Welcome to a series of Bible studies, and thank you for having an interest in studying the inspired (God-breathed), inerrant (without error), plenary (full/complete), verbal (word for word) word of the living God, Creator of heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1ff). Please feel free to use this material in your personal, class, or public studies at no cost to you and/or your students. Please feel free to copy and distribute this material to any number of others free and at no cost to you, except for your printing expenses. We ask only that you do not print for resale, edit, take anything out of context, or otherwise change anything from this site. We also ask that you speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15), love everyone (Matthew 5:43-48), and do no harm to even enemies. (Romans 12).

Please pause to ask God to bless you in your studies of His saving truth. (John 17:17; James 1:21). Rightly divide His word. (2 Timothy 2:15). Imitate the Bereans, who received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily to determine what the truth was and is. (Acts 17:10, 11). Do not allow anyone to teach you to reject the gospel for anything that is not the gospel. (Galatians 1:6-9). Always teach the truth (1 Peter 4:11), whether people like it or not. (2 Timothy 4:2), remembering that only the gospel Jesus preached will save. (Romans 1:16).
Pray for us and that anything we put on this site will be God’s saving word, and that souls will be saved as a result of what they learn herein. My father used to tell my brother and I, and all others, “If you find out that I am wrong and went to hell, don’t follow me. Find out what is right, and do that.” I would add, as I am sure my father felt, do not allow me to teach any matter that would cause me to be lost eternally, but show me the truth, so that I may be saved.

James Pilgrim