The following are different Bible studies that were done on different topics. A lot of these took place at the Tuesday night study here in San Antonio, TX.
How to Study the Prophets
In this Ask Pastor Tim, Tim is dealing with how to study the prophets.
The Importance of Encouraging One Another
An often overlooked ministry in the church is the ministry of encouragement. We need to be encouraged by other Christians, and other Christians also need to be encouraged by us.
Questions Preachers Should Ask of Every Sermon (Part 6)
When it comes to preparing and delivering a sermon, there are countless questions that must be asked: Am I preaching my own opinion or what the text is saying?
Trials and Blessings in the Ministry
There is no other path in the ministry except one that has trials and suffering along its way. At the same time, pastors also experience many blessings.
Homiletics: Eisegesis Is Not a Light Matter (Part 5)
When the preacher's sermon preparation leads him to commit eisegesis and he reads his own idea and meaning into the text, it is not a light matter.
Homiletics: Asking Questions of the Text (Part 4)
When studying the Bible for sermon preparation you must ask questions of the text. Then when preaching bring some of those same questions up to the listener.
Homiletics: Rightly Handling Scripture (Part 3c)
When it comes to rightly handling the Scriptures we want to seek for perfection. The preacher's goal is to articulate the truth of God exactly as it is and to not make clumsy statements.
Homiletics: The Preacher’s Prayer Life (Part 3b)
Those who are not disciplined and do not give priority to prayer in their life should not be preaching. Their prayerlessness is a statement that they have not yet grasped...
Homiletics: The Preacher’s Holiness (Part 3a)
When it comes to a study on sermon preparation we must not neglect the topic of the preacher's holiness. If there is unholiness in the preacher's life...
Homiletics: Called to Preach (Part 2)
The Lord designs some to specifically have a special calling to preach that is above and beyond the norm. It is God alone who knows how to create a preacher.
Homiletics: Not Many Preachers (Part 1)
When studying homiletics, the art of sermon preparation and delivery, we must start with James 3:1 and consider how the Bible says...
Why Do You Call Me “Lord, Lord,” and Not Do What I Tell You?
Jesus taught that the real proof of being genuinely saved is not by saying, "Lord, Lord," but by our walk. Do your actions reflect what your lips proclaim to believe?
Was It For Me That You Fasted?
When you fasted and mourned in the fifth month and in the seventh, for these seventy years, was it for me that you fasted?
Fulfill the Law of Christ
Authors of the New Testament tell us to imitate the example of Christ and so fulfill the law of Christ (Gal. 6:2).
Being Perfected by the Spirit
As you seek to be perfected by the Spirit, you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
The Christian is Not Under the Law
The Christian is not under the law, but is being changed into Christ's image as they live a life looking to Him.
The Law Imprisoned Men Until Christ Came
Men are imprisoned under the law but due to the weakness of the flesh they do not want to be there.
We Live With Our Eyes On Christ
The Galatians were wanting to be perfected and grow and advance in the Christian life...
Paul Preached Christ Crucified, Not Works
The Apostle Paul was being accused of preaching a different gospel to the Jews and to the Gentiles.
Paul’s Gospel is Not According to Man
In Galatians Paul is adamantly arguing that his Gospel came by the authority of Jesus Christ...
The Gospel in Collision with Other Powers
The task of taking the Gospel to the lost is to be taken not only occasionally, but intentionally.
The Doctrine of Regeneration
The doctrine of regeneration is one of the foundational doctrines of our faith and lack of clarity on it can lead to deadly error.
Christian Stewardship When Buying a Car
Tim gives some counsel to young people about how to best use the money God has given them when buying a car.
Teaching Your Children to Be Considerate
Walking in, and teaching our children, to be considerate of others. Philippians 2:3-5
Understanding the Book of Revelation
In this brief Bible Study Tim discusses how looking for repetition in the Scripture is a method to use in order to understand apocalyptic language.
The Third Temptation of Jesus
Getting your own way and just following the desire of your flesh is not true freedom, it simply leads to bondage and serving the devil.
Marriage and Singleness (Bible Study Discussion)
A bible study discussion regarding God's plan for marriage and singleness that began with a question about the meaning of Matthew 19:11.
What God Says About Work – Part 2
As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed. - Proverbs 26:14
What God Says About Work – Part 1
Go to the ant, lazy man; consider her ways and be wise; who, having no guide, overseer or ruler, provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. - Proverbs 6:6-8
Is Your Mind Set on the Flesh or the Spirit?
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. - Romans 8:12-14
Christians Are Not Debtors to the Flesh
What does it mean to be a debtor to the flesh? To be a debtor to somebody means you owe them something.
A Prophet to the Nations
Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations." Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth." But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a youth'; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. - Jer 1:4-7