Introduces the fascinating account of the life of Moses, including meeting God at the burning bush, facing Pharaoh, and leading the Israelites out of Egypt. Lessons give practical applications and propose questions that encourage biblical thinking in a Christian worldview.
Continues the fascinating account of the life of Moses, including the giving of the Ten Commandments, receiving instructions for and building the Tabernacle, and journeying to the Jordan River. Lessons give practical applications and propose questions that encourage biblical thinking in a Christian worldview.
Introduces the fascinating accounts of the life of Christ, including prophecy of His coming, early life in Nazareth, preparation for ministry, and early miracles. Lessons give practical applications and propose questions that encourage biblical thinking in a Christian worldview.
Introduces the fascinating record of God’s Creation, the beginning of the human race; and such topics as the origin of sin and the sanctity of life. All are presented in Christian perspective and give practical applications and propose questions that encourage biblical thinking in a Christian worldview.
Gives the beginning of the Church and its early growth, despite persecution and internal problems. God used men like Peter and Philip in preaching the gospel (Christ’s death and resurrection) and in miracles of healing and casting out evil spirits in Jerusalem, Samaria, and Judea. And Peter opened the gospel door to Gentiles. Then Saul, the persecutor, was saved.
Tells the history of the early church and the spread of the gospel to Europe and Asia. The Holy Spirit transformed the life of Paul and led him on three missionary journeys. The gospel was received by many Gentiles. Some areas rejected idol worship and many churches were established throughout the regions of Galatia, Asia, Macedonia, and Greece. The gospel impacted Rome after Paul’s imprisonment and shipwreck, in spite of opposition from unbelieving Jewish leaders.
Gives the exciting events of the people of Israel crossing the Jordan river on dry land and then conquering Jericho by marching around it, and their many battles they fought in conquering Canaan. All these events demonstrate spiritual concepts in living the victorious Christian life in today’s world. They also lay OT foundation in studying and applying spiritual concepts in the NT.
"Jesus spent most of His earthly ministry in Galilee. It was His most active time as multitudes followed Him and witnessed many of His miracles. In Galilee, He gave His “Sermon on the Mount”, which teaches wonderful truths about our relationship to God and to others, and the right attitudes that bring God’s blessings. Jesus also gave us the pattern (outline) for praying.
We learn much about Jesus’ Galilee ministry, how He ministered, and how we can better live for God."
"The purpose of Judges is to show God’s people how to live in a Satan-infested world, and when they experience failure, to know how not to be defeated. These principles are taught throughout scripture, but seeing them dramatized in successive, real-life situations with different people in different settings, makes it very real and can strengthen the Christian’s spiritual walk.
The 2 lessons in Ruth are about God taking a Gentile and placing her in the godly ancestry of Jesus, the Messiah. Boaz pictures Christ, our Redeemer, and Ruth pictures the Church."
"First Samuel gives events in the lives of 3 important Bible characters.
Samuel, the ideal servant of God from his youth to his death, receives miraculous answers to prayer.
Saul, Israel’s first king, is the opposite of Samuel. He was filled with pride, jealousy, and rebellion. God chastened him.
Young David, a favorite Bible character, has a heart for God and a strong faith. His victories and difficulties prepare him to be Israel’s next king."
"The last period in Jesus’ earthly life covers events not included in previous studies. Some of these are — feeding the 4,000, children coming to Him, His teaching about life after death (beggar Lazarus/rich man in hell), etc. The kingdom of God is also clarified.
During Jesus’ last week was the Triumphal Entry, the Last (Passover) Supper, His praying in Gethsemane, His betrayal, and His trial. Finally His crucifixion and resurrection, which are the focal point for Old and New Testaments."
"Many biblical truths are illustrated for us today in the lives of David and Solomon. David had great military success, but the turning point in his life was his yielding to temptation with Bathsheba. God chastened him through his children. His rebellious son Absalom led an unsuccessful rebellion against his father, and was later killed.
David’s son Solomon became king and flourished in power, wealth, and wisdom. He built and dedicated to the Lord the magnificent Temple in Jerusalem. His many heathen wives turned his heart away from God, and God chastened him in his old age."
God’s people are highly interested in the book of the Revelation, but most have never studied it, but would like to. These lessons acquaint them with the book and give general knowledge about its contents. The first 2 lessons are an overview of the book. Rev. Ch. 2 and 3 were letters to the 7 churches, which are informative and practical. One lesson is devoted to The Rapture of the Church. Then, the dramatic events during the 7 yr. Tribulation are given, with a lesson devoted to Christ’s millennial reign on earth. The last lesson is about the glories of our eternal home in Heaven.
This is foundational in studying scripture. Lessons 1 and 2 are an overview of Ch. 1 through 11. Gen. 12 begins the life of Abraham, who is mentioned 65 times in the NT. His faith and obedience to God were strong; yet, he battled with the problems and temptations common to all God’s people. He received God’s promise of a nation and a Savior. His son Isaac inherited those promises, as well as Jacob and his son Joseph. The lives of these 4 great Patriarchs illustrate basic problems that relate to our life today.
"Jesus used parables to teach the multitudes and His disciples. This study includes many parables, including — the Sower and 4 kinds of soil, wheat and tares, mustard seed, hidden treasure/pearls, and the Good Shepherd. He gave several Kingdom parables about the transition from Judaism to the Church and religious leaders conspiring about His death. Also included are the Prodigal Son, the widow’s answer to prayer, the Good Samaritan, and the unjust steward — plus many other parables.
The last 3 lessons are from Ecclesiastes, which compares the world’s false philosophies, that end in vanity, with God’s way of life for His people."
"Many spiritual lessons are interwoven in the lives of the 2 OT prophets, the kings, and others they interacted with. Elijah, a bold, fiery prophet rebuked Israel’s sin of idolatry and asked God to withhold the rain. On Mt. Carmel, he called fire from heaven which proved Israel’s God supreme over the idol Baal. After Jezebel threatened Elijah’s life, he went into deep depression, but God dramatically reassured his faith. Elijah’s dynamic ministry ended when he was caught up in a chariot of fire and went to heaven without dying.
Though Elisha did twice as many miracles as Elijah, his ministry was more calm. While rebuking wicked kings, he also helped those in need — such as Naaman, who after dipping 7 times in the Jordan river, was healed of leprosy. This study increases faith in God and His work in our lives today."