"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?" 2 Corinthians 13:5
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
"For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;" Colossians 1:9-10
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Index Listing of Current Bible Studies
(Out of respect to the author and copyright laws, we use the original bible version of the author.)
The Battle For The Mind By Plymouth Crusader The Christian has three powerful enemies to face-the world, the flesh and the devil. There is an area of Satanic attack not often recognized, and that is in the area of the mind. Satan attacks the spiritual believer, not so much through the world or the flesh, but through the mental processes.
Characteristics of God From "Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary" God may be described in terms of attributes. An attribute is an inherent characteristic of a person or being. While we cannot describe God in a comprehensive way, we can learn about Him by examining His attributes as revealed in the Bible.
The Anabaptists By Keith Malcomson In many ways the movement which later was given the name Anabaptist flowed forth out of the initial work of the Reformation. Most if not all of its leaders came from a Roman Catholic background.
Ten Warnings Associated with the Return of Christ "Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God."
A Defense Of The Use Of The Bible In Schools By Dr. Benjamin Rush "There is a peculiar aptitude in the minds of children for religious knowledge. I have constantly found them, in the first six or seven years of their lives, more inquisitive upon religious subjects than upon any others."
Should Christian's Drink Alcohol? By Keith Malcomson "This subject has become one of the hottest debated subjects in recent decades amongst professing born-again believers. Prior to this time though, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Bible-believing Christian's and Spirit-filled believers would not even consider this a subject for discussion. It went without saying that a true Christian would politely steer clear of alcohol and most certainly any environment of drunkenness unless it was for the purpose of militant and compassionate evangelism. But this has all changed."
The Six Days of Creation "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." A study of the six days of creation with excerpts from John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible. Also a look at the seventh day of rest and its significance to the Church.
Frontlets or Phylacteries Strips of parchment on which were written four passages of scriptures (Exodus 13:2-10; Exodus 13:11-16; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Deuteronomy 11:13-21), and which were rolled up and attached to bands of leather worn (as an act of obedience to Exodus 13:9,16; Deuteronomy 6:8; Deuteronomy 11:18) around the forehead or around the arm.
One Hundred Biblical Facts Concerning Jesus Christ "In Jesus are the treasures of wisdom and knowledge - Col. 2:2-3; Jesus said, "I AM the Way the Truth and The Life" - John 14:6; Jesus is the author and perfector of our faith - Heb. 12:2 and many more scriptural facts concerning Jesus."
Great Men of God and Bible Study "Thy word is a lamp unto my path and a light unto my path." Psalms 119:105 "I determined to lay aside all my prepossessions, to thoroughly compare scripture with scripture, and to pursue its study in a regular and methodical manner."
Dying to Self by Bill Britton "In these last days, the Spirit would bring us to the cross, that death would bring forth resurrection: Are you dead yet?"
Seven Last Words Of Jesus Source Unknown NO insult, no sneers, no taunt, however bitter, had been able thus far to exhaust the patience of Jesus as He hung upon the cross. He made no retort, He uttered not a syllable in answer to the outrageous conduct of the Jews. It was their hour, the hour of darkness, and they might consequently do and say to Him what they pleased.
The 613 Laws of the Old Testament Source Unknown "God's Law is also comprehensive and universal. It speaks to all areas of life, and to every living soul upon the face of the earth. The Law speaks of ceremonial truths, moral truths and dietary truths. It speaks of man's duty toward God, and man's duty toward his fellow man."
Hermeneutics Source Unknown "Correct Bible study and interpretation should answer the question, "How do I understand what this particular passage means?" Because the Bible is not a mere human resource, it is a spiritual practice. This practice needs to be applied to learn how to use the rules of Bible study and interpretation."
Nimrod By Horatius Bonar "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD." Genesis 10:8-9
Why did God make you? Source Unknown "God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:9).
The Doctrine of Endless Punishment By William G. T. Shed "But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him." (Luke 12:5).
The Passover Lamb By William Barclay "...keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night" (Deuteronomy 16:1).
Crucified Life By Watchman Nee "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin." (Romans 6:6).
The Discerning of Spirits By Smith Wigglesworth "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1).
You are Anointed of God Source Unknown "But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." (1 John 2:27).
Humility: The Secret of Redemption By Andrew Murray "Have this mind in you which was also in Christ Jesus: who emptied Himself; taking the form of a servant; and humbled Himself; becoming obedient even unto death. Wherefore God also highly exalted Him" (Philippians 2: 5-9).
The School of Christ By T. Austin Sparks "The ministry contained in this little book has been wrought on the anvil of deep and drastic dealings of God with the vessel. It is not only doctrinal; it is experiential. Only those who really mean business with God will take the pains demanded to read it."
Praying in the Name of Christ By Thomas Boston "The saints use the words, "through Jesus Christ our Lord," 1 Corinthians 15:57, but often is that scabbard produced, while the sword of the Spirit is not in it. The words are said, but the faith is not exercised. "
Why is the Bible the Word of God? Source Unknown "But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." (2 Timothy 3:14-17).
Three Views of the Rapture Source Unknown "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
The Infallible Word of God "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Great Christian Works By various Writers
The deep writings of great christian preachers like Andrew Murray, Jonathan Edwards, John Owen, William Booth and T. Austin Sparks to name only a few. (Some of these are very long messages, but entirely Spirit breathed!)
Strangers in a Strange Land Source Unknown "Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation." (1 Peter 2:11-12).
All Scripture is Inspired Source Unknown "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Scripture Memory Cards
Psalm 119:11 says, "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." Start hiding God's Word in your heart by memorizing scriptures.
Selected Bible Studies For more great Bible studies.
But What is it to Eat and Drink Unworthily?
by Charles Hodge
It is not to eat and drink with a consciousness of unworthiness, for such a sense of ill desert is one of the conditions of acceptable communion. It is not the whole, but the consciously sick whom Christ came to heal. Nor is it to eat with doubt and misgiving of our being duly prepared to come to the Lord's table; for such doubts, although an evidence of a weak faith, indicate a better state of mind than indifference or false security. In the Larger Catechism of our Church, in answer to the question, whether one who doubts of his being in Christ, may come to the Lord's supper, it is said,
"One who doubteth of his being in Christ, or of his due preparation to the sacrament of the Lord's supper, may have true interest in Christ, though he be not yet assured thereof, and in God's account hath it, if he be duly affected with the apprehension of the want of it, and unfeignedly desires to be found in Christ, and to depart from iniquity, in which case (because promises are made, and this sacrament is appointed, for the relief even of weak and doubting Christians) he is to bewail his unbelief, and labor to have his doubts resolved. and so doing, he may and ought to come to the Lord's supper, that he may be further strengthened."
To eat or drink unworthily is in general to come to the Lord's table in a careless, irreverent spirit, without the intention or desire to commemorate the death of Christ as the sacrifice for our sins, and without the purpose of complying with the engagements with we thereby assume.
The way in which the Corinthians ate unworthily was, that they treated the Lord's table as though it were their own; making no distinction between the Lord's supper and an ordinary meal; coming together to satisfy their hunger, and not to feed on the body and blood of Christ; and refusing to commune with their poorer brethren. This, though one, is not the only way in which men may eat and drink unworthily. All that is necessary to observe is, that the warning is directly against the careless and profane, and not against the timid and the doubting.
by Charles Hodge
(From his Commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:27)