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Short Topical Studies and Commentaries on the Bible

Introduction A short introduction to Bible study.
Overview An overview of the Bible including a short description of each book.
Research How to use the godsview.net search function to research a Bible topic.
Five things God wants everybody to know To those who already know, congratulations!

The Stream of Life There is a reality which transcends life on this Earth.
Authority of the Bible The Bible is the Word of God, therefore authoritative and reliable.
Are God and science compatible? Science is to be commended for learning so much about our world.
Various concepts of God Many views of God do not match the Bible.
Attributes of God What is God like?
Jesus Christ; preincarnate God the Son before he visited Earth as Son of God.
Jesus Christ; his birth and youth Jesus was a normal human youngster with a normal childhood.
Jesus Christ; Messiah Highlights of Messiah's activity on earth.
Jesus Christ; His teaching Jesus made an astounding statement to his disciples.
Jesus Christ; His teaching, continued Jesus taught on many subjects
Jesus Christ; His sacrifice Jesus is the true high priest, foreshadowed by the Old Testament Levitical laws.
The Holy Spirit The Bible describes the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
Israel: Past, Present and Future Many nations are calling for Israel's destruction. Does the Bible address this situation?
Jewish Feasts A summary of the seven feasts initially ordained by God.
Death Death as described in the Bible.
Satan The life story of Satan.
Herod A list of Herods in the Bible.
Your Relationship With God I am a pretty good person. What makes you think I need to be saved?

