"For this reason I
also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know
whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I
have committed to Him until that Day. Hold fast the pattern of sound
words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in
Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the
Holy Spirit who dwells in us."
2 Timothy 1:12-14 NKJV
Bible Training & Education
facilities associated with the Christian Brethren
Emmaus Bible College exists
to help disciples of Jesus Christ
to know God, His Word and
His purposes for their lives
in order to impact the world
with the Gospel.
Emmaus Bible College
Emmaus began its teaching program in 1959, with the vision to
prepare young people for overseas missionary service and for
ministry within Christian Brethren assemblies. Today, they
continue to offer a variety of courses to educate Christians to be
effective in the local church, community and the mission field; to
reach all with the gospel and encourage one another to continue in
began in 1965. They have grown steadily both in training and in
the ministries they have undertaken. They are based within the
Christian Brethren assemblies and see GLO in partnership with
commending assemblies, assembly missionary service organisations
and national leaders. GLO has developed into an international
ministry and now has almost 200 people world-wide engaged in
various ministries aimed at strengthening and planting assemblies.
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Bible Training & Education
options in Western Australia
(The Christian Brethren in WA have had a long history of
involvement and support with PBC, and it is the
recommended Bible School for those wishing to do further Christian
studies and stay in Western Australia.)
Perth Bible College arose from a vision of the
world's need for the gospel of grace, the need for more effective
servants of the gospel, and the need for intentional Bible-based
ministry and theological training. During the past 80 years
thousands of people have been trained and entered God's service in
a host of ministries both here in Western Australia, interstate,
and abroad. Perth Bible College continues today by the grace and
faithfulness of God with this same vision. There are many who
still need to be reached, and there are ministries everywhere that
need to be started and strengthened by men and women skilled and
passionate about the gospel. We believe that the love of God is
greater than the need of the world. We also believe that God wants
to use men and women who are committed to know, love and serve Him
with integrity, to build up his church in order to reach the world
with his love. Our vision is that Perth Bible College will
continue to play a vital role in bringing students to an
understanding of something of the height, breadth and depth of the
love of God as shown to us in Christ Jesus. 80 years on we
continue to commit ourselves to this vision; to equip others to be
effective in "Thinking Service," in the many contexts in which God
is calling his people to serve.
Perth Bible College (PBC), established in 1928, is an
interdenominational evangelical college which maintains a fine
tradition of training men and women for ministry. The campus has
outstanding facilities, including excellent accommodation on site.
Perth Bible College is a participating member of the South Pacific
Association of Bible Colleges. This has the advantage that all PBC
courses are internationally recognised by evangelical and
para-church agencies, guaranteeing further career opportunities
for students. Further, all of the College's courses are fully
government accredited, and PBC is a federally approved Higher
Education Provider. Therefore, all students who are Australian
citizens can access FEE-HELP, and full-time Australian students
may be eligible for AusStudy.
over one million Bible correspondence courses world wide each
year. It is evangelical, non-denominational in outreach, with the
courses published for the purpose of encouraging people of all
ages to study the Word of God, the Bible. We trust you find it
helpful as you discover more about who we are, what we do, and
courses we can offer you to study
in the privacy of your own home. We can’t enjoy a walk with the
Saviour in person, as the disciples on the road to Emmaus did, but
we can experience his presence through the written word.
has developed a number of course study books to help you know the
Lord Jesus, deepen your understanding of the Scriptures, and to
grow in your walk with God.
Our courses cover a
number of subjects that can help new and mature believers alike.
Some courses deal specifically with discovering what Christianity
is all about. Others delve into the foundations of the Christian
Faith, while some are for children and young people. In addition,
there are specific studies to take you through individual books of
the Bible, along with doctrinal studies, topical studies and Bible
surveys. Many people like to take advantage of the “correspondence
course” format of the studies and choose to take the multiple
choice exams (approx. 120 questions for each study book) that
comes with the course. They appreciate the instructor / student
relationship and the certificates we issue to acknowledge
achievement. As you consider the materials on their Website, we
trust you find the courses helpful as you take...
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Maps and Books - on your computer
High-end interactivity amongst
units, with good copy and paste to other programs like MSWord
is a fast and
effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature rich and user
friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free
software package. The fact that e-Sword is free is just one of the
blessings and does not speak of the quality of the software. I
make my living writing software and I believe I have put forth my
best effort in this endeavour. The real work, however, was put in
by the godly men and women who devoted countless years creating
the texts that have been made available for our benefit.
