Deron J. Biles

Dr. Deron Biles is the Dean Emeritus of Southwestern Center for Extension Education, Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Preaching, School of Theology and School of Preaching, Director of Professional Doctoral Studies, School of Preaching, Fort Worth Campus

Genesis 11:1-9

Gen. 11:1-9 Locate the passage This passage recounts the Divine interruption of mankind’s selfish plans to make a name for themselves.  This passage records the events that led to the Lord enforcing mankind’s obedience to the Divine command to “fill the... Read More »

Genesis 10:1-32

Gen. 10:1-32 Locate the passage This pericope begins the next toledoth and recounts the lineage of Noah’s 3 sons. Genre The passage is narrative.  No conversation is recorded in this passage, except a “saying” that became common regarding Nimrod. Determ... Read More »

Genesis 9:18-29

Gen. 9:18-29 Locate the passage This pericope records the history of Noah and his sons after disembarking from the ark.  It covers the final 349 years of Noah’s life. Genre The passage is narrative. The only conversation is from Noah regarding the judgment ... Read More »

Genesis 8:1-9:17

Gen. 8:1-9:17 Locate the passage This pericope records when the ark came to rest and the flood began to recede.  God judgment was just, but He did not forget mankind.  His Covenant was a sign of His grace to His people. Genre The passage is narrative.  In t... Read More »

Genesis 6:9-7:24

Generation IV:  The Generations of Noah (6:9) Gen. 6:9-7:24 Locate the passage This passage follows the revelation of two great truths from the previous passage: the depth of mankind’s sin and the favor Noah found.  This pericope begins the third toledoth ... Read More »

Genesis 6:1-8

Gen. 6:1-8 Locate the passage This passage is a dramatic turning point from the shockingly long life-spans of Genesis 5.  Chapter five ends with the introduction of Noah.  Chapter 6 begins with the context that accentuates his faithfulness. The passage is th... Read More »

Genesis 5:1-32

Generation III: The Generations of Adam (5:1) Gen. 5:1-32 Locate the passage This pericope begins the next toledoth section in Genesis.  It chronicles the family of Adam and is marked by the long life-spans of first few generations after Adam.  This passage ... Read More »

Genesis 4:17-26

Genesis 4:17-26 Locate the passage This passage chronicles the progress of life, the consequences of sin, and the extension of God’s grace.  The passage follows Cain’s punishment and its impact on mankind. Genre The passage is narrative, with a poem highl... Read More »

Breakout Session: Deron Biles

Deron Biles’s breakout session at the 2018 Text-Driven Preaching Conference. Read More »

Genesis 4:1-16

Genesis 4:1-16 Locate the passage This passage records the first events after mankind was expelled from the garden. Some English translation complete this section in 4:15. However, the more logical pericope is 4:1-16. First, the break in the Hebrew text is aft... Read More »