Bible Studies (Why study the Bible? Watch this video and consider...)
+ a note about "thee, thine, thou", etc. It does make a BIG difference!
We are equally eager to teach and share at church or in a location of your choice. For example, Pastor Josh can often be found online through Facebook (he is our online minister and currently lives in California) and loves to help others learn about applying the Word to your life. On Saturdays, Elder Vanessa Justice is usually at the church at 135 Monroe, Petersburg, for prayer and is available for individual or group Bible Study. Elder Phil is usually with her when his Gideons ministry does not have him elsewhere. Elder Vanessa loves to do online teaching and both will happily come to your home.
The Word of God is so important that we are willing to do what it takes to give you the help and information you need. We love those truthseekers!
NOTE: As with all studies, use what study tools you can to rightly divide the Word. Be a Berean, & recognize that sometimes folks will disagree on what they think they see or know in the Scriptures. Use history. Use context. Use research. Answer the question Jesus asked the scholars of His day--"How do you read it?" Don't just take someone else's teaching as the final truth. Read the Word for yourself, pray for wisdom from above, & study to show yourself approved. editor
We have an ever growing database of our sermons, videos, and talks which you can access here.
The Search For Truth A multi-week in home study which can be led by one of the elders, Pastor Chuck or one of our deacons. This is a foundational study which will provide careful indepth information across the spectrum of the Bible itself. It can be as short as twelve weeks, or, if you are a serious truth seeker and ask lots of questions, it can take a year... one of our studies did just that!
Alpha Omega Studies For years Pastor Chuck led studies through the Bible on a very fundamental level which took us step by step through the Bible, often verse by verse, on Sunday evenings. (Pastor Clawson has a Master's Degree in Logistics, & is a Certified Professional Logistician as well as holding certification in Christian Counseling.) Currently his health is not good, but we are putting together his, and other's, study materials on pages for each book of the Bible. You can find the ever growing library of information on this website and with it study the Bible in a unique way that includes delving into the history, the culture, and the context of the times being studied... One very interesting addition to the Christian perspective is the study of our Jewish roots. This website will take you through a Rabbi's explanation of the Tanach...our Old Testament. The Israel Bible
Online Biblical Training These courses are free & online from top biblical professors for every level of Christian.
The Anger Resolution Seminar
Do you have a tough time controling your anger? Does it well up in you when you are driving? Dealing with the kids? The spouse? At your workplace? Have you tried to "put it all behind you"? Or to "just eat it"? Anger Management. That is like caging and holding back a wild animal. Management is the best the world can offer, but God has a better way, and we have access to a video/workbook one-on-one Bible study that can take place at church or in the privacy of your own home...We can help you get a handle on, and then resolve, not manage, that anger. You really have to want to, and the study will give you ample opportunity to confront yourself, but... it is better to resolve that anger than cage it. Contact us, and we can set up a very private time ...
Matthew 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Negotiating the Grey Areas This is a personal Bible study you can do through this website.
All the information on how to deal with the day to day walk of being a dedicated Christian in a fallen and sinful world available through this self study. Going the Second Mile, part 1 and Going the Second Mile, part 2 set the stage for the following lessons. They are listed in order below....
Scriptural Financial Principles This is usually a private sharing and training. Elders Phil and Vanessa Justice hold the training in their home where you can count on absolute discretion. No one else needs to know anything about your financial situation, unless you decide to share it. The course materials will help you make sense of it all, and guide you toward being debt free. It is NOT a course in investments or financial planning, but is a course which will take you to God's Word and lead you to a deeper relationship with Him as you come to understand the "rules" He has put into place regarding money and things.
A Few"On Your Owns"... some quick "one pagers"...
We have several "self-studies" ~~ quick personal quiet time studies that may answer a question, give you tools to work on one area, or just allow you some down time on a scriptural "rabbit trail"...
Orderliness ~ or Tools to straighten up some of the messes I've made :-)
Standing for Traditional Marriage...
How the Claim to ‘Homosexual Rights’ Destroys the Logic of Liberty by Dr. Alan L. Keyes
A Chart of History Including Scriptural Events... You will need to expand the picture quite a bit to be able to read it, but it is most interesting and includes things happening world wide~~ 6,000 Years of History Visualized in a 23-Foot-Long Timeline of World History, Created in 1871.
History and the Bible by Professor Bruce Gore Professor Gore follows the Bible's books and explains what is happening historically while the events of the Bible are also happening. Meet the rise and fall of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Alexander, Rome and others as he walks you through History and the Bible.
The Whole Story ~ An Overview of the Bible by Calvary Church in Missouri.... great short videos and summary papers to help expand your understanding of the whole love-letter-from-God we call the Bible...