Author: Ron Graham
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This page keeps frequent visitors informed of the most recent additions and changes to simplybible.com and a little about current projects on which the webservant is working.
➤ Regeneration —Regeneration is renewal or rebirth, being “born again”. Rebirth is important in the doctrine of Christ. It is the bringing back to life of a person who is spiritually dead in sin.
➤ “Born Again Christian” —People say “born again Christian” because they believe that two kinds of Christians exist. There are those Christians who have experienced the new birth, and other Christians who supposedly haven't. They are the spiritually unborn. This belief is false.
➤ How God Helps Us in Temptation —Instead of feeling rejected or guilty when we are tempted, we can feel closer to God since he knows how to rescue the godly out of temptation and he is a very present help in trouble.
➤ I Am Who I Am —In the time of Moses, God called himself I AM WHO I AM. 2000 years ago, Jesus applied the name I AM to Himself. Today many in our society appropriate this name for themselves, as seen in the promotion for the Invictus Games.
➤ Sin and Prayer —If we live a life of sin, how does that affect our prayers? Does God listen to the prayers of people who won't try to stop their disobedience, believing that their sins don't hinder their prayers?
➤ Grace and All People —In 1st Timothy 4:10 Paul says, "...We trust in the living God who is the Saviour of all people, especially those who have faith". Does this mean that God’s grace makes faith unnecessary for salvation? Does it mean that everyone will be saved and no soul shall be lost?
➤ Does John 10:28 Allow Sin? —Jesus said that he gives eternal life to his sheep and they shall never perish, nor will anyone snatch them from his hand (John 10:28). Does this guarantee eternal life regardless of conduct?
➤ Jesus Gives What We Want Most —There are things we all want deep down. At a shallower level, there are things that we think we want but the pursuit of them brings no lasting joy. Jesus knows our real and deepest needs, and he gives accordingly. Here are seven gifts from Jesus.
➤ Adam’s Predicament —In this lesson we consider the nature of Adam’s sin, condemnation, and forgiveness. At first sight Adam’s fall from grace seems straightforward to understand. Yet people have very different views of it. I hope this lesson will clarify the nature and consequences of Adam’s error and his hope of forgiveness.
➤ Helpless, Hapless, Hopeless —Do you feel helpless, in need of someone to rescue and support you? Do you feel hapless, at the mercy of things you can't control? Do you feel hopeless, life's all gone wrong and you have no future? You can change that.
Latest on YouTube
➤ By What Authority Do You Do These Things? —(YouTube) Slides with voice for the lesson about Jesus driving the merchants out of the temple. The temple leaders questioned his authority. We look at their impudence, hypocrisy and dishonesty, and observe how Jesus answered.
➤ Seven Utterances on the Cross —(YouTube) Slides with voice for the lesson about the words Jesus spoke while he was suffering on the cross.
Acts Facts eBooks in PDF
All lessons in the series "Acts Facts" have now been collected into four ebooks in pdf as follows...
➤ Crossword 18 —A 31-word puzzle. The puzzle includes this clue: “System of faith, good deeds, and worship (James 1:27).”
New Bible Quizzes - on Galatians
➤ Quiz Quiz following a lesson on Sin and Prayer —25 non-trivial questions with answers.
➤ Quiz Quiz on Galatians 1 and 2 —30 non-trivial questions with answers.
➤ Quiz Quiz on Galatians 3 and 4 —30 non-trivial questions with answers.
➤ Quiz Quiz on Galatians 5 and 6 —30 non-trivial questions with answers.
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.
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 Water —A neat list of interesting Bible verses about Water. The list is subdivided into topics.
➤ 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 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”.
The main part of our 2018 upgrade is complete. God willing, we will now work for the rest of the year on the following...
- More links at the end of lessons, pointing to similar or related lessons. This will assist users to navigate in their topics of interest.
- Making existing slide shows into video files and migrating them to YouTube simplybible channel.
- More quiz pages. Many visitors seem to like them.
- Collecting some lessons into eBooks in pdf.
- Continuing to improve SiFi our robot clerk.