According to David Helm—lead pastor of the Hyde Park congregation of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, Council member of The Gospel Coalition, and chairman of the Charles Simeon Trust board—every book of the Bible is like a piece of music that has a recognizable melody unique to it. David encourages Bible teachers to spend time seeking to identify the “melodic line” of the book we’re preparing to teach, that we might better get to the heart of its message.

In our conversation, David demonstrates how to find the melodic line of any book by walking through the process of identifying the melodic line of the little book of Jude. The melodic line then serves as a guard or guide as we relate various parts of the book to it. He also helps us as teachers with the references Jude makes to extrabiblical writings and to Old Testament characters and events.


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