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The Church of the Servant King, offers free
on-line Bible Study guides and lessons of
our previous studies along with MP3 audio
downloads of our most recent study sessions.
All downloads are free of charge, and we
welcome questions and requests for further
explanations related to any of the topics. If you are a new believer or if you are
wondering how to become a believer, we suggest
that you begin with our study of the book
of John below followed by our Soteriology
Survey of the Bible Series: In this series, we take an in-depth look
at each book of the Bible in order to better
understand the purpose and meaning of the
- Matthew - The Gospel account of the life of Jesus
Christ that was written to Jewish readers
with a focus on Jesus as the Messiah and
King of Israel -- heir to David's Throne.
- Mark - The Gospel account of the life of Jesus
Christ that was written to
with a focus on Jesus' persecution
as comfort to Gentile Christians
by Nero in the late first century.
- Luke - The Gospel account of the life of Jesus
Christ that was written to
a single individual,
Theophilus, with a major focus
on the humanity
- John - The Gospel account of the life of Jesus
Christ written to a Gentile
church at the
close of the first century.
focuses on the Diety of Jesus
and on belief.
- Acts - A book of the transition from the Age
of Isreal to the Age of Grace
or the Church
Age. This book begins with
of Jesus and concludes with
the final missionary
journeys of Paul.
Galatians has been called the
“Magna Carta of Christian liberty” – liberty from the bondage of
legalism and a works-based salvation. As such, the truths found in
this letter became the cornerstone of the Protestant Reformation.
Paul’s thesis in Galatians – salvation is through faith alone in
Jesus Christ alone.
1 Thessalonians -
Paul had at least three purposes
in mind when he wrote 1 Thessalonians. First, he wanted to
encourage the new believers in their faith (1:2-10). Second, he
wanted to correct some misinformation that his opponents were
spreading (2:1-3:13). Third, he wanted to provide additional
instruction and address questions that would aide the
Thessalonians in their growth as Christians and new members of the
Body of Christ.
2 Thessalonians -
Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians from
Corinth. The topics that Paul addresses in the second epistle
emerged from situations he alluded to in the first epistle.
1 Corinthians -
this letter, Paul addresses these issues, promised to visit them
soon, and said he was sending Timothy to Corinth (chapters 1-4).
He dealt next with the oral reports (chapters 5-6) and then with
the questions that the Corinthian believers had written to him
(chapters 7-16). He evidently sent this epistle from Ephesus by
trusted messengers in the late winter or early spring of A.D. 56
One of the larger problems with which Paul dealt was that some
in the community were leading the church into a view of things
that was contrary to that of Paul. This resulted in a questioning
of Paul's authority and his gospel. The key issue between Paul and
the Corinthians was what it means to be "spiritual.
2 Corinthians -