Author: Ron Graham
“Race” to “Religious”
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➤ Race I Have Finished My Course —In Paul’s lifetime athletic games such as the Olympics, were popular. Paul himself seems to have taken an interest in them. He likened his life to a race.
➤ Rachel Adventures of Jacob —This lesson looks beyond the sojourns and adventures of Abraham, to those of Isaac and Jacob, especially the latter (Genesis 22-36). “Three Marriages” outline included.
➤ Rags Filthy Rags (Isaiah) —The statement, “All our righteousness is like filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:4-9) has caused a deep struggle in many hearts. Does it mean our righteousness has no value in God’s eyes?
➤ Ram Prophecies of Daniel —In visions, Daniel foresaw the entire period from the Babylonian captivity until the Messiah came and established his kingdom throughout the world. God knew the future, and he would ensure that his plan unfolded over the centuries just as he willed.
➤ Ransom Redemption (Wonderful Words) —The rescue of sinners requires a ransom they cannot pay. Jesus paid the price with his blood, without any bargain with Satan.
➤ Rapture Events at the Last Day —One last day for this world. We don't know when, but we do know of seven main events of that day.
➤ Rapture The Rapture —The Rapture at the Last Day is a precious promise to the Christian. However the popular teaching about it is wrong.
➤ Ratrace Daily Life - Eternal Life —Daily life makes it hard for us to relate to eternal life. Life on earth can crowd our love for truth, faith in Christ, and hope of Heaven.
➤ Reading Reading the Bible Publicly —The person given this duty should take it very seriously and prepare for it well.
➤ Ready Ready to Answer —about always being ready to give an answer for Jesus Christ (1Peter 3:15).
➤ Reaping Sowing and Reaping —A lesson on the theme of seedtime and harvest. What's happening to us now, is the harvest of thoughts and actions previously sown as seed.
➤ Reaping Good Works Required —Paul makes good works a part of faith. Although Christians are free from the law, they must keep the commandments of Christ. Paul shows this to be essential to salvation(Galatians 5:13 to 6:10)
➤ Reason Book in Your Hands, Head on Your Shoulders —A study of reason and revelation, the relationship between our thoughts and divine thoughts, human judgment and scriptural authority.
➤ Reassuring The Reassuring (Outreach) —We turn our attention to the second step in the outreach process: the invitation that we should hold out to someone with whom we have found an opening.
➤ Rebekah Was Isaac a Pedophile? —Was Rebekah a Child of Three Years When Isaac Married Her? Was Isaac a pedophile? This is one of many claims used to discredit the Bible and Christianity.
➤ Rebellion The Wayward Son Who Remembered —We begin a series of Bible studies called “Remember”. The idea behind this series comes from something that Peter said... “I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things... to stir up your pure minds to remembrance” (2Peter 1:12-14).
➤ Rebirth “Regeneration” Defined —Several technical or special words in the Bible are studied and explained in our glossary. This lesson provides a word family, definitions, Greek/Hebrew references, a scripture chain, comments, and links, related to “regeneration”.
➤ Rebirth Regeneration —Regeneration is renewal or rebirth, being “born again”. Rebirth is important in the doctrine of Christ. It is the bringing back to life of a person who is spiritually dead in sin.
➤ Rebirth “Born Again Christian” —People say “born again Christian” because they believe that two kinds of Christians exist. There are those Christians who have experienced the new birth, and other Christians who supposedly haven't. They are the spiritually unborn. This belief is false.
➤ Rebuke A Disciple’s Rebuke —Occasionally in any group of Christ’s disciples, someone’s behaviour may not accord with a disciple’s code of conduct. Should that disciple be rebuked?
➤ Rebuke List of Rebukes in the Bible —A list of rebukes found in the Bible. This list may surprise you.
➤ Receiving Christ The Y in GLORY ~ Jesus Your Saviour —The PURPOSE of Jesus to be YOUR SAVIOUR who can give you fellowship with God.
