it comes to understanding them. Feeling overwhelmed by its complicated history and literature, we often disregard this part of the Bible.

But God did not give us prophecy just so that we would ignore it. And prophecy is extremely valuable to us when we interpret it rightly. When we understand the prophets' motivations and methods, we are better equipped to discover the significance of their words for today.

Series Goals:

  • Explain the role of prophecy throughout the Bible.
  • Survey the major genres and functions of biblical prophecy.
  • Provide a biblical, responsible method for interpreting prophecy and applying it in the modern world.