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Everybody loves a good story. From the storybooks of our childhood to the latest blockbuster movie, a good story has the ability to create drama with words, capturing our attention and imagination. The Bible is full of stories, with some of the best known found in the Old Testament historical books.
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John retired as Principal of Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He completed degrees from London, Sydney, and Manchester in Divinity and Old Testament Studies. Prior to serving as Principal at Moore Theological, he served as a senior lecturer. He also pastored Christ Church St. Ives for over a decade. John is most known for his work in the difficult task of teaching the Old Testament as Christian Scripture and has written several books, including volumes on 1 and 2 Samuel for the Preaching the Word series.
David serves as the lead pastor of Christ Church in Chicago and Chairman of the Board of the Charles Simeon Trust, an organization dedicated to the sound preaching of God’s Word. Before that, he served as Lead Pastor in the Hyde Park congregation of Holy Trinity Church. A graduate of Wheaton College, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, David is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition. For Crossway, he authored 1 & 2 Peter and Jude, The Big Picture Story Bible, and contributed to Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching in Honor of Kent Hughes. He also authored One-to-One Bible Reading for Matthias Media and the 9Marks volume Expositional Preaching.
Romell Williams, Jr., serves as Pastor of Lilydale Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at the historical Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, and is a graduate of Trinity International University. He is a speaker affiliated with Cutting It Straight, the Barnabas Brotherhood Conference, the Issachar Conference, the Bible Exposition Conference, and the Moody Bible Institute. Romell currently serves as the Associate Director of Workshops for the Charles Simeon Trust.
Mervyn Eloff is the Rector of St James Church, Kenilworth. Mervyn did his undergraduate studies at the Free State University and the Bible Institute of South Africa and before earning a DTh from the University of Stellenbosch. He was on staff at St Helen’s Bishopsgate, in London for three years where he worked with Dick Lucas. Mervyn also served as Rector of St Paul’s Church in Stellenbosch and then as a lecturer and as vice-Principal of George Whitefield Theological College in Cape Town. He has contributed to Built upon the Rock: Studies in Matthew’s Gospel (Eerdmans), The Proclamation Bible, and he authored Teaching James and Teaching 1,2,3 John (PT Resources – Christian Focus). His doctoral thesis was titled From the Exile to the Christ: Exile, Restoration and the Theology of Matthew’s Gospel.
Phil is the president of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Before that, Phil served as Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Philadelphia. He received his Bachelors degree from Wheaton College, his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Divinity from Oxford University. He has authored numerous books, including commentaries on 1 Timothy (Reformed Expository Commentary) and Exodus (Preach the Word Series). He also serves as a Council Member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and on the council of the Gospel Coalition.