Jesus told us that
since we've been blessed we should bless others. I am happy to
provide a blessing to others in the form of free Bible study
software! As a Bible student and teacher I have experienced the
necessary work involved in searching the Scriptures for the
competent preparation of a Bible study, Sunday school lesson, or a
sermon. There are volumes of books available as study tools (and
the Christian community is indebted to the various authors'
perseverance and scholarship), but there is not enough time,
money, or shelf space to properly take advantage of these
resources. Computer software has changed the way we can study the
Word of GOD. With a simple search or click of the mouse button, we
now have access to these same volumes of scholarship within
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)
participants the tools, the environment, the relationships, and
the support needed to grow deeper in knowledge and understanding
of God and the Bible. This comprehensive inter-denominational
Bible study program helps you gain a practical understanding of
this important book. What makes BSF unique today is what made BSF
unique in that first Bible study more than 50 years ago: a
Four-Fold Approach to learning. BSF studies throughout the U.S.
and around the world all utilize these four elements: 1) Daily
questions for individual Bible study; 2) Discussion groups; 3)
Challenging lectures; 4) Study notes. This approach is consistent
with each of BSF's eight yearlong studies that coincide with the
school-year calendar: John, Isaiah, Acts of the Apostles, History
of Israel and the Minor Prophets, Romans, Genesis, Matthew, The
Life of Moses. While this is a comprehensive 33-week study, it is
also designed for you to jump into it at any time. Find out what's
involved in getting started in a BSF class near you.
How to Study Your Bible
There have been hundreds of books written on the subject
evidences of the
divine inspiration of the
Bible, and these
evidences are many and varied. Most people today, unfortunately, have not read
any of these books. In fact, few have even read the Bible itself! Thus, many
people tend to go along with the popular delusion that the Bible is full of
mistakes and is no longer relevant to our modern world.
Nevertheless the Bible writers claimed repeatedly that they were transmitting
the very Word of God, infallible and authoritative in the highest degree. This
is an amazing thing for any writer to say, and if the forty or so men who wrote
the Scriptures were wrong in these claims, then they must have been lying, or
insane, or both. But, on the other hand, if the greatest and most influential book of the ages,
containing the most beautiful literature and the most perfect moral code ever
devised, was written by deceiving fanatics, then
what hope is there for ever finding
meaning and purpose in this world? If one will seriously investigate these
Biblical evidences, he will find that their claims of divine inspiration (stated over 3,000 times, in various ways) were amply
to Study Your Bible
_____ Approach God's Word with an Attitude of
Read Proverbs 2:3-6. The word "discernment" means the ability to know right
from wrong. The word "understanding" refers to the sensitivity to see life as
God see it.
Read Proverbs 2:4. What are some of the attitudes of a person searching for
Read Psalm 119:162. Remember: God's wisdom comes from intense and sincere study
of His Word.
_____ Confess Your Sins & Have an Attitude of
"Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and
humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you" (James 1:21). The
words "get rid of" convey the idea of stripping off filthy clothes or removing
dirt from our bodies. The word "filth" refers to any thought or conduct that is
displeasing to God. When you are going to see someone who is special to you, do
you put on your dirtiest clothes? The word "humbly" reminds us to come before
God with the attitude of a child who wants to learn from Him (the author of the
Bible). A teachable spirit shows God our willingness to allow Him to mould us.
_____ Have an Attitude That is Ready to Obey
Read James 1:22 and Luke 11:28.
_____ Pray Before You Begin
Always pray before you study the Bible. Confess your sins (1 John 1:9). Ask God
to empower your life (Ephesians 5:18), open your eyes (Psalm 119:18), and guide
your study (John 14:26).
_____ Study With an Attitude of Expectancy
"For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord, and to practice it,
and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel." Ezra 7:10 (NAS). Notice
that Ezra's desire was to "study ... practice ... and teach." That is the
proper order of things. When it comes to the Bible, you cannot just study and
teach. We must remember that "practice" always comes between "study" and
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Bible Study Session ______________________________
Ask the following questions as you read:
Who? — is speaking / is being spoken to / is involved
What? — is happening / led up to this / resulted
Where? — Where does this take place?
When? — When did this occur?
Why? — Why is this being said or done?
How? — How did it affect the people involved? How was this accomplished? How
did the people at the time view or interpret this?
This is the step of determining the author's meaning. Interpretation is the
step of clarifying the meaning and helping you understand why the Holy Spirit
included this portion in Scripture.
One way of interpreting a verse or passage is by paraphrasing it. Read the
verse and then write it in your own words.
Use Scripture to interpret Scripture. If you do not understand why something
happened, then refer to other passages of Scripture that shed light on the
This is the process of relating the passage under consideration to the rest of
the paragraph, chapter, book, and other portions of Scripture. This step helps
you understand the passage and keep it in proper context and perspective.
Application means putting God's Word into practice. Scriptural truth and
principles must be put into practice if we are to benefit from our study of
God's Word. Read Matthew 7:24-27, Luke 11:28, and James 1:22.
Ask yourself the following questions as you study:
• Is there an example for me to follow?
• Is there a sin for me to avoid?
• Is there a promise for me to claim?
• Is there something I should make a matter of prayer?
What does this passage teach me? • Is there something I am commanded to do?
• Is there a verse I should commit to memory?