Zephaniah

ZEPHANIAH INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF ZEPHANIAH 1. The prophecy of Zephaniah is in some respects supplementary to that of Habakkuk 2. Zephaniah shows that the judgment announced by Habakkuk will affect not only the Jews, but also Gentile nations, and even the whole earth 3. The early
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Haggai

HAGGAI INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF HAGGAI 1. Since the time when Zephania prophesied, startling events had happened. Israel and Judah had long ago been carried into captivity. A relatively small group of Jews had returned from Babylon by permission of Cyrus during the first year of hi
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Zechariah

ZECHARIAH INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF ZECHARIAH 1. The prophecy of Zechariah continues and supplements that of his contemporary Haggai 2. Like Haggai, Zechariah was raised up and inspired to stir up the flagging energies of the Jews who, on their return from Babylon, B. C. 536, had be
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Malachi

MALACHI INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF MALACHI 1. Under the ministry of Haggai and Zechariah, the people acknowledged their faults and made amends, but now they had become so hardened that they offer insolent denials of their guilt 2. A great peculiarity of the book is the use of interro
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Apostolic Principles

APOSTOLIC PRINCIPLES FOR A CHRIST- CENTERED MINISTRY INTRODUCTION These studies have been given for many years on the mission fields all over  the world. The method employed is that of interrogative analysis which brings  the truth within easier reach of many educationally disadvant
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Acts

ACTS INTRODUCTION I. THE BOOK OF ACTS 1. It is obvious that the title “The Acts of the Apostles” is both too comprehensive and too limited to be correct because: (1) The book deals, in the main, with the acts of only two of the apostles, Peter and Paul. (2) The ministry of other n
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Luke

LUKE INTRODUCTION A. THE BOOK OF LUKE 1. This book was written by Luke, who was a Gentile, an educated man and a physician 2. It was written to a personal friend and intended to stop the spread of spurious gospels 3. The key word of the book is “Son of man” 4. It is believed to ha
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Romans

ROMANS INTRODUCTORY, 1:1-17 A. SALUTATION, 1:1-7 1. How does Paul introduce himself in 1:1, 5? (1) As a “bond-servant” who voluntarily surrendered his personal liberty to become a slave (2) As separated from worldly attachments and pursuits (3) As dedicated exclusively to the inte
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