The importance of knowing each book of the Bible becomes obvious when we realize that God has given us each of the books so that we will know God. As we grow in our knowledge of Him we will grow spiritually. Consequently, studying the books of the Bible is the ultimate way to discover Him (Jeremiah 9:23-24). Doctrinal studies are important, but one's doctrine must always submit to the truth found in the Bible. May the Lord bless your study.

Old Testament Studies - Text, MP3, PDFs or PowerPoint

Genesis - In the first eleven chapters of Genesis we are told about the creation, man, marriage, sin, the loss of marital paradise, the first false religion and the fact that we are all related. Genesis teaches us about tithing, the Abrahamic Covenant and the great patriarchs. We discover Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. We also get our first glimpses of our God.
Numbers - The book contains a census of the warriors of Israel and all of Israel. Various laws and offerings are given. The book focuses on the second and last year of Israel’s 40 year journey in the wilderness, including the reaction to the 12 spies, Moses' sin, the bronze serpent and the death of Miriam and Aaron.
Ruth - Ruth gives us important insights into how the will of God works in our lives. This is a love story about a Moabite woman called Ruth and Jewish man called Boaz. You will discover that God arranged arranged circumstances in order continue the messianic line to Jesus Christ. Ruth appears the genealogy in Matthew 1.
Esther - Esther is about God's sovereignty. God works so that a young Jewish woman becomes the queen of King Ahasuerus or Xerxes I. She becomes the queen five years before she is needed. The book describes a mortal conflict between Haman, the enemy of the Jews, and a jew called Mordecai. Esther saves the life of Mordecai and her Jewish people.
Psalms - The book's theme is the reality of life here on earth. The reader will discover that the book is divided into five sections each of which is written by a variety of authors. The book covers a wide range of prayers, praises, confessions and adorations of God. It contains prophecies about Jesus Christ.
Proverbs - The purpose of the book of Proverbs is "To know wisdom and instruction . . .to receive instruction in wise behavior, righteousness, justice and equity; to give prudence to the naive, to the youth knowledge and discretion, a wise man will hear and increase in learning, a man of understanding will acquirre wise counsel."
Ecclesiastes - This book reveals what life is like "under the sun." Solomon presents his quest for the meaning in life while he was away from God. This wealthy man did anything that he desired and found life to be empty. There is more to life than the stuff of this world, there is God.
Jeremiah - The prophet Jeremiah was called the weeping prophet (Jer. 9:1). He warned the southern kingdom called Judah that judgment was coming. He also promises a glorious future for Israel. The prophet was rejected by his own people much.
Daniel - Daniel gives us an incredible prophecy of world history from 538 B.C. into eternity. It contains hundreds of detailed prophecies. Daniel 9:24-27 describes the date of Christ's death. Daniel was written before all of the major prophecies occurred.
Hosea - The book of Hosea is a picture of God's love. The opening chapters start with an illustration of Hosea and his wife Gomer who eventually becomes an unfaithful wife - a prostitute. Yet, Hosea continues to love her. The illustration is used to show that God's love for Israel never fails.
Joel - This book reveals God's character - His holiness, love, patience and mercy. God is the ultimate adult who calls men and women to be holy. Joel is about a past Day of the Lord. You will learn what is meant by a future Day of the Lord.
Amos - The prophetic warnings in the book of Amos are given to the nation of Israel. These warnings could have been given against the United States of America in the twenty-first century. The nation is rebuked for the absence of true worship, lack of justice, idolatry, luxury, and total indifference to God.
Obadiah - Each of the Minor Prophets has a unique theme and purpose. Obadiah is a prophecy that announces a future judgement upon the nation of Edom because of their horrible behavior and hatred of Israel. The prophecy is about a future judgment.
Jonah - Jesus boldly declared that Jonah existed and was once inside a large sea animal for three days and three nights when referred to him in Matthew 12:39-40. The prophecy of Jonah is about a prophet who did not want to obey God. As a result, God chased him down and made him serve Him. The study reveals the truth that God loves Jews and Gentiles - everyone. He urges us to repent of our sins and desire to obey Him.
Micah - The prophet Micah describes a court trial in which God is the accuser, the nation of Israel is the accused and the mountains and the earth are the jury. Israel is guilty of sin and the Assyrian empire  is coming to defeat them. The trial shows that Israel is guilty.
Nahum - The prophet Nahum prophesied the future destruction of the city of Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian empire. The prophesy occurred about 100 years after Jonah preached in the same city.
Habakkuk - This incredible prophecy answers two questions that many struggle with. The first question is, "Why doesn't God remove evil?" and some ask, "Why doesn't God bring a revival?" The second question is, "Why does God use the more wicked to punish the less wicked?" The last chapter reveals how we should deal with trials in our lives.
Zephaniah - The book of Zephaniah describes near fulfillments of the day of the Lord against Judah, its capital city of Jerusalem, and surrounding nations. The book concludes by describing the millennial kingdom.
Haggai - God rebuked the remnant who returned from captivity in Babylon because they were not rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem. In this study we discover that God withheld blessing from Israel because they were self-centered and ignored God. We also learn more about the future messianic kingdom. God shared this information to motivate them to build the temple.
Zechariah - This is an amazing prophecy. The prophet Zechariah is given a series of prophecies about Jesus Christ from chapter one through chapter twelve. The first six chapters contain eight visions. The first three prophecies are a telescope into the future. Then Zechariah 6:9-11:17 is a summary of Israel's future. Finally, chapters 9-14 are about Christ's first and second coming. These chapters speak of His rejection and death, Armageddon, Christ's second coming and the millennial kingdom.
Malachi - The book of Malachi is like a barometer that reveals the quality of our relationship with God. In this book the people ask God questions and God asks them questions and answers are given to the questions. This is a very unusual prophecy.