Bible Illustrations

John 1:1-13 Jesus is introduced as the LOGOS.
John 1:14-18 The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
John 1:19-34 John the Baptist testifies of Jesus.
John 1:35-51 We have found him.... Come and see.
John 2:1-11 The marriage at Cana.
John 2:12-25 Jesus cleanses the temple and predicts his resurrection.
John 3:1-17 Jesus tells Nicodemus, "Ye must be born again."
John 3:18-36 He that believeth on him is not condemned.
John 4:1-15 Jesus announces living water to the woman at the well.
John 4:16-42 The woman at the well invites her community to, "Come, See...".
John 4:43-54 Jesus heals the nobleman's son.
John 5:1-18 Jesus, on the Sabbath, heals the man at the pool of Bethesda.
John 5:19-29 Jesus explains the relationship between the Son and the Father.
John 5:30-47 The long-awaited Messiah is about to be overlooked.
John 6:1-14 Jesus feeds the multitude.
John 6:15-29 Because he fed them, the multitude wanted to make Jesus king.
John 6:26-38 I am the bread of life.
John 6:38-59 Spiritual application of the bread of life sermon.
John 6:60-71 Many refuse to believe and cease following Jesus.
John 7:1-13 The Jewish leadership in Jerusalem wish they could kill Jesus.
John 7:14-32 Jesus explains why he healed a man on the Sabbath.
John 7:33-53 The Pharisees and scribes show contempt for any who admire Jesus.
John 8:1-11 The woman taken in adultry.
John 8:12-30 I am the light of the world.
John 8:31-36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
John 8:37-59 Jesus debate with the Pharisees regarding Abraham.
John 9:1-41 Jesus heals the man born blind.
John 10:1-21 I am the good shepherd.
John 10:22-42 I and my Father are one.
John 11:1-27 I am the resurrection and the life.
John 11:28-57 The resurrection of Lazarus.
John 12:1-19 Mary annoints Jesus.
John 12:20-30 The Father speaks to Jesus from Heaven.
John 12:31-34 Now is the judgement of this world.
John 12:35-50 Although many chief rulers believed, they did not confess Jesus.
John 13:1-17 Jesus washes the disciples feet.
John 13:18-38 Judas leaves the supper to meet the chief priests.
John 14:1-10 Let not your hearts be troubled.
John 14:11-31 Jesus continues to prepare and strengthen his disciples.
John 15:1-14 I am the vine, ye are the branches.
John 15:15-27 Love one another. Ye also shall bear witness [of me.]
John 16:1-13 Jesus begins to explain the work of the Holy Spirit.
John 16:12-33 Be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.
John 17:1-11 Jesus high priestly prayer.
John 17:11-26 Jesus high priestly prayer continued.
John 18:1-14 Jesus is betrayed and arrested in Gethsemane.
John 18:15-40 The trial begins. First before the high priest, then before Pilate.
John 19:1-42 Jesus is crucified.
John 20:1-18 After his resurrection Christ appears first to Mary Magdalene.
John 20:19-31 Christ provides to Thomas what he thinks he requires to believe.
John 21:1-25 A net full of fishes illustrates the future responsibilities of the Apostles.
Acts 1:1-11 Introduction to the Acts of the Apostles.
Acts 1:12-26 Matthias chosen to be Judas' replacement.
Acts 2:1-21 The promised comforter, The Holy Spirit, arrives at Pentecost..
Acts 2:22-47 Peter's first sermon.
Acts 3:1-26 Peter heals the lame man at the temple.
Acts 4:1-12 Peter preaches Jesus Christ to the Sanhedrin.
Acts 4:13-31 Peter rejects the command to stop preaching about Jesus Christ.
Acts 4:32-5:11 Ananias and Sapphira lie to God.
Acts 5:12-16 Miraculous Healing.
Acts 5:17-42 Empty prison cells..
Acts 6:1-15 Stephen begins to serve and witness.
Acts 7:1-60 Stephen becomes the first Christian martyr.
Acts 8:1-25 The Church begins to expand geographically.
Acts 8:26-40 Philip leads the Ethiopian to Christ.
Acts 9:1-22 Saul meets Jesus and is converted.
Acts 9:23-43 Saul begins teaching that Jesus is the Christ.
Acts 10:1-48 The Gospel is made available to the Gentiles.
Acts 11:1-30 The Gospel radiates further from Jerusalem.
Acts 12:1-25 Peter is escorted out of prison by the angel of the Lord.
Map of Paul's First Missionary Journey Thanks to Craig Koester of Lutheran Seminary.
Acts 13:1-12 Paul's first missionary journey begins by sailing to Cyprus.
Acts 13:13-41 Paul's sermon to the Jews at Antioch of Pisidia.
Philippians 1:1-10 Paul expresses his affection for the Philippian Christians.
Philippians 1:11-30 "For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
Philippians 2:1-11 The humility and exaltation of Jesus.
Philippians 2:12-24 Living in a crooked and perverse world.
Philippians 3:1-9 Reality check! What has true value?
Philippians 3:10-21 Paul anticipates his resurrection.
Philippians 4:1-9 Think on these things.
Philippians 4:10-23 Paul thanks the Philippians for their generosity.
1 Peter 1:1-25 Certainty amid persecution.
1 Peter 2:1-10 Christ; Stumbling block or stepping stone?
1 Peter 2:11-25 Most difficult word in all the world, "SUBMIT"
1 Peter 3:1-7 The happy husband and wife.
1 Peter 3:8-22 Unity is necessary in the home and in the church.
1 Peter 4:1-6 Every person shall be judged according to his works.
1 Peter 4:7-19 The fiery trials which lie ahead.
1 Peter 5:1-14 Instructions for the shepherds of God's flock.
1 Timothy 1:1-10 Paul greets Timothy.
1 Timothy 1:11-20 Christ came into the world to save sinners.
1 Timothy 2:1-8 Pray for those in authority.
1 Timothy 2:9-15 Christian women.
1 Timothy 3:1-7 Qualifications of bishops.
1 Timothy 3:8-16 Qualifications of deacons.
1 Timothy 4:1-8 Warning of future apostacy.
1 Timothy 4:9-16 Behavior of a young minister.
1 Timothy 5:1-16 Care of widows.
1 Timothy 5:17-25 Care of elders (Pastors).
1 Timothy 6:1-10 Pitfalls of the love of riches.
1 Timothy 6:11-21 Christian behavior.

Topical studies by Rev. Richard Denig, contributing editor and brother of Robert Denig.
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