Table of Contents: Troublesome Topics

Let’s take an honest look at some difficult and challenging topics found in the Bible. (Unless otherwise indicated, any verse of Scripture quoted on this site is my own translation or paraphrase.)

Topics

Why is that in the Law?

Topics

Why Did God Give the Law?

Lessons
  1. Why Did God Give the Law?
  2. The Law Teaches Three Key Principles

Unclean Things

Lessons
  1. The Jewish Understanding of How the Universe Functions
  2. The Two Key Uses of "Unclean"
  3. Be Vigilant of Those Things That Need to Be Isolated
  4. Do Not Mix Things That Are Different
  5. Why Were Semen and Blood Unclean?
  6. God Alone Determines What Is Normal for His Kingdom
  7. Violence Is Not Normal in God's Realm
  8. Death is Abnormal
  9. Did Unclean Mean Sinful?
  10. Tear Down that Moldy House
  11. The Treatment of Lepers Part One
  12. The Treatment of Lepers Part two

Restricted Foods

Lessons
  1. The Food Laws Taught Three Major Truths
  2. Dietary Restrictions Were Not about Health Issues
  3. The Food Laws Taught Holiness
  4. The Food Laws Taught Them That They Were God's Instruments
  5. The Food Laws Taught What Is Normal in God's Kingdom
  6. General Lessons from the Categorizing of Animals by Realm
  7. Lessons from Split Hooves and Chewing the Cud
  8. Why Were the Animals that Move along the Ground Highlighted?
  9. Lessons from the Insects that Fly and Jump
  10. Are Animals with Scales Good or Bad?
  11. Lessons from the Fins and Scales of Fish
  12. Conclusion and Application from the Food Laws

Sexual Sins

Lessons
  1. What Made Sexual Sins Wrong?
  2. Why Did Some Sexual Acts Receive the Death Penalty?
  3. Why Was the Death Penalty for Sexual Acts Inconsistent? Part 1
  4. Why Was the Death Penalty for Sexual Acts Inconsistent? Part 2
  5. Was God Harder on Some Sexual Deviations than Others?
  6. Crossdressing Is Deception
  7. Why Did God Allow Polygamy?
  8. What Was up with Marrying a Captive Woman?
  9. Old Testament Motivation to Abstain from Sexual Misconduct

Murder, War, Slavery, and a Rebellious Son

Lessons
  1. Murder by an Unknown Perpetrator
  2. Why So Much War?
  3. Why Did God Allow Slavery?
  4. Stone My Own Son? Are You Kidding Me?

Some Sacrifices Seem Strange

Lessons
  1. Why So Much Blood?
  2. Why Did God Hold Them Guilty for Unintentional Sins?
  3. That "Sweet Smelling Aroma" Does Not Seem Sweet to Us
  4. The Sin Offering Was Not What I Expected
  5. The Guilt offering Was Not What I Expected
  6. General information about the Burnt Offering
  7. Something Strange about the Burnt Offering
  8. Wait! So Which Sacrifice Was for Deliberate Sins?

Use of Time and Material Possessions

Lessons
  1. Tithing Taught Faith and Trust
  2. The Firstfruits Taught Faith and Trust
  3. A Weekly Sabbath Day Taught Faith and Trust
  4. What did the Sabbath Year teach?
  5. The Year of Jubilee Taught Faith and Trust

Treatment of People, Animals, and Things

Lessons
  1. Respect Goats and Birds
  2. The Year of Jubilee Taught Respect and Priorities
  3. Doesn't the Law Value Men More than Women?
  4. Baby Girls Were Just as Valuable as Baby Boys!
  5. "Don't Marry Foreigners" Sounds Racist
  6. Tattoos

Solomon and His Writings

Lessons
  1. Solomon's Many Wives
  2. He Grazes among the Lilies
  3. Be Like a Gazelle
  4. Your Eyes Are Doves
  5. Your Hair Is Like a Flock of Goats
  6. The Curves of Your Thighs Are Like Jewels
  7. With Delight I Sit in His Shade - Song of Solomon ch 2 vs 3
  8. A Good Household Manager Proverbs 31
  9. Why Is Ecclesiastes So Dark?
  10. Why Did Solomon Turn from God to Idols?
  11. Did Solomon Repent?

Why did Jesus Say That?

Lessons
  1. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit Explained
  2. What Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit Looks Like
  3. Luke's Supporting Passage about Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit
  4. 1 John 5 and the Sin That Leads to Death
  5. Jesus said "My Flesh is True Food"
  6. What Is Meant Here by "This Generation"?

Topics

The Former Covenant (full series)

Topics

God's Covenant in Times of Adam and Noah (full series)

Lessons
  1. If Biblical Truth Were a House
  2. Why Study the Covenants?
  3. What is a Covenant?
  4. The Curse
  5. The Biblical View of Death
  6. Were They Eating from the Tree that sustains Life?
  7. What Is Meant by "Knowing Good and Evil"?
  8. A Quote from Calvin Miller regarding Self-denial
  9. Why Did They Try to Cover Up?
  10. Other Consequences of the Fall
  11. God's Remedy
  12. Why Is it Important to Understand the Three Types of Covenants?
  13. A Covenant Before the Flood?
  14. God's Covenant with Noah

God's Covenant in the Time of Abram (full series)

Lessons
  1. God Cut a Covenant with Abram
  2. "I Will Be Your God and You Will Be My People"
  3. Was God's Covenant with Abram Conditional, Unconditional, or Neither?
  4. Why Circumcision?
  5. God Gave Abram a New Name
  6. Additions to the Original Covenant
  7. It's Not about Blood Lines

The Law (full series)

Topics

Introductory Matters about the Law (full series)

Lessons
  1. God Chose a People for Himself
  2. God Led Them Through Suffering and Death
  3. God Made Them a Generous Offer
  4. God Changed Their Calendar
  5. Why Did God Give the Law?
  6. What Does it Mean to "Fear the Lord"?
  7. The Law Teaches Three Key Principles

The Covenant Formula (full series)

Lessons
  1. The Law Fits the Pattern of Suzerain Vassal Covenants
  2. An Example of the Components of Suzerain Vassal Covenants
  3. The Ten Words Were the Summary of the Covenant
  4. The Tablets of Stone Demonstrated Closeness
  5. God's Introduction to His Covenant
  6. The Conditions of God's Covenant with Israel
  7. The Blessings and Curses of the Former Covenant
  8. Our Use of the Word "Promise"
  9. Our Use of the Term "Blessing"
  10. Signs of the Former Covenant
  11. Witnesses of the Former Covenant
  12. More Witnesses of the Former Covenant

God's Law Taught Faith (full series)

Lessons
  1. How Should I Approach God?
  2. Tithing Taught Faith and Trust
  3. The Feasts Taught Gratitude
  4. The Firstfruits Taught Faith and Trust
  5. A Weekly Sabbath Day Taught Faith and Trust
  6. What did the Sabbath Year teach?
  7. The Year of Jubilee Taught Faith and Trust

God's Law Taught Holiness (full series)

Topics

Clean and Unclean (full series)

Lessons
  1. The Jewish Understanding of How the Universe Functions
  2. The Two Key Uses of "Unclean"
  3. Be Vigilant of Those Things That Need to Be Isolated
  4. Do Not Mix Things That Are Different
  5. Why Were Semen and Blood Unclean?
  6. God Alone Determines What Is Normal for His Kingdom
  7. Violence Is Not Normal in God's Realm
  8. Death is Abnormal
  9. Did Unclean Mean Sinful?
  10. Tear Down that Moldy House
  11. The Treatment of Lepers Part One
  12. The Treatment of Lepers Part two
  13. "Leprosy" in a Garment

Food laws (full series)

Lessons
  1. The Food Laws Taught Three Major Truths
  2. Dietary Restrictions Were Not about Health Issues
  3. The Food Laws Taught Holiness
  4. The Food Laws Taught Them That They Were God's Instruments
  5. The Food Laws Taught What Is Normal in God's Kingdom
  6. General Lessons from the Categorizing of Animals by Realm
  7. Lessons from Split Hooves and Chewing the Cud
  8. Why Were the Animals that Move along the Ground Highlighted?
  9. Lessons from the Insects that Fly and Jump
  10. Are Animals with Scales Good or Bad?
  11. Lessons from the Fins and Scales of Fish
  12. Conclusion and Application from the Food Laws

Sexuality (full series)

Lessons
  1. What Made Sexual Sins Wrong?
  2. Why Did Some Sexual Acts Receive the Death Penalty?
  3. Was God Harder on Some Sexual Deviations than Others?
  4. Why Was the Death Penalty for Sexual Acts Inconsistent? Part 1
  5. Why Was the Death Penalty for Sexual Acts Inconsistent? Part 2
  6. Why Did God Allow Polygamy?
  7. What Was up with Marrying a Captive Woman?
  8. Crossdressing Is Deception
  9. Old Testament Motivation to Abstain from Sexual Misconduct

General topics about Holiness (full series)

Lessons
  1. Why So Much War?
  2. Why Did God Allow Slavery?
  3. "Don't Marry Foreigners" Sounds Racist
  4. Murder by an Unknown Perpetrator
  5. Stone My Own Son? Are You Kidding Me?
  6. Tattoos

The Tabernacle and Sacrifices (full series)

Lessons
  1. Lessons from the Tabernacle Part 1
  2. Lessons from the Tabernacle Part 2
  3. A sacrifice Must Cost You Something
  4. The Sacrificial System Taught Holiness and Gratitude
  5. Why So Much Blood?
  6. How Do We Know What the Sacrifices Were For?
  7. That "Sweet Smelling Aroma" Does Not Seem Sweet to Us
  8. The Purpose of the Grain Offering
  9. The Peace/Fellowship Offering
  10. The Sin Offering Was Not What I Expected
  11. Why Did God Hold Them Guilty for Unintentional Sins?
  12. The Guilt offering Was Not What I Expected
  13. General information about the Burnt Offering
  14. Where Could the Burnt Offering Be Offered?
  15. Something Strange about the Burnt Offering
  16. Wait! So Which Sacrifice Was for Deliberate Sins?
  17. Examples of Atonement Without Blood Sacrifices
  18. Life Lessons from the Burnt Offering
  19. The Ashes of a Red Heifer
  20. Life Lessons from Other Sacrifices
  21. Bacon, Forgiveness and Atonement

God's Law Taught Compassion (full series)

Lessons
  1. GOD CHOOSES MERCY OVER JUDGEMENT
  2. Love Your Neighbor
  3. Don't Touch Blood!
  4. Respect for All Life Must Include the Unborn
  5. Population Control Is an Affront to God
  6. A Population Control Advocate's Own Words Show What He Truly Believes
  7. You Must Care for the Widows Orphans and Foreigners
  8. Show Compassion When Harvesting
  9. Respect Goats and Birds
  10. The Year of Jubilee Taught Respect and Priorities
  11. Baby Girls Were Just as Valuable as Baby Boys!
  12. Doesn't the Law Value Men More than Women?
  13. MOSES KNEW THAT GOD FAVORS MERCY OVER JUDGMENT

Wrap up of the Law (full series)

Lessons
  1. So How Did This Work?
  2. Examples of God's Teaching Method

God's Covenant from Joshua through David (full series)

Lessons
  1. Passing the Covenant On
  2. Entering the Promise Land Required Obedience and Trust
  3. God's Covenant Was Expanded with David
  4. Was the Davidic Covenant Conditional or Unconditional?

