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Resources for Topical Studies

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These links are provided for access to audio, articles and video study materials by various individuals and local churches. As always, we must compare what is taught to the Scriptures (Acts 17:11; 2 Tim. 2:15) to see whether the things being taught match the truths revealed in God’s Word. We cannot give “blanket endorsement” to all the teaching that is found at the list below. If you have questions about things you are studying, please feel free to email and ask questions for our consideration. Thanks! mjw

~ Links to Audio, Articles & Video on Various Bible Topics ~

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The A.D. 70 Doctrine Examined Part 1 – by Thomas N. Thrasher
The A.D. 70 Doctrine Examined Part 2 – by Thomas N. Thrasher
Abel, The Faith of
Abraham, The Faith of

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Baal, I Kings 18: Elijah and the 450 Prophets of
Baptism: An Overview of
Baptism, The Baptism of John
Baptism, The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Baptism, The Baptism of Fire
Baptism, The Baptism of the Great Commission
Baptism, The Donahue-Cockrell Debate (on Faith Only Salvation vs Water Baptism being essential in the conversion of a non-Christian coming to Christ)
Baptism, The Baptism of Suffering
Baptism, The Baptism of Moses
Baptism, Does the Bible Teach One Must be Baptized in Order to Be Saved? by Mark J. Ward
Bible Authority Series – by Mike Johnson
Bible Authority Lessons – by Mark J Ward

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Caleb, Looking Through the Eyes of
Charts (Debate) – by Patrick T. Donahue (“Debates Chart” Link on Left Sidebar)
Charts (Debate) – Download Charts from the Padfield-Phillips Debate. Over 120 overhead charts used by Padfield in this debate (PDF file size: 251k).
Charts (Sermon) – by Mark J. Ward
The Early Church – by Mr. Carrol R. Sutton
Conversions in Athens (Acts 17) – by Mark J Ward
A Study of I Corinthians 11:1-16: The Pleasant Grove Study of the Various Positions and AttitudesCoverings – A Verse by Verse Study of I Corinthians 11:1-16 – by Mr. Carrol R. Sutton
Covering Discussion (pdf) – Hiram O. Hutto & Paul Hutcheson, Is the Hair the Only Covering in I Corinthians 11:1-16?
Ward-Schellekens Bible Discussion – Must Women Cover Their Heads When They Pray?

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Daniel, The Faith of
David, The Faith of
David: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Debates Link Page – by Patrick T. Donahue
Debates Link Page, (Discussion of Baptism & Apostasy by Caneyville church)
Debates Link Page (Misc Religious Debates Listing by HiWay 5 South church)
Debates Link Page (Misc Religious Debates Listing by David Padfield)
Differ, When Brethren – by Mark J Ward

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Example: Articles on examples by Mike Johnson
Ezra: Lessons from Chapter 10

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“For the remission of sins” – “For The Remission Of Sins.” David Padfield wrote to several prominent Greek scholars and posed this question: “Is it grammatically possible that the phrase ‘eis aphesin hamartion,’ ‘for the remission of sins,’ as used in Acts 2:38, expresses the force of both verbs, ‘repent ye and be baptized each one of you,’ even though these verbs differ in both person and number?” These letters were quoted in the debate several times. This booklet contains photocopies of their responses and explains the phrase “for the remission of sins” in a very detailed manner (PDF file size: 640k).
Fellowship Series – by Mark J Ward
Fellowship/Placing Membership – by Mark J Ward
Forgiveness

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Gift of the Holy Spirit: How the expression is used in the New Testament
Godhead, The
Godliness

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Humility

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A Study of Institutionalism – by Various Speakers

