The intended title of Proverbs was to connect the whole book to the name of King Solomon. But as we read through the book it becomes clear that Solomon is not the sole author of the book. The writer’s purpose for the book of Proverbs is for the moral guidance and intellectual growth of the youth and a source of inspiration for the spiritually mature.
A life that is not centered on God is purposeless and meaningless. Without God nothing can satisfy. (2:25) With God at the center of life along with His good gifts are to be greatly received and used and enjoyed to the fullest. (2:26; 11:8) The book of Ecclesiastes contains philosophical and theological reflections of an old man whose life was meaningless because he had not relied upon God.
The Bool of Numbers is the story of the Israelites as they traveled through the wilderness to the Promised Land from Mount Sinai. Moses led the Israelite people from their bondage in the land of Egypt to the borders of Canaan. Along the way God tested the people in the wilderness to see if they would remain faithful. Numbers is an account of their successes and their failures along the way. In the book of Exodus we read of their disobedience with the Golden Calf but the Lord always showed a persistent patience with His people and the raising of a new generation. Within the stories found in this book we see an exposition of God’s laws, an account of God’s nature, His faithfulness to His covenant, and the unfolding of His plan for His people.
|1. Numbers 1||2. Numbers 2|
|3. Numbers 3||4. Numbers 4|
|5. Numbers 5||6. Numbers 6|
|7. Numbers 7||8. Numbers 8|
|9. Numbers 9||10. Numbers 10|
|11. Numbers 11||12. Numbers 12|
|13. Numbers 13||14. Numbers 14|
|15. Numbers 15||16. Numbers 16|
|17. Numbers 17||18. Numbers 18|
|19. Numbers 19||20. Numbers 20|
|21. Numbers 21||22. Numbers 22|
|23. Numbers 23||24. Numbers 24|
|25. Numbers 25||26. Numbers 26|
|27. Numbers 27||28. Numbers 28|
|29. Numbers 29||30. Numbers 30|
|31. Numbers 31||32. Numbers 32|
|33. Numbers 33||34. Numbers 34|
|35. Numbers 35||36. Numbers 36|
Deuteronomy is Moses’ farewell address to the tribes he had served as prophetic leader. The book includes narratives, exhortations, warnings, instructions, and promises of blessings for Israel’s faithfulness. Using elements common to covenants between nations, Deuteronomy is composed as a treaty text. It is similar to other treaties from other Near Eastern sources, particularly from Hittite archives. Moses, clearly aware of the patterns used in typical covenants, communicates God’s purposes to Israel in a familiar literary and legal form.
|1. Deuteronomy 1||2. Deuteronomy 2|
|3. Deuteronomy 3||4. Deuteronomy 4|
|5. Deuteronomy 5||6. Deuteronomy 6|
|7. Deuteronomy 7||8. Deuteronomy 8|
|9. Deuteronomy 9||10. Deuteronomy 10|
|11. Deuteronomy 11||12. Deuteronomy 12|
|13. Deuteronomy 13||14. Deuteronomy 14 Through 16|
|17. Deuteronomy 17||18. Deuteronomy 18|
|19. Deuteronomy 19||20. Deuteronomy 20|
|21. Deuteronomy 21||22. Deuteronomy 22|
|23. Deuteronomy 23||24. Deuteronomy 24|
|25. Deuteronomy 25||26. Deuteronomy 26|
|27. Deuteronomy 27||28. Deuteronomy 28|
|29.||30. Deuteronomy 30|
The Gospel of Luke
The heart of the Bible is found in the four Gospels. The Gospels are the Good News of God and His revelation in Jesus Christ. All of the Old Testament has been preparatory for the coming of the Messiah and the New Testament declares and illuminates God’s revelation.