God's Covenant and the Prophets (full series)

Lessons
  1. The Covenant Has Been Violated
  2. The Consequences of a Broken Covenant
  3. The Final Consequence of a Broken Covenant
  4. A Remnant Will Be Preserved
  5. Something New!
  6. Learning to Wait

The New Covenant (full series)

Topics

A New Covenant is Cut (full series)

Lessons
  1. Preliminary Questions about the New Covenant
  2. The Written Summary of the New Covenant
  3. The Identity and Accomplishments of Our Covenant Lord
  4. The Conditions of the New Covenant
  5. The Blessings and Curses of the New Covenant
  6. The Signs of the New Covenant
  7. The Witnesses of the New Covenant
  8. Righteousness/Holiness
  9. Mercy/Compassion
  10. Faith
  11. Jesus Had the Authority to Cut a New Covenant
  12. The Cutting of the New Covenant
  13. Why Did Jesus Die on Passover instead of the Day of Atonement?
  14. Have We Been Sprinkled with the Blood of Jesus?
  15. We Can't Change the Rules

What Carries Over From the Former Covenant to the New Covenant? (full series)

Lessons
  1. What Carries Over to the New Covenant and What Doesn't?
  2. Things the New Covenant Assumes but Does Not State Clearly
  3. Jesus on Clean and Unclean Foods
  4. Paul and the Purpose of the Law
  5. Love Rather than Fear
  6. The New Covenant is Just as Demanding
  7. Stop Focusing on Ease and Comfort
  8. The Wrong Direction

Jesus Fulfilled the Old Testament Sacrifices (full series)

Lessons
  1. Jesus is the Only True Sacrifice
  2. The Actions of Adam and Jesus Affect All of Us
  3. Jesus is Our Peace Offering
  4. Jesus Is Our Thank Offering
  5. Jesus is Our Oops Offering and our Restitution Offering
  6. Jesus Is Our Burnt Offering
  7. Jesus Fulfilled All the Other Offerings as Well
  8. Jesus Is Our Sacrifice for Defiant Sins
  9. Jesus Terminated All the Old Testament Sacrifices
  10. OUR SALVATION IS RECEIVED THROUGH FAITH
  11. Communion Is Multifaceted

The Resurrection in Light of the Former Covenant (full series)

Lessons
  1. A New Perspective on the Curse of Death
  2. The Resurrection Sealed the Deal
  3. A High Priest that Never Dies
  4. Life Is Normal Death Is Abnormal
  5. The Resurrection and a Play on Words with the Phrase "Dead Person"

A New Dwelling Place for God (full series)

Lessons
  1. A Dwelling Place for God
  2. Implications of God's New Dwelling Place
  3. The Purpose of Heaven
  4. Are We Living Up to Our Potential
  5. The Holy Spirit Can Help Us Live In Victory Over Sin

Covenant Principles Applied to Modern Entertainment (full series)

Lessons
  1. Social Media and Algorithms Are Hindering Brain Development
  2. Don't Seek to Satisfy Self
  3. My Favorite Place
  4. Association with the Impure Makes Me Impure
  5. Sin Is a Serious Thing
  6. Set Apart as Holy
  7. Special Tools in God's Hands
  8. Let God Teach You a New Normal
  9. We are God's Residence
  10. Love What God Loves and Hate What He Hates
  11. We Cannot Fight What We Constantly Absorb
  12. We Always Learn Something
  13. Does This Make Me More Like God?
  14. All Areas of Your Life Are Closely Connected

Topics

The Former Covenant (Midsize series)

Topics

God's Covenant in Times of Adam and Noah (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. If Biblical Truth Were a House
  2. Why Study the Covenants?
  3. What is a Covenant?
  4. The Curse
  5. The Biblical View of Death
  6. Were They Eating from the Tree that sustains Life?
  7. What Is Meant by "Knowing Good and Evil"?
  8. Why Did They Try to Cover Up?
  9. God's Remedy
  10. Why Is it Important to Understand the Three Types of Covenants?
  11. God's Covenant with Noah

God's Covenant in the Time of Abram (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. God Cut a Covenant with Abram
  2. "I Will Be Your God and You Will Be My People"
  3. Why Circumcision?
  4. Additions to the Original Covenant
  5. It's Not about Blood Lines

The Law (midsize series)

Topics

Introductory Matters About the Law (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. God Chose a People for Himself
  2. God Led Them Through Suffering and Death
  3. Why Did God Give the Law?
  4. What Does it Mean to "Fear the Lord"?
  5. The Law Teaches Three Key Principles

The Covenant Formula (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. The Law Fits the Pattern of Suzerain Vassal Covenants
  2. The Tablets of Stone Demonstrated Closeness
  3. God's Introduction to His Covenant
  4. The Conditions of God's Covenant with Israel
  5. The Blessings and Curses of the Former Covenant
  6. Our Use of the Word "Promise"
  7. Our Use of the Term "Blessing"
  8. Signs of the Former Covenant
  9. Witnesses of the Former Covenant
  10. More Witnesses of the Former Covenant

God's Law Taught Faith (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Tithing Taught Faith and Trust
  2. The Feasts Taught Gratitude
  3. The Firstfruits Taught Faith and Trust
  4. A Weekly Sabbath Day Taught Faith and Trust
  5. What did the Sabbath Year teach?
  6. The Year of Jubilee Taught Faith and Trust

God's Law Taught Holiness (midsize series)

Topics

Clean and Unclean (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. The Jewish Understanding of How the Universe Functions
  2. The Two Key Uses of "Unclean"
  3. Be Vigilant of Those Things That Need to Be Isolated
  4. Do Not Mix Things That Are Different
  5. Why Were Semen and Blood Unclean?
  6. God Alone Determines What Is Normal for His Kingdom
  7. Violence Is Not Normal in God's Realm
  8. Death is Abnormal
  9. Did Unclean Mean Sinful?

Food Laws (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. The Food Laws Taught Three Major Truths
  2. Dietary Restrictions Were Not about Health Issues
  3. The Food Laws Taught Holiness
  4. The Food Laws Taught Them That They Were God's Instruments
  5. The Food Laws Taught What Is Normal in God's Kingdom
  6. General Lessons from the Categorizing of Animals by Realm
  7. Conclusion and Application from the Food Laws

Sexuality (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. What Made Sexual Sins Wrong?
  2. Why Did Some Sexual Acts Receive the Death Penalty?
  3. Was God Harder on Some Sexual Deviations than Others?
  4. Why Did God Allow Polygamy?
  5. Old Testament Motivation to Abstain from Sexual Misconduct

General Topics About Holiness (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Why So Much War?
  2. Why Did God Allow Slavery?
  3. "Don't Marry Foreigners" Sounds Racist
  4. Tattoos

The Tabernacle and Sacrifices (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Lessons from the Tabernacle Part 1
  2. Lessons from the Tabernacle Part 2
  3. A sacrifice Must Cost You Something
  4. The Sacrificial System Taught Holiness and Gratitude
  5. Why So Much Blood?
  6. A Mid-length Summary of Four Sacrifices
  7. Why Did God Hold Them Guilty for Unintentional Sins?
  8. General information about the Burnt Offering
  9. Where Could the Burnt Offering Be Offered?
  10. Something Strange about the Burnt Offering
  11. Wait! So Which Sacrifice Was for Deliberate Sins?
  12. Life Lessons from the Burnt Offering

God's Law Taught Compassion (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. GOD CHOOSES MERCY OVER JUDGEMENT
  2. Love Your Neighbor
  3. Don't Touch Blood!
  4. You Must Care for the Widows Orphans and Foreigners
  5. Show Compassion When Harvesting
  6. The Year of Jubilee Taught Respect and Priorities
  7. MOSES KNEW THAT GOD FAVORS MERCY OVER JUDGMENT

Wrap-up of the Law (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. So How Did This Work?
  2. Examples of God's Teaching Method

God's Covenant from Joshua to David (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Passing the Covenant On
  2. God's Covenant Was Expanded with David
  3. Was the Davidic Covenant Conditional or Unconditional?

God's Covenant and the Prophets (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. The Covenant Has Been Violated
  2. The Consequences of a Broken Covenant
  3. The Final Consequence of a Broken Covenant
  4. A Remnant Will Be Preserved
  5. Something New!

The New Covenant (midsize series)

Topics

A New Covenant is Cut (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Preliminary Questions about the New Covenant
  2. The Written Summary of the New Covenant
  3. The Identity and Accomplishments of Our Covenant Lord
  4. The Conditions of the New Covenant
  5. The Blessings and Curses of the New Covenant
  6. The Signs of the New Covenant
  7. The Witnesses of the New Covenant
  8. Righteousness/Holiness
  9. Mercy/Compassion
  10. Faith
  11. Jesus Had the Authority to Cut a New Covenant
  12. The Cutting of the New Covenant
  13. Why Did Jesus Die on Passover instead of the Day of Atonement?
  14. Have We Been Sprinkled with the Blood of Jesus?
  15. We Can't Change the Rules

What Carries Over From the Former Covenant to the New Covenant? (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. What Carries Over to the New Covenant and What Doesn't?
  2. Jesus on Clean and Unclean Foods
  3. Paul and the Purpose of the Law
  4. Love Rather than Fear
  5. The New Covenant is Just as Demanding
  6. Stop Focusing on Ease and Comfort
  7. The Wrong Direction

Jesus Fulfilled the Old Testament Sacrifices (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Jesus is the Only True Sacrifice
  2. A Summary of How Jesus Fulfilled Five of the Sacrifices
  3. Jesus Is Our Sacrifice for Defiant Sins
  4. Jesus Terminated All the Old Testament Sacrifices

The Resurrection in Light of the Former Covenant (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. A New Perspective on the Curse of Death
  2. The Resurrection Sealed the Deal
  3. A High Priest that Never Dies
  4. Life Is Normal Death Is Abnormal
  5. The Resurrection and a Play on Words with the Phrase "Dead Person"

A New Dwelling Place for God (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. A Dwelling Place for God
  2. Implications of God's New Dwelling Place
  3. The Purpose of Heaven
  4. Are We Living Up to Our Potential
  5. The Holy Spirit Can Help Us Live In Victory Over Sin

Covenant Principles Applied to Modern Entertainment (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Social Media and Algorithms Are Hindering Brain Development
  2. Don't Seek to Satisfy Self
  3. My Favorite Place
  4. Association with the Impure Makes Me Impure
  5. Sin Is a Serious Thing
  6. Set Apart as Holy
  7. Special Tools in God's Hands
  8. Let God Teach You a New Normal
  9. We are God's Residence
  10. Does This Make Me More Like God?

Topics

The Former Covenant (short series)

Topics

God's Covenant in Times of Adam and Noah (short series)

Lessons
  1. If Biblical Truth Were a House
  2. What is a Covenant?
  3. The Curse
  4. The Biblical View of Death
  5. Were They Eating from the Tree that sustains Life?
  6. What Is Meant by "Knowing Good and Evil"?
  7. Why Did They Try to Cover Up?
  8. God's Remedy
  9. Why Is it Important to Understand the Three Types of Covenants?
  10. God's Covenant with Noah

God's Covenant in the Time of Abram (short series)

Lessons
  1. God Cut a Covenant with Abram
  2. Why Circumcision?
  3. Additions to the Original Covenant

The Law (short series)

Topics

Introductory Matters About the Law (short series)

Lessons
  1. God Led Them Through Suffering and Death
  2. Why Did God Give the Law?
  3. What Does it Mean to "Fear the Lord"?
  4. The Law Teaches Three Key Principles

The Covenant Formula (short series)

Lessons
  1. The Law Fits the Pattern of Suzerain Vassal Covenants
  2. The Tablets of Stone Demonstrated Closeness
  3. God's Introduction to His Covenant
  4. The Conditions of God's Covenant with Israel
  5. The Blessings and Curses of the Former Covenant
  6. Signs of the Former Covenant
  7. Witnesses of the Former Covenant
  8. More Witnesses of the Former Covenant

God's Law Taught Faith (short series)

Lessons
  1. Tithing Taught Faith and Trust
  2. The Feasts Taught Gratitude
  3. A Weekly Sabbath Day Taught Faith and Trust

God's Law Taught Holiness (short series)

Topics

Clean and Unclean (short series)

Lessons
  1. The Jewish Understanding of How the Universe Functions
  2. The Two Key Uses of "Unclean"
  3. Be Vigilant of Those Things That Need to Be Isolated
  4. Why Were Semen and Blood Unclean?
  5. God Alone Determines What Is Normal for His Kingdom
  6. Death is Abnormal
  7. Did Unclean Mean Sinful?

Food Laws (short series)

Lessons
  1. The Food Laws Taught Three Major Truths
  2. Dietary Restrictions Were Not about Health Issues
  3. The Food Laws Taught Holiness
  4. The Food Laws Taught Them That They Were God's Instruments
  5. The Food Laws Taught What Is Normal in God's Kingdom
  6. General Lessons from the Categorizing of Animals by Realm
  7. Conclusion and Application from the Food Laws

Sexuality (short series)

Lessons
  1. What Made Sexual Sins Wrong?
  2. Why Did Some Sexual Acts Receive the Death Penalty?
  3. Old Testament Motivation to Abstain from Sexual Misconduct

General Topics about Holiness (short series)

Lessons
  1. Why So Much War?
  2. Why Did God Allow Slavery?

