Sermons, Class Material, Study Notes, etc.
by Jeff Smelser

Class Material, Study Notes, etc.

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The material below is primarily material prepared for Bible classes, mostly for adults, but some for high school classes and some for middle school classes. The attempt has always been to discern what God's will is, not to justify man's will. But the attempt has been made by a fallible man. Each one of us will give account before our Creator, and will be judged by his word, not by the comments made or conclusions drawn in the lessons linked below. Let these lessons and notes provoke you to deeper study of God's word, but let God's word be the end of the matter.    

Old Testament New Testament
 
Ge
Ex
Le
Nu
Dt
Josh
Jud
Ru
1 Sa
2 Sa
1 Ki
2 Ki
1 Ch
2 Ch
Ez
Ne
Es
Jb
Ps
Pr
Eccl
Cant
Isa
Jer
Lam
Ezek
Dan
Hos
Joel
Am
Ob
Jon
Mic
Nah
Hab
Zeph
Hag
Zech
Mal
 
Mt
Mk
Lu
Jo
Ac
Ro
1 Co
2 Co
Gal
Eph
Phlp
Col
1 Th
2 Th
1 Ti
2 Ti
Tit
Phlm
Heb
Ja
1 Pt
2 Pt
1 Jn
2 Jn
3 Jn
Jd
Rev
       
Special Studies    
 
Jesus in the OT Matt 19:1-12 1 Cor 13:8-13 Timeline
Jesus' Life Acts & Epistles correlation 1 Cor 14, women and
whole church meetings
Abraham's family
Jesus' Crucifixion,
Resurrection & Ascension
Romans 7 Church History Divided Kingdom
War,
an article by J.W. McGarvey
1 Cor 11:1-16    

 

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Joshua

Judges

Ruth

1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Kings

2 Kings

Psalms

Proverbs

Isaiah

Ezekiel

Daniel

  • Chapters 1-2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • Chapter 9 This is an MS Word document. It is a cleaned up version of class notes I took as a college student sitting at Phil Roberts' feet. However, if flaws are found, they are not to be attributed to him. I occasionally inserted editorial comments, and now this long afterwards, it is difficult even for me to know which comments and asides represent his remarks and which few may have been insertions of my own. We spent 6 class periods on this particular chapter, beginning on Oct. 20, 1978 and continuing till Nov. 1, 1978.

 

Joel

  • Joel, Outline and Notes

Amos

Micah

  • Micah, Outline and Questions

Matthew

Mark

  The following three articles were written in response to articles by Maurice Barnett.
  His articles can be found at www.biblebanner.com/apoluo.htm

John

Acts

Romans

Studies in 1 Corinthians

Galatians

Philippians

1st & 2nd Thessalonians

1st & 2nd Timothy, Titus

Revelation

 


SPECIAL TOPICS

Jesus in the OT

Introduction and 22 lessons that follow the order of events in Jesus' life and examine the OT prophecies that pertain to them

Church History

Special Topics in the New Testament

Jesus' Life

Jesus' Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension

Correlating Epistles with Acts

Matthew 19:1-12

More than just notes, this is a comprehensive study of the passage, the historical context, modern interpretations, and textual issues. Originally published in 1989 as chapter 5 in Is It Lawful?, edited by Dennis G. Allan and Gary Fisher, this work has been revised for publication on the Internet. Much useful material in the endnotes is now more readily accessible. The text and endnotes are linked in both directions to allow the reader to easily move back and forth. Also, a previously unpublished supplement is now available.

Romans 7

Studies in 1 Corinthians

Special Topics in the Old Testament

Timeline

  • Timeline, a graphic representation of Bible history

Abraham's family

Divided Kingdom

  • Quiz: The Beginning of Captivity
  • Chronology of the Fall of Israel and Judah related to Ezekiel

War

The following article, written by J. W. McGarvey, appeared in Lard's Quarterly in 1868 and was
signed simply "M." It is made available here because it is particularly needed and timely. It ought to
be read by every Christian who supposes modern wars can be justified by an appeal to the Old
Testament. It is reproduced here in a manner intended to appoximate the page layout as originally printed.

Jewish Wars as Precedents for Modern Wars



Links to Useful Websites


The linked resources below can be very helpful aids in your study of God's word. But please remember: No scholar's theory nor commentator's opinion can be substituted for God's word. In other words, inclusion of these links does not amount to an endorsement of all their content.

Bible Study Tools   Many Useful Online Tools, Various Bible Versions, Concordances, Bible Dictionaries, Commentaries, etc.
The Bible Gateway   "Passage Lookup" and "Word Search" functions for many Bible translations
Liddell Scott   Liddell Scott Greek/English Lexicon, look up Greek words online
Textual Criticism   Textual Criticism, information about the manuscripts behind the text of the New Testament
Josephus   Flavius Josephus. Against Apion. ed. William Whiston, A.M. (English)
  Flavius Josephus. Antiquitates Judaicae. ed. B. Niese. (Greek)
  Flavius Josephus. Antiquities of the Jews. ed. William Whiston, A.M. (English)
  Flavius Josephus. Contra Apionem. ed. B. Niese. (Greek)
  Flavius Josephus. De bello Judaico libri vii. ed. B. Niese. (Greek)
  Flavius Josephus. Josephi vita. ed. B. Niese. (Greek)
  Flavius Josephus. The Life of Flavius Josephus. ed. William Whiston, A.M. (English)
  Flavius Josephus. The Wars of the Jews. ed. William Whiston, A.M. (English)


Commentaries

Concordances

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

History

Language Studies