Exploring the Word of God

A Series by J. Michael Feazell, Joseph Tkach, Lorenzo Arroyo, Michael Morrison, Paul Kroll, Tim Finlay and Grace Communion International

Exploring the Word of God Two Books of Moses: Genesis and Exodus
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,370. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament
This introductory commentary gives an overview of the first two books of the Bible, from Creation to the giving of the law at Mt. Sinai. We explore each book, and its significance for Christians today. Should we keep the laws God gave to Moses? What lessons can we learn from the lives of Abraham, Joseph, and Moses?
Exploring the Word of God The Conquest of Canaan: Leviticus to Joshua
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 21,040. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Tim Finlay and Jim Herst take the reader on a journey from Mt. Sinai to the Promised Land, from repeated failures in the wilderness of Sin to success in Gilead, Judea, and Israel. Lessons for Christians today are found throughout.
Exploring the Word of God: Books of History: Joshua to 2 Samuel
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 35,550. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Biography / Old Testament
This is a lay-level introduction to the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1& 2 Samuel. In each book, we look at the way the book is organized, its main themes, and lessons we learn from it today. There are character sketches of Joshua, Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson, Samuel, Saul, David and Bathsheba. By Tim Finlay and Jim Herst.
Exploring the Word of God Books of Poetry: Job Through Song of Songs
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 31,320. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament
This is a lay-level introduction to some of the writings of the Hebrew Bible - the book of Job, with its wisdom about human suffering - the book of Psalms, filled with praise and questions and even complaints - the book of Proverbs, with general principles of life - the book of Ecclesiastes, a somewhat cynical look at life without God in the picture - and the Song of Songs, a celebration of love.
Exploring the Word of God: Introduction to the Gospels
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
This e-book contains articles that are about all four of the Gospels - not specifically about Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, but about topics that span all of the canonical accounts of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We cover historical accuracy, doctrinal content, and significance for our own day.
Exploring the Word of God: Studies in Matthew
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 33,140. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, we look at an overview of the book of Matthew, take a closer look at the Sermon on the Mount, parables about the kingdom of God, and several other notable parts of Matthew. Some chapters are by Tim Finlay and Jim Herst, Paul Kroll, and Joseph Tkach.
Exploring the Word of God: Lessons from the Gospel of Mark
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 42,210. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
Devotional thoughts from events in the life of Jesus Christ, reported in the first six chapters of Mark. Not necessarily what you learned in Sunday School. Plus an academic paper on Mark 11.
Exploring the Word of God: Studies in Luke
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 30,750. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Dr. Michael Morrison examines the overall structure and purpose of the Gospel of Luke, explores the limits of its accuracy, and highlights the birth narratives and some of Jesus' best-known parables.
Exploring the Word of God: Reflections on the Gospel of John
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 20,560. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Joseph Tkach explains lessons we can learn from various stories in the Gospel of John. The more we learn about Jesus, the more we learn about ourselves as well. With an overview chapter by Jim Herst, a chapter by Paul Kroll, and two studies by Michael Morrison
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 1: Introduction and Chapters 1–3
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 25,210. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
This is an introduction to the book of Acts, and a commentary on the first three chapters. About 22,000 words. By Paul Kroll, a journalist, and Michael D. Morrison, PhD, instructor in New Testament at Grace Communion Seminary.
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 2: Acts Chapters 4–7
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 11. Price: Free! Words: 25,520. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
A commentary on four chapters of Acts, from the Jerusalem ministry of Peter, to persecution, the selection of seven Hellenistic leaders, and the sermon and stoning of Stephen.
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 3: Acts Chapters 8–11
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 12. Price: Free! Words: 26,100. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
Paul Kroll continues his commentary with an examination of four more chapters, including the expansion of the church in Judea, Galilee and Samaria, the conversion of Paul, the Gospel goes to Gentiles, and the church expands to Syria. Most of the work for this commentary was done in 1994; biblical references were updated in 2012 and the text was edited by Michael Morrison, PhD.
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 4: Chapters 12-15:35
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 13. Price: Free! Words: 32,830. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
Paul Kroll continues his commentary on the book of Acts, with research pulled in from some other author's commentaries. In this volume, we also include a lengthy study of the Decree of the Jerusalem Council, written by Michael D. Morrison, PhD. All materials were written in the mid 1990s and updated in 2012.
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 5: Chapters 15:36–18
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 14. Price: Free! Words: 21,830. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Biography / New Testament
Paul Kroll continues his research and analysis for Paul's second missionary journey.
