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Old Testament Book Studies


Study 1.    God Our Creator:  The Seven Days of creation. Genesis 1:1 - 2:3

Study 2.    Man in Paradise - The Early Earth:  Additional details of creation.  Genesis 2:4-17

Study 3.    Paradise Perfected!  Marriage the way God created it.  Genesis 1:26-28; 2:18-25

Study 4.    Temptation - Paradise Infiltrated.  Satan's successful temptation of Eve and Adam.  Genesis 3:1-7

Study 5.    The First Sin - It's Consequences and God's Judgment.  The curse on Satan, Eve, and  Adam.  Genesis 3:7-24

Study 6.     The Spread of Sin.  Cain's murder of Abel; the spread of the secular progressive society of Cain.  Genesis 4:1-26

Study 7A.   The Decay of Sin, Part 1.  Through death.  Genesis 5:1-32

Study 7B.   The Decay of Sin, Part 2. Through the decay of Society. Genesis 6:1-22

Study 8.     Saved from Judgment.  God saves Noah's family from the catastrophic judgment of the universal flood. Genesis 7:1-24

The Chronology of Noah's Flood (PDF file). Based on Genesis 7:1-8:19

Study 9.    Surviving Judgment. The abatement of the Flood. Noah and the animals disembark. Genesis 8:1-22

Study 10. The Command to Spread and the Dark Tower. Genesis 9:1-18; 11:1-9

Study 11. God's Plan to Save the World through Abraham. Genesis 12:1-7; Hebrews 11:6-10

Study 12. God Makes a Covenant with Abraham. Genesis 13:14-17; 15:1-22

Study 13. The Danger of Doing Things My Way Instead of God's Way: The Birth of Ishmael as a Human Device to Acquire God's Blessing. Gen. 16

Study 14. God Requires Circumcision as a Sign of Participating in His Covenant. Genesis 17

Study 15. Mercy in Judgment.  The judgment on Sodom and Gomorrha and the sad story of Lot. HTML file  Genesis 18:16 - 19:38.

Study 15B. Angelic Visitors. PDFfile. Genesis 18:1-19:38; 2 Peter 2:4-10

Study 16. The Failure of Fear.  Abraham's failure, again, to trust God with respect to his beautiful wife, Sarah. Genesis 20:1-18

Study 16. The Failure of Fear, Key.  Abraham's failure, again, to trust God with respect to his beautiful wife, Sarah. Genesis 20:1-18

Study 17. The Miraculous Birth of Isaac.Genesis 21:1-21

Study 18. The Substitute Sacrifice. Gen. 22

Study 19. Abraham Finds a Godly Wife for His Son Isaac. Gen. 24

Study 20. Who Gets the Blessing? Gen. 25-27

Study 21. The Growth of Jacob's Family. Gen. 28-30

Study 22. Joseph Sold Into Slavery in Egypt. Gen. 37; Gen. 39-41

Study 23. Joseph and His Brothers Are Reconciled. Gen. 42-45

Study 24. Israel Escapes from Egypt. Gen. 45:1-Exod. 14:31


Study 1. Israel Escapes from Egypt. Exod. 1-14

Study 2. God and the Nation of Israel: Redemption and Covenant. The Book of Exodus (Ex. 1-29)


"Relative Redemption"



"Yahweh is Salvation"

Isaiah 11:1-16. The Reign of the Messiah.

New Testament Book Studies

Gospel of Matthew

Gospel of Luke

Luke 10:25-37. The Good Samaritan. "Who is my neighbor?"

Luke 19:1-10.  Jesus and the Misfit from Jericho.

Gospel of John

John 1:1-51.  Testimony about the WORD.

John 3:1-21.  Nicodemus and the New Birth  


Romans - God's Good News About Righteousness

Romans 1:1-17.     Study 1.  INTRODUCTION:  The Writer, the Readers, and the Good News

CONDEMNATION:  The Unveiling of God's Wrath Against Man's Unrighteousness.
Romans 1:18 - 3:20

Romans 1:18-32.  Study 2.  The Condemnation of the Gentiles.

Romans 2:1-16.    Study 3The Condemnation of Moralists.

Romans 2:17-3:8   Study 4.  The Condemnation of Jewish People.

Romans 3:8-20      Study 5.  The Condemnation of All Men.

JUSTIFICATION:  The Declaration of Righteousness through Faith.
Romans 3:21 - 5:21

Romans 3:21-31    Study 6.    God's Righteous Provision of Righteousness Apart from Law.

