Bible Study Subjects:
Back to Jerusalem
The Coming King
The Law of the King
Witch of Endor
Cities of Ash
A River of Life
Bowing to Baylon
A Tale of Two
Voice in the
A Jar of Oil
Above the Crowd
Back to Jerusalem
disciples of Jesus were completely devastated. All of their hopes and
dreams for the new kingdom of God had been nailed to a cross the
previous Friday. Reeling with grief and confusion, Cleopas and his
companion slowly made the seven-mile trip from Jerusalem down to their
home in the little town of Emmaus. As the sun was setting that Sunday
afternoon and they trod their way down the bumpy road, a stranger drew
near to journey with them. Little did they know that this new traveling
companion was the resurrected Lord Himself. Paying little heed to their
fellow pilgrim, the two dejected disciples rehearsed the staggering
events of the weekend, feeling more despondent with every step.
As Jesus silently listened, He desperately longed to reveal Himself to
His downcast friends. But the Lord deliberately shielded His true
identity because they needed now, more than ever, to understand the
Scriptures. If Christ had allowed these two faithful followers to
recognize who He was, they would have been far too excited to listen to
the important truths He had to share.
Even after three and a half years of listening to His teaching and
preaching, they still did not comprehend the nature of His mission. He
had plainly told them, "The Son of man is delivered into the hands of
men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise
the third day. But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to
ask him." Mark 9:31, 32. Jesus gently interrupted their sad
conversation, and for the next two hours He gave them the keys for
understanding all Scripture and prophecy.
much of the Scriptures are we commanded to believe?
. Believe ______ that the prophets have spoken.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of
complete oracles (sacred truth) of God are contained in the writings
of the Old and New Testaments. The keys to understanding the
prophecies of Revelation are found primarily in the stories of the Old
Testament. For example, of the 404 verses found in the book of
Revelation, 278 of them are echoes from other stories and prophecies
in the Old Testament.
did Jesus say the Scriptures and prophecies reveal?
. Beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in
all the scriptures the things concerning ________.
John 5:39 Search the Scriptures; for ... they are they which
testify of me.
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God
gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly
come to pass.
central figure in all of Scripture and prophecy is Jesus. This
captivating series will cover many themes of prophecy, but keep in
mind that the primary focus of Daniel and Revelation is Jesus Christ
and His kingdom.
is another name used in the Bible for Jesus?
. In the beginning was the ______, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among
kind of people did God use to write the Bible?
1:21 . _______ men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy
life comes from knowing Jesus (John 17:3). How was Jesus known to His
. He was known of them in breaking of __________.
the Bible, bread is a symbol of the Word of God. Jesus said, "It is
written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4. As we read, digest,
and follow the Scriptures, we will find strength, joy, peace, and
important should Bible study be to the Christian?
. I have esteemed the words of his mouth ________ than my necessary
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a
light unto my path.
devil hates the Bible and will do almost anything to prevent people
from reading it. He knows that its prophecies expose his plans to
deceive the human race. So don't be surprised if Satan attempts to
distract you from this series of lessons or tries to get you
preoccupied with other things. God will make a way for those who seek
to know the truth to find it.
helps us understand the Bible?
. When he, the __________ of truth, is come, he will guide you into
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,
... shall teach you all things.
1 Corinthians 2:13 We speak, not in the words which man's
wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth.
must I do to be certain the Holy Spirit is guiding my Bible study?
. And I say unto you, ______, and it shall be given you.
Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts
unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the
Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of
the doctrine, whether it be of God.
of the work of the Holy Spirit is to help us understand the truth of
the Scriptures. This is why we should always ask the Holy Spirit to
guide us before we open God's book. I can be certain the Holy Spirit
is guiding my Bible study if (1) I ask Him to guide me, and (2) I am
willing to accept and follow truth as He reveals it to me.
does prayerful study of the Word help us?
119:11 . Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not
______ against thee.
Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and
shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Romans 15:4 Whatsoever things were written aforetime were
written for our learning, that we ... might have hope.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God
... and it shall be given him.
method of Bible study do the Scriptures recommend?
28:10 . For ______________ must be upon precept, ... line
upon line, ... here a little, and there a little.
1 Corinthians 2:13 But which the Holy Ghost teacheth;
comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
2 Peter 1:20 No prophecy of the scripture is of any private
must lay aside our own ideas and study the Bible by reading everything
in the Scriptures on any given subject ("here a little, and there a
little") and by comparing all the verses for input. We should let the
Bible speak for itself. When this is done, the truth always comes
through clearly. This is how Jesus convinced the two disciples on the
road to Emmaus that He was indeed the Messiah (Luke 24:27).
will studying the Scriptures do for us?
3:15 . Thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make
thee wise unto _________ through faith which is in Christ
Scriptures help us understand God's great plan of salvation--the most
important information ever given to mortals.
to Jesus, where do we find the truth?
. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the __________, and the life.
John 17:17 ...Thy word is truth.
find the truth in God's Word--the Bible. Truth is a scarce commodity
in today's world, and all the people of earth suffer as a result. The
truth about everything that really matters is found in Scripture.
Studying and following its counsel sets people free (John 8:32) and
brings them happy, abundant living (John 15:11).
warnings regarding Bible study are given in the Scriptures?
2:15 . Study to shew thyself approved unto God, ... rightly
________________ the word of truth.
2 Peter 3:16 In all his epistles ... are some things hard to be
understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest,
as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
dividing the word of truth" means to interpret it correctly and
truthfully. There is great danger in twisting Scripture to make it say
what we want it to say. What I say about the Bible matters little.
What counts is what Scripture says about itself.
should we test all religious teachings and doctrines?
. They received the word with all readiness of mind, and
________________ the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if
they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no
light in them.
religious teachings should be checked by the Bible. If any teaching
does not clearly agree with the Scriptures, it is false and should be
happened when Jesus explained the Scriptures to His two discouraged
disciples on the road to Emmaus?
. Did not our __________ burn within us, while he talked with
us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
these two disciples knew that Jesus was alive and heard Him explain
the prophecies, what did they do?
. They rose up the same hour, and ________________ to Jerusalem, and
found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with
of the first reactions these disciples had after hearing Jesus explain
the Scriptures was a burning desire to share the good news with
others. We hope it is also your desire to invite your friends to join
you in this dynamic series of Bible studies.
you wish to fully understand and follow the Scriptures?