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).
Prophets of Pentecost. An examination of the Old Testament prophecies concerning the establishment of the church and the coronation of the Messiah. This book contains six detailed sermon outlines. The first lesson explains what happened on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2, then the following lessons look at the prophecies of Joel, Isaiah, Daniel, David. The final lesson discusses how Christians reign with Christ right now (30 pages; PDF file size: 680k).
Success At Bible Teaching. Back in 1973 Sam Blinkley, Jr. and Martin Broadwell wrote an excellent training manual for "Success At Bible Teaