Friday, February 5, 2016
This special edition of the Sharif Bible seeks to help Muslims who come to Christ become grounded in the Word. It contains articles, notes, illustrations, maps, word studies and many other study helps. It does the following:
Provides helpful cultural, historical and geographical information;
Presents homiletical notes that help preachers and teachers;
Challenges readers with applications and questions for a deeper life in Christ;
Answers the questions Muslims ask as they are exposed to God’s eternal Word.
Work on the Sharif Study Bible has been in progress for some time, and we hope it will be published soon.
Lord God our Heavenly Father, throughout history you spoke many times through the prophets. Finally, you spoke to us by your holy Son Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:1). We thank you.
Your Word is vital to our lives as believers. So we pray for the preparation of the Sharif Study Bible. Help all who work on it to be sensitive to your Spirit, handle correctly the Word of God, and declare the truth of the Gospel with integrity.
When this volume is published, may it help those who work with Muslims, empowering them to declare your truth with power, simplicity and clarity. May it be a tool to bring millions of Muslims to the Kingdom of our Savior. Help Muslim believers in Christ understand and value your Word and find life, joy and peace through it. Teach them how to share your Word with others—“Share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared” (Nehemiah 8:10, NLT).
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach the truth, to rebuke error, to correct wrong, and to guide to righteousness, so that a person who belongs to God will be prepared and equipped to do every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17, SAB).