The Tabernacle and Sacrifices (short series)

Lessons
  1. Lessons from the Tabernacle Part 2
  2. A sacrifice Must Cost You Something
  3. The Sacrificial System Taught Holiness and Gratitude
  4. A Short Summary of Four Sacrifices
  5. Why Did God Hold Them Guilty for Unintentional Sins?
  6. General information about the Burnt Offering
  7. Something Strange about the Burnt Offering
  8. Wait! So Which Sacrifice Was for Deliberate Sins?
  9. Life Lessons from the Burnt Offering

God's Law Taught Compassion (short series)

Lessons
  1. Love Your Neighbor
  2. Don't Touch Blood!
  3. You Must Care for the Widows Orphans and Foreigners
  4. Show Compassion When Harvesting

Wrap-up of the Law (short series)

Lessons
  1. So How Did This Work?
  2. Examples of God's Teaching Method

God's Covenant from Joshua Through David (short series)

Lessons
  1. Passing the Covenant On
  2. God's Covenant Was Expanded with David

God's Covenant and the Prophets (short series)

Lessons
  1. The Covenant Has Been Violated
  2. The Consequences of a Broken Covenant
  3. The Final Consequence of a Broken Covenant
  4. A Remnant Will Be Preserved
  5. Something New!

The New Covenant (short series)

Topics

A New Covenant is Cut (short series)

Lessons
  1. Preliminary Questions about the New Covenant
  2. The Written Summary of the New Covenant
  3. The Identity and Accomplishments of Our Covenant Lord
  4. The Conditions of the New Covenant
  5. The Blessings and Curses of the New Covenant
  6. The Signs of the New Covenant
  7. The Witnesses of the New Covenant
  8. Righteousness/Holiness
  9. Mercy/Compassion
  10. Faith
  11. Jesus Had the Authority to Cut a New Covenant
  12. The Cutting of the New Covenant
  13. We Can't Change the Rules

What Carries Over From the Former Covenant to the New Covenant? (short series)

Lessons
  1. What Carries Over to the New Covenant and What Doesn't?
  2. Jesus on Clean and Unclean Foods
  3. Paul and the Purpose of the Law
  4. Love Rather than Fear
  5. The New Covenant is Just as Demanding

Jesus Fulfilled the Old Testament Sacrifices (short series)

Lessons
  1. Jesus is the Only True Sacrifice
  2. Jesus Is Our Sacrifice for Defiant Sins
  3. Jesus Terminated All the Old Testament Sacrifices

The Resurrection in Light of the Former Covenant (short series)

Lessons
  1. A New Perspective on the Curse of Death
  2. The Resurrection Sealed the Deal
  3. Life Is Normal Death Is Abnormal

A New Dwelling Place for God (short series)

Lessons
  1. A Dwelling Place for God
  2. Implications of God's New Dwelling Place

Covenant Principles Applied to Modern Entertainment (short series)

Lessons
  1. Social Media and Algorithms Are Hindering Brain Development
  2. Don't Seek to Satisfy Self
  3. My Favorite Place
  4. Association with the Impure Makes Me Impure
  5. Set Apart as Holy
  6. Special Tools in God's Hands
  7. Let God Teach You a New Normal
  8. We are God's Residence

Topics

Prophecy and Revelation

Topics

Preliminary Info on Revelation

Lessons
  1. Formerly I Disliked Revelation but Now I Love It
  2. 4 Major Interpretive Methods Applied to Revelation
  3. What Can We Know for Sure about the Future?
  4. The Purpose of Revelation

The Keys that Open Up Revelation

Lessons
  1. KEY # 1 Learn the Rules of Interpretation
  2. Key #2 Maintain a Balance Between Perseverance and Imminence
  3. KEY #3 Understand the Purpose of Apocalyptic Literature in Scripture
  4. KEY #4 Use Biblical Terminology Properly
  5. KEY #5 Don't Try to Figure it Out
  6. KEY #6 Be Willing to Consider a New Method
  7. KEY #7 Interpret the Symbols as the Original Audience Did
  8. Revelation Is Symbolism Not Geopolitical Predictions
  9. The Power of Images
  10. Interpret Apocalyptic Images in Light of Bible History
  11. Symbolism Is for Interpreting What Is, Not for Predicting What Will Be
  12. The Spiritual Admonition Comes from the Symbolism Not from a Literal Interpretation
  13. Revelation is Not an Allegory
  14. Types of Symbols Used in Revelation

The Reason those 7 Churches were Chosen

Lessons
  1. The Seven Cities Can Represent Differing Types of Opposition
  2. The Possible Symbolism of Ephesus
  3. The Possible Symbolism of Smyrna
  4. The Possible Symbolism of Pergamum
  5. The Possible Symbolism of Thyatira
  6. The Possible Symbolism of Sardis
  7. The Possible Symbolism of Philadelphia
  8. The Possible Symbolism of Laodicea

A New Perspective on Popular Topics in Revelation

Lessons
  1. How Christ and the Church Conquer Satan
  2. There Is No 7-Year Tribulation in Revelation
  3. 666
  4. Is “Harvesting” the Same as the “Rapture”?
  5. The 144,000 Who Are Sealed
  6. The Seven Bowls Have a Common Theme
  7. The Significance of a 1000 Year Reign
  8. Armageddon
  9. What Brings A “New Heaven and a New Earth?” Is it Destruction or Renewal?
  10. An Army of 200 Million
  11. Babylon
  12. Gog and Magog in Revelation 20
  13. The Horses and Their Riders
  14. Locusts from the Abyss
  15. Streets of Gold
  16. The Holy City, Jerusalem
  17. The City as a Picture of the Church Rather than Heaven
  18. The Great White Throne
  19. The Seal Of God
  20. The Sixth Trumpet Depicts Acts of God Not Satan
  21. What Does “Come” Mean?
  22. Additional Topics in Revelation

The Most Important Excerpts from This Study on Revelation

Lessons
  1. How Christ and the Church Conquer Satan
  2. KEY #6 Be Willing to Consider a New Method
  3. What Can We Know for Sure about the Future?
  4. KEY #7 Interpret the Symbols as the Original Audience Did
  5. There Is No 7-Year Tribulation in Revelation
  6. 666
  7. Is “Harvesting” the Same as the “Rapture”?

Prophecy in the Gospels

Topics

The Teaching of Matthew 24

Lessons
  1. The Themes Covered in the Discourse of Matthew 24 and 25
  2. The End of Which Age?
  3. Evangelization Marked the Completion of an Age, but Which Age?
  4. The Stench of Desolation Spoken of by Daniel
  5. "If Those Days Had Not Been Cut Short"
  6. "In the Barren Wastelands" and " In the Inner Room"
  7. Will Jesus' Return Be Visible or Secret?
  8. What Was Meant by the Title "Son of Man"?
  9. Powerful Signs
  10. "Coming on the Clouds"
  11. "Gathered the Chosen Ones"
  12. The Illustration of the Fig Tree
  13. What Is Meant Here by "This Generation"?
  14. This Is Strong Assurance

The Examples of Matthew 24

Lessons
  1. Example #1 Preparations for a Wedding Day
  2. Example #2 The Days of Noah
  3. Example #3 Two Working Together
  4. Example #4 The Arrival of a Burglar
  5. Example #5 The Return of the Owner of the Estate

The Parables of Matthew 25

Lessons
  1. Parable #1 The Ten Virgins Mt 25:1-13
  2. Parable #2 The Talents Mt 25:14-30
  3. Parable #3 The Sheep and the Goats Mt 25:31-46
  4. Conclusion to Matthew Chapters 24 and 25

John 14

Lessons
  1. The "Mansions" of John 14:1

Prophecy in the Epistles

Lessons
  1. The Right Kind of Grief
  2. The Voice of Jesus
  3. When We Meet Jesus in the Air, Are We Going to Heaven or Is He Coming to Earth?
  4. Did Paul Think Jesus Would Return During His Lifetime?
  5. When Will Jesus Arrive on the Scene to Show His Great Power?
  6. Who Is This "Man of Lawlessness"?
  7. The Restrainer

Prophecy in the Old Testament Prophets

Lessons
  1. A Summary of All the Visions Given to Daniel
  2. Daniel's Reactions to the Visions Given to Him
  3. Daniel Needed Encouragement
  4. God Placed Israel at the Center of the Ancient World
  5. What Do the "Sevens" of Daniel's Vision Refer To?
  6. What Is the Goal of These Sevens?
  7. Was Daniel Referring to Antiochus or Titus?
  8. Summary of the Seventy Sevens of Daniel's Vision
  9. This Was a Powerful Oath and a Tremendous Encouragement
  10. The Answer to Daniel's Question
  11. What's Up with 1290 Days and 1335 Days?
  12. Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38 and 39
  13. ALL PROPHECIES HAVE A SPIRITUAL PURPOSE AND A SPIRITUAL FULFILLMENT

Prophecy and Persecution in Our Times

Lessons
  1. Is Persecution Coming?
  2. Don't Freak Out Just Because Things Get Tough
  3. A Problem for Institutionalized Churches
  4. How Can We Prepare for Persecution?
  5. Why Did Paul Say to Remain as You Are?
  6. The Purpose of Revelation
  7. Prophecy and Covenants

Topics

How this Study on Rest Is Organized

Lessons
  1. How This Study on Rest Is Organized

Connecting Produces a Paradigm Shift

Lessons
  1. Rest Is Connecting
  2. A Paradigm Shift Is Needed

Priorities Produce Simplicity

Lessons
  1. Put the Big Stuff In First
  2. Hunger-driven Bible Reading
  3. Constant Personal Worship
  4. God-glorifying Prayer
  5. What Prayer Is and What it Isn't
  6. What does it mean to pray “in the name of Jesus?”
  7. Questions and Concerns about Prayer
  8. Admonitions about Prayer
  9. Consider Some Heroes of Prayer
  10. Simplicity
  11. Roadblocks to Simplicity

Selflessness Produces Healing

Lessons
  1. Do Not Do as You Please on the Sabbath
  2. How To Detoxify Your Inner Being
  3. Rest Brings Healing and Wholeness

Celebrating Produces Intimacy

Lessons
  1. The Sabbath Was Intended as a Celebration
  2. Rest Creates Intimacy
  3. Jesus Celebrated with His Creation on the Sabbath of Creation Week

Preparing Produces Discipline

Lessons
  1. Prepare Ahead
  2. Practical Ideas
  3. Rest With God Even When It's Hard

Staying Home Produces Closeness

Lessons
  1. Stay at Home
  2. The Benefits of Staying Home on God's Day
  3. Is it Sin for Me to Leave My House on Sunday?

Resting in Cycles Produces Overflow

Lessons
  1. Cycles in Nature
  2. The Overflow Principle Demonstrated in the Habits of Jesus
  3. Difficulties for Pastors and Pastors' Wives
  4. How Do I know My Trough Is Overflowing?
  5. Don't Focus on Productivity but on Closeness
  6. Enter God's Presence Through Quietness

Connecting Fully Produces Anticipation of Heaven

Lessons
  1. Heaven Will be Characterized by Rest
  2. Practicing Rest

Not Working Produces a Day that is Set Apart - Holy

Lessons
  1. Can I Work on Sunday?
  2. Can We Eat Out on Sunday?

