A Study of Matthew 13:36-43 -- When the Saints Shine
What would you think if you found out that the “field” and the “world” of this parable weren’t talking about our globe after all? Consider this PDF study HERE. Or listen to this study in audio format below:
A Study of Matthew 16:27-28 -- The Timing of Christ's Return
Do you realize that Jesus actually told people of His generation nearly 2000 years ago that He would return (in what folks today call His “second coming”) before all of them had died off? Find out more in PDF form HERE. Or listen to the audio of this study below:
A Study of Matthew 23:13-33 -- The Seven Woes of Jesus
How would you feel if Jesus called you and your friends a bunch of vipers as well as hypocrites, fools, crypts, and not only children of murderers but also who will follow in their footsteps? Find out HERE why Jesus said such things to some people were a big reason for the fall of Judaism nearly 2000 years ago. Or listen to this study in audio format below:
A Study of Acts 1:9-11 -- Disappearing in a Cloud
At Jesus’ ascension were there loud angelic shouts and trumpet blasts? Was He seen leaving on a white horse? Did He leave in flaming fire? Did “every eye” see Him leave? Find out in PDF form HERE. Or check it out in audio form below.
A Study of Acts 3:19-21 -- The Times of Refreshing
What and when were the “times of refreshing” spoken of by Peter? We need to know so we can pinpoint when Israel’s sins would be blotted out and when their Messiah would return for them. Open the PDF notes HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of Romans 8:18-23 -- The Groaning Creation
Do animal, mammal, and plant life actually need to be delivered from corruption? Or is it “possible” that the “creation” of which Paul wrote was referring rather to God’s creation of His Old Covenant people for the purpose of giving the world His Messiah? Check out the PDF notes HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of First Corinthians 13:8-12 -- Cessationism?
What in the world did Paul mean by supernatural gifts ceasing at the time of the arrival of the “perfect” and when he reached a “face to face” situation? Read the PDF notes HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of First Corinthians 15:1-58 -- What Kind of Resurrection Exactly?
Was Paul focused on biological resurrection or some other type of resurrection? And what did he have to say about the timing of the resurrection under consideration–anything? Find out these answers and more info in my PDF study HERE. (If you go thru my study on 1 Cor. 15, please remember to recall my chart on the Present Indicatives in 1 Cor. 15 in my “Interpretation & Tools” directory as you come upon my comments related to it; you’ll know when. Oh, and also I strongly encourage you to actually study my PDF notes on 2 Cor. 5:1-8 before you go through 1 Cor. 15; I think that will make my study on 1 Cor. 15 easier.)
A Study of Second Corinthians 5:1-8 -- The House Not Made by the Hands of Men
Was Paul actually talking here about our individual, biological bodies? Or is it possible that he was referring to an entirely different house, tent, tabernacle, temple that those of his time would more quickly think of when they read what he wrote in 2 Cor. 5:1ff? Consider all of this for yourself in my PDF notes HERE.
A Study of Ephesians 4:7-13 -- Continuationism?
What does it mean when Paul wrote of supernatural gifts being provided until the unity of the faith, the knowledge of God’s Son, a perfect man, and the stature of Christ’s fullness? Check out this explanation in the free PDF HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of Philippians 3:2-21 -- Resurrection's Relation to Righteousness
Have ya ever thought about how righteousness is connected to resurrection? And don’t ya ever wonder what Paul meant by how he and his audience had attained to the resurrection “to a degree”? Well check out this fascinating chapter study on PDF HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of First Thessalonians 4:13-17 -- A Rapture?
Is there really any such thing as “the rapture”? Well, what exactly did Paul mean when he wrote about being caught up and meeting the Lord in the air? Get my answers in the PDF HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of First Thessalonians 5:1-10 -- The Thief Motif
Was there “really” no info provided concerning the Lord’s return? If not, why did Paul tell some Christians of his generation that they knew something about the timing of the Lord’s return with salvation? Read some thoughts on this HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of Second Thessalonians 1:4-10 -- Tribulation to Tranquility
What in the world could Paul have meant by Jesus giving these Thessalonian Christians a reprieve from their persecutions upon the Lord’s return? Wouldn’t they have been long dead by then? I think you’ll find this a very interesting passage to consider in my PDF notes on this passage HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of Second Thessalonians 2:1-8 -- The Lord Already Returned?
