What Every Christian Should Know About Satan: Biblical Names and Titles That Reveal His Nature, Activities, and Destiny
Was Satan once an anointed cherub – God’s prime minister of the universe? When and how did he become the father of lies, tempter, accuser, and adversary? How do names like Beelzebul and Belial depict his heinous deeds? And what hope is there for followers of Jesus in knowing that god has prepared a special place for Satan and his messengers?
What Every Christian Should Know About Satan explores more than a dozen biblical names and titles that reveal the evil one’s character, tactics, and ultimate destiny in hell. Written for pastors and laypersons alike, this resource is designed for personal or group study.
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Jesus Before Bethlehem: What Every Christian Should Know About the Angel of the LORD
What was Jesus doing prior to his conception in Mary’s womb?
While we see the Father and the Holy Spirit actively engaged in human affairs across the pages of the Old Testament, the other member of the Trinity is foreshadowed in messianic prophecies but otherwise absent from the earth. Or is he?
Jesus Before Bethlehem explores dozens of Old Testament appearances by a figure often called “the angel of the LORD.” He not only speaks for God; he speaks as God. He appears as a man, a voice from heaven, a flame within a thorn bush, and a divine presence in a pillar of cloud and fire – all of which come to us as Christophanies, or appearances of the preincarnate Christ.
Written for pastors and laypersons alike, this study is designed to show how the eternal Son of God has always taken a personal interest in those he created to be his imagers on earth.
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What Every Christian Should Know About the Trinity: How the Bible Reveals One God in Three Persons
The doctrine of the Trinity distinguishes orthodox Christianity from counterfeit forms of the faith, and sets Christianity apart from other monotheistic religions such as Judaism and Islam. Even so, many Christians struggle to understand and explain this non-negotiable doctrine.
What Every Christian Should Know About the Trinity explores the biblical foundation of belief in one true and living God, who exists as three distinct, but inseparable, co-equal, co-eternal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Written for pastors and laypersons alike, this book features twelve lessons that conclude with probing questions, making this an ideal resource for personal or group study.
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What Every Christian Should Know About Salvation: Twelve Bible Terms That Describe God’s Work of Redemption
What does it mean to be saved? And how does God’s work of redemption span time and eternity to provide a remedy for sin, which has ruined everything and alienated everyone from Him?
What Every Christian Should Know About Salvation explores twelve Bible terms that describe God’s gracious work of rescuing us from sin, returning us to a right relationship with with Him, and ultimately restoring us — and the fallen world in which we live — to the perfection Adam and Eve experienced before the Fall.
Each chapter concludes with summary statements and probing questions, making this an ideal resource for personal or group study.
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What Everyone Should Know About the Afterlife: A Biblical View of What Lies Beyond the Grave
You’re going to live forever. The questions are where, and how. With so many views about the afterlife — from reincarnation to annihilation — is there any way to know for sure what lies beyond the grave? The answer is a resounding yes!
The same God who created you in His image has revealed important truths about your destiny. What Everyone Should Know About the Afterlife briefly addresses what the Bible says about death, judgment, heaven, hell, and much more. Our response to God’s offer of salvation carries everlasting consequences.
Each chapter concludes with probing questions, making this an ideal resource for personal or group study.
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The Last Apologist: A Commentary on Jude for Defenders of the Christian Faith
The Epistle of Jude may be one of the most neglected New Testament books. Bible readers are tempted – in part by its brevity and in part by its similarity to 2 Peter 2 – to skip over Jude on the way to Revelation, or to give this short epistle little more than a glance.
This is unfortunate, because Jude speaks volumes about the value of Christian apologetics. The Last Apologist is more than a verse-by-verse commentary. Each chapter explores key words and phrases, and poses thought-provoking questions that make this a handy resource for personal or group study.
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The Searcher’s Guide to the Apocalypse
The Searcher’s Guide to the Apocalypse is now available as a Kindle ebook. The book is a verse-by-verse quest to understand the Book of Revelation, the final book in the Bible and the first place many people go to seek answers about the future.
But the Book of Revelation is more than prophecy. It is rich with information about the first-century church. And it is relevant to 21st century Christians who wait eagerly for the return of Christ.