Romans 4:1-12      Study 7.     Abraham, Illustration of Righteousness Declared Because of Faith. (Part 1)

Romans 4:13-25    Study 8.     Abraham, Illustration of Righteousness Declared Because of Faith. (Part 2)

Romans 5:1-11      Study 9.     The Incredible Benefits of Declared Righteousness.

Romans 5:12-21    Study 10.    The Success of Declared Righteousness

SANCTIFICATION:  The Out-working of Righteousness in the Believer's Experience.
Romans 6:1 - 8:39

Romans 6:1-14      Study 11.    The Necessity of Sanctification.  Part 1:  Should believers continue to sin to attract God's grace?

Romans 6:15-23    Study 12.    The Necessity of Sanctification.  Part 2:  Should believers commit acts of sin in view of their freedom from Law?

Romans 7:1-13      Study 13.    The Futility of Sanctification Apart from Law.  Part 1:  The believer has been freed from the Law, but the Law is still Good.

Romans 7:14-25    Study 14.    The Futility of Sanctification Apart from Law.  Part 2:  The impossibility of becoming more holy by trying to keep the Law.

Romans 8:1-17      Study 15.    The Empowerment for Sanctification by Means of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:18-39    Study 16.    The Importance of Hope in the Believer's Sanctification.

VINDICATION:  The Defending of God's Righteousness in Setting Aside National Israel to Save the Nations.
Romans 9:1 - 11:36

Romans 9:1-29          Study 17.    God's Righteousness in Election:  The Defense of God's Righteousness in His Choosing of Some to be Saved.

Romans 9:30-10:21    Study 18.    Israel's Failure to Attain the Righteousness of God.

Romans 11:1-36         Study 19.    Praising God's Mercy in Saving Gentiles Now and Israelis Later.

TRANSFORMATION:  The Application of Righteousness in Specific Areas
Romans 12:1 - 15:13

Romans 12:1-21         Study 20.    The Application of God's Righteousness to the Believer's Daily Conduct.

Romans 13:1-14         Study 21.    The Application of God's Righteousness in the Believer's Relationship to the State.

Romans 14:1-15:13    Studies 22-24. The Application of God's Righteousness in Relation to Debatable Matters (Each study is listed below.)

Romans 14:1-13a       Study 22.     Part 1. The Principle of Non-Judgmental Acceptance.

Romans 14:13b-23     Study 23.     Part 2. The Principle of Not Being a Stumbling Block.

Romans 15:1-13         Study 24.     Part 3. The Principle of Living for Others (15:1-6) and The Principle of Gentile and Jew Accepting One Another (15:7-13)  

INFORMATION: Paul, the Model of Righteousness
Romans 15:14 - 16:27

Romans 15:14-33       Study 25.     Part 1. Present Letter and Future Visit    


Colossians 1:1-8.        Study 1.  Six Great Characteristics of the Christian Life

Colossians 1:9-14.      Study 2.  A Powerful Prayer

Colossians 1:15-23.    Study 3.  Jesus Christ, the Number One Person in the Universe

Colossians 1:24-29.    Study 4.  An Exciting Ministry!  

Colossians 2:1-15.      Study 5.  The Importance of Christ!

Colossians 2:16-23.    Study 6.  Avoiding Three Pitfalls That Would Divert Us from Christ.

Colossians 3:1-7.        Study 7.  How to be Victorious as a Christian (Part 1)

Colossians 3:8-17.      Study 8.  How to be Victorious as a Christian (Part 2)

Colossians 3:18-4:6.   Study 9.  The Lordship of Christ in Relationships

Colossians 4:7-19.      Study 10. Paul's Concluding Personal Remarks to the Colossians

1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10.       Study 1. A Good Foundation

1 Thessalonians 2:1-12.       Study 2. A Good Ministry   

1 Thessalonians 2:13-20.     Study 3. A Proper Acceptance of God's Word  

1 Thessalonians 3:1-13.       Study 4. Teamwork in Ministry    

1 Thessalonians 4:1-12.       Study 5. Behavioral Imperatives  

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.     Study 6. Good News about Dead Christians!  

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11.       Study 7. The Christian and "The Day of the Lord"  

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28.     Study 8. Instructions, Exhortations, Prayer, and Farewell  

2 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12.    Study 1.  Encouragement for the Persecuted Church

2 Thessalonians 2:1-17.    Study 2Reassurance for the Fearful Church  

2 Thessalonians 3:1-18.    Study 3.  Exhortations to the Undisciplined Church


Revelation 1:1-8           Study 1.    Preface to the Book of Revelation

Revelation 1:9-20         Study 2.    A Supernatural Being Appears to John

Revelation 2:1-3:22      Study 3.    Letters to the Seven Churches

Revelation 4:1-11         Study 4.    The Scene in Heaven (Part 1)  

Revelation 5:1-14         Study 5.    The Scene in Heaven (Part 2)

Revelation 6:1-17         Study 6.   