Why would Paul be concerned in the least with whether or not Christians believed the Lord had already returned before the AD 50s? And why would anyone teach such a thing? Consider my answers to such questions in my PDF notes HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of Second Timothy 2:16-19 -- The Resurrection Already Occurred?
Why would Paul be concerned with whether or not some Christians were being taught that resurrection had occurred before the mid AD 60s? How would shipwreck the faith of some? What exactly was Pauls’s problem with what was being taught about this? Consider some answers to these questions and more in my PDF notes HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of First Peter 1:3-13 -- Salvation Ready to Be Revealed
What did Peter mean by salvation ready to be revealed in the last time or at the end of “these last times” (v. 20)? Hadn’t salvation already come to them by the mid AD 60s when this letter was penned? Consider my answers to these and more questions in my PDF notes HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of Second Peter 3:1-15 -- New Heavens and New Earth
Why were people scoffing at Jesus not returning within just 30+ years after He died? How many sets of “heavens and earth” do you see here? If righteousness is found in the new heavens and earth, then do we have Christ’s imputed righteousness yet? Does the second part of verse 8 contradict the first part of verse 8? Consider my answers to these questions and more in my PDF notes HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of First John 2:28--3:2 -- Relation of Righteousness with the Return
Especially since it didn’t make those who saw Him in Palestine like Him, why in the world did John seem to say that seeing the Lord in person would make him and his audience like Him? Is there perhaps something we’re missing when we take this passage at face-value? Consider the answer to these and more questions in my PDF notes HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
A Study of Revelation 1:7 -- Every Eye to See the Lord's Return
Since the earth is a sphere, should we take this passage literally? And who exactly was meant by “the tribes of the earth”? And, if at least some folks would be saved and happy to see the Lord, why does this passage say that “ALL the tribes of the earth” would mourn at His return? Consider answers to these questions and more in my PDF notes HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
An Overview of Eschatological Time Statements
There are numerous and varied types of time-related statements concerning the return of the Lord and the occurrences such as the resurrection that are slated to accompany that great event, but this PDF (which can be read HERE or better yet HERE) touches on some of the most prominent ones and the immense importance of correctly understanding and applying them to our theology and teaching. You may also listen to the audio for this lesson below if you so desire:
The Spirit After All Things Fulfilled
So, especially in relation to other lessons I have on this site (such as the ones on 1 Cor. 13:8-12 & Eph. 4:7-13), what should we believe about the work of the Spirit after He accomplished His prophesied task? Does He still work supernaturally among God’s people subsequent to His first-generation work? Consider my responses to such questions in PDF form HERE. Or listen to the audio below:
Baptism After All Things Fulfilled
I was raised to believe in water immersion as being absolutely necessary for the forgiveness of sins and being part of the kingdom; I studied it, taught it, debated it, etc. for decades. After years of being a believer in fulfilled theology, I decided I had no choice but to restudy baptism from within that paradigm shift. If you’d like to know what conclusion I reached, you’re welcome to read my summary notes in PDF format HERE. Or you may listen to the audio below:
The Kingdom -- The Fulfillment of All of God's Redemptive Work
Has the kingdom existed since Adam & Eve? Or did the kingdom come into existence with Abraham or Moses or David? Or did the kingdom come into existence with Jesus around the time of His death and the Spirit sent on Pentecost in Acts 2? Or did the kingdom come into existence when Jesus returned to close out Old Covenant history at Jerusalem’s demise? And what is the kingdom anyway? Chance a read of my notes in this PDF HERE or better yet HERE. Or take a listen to the audio below:
Twenty Eschatology Charts
See a PDF of 20 eschatology charts HERE. (About half of these charts are mine [the first half]; unless they’re labeled, I don’t know to whom the others belong.)
These charts are a great learning tool and can capsulize a lot of information in a concise format. Feel free to clip them out using your favorite graphic software or the Windows Clipping Tool built into Windows 8 and later. Complete instructions on the clipping tool HERE