Each of the four Gospels teaches us and proclaims the same Good News given unto man. But each one presents the story in its own unique perspective. Each Gospel presents its own special appeal for the reader. Because of the uniqueness of each Gospel it is profitable for the hearer of the good news and brings its own special beauty in the portrayal of Jesus Christ. There are many who take a special preference to the Gospel of Luke. The author of this Gospel spent much energy in his research and was meticulous in presenting his Gospel as a complete and truthful account of the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. This Gospel emphasizes God’s love for all people of all walks of life and wanting to leave none behind.
The Gospel of Luke
|1. Luke 1||2. Luke 2|
|3. Luke 3||4. Luke 4|
|5. Luke 5||6. Luke 6|
|7. Luke 7||8. Luke 8|
|9. Luke 9||10. Luke 10|
|11. Luke 11||12. Luke 12|
|13. Luke 13||14. Luke 14|
|15. Luke 15||16. Luke 16|
|17. Luke 17||18. Luke 18|
|19. Luke 19||20. Luke 20|
|21. Luke 21||22. Luke 22|
|23. Luke 23||24. Luke 24|
118-101 Prophesies About Jesus
The scope of this discussion is that the Word of God itself testifies that Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior of all mankind. We will explore the over 300 hundred prophesies in the Old Testament Scriptures and look at how they were fulfilled in the New Testament Scriptures. We will look at about 100 hundred of them. First let us look at who Jesus is and how we should relate to Him in our lives.
Prophesies About Jesus
|1. Introduction||2. Prophesies Part 1|
|3. Prophesies Part 2||4.|
The Book of Daniel
It is probable that the Book of Daniel was written sometime after 536 B.C. but before 530 B.C. The book is a far reaching prophecy of the Gentile word history. The book is often considered as the Book of Revelation of the Old Testament. Daniel’s contemporaries were the Prophets Ezekiel, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, and Zephaniah.
|1. Daniel 1||2. Daniel 2|
|3. Daniel 3||4. Daniel 4|
|5. Daniel 5||6. Daniel 6|
|7. Daniel 7||8. Daniel 8|
|9. Daniel 9||10. Daniel 10|
|11. Daniel 11||12. Daniel 12|
Joshua, the son of Nun, was Moses’ assistant and successor as Israel’s leader. Joshua brought the young nation across the Jordan River into Canaan. He faithfully followed God’s leadership.
|1. Joshua 1||2. Joshua 2|
|3. Joshua 3||4. Joshua 4|
|5. Joshua 5||6. Joshua 6|
|7. Joshua 7||8. Joshua 8|
|9. Joshua 9||10. Joshua 10|
|11. Joshua 11||12. Joshua 12|
|13. Joshua 13||14. Joshua 14|
|15. Joshua 15||16. Joshua 16|
|17. Joshua 17||18. Joshua 18|
|19. Joshua 19||20. Joshua 20|
|21. Joshua 21||22. Joshua 22|
|23. Joshua 23||24. Joshua 24|
The Purpose of the Letter
The letters to the Colossians and to Philemon are two of the four so-called “prison epistles,” believed to have been written by Paul from prison in Rome sometime circa 60-62. At that time, Nero was the cruel and insane emperor of the Roman Empire who could ignore the claims of Paul’s Roman citizenship.
From prison, Paul had heard that the Colossian Christians who had at one time been strong in their faith, were now vulnerable to deception about the faith (Colossians 2:4,8,16,18,21-23). He wrote to refute each of the theological errors the Colossians were tempted to embrace. The letters, however, take readers far beyond these issues of deception. Paul cared deeply that all of his readers (today as well as the Colossians two thousand years ago) understood the context of their lives within God’s Story, and what that looks like in their relationships on the job. http://www.theologyofwork.org/
|1. Colossians 1||2. Colossians 2|
|3. Colossians 3||4. Colossians 4|
The importance and impact of Paul’s Letter to the Romans.
During the summer of 386, in the backyard of a friend a young man wept. He had spent his life in rebellion towards God, a lifetime of sinful living. The young man knew that this life he had been leading was killing him. Inside he felt empty and could not find the strength within to make that final full commitment to serving the Lord Jesus Christ. Nearby some children were playing a game and were calling out to each other these words: “Take up and read!” “Take up and read!” He thought the children’s words were being used by God to give him a special message. Nearby a scroll laid and the young man picked it up and began to read. “Not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” (Romans 13:13-14) He didn’t read any further; he didn’t have to. Through the power of God’s word, Augustine had the faith to entrust his whole life to Jesus Christ at that moment.