Wrapping up the Topic of Rest

Lessons
  1. Freedom, Flexibility and Toughness
  2. Make It Holy
  3. Don't Judge Others
  4. Crave Time with God and Make it Happen
  5. You Make the Space and I will fill it
  6. Praying Through the Tabernacle

Topics

TONGUES IN ACTS (Full Series)

Lessons
  1. FULL LIST OF COMMENTS ON TONGUES BY VERSE
  2. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 2:1-2
  3. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 2:3
  4. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 2:4-8
  5. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 2:9-15
  6. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 2:37 & 41
  7. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 10:30-31
  8. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 10:44-47
  9. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 19:1-5
  10. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 19:6-7

TONGUES IN I CORINTHIANS (Full Series)

Lessons
  1. Precepts about Tongues from 1 Corinthians 1:4-7
  2. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 12:1-7
  3. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 12:8-11
  4. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 12:21-26
  5. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 12:27-30
  6. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 12:31 & 13:1
  7. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 13:2, 8-13
  8. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:1
  9. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:2
  10. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:3-5
  11. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:6-10
  12. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:11-17
  13. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:18-21
  14. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:22-25
  15. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:26-28
  16. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:29-31
  17. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:32-33a
  18. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:33b -35
  19. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:36-38
  20. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:39 & 40

Additional Subtopics about Tongues

Lessons
  1. WHAT SHOULD WE MAKE OF THE BANDS OF PROPHETS THAT KING SAUL JOINED?
  2. WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT KING SAUL PROPHESIED WITH THE PROPHETS?
  3. WAS IT THE IMMORAL MAN OF I CORINTHIANS 5 WHO STARTED COUNTERFEIT TONGUES?
  4. PETER AGREED WITH PAUL ON SPIRITUAL GIFTS
  5. THE URIM AND THUMMIM IN THE BOOK OF HEBREWS

Topics

Roles of Men and Women in the Old Testament

Lessons
  1. Why Did God Make the Woman? Gen ch 2
  2. Passive Men and Dominant Women
  3. Malachi 4 and Luke 1 on the Importance of Fathers
  4. A Good Household Manager Proverbs 31
  5. Lessons to Be Learned from Proverbs 31
  6. Biblical Masculinity Part 1 Song of Solomon ch 2 & ch 5
  7. Biblical Masculinity Part 2 Song of Solomon ch 5 vs 10
  8. Feminine Beauty Part 1 Song of Solomon ch 2 & ch 7
  9. Feminine Beauty Part 2 Song of Solomon ch 4 & ch 6
  10. With Delight I Sit in His Shade - Song of Solomon ch 2 vs 3
  11. How Does He Encourage Her? Song of Solomon ch 6 & ch 2
  12. How Does She Encourage Him? Song of Solomon ch 2 & ch 8
  13. Our Use of Knowledge - Song of Solomon ch 1 & ch 5

Roles of Men and Women in the New Testament

Topics

General, Not Specific to a House Church Meeting

Lessons
  1. This Is Not Optional Eph 5
  2. A High Standard Eph 5
  3. Love and Respect are the Foundation Eph 5
  4. The Need for Authority Not the Person Holding It Rom 13
  5. Don't Step Outside of God's Lines of Authority Rom 13
  6. What if there Really Is a Vacuum of Leadership? 1 Peter 3
  7. Don't Be a Fake 1 Peter 3
  8. The Examples of Sara 1 Peter 3
  9. Do Not Fear Anything Frightening 1 Peter 3
  10. How Is a Wife a Weaker Vessel? 1 Peter 3
  11. What Is the Connection to a Husband's Prayers? 1 Peter 3

Specific to a House Church Meeting

Lessons
  1. No One Is Without an Authority Figure Over Them 1 Cor 11
  2. The Greek Way or the Hebrew Way? 1 Cor 11
  3. When Could a Woman Pray and Prophecy in a Meeting? 1 Cor 11
  4. Everyone Must Show Respect for Authority 1 Cor 11
  5. Different Signs of Respect for Different Recipients 1 Cor 11
  6. The Method of Formation Shows the Intended Purpose 1 Cor 11
  7. Why Were the Angels Brought into This? 1 Cor 11
  8. A Word of Balance 1 Cor 11
  9. What is Our Culture's Sign of Respect? 1 Cor 11
  10. How Did Nature Teach Short Hair for Men? 1 Cor 11
  11. Did Jesus Have Long Hair? 1 Cor 11
  12. Was the Hair the Same as a Veil? 1 Cor 11
  13. Is it Wrong for Today's Women to Cut Their Hair Short? 1 Cor 11
  14. This Is a Universal Principle and there Is a Cultural Element 1 Cor 11
  15. What Should Respect for Authority Look Like in Our Culture? 1 Cor 11
  16. The Context of 1 Corinthians Chapter 14
  17. Where Did the Law Say Women Are to Be Subordinate? 1 Cor 14
  18. The Idea of "Realms” 1 Cor 14
  19. Why Did Paul Restrict Women from Speaking in the Assembly? 1 Cor 14
  20. Consequences Are the Bottom Line 1 Cor 14
  21. Paul Knew there Was Opposition to These Ancient Principles 1 Cor 14
  22. A Summary of What Paul Wanted Men to Do 1 Tim 2
  23. Prayer Meeting, General Church Meeting, or in Public Life? 1 Tim 2
  24. Authority 1 Tim 2
  25. The Great Deception 1 Tim 2
  26. Rescued Through Bearing Children? Are You Kidding Me? 1 Tim 2

Roles of Men and Women Today

Lessons
  1. The Starting Point and Ending Point Regarding a Woman's Authority
  2. A Summary of the Biblical Roles of Men and Women
  3. The Foundations for the Two Major Views on the Authority of Men and Women
  4. Ways Males and Females Are Equal and Ways They Are Not Equal
  5. Every Team Has a Captain
  6. Insecurity is the Reason Some Women Take Over Without Realizing it
  7. What about Women Holding Authority Over Men in a Work Setting?
  8. What about Women Holding Authority Over Men in an "Organized Church"?
  9. Can a Christian Mother Work Outside the Home?
  10. What about Single, Divorced or Widowed Women Today?
  11. Is Our Society More Advanced than That of Ancient Israel?
  12. What About Household Chores?
  13. Insecurity Is to a Woman What Lust Is to a Man
  14. When Jesus Leads a Home
  15. What If a Woman Were to Follow the Bible's Teaching about a Woman's Role in the Home?
  16. Resources I Recommend on the Roles of Men and Women

Topics

Solomon's Life

Lessons
  1. Intro to Solomon's Life
  2. Before Solomon Was Born
  3. The Birth and Naming of Solomon
  4. Solomon Was Not Like His Brothers
  5. Solomon Was Like His Father in Several Ways
  6. Solomon Was Promised the Kingship
  7. How Solomon Came to Distrust Women Part 1
  8. How Solomon Came to Distrust Women Part 2
  9. Solomon's Rocky Ascension to the Throne
  10. Solomon's Proper Inauguration
  11. Adonijah Asks for Abishag
  12. The Early Years of Solomon's Reign
  13. Solomon Married Pharaoh's Daughter
  14. Solomon Asks for Wisdom
  15. The Construction of the Temple
  16. The Dedication of the Temple
  17. Solomon's Participation in Worship at the Temple
  18. Solomon's Many Accomplishments
  19. Solomon and Shuly
  20. Solomon's Many Wives
  21. Only Two Daughters
  22. A Language Called Symbolism
  23. The Writing of Song of Solomon
  24. The Death of the Shulammite
  25. Why Did God Take the Shulammite Away from Solomon?
  26. Truncated Grief
  27. The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon
  28. When Was Ecclesiastes Written?
  29. Why Is Ecclesiastes So Dark?
  30. Why Did Solomon Turn from God to Idols?
  31. Did Solomon Repent?
  32. The Proverbs Did Not Prepare the Next King As Intended
  33. The End of Solomon's Life
  34. Was the Shulammite Rehoboam's Mother?
  35. After His Death
  36. Why Were the Writings of Solomon Held in High Regard after His Death?
  37. Lessons from the Life of Solomon

Proverbs

Lessons
  1. Types of Problematic Proverbs
  2. Why Do Some Proverbs Makes Sense and Some Do Not?
  3. Proverbs that Sound Like Absolute Statements but Are Not
  4. Proverbs that Seem to Contradict Each Other
  5. Proverbs that Had a Unique Context
  6. Proverbs that State "That's the Way Life Is"
  7. Bathsheba's Advice to Solomon in Proverbs 31
  8. Lessons to Be Learned from Proverbs 31

Song of Solomon

Topics

Introductory Matters for the Song of Solomon

Lessons
  1. Interpret the Song as a Series of Images to Avoid Over-Spiritualizing or Over-Sexualizing
  2. Were They a Married Couple at the Time of its Writing?
  3. Who Is Speaking to Whom?
  4. Who Were "the Daughters of Jerusalem"?
  5. How Many Times Were the Daughters' Names Used in the Song?
  6. What Would Solomon Say if He Could See My Paraphrase of His Song?
  7. Why Did the Rabbis Say This Song Is a Picture of God and Israel?

Short Sermons from Song of Solomon

Lessons
  1. A Healthy Marriage is Refreshing
  2. Biblical Masculinity Part 1 Song of Solomon ch 2 & ch 5
  3. Biblical Masculinity Part 2 Song of Solomon ch 5 vs 10
  4. Feminine Beauty Part 1 Song of Solomon ch 2 & ch 7
  5. Feminine Beauty Part 2 Song of Solomon ch 4 & ch 6
  6. How Does He Encourage Her? Song of Solomon ch 6 & ch 2
  7. How Does She Encourage Him? Song of Solomon ch 2 & ch 8
  8. Hard Times
  9. Our Use of Knowledge - Song of Solomon ch 1 & ch 5
  10. The Words We Speak to Each Other

Nuggets of Truth from Song of Solomon

Lessons
  1. A List of Traits of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
  2. God Is an Idealist
  3. Peace and Prosperity Go Together
  4. What Makes a Spouse Sexy?

Comments Lifted from Song of Solomon

Lessons
  1. I Offer Him My Nourishment
  2. Like a Meadow Flower
  3. "His Banner over Me Was Love"
  4. Do Not Arouse or Awaken Love Until It so Desires
  5. My Dove, Your Face Is Lovely
  6. The Little Foxes that Destroy the Vineyard
  7. The One I Love Belongs to Me and I Belong to Him
  8. He Grazes among the Lilies
  9. Be Like a Gazelle
  10. My Love Is Ruddy
  11. He Browses among the Lilies
  12. Your Hair Is Like a Flock of Goats
  13. The Curves of Your Thighs Are Like Jewels

Marriage Getaway

Lessons
  1. My Recommendations for a Marriage Get-Away

Ecclesiastes

Topics

Introduction to Ecclesiastes

Lessons
  1. Who Wrote Ecclesiastes?
  2. When Was Ecclesiastes Written?
  3. Why Is Ecclesiastes So Dark?
  4. The Various Uses of the Word "Vapor"

Lessons from Ecclesiastes

Lessons
  1. The Proverbs of Ecclesiastes 5
  2. Having Wealth but Not Enjoying it
  3. Solomon's Conclusion about Work and Happiness
  4. The Proper Attitude toward Material Things
  5. Our Attitude about the Future

WHY IS THAT IN THE BIBLE?

Topics

Why is that in the Law?

Topics

Why Did God Give the Law?

Lessons
  1. Why Did God Give the Law?
  2. The Law Teaches Three Key Principles

Unclean Things

Lessons
  1. The Jewish Understanding of How the Universe Functions
  2. The Two Key Uses of "Unclean"
  3. Be Vigilant of Those Things That Need to Be Isolated
  4. Do Not Mix Things That Are Different
  5. Why Were Semen and Blood Unclean?
  6. God Alone Determines What Is Normal for His Kingdom
  7. Violence Is Not Normal in God's Realm
  8. Death is Abnormal
  9. Did Unclean Mean Sinful?
  10. Tear Down that Moldy House
  11. The Treatment of Lepers Part One
  12. The Treatment of Lepers Part two

Restricted Foods

Lessons
  1. The Food Laws Taught Three Major Truths
  2. Dietary Restrictions Were Not about Health Issues
  3. The Food Laws Taught Holiness
  4. The Food Laws Taught Them That They Were God's Instruments
  5. The Food Laws Taught What Is Normal in God's Kingdom
  6. General Lessons from the Categorizing of Animals by Realm
  7. Lessons from Split Hooves and Chewing the Cud
  8. Why Were the Animals that Move along the Ground Highlighted?
  9. Lessons from the Insects that Fly and Jump
  10. Are Animals with Scales Good or Bad?
  11. Lessons from the Fins and Scales of Fish
  12. Conclusion and Application from the Food Laws

Sexual Sins

Lessons
  1. What Made Sexual Sins Wrong?
  2. Why Did Some Sexual Acts Receive the Death Penalty?
  3. Why Was the Death Penalty for Sexual Acts Inconsistent? Part 1
  4. Why Was the Death Penalty for Sexual Acts Inconsistent? Part 2
  5. Was God Harder on Some Sexual Deviations than Others?
  6. Crossdressing Is Deception
  7. Why Did God Allow Polygamy?
  8. What Was up with Marrying a Captive Woman?
  9. Old Testament Motivation to Abstain from Sexual Misconduct

Murder, War, Slavery, and a Rebellious Son

Lessons
  1. Murder by an Unknown Perpetrator
  2. Why So Much War?
  3. Why Did God Allow Slavery?
  4. Stone My Own Son? Are You Kidding Me?