Revelation promises a blessing to every person who reads, hears, and keeps the words of this prophecy, and The Searcher’s Guide aims to sort through various end-times scenarios, uncovering the rich and unchanging truths of God’s Word.
The Apologist’s Tool Kit – 3rd Edition (Latest)
Followers of Jesus always have faced attacks from outside the church – from worshipers in the cult of Caesar to militant Muslims. But potentially more damaging are threats from within – from false teachers who tickle our ears (2 Tim. 4:3) to false prophets who come to us with “cleverly devised myths” (2 Peter 1:16).
The Apologist’s Tool Kit 3rd Edition equips you to defend the Christian faith with gentleness and respect. This easy-to-read reference addresses some of the most commonly challenged Christian doctrines, from the existence of God to the authority of scripture. Each chapter concludes with probing questions, talking points, and references for further reading, making this a handy resource for personal or group study.
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What Every Christian Should Know About Same-sex Attraction
Christians are in the crosshairs of today’s culture, which celebrates the gay lifestyle and accuses those who stand on Biblical convictions of engaging in a new brand of McCarthyism. We should not despair, however. This is a God-ordained opportunity for followers of Jesus to love our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender friends, and for the church to minister to those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction.
What Every Christian Should Know About Same-sex Attraction offers a brief overview of the Bible’s clear teachings on homosexuality, and how Christians can express Christ-like love for our LGBT friends.
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What Every Christian Should Know About Islam
The events of 9/11 thrust the religion of Muhammad into American consciousness and evoked responses ranging from the demonization of all Muslims to the excuse that terrorists had hijacked Islam. Neither reaction is grounded in truth. The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims are precious people for whom Christ died. At the same time, Islam is a dangerous false religion that enslaves people and strives for world domination.
What Every Christian Should Know About Islam offers a brief overview of this 1400-year-old religion and seeks to answer key questions about Islam from a Biblical perspective.
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The Kingdom According to Jesus: A Study of Jesus’ Parables on the Kingdom of Heaven
Matthew records no fewer than 13 parables of Jesus about the kingdom of heaven. No doubt, the Son of God placed great emphasis on the kingdom, declaring it to be “at hand” and yet coming. Jesus used parables to reveal previously hidden truths about the kingdom, but for many it remains a mystery. When we turn to the Scriptures, we find perplexing and seemingly contradictory teachings about the kingdom, yet it was the primary focus of Christ’s teaching.
What is the kingdom of heaven? Is the kingdom here already, or are we to wait for it? Why did Jesus use parables to describe it? Who’s in the kingdom and who’s not? Why are some cast out of the kingdom? And what can we learn from Jesus’ stories of mustard seeds, pearls and bridesmaids? The Kingdom According to Jesus explores these questions in a simple and compelling way that encourages readers to “seek first the kingdom of God” (Matt. 6:33).
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Isaiah: Download the complete (and free) commentary
Isaiah was “the greatest of the writing prophets,” according to the New Scofield Study Bible. “No other prophet has written with such majestic eloquence about the glory of God…. Of all the O.T. prophets, Isaiah is the most comprehensive in range. No prophet is more fully occupied with the redemptive work of Christ. In no other place, in the Scriptures written under the law, is there so clear a view of grace” (p. 924).
Isaiah’s messages hearken back to the eternal counsels of God and the creation of the universe (see 42:5) and gaze forward to God’s creation of new heavens and a new earth (65:17; 66:22). While there are many important prophecies concerning Jerusalem, Israel and Judah, Isaiah’s predictions encompass all the nations of the earth (see 2:4; 5:26; 14:6, 26; 40:15, 17, 22; 66:18).
His writings have a strong Messianic focus. Isaiah foretells the Messiah’s birth (7:14; 9:6); His deity (9:6-7); His ministry (9:1-2; 42:1-7; 61:1-2); His death (52:1 – 53:12); and His future reign on earth (chaps 2; 11; 65).
The attached commentary on the Book of Isaiah is free and downloadable in pdf format. For accompanying work sheets and podcasts, click here. Please feel free to share these documents and links with others and use them any way you like as long as you do not charge for their use or alter their contents.
Isaiah Introduction and Chapters 1-35