The Praetorian Guard. The lesson outline discusses the importance of the Roman Praetorian Guard and how they had an impact on the life of Paul and the growth of the New Testament church. The Praetorian Guard’s primary role in the New Testament age was to protect the emperor and imperial family and to quash any potential rebellions, and they were the only military force allowed in the capital. Prisoners sent to Rome from the provinces in appeal cases, like the apostle Paul, were entrusted to the care of the prefect of the praetorian guard (8 pages; PDF file size: 354k).
Days Of Vengeance. Jesus called the destruction of Jerusalem the "the days of vengeance" (Luke 21:22). The destruction of Jerusalem was an act of God's vengeance and judgment, not Rome's. The destruction of the holy city was not an accidental or arbitrary act, but the just recompense of reward for those who rejected God's Son. This book is a very detailed examination of the destruction of Jerusalem and a look at the events which followed (32 pages; color photographs; PDF file size: 767k).
The Biblical City Of Antioch Of Pisidia. Around 50 A.D., the apostle Paul visited Antioch of Pisidia on his first evangelistic journey and his first recorded sermon was preached there. Antioch of Pisidia is located one-half of a mile north of the village of Yalvac in the Isparta province in southern Turkey. This book is a detailed outline describing the city of Pisidian Antioch, its significance in Biblical times and its archaeological ruins. Includes several color photographs (PDF file size: 996k).
Every Man Under His Fig Tree: Glimpses Of Life In Bible Times. This series of sermons draws valuable lessons for us from life in Bible times. The sermons include: 1) Every Man Under His Fig Tree, 2) The Potter And The Clay, 3) Women Grinding At The Mill, 4) On The Doorposts Of Your House, and 5) What The Centurion Saw (PDF file size: 572k).
The Early Years Of Saul Of Tarsus. On the great day of Pentecost, Jews from throughout the Greco-Roman world traveled to Jerusalem to worship God. While Jews were found in every nation throughout the civilized world, anti-Semitism flourished. Among the nations of antiquity, no nation was ever hated as much as Israel. If Christianity were ever going conquer the world, then someone would have to bridge the gap between Jews and Gentiles. In the providence of God, Saul of Tarsus was selected. This new book on focuses on Saul's Jewish roots, his birth in Tarsus of Cilicia, and his education "at the feet of Gamaliel." This book contains numerous color photographs from Tarsus of Cilicia (modern day Turkey). (PDF file size: 1.3MB).
The Abominations of the Canaanites. The book of Deuteronomy contains a remarkable passage that explains the origin of the prophetic institution in Israel. The passage also stands as a warning to the Israelites who were about to enter Canaan, for there is a long list of the abominations of the Canaanites described here as well. The destruction of the Canaanites was not an attack on an innocent people; instead, it was God's righteous judgment against abominable sin. This free booklet describes what the "abominations of the Canaanites" actually involved, and then it shows how Moses was different from all of the other Old Testament prophets of God. The final section shows how Jesus Christ was "the Prophet" that Moses said would come after him (PDF file size: 249k).
The Biblical Cities Of Laodicea, Colosse, And Hierapolis (2nd edition, 2015). In the New Testament, three churches in the Lycus River valley in Asia Minor sounded forth the word of God. Paul wrote an epistle to the church at Colosse and mentioned the brethren at Laodicea and Hierapolis. Laodicea was also one of the "seven churches of Asia" mentioned by John in the book of Revelation. Includes bibliography and over a dozen color photographs (PDF file size: 3.2MB).
The Biblical City Of Ephesus. A detailed outline describing the city of Ephesus in Turkey (Asia Minor), its significance in Biblical times and its archaeological ruins. Includes several photographs (PDF file size: 844k).
The Biblical City Of Philippi. A detailed outline describing the city of Philippi, the first place Paul preached on European soil. Includes photographs and maps (PDF file size: 684k).
The Destruction Of Tyre (second edition, 2010). Tyre, the famous Phoenician seaport, was located 20 miles south of Sidon on the Mediterranean coast. The prophet Ezekiel foretold the destruction of Tyre centuries before Alexander the Great cast the ruins of the ancient city into the sea (PDF file size: 279k).
The Biblical City Of Corinth. A detailed outline describing the city of Corinth, Greece and its significance in Biblical times and its archaeological ruins. Includes several color photographs (PDF file size: 700k).
Against All The Gods Of Egypt. A detailed study of the plagues Jehovah sent to punish the land of Egypt and her gods during the time of Moses. Special emphasis is given to showing how each plague was a direct insult to certain gods in Egypt (PDF file size: 596k).
The Biblical City Of Caesarea Maritima. This eight page booklet includes an outline on the history of Caesarea Maritima and the importance of this city in the New Testament. Also included are two maps and eight photographs (PDF file size: 496k).
The Biblical City Of Caesarea Philippi (2nd edition, 2015). It was in the region of Caesarea Philippi that Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” and where Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:13, 16). This new booklet describes the city of Caesarea Philippi, its significance in Biblical times and its archaeological ruins. Caesarea Philippi was an area scattered with the temples of ancient Syrian Baal worship and a cave near Caesarea Philippi is said to be the birthplace of the Greek god Pan, the god of nature, fields, forests, mountains, flocks and shepherds. The cave at Caesarea Philippi is the easternmost source of the Jordan River—this alone would make the area full of emotion for the Jews. In the New Testament age there was also a great temple of white marble built to the godhead of Caesar. This booklet includes color photographs of the area and a complete bibliography (PDF file size: 1.9MB).
The Biblical City Of Capernaum. A detailed outline describing the city of Capernaum, its significance in Biblical times and its archaeological ruins. Includes photographs and a map (PDF file size: 1.2MB).
The British Museum And The Bible. A four page outline detailing some of the relics from various Bible lands to be found in the British Museum (PDF file size: 275k).
Matthew 24 And The Destruction Of Jerusalem. This article shows how the events described in Matthew 24 were fulfilled in 70 A.D. when Titus, the Roman general, destroyed the city of Jerusalem. Six pages, with map of Jerusalem (PDF file size: 248k).
Timeline For The Book Of Genesis. A single page handout in 8.5 by 14 inch format. Gives an overview of the book of Genesis in chronological order (PDF file size: 96k).