Second part of the first study in the “Know God” series.
For the first part of this evangelistic study, see here. Write the text and key word on your index card below the Old Testament scriptures. See the first part of the study for details on how to teach this series. Continue reading “The Bible as authority and power (NT)”
These five Bible texts make a great start.
For decades we’ve used a study series two of us created in 1985 for our evangelism work in Brazil. The first lesson starts with the subject of the Bible.
The series has several good features, such as simplicity — we use a 3×5 (or 4×6) index card and write out the references and key words as we go. We also don’t jump around the Bible, but each study moves forward from one text to another. Continue reading “The Bible is authority and power (OT)”
Put God squarely in the center of all teaching.
Back in 2011 I made this list, in Portuguese, for some now forgotten project. For some time now, I’ve sought to put God squarely in the center of all teaching. This list might be useful to you for a class or lesson as a starter idea, or even a series. Continue reading “The Christian’s bread and butter”
Three truths emerge from this divine fact.
Recently, I was given the task of leading the meditation for the Lord’s Supper. The reading of Matthew 27.51-52 focused on the veil, or curtain, that was torn from top to bottom, in the middle, in front of the Most Holy Place. Continue reading “What the torn veil meant”
8 points each under two headings: According to the purpose of God, and only through Jesus Christ.
By Doyle D. Gilliam, Topical Index of the Bible (Singapore: World Literature Publications, 1978): 43-44. The following outline was reproduced from a PDF version of the author’s book. Bible citations have been adapted to Forthright style. Continue reading “Eternal life”
Three passages about Gideon, a man of valor.
Falling into sin again after 40 years of serving the Lord, God’s people are told by a prophet that it is their fear of the world that has caused them to disobey. That’s not how the people understand it though. When the angel first comes to Gideon, this son hiding his threshing from the Midianites believes that God has forsaken them (Judges 6). Continue reading “Go in this might of yours”