New Testament - Text, MP3, PDFs or PowerPoint

Matthew, Mark, Luke & John - This study series is about the life of Jesus Christ from His birth to His death and return to heaven. The study teaches all four gospels verse-by-verse and in chronological order. It is called a harmony of the gospels.
Sermon on the Mount - Picture yourself seated on a hillside with Jesus' disciples and a crowd maybe numbering in the thousands looking up the slope to Jesus. Then this incredible speaker, like no one you have heard, starts to speak and you hear the Sermon on the Mount.
Acts - In this book you will discover how the early church developed. You will read about the Day of Pentecost, that salvation is for Jew and Gentile, the conversion of the apostle Paul and accounts of his three missionary journeys. You will see God at work.
Romans - John 3:16 gives us a very short description of the gospel and 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 gives us a longer description, but the book of Romans explains the gospel in detail. Here we learn that men and women are sinners, Jesus redeemed us, He is our propitiation, Christians are freed from sin and the law and much, much more. Romans is a must read and know book.
Ephesians - The church or the body of Jesus Christ is not a building. It is people whom God has placed into His family (Eph. 1:5-7). Chapters 1-3 are about the doctrine of the church and chapters 4-6 are wonderful application. You will discover how to live the Christian life.
Philippians - The book of Philippians is filled with joy as the apostle expresses his joy over the Christians in Philippi. In this uplifting book you will learn why Paul was happy even though he was in prison and chained to Roman soldiers. In this book the apostle writes, "For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain." In the last chapter he writes, "I have learned to be content in everything." This is a rich book.
Hebrews - This is an elegant and rich picture of Jesus. Here you will discover what it means that Jesus is our High Priest. You will see Him as God, man, and a loving high priest. This study will help you grow in your faith as you discover that Jesus is your Great High Priest.
James - Have you ever wondered if you are really a Christian? Which of your attitudes and behaviors prove that you are a Christian? For what evidence would you look? This book describes the behavior of real faith. That is, real faith that works.
1 Peter - Those who have trusted in God have suffered since Abel was murdered by Cain. The theme of 1 Peter is victory in Jesus Christ while suffering for Him. This study will encourage those Christians who are experiencing suffering.
1 John - The apostle John says that the purpose of 1 John was written so that those, ". . . believe in the name of the Son of God . . . may know that you have ceternal life." There are four cycles of doctrine and behavior tests. This is the book to read for anyone who wants to know if they are a Christian.
2 John - The epistle of 2 John was written by the apostle of John. Since the most effective false teacher are very charismatic the apostle teaches us how to deal with false teachers. He will tell us how to identify them and then how to respond.
3 John - The epistle of 3 John was written by the apostle of John. It is about four men: the apostle John, Gaius, Diotrephes and Demetrius. Diotrephes was a dictator in the church and the apostles teaches us how to deal with such a leader. in shape contrast Gaius and Demetrius are wonderful, godly men whom the apostle presents in contrast.
Revelation - This is the only book in the Bible with the promise of a blessing to those who read, hear, and pay attention to it. Here you will discover the future events that will occur at the end of time and the eternal destiny of everyone.