Resources & Papers
We read, we learn, we try things. Sometimes we are successful in our endeavors,
at other times, no matter how well-intentioned, we are unprepared for our
tasks. Here are a few papers and resources that you may find helpful when
ministering. Learning from the experience, good and bad, of others is wise
stewardship of the opportunities you've been given.
A word on versions
; what is used on this site
Practical Helps for Christian Education
a ~45k PDF file covering goal-setting for Christian education in the church,
with an extra commentary on Bible study methods.
: is a conversational look at
this controversial subject. It is not meant to be a great treatise, but does
simply discuss the main facts and references in a plain way. About 52k PDF.
Four Covenants: Edenic, Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic
is a slightly longer paper (64k PDF) that reviews the purpose and stipulations
of four promises that God gave to humans in the earliest times. Each are found
in the book of Genesis and all have direct bearing on all of mankind.
Is Hell a Real Place? A Research Paper
Our Bible makes it plain that a time of final judgment will come when men and
angels will receive what they deserve. The good news of the Gospel is that
mankind has a way of escape. That a way of escape had to be provided is proof
that, without a way, we would not avoid the guilty verdict. 37k PDF.
Bible Study Outlines
These study outlines are aimed at directing you,
but they will not do your thinking for you. The purpose of this style is to
encourage you to do a good deal of exercise in your own bible. I began these
studies in the month after graduating bible institute to help keep me in the
Word the way I had to be while in school. Read, study, pray and stay sharp.
Slack off and your sword with rust and grow dull.
The number of studies that I have polished enough to place here is still low,
but should grow steadily. Stop back from time to time and see what is new.
If nothing has been added in awhile, email me to find out why. That way you
will be helping me to stay sharp as well, because...
"Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man
sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." -Pro 27:17
Here are the current series available:
Study Series 1: John 16
Study Series 2: Jonah
Study Series 3: Genesis 1 & 2
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