➤ Reconciliation Reconciliation (Wonderful Words) —Our alienation from God was all our own fault. Reconciliation is not entirely in our own power. We need Jesus Christ.
➤ Reconciliation WORDS Reconciliation Defined — Several technical or special words in the Bible are studied and explained in our glossary. This lesson provides a word family, definitions, Greek/Hebrew references, a scripture chain, comments, and links, related to “reconciliation”.
➤ Reconciliation Limited Atonement —The question uppermost in our mind, when we consider the doctrine of “Limited Atonement” is this: Did Jesus die for some and not for others?
➤ Record Setting the Record Straight — Paul answers misrepresentation and opposition by certain Jewish brethren who promote obedience to the law of Moses, and distinctions between Jew and Gentile. (Galatians 1:10 to 2:21)
➤ Record Unlimited Forgiveness —A Bible study about whether God would ever refuse to forgive one who repents and comes to him through Christ.
➤ Rebuilding Jerusalem Adventures of Ezra and Nehemiah —Well into the Medo-Persian rule, Artaxerxes is king of Persia. Ezra and Nehemiah lead the rebuilding, religious restoration, and resettling of the remnant in Jerusalem.
❖ Redeemer See Redemption below.
➤ Redemption WORDS Redemption Defined — Several technical or special words in the Bible are studied and explained in our glossary. This lesson provides a word family, definitions, Greek/Hebrew references, a scripture chain, comments, and links, related to “redemption”.
➤ Redemption of body Your Body a Sacrifice —About how faith in one’s heart should develop into a faith lived out in one’s flesh. This is something that the apostle Paul was very concerned about.
➤ Redemption Redemption (Wonderful Words) —The rescue of sinners requires a ransom they cannot pay. Jesus paid the price with his blood, without any bargain with Satan.
➤ Redemption What Jesus Accomplished on the Cross —Explains justification, sanctification, and redemption.
➤ Refuse If God Refused —Discusses why God cannot refuse anyone who repents and seeks forgiveness.
➤ Regeneration “Regeneration” Defined —Several technical or special words in the Bible are studied and explained in our glossary. This lesson provides a word family, definitions, Greek/Hebrew references, a scripture chain, comments, and links, related to “regeneration”. See also Rebirth above
Note —REGENERATION: Regeneration means new birth, rebirth, being born again. This must be preceded by a death of sorts. Especially, when being born again in Christ, one must enter into Christ’s death and be buried with him (Romans 6).
➤ Rejoicing Are You Positive? —Paul’s letter to the Philippians is positive in its theme, “I can!” We look beyond positive thinking to the postive actions encouraged in the letter.
➤ Relating Relating to Each Other (1Thessalonians 5:12-15) —Paul provides teaching on the way in which members of the local congregation should relate to each other.
➤ Relationship with God The Gospel is the Power —Three kinds of power in the gospel... the power to enlighten, to save, and to establish.
➤ Relativism Relativism and Absolute Truth —A short but informative discussion of relative and absolute truth from a Biblical perspective.
➤ Religion Will Any Religion Do? —Is mud chocolate? How many religions should we regard as good and true? Lesson includes discussion of burning of books in Ephesus.
➤ Religion (YouTube) Search for the True Church (2) — Watch a 30‑minute video, second in the series "The Search for the True Church". There are many conflicting and confusing opinions about how to define religion, what its purpose is, and which religion is acceptable. Rather than add my opinion to the mess, I am going to simply offer you the longstanding viewpoint of someone whose credentials are unsurpassed and who addresses this question with clarity and authority: Paul the apostle..
➤ Religion Umbrella Religion —Umbrellas have obvious shortcomings. There are similar shortcomings in many people’s religion.
➤ Religious Why Be Religious? SERIES —Series includes three lessons on the theme “Jesus Died For You”, and three lessons on the theme “You Are Going To Die”.