Some Sacrifices Seem Strange

Lessons
  1. Why So Much Blood?
  2. Why Did God Hold Them Guilty for Unintentional Sins?
  3. That "Sweet Smelling Aroma" Does Not Seem Sweet to Us
  4. The Sin Offering Was Not What I Expected
  5. The Guilt offering Was Not What I Expected
  6. General information about the Burnt Offering
  7. Something Strange about the Burnt Offering
  8. Wait! So Which Sacrifice Was for Deliberate Sins?

Use of Time and Material Possessions

Lessons
  1. Tithing Taught Faith and Trust
  2. The Firstfruits Taught Faith and Trust
  3. A Weekly Sabbath Day Taught Faith and Trust
  4. What did the Sabbath Year teach?
  5. The Year of Jubilee Taught Faith and Trust

Treatment of People, Animals, and Things

Lessons
  1. Respect Goats and Birds
  2. The Year of Jubilee Taught Respect and Priorities
  3. Doesn't the Law Value Men More than Women?
  4. Baby Girls Were Just as Valuable as Baby Boys!
  5. "Don't Marry Foreigners" Sounds Racist
  6. Tattoos

Solomon and His Writings

Lessons
  1. Solomon's Many Wives
  2. He Grazes among the Lilies
  3. Be Like a Gazelle
  4. Your Eyes Are Doves
  5. Your Hair Is Like a Flock of Goats
  6. The Curves of Your Thighs Are Like Jewels
  7. With Delight I Sit in His Shade - Song of Solomon ch 2 vs 3
  8. A Good Household Manager Proverbs 31
  9. Why Is Ecclesiastes So Dark?
  10. Why Did Solomon Turn from God to Idols?
  11. Did Solomon Repent?

Why did Jesus Say That?

Lessons
  1. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit Explained
  2. What Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit Looks Like
  3. Luke's Supporting Passage about Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit
  4. 1 John 5 and the Sin That Leads to Death
  5. Jesus said "My Flesh is True Food"
  6. What Is Meant Here by "This Generation"?

HOW DO GOD'S COVENANTS AFFECT ME TODAY? (Full-length series)

Topics

The Former Covenant (full series)

Topics

God's Covenant in Times of Adam and Noah (full series)

Lessons
  1. If Biblical Truth Were a House
  2. Why Study the Covenants?
  3. What is a Covenant?
  4. The Curse
  5. The Biblical View of Death
  6. Were They Eating from the Tree that sustains Life?
  7. What Is Meant by "Knowing Good and Evil"?
  8. A Quote from Calvin Miller regarding Self-denial
  9. Why Did They Try to Cover Up?
  10. Other Consequences of the Fall
  11. God's Remedy
  12. Why Is it Important to Understand the Three Types of Covenants?
  13. A Covenant Before the Flood?
  14. God's Covenant with Noah

God's Covenant in the Time of Abram (full series)

Lessons
  1. God Cut a Covenant with Abram
  2. "I Will Be Your God and You Will Be My People"
  3. Was God's Covenant with Abram Conditional, Unconditional, or Neither?
  4. Why Circumcision?
  5. God Gave Abram a New Name
  6. Additions to the Original Covenant
  7. It's Not about Blood Lines

The Law (full series)

Topics

Introductory Matters about the Law (full series)

Lessons
  1. God Chose a People for Himself
  2. God Led Them Through Suffering and Death
  3. God Made Them a Generous Offer
  4. God Changed Their Calendar
  5. Why Did God Give the Law?
  6. What Does it Mean to "Fear the Lord"?
  7. The Law Teaches Three Key Principles

The Covenant Formula (full series)

Lessons
  1. The Law Fits the Pattern of Suzerain Vassal Covenants
  2. An Example of the Components of Suzerain Vassal Covenants
  3. The Ten Words Were the Summary of the Covenant
  4. The Tablets of Stone Demonstrated Closeness
  5. God's Introduction to His Covenant
  6. The Conditions of God's Covenant with Israel
  7. The Blessings and Curses of the Former Covenant
  8. Our Use of the Word "Promise"
  9. Our Use of the Term "Blessing"
  10. Signs of the Former Covenant
  11. Witnesses of the Former Covenant
  12. More Witnesses of the Former Covenant

God's Law Taught Faith (full series)

Lessons
  1. How Should I Approach God?
  2. Tithing Taught Faith and Trust
  3. The Feasts Taught Gratitude
  4. The Firstfruits Taught Faith and Trust
  5. A Weekly Sabbath Day Taught Faith and Trust
  6. What did the Sabbath Year teach?
  7. The Year of Jubilee Taught Faith and Trust

God's Law Taught Holiness (full series)

Topics

Clean and Unclean (full series)

Lessons
  1. The Jewish Understanding of How the Universe Functions
  2. The Two Key Uses of "Unclean"
  3. Be Vigilant of Those Things That Need to Be Isolated
  4. Do Not Mix Things That Are Different
  5. Why Were Semen and Blood Unclean?
  6. God Alone Determines What Is Normal for His Kingdom
  7. Violence Is Not Normal in God's Realm
  8. Death is Abnormal
  9. Did Unclean Mean Sinful?
  10. Tear Down that Moldy House
  11. The Treatment of Lepers Part One
  12. The Treatment of Lepers Part two
  13. "Leprosy" in a Garment

Food laws (full series)

Lessons
  1. The Food Laws Taught Three Major Truths
  2. Dietary Restrictions Were Not about Health Issues
  3. The Food Laws Taught Holiness
  4. The Food Laws Taught Them That They Were God's Instruments
  5. The Food Laws Taught What Is Normal in God's Kingdom
  6. General Lessons from the Categorizing of Animals by Realm
  7. Lessons from Split Hooves and Chewing the Cud
  8. Why Were the Animals that Move along the Ground Highlighted?
  9. Lessons from the Insects that Fly and Jump
  10. Are Animals with Scales Good or Bad?
  11. Lessons from the Fins and Scales of Fish
  12. Conclusion and Application from the Food Laws

Sexuality (full series)

Lessons
  1. What Made Sexual Sins Wrong?
  2. Why Did Some Sexual Acts Receive the Death Penalty?
  3. Was God Harder on Some Sexual Deviations than Others?
  4. Why Was the Death Penalty for Sexual Acts Inconsistent? Part 1
  5. Why Was the Death Penalty for Sexual Acts Inconsistent? Part 2
  6. Why Did God Allow Polygamy?
  7. What Was up with Marrying a Captive Woman?
  8. Crossdressing Is Deception
  9. Old Testament Motivation to Abstain from Sexual Misconduct

General topics about Holiness (full series)

Lessons
  1. Why So Much War?
  2. Why Did God Allow Slavery?
  3. "Don't Marry Foreigners" Sounds Racist
  4. Murder by an Unknown Perpetrator
  5. Stone My Own Son? Are You Kidding Me?
  6. Tattoos

The Tabernacle and Sacrifices (full series)

Lessons
  1. Lessons from the Tabernacle Part 1
  2. Lessons from the Tabernacle Part 2
  3. A sacrifice Must Cost You Something
  4. The Sacrificial System Taught Holiness and Gratitude
  5. Why So Much Blood?
  6. How Do We Know What the Sacrifices Were For?
  7. That "Sweet Smelling Aroma" Does Not Seem Sweet to Us
  8. The Purpose of the Grain Offering
  9. The Peace/Fellowship Offering
  10. The Sin Offering Was Not What I Expected
  11. Why Did God Hold Them Guilty for Unintentional Sins?
  12. The Guilt offering Was Not What I Expected
  13. General information about the Burnt Offering
  14. Where Could the Burnt Offering Be Offered?
  15. Something Strange about the Burnt Offering
  16. Wait! So Which Sacrifice Was for Deliberate Sins?
  17. Examples of Atonement Without Blood Sacrifices
  18. Life Lessons from the Burnt Offering
  19. The Ashes of a Red Heifer
  20. Life Lessons from Other Sacrifices
  21. Bacon, Forgiveness and Atonement

God's Law Taught Compassion (full series)

Lessons
  1. GOD CHOOSES MERCY OVER JUDGEMENT
  2. Love Your Neighbor
  3. Don't Touch Blood!
  4. Respect for All Life Must Include the Unborn
  5. Population Control Is an Affront to God
  6. A Population Control Advocate's Own Words Show What He Truly Believes
  7. You Must Care for the Widows Orphans and Foreigners
  8. Show Compassion When Harvesting
  9. Respect Goats and Birds
  10. The Year of Jubilee Taught Respect and Priorities
  11. Baby Girls Were Just as Valuable as Baby Boys!
  12. Doesn't the Law Value Men More than Women?
  13. MOSES KNEW THAT GOD FAVORS MERCY OVER JUDGMENT

Wrap up of the Law (full series)

Lessons
  1. So How Did This Work?
  2. Examples of God's Teaching Method

God's Covenant from Joshua through David (full series)

Lessons
  1. Passing the Covenant On
  2. Entering the Promise Land Required Obedience and Trust
  3. God's Covenant Was Expanded with David
  4. Was the Davidic Covenant Conditional or Unconditional?

God's Covenant and the Prophets (full series)

Lessons
  1. The Covenant Has Been Violated
  2. The Consequences of a Broken Covenant
  3. The Final Consequence of a Broken Covenant
  4. A Remnant Will Be Preserved
  5. Something New!
  6. Learning to Wait

The New Covenant (full series)

Topics

A New Covenant is Cut (full series)

Lessons
  1. Preliminary Questions about the New Covenant
  2. The Written Summary of the New Covenant
  3. The Identity and Accomplishments of Our Covenant Lord
  4. The Conditions of the New Covenant
  5. The Blessings and Curses of the New Covenant
  6. The Signs of the New Covenant
  7. The Witnesses of the New Covenant
  8. Righteousness/Holiness
  9. Mercy/Compassion
  10. Faith
  11. Jesus Had the Authority to Cut a New Covenant
  12. The Cutting of the New Covenant
  13. Why Did Jesus Die on Passover instead of the Day of Atonement?
  14. Have We Been Sprinkled with the Blood of Jesus?
  15. We Can't Change the Rules

What Carries Over From the Former Covenant to the New Covenant? (full series)

Lessons
  1. What Carries Over to the New Covenant and What Doesn't?
  2. Things the New Covenant Assumes but Does Not State Clearly
  3. Jesus on Clean and Unclean Foods
  4. Paul and the Purpose of the Law
  5. Love Rather than Fear
  6. The New Covenant is Just as Demanding
  7. Stop Focusing on Ease and Comfort
  8. The Wrong Direction

Jesus Fulfilled the Old Testament Sacrifices (full series)

Lessons
  1. Jesus is the Only True Sacrifice
  2. The Actions of Adam and Jesus Affect All of Us
  3. Jesus is Our Peace Offering
  4. Jesus Is Our Thank Offering
  5. Jesus is Our Oops Offering and our Restitution Offering
  6. Jesus Is Our Burnt Offering
  7. Jesus Fulfilled All the Other Offerings as Well
  8. Jesus Is Our Sacrifice for Defiant Sins
  9. Jesus Terminated All the Old Testament Sacrifices
  10. OUR SALVATION IS RECEIVED THROUGH FAITH
  11. Communion Is Multifaceted

The Resurrection in Light of the Former Covenant (full series)

