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What's Left

People who have enjoyed the Bible study sessions I've led or the sermons I have preached have sometimes asked if I could make my notes available. Recognizing that a major part of the value derived comes from the group discussion during the Bible study session, (and, to a much lesser extent, the style of delivery for sermons) what is left after the sessions are finished are just these notes.


These are my most recent sermons. I do not consider any of them to be especially good, but we did have some fun along the way.

Holy! What?

- What does it mean to be holy? 1 Peter 1:14-17

When Right Is Wrong

- Sometimes others are wrong, how should we respond? Romans 12:9-18

Caring For The Salvation Of The World

- Our mission as believers; 1 Corinthians 12:7:27

Get The Goods

- Feel, Be, Do; Matthew 25:31-40

The Other Guys

- Compassion; Proverbs 14:10

Worship 1:

What Is Worship?

Worship 2:

Worship: Awareness Of The Presence Of God

Worship 3:

Worship: Celebrating Life And The One Who Gave It

An older sermon (from 2010): "A Few Simple Ideas - Love" (audio file: 315 MB download; WAV format; 31:14 minutes running time).

Bible Studies

Book by Book

If you haven't endured one of my Bible study sessions I should probably explain what's going on here. We embarked on a series of studies looking at one book of the Bible each week, using "The Bible Book by Book: An Introduction to Bible Synthesis" by G. Coleman Luck (ISBN-13: 978-0802400451) for the first half of each session, followed by discussion of selected passages from that week's book of scripture. These files are the questions I used to prompt the discussion. My goal was to encourage our participants to read carefully and to think about aspects of the passage they might not have considered. I might sometimes ask a question for which the selected passage has no direct answer, to point out that sometimes what we think a passage says isn't really there (even though, in some cases, that particular idea may be derived from other parts of scripture). The questions are often thought-provoking, but I must warn you that sometimes when I look at one of these sheets a few weeks later I sometimes can't recall exactly the point that particular question was trying to uncover.

1 Chronicles 1 Corinthians 1 John 1 Kings 1 Peter 1 Samuel 1 Thessalonians 1 Timothy 2 Chronicles 2 Corinthians 2 John 2 Peter 2 Thessalonians 2 Timothy 2 Kings 3 John Acts Amos Colossians Daniel Deuteronomy Ecclesiastes Ephesians Esther Exodus Ezekiel Ezra Galatians Genesis Habakkuk Haggai Hebrews Hosea Isaiah James Jeremiah Job Joel John Jonah Joshua Jude Judges Lamentations Leviticus Luke Malachi Mark Matthew Micah Nahum Nehemiah Numbers Obadiah Philippians Philemon Proverbs Psalms Revelation Romans Ruth Song Of Songs Titus Zechariah Zephaniah

How to Study the Bible

A brief series on how to study the Bible.

How To Study The Bible: Context How To Study The Bible: Translation How To Study The Bible: Commentaries How To Study The Bible: Search and Other Tools How To Study The Bible: Synthesis

God's People in Exile

A brief series of studies on "God's People In Exile", begun when we learned that our local congregation was soon to be homeless: our parent body had decided to close its worship center in our community.

How Does It Feel?

- where we indulge in a bit of music therapy. Psalms 137-138.

What Should We Do? Presenter's slides

- God's plan for the exiles: settle in and prosper. Jeremiah 28, 29, and 52.

What Should I Do?

- personal righteousness and integrity under adverse circumstances. Daniel 1, 3, and 6.

What Comes After?

- The Preparation of a Prophet. Ezekiel 2-3.

What Comes After?

- Demonstrative Prophecy. Ezekiel 4-5.

What Comes After?

- A Broken God. Ezekiel 6-7.

What Comes After?

- A Driven God. Ezekiel 8-9.

What Comes After?

- A Sojourning God. Ezekiel 10-11.

What Comes After?

- A Restoring God. Ezekiel 33 and 43.

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