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 6: Chapters 19–23
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 28,500. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament
Paul Kroll continues his commentary on the book of Acts. This volume covers Paul's third missionary journey, centering on Ephesus, and his trip to Jerusalem and the circumstances that led to his being imprisoned by the Roman authorities.
Exploring the Word of God Acts of the Apostles Volume 7: Chapters 24–28
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 16. Price: Free! Words: 25,630. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Biography / New Testament
Paul Kroll completes his commentary on the book of Acts with an examination of the final chapters: from Paul's trial before Felix, to his arrival in Rome.
Exploring the Word of God: Reading Through Romans
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 17. Price: Free! Words: 42,900. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Michael Morrison goes through the entire letter to the Romans, commenting on what it means for us today. The focus is on what we do know, not on controversies that have no resolution.
Exploring the Word of God: The Corinthian Letters: Selected Chapters
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 18. Price: Free! Words: 24,790. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
This is a lay-level commentary of selected chapters in 1 and 2 Corinthians. Our goal is to make the main message plain, and easy for people to see how it is based on the text.
Exploring the Word of God: Reading Through Galatians
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 19. Price: Free! Words: 17,410. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
Galatians, one of Paul's earliest letters, clearly states the gospel of salvation by grace without any need to keep the laws of Moses. But this does not mean that Paul does not care about how a Christian lives - he includes numerous instructions about it. Dr. Michael Morrison, Professor of New Testament at Grace Communion Seminary, explains how it all works together. Written for lay readers.
Exploring the Word of God: The Epistle to the Ephesians
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 20. Price: Free! Words: 22,530. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In 13 lessons, Lorenzo Arroyo guides you through the Epistle to the Ephesians, with questions designed to help you explore what this book meant and what it means today. Chapters 2 and 5 are explored with commentary by Michael Morrison.
Exploring the Word of God: Reading Through Philippians
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 21. Price: Free! Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay level commentary, Michael Morrison, instructor in New Testament at Grace Communion Seminary, examines the story-flow and each verse of Philippians. Paul encourages the believers in Philippi to imitate the self-sacrificing love of Jesus, and he points out several examples of people who have done so.
Exploring the Word of God: Reading Through Colossians and Philemon
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 22. Price: Free! Words: 19,630. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Michael Morrison explores the details of Paul's letter to the Colossians and to Philemon. In Colossians, Paul insists that Christ is fully sufficient for our salvation; we do not need to add any extra knowledge or rules to qualify for the kingdom. In his letter to Philemon, Paul asks Philemon to treat a slave as a brother, and to send him to help Paul.
Exploring the Word of God: Reading Through 1 & 2 Thessalonians
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 23. Price: Free! Words: 13,250. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Michael Morrison examines the purpose and flow of 1 Thessalonians, from 1:1 to 5:13. An overview of 2 Thessalonians is given, with extra chapters devoted to the rapture and the man of sin.
Exploring the Word of God: Reading Through the Pastoral Epistles
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 24. Price: Free! Words: 19,980. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Michael Morrison, instructor in New Testament at Grace Communion Seminary, examines Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus. All chapters of 2 Timothy and Titus are covered; the work is not done on 1 Timothy.
Exploring the Word of God: The Letter to the Hebrews
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 25. Price: Free! Words: 37,280. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Michael Morrison examines the story-flow of the epistle to the Hebrews, showing the author's rhetorical strategy and its significance for Christians today. Two additional chapters focus on the question of the validity of Old Testament laws for believers today. Dr. Morrison wrote his dissertation on the book of Hebrews and now teaches at Grace Communion Seminary.
Exploring the Word of God: The General Epistles: James, 1 & 2 Peter
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 26. Price: Free! Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, we cover one verse in James and four chapters in 1 & 2 Peter; that is all we have now. But what we have, we offer to you for your encouragement and instruction. We just look at what the Bible says, and don't get bogged down in controversies that can't be resolved or don't make much difference in our lives.
Exploring the Word of God: Revelation: Volume 1: Introductory Articles and Chapters 1-3
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Series: Exploring the Word of God, Book 27. Price: Free! Words: 31,880. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013 by Grace Communion International. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
In this lay-level commentary, Paul Kroll explores the book of Revelation, also known as the Apocalypse. A series of introductory articles explore the nature of this kind of writing, and its purpose. Some commentators have turned Revelation into an outline of history, when that is not its purpose. The commentary then turns to chapters 1-3, including the seven letters to the seven churches.