Author: Ron Graham
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SSL Certificate —This site, simplybible.com, has been approved for an SSL certificate. This means all information passing between our server and your computer is now encrypted for your security.
Bible Tracts - A pdf Library
Bible Tract Archive —Added December 2017. A library of tracts that you can print and also save to your computer if you wish.
“Bible Opposites” Series
Bible Opposites Index — The Bible often presents us with a choice of two contrasting things that are poles apart. Each of the lessons in this series takes one such pair of opposites as its topic.
LATEST LESSONS ON OPPOSITES
Beauty and Ugliness —Beauty and ugliness are opposites which both appear prominently in the Bible. Especially in the cross of Christ we see disgusting ugliness contrasted to supreme beauty. Yes there is “wondrous beauty” in the cruel death of Christ.
Heaven and Hell —Does the Bible promise an eternal home in heaven? What will happen to our present home, planet earth? Is there an eternal hell? Find out here.
Design and Chance —Are you a product of design or chance? At your conception, you were one single tiny cell. Now your body consists of around ten million million cells. These human cells individually and collectively show an origin of design as opposed to chance.
Other Latest lessons...
Measures of the Soul —In Ephesians 3:14-21 Paul writes of "being strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person." Your outward person (the fleshly body) can be measured by physical measures. Your weight is so many kilograms, your height so many centimetres, your age so many years, and so forth. But what are the measures of your inner self (your soul or spirit)?
Choked by Thorns, Bearing No Fruit —Is your life a rat race? Are you running around in circles, struggling with all of this world's demands, and bearing no fruit spiritually? Is the spiritual seed in you choked by thorns?
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.
What God Says About Sex —When I was young, “free love”, as it was called, was the popular thing. A sexual relationship was validated by being mutually loving and agreeable. On that basis you could have sex with whoever you wished. This was called “liberation” and was supposed to free a repressed society of many emotional problems. What does God say about this?
Can We Pray to Jesus or Only to the Father? —Some people (Jehovah's Witnesses for example) believe that we must pray only to the Heavenly Father and must not pray to Jesus or the Holy Spirit. Is this true? There are several things we need to consider. Let's just take these considerations one at a time.
What Eternity Lacks —(Revelation 21-22 overview) The closing chapters of Revelation make us think about eternity, especially what eternity lacks. When we leave this present temporal world and enter eternity, some things we take for granted here will be no more and gone forever.
The Unencumbered Life —The choices you make in this life should be like Mary’s not Martha’s. The word of Jesus is available to you. Seize every opportunity to listen and consider. Don't let yourself be distracted by things that matter less. Keep them in their proper place. Remember worldly things, as good as they might be, are not eternal. Leave plenty of room for “that good part” of life.
God Has a Purpose - Do We Have a Choice? —God has always tried to demonstrate to humanity that his purpose never changes. He has also left every person the choice whether to follow his purpose or reject it. That is no contradiction. Bible examples show this.
Sharing in Christ’s Sufferings —In this lesson, we think about Paul’s profound prayer in Philippians 3:10. In this verse, Paul states the very purpose of his life as a Christian.
Are You Actually a Christian? —If you cannot answer “yes” to these questions, then you have not yet ACTUALLY become a Christian. You need to correct this.
Are You Actively a Christian? —If you cannot answer “yes” to these questions, then you are not ACTIVELY a Christian. You need to correct this.
Are You Christian in Attitude? —If you cannot answer “yes” to these questions, then you do not have the ATTITUDE of a Christian. You need to correct this.
Are You a Christian in Ambition? —If you cannot answer “yes” to these questions, then you do not have the AMBITION of a Christian. You need to correct this.
Crossword 18 —A 31-word puzzle. The puzzle includes this clue: “System of faith, good deeds, and worship (James 1:27).”
New in the 'Disciples' Series
The Disciple’s Forgiveness. Jesus said, 'If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents forgive him' (Luke 17:3). This requires that sin be dealt with and not overlooked.
The Disciple’s Repentance Repentance is necessary to forgiveness of sins. Three things accompany repentance: godly sorrow, confession of sins, and appropriateNbsp;deeds.
The Disciple’s Fellowship Paul says, 'Note those who cause divisions and occasions of stumbling contrary to the teaching you have learned. Turn away from them' (Romans 16:17).
The Disciple’s Judgment Some people will say, 'You have no right to judge'. Usually they have in mind the scripture that says, 'Do not judge, in order that you will not be judged' (Matthew 7:1-2). This can be misunderstood.
The Disciple’s Justice God is always fair and just. He is no respecter of persons. The disciple of Christ likewise should be without partiality, hypocrisy, or injustice.
A Disciple’s Rebuke —Occasionally in any group of Christ’s disciples, someone’s behaviour may not accord with a disciple’s code of conduct. Should that disciple be rebuked?
A Disciple’s Fear —In this lesson we discuss a disciple’s godly fear and what John meant when he said that there is no fear in love.
The Disciplined Individual —As disciples of Christ we are unique individuals free to live as we choose. We learn from Christ the right way to do this with individualism, discipleship, and initiative.
Bible Lists - New Fact Sheets
Bible Verses About Life —A neat list of interesting Bible verses about Life here and hereafter.
Facts About Elijah —Bible facts about the prophet Elijah of Old Testament fame.
Facts About Elisha —Bible facts about the prophet Elisha of Old Testament fame.
Facts About Samson —Bible facts about Samson, one of the judges of Old Testament fame.
Facts About Ezra and Nehemiah —Bible facts about Ezra and Nehemiah of Old Testament fame.
Facts About Heaven —Here's a list of Bible facts about Heaven, the realm where God dwells and where our eternal inheritance is reserved.
List of Rebukes in the Bible —A list of rebukes found in the Bible. This list may surprise you.
Facts About King David —Bible facts about the great King David of Old Testament fame.
Facts About Jerusalem —A simple list of Bible facts about the holy city Jerusalem.
Facts About Moses —A simple list of Bible facts about the prophet Moses of Old Testament fame.
New Service Page
Explanation of Navigator Buttons The Navigator (formerly called Pick a Box) has been tweaked a little, and now has a link, underneath the button array, to a new page explaining what each button does.
New Bible Readings
Galatians 4. “Every Christian a Son of God”.
Jude’s Short Letter. The letter from Jude translated in simple English. A powerful statement.
Acts 2. “Miracle of Many Languages Spoken”, “Peter’s Powerful Message”, “Christ’s First Congregation”.
Acts 3. “Miracle of a Lame Beggar Healed”, “Peter’s Message at Solomon’s Porch”.
Colossians 1. Colossians chapter 1 rendered in simple easy-to-follow sentences. Presented as two readings entitled “Fruitful and Strong” and “The Power of Christ”.
An upgrade is planned for 2018 in which (God willing) the following will be done.
- Links added at end of page to similar or related lessons.
- Modifying .htm filenames to match the long .pdf names.