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).
I consider "Rebuilding the Foundations" to be, by far, the most important Bible studies on this page.
I was invited to speak at a gathering of Heaven's Family, my favorite missions organization. We have a missionary couple of our own in Africa, David and Cynthia Taylor, whom we love, and David was invited to speak there, too. I condensed Parts 1-3 of the Christian Model (below) into a teaching called "Rebuilding the Foundations." It's packed full, and God breathed on it. One missionary asked if he could translate it into Chinese. The leader of Heaven's Family suggested everyone spread the teaching. It was very exciting for me to see God move like that.
Part 1: God's Solid Foundation
Part 2: The Power to Obey
Part 3: The Gospel
We did this lesson in four parts. It was well worth the time.
Part 3A: The Messiah
Part 3B: Jesus' Gospel
Part 3C: The Apostles' Gospel
Part 3D: Gospel Overview (no Powerpoint)
A catechism is a set of foundational teachings for the new believer. Obviously, then, my "Rebuilding the Foundation" series could be a catechism. This series, however, is simpler because I had new, unchurched believers in mind when I wrote it. (I began this series October, 2017.)
This series will only contain worksheets in MS Word and PDF formats.
An Overview of the Christian Life
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.
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.