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➤When Are Sins Washed Away? —This lesson faces the question, When are sins washed away? In the process of conversion, at what point is one forgiven? We consider what Ananias said in Acts 22:16.
➤ God’s Covenant with Adam —Did God make a covenant with Adam? If so, did this covenant include both Adam and Eve and their descendants? Did the covenant exist before and after the fall? What was the nature of this “Adamic” covenant?
➤ Is Belief in a Flat Earth Biblical? —Some atheists say the Bible is a "flat earth book". They say this to discredit the Bible. But many professing Christians are also insisting that the Bible teaches a "flat earth cosmology". They say this to discredit modern science! The result is an undermining of people's assurance that the Bible is God’s word.
➤ Seven More Attitudes in Prayer —A further seven right attitudes of mind that make our prayers effective.
➤ Notes on Breaking Bread —The New Testament uses the term “breaking bread” for the Lord’s Supper. It also uses the same term for a common meal. The term "to break bread" can have two different meanings. Scripture . makes a clear distinction between the two as separate activities.
➤ Who Wrote the Bible and Why? —This lesson is about the authorship, inspiration, and purpose of the Bible. Many human writers penned the collection of literature known as the Bible. However the LORD God is its real author, revealing his plan of salvation through Jesus Christ.
➤ Where Was God at Creation? —When God created the heavens and the earth, and everything in them, where was he? Was he in Heaven outside the Creation? Was he on earth within the Creation? Or is the answer both of those? To answer that question, we need to think about three attributes of God. He is everywhere; he is almighty; he knows everything.
➤ Why Did Adam and Eve Disobey God? —When we consider the sin committed by the first two humans, we are bound to ask, “Why did Adam and Eve disobey God? Why did they eat the fruit God had forbidden?” The answer is a combination of three things: decision, deceit, and desire.
➤ Why Did God Make Humans? —People look at the world and ask, “Why did God make humans?” They also look at themselves and ask, “Why did God make me?” These are deep and important questions about the creation of mankind. The Bible answers them for us. We are here on earth to be his children, to seek and worship him, and to be a source of his joy.
➤ Prayer and Salvation —There are things we must do to be saved. We ought to do those things prayerfully. We ought to come to Christ obeying, but also come to Christ praying. Prayer is essential in the over‑all process of conversion to Christ.
➤ Prayer and Staying Saved —Once saved, there are things we must do to stay saved. We ought to do those things prayerfully. We ought to continue obeying, but also continue praying. Prayer is essential in our way of life after conversion to Christ.
➤ The Importance of Scripture —The Bible is important. It matters that we believe it. This lesson will show three reasons why the scripitures are so basic to the Christian's faith. The Bible is the throbbing heart of our faith. Tear out that heart, and our belief system is dead.
➤ The Disciple’s Behaviour —Most people would agree that a Christian’s behaviour or conduct is important. So in this lesson, we partly analyse the conduct of Christ’s disciples. Their behaviour is important because people observe it —and judge Christ accordingly. Our behaviour should be a living example, the message of Christ on exhibit.
➤ 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.
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➤ Jesus in His Youth —(You Tube) This lesson looks back some 2000 years, to the days when Jesus was in his youth. What do we find Jesus doing, which we could imitate in our lives? He was certainly not just killing time. The Bible says that Jesus was increasing in wisdom, stature, and favour (Luke 2:52). Why not be like him in this 21st century? Lesson Page
➤ Lord, To Whom Shall We Go? —(You Tube) About Peter’s question when Jesus asked his disciples whether they would leave him. Peter answered, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life!' However, one of the twelve, Judas Iscariot, did go to someone else. Lesson Page
➤ Bible Reading Acts Chapter 2 —(YouTube) Watch and listen while Acts Chapter Two is read to you. It's about the day of Pentecost, the miracle of many languages, Peter's powerful sermon, and Christ's first congregation. Bible Page
➤ Crossword 18 —A 31-word puzzle. The puzzle includes this clue: “System of faith, good deeds, and worship (James 1:27).”
New Bible Quizzes
➤ 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 Facts About Creation —A Bible List of facts about Creation as revealed in the Scriptures. Just a neat simple list for reference. Includes the days of Creation.
➤ 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.
New Bible Readings
➤ Galatians 4. Every Christian, regardless of gender, is 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”.