Author: Ron Graham
“Interpret” to “Itching”
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➤ Interpretation Bible Authority SERIES —This collection addresses the principles of Bible interpretation, and how one derives authority for what is taught and done in the name of Christ.
➤ Interpretation Newspaper Bible —The premillennial view of end times relies on interpreting Bible prophecy as though it reads like, and foretells, what we read today in our newspapers and hear and see on our newscasts.
➤ Interpretation What is a Parable and How Interpreted? —We use Nathan’s parable, and three parables Jesus told, as examples of how parables should be interpreted.
➤ Interpretation Interpreting the Bible —This lesson is a digest of four articles I wrote some years ago for a church bulletin. Each relates to the theme of scriptural authority and interpretation of the Bible.
➤ Intolerance Christian Intolerance (2Thessalonians 3:6-18) —This passage reminds us that Christianity is a religion with rules and discipline. It has a stern, intolerant side to it.
➤ Invisible church The Visible Church —The notion of an invisible church has no scriptural basis.
➤ Invitation The Invitation (Outreach) —We turn our attention to the second step in the outreach process, the invitation that we should hold out to someone with whom we have found an opening.
➤ Invitation Invited and Compelled —The Parable of the slighted invitation (Luke 14:16-24) is about people invited to a dinner. When they refused the invitation, other people were rounded up and compelled to attend. What is this saying about grace and choice?
➤ Involvement Involvement With God SERIES —A collection of lessons about Christian commitment and a deep involvement with God.
➤ Irresistable Irresistable Grace —Can anyone resist the grace of God? This Bible study answers that question as it relates to human nature and God’s will.
➤ Isaac Adventures of Abraham —We look at the sojourns and adventures of Abraham himself, along with his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot, and Lot’s wife (Genesis 12-22).
➤ Isaac Was Isaac a Pedophile? —Was Rebekah a Child of Three Years When Isaac Married Her? Was Isaac a pedophile? This is one of many claims used to discredit the Bible and Christianity.
➤ Isaiah Adventures of Isaiah and Hezekiah —A few years after Samaria fell and the kingdom of Israel was led into exile, the Assyrians turned their attention to Judah where Hezekiah was reigning and Isaiah the prophet was preaching. Sennacherib, the ruthless commander of the Assyrian army, made a seige.
Note —ISAIAH: Luke’s description of the document as “the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet” (Luke 3:2-6) shows clearly that the book, including chapter 40, was written by Isaiah, not somebody else.
➤ Isaiah The Fall of Babylon —Jeremiah had predicted seventy years of captivity in Babylon. Both Jeremiah and Isaiah foretold the destruction of Babylon to end the captivity. After Nebuchadnezzar’s reign in Babylon, five kings reigned in succession over about 23 years. The last was Belshazzar son of Nebuchadnezzar.
➤ Isaiah Isaiah Gleanings SERIES —Background and chapter outlines of the book of Isaiah, plus many lessons gleaned from the book.
➤ Isaiah outline Outline of Isaiah —The first 4 chapters of Isaiah giving the burden of the book; a poem about Judah; a trilogy of laments about Judah; a glossary of terms. Outlines of all other chapters follow. Outlines include explanatory notes.
➤ Isaiah 53 Isaiah's Lamb (Isaiah 53). —Exposition of a key chapter in Isaiah about the lamb of God, his life, death, and glory.
➤ Isaiah facts Facts About Isaiah —Here's a list of facts about the prophet Isaiah of Old Testament fame.
➤ Ishmael Adventures of Abraham —We look at the sojourns and adventures of Abraham himself, along with his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot, and Lot’s wife (Genesis 12-22).
➤ Ishmael Election and Rejection —The principle of ELECTION or DIVINE CALLING is a major thread running unbroken through the whole story of the Bible. It is important for Christians to understand how this principle relates to human choice and responsibility.
➤ Israel The Israel of God (Romans 9-11) —Part four of an outline of Romans. Paul teaches us about Israel’s relationship with God.
Note —ISRAEL: The name “Israel” applies to four entities in the Bible... 1. the patriarch Jacob, 2. the kingdom ruled by David and Solomon, 3. the northern kingdom after the division, 4. the church that Christ established.
➤ Israel The Times of Israel —Sets out the twelve times of Israel with a list for each of the relevant Bible books, main figures, and beginning event. Page includes an aid for memorizing the 12 times.
➤ Israel The Historical View of Faith —Summarizes the development of a saving faith (namely a faith in Jesus) among all the peoples of earth down through the ages.
➤ Israel, fall of The Assyrian Captivity —The beginning of the captivities as the larger kingdom (Israel) falls to Assyria and its people are taken away to foreign lands. Includes a table of the kings and prophets of Judah and Israel, plus a short piece on the supposed Ten Lost Tribes.
➤ Israel, Jacob Adventures of Jacob —This lesson looks beyond the sojourns and adventures of Abraham, to those of Isaac and Jacob, especially the latter (Genesis 22-36). “Three Marriages” outline included.
➤ Israel, king A King Over Israel —There was tension between the will of God and the will of man. God would rather that he alone be Israel’s king, but they wanted a human king so God yielded (1Samuel 8-15).
➤ Israel, lands Adventures of Joshua —We look mainly at Joshua’s time, which is covered in the book that bears his name (Joshua 1-24). Includes a table and map of the territories apportioned to the tribes.
➤ Israel, new spiritual The Day of Pentecost —The promises of old come to pass in the resurrection and ascension of Christ and his outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost signifying that he is now Lord and Christ on David’s throne in heaven (Acts 2:31-36).
➤ Issues Issues of Interest Cluster —This index guides you to the lessons on simplybible.com clustered around the topic, “Controversial Issues”. From this index you can very quickly drill down to the side of that topic which interests you.
➤ Italy Acts Facts —What the book of Acts tells us happened in Italy. Includes a map of the region.
➤ Itching Itching Ears, Itching Palms, Itching Feet —We all get an itch at times. It may be an itch that goes away with a scratch. Some people have an itch that is severe and very distressing. But the itches I want to talk about are spiritual itches. They are described metaphorically as itching ears, itching palms, and itching feet. However these are metaphors for itchings of the soul.