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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

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)

Signs, Wonders, and Miracles. A word study on the meaning of 3 key words in the NT.

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 March 3, 2024