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Subjects for Bible study?
December 13, 2021

Topics for Bible Study?

Providing you with a weekly Bible study would be a much easier task if I had topics you might like me to address. I will not simply answer the question, but provide verses to study on the subject in upcoming emails. (I may, though, use some of the questions to write blog posts at https://www.ancient-faith.com.)

This week I want to give you a very foundational Bible study.

Read 2 Timothy 2:19

Question: Why is "depart from unrighteousness" a foundational concept for Christians?

The answer to that question will be easier to understand once you look at the following verses on faith in Jesus.

When we say, "Believe in Jesus," what are we supposed to believe about Jesus? Many people teach that we must believe that Jesus died for our sins, but that is believing in something Jesus did rather than in Jesus himself.

Matthew 16:13-20

Question: What did Peter believe about Jesus that caused Jesus to reward him with promises?

John 20:31

Question: What did John want us to believe about Jesus after reading his Gospel?

Acts 2:36 (the first Christian sermon ever preached)

Question: What did Peter want the Jews to believe at the end of his sermon?

Romans 10:9-10

Question: What did the apostle Paul want us to say about Jesus, and what did he want us to believe in our heart about Jesus in order to be saved?

If you have never done what Romans 10:9-10 says to do to be saved, I urge you like Peter did to "be saved from this perverse generation" (Acts 2:40).

Once you have done this, whether you said with your mouth that Jesus is Lord for the first time as you did this Bible study, or whether you did it long ago, the next step is to be baptized. If you read Acts in the Bible, you will see that those who believed were always baptized immediately. You don't have to read all of Acts to see this, though. Acts 22:16 is part of Paul's testimony when he was put on trial. He said a man name Ananias came to him and said, "What are you waiting for? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord."

I wish I could just send you to the one church like Ananias did for Paul almost 2,000 years ago. Pray to God, and he will guide you to the right people to baptize you. The Bible says, "As many as are led by the Spirit, these are the children of God" (Romans 8:14). Jesus himself said that his sheep will hear his voice (John 10:27-28). Follow his voice, and find Christians who will go through life with you.

Again, please send me questions or topics that we can study the Bible about. You can do that by replying to this email, emailing me at paul@christian-history.org (preferable), or you can friend me (Paul Pavao) on Facebook and send me a message there or write on my newsfeed.

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