Lessons
  1. A New Perspective on the Curse of Death
  2. The Resurrection Sealed the Deal
  3. A High Priest that Never Dies
  4. Life Is Normal Death Is Abnormal
  5. The Resurrection and a Play on Words with the Phrase "Dead Person"

A New Dwelling Place for God (full series)

Lessons
  1. A Dwelling Place for God
  2. Implications of God's New Dwelling Place
  3. The Purpose of Heaven
  4. Are We Living Up to Our Potential
  5. The Holy Spirit Can Help Us Live In Victory Over Sin

Covenant Principles Applied to Modern Entertainment (full series)

Lessons
  1. Social Media and Algorithms Are Hindering Brain Development
  2. Don't Seek to Satisfy Self
  3. My Favorite Place
  4. Association with the Impure Makes Me Impure
  5. Sin Is a Serious Thing
  6. Set Apart as Holy
  7. Special Tools in God's Hands
  8. Let God Teach You a New Normal
  9. We are God's Residence
  10. Love What God Loves and Hate What He Hates
  11. We Cannot Fight What We Constantly Absorb
  12. We Always Learn Something
  13. Does This Make Me More Like God?
  14. All Areas of Your Life Are Closely Connected

HOW DO GOD'S COVENANTS AFFECT ME TODAY? (midsize series)

Topics

The Former Covenant (Midsize series)

Topics

God's Covenant in Times of Adam and Noah (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. If Biblical Truth Were a House
  2. Why Study the Covenants?
  3. What is a Covenant?
  4. The Curse
  5. The Biblical View of Death
  6. Were They Eating from the Tree that sustains Life?
  7. What Is Meant by "Knowing Good and Evil"?
  8. Why Did They Try to Cover Up?
  9. God's Remedy
  10. Why Is it Important to Understand the Three Types of Covenants?
  11. God's Covenant with Noah

God's Covenant in the Time of Abram (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. God Cut a Covenant with Abram
  2. "I Will Be Your God and You Will Be My People"
  3. Why Circumcision?
  4. Additions to the Original Covenant
  5. It's Not about Blood Lines

The Law (midsize series)

Topics

Introductory Matters About the Law (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. God Chose a People for Himself
  2. God Led Them Through Suffering and Death
  3. Why Did God Give the Law?
  4. What Does it Mean to "Fear the Lord"?
  5. The Law Teaches Three Key Principles

The Covenant Formula (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. The Law Fits the Pattern of Suzerain Vassal Covenants
  2. The Tablets of Stone Demonstrated Closeness
  3. God's Introduction to His Covenant
  4. The Conditions of God's Covenant with Israel
  5. The Blessings and Curses of the Former Covenant
  6. Our Use of the Word "Promise"
  7. Our Use of the Term "Blessing"
  8. Signs of the Former Covenant
  9. Witnesses of the Former Covenant
  10. More Witnesses of the Former Covenant

God's Law Taught Faith (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Tithing Taught Faith and Trust
  2. The Feasts Taught Gratitude
  3. The Firstfruits Taught Faith and Trust
  4. A Weekly Sabbath Day Taught Faith and Trust
  5. What did the Sabbath Year teach?
  6. The Year of Jubilee Taught Faith and Trust

God's Law Taught Holiness (midsize series)

Topics

Clean and Unclean (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. The Jewish Understanding of How the Universe Functions
  2. The Two Key Uses of "Unclean"
  3. Be Vigilant of Those Things That Need to Be Isolated
  4. Do Not Mix Things That Are Different
  5. Why Were Semen and Blood Unclean?
  6. God Alone Determines What Is Normal for His Kingdom
  7. Violence Is Not Normal in God's Realm
  8. Death is Abnormal
  9. Did Unclean Mean Sinful?

Food Laws (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. The Food Laws Taught Three Major Truths
  2. Dietary Restrictions Were Not about Health Issues
  3. The Food Laws Taught Holiness
  4. The Food Laws Taught Them That They Were God's Instruments
  5. The Food Laws Taught What Is Normal in God's Kingdom
  6. General Lessons from the Categorizing of Animals by Realm
  7. Conclusion and Application from the Food Laws

Sexuality (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. What Made Sexual Sins Wrong?
  2. Why Did Some Sexual Acts Receive the Death Penalty?
  3. Was God Harder on Some Sexual Deviations than Others?
  4. Why Did God Allow Polygamy?
  5. Old Testament Motivation to Abstain from Sexual Misconduct

General Topics About Holiness (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Why So Much War?
  2. Why Did God Allow Slavery?
  3. "Don't Marry Foreigners" Sounds Racist
  4. Tattoos

The Tabernacle and Sacrifices (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Lessons from the Tabernacle Part 1
  2. Lessons from the Tabernacle Part 2
  3. A sacrifice Must Cost You Something
  4. The Sacrificial System Taught Holiness and Gratitude
  5. Why So Much Blood?
  6. A Mid-length Summary of Four Sacrifices
  7. Why Did God Hold Them Guilty for Unintentional Sins?
  8. General information about the Burnt Offering
  9. Where Could the Burnt Offering Be Offered?
  10. Something Strange about the Burnt Offering
  11. Wait! So Which Sacrifice Was for Deliberate Sins?
  12. Life Lessons from the Burnt Offering

God's Law Taught Compassion (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. GOD CHOOSES MERCY OVER JUDGEMENT
  2. Love Your Neighbor
  3. Don't Touch Blood!
  4. You Must Care for the Widows Orphans and Foreigners
  5. Show Compassion When Harvesting
  6. The Year of Jubilee Taught Respect and Priorities
  7. MOSES KNEW THAT GOD FAVORS MERCY OVER JUDGMENT

Wrap-up of the Law (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. So How Did This Work?
  2. Examples of God's Teaching Method

God's Covenant from Joshua to David (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Passing the Covenant On
  2. God's Covenant Was Expanded with David
  3. Was the Davidic Covenant Conditional or Unconditional?

God's Covenant and the Prophets (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. The Covenant Has Been Violated
  2. The Consequences of a Broken Covenant
  3. The Final Consequence of a Broken Covenant
  4. A Remnant Will Be Preserved
  5. Something New!

The New Covenant (midsize series)

Topics

A New Covenant is Cut (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Preliminary Questions about the New Covenant
  2. The Written Summary of the New Covenant
  3. The Identity and Accomplishments of Our Covenant Lord
  4. The Conditions of the New Covenant
  5. The Blessings and Curses of the New Covenant
  6. The Signs of the New Covenant
  7. The Witnesses of the New Covenant
  8. Righteousness/Holiness
  9. Mercy/Compassion
  10. Faith
  11. Jesus Had the Authority to Cut a New Covenant
  12. The Cutting of the New Covenant
  13. Why Did Jesus Die on Passover instead of the Day of Atonement?
  14. Have We Been Sprinkled with the Blood of Jesus?
  15. We Can't Change the Rules

What Carries Over From the Former Covenant to the New Covenant? (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. What Carries Over to the New Covenant and What Doesn't?
  2. Jesus on Clean and Unclean Foods
  3. Paul and the Purpose of the Law
  4. Love Rather than Fear
  5. The New Covenant is Just as Demanding
  6. Stop Focusing on Ease and Comfort
  7. The Wrong Direction

Jesus Fulfilled the Old Testament Sacrifices (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Jesus is the Only True Sacrifice
  2. A Summary of How Jesus Fulfilled Five of the Sacrifices
  3. Jesus Is Our Sacrifice for Defiant Sins
  4. Jesus Terminated All the Old Testament Sacrifices

The Resurrection in Light of the Former Covenant (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. A New Perspective on the Curse of Death
  2. The Resurrection Sealed the Deal
  3. A High Priest that Never Dies
  4. Life Is Normal Death Is Abnormal
  5. The Resurrection and a Play on Words with the Phrase "Dead Person"

A New Dwelling Place for God (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. A Dwelling Place for God
  2. Implications of God's New Dwelling Place
  3. The Purpose of Heaven
  4. Are We Living Up to Our Potential
  5. The Holy Spirit Can Help Us Live In Victory Over Sin

Covenant Principles Applied to Modern Entertainment (midsize series)

Lessons
  1. Social Media and Algorithms Are Hindering Brain Development
  2. Don't Seek to Satisfy Self
  3. My Favorite Place
  4. Association with the Impure Makes Me Impure
  5. Sin Is a Serious Thing
  6. Set Apart as Holy
  7. Special Tools in God's Hands
  8. Let God Teach You a New Normal
  9. We are God's Residence
  10. Does This Make Me More Like God?

HOW DO GOD'S COVENANTS AFFECT ME TODAY (short series)

Topics

The Former Covenant (short series)

Topics

God's Covenant in Times of Adam and Noah (short series)

Lessons
  1. If Biblical Truth Were a House
  2. What is a Covenant?
  3. The Curse
  4. The Biblical View of Death
  5. Were They Eating from the Tree that sustains Life?
  6. What Is Meant by "Knowing Good and Evil"?
  7. Why Did They Try to Cover Up?
  8. God's Remedy
  9. Why Is it Important to Understand the Three Types of Covenants?
  10. God's Covenant with Noah

God's Covenant in the Time of Abram (short series)

Lessons
  1. God Cut a Covenant with Abram
  2. Why Circumcision?
  3. Additions to the Original Covenant

The Law (short series)

Topics

Introductory Matters About the Law (short series)

Lessons
  1. God Led Them Through Suffering and Death
  2. Why Did God Give the Law?
  3. What Does it Mean to "Fear the Lord"?
  4. The Law Teaches Three Key Principles

The Covenant Formula (short series)

Lessons
  1. The Law Fits the Pattern of Suzerain Vassal Covenants
  2. The Tablets of Stone Demonstrated Closeness
  3. God's Introduction to His Covenant
  4. The Conditions of God's Covenant with Israel
  5. The Blessings and Curses of the Former Covenant
  6. Signs of the Former Covenant
  7. Witnesses of the Former Covenant
  8. More Witnesses of the Former Covenant

God's Law Taught Faith (short series)

Lessons
  1. Tithing Taught Faith and Trust
  2. The Feasts Taught Gratitude
  3. A Weekly Sabbath Day Taught Faith and Trust

God's Law Taught Holiness (short series)

Topics

Clean and Unclean (short series)

Lessons
  1. The Jewish Understanding of How the Universe Functions
  2. The Two Key Uses of "Unclean"
  3. Be Vigilant of Those Things That Need to Be Isolated
  4. Why Were Semen and Blood Unclean?
  5. God Alone Determines What Is Normal for His Kingdom
  6. Death is Abnormal
  7. Did Unclean Mean Sinful?

Food Laws (short series)

Lessons
  1. The Food Laws Taught Three Major Truths
  2. Dietary Restrictions Were Not about Health Issues
  3. The Food Laws Taught Holiness
  4. The Food Laws Taught Them That They Were God's Instruments
  5. The Food Laws Taught What Is Normal in God's Kingdom
  6. General Lessons from the Categorizing of Animals by Realm
  7. Conclusion and Application from the Food Laws

Sexuality (short series)

Lessons
  1. What Made Sexual Sins Wrong?
  2. Why Did Some Sexual Acts Receive the Death Penalty?
  3. Old Testament Motivation to Abstain from Sexual Misconduct

General Topics about Holiness (short series)

Lessons
  1. Why So Much War?
  2. Why Did God Allow Slavery?

The Tabernacle and Sacrifices (short series)

Lessons
  1. Lessons from the Tabernacle Part 2
  2. A sacrifice Must Cost You Something
  3. The Sacrificial System Taught Holiness and Gratitude
  4. A Short Summary of Four Sacrifices
  5. Why Did God Hold Them Guilty for Unintentional Sins?
  6. General information about the Burnt Offering
  7. Something Strange about the Burnt Offering
  8. Wait! So Which Sacrifice Was for Deliberate Sins?
  9. Life Lessons from the Burnt Offering

God's Law Taught Compassion (short series)

Lessons
  1. Love Your Neighbor
  2. Don't Touch Blood!
  3. You Must Care for the Widows Orphans and Foreigners
  4. Show Compassion When Harvesting

Wrap-up of the Law (short series)

Lessons
  1. So How Did This Work?
  2. Examples of God's Teaching Method

God's Covenant from Joshua Through David (short series)

Lessons
  1. Passing the Covenant On
  2. God's Covenant Was Expanded with David

God's Covenant and the Prophets (short series)

Lessons
  1. The Covenant Has Been Violated
  2. The Consequences of a Broken Covenant
  3. The Final Consequence of a Broken Covenant
  4. A Remnant Will Be Preserved
  5. Something New!

