My Take on Bible Classes

by Matthew W. Bassford There’s no doubt that I’m a better teacher than a preacher. My first love is the lectern rather than the pulpit, and I “get” teaching Bible classes in a way that I’ve never gotten preaching sermons. Also, I’ve always been satisfied with the way my Bible classes have gone. Generally, they’re…

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Do you have a workbook on the Holy Spirit?

Question: First, let me thank you and those that have contributed to your webpage. I search it at least weekly. Great job. Since you have such an exhaustive set of resources on your website, I thought you might have an insight into a good classroom workbook or set of material for adult Christians on the…

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Women Participating in Bible Classes

by Matthew W. Bassford Recently, I’ve been engaged in an email discussion with a brother on the subject of women participating in our Bible classes. He sees inconsistency in many congregations between Bible classes, in which women may read Scriptures, make comments, etc., and worship services, in which they are required to remain silent. He…

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Who is supposed to guide local congregations?

Question: I am from a church of Christ that is normally referred to as one cup, no Sunday school, no divorce and remarriage, etc. My question is this:  If there are no positions of pastors nowadays, who is supposed to guide the local congregation?  Who can we go to in the time of struggle, problems,…

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Questions About Bible Classes

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Titus 2:1-8   I.         It is apparent to me that Christians as a whole do not understand the purpose of Bible classes.             A.        It is not just locally because I have receive similar questions from Christians in other areas.             B.        I think it would be beneficial for all of us to examine these…

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We used your thumbnail pictures as stamps on timeline “passports”

Question: Greetings to the La Vista Church of Christ! I just wanted to thank you for the great resources you have made available through your website. I was trying to make a “passport” to go along with our children’s Bible studies, to use as a timeline as they go through the Bible.  Your art thumbnails…

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Children and the Bible

by Doy Moyer Somewhere along the line, it seems to me, there has been an assumption that all the stories in the Bible have to be something for children. If some account is disturbing, then there is a problem with the Bible — as if the Bible was written just for the sake of kids.…

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Should videos of the gospels being portrayed be used in Bible Class?

Question: Is it unscriptural to use videos in Bible class? Recently, we decided to temporarily have Bible class for our Sunday evening services in order to watch and discuss the movie “The Gospel According to Matthew.” The movie acts out the events of the book of Matthew and uses the words of the book of…

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