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Series 3 - The Great Teachings of the Bible and What They Mean for You

These lessons will deal with a variety of vital truths God has revealed in the Bible to benefit you. Understanding prophecy, the Ten Commandments, the benefits of having God's Spirit, the tools for spiritual growth, the spiritual armor of God and other fundamental teachings of the Bible will be covered.

Armor of God Series

Lesson 1: Taking Up the Whole Armor of God
Paul tells us to take up the whole armor of God. But what is this armor, and how do we put it on? Is it still relevant for Christians today?

Lesson 2: The Belt of Truth
The first piece of armor Paul mentions in Ephesians 6:14 is "the belt of truth" (New International Version). What purpose did the belt serve for a Roman soldier? What purpose does the belt of truth serve for us?

Lesson 3: The Breastplate of Righteousness
The second piece of armor Paul mentions in Ephesians 6:14 is "the breastplate of righteousness." Why is the breastplate important—for both ancient soldiers and us?

Lesson 4: The Shoes of the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace
The third piece of armor Paul mentions in Ephesians 6 is the shoes of "the preparation of the gospel of peace." What purpose did shoes serve for a Roman soldier? What purpose do these spiritual shoes serve for us?

Lesson 5: The Shield of Faith
The fourth piece of armor Paul mentions in Ephesians 6 is "the shield of faith." How did Roman soldiers use their shields? What purpose does a spiritual shield serve for us?

Lesson 6: Helmet of Salvation
In Ephesians 6, Paul talks about the "helmet of salvation" as part of the armor of God. What exactly does the Bible mean by salvation, and why is it portrayed as a helmet?

Lesson 7: The Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God
The sixth piece of armor Paul mentions in Ephesians 6 is "the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." How does a Roman soldier's sword help us understand how to use the Bible to win our spiritual battles?

Lesson 8: The Power of Prayer and Supplication in the Spirit
Prayer is an important part of our day-to-day lives. But how often do we think of it in association with the armor of God? Turns out, it's one of the most vital parts!

Lesson 9: The Cloak of Zeal
Another piece of armor, not described by Paul but mentioned in Isaiah, is the cloak of zeal. While not listed with the rest of the armor of God, this cloak factors heavily in the lives of Christians everywhere.


Bible Prophecy and You Series

Lesson 1: Are We Living in the "Time of the End"?
What is meant by the biblical "time of the end"? How should we plan and prepare? What kind of hope is God offering us?

Lesson 2: The Deluge of False Predictions—How to Separate Truth From Counterfeits
There is a real Satan the devil who is determined to keep people from understanding God's truth about the future. His main method is to produce a mind-boggling smoke screen of false teachings and predictions—in hopes that people will never find the truth in all the Babylon of confusion.

Lesson 3: The Valuable Benefits and Purposes of Bible Prophecy!
Why is Bible prophecy important? Why did God reveal so much about the future through His prophets? What are God's reasons for wanting us to understand the prophecies?

Lesson 4: How You Can Correctly Understand God's Prophecies and Promises!
God created us with a desire to look ahead and to wonder about our future. So it's exciting to study and learn Bible prophecy! We will recommend many valuable resources to guide you to a good understanding. This lesson will be a good start.

Lesson 5: How Some Amazing Examples of Prophecies Already Fulfilled!
All fulfilled prophecies are amazing. Only God can truly predict the future because only He has the power to make His predictions come to pass (Isaiah 46:9-11).

Lesson 6: Christ's First Coming—Prophesied in Detail
When Jesus Christ fulfilled all the Bible prophecies regarding His life, death and resurrection, that proved absolutely that He was the promised Messiah, Son of God and "Savior of the world" (1 John 4:14).

Lesson 7: Jesus Christ—The Greatest Prophet
A great many of Jesus' teachings were prophetic! And His startling prophecies clarify many other Bible prophecies, especially those of the end time.

Lesson 8: Christ's Promised Second Coming—Climactic Solution to Mankind's Problems!
No other study is as exciting as the subject of the return of Christ! The truth of all that will happen at that time is more spectacular than any fictional tale.

Lesson 9: Where Are the United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy?
The answer to this question is a major key to understanding Bible prophecies. It enables us to understand how many prophecies have already been fulfilled perfectly, and enables us to understand what to expect in the end time.

Lesson 10: Focus on the Middle East
Biblical history, current world news and end-time prophecy are largely focused on the Middle East. The conflicts and potential conflicts there strongly affect the rest of the world and will do so increasingly. It's critically important that we understand the Middle East from a biblical perspective.