Revelation 7:1-17         Study 7.     Five Angels; 144,000 Israelis; The Great International Multitude of Tribulation Saints

Revelation 8:1-13         Study 8.     The Breaking of the Seventh Seal; The Sounding of Four Trumpets

Revelation 9:1-21         Study 9.     The Blowing of the Fifth and Sixth Trumpets

Revelation 10:1-11       Study 10.    The Strong Angel

Revelation 11:1-19       Study 11.    The Two Witnesses and the Seventh Trumpet

Revelation 12:1-17       Study 12.    Satan's Opposition to God. Part 1: Two Signs in Heaven - The Woman and the Dragon

Revelation 13:1-18       Study 13.    Satan's Opposition to God. Part 2: The Beasts Arising from the Sea and the Earth  

Revelation 14:1-20       Study 14.    A Song, Angelic Messages, and a Bloody Harvest  

Revelation 15:1-8        Study 15.    Seven Angels with Seven Bowls of God's Wrath, Part 1    

Revelation 16:1-21       Study 16.    Seven Angels with Seven Bowls of God's Wrath Poured Out, Part 2    

Revelation 17:1-18       Study 17.    The Destruction of Babylon, the Great Prostitute, Part 1    

Revelation 18:1-24       Study 18.    The Destruction of Babylon, the Great Prostitute, Part 2  

Revelation 19:1-21       Study 19.    The Second Coming of Christ  

Revelation 20:1-6        Study 20.     The Millennial Reign of Christ  

Revelation 20:7-10      Study 21.     The Final Revolt  

Revelation 20:11-15    Study 22.      The Great White Throne Judgment  

Revelation 21:1-8        Study 23.     The New World Order  

Revelation 21:9-17      Study 24.     New Jerusalem, Part 1

Revelation 21:18-22:5  Study 25.    New Jerusalem, Part 2  

Revelation 22:6-21      Study 26.     Epilogue  

Doctrinal Bible Studies

A Study of Angels

Study 1: What Do We Learn about Angels from Genesis 18:1 - 19:29?

Study 2: What Do We Learn about Seraphim from Isaiah 6:1-13?

Study 3: Cherubim in the Pentateuch and Books of History. Genesis to 2 Chronicles

Study 4: Cherubim in the Psalms and Prophets. Psalms, Isaiah, Ezekiel

Study 5: Cherubim in Ezekiel, Part 2. Ezekiel 8:1-11:25

Study 6. Miscellaneous Facts about Angels. Various Scriptures. Topical Study

Study 7. The Angel of the LORD. Various Scriptures. Topical Study

A Study of the Church

Study 2:     Can I Go to Church on TV?  (What is a local church?)   Key to Study 2

A Study of Jesus Christ

Study 1:   How Jesus Was Born as a Descendant of David. Exodus; 1 Samuel; 2 Samuel 7:16; Luke 1:26-38

Study 2
:   The Ministry of Jesus Christ. The Four Gospels. Added Sept. 25, 2020

Study 3:    The Plan of Jesus – The Church. The Gospels and Acts 2:1-4

Living the Christian Life

Study 1Important Topics in Living the Christian Life.

Prophetic Bible Studies

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

The Coming Kingdom of Jesus Christ on Earth

The Coming Judgment
 (John 5:21-30; Revelation 20:11-15; John 3:16-18; 5:24)

End-Time Events: Resurrection; Reign; Dissolution; Recreation.

Topical Bible Studies
Marriage Bible Study #1.   Creation and Its Implications. Genesis 1:1-2:3.

Marriage Bible Study #2.   Design for Marriage; The Bible and Divorce. Genesis 2:14-25; Matthew 19:3-12; Malachi 2:13-16.

Marriage Bible Study #3.   Temptation, Sin, and Consequences. Genesis 3:1-24

Marrriage Bible Study #4.  Instructions for Wives and Husbands. Ephesians 5:22-33

Principles on Giving from 2 Corinthians 8 - 9. An inductive Bible Study. (2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15)

Temptation (Genesis 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11; Romans 5:12, 14; 1 Timothy 2:14; 1 John 2:15-17;  Revelation 12:9)

(Scripture quotations, unless other-wise indicated, and Bible Study questions are based upon the NASB.)

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Updated August 27, 2021