The new Christians in Corinth had strong opinions. They were disunited, behaving badly when they came together. The apostle Paul told them very clearly how to put things right: do everything in love. Paul answered their practical questions about marriage and social relationships and wrote about resurrection, communion, gifts of the Holy Spirit and the church as a growing body. We can learn much.
The Man Who saw the King takes you through the bible book written by God’s prophet Isaiah around 700 BC, a violent period in Middle Eastern history. Isaiah saw the true King, the Lord Almighty, and wrote warnings, promises, words of comfort and prophecies that Christians see fulfilled in Jesus, the servant King. There are helpful notes on history and how New Testament writers quoted Isaiah.
Hebrews is a letter written in the first century AD to Christians who were facing difficulties. The writer of the letter wanted to give his dear friends encouragement, warnings and solid information so they could hold on to their courage, hope, confidence and faith. Studying this letter will teach us more about who Jesus is, what Jesus has done for us and what Jesus is doing for us now.
These studies by Freda Hawkes use the bible to discover what Christians believe. In the bible’s own words, you can explore the Christian view of God and humans, who Jesus Christ is and what he has done. Each study has notes helping you understand the context and the unusual words. You can study individually or as a small group.
The bible book called Acts records the beginnings of the Christian church. The action is set in Palestine and the eastern Mediterranean in about 30 to 65 AD. Using these studies you can discover what the early Christians believed, through the explanations of Jesus’ followers to people of different cultures. Each study has notes helping you understand the context.
These studies by Freda Hawkes pick out important parts of the bible, from the first book, Genesis, to the last book, Revelation. Each study has notes helping you understand the context and the unusual words. You can study individually, or as a small group. By the end you’ll have a good idea of what the bible is all about. Then go back and read more of the parts that interest you!