Bible Studies

Because of continuing interest in our Bible Study resources we have recently expanded our offerings. We are now making available the weekly study notes for our current study, along with brand new audio versions, which are very close to experiencing the class itself. Completed studies follow the list of sessions for the current study.

The studies on this page originated as my prepared notes for teaching our local ABF (Adult Bible Fellowship) class on Sunday mornings. As with the other resources at this web site, we make them available to others simply because they already exist. I make no claim to scholarship, special insight, or extraordinary understanding of God’s holy word. I have been called in the local assembly to teach (predominantly) senior adults from God’s word. Following the example of the early churches, those of us in the kingdom are encouraged to “[share our possessions] with all, as anyone might have need.” (Acts 2:45) If others can benefit from these studies, then God is glorified.

Current Study

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The Thessalonian Letters

A comprehensive examination of the two letters the apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica.

Session PDF Notes Audio Recording
Session One: Letters
Overview
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Session Two: Grace, Thanksgiving & Remembrance
1 Thessalonians 1:1-2
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Session Three: Reason for Thanksgiving
1 Thessalonians 1:3
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Session Four: A Loving Choice
1 Thessalonians 1:4-5
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Session Five: Modeling Christ
1 Thessalonians 1:5b-7
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Session Six: The Reverberating Word
1 Thessalonians 1:8-10
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Session Seven: Nothing but the Truth
1 Thessalonians 2:1-4
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Session Eight: Cloaks and False Colors
1 Thessalonians 2:5-8
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Session Nine: Be Who You Really Are
1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
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Session Ten: The Working Word
1 Thessalonians 2:13
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Session Eleven: The Cost of Faith, The Cost of Unbelief
1 Thessalonians 2:14-16
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Session Twelve: The Orphaned Brother
1 Thessalonians 2:17-20
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Session Thirteen: A Necessary Emissary
1 Thessalonians 3:1-5
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Session Fourteen: The Sliding Scale of Faith
1 Thessalonians 3:5-10
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Session Fifteen: Good News for a Fearful Shepherd
1 Thessalonians 3:6-10
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Session Sixteen: A Shepherd's Prayer
1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
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Session Seventeen: The Authority of the Lord
1 Thessalonians 4:1-2
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Session Eighteen: In Purity and Honor
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
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Session Nineteen: Go No Further!
1 Thessalonians 4:6-8
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Session Twenty: Behavior Inside and Out!
1 Thessalonians 4:9-12
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Session Twenty-one: The Expectant Sleep
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
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Session Twenty-two: A "Different" Messiah
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
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Session Twenty-three: Like a Thief in the Night
1 Thessalonians 5:1-5a
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Session Twenty-four: The Difference between Night and Day
1 Thessalonians 5:5-7
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Session Twenty-five: Hope of Salvation, not Wrath
1 Thessalonians 5:8-11
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Session Twenty-six: Living in the Church, Part 1: Shepherds
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
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Session Twenty-seven: Living in the Church, Part 2: The Flock
1 Thessalonians 5:14-15
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Session Twenty-eight: Living in the Church, Part 3: Ourselves
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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Special for New Year: Looking Back
Multiple Scripture
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Session Twenty-nine: Quenching the Spirit
1 Thessalonians 5:19
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Session Thirty: Living in the Church, Part 4: An Orderly Worship
1 Thessalonians 5:19-22
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Session Thirty-one: Prayers, Grace, and a Kiss
1 Thessalonians 5:23-28
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Session Thirty-two: Growing through Hard Times
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4
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Session Thirty-three: Proof of God’s Righteous Judgment
2 Thessalonians 1:(4-)5
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Session Thirty-four: The Revelation of Christ's Glory
2 Thessalonians 1:5-8
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Session Thirty-five: Paying the Price
2 Thessalonians 1:9-10
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Session Thirty-six: A Prayer for Manifest Glory
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
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Session Thirty-seven: Shaken Minds and Bad Information
2 Thessalonians 2:1-2
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Session Thirty-eight: The Man of Lawlessness, Part One
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
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Session Thirty-nine: The Man of Lawlessness, Part Two: Apostasy
2 Thessalonians 2:3a
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Session Forty: The Man of Lawlessness, Part Three: Antichrist
2 Thessalonians 2:3b
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Session Forty-one: The Man of Lawlessness, Part Four: Hubris
2 Thessalonians 2:4-5
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Session Forty-two: The Spirit at Work, Part One
2 Thessalonians 2:5-7
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Session Forty-three: The Spirit at Work, Part Two
2 Thessalonians 2:6-7
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Session Forty-four: The End of Lawlessness, Part One
2 Thessalonians 2:8
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Session Forty-five: The End of Lawlessness, Part Two
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10
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Session Forty-six: The End of Lawlessness, Part Three
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
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Session Forty-seven: Throwing Open the Windows
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14
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Session Forty-eight: An Immovable Faith
2 Thessalonians 2:15-17
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Session Forty-nine: Prayer Requests
2 Thessalonians 3:1-2
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Session Fifty: A Heavenly Relationship
2 Thessalonians 3:3-5
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Session Fifty-one: Undisciplined Slackers
2 Thessalonians 3:6-9
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The next session will be published July 30.

Completed Studies

Christ in the OT Study image To the surprise of many, the Old Testament is actually chock-full of Jesus the Christ. It is “pressed down, shaken together and running over” with Him. The astute reader will find references to Him, prophecies about Him, and actual visitations by Him. The purpose of this study, Prophet, Priest & King: Christ in the Old Testament, is to not just find those prophecies and references—those foreshadowings—but to discover how they weave together to form a marvelous narrative about God’s plan for man through the Messiah. View/download/listen to individual session notes.
Colossians Study image In his letter to the Colossians, the apostle Paul makes the case for the supremacy and sufficiency of the real Christ and explains to us how to live with and for Him—how to acknowledge Him as Lord of All. A.T. Robertson calls Colossians a “full-length portrait of Christ.” View/download/listen to individual session notes.
This study, Rebellion, Restoration, Revival, begins with Israel's and Judah's rebellion against God (mostly from 2 Kings), then moves to the first return of the exiles to Judah in the book of Ezra (rebuilding the temple), then to the book of Nehemiah (rebuilding Jerusalem). For this study a narrative, rather than a verse-by-verse, approach is used. The complete study covers 35 sessions, and includes a class booklet filled with historical data, chronologies, and maps. Both the booklet and the class notes are in the PDF format, and included in the downloaded ZIP file.
A 14-session, topical study of the names, titles and terms used for Jesus the Christ—including, for example, Word, I AM, Son of Man, Lamb of God, Alpha and Omega.
A detailed, systematic study of the epistle/sermon we know as Hebrews. The overarching theme of this sermon is the preeminence, or superiority, of Jesus the Christ.
A verse-by-verse survey through Christ's central treatise on living other-worldly.
The Beginning of Heaven: Footpath of our Trek (a topical study). This study is all about how we, as individual believers, perceive our time here on earth. In this study we examine heaven—heaven both today and tomorrow—and we examine this earth—the earth today and that which is to come. But all of that will be background; the true subject of this study is how we as believers live and think—day by day, hour by hour—in light of the hope of our eternity with Christ.
A verse-by-verse survey through the important New Testament epistle to the Galatians

All studies are in the Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

As with all of our resources, we offer these studies free of charge, to the glory of God the Father, and the praise of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Dave