Paul F Pavao
These free Bible study lessons are not for the faint of heart. These are lessons that I have taught to disciples who want to follow Jesus over everything else. I believe they are encouraging, and they fit the purpose of the Scriptures: to equip men of God for every good work (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
The Bible study notes and outlines were made for me, so they may or may not be easy to follow. If you want to use one of the Bible studies, and you don't understand the notes, then listen to the recording. If that still doesn't help, then use the "contact me" button on the navigation bar.
The Bible study recordings are not as long as they appear. I usually shoot for one hour, and the rest is question and answer.
On Sunday nights at Rose Creek Village, I am trying to carefully build a model of Christianity from Scripture. I think the model most Christians start with is not based on Scripture but tradition.
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Christian Model 01: God's Solid Foundation
Christian Model 02: The Power to Obey
Christian Model 03: The Gospel
We did this lesson in four parts. It was well worth the time.
Christian Model 03-A: The Messiah
Christian Model 03-B: Jesus' Gospel
Christian Model 03-C: The Apostles' Gospel
Christian Model 03-D: Gospel Overview (no Powerpoint)
I did these teachings with men only through the winter of 2015-2016. All notes are written by me. Many of these have audio recordings with them so you can see how I taught them. If the recordings are over an hour, it is only because there were questions afterward that we taped.
There were fourteen of them, so obviously I have more to get ready for the internet.
The Kingdom of God: A biblical analysis of the Gospel of the Kingdom.
Faith and Works: Resolving the dilemma between a judgment according to works and a salvation by faith apart from works.
The Judgment and Works: This study addresses the New Testament passages about the judgment.
A lot of things are called sound doctrine these days. A lot of things are put on the statement of faith of various Christian traditions. Most of those things, whether truth or error, do not fit the Bible's definition of sound doctrine. This free Bible Study lesson was put together using every verse in the New Testament that uses the word "doctrine."
This Bible study was originally done in answer to a false teacher, but there is a full outline with explanations of every point. With a little work this would be a booklet, but it will serve you better in teaching a Bible study in the form its in.
There is no recording to go with this worksheet.
This used to be a for-sale booklet, but it never sold. This bothers me because when I tell people its contents in person, they get very excited. "How to Make a Church Fail" is the story of how we got from the apostles to what I call "the fall of the church" under Constantine. It is written from the devil's perspective, as he tells the tale of what he did to get his flock intermingled with the flock of God.
If I have to say so myself, it is a very interesting read and should only take you an hour or so. The idea came to me on a drive to work along with the whole story. I drove to work and typed it up in about two hours. Despite how quickly I did it, it is well-referenced and historically accurate.
My Articles page does not go to prepared Bible study worksheets, but it does go to articles that you could turn into Bible studies.