In August of 1513, in a seminary a monk lectured on the book of Psalms, but his inner life was nothing but turmoil. While in his studies the monk came across Psalms 31:1 “In Thy righteousness deliver me.” The monk became confused wondering how the righteousness of God could do anything but condemn him as a right judgment for his sins. The monk kept returning to the verse Romans 1:17 Luther kept thinking about Romans 1:17, “the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith.” The monk then also remembered this verse also from the Old Testament. “He who through faith is righteous shall live” (Habakkuk 2:4). The monk went on to say: “Night and day I pondered until . . . I grasped the truth that the righteousness of God is that righteousness whereby, through grace and sheer mercy, he justifies us by faith. Therefore I felt myself to be reborn and to have gone through open doors into paradise. This passage of Paul became to me a gateway into heaven.” Martin Luther was born again, and the reformation began in his heart.
In May of 1738, a failed minister and missionary went unwillingly to small Bible study where someone read aloud from Martin Luther’s commentary on Romans. As the failed missionary said later: “while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for my salvation, and an assurance was given me that he had taken my sins away, even mine.” John Wesley was saved that night in London.
|1. Romans 1||2. Romans 2|
|3. Romans 3||4. Romans 4|
|5. Romans 5||6. Romans 6|
|7. Romans 7||8. Romans 8|
|9. Romans 9||10. Romans 10|
|11. Romans 11||12. Romans 12|
|13. Romans 13||14. Romans 14|
|15. Romans 15|
Genesis part 3 begins with the brothers of Joseph selling him into slavery. Jacob is taken to Egypt where he becomes a slave of Pharaohs house. Jacob is betrayed by Pharaohs wife and placed in prison. Though the interpretation of Pharaohs dream Jacob is release and given the position of second in Egypt.
The famine in Canaan causes his brothers to come to Egypt in search of food. There they must face Joseph. This is a story where love supersedes the wrongs of the past. It is a beautiful story of grace, the ability to take a hurt and not pass it along.
Genesis Part 3
Genesis Introduction and Part 1
The introduction to Genesis is an overview of this book from Creation, the fall of man, and the beginning of God’s redemptive plan for man’s restoration to fellowship with Him.
In Genesis you will learn the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Strong men of faith in their Lord Yahweh who in their obedience in God began the story of God’s chosen people the Israelites.
With Abraham the journey begins to the Promised Land, the same journey the followers of Christ are on today. Those who have called on the name of Jesus are now sojourning through this world towards the Promised Land of God’s Kingdom.
Part 1 begins with God’s creation of heaven and earth and the story of Adam and Eve. We travel through the Noah and the flood and end at the tower of Bable.
Genesis Part 1
God had made a promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and in the book of Exodus we can see the beginning of God’s promise coming to fulfillment.
|1. Exodus 1||2. Exodus 2|
|3. Exodus 3||4. Exodus 4|
|5. Exodus 5||6. Exodus 6|
|7. Exodus 7||8. Exodus 8|
|9. Exodus 9||10. Exodus 10|
|11. Exodus 11||12. Exodus 12|
|13. Exodus 13||14. Exodus 14|
|15. Exodus 15||16. Exodus 16|
|17. Exodus 17||18. Exodus 18|
|19. Exodus 19||20. Exodus 20|
|21. Exodus 21||22. Exodus 22|
|23. Exodus 23||24. Exodus 24|
|25. Exodus 25||26. Exodus 26|
|27. Exodus 27||28. Exodus 28|
|29. Exodus 29||30. Exodus 30|
|31. Exodus 31||32. Exodus 32|
|33. Exodus 33||34. Exodus 34|
|35. Exodus 35-40||36.|