Lesson 11: The Great Tribulation
What is the Great Tribulation? What nations and people are prophesied to suffer through that time? What is God's purpose for it? We shall see this and much more!

Lesson 12: The Beast, the False Prophet and the Antichrist
What or who is the end-time Beast? What or who is the Antichrist? What will the international geopolitics be like in the end time? With this lesson, we'll get an overview of these issues.

Lesson 13: Armageddon and the Day of the Lord
The Bible has many prophecies of the end time. Right now, it may seem that their fulfillments are proceeding at a slow pace, but the time will come when they will be happening in rapid-fire succession!

Lesson 14: The Millennium and Peace on Earth!
The Bible is full of promises that someday there will be peace on earth. And it is full of specific prophecies about the healthy and happy state of the world during the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ!

Lesson 15: The Second Resurrection: Humanity's Opportunity for Salvation!
Everyone who has ever lived since the creation of Adam and Eve will eventually understand the Bible and have the opportunity to repent, change and accept God's gift of eternal life! It's exciting to learn God's awesome plan of salvation for all humanity.

Lesson 16: A Glimpse Into Your Eternal Future
What will take place after the Great White Throne Judgment? As Peter said, we "look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells" (2 Peter 3:13). What will they be like? The Bible does indeed give us glimpses into our glorious eternal future!


Exploring the Bible

Lesson 1: The Law and You (the Torah or Pentateuch)
The first five books of the Bible set the foundation for everything that comes after them. What background information will help you better understand these ancient books and see how to apply them in today’s world?

Lesson 2: The Former Prophets
The six books called the Former Prophets tell part of the history of God's chosen people, the 12 tribes of Israel. These stories are written for our benefit—including examples of what we should and shouldn't do.

Lesson 3: The Major Prophets and You
God called Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel to record His words—His plans, promises and warnings for people then and now. What is the message of these Major Prophets for us today?

Lesson 4: The Minor Prophets and You
The books written by the 12 Minor Prophets may have been shorter, but their messages had a major impact on the New Testament. Many of their prophecies are dual, with an initial fulfillment as well as an end-time fulfillment. What do the Minor Prophets mean for you today?

Lesson 5: The Writings and You
Understanding a little of the background and the types of writing included in the 13 books of the Writings section of the Old Testament can help us appreciate their messages and apply their meanings in our lives.

Lesson 6: The Gospels and You
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote the story of Jesus Christ's life and teachings from different perspectives, giving us a fuller view of our Savior. This lesson can only scratch the surface of what we can learn and apply from the four Gospels.

Lesson 7: The Book of Acts and You
The beloved physician Luke followed up his Gospel with an account of the exciting history of the early New Testament Church. The book of Acts demonstrates Jesus Christ's promise and His commission to the Church being fulfilled. What can we learn and apply from the book of Acts today?

Lesson 8: The Epistles of Paul and You
The apostle Paul energetically preached the gospel throughout the Roman world, establishing congregations and following up with letters to instruct, correct and encourage the ministers and members he served. How should we apply the messages of his epistles in our lives today?

Lesson 9: The General Epistles and You
The letters written by James, Peter, John and Jude have helped inspire, encourage and motivate Christians for centuries. What lessons can we learn and how can we apply them in today's world?

Lesson 10: The Book of Revelation and You
The book of Revelation provides a powerful ending for the Bible. In the end, God and His people win, and evil will be forever defeated. What should we look for, and how should we live between now and then?


Getting to Really Know God...

Lesson 1: How Does God Identify Himself in the Bible?
This lesson focuses on key scriptures in the Bible where God reveals highly significant things about His nature and actions.

Lesson 2: The God Revealed in the Old Testament Was the One Who Became Jesus Christ!
This lesson focuses on key scriptures in the Bible where God reveals highly significant things about His nature and actions.

Lesson 3: Understanding Genesis 1 and 2 and God's Work of Creation
What does the Bible reveal about how, when and why God created the universe?

Lesson 4: Crucial Lessons From Knowing God Is Our Creator
What insights can those who believe God is our Creator learn from His incredible creation?

Lesson 5: The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ
To be a true disciple of Christ means not only to be an admirer and follower, but also to obey and imitate Him. May this lesson help you toward that goal.

Lesson 6: How to Build a Close Relationship With God
Although God is invisible to us mortals, He can become the most reliable, trusted and loving reality in your life!


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