Free Basic Bible Studies
Free basic Bible studies and advanced free Bible courses are available through the Internet, and they include guides for a Scripture class to follow. Many of the no cost courses available are submitted from specific denominations, so if a person is already a member of a church, or is interested in a particular denomination, he can ask for that specific approach. For the person who wants to launch a new Scripture study, or the person who has been doing this for a while, the advantages of obtaining this information are obvious. The advantage of looking at the same passages interpreted by different churches can be either enlightening or confusing.
No cost courses are helpful to the individual who wants to do a study at his own pace and cover that portion of the Scripture he is most interested in first, or that part about which he has the most questions. Since there is no absolutely correct way to do it, free Bible studies will fit into anyone's schedule and preferences. No cost courses are available for both children and adults. Sunday School teachers can benefit from the lesson outlines and material for activities at minimum cost. They may have to pay for copies after receiving the no cost lessons. It shouldn't be surprising that there are so many Christian companies willing to share the Scriptures freely by providing free Bible studies to those who want them, but in today's consumer society, it's unexpected.
For young adults wanting to help children become familiar with scripture outside the Sunday School setting (perhaps in supplement to it), free basic Bible studies are one answer to how they can do that. Especially for parents who are home schooling children and want to include Religion as a subject, no cost courses will cut expenses and at the same time allow that extra class. The one-on-one teaching improves the quality of the classes as well. The parents who are teaching children at home through the no cost lessons are not alone, either. There are helps online to answer questions not covered in the study and which the parents might not be able to answer, and they can always call the pastor of the church where they belong for insight.
No cost lessons obviously have a wide range of possibilities, one of which is reaching non-Christians and those Christians who are living in remote areas where regular Scripture study classes are not available. There are computers just about everywhere these days, so ordering online has become second nature to a lot of people. For those who do not have computers, public libraries usually have them available to patrons. Schools are sometimes willing to allow parents of students and students to have access to Internet connections with some restrictions. Obtaining free Bible studies would not be outside the justified topics to research.
No cost lessons would, hopefully, lead to more advanced Scripture courses on the part of the subscribers. Some might even seek higher education in scriptures at one of the many Bible colleges in the nation. While some churches do not require a degree for their ministers, others do, so free Bible studies might even open the door to the pastorate for some of those who order the courses online. With the millions of Christians in the world, there are seldom too many leaders in any area. Free basic Bible studies, therefore, could eventually be the answer to some remote community's leadership dilemma.
For the student of worldwide religions, no cost courses are a cost-saving means to really understanding Christianity. By taking up the no cost courses offered by one or more of the companies who advertise on the Internet, the Christianity part of his study would be well covered. The study guides and review material will be helpful to the student when it comes to understanding and retaining the material covered. The student of religions might want to pass on what he has learned about Christianity to others, particularly children. Therefore, the fact that some of the supplementary material that accompanies the no cost lessons is animated, makes it far more interesting for young children being taught. The games and puzzles accompanying them are also the best kind of study helps for children, and teachers can make the most of these aids.
One of the best free basic Bible studies available to children is the weekly bulletin they receive in church. They cover the Scripture readings for that day's service, and give the children puzzles, riddles, and maybe even cartoons that will reinforce the lesson in the story told that day. For most children, this isn't work--it's fun.
Bible TractsBible tracts and Bible videos can be used to share the love of Christ and the good news of hope that He brings to the world. Christ came into the world so that we might have life; abundant life on earth and eternal life in heaven. Gods plan of salvation is extended to us through the life and death of Christ, as Christ is the ultimate sacrifice for sin. His death on the cross provides atonement for the sins of His people; all who will believe in Him as the son of God and Savior of the world. Miraculously, God chooses to share this good news through the efforts of His own people. In the Lord's sovereign will, God uses people to spread His glory, bringing joy to the hearts of those who serve Him and the pleasure of glory to the Holy throne. All who are saved are called for a purpose, and that purpose is intricately woven through services of good works in sharing God's love. Bible videos are excellent tools that can be used in sharing God's plan, love, and purpose.
The Apostle Paul wrote in a letter to the Ephesians that God's mysteries were being revealed in these last days. He teaches that we are God's workmanship and that we have works to accomplish for God's glory. "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2:10) Paul goes on to explain the works that we are to partake in, "Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unreachable riches of Christ; and to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God..." (Ephesians 3:8-10) Bible tracts could explain these truths to readers, making the mystery of Christ clear to the lost soul.
Paul continues to discuss how it is that we share these mysteries of God and His salvation through Christ Jesus. "According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: in whom we have the boldness and access with confidence by the faith in him." (Ephesians 3:11-12) When we speak of Christ, we are to be confident in our Christ's ability to use us and bold in our approach to sharing Christ's love. Christ urged his disciples to have a missionary heart and to go and share the gospel. "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." (Matthew 28:19-20) We can use Bible videos to teach others how to effectively share the gospel, making the tools both an evangelical door opener and a teaching aid, as well.
Spreading the gospel of Christ has evolved with modern technology and conveniences. Now the message of love can be shared with innovative techniques utilized through effective tools used to support the bold ones who want to share their faith.. Bible tracts are translated into thousands of languages every year, and they are tools that can be used on mission trips, mail campaigns, or market evangelism. Bible tracts can be written to a specific target audience, addressing issues that are specific to that people group or culture.
Utilizing videos are another effective tool when ministering to others. Today, Bible videos come is many different classes and styles. There are videos that teach on specific topics or books of the Word of God. There are also videos that address difficult and modern issues, such as evolution, and use scientific research to support Biblical perspectives. There are also full length feature films with story lines that teach of Christ's love and sacrifice. These videos can be tools for evangelism or simple gifts of teachings to those who are loved and care about.
These resources may be purchased from a variety of sources. There are Christian book stores that carry these valuable assets and often offer discount prices when bought in bulk. There are publishers that write tracts and sell their tracts in quantities to Christian organizations or churches. Both can also be purchased from retail or publishing sources. There are many resources online through the Internet.
The most important point to remember is command to share God's love with others. In infinite wisdom, God ordained that we are the vehicles for taking the message of salvation and eternal life into the world. Using tools, such as Bible tracts or Bible videos can be as simple as handing a person a gift. But, the eternal significance of giving this gift will be great! We should test our boldness by finding a tract that speaks of the message dear to our heart, or find a video that has a message to share, and start handing it out today.