Going through these Bible Studies is similar to launching out on a journey of discovery! When embarking on such a journey, the goal is to reach a destination and to explore fascinating and exotic places and discover things of wondrous value. Similarly, the goal here is to explore and discover the wonders of God and His Word that will make you spiritually rich beyond anything of value in this world.
Likewise, in taking these courses, you have in your hand the compass of the Word of God that is always pointing “true North” to lead you to your destination!
The Bible studies here are not about making you or your life perfect! It is about making your life happier and fuller. It is about finding answers to your questions, and it is about how to help those in your sphere of influence also experience these positive changes. If you want to teach others, then these courses will give you the information to be able to!
The classes in these free Bible studies online courses are like foundation stones. Each foundation stone describes an area of faith or practical knowledge that you can build the house of your life upon. Each foundation stone deals with you primarily, for if you can change yourself, then you can bring changes to others. Yet this is not just about your own faith and yourself. Remember always that these foundation stones are to help you build a life that reaches out to others.
If you want to become a person of faith, someone who has a solid relationship with God, then you’ll need to know what to read in the Bible, how to get the most from the time you have for reading, and how to develop good study habits.
Do you want the same power that transformed a motley band of fishermen, tax collectors, and others in the far away dusty land of Palestine into fiery men and women of faith who changed the world? Do you want to know how that same power can work in your life too?
We’ll be exploring how to communicate with Jesus, how to pray effectively, and how to receive answers to prayer. The key to remember is that prayer works! When we pray, things will happen and things will be different. God will answer prayer.
In our classes on this subject we’ll be looking at how to get closer to God through our prayers, how to please Him by thanking Him and having an attitude of praise, and how to receive answers to prayer. Something that most of us need once in awhile is healing, and we will also look at how to receive healing in answer to prayer.
Prayer is not just a one-way conversation, a monologue of us talking to Him, but the Lord delights in talking with us. When we hear from the Lord in this way, we receive messages through what is called the gift of prophecy. If you’re having a particularly difficult problem, wouldn’t you like God to talk to you and offer specific answers? If you’re faced with an important decision, wouldn’t you like to get the Lord’s advice?
There is a lot in the Bible about human relationships and about having love for others. The whole purpose for living is to love God and others. That’s the most important thing! You may have a lot of gifts and talents, but if you don’t have love it’s not worth much! Loving others is oftentimes easier said than done, so in our classes on this subject we’ll be looking at some practical ways of getting along with people and living according to the loving principles Jesus taught us.
The Bible tells us who we are, where we have been, and where we are going. It even tells us how we should get there! Throughout these free Bible Studies online classes we’ll often read portions of the Bible, but it is important for you to also take time to read the Bible yourself. So we’ll be looking at how the Bible was put together and where to find what you need. We’ll also be looking at some of the prophecies in the Bible that have already been fulfilled, which are amazing faith-builders!
The Bible tells us that Jesus will return to set up His reign on Earth. No more cruel wars, oppression, and the rule of the greedy and powerful, but a rule of love where God’s plans will be fulfilled. According to some Bible scholars, there are 1,845 references to Jesus’ Second Coming in the Old Testament and 318 references in the New Testament. We refer to the period before His return as the Endtime – which does not mean the End of Time, but the end of the present era, after which Jesus will return to set up His kingdom on Earth.
In our class on this subject, we will look at some of the main signs as they are described in the Bible, and then we’ll look at how these are being fulfilled in our present day. We will try to give you enough information so that you will be able to discern the signs of the times yourself, as you observe what is happening around you.
“How do you know you’re saved?” “Is your salvation permanent?” “If you do something really bad, will you lose your salvation?”
In our classes on salvation we are going to look at the answers to these questions by carefully examining what the Bible says. Jesus loves you very much and will never let you down. You didn’t earn your salvation in the first place, so you can never lose it by what you do or do not do. We are saved by grace – a free gift of God’s love – and not by our works. The reason we can be so sure of this is because it is clearly explained in the Bible.
We have an amazing future in store for us! Heaven is a great place to be and a great place to look forward to! The difficulties of life will seem like they lasted only a moment, in comparison to the wonderful life we will have in Heaven. When you think about our glorious future in Heaven, it helps you bear some of the things you have to go through now. It pays to think about Heaven and talk about Heaven and try to visualize Heaven. That’s what we’ll be doing in several classes, to help you visualize what you have to look forward to!
One of the most exciting things about having Jesus in your heart is sharing the good news of salvation with other people. You will be giving them something that will last forever! We’ll find out how to lead someone to the point of praying to receive Jesus as his or her Savior, how to answer typical questions, and generally how to be an effective witness.
We all pass through difficult moments – times of loneliness, sickness, disappointment, accidents, loss, failure, marital difficulties, financial hardship, discouragement, etc., etc. A lot of people seem to think that as soon as they receive Jesus they’ll be completely happy, all their problems will be solved and they’ll never have any more, and things will go smoothly. But receiving the Lord into your life doesn’t mean that you’ll never have any more troubles. Troubles, difficulties, challenges, and problems are common to all. What makes the difference is that Jesus will help you through your problems and hard times.
As believers we should be seeking to follow in the steps of Jesus. Perhaps you wonder how to apply His teachings to your everyday life, and that’s what we’ll be discussing in these free Bible Studies online Courses. We’ll be looking at how to find God’s will; and how to tailor our lives and make our choices according to His Word and what He knows is best. That way we’ll be happier, we’ll be pleasing Him, helping others, and finding greater personal fulfillment. And for those who want to do more for the Lord, we’ll be giving you ideas of how to go further.