"A careful examination or analysis" (Webster) of the Bible and related topics.
Articles & Other Resources


The Apostle Paul's Letter to the Philippians
An in-depth look at Paul's joy-filled prison epistle to the Christians in Philippi. NOTE: This is a work in progress. (by AC21DOJ)

e-Sword is a first-rate Bible study software program for Windows that includes lots of Bibles, dictionaries, commentaries, and other resources. It is offered free of charge - although the owner and distributor, Rick Myers, gratefully accepts donations. [website]

Eight Ways to Improve Your People Skills
"Interpersonal skills are critical at work, in your home, at church, and around your neighborhood. Practice these time-honored and battle-tested skills to improve your effectiveness as you minister to the adults in your church family." (by Michael Zigarelli) [pdf]

Going the Extra Mile (Matthew 5:41)
"When we do more than what is required and better than what is expected, it shows that we operate according to a different value system that comes from a higher authority - an authority whose love and mercy compels us to show the same toward others through sacrificial, Christ-honoring service that goes the extra mile." (by AC21DOJ)

The Gospel According to Mark
An in-depth look at John Mark's account of the words and works of Jesus Christ. (by AC21DOJ)

Inerrancy, Interpretation, and Application
From the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. Includes the three Chicago Statements: Biblical Inerrancy (1978); Biblical Hermeneutics (1982); and Biblical Application (1986). **Used by permission of the Dallas Theological Seminary Archives.**

"The authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Christian Church in this and every age. Those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are called to show the reality of their discipleship by humbly and faithfully obeying God's written Word. To stray from Scripture in faith or conduct is disloyalty to our Master. Recognition of the total truth and trustworthiness of Holy Scripture is essential to a full grasp and adequate confession of its authority" (from the Preface to the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy). [pdf]

The Inspiration of the Bible
Is the Bible just another human book that teaches some good moral principles? Or is it God's inspired Word? If the latter, in what way is the Bible inspired, and what are some of the implications of its inspiration? (by AC21DOJ)

An Introduction to the Bible
Is the Bible trustworthy? How did we get the Bible? What is the Bible's basic message? How can we know and apply the Bible to our daily lives, and what will happen when we do? (by AC21DOJ)

The life cycle of a healthy Sunday School class
"Sunday School classes have life cycles. But sometimes, like the cocoon that fails to produce a butterfly, Sunday School classes get stuck mid-cycle." (by David Francis) [link]

Modern Parables
"Modern Parables is an original film-based Bible study curriculum on Jesus’ parables. It uses short films of the parables combined with teaching by pastors and in-depth study materials to create an entirely new learning experience. Modern Parables seeks to re-create the emotional immediacy that Jesus’ 1st-century audience felt when hearing the parables. It does this by using some of the best parable scholarship and exploring it through creative filmmaking. The gut-level understanding made possible by the films is intended to drive listeners into a deeper understanding of the Bible." [website]

Philippians 2:1-8 in the TLB, NLT, NLT2, and NASB
A comparison charting the progress of the New Living Translation, and including a comparison with the New American Standard Bible.

Romans 6: Personal Revival
Got sin? Want holiness? Count yourself dead to sin and alive to Christ!

A daily reading of Romans 6 in seven different versions of the Bible: Sun - New American Standard Bible (NASB) (with definitions of key terms) || Mon - New Living Translation (NLT) || Tue - Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) || Wed - New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) || Thu - New English Translation (NET) || Fri - Contemporary English Version (CEV) || Sat - The Message (TM)

A Sermon Model
What are the steps involved in preparing a sermon that is accurate, thorough, and relevant? Includes actual sermon. (by AC21DOJ)

The Spiritual Gifts Handbook: The Complete Guide to Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts
How can we and others benefit from our spiritual giftedness? What are the different spiritual gifts listed in the Bible? Which ones are valid for today? How can I know and apply my spiritual gift(s)? (by Bruce W. Black) [pdf]

A Study Guide for Charles Ryrie's Basic Theology
A study guide to accompany Charles Ryrie's Basic Theology. NOTE: This is a work in progress. (by AC21DOJ)

Systematic Theology (Wayne Grudem)
A series of lectures (in MP3 format) by Dr. Wayne Grudem, based on his Systematic Theology. [link]

Teaching As Jesus Taught
Notes from the book by Roy Zuck. [pdf]

The Terminology of Paul's Letter to the Philippians
Explanations for key words, phrases, and concepts. NOTE: This is a work in progress. (by AC21DOJ)

Thirty-Five Things Worth Knowing About the Bible
How can we know about God? Why isn't general revelation enough? How can we know the Bible is historically reliable? Hasn't the Bible been translated and copied so many times that what we have today cannot be trusted? Are there any ancient sources other than the NT that speak of Jesus? What is so special about Jesus? What are some benefits of studying and applying the Bible? (by AC21DOJ)