Category: Book Bible Studies

Romans 15 – 16

Romans 15 We are instructed to help those younger or weaker in the faith to learn and grow in godliness, and we are not to cause them to stumble over non-biblical personal preferences, cultural or racial issues   We are not to just do everything that we want, but we are to be considerate of the sensitivities […]

Romans 13 – 14

Romans 13 Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: The highest power being God himself; therefore always put God first and obey others only as their teachings, laws, rulings and commands do not conflict with God’s Word. 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth […]

Romans 11 – 12

Romans 11 God has not permanently cast away physical Israel but he has set physical Israel aside until another time, when he will call all physical Israel into a New Covenant spiritual Israel (Jer 31:31).  So far only a few have been called out of physical Israel and only a few have been called from the […]

Romans 9 – 10

Romans 9 Paul addresses apparent rivalries between the racial Jews and Gentiles; teaching them that it is only those who are faithfully obedient to the whole Word of God who are spiritual Jews and the children of Abraham indeed.  Therefore all who are faithfully believing and obedient to the Word of God are the true spiritual […]

Romans 7 – 8

Romans 7 Many have falsely try to use Romans 7 to justify sin. In Romans 7 Paul explains to the Jews in Rome the weakness of the Mosaic Covenant and why a New Covenant and the Holy Spirit is needed to please God.   Romans 8 then explains how we can overcome all sin by Jesus Christ […]

Romans 5 – 6

Romans 5 It is understood that every baby falls a few times in learning to walk, but when we fall spiritually, do we repent and get up to go forward like a child or do we justify our sins and continue in them, like a child who falls and refuses to get back up?  It […]

Romans 3 – 4

Romans 3 Faith and Works, and the Calling of the Gentiles explained  Romans 3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. This means that the Law, Prophets and Writings were given to Israel, and after […]

Romans 1 – 2

The theme of the Book of Romans is “Unity With God”  In Rome there were many nations, cultures, traditions and philosophies; from Gentiles to Jews; from vegetarians to teetotalers. Paul’s concern was to prevent divisions based on these superficial differences. His message was that; all that really mattered was living by every Word of God. The […]

John 20-21

John 20 Jesus had died about 3 pm on Wednesday and was placed in the tomb shortly afterwards. It would have been necessary to place him in the tomb by about 5 pm or so, so that they could return home and wash for the annual Holy Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which […]

John 19

John 19 Pilate gave in to the mob after declaring Jesus innocent and then illegally scourged Christ and sent him to be crucified. John 19:1   Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. 19:2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple […]

John 18

John 18 Jesus ending his prayer and after singing Psalms 115-118 (Mark 14:26) they left the banquet room and went out to a garden with his disciples.  John 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and […]

John 17

John 17 The Prayer of Christ Many read right over this at Passover not even realizing the distinction between Christ’s words directed to the disciples and his prayer to God the Father. Christ prays that God’s called out may “Know” Him and God the Father and be spiritually ONE in FULL UNITY with them. John […]

John 16

John 16 John 16:1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. We should also be warned of the price to be paid for internalizing God the Father and Jesus Christ, so that we will not become discouraged and offended when the time comes to pay that price. This should […]

John 15

John 15 The Vine and Branches This is a powerful; explanation of the meaning of the command to cut branches and bring them into the temple at the Feast of Tabernacles.  Bringing in the branches with great rejoicing represents bringing in of the harvest of humanity into the Family of God.  See our “Branches and Booths” […]

John 14

John 14 John 14:1   Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, […]

John 13

John 13 These are the words of Christ which we read at the Passover service each year. They are full of meaning and should be carefully studied and considered; not just read over and set aside for another year without any real understanding of what is being said. As we prepare for this Passover, let […]

John 12

John 12 John 12 provides some immediate background to the final Passover of Christ in the flesh. This anointing took place six days before Passover, and since Passover was on a Wednesday we can count back six days, Tuesday, Monday, Sunday, Saturday and Friday ending on Thursday.  This dinner at which the woman anointed the […]

John 11

John 11 John 11:1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 11:2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 11:3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is […]

John 10

John 10 Jesus Christ is the DOOR between the flock and God the Father; the ultimate Good Shepherd. Those called out who faithfully follow the Father are his sheep. The key to the kingdom of heaven given to Peter and the disciples is the Gospel of the DOOR [Christ]! The gospel of warning, repentance, the […]

John 9

John 9 The blind are healed so that Christ might be made known by his works, and as an allegory that Christ heals spiritual blindness. John 9:1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. This man was born blind to show forth the glory of God through his […]

John 8

John 8 John 8 to 11 covers the six month period between the last Feast of Tabernacles and the last Passover of Christ. John 8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives [for the night]. 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and […]

John 7

John 7 John is not writing a detailed history and is mainly focusing on the teachings of Christ.  In John 6, Christ expounded on the symbols of Passover presenting himself as the Bread of Life eternal for all who faithfully follow him; in John 7, Jesus expounds on the Feast of Tabernacles, showing that Tabernacles […]