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Jesus: An Introduction

Jesus: In the beginning
Jesus: Born of a virgin
Jesus: God/man on earth
Jesus: Master Teacher
Jesus: A worker of miracles
Jesus: Perfect Sacrifice
Jesus: Perfect in Temptation
Jesus: The Word/Logos
Jesus: The Way, the Truth and the Life
Jesus: “I will build my church”
Jesus: I am going away
Jesus: I am coming back
Jesus: I will not leave you comfortless
Jesus: Fulfilled prophecy
Jesus: Reigning over His kingdom
Jesus: Confessing Him as the Christ
Jesus: Baptism “in His name”
Jesus: Tender Correction
Jesus: Firm Reproof & Rebuke
Jesus: The Bread of Life
Jesus: The Lord’s Supper
Jesus: Fellowship with the Son

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God’s Kingdom Among the Nations – by Ben Hall

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The Lord’s Supper, “2nd Serving” Practice Examined – by Mark J Ward
“Is the Lord’s Supper limited to being observed in the assembly of the local church?” – by Mark J Ward
Love: The Types of Love we Find in the Bible

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Membership in a Local Church – Part 1 & Part 2 – by Mark J Ward
MDR – A Review of the Most Prominently Held False Ideas on MDR – by Patrick T. Donahue
MDR (An Answer to Dan Billingsly’s “Fundamental Bible Studies” by Wendell Wiser)
MDR – There are Only Two Reasons for Scriptural Divorce Today – by Mark J Ward
Miracles: What does the Bible say?

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Obedience: Article series by Mike Johnson

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Parables – Article series by Mike Johnson
Passover: Lessons from the Passover
Paul: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Peter: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Politics & the Christian – by Sewell Hall (audio)
Premillennialism & The Rapture: What does the Bible Teach?
God’s Kingdom Among the Nations – by Ben Hall
Perfect: The use of the word “perfect” in the New Testament

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Queen of Sheba

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Relativism, Brethren with Too Many Relatives, by Edward O. Bragwell, Sr.

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Saul, King of Israel: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Salvation: Becoming a child of God
Salvation: Can a Christian who is saved become lost eternally?
Solomon: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Spiritual Gifts: The gifts of the Holy Spirit

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Thanksgiving, “In Everything Give Thanks”, short, very good audio on the topic by Mike Johnson
Tongue: Articles on our speech by Mike Johnson
Truth – Articles on Truth by Mike Johnson

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Unity of the Godhead
Unity of the prayer of Jesus in John 17
Unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace
Unity in diversity?

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Veils, (Head coverings, Mantillas, Long Hair, etc.)
A Study of I Corinthians 11:1-16: The Pleasant Grove Study of the Various Positions and Attitudes
Coverings – A Verse by Verse Study of I Corinthians 11:1-16 – by Mr. Carrol R. Sutton
Covering Discussion (pdf) – Hiram O. Hutto & Paul Hutcheson, Is the Hair the Only Covering in I Corinthians 11:1-16?
Ward-Schellekens Bible Discussion – Must Women Cover Their Heads When They Pray?

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Ward-Brooks Bible Discussion – Lord’s Supper Discussion “2nd Serving”
Ward-Schellekens Bible Discussion – Must Women Cover Their Heads When They Pray?
What “Matters” Matter? – by Mark J Ward
When Brethren Differ – by Mark J Ward
WHY I LEFT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH – by David J. Riggs
WHY I LEFT THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH – by Terry Sanders
WHY I LEFT THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESS ORGANIZATION – by Leon Kennedy
WHY I LEFT THE METHODIST CHURCH – by Robert Jackson
WHY I LEFT THE EPISCOPALIAN CHURCH – by Jeffrey Smith
WHY I LEFT THE BAPTIST CHURCH – by Grover Stevens
WHY I LEFT THE BAPTIST CHURCH – by Patrick Donahue
Withdrawal Series – by Mark J Ward
Women and “Whole Church Meetings” by Jeff Smelser
Women Speaking When the Whole Church is Together in One Place – “Does I Corinthians 14:34,35 Apply to the Modern Day Assembly?”  -by Patrick T. Donahue

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