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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 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?

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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

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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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

Ward-Schellekens Bible Discusion – Must Women Cover Their Heads When They Pray?

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?

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Ward-Brooks Bible Discussion – Lord’s Supper Discussion “2nd Serving”

Ward-Schellekens Bible Discusion – Must Women Cover Their Heads When They Pray?

What “Matters” Matter? – by Mark J Ward

Differ, When Brethren – by Mark J Ward

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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