Author: Ron Graham

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Notes on Breaking BreadThe 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 SalvationThere 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 SavedOnce 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 ScriptureThe 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 BehaviourMost 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.


RegenerationRegeneration 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.


I Am Who I AmIn 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.


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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


Was Paul Crucified for You?(YouTube) About Paul’ reaction when he heard that the Christians in Corinth were no longer united in Christ. They had split into factions supposedly following rival apostles as equals of Jesus. Paul says, “Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul?” (1Corinthians 1:13). Lesson Page


Feed My Sheep(YouTube) About Peter’s love for Jesus, and the service that Peter would do for Jesus because of that love. First, we listen in while Jesus and Peter talk to each other (John 21:15-17). Then we consider Peter’s love for Jesus, the hurt that Peter felt, and the task Jesus gave him: 'Feed my sheep.' Lesson Page


What Is Your Life?(YouTube) About how people generally are unrealistic about life. The nature of life on this earth is fairly evident, yet people live life as though it were far different to the reality. James asks, “What is your life?” (James 4:14). Lesson Page


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...


☺ (1) All Places in Acts (pdf)

—You can download/save a pdf document with all the lessons about places in Acts, complete with maps. The size of this file is 8.6 megabytes. Tap the title on the button to get that document.


☺ (2) Acts 1:1 to 9:31 (pdf)

—You can download/save a pdf document with all the verse by verse lessons in Part One, from chapter 1 through chapter 9. The size of this file is 9.2 megabytes. Tap the title on the button to get that document.


☺ (3) Acts 10:1 to 16:15 (pdf)

—You can download/save a pdf document with all the verse by verse lessons in Part Two, from Acts 10 to the first half of chapter 16. The size of this file is 7.6 megabytes. Tap the title on the button to get that document.


☺ (4) Acts 16:16 to 28:31 (pdf)

—You can download/save a pdf document with all the verse by verse lessons in Part Three, from chapter 16 verse 16 to the end of Acts. The size of this file is 8.8 megabytes. Tap the title on the button to get that document.


Latest Crossword


Crossword 18A 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 Prayer25 non-trivial questions with answers.


Quiz Quiz on Galatians 1 and 230 non-trivial questions with answers.


Quiz Quiz on Galatians 3 and 430 non-trivial questions with answers.


Quiz Quiz on Galatians 5 and 630 non-trivial questions with answers.

Bible Tracts - A pdf Library


Bible Tract ArchiveAdded 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 BehaviourMost 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.


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 RebukeOccasionally 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 FearIn 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 IndividualAs 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 Facts About CreationA 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 WaterA neat list of interesting Bible verses about Water. The list is subdivided into topics.


Bible Verses About LifeA 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.

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”.

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”.

Upgrade 2018

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.

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