The New Covenant (short series)

Topics

A New Covenant is Cut (short series)

Lessons
  1. Preliminary Questions about the New Covenant
  2. The Written Summary of the New Covenant
  3. The Identity and Accomplishments of Our Covenant Lord
  4. The Conditions of the New Covenant
  5. The Blessings and Curses of the New Covenant
  6. The Signs of the New Covenant
  7. The Witnesses of the New Covenant
  8. Righteousness/Holiness
  9. Mercy/Compassion
  10. Faith
  11. Jesus Had the Authority to Cut a New Covenant
  12. The Cutting of the New Covenant
  13. We Can't Change the Rules

What Carries Over From the Former Covenant to the New Covenant? (short series)

Lessons
  1. What Carries Over to the New Covenant and What Doesn't?
  2. Jesus on Clean and Unclean Foods
  3. Paul and the Purpose of the Law
  4. Love Rather than Fear
  5. The New Covenant is Just as Demanding

Jesus Fulfilled the Old Testament Sacrifices (short series)

Lessons
  1. Jesus is the Only True Sacrifice
  2. Jesus Is Our Sacrifice for Defiant Sins
  3. Jesus Terminated All the Old Testament Sacrifices

The Resurrection in Light of the Former Covenant (short series)

Lessons
  1. A New Perspective on the Curse of Death
  2. The Resurrection Sealed the Deal
  3. Life Is Normal Death Is Abnormal

A New Dwelling Place for God (short series)

Lessons
  1. A Dwelling Place for God
  2. Implications of God's New Dwelling Place

Covenant Principles Applied to Modern Entertainment (short series)

Lessons
  1. Social Media and Algorithms Are Hindering Brain Development
  2. Don't Seek to Satisfy Self
  3. My Favorite Place
  4. Association with the Impure Makes Me Impure
  5. Set Apart as Holy
  6. Special Tools in God's Hands
  7. Let God Teach You a New Normal
  8. We are God's Residence

PROPHECY

Topics

Prophecy and Revelation

Topics

Preliminary Info on Revelation

Lessons
  1. Formerly I Disliked Revelation but Now I Love It
  2. 4 Major Interpretive Methods Applied to Revelation
  3. What Can We Know for Sure about the Future?
  4. The Purpose of Revelation

The Keys that Open Up Revelation

Lessons
  1. KEY # 1 Learn the Rules of Interpretation
  2. Key #2 Maintain a Balance Between Perseverance and Imminence
  3. KEY #3 Understand the Purpose of Apocalyptic Literature in Scripture
  4. KEY #4 Use Biblical Terminology Properly
  5. KEY #5 Don't Try to Figure it Out
  6. KEY #6 Be Willing to Consider a New Method
  7. KEY #7 Interpret the Symbols as the Original Audience Did
  8. Revelation Is Symbolism Not Geopolitical Predictions
  9. The Power of Images
  10. Interpret Apocalyptic Images in Light of Bible History
  11. Symbolism Is for Interpreting What Is, Not for Predicting What Will Be
  12. The Spiritual Admonition Comes from the Symbolism Not from a Literal Interpretation
  13. Revelation is Not an Allegory
  14. Types of Symbols Used in Revelation

The Reason those 7 Churches were Chosen

Lessons
  1. The Seven Cities Can Represent Differing Types of Opposition
  2. The Possible Symbolism of Ephesus
  3. The Possible Symbolism of Smyrna
  4. The Possible Symbolism of Pergamum
  5. The Possible Symbolism of Thyatira
  6. The Possible Symbolism of Sardis
  7. The Possible Symbolism of Philadelphia
  8. The Possible Symbolism of Laodicea

A New Perspective on Popular Topics in Revelation

Lessons
  1. How Christ and the Church Conquer Satan
  2. There Is No 7-Year Tribulation in Revelation
  3. 666
  4. Is “Harvesting” the Same as the “Rapture”?
  5. The 144,000 Who Are Sealed
  6. The Seven Bowls Have a Common Theme
  7. The Significance of a 1000 Year Reign
  8. Armageddon
  9. What Brings A “New Heaven and a New Earth?” Is it Destruction or Renewal?
  10. An Army of 200 Million
  11. Babylon
  12. Gog and Magog in Revelation 20
  13. The Horses and Their Riders
  14. Locusts from the Abyss
  15. Streets of Gold
  16. The Holy City, Jerusalem
  17. The City as a Picture of the Church Rather than Heaven
  18. The Great White Throne
  19. The Seal Of God
  20. The Sixth Trumpet Depicts Acts of God Not Satan
  21. What Does “Come” Mean?
  22. Additional Topics in Revelation

The Most Important Excerpts from This Study on Revelation

Lessons
  1. How Christ and the Church Conquer Satan
  2. KEY #6 Be Willing to Consider a New Method
  3. What Can We Know for Sure about the Future?
  4. KEY #7 Interpret the Symbols as the Original Audience Did
  5. There Is No 7-Year Tribulation in Revelation
  6. 666
  7. Is “Harvesting” the Same as the “Rapture”?

Prophecy in the Gospels

Topics

The Teaching of Matthew 24

Lessons
  1. The Themes Covered in the Discourse of Matthew 24 and 25
  2. The End of Which Age?
  3. Evangelization Marked the Completion of an Age, but Which Age?
  4. The Stench of Desolation Spoken of by Daniel
  5. "If Those Days Had Not Been Cut Short"
  6. "In the Barren Wastelands" and " In the Inner Room"
  7. Will Jesus' Return Be Visible or Secret?
  8. What Was Meant by the Title "Son of Man"?
  9. Powerful Signs
  10. "Coming on the Clouds"
  11. "Gathered the Chosen Ones"
  12. The Illustration of the Fig Tree
  13. What Is Meant Here by "This Generation"?
  14. This Is Strong Assurance

The Examples of Matthew 24

Lessons
  1. Example #1 Preparations for a Wedding Day
  2. Example #2 The Days of Noah
  3. Example #3 Two Working Together
  4. Example #4 The Arrival of a Burglar
  5. Example #5 The Return of the Owner of the Estate

The Parables of Matthew 25

Lessons
  1. Parable #1 The Ten Virgins Mt 25:1-13
  2. Parable #2 The Talents Mt 25:14-30
  3. Parable #3 The Sheep and the Goats Mt 25:31-46
  4. Conclusion to Matthew Chapters 24 and 25

John 14

Lessons
  1. The "Mansions" of John 14:1

Prophecy in the Epistles

Lessons
  1. The Right Kind of Grief
  2. The Voice of Jesus
  3. When We Meet Jesus in the Air, Are We Going to Heaven or Is He Coming to Earth?
  4. Did Paul Think Jesus Would Return During His Lifetime?
  5. When Will Jesus Arrive on the Scene to Show His Great Power?
  6. Who Is This "Man of Lawlessness"?
  7. The Restrainer

Prophecy in the Old Testament Prophets

Lessons
  1. A Summary of All the Visions Given to Daniel
  2. Daniel's Reactions to the Visions Given to Him
  3. Daniel Needed Encouragement
  4. God Placed Israel at the Center of the Ancient World
  5. What Do the "Sevens" of Daniel's Vision Refer To?
  6. What Is the Goal of These Sevens?
  7. Was Daniel Referring to Antiochus or Titus?
  8. Summary of the Seventy Sevens of Daniel's Vision
  9. This Was a Powerful Oath and a Tremendous Encouragement
  10. The Answer to Daniel's Question
  11. What's Up with 1290 Days and 1335 Days?
  12. Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38 and 39
  13. ALL PROPHECIES HAVE A SPIRITUAL PURPOSE AND A SPIRITUAL FULFILLMENT

Prophecy and Persecution in Our Times

Lessons
  1. Is Persecution Coming?
  2. Don't Freak Out Just Because Things Get Tough
  3. A Problem for Institutionalized Churches
  4. How Can We Prepare for Persecution?
  5. Why Did Paul Say to Remain as You Are?
  6. The Purpose of Revelation
  7. Prophecy and Covenants

YOU NEED REST

Topics

How this Study on Rest Is Organized

Lessons
  1. How This Study on Rest Is Organized

Connecting Produces a Paradigm Shift

Lessons
  1. Rest Is Connecting
  2. A Paradigm Shift Is Needed

Priorities Produce Simplicity

Lessons
  1. Put the Big Stuff In First
  2. Hunger-driven Bible Reading
  3. Constant Personal Worship
  4. God-glorifying Prayer
  5. What Prayer Is and What it Isn't
  6. What does it mean to pray “in the name of Jesus?”
  7. Questions and Concerns about Prayer
  8. Admonitions about Prayer
  9. Consider Some Heroes of Prayer
  10. Simplicity
  11. Roadblocks to Simplicity

Selflessness Produces Healing

Lessons
  1. Do Not Do as You Please on the Sabbath
  2. How To Detoxify Your Inner Being
  3. Rest Brings Healing and Wholeness

Celebrating Produces Intimacy

Lessons
  1. The Sabbath Was Intended as a Celebration
  2. Rest Creates Intimacy
  3. Jesus Celebrated with His Creation on the Sabbath of Creation Week

Preparing Produces Discipline

Lessons
  1. Prepare Ahead
  2. Practical Ideas
  3. Rest With God Even When It's Hard

Staying Home Produces Closeness

Lessons
  1. Stay at Home
  2. The Benefits of Staying Home on God's Day
  3. Is it Sin for Me to Leave My House on Sunday?

Resting in Cycles Produces Overflow

Lessons
  1. Cycles in Nature
  2. The Overflow Principle Demonstrated in the Habits of Jesus
  3. Difficulties for Pastors and Pastors' Wives
  4. How Do I know My Trough Is Overflowing?
  5. Don't Focus on Productivity but on Closeness
  6. Enter God's Presence Through Quietness

Connecting Fully Produces Anticipation of Heaven

Lessons
  1. Heaven Will be Characterized by Rest
  2. Practicing Rest

Not Working Produces a Day that is Set Apart - Holy

Lessons
  1. Can I Work on Sunday?
  2. Can We Eat Out on Sunday?

Wrapping up the Topic of Rest

Lessons
  1. Freedom, Flexibility and Toughness
  2. Make It Holy
  3. Don't Judge Others
  4. Crave Time with God and Make it Happen
  5. You Make the Space and I will fill it
  6. Praying Through the Tabernacle

TONGUES (Full Series)

Topics

TONGUES IN ACTS (Full Series)

Lessons
  1. FULL LIST OF COMMENTS ON TONGUES BY VERSE
  2. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 2:1-2
  3. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 2:3
  4. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 2:4-8
  5. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 2:9-15
  6. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 2:37 & 41
  7. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 10:30-31
  8. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 10:44-47
  9. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 19:1-5
  10. Precepts about Tongues from Acts 19:6-7

TONGUES IN I CORINTHIANS (Full Series)

Lessons
  1. Precepts about Tongues from 1 Corinthians 1:4-7
  2. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 12:1-7
  3. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 12:8-11
  4. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 12:21-26
  5. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 12:27-30
  6. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 12:31 & 13:1
  7. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 13:2, 8-13
  8. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:1
  9. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:2
  10. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:3-5
  11. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:6-10
  12. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:11-17
  13. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:18-21
  14. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:22-25
  15. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:26-28
  16. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:29-31
  17. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:32-33a
  18. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:33b -35
  19. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:36-38
  20. Precepts about Tongues from I Corinthians 14:39 & 40

Additional Subtopics about Tongues

Lessons
  1. WHAT SHOULD WE MAKE OF THE BANDS OF PROPHETS THAT KING SAUL JOINED?
  2. WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT KING SAUL PROPHESIED WITH THE PROPHETS?
  3. WAS IT THE IMMORAL MAN OF I CORINTHIANS 5 WHO STARTED COUNTERFEIT TONGUES?
  4. PETER AGREED WITH PAUL ON SPIRITUAL GIFTS
  5. THE URIM AND THUMMIM IN THE BOOK OF HEBREWS

ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN

Topics

Roles of Men and Women in the Old Testament

Lessons
  1. Why Did God Make the Woman? Gen ch 2
  2. Passive Men and Dominant Women
  3. Malachi 4 and Luke 1 on the Importance of Fathers
  4. A Good Household Manager Proverbs 31
  5. Lessons to Be Learned from Proverbs 31
  6. Biblical Masculinity Part 1 Song of Solomon ch 2 & ch 5
  7. Biblical Masculinity Part 2 Song of Solomon ch 5 vs 10
  8. Feminine Beauty Part 1 Song of Solomon ch 2 & ch 7
  9. Feminine Beauty Part 2 Song of Solomon ch 4 & ch 6
  10. With Delight I Sit in His Shade - Song of Solomon ch 2 vs 3
  11. How Does He Encourage Her? Song of Solomon ch 6 & ch 2
  12. How Does She Encourage Him? Song of Solomon ch 2 & ch 8
  13. Our Use of Knowledge - Song of Solomon ch 1 & ch 5

Roles of Men and Women in the New Testament

Topics

General, Not Specific to a House Church Meeting

Lessons
  1. This Is Not Optional Eph 5
  2. A High Standard Eph 5
  3. Love and Respect are the Foundation Eph 5
  4. The Need for Authority Not the Person Holding It Rom 13
  5. Don't Step Outside of God's Lines of Authority Rom 13
  6. What if there Really Is a Vacuum of Leadership? 1 Peter 3
  7. Don't Be a Fake 1 Peter 3
  8. The Examples of Sara 1 Peter 3
  9. Do Not Fear Anything Frightening 1 Peter 3
  10. How Is a Wife a Weaker Vessel? 1 Peter 3
  11. What Is the Connection to a Husband's Prayers? 1 Peter 3

Specific to a House Church Meeting

Lessons
  1. No One Is Without an Authority Figure Over Them 1 Cor 11
  2. The Greek Way or the Hebrew Way? 1 Cor 11
  3. When Could a Woman Pray and Prophecy in a Meeting? 1 Cor 11
  4. Everyone Must Show Respect for Authority 1 Cor 11
  5. Different Signs of Respect for Different Recipients 1 Cor 11
  6. The Method of Formation Shows the Intended Purpose 1 Cor 11
  7. Why Were the Angels Brought into This? 1 Cor 11
  8. A Word of Balance 1 Cor 11
  9. What is Our Culture's Sign of Respect? 1 Cor 11
  10. How Did Nature Teach Short Hair for Men? 1 Cor 11
  11. Did Jesus Have Long Hair? 1 Cor 11
  12. Was the Hair the Same as a Veil? 1 Cor 11
  13. Is it Wrong for Today's Women to Cut Their Hair Short? 1 Cor 11
  14. This Is a Universal Principle and there Is a Cultural Element 1 Cor 11
  15. What Should Respect for Authority Look Like in Our Culture? 1 Cor 11
  16. The Context of 1 Corinthians Chapter 14
  17. Where Did the Law Say Women Are to Be Subordinate? 1 Cor 14
  18. The Idea of "Realms” 1 Cor 14
  19. Why Did Paul Restrict Women from Speaking in the Assembly? 1 Cor 14
  20. Consequences Are the Bottom Line 1 Cor 14
  21. Paul Knew there Was Opposition to These Ancient Principles 1 Cor 14
  22. A Summary of What Paul Wanted Men to Do 1 Tim 2
  23. Prayer Meeting, General Church Meeting, or in Public Life? 1 Tim 2
  24. Authority 1 Tim 2
  25. The Great Deception 1 Tim 2
  26. Rescued Through Bearing Children? Are You Kidding Me? 1 Tim 2

Roles of Men and Women Today

Lessons
  1. The Starting Point and Ending Point Regarding a Woman's Authority
  2. A Summary of the Biblical Roles of Men and Women
  3. The Foundations for the Two Major Views on the Authority of Men and Women
  4. Ways Males and Females Are Equal and Ways They Are Not Equal
  5. Every Team Has a Captain
  6. Insecurity is the Reason Some Women Take Over Without Realizing it
  7. What about Women Holding Authority Over Men in a Work Setting?
  8. What about Women Holding Authority Over Men in an "Organized Church"?
  9. Can a Christian Mother Work Outside the Home?
  10. What about Single, Divorced or Widowed Women Today?
  11. Is Our Society More Advanced than That of Ancient Israel?
  12. What About Household Chores?
  13. Insecurity Is to a Woman What Lust Is to a Man
  14. When Jesus Leads a Home
  15. What If a Woman Were to Follow the Bible's Teaching about a Woman's Role in the Home?
  16. Resources I Recommend on the Roles of Men and Women

SOLOMON'S LIFE AND WRITINGS

Topics

Solomon's Life

Lessons
  1. Intro to Solomon's Life
  2. Before Solomon Was Born
  3. The Birth and Naming of Solomon
  4. Solomon Was Not Like His Brothers
  5. Solomon Was Like His Father in Several Ways
  6. Solomon Was Promised the Kingship
  7. How Solomon Came to Distrust Women Part 1
  8. How Solomon Came to Distrust Women Part 2
  9. Solomon's Rocky Ascension to the Throne
  10. Solomon's Proper Inauguration
  11. Adonijah Asks for Abishag
  12. The Early Years of Solomon's Reign
  13. Solomon Married Pharaoh's Daughter
  14. Solomon Asks for Wisdom
  15. The Construction of the Temple
  16. The Dedication of the Temple
  17. Solomon's Participation in Worship at the Temple
  18. Solomon's Many Accomplishments
  19. Solomon and Shuly
  20. Solomon's Many Wives
  21. Only Two Daughters
  22. A Language Called Symbolism
  23. The Writing of Song of Solomon
  24. The Death of the Shulammite
  25. Why Did God Take the Shulammite Away from Solomon?
  26. Truncated Grief
  27. The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon
  28. When Was Ecclesiastes Written?
  29. Why Is Ecclesiastes So Dark?
  30. Why Did Solomon Turn from God to Idols?
  31. Did Solomon Repent?
  32. The Proverbs Did Not Prepare the Next King As Intended
  33. The End of Solomon's Life
  34. Was the Shulammite Rehoboam's Mother?
  35. After His Death
  36. Why Were the Writings of Solomon Held in High Regard after His Death?
  37. Lessons from the Life of Solomon

Proverbs

Lessons
  1. Types of Problematic Proverbs
  2. Why Do Some Proverbs Makes Sense and Some Do Not?
  3. Proverbs that Sound Like Absolute Statements but Are Not
  4. Proverbs that Seem to Contradict Each Other
  5. Proverbs that Had a Unique Context
  6. Proverbs that State "That's the Way Life Is"
  7. Bathsheba's Advice to Solomon in Proverbs 31
  8. Lessons to Be Learned from Proverbs 31

Song of Solomon

Topics

Introductory Matters for the Song of Solomon

Lessons
  1. Interpret the Song as a Series of Images to Avoid Over-Spiritualizing or Over-Sexualizing
  2. Were They a Married Couple at the Time of its Writing?
  3. Who Is Speaking to Whom?
  4. Who Were "the Daughters of Jerusalem"?
  5. How Many Times Were the Daughters' Names Used in the Song?
  6. What Would Solomon Say if He Could See My Paraphrase of His Song?
  7. Why Did the Rabbis Say This Song Is a Picture of God and Israel?

Short Sermons from Song of Solomon

Lessons
  1. A Healthy Marriage is Refreshing
  2. Biblical Masculinity Part 1 Song of Solomon ch 2 & ch 5
  3. Biblical Masculinity Part 2 Song of Solomon ch 5 vs 10
  4. Feminine Beauty Part 1 Song of Solomon ch 2 & ch 7
  5. Feminine Beauty Part 2 Song of Solomon ch 4 & ch 6
  6. How Does He Encourage Her? Song of Solomon ch 6 & ch 2
  7. How Does She Encourage Him? Song of Solomon ch 2 & ch 8
  8. Hard Times
  9. Our Use of Knowledge - Song of Solomon ch 1 & ch 5
  10. The Words We Speak to Each Other

Nuggets of Truth from Song of Solomon

Lessons
  1. A List of Traits of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
  2. God Is an Idealist
  3. Peace and Prosperity Go Together
  4. What Makes a Spouse Sexy?

Comments Lifted from Song of Solomon

Lessons
  1. I Offer Him My Nourishment
  2. Like a Meadow Flower
  3. "His Banner over Me Was Love"
  4. Do Not Arouse or Awaken Love Until It so Desires
  5. My Dove, Your Face Is Lovely
  6. The Little Foxes that Destroy the Vineyard
  7. The One I Love Belongs to Me and I Belong to Him
  8. He Grazes among the Lilies
  9. Be Like a Gazelle
  10. My Love Is Ruddy
  11. He Browses among the Lilies
  12. Your Hair Is Like a Flock of Goats
  13. The Curves of Your Thighs Are Like Jewels

Marriage Getaway

Lessons
  1. My Recommendations for a Marriage Get-Away

Ecclesiastes

Topics

Introduction to Ecclesiastes

Lessons
  1. Who Wrote Ecclesiastes?
  2. When Was Ecclesiastes Written?
  3. Why Is Ecclesiastes So Dark?
  4. The Various Uses of the Word "Vapor"

Lessons from Ecclesiastes

Lessons
  1. The Proverbs of Ecclesiastes 5
  2. Having Wealth but Not Enjoying it
  3. Solomon's Conclusion about Work and Happiness
  4. The Proper Attitude toward Material Things
  5. Our Attitude about the Future

EMOTIONAL HEALING FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE

Topics

Key Biblical Truths About Emotional Healing

Lessons
  1. The Battleground of Self Worth
  2. The Importance of the Cross for Those Struggling with Emotional Hurts
  3. Which Guidance System Are You Using?
  4. The Importance of Focus
  5. Selfless Living

A Biblical Perspective on Affirmation Statements

Lessons
  1. Affirmations Should Be God-Centered Not Self-Centered

How Various Emotional Struggles Relate to Self-centeredness

Lessons
  1. Fear
  2. Hurtful Memories Including Abuse
  3. Insecurity
  4. Low Self-esteem
  5. Habits
  6. Interactions with Others

Audry

Lessons
  1. Audry's Story
  2. Books Audry Recommends for Emotional Healing

DON'T HELP SATAN BY BEATING UP ON YOURSELF

Topics

Introductory Stuff for Don't Beat Up on Yourself

Lessons
  1. Introduction to Don't Help Satan by Beating up on Yourself
  2. What Do We Know about Satan?

Satan Uses Our Failures Against Us

Lessons
  1. Satan Uses Our Failures Against Us
  2. The Role of Guilt
  3. Satan Sends Negative Messages Through Abuse
  4. The Examples of David and the Woman at the Well

Satan Uses Our Pain Against Us

Lessons
  1. Satan Uses Our Pain against Us
  2. What Would Life Be Like Without Pain?

Satan Uses Our Emotions Against Us

Lessons
  1. Satan Uses Our Emotions against Us
  2. The Example of Elijah
  3. Satan Is Threatened by You!

Satan Uses Our Conscience Against Us

Lessons
  1. Satan Uses Our Conscience against Us
  2. The Conscience Does Not Argue
  3. The Holy Spirit Says "Come"
  4. Satan Will Attack us from Every Angle at the Same Time
  5. God Does Not Play Twisty with Satan

Satan Uses a Variety of Tools Against Us

Lessons
  1. Satan Uses God's Standard against Us
  2. Satan Uses Our Fallenness against Us
  3. Satan Uses Our Intelligence against Us
  4. Satan Uses Our Desire for a Good Reputation against Us
  5. Satan Uses Our Tomorrows against Us

Satan Uses Our Brain Structure Against Us

Lessons
  1. Satan Uses Our Brain Structure against Us
  2. Brain Structure and Reinforcement
  3. Trouble Making Decisions
  4. Plenty of Power Is Available

Wrap Up for Don't Beat Up on Yourself

Lessons
  1. Breaking Free from Enslaving Habits
  2. Satan's Voice or My Twisted Mind?
  3. Some Ways to Know it Is Not God's Voice
  4. John's First Epistle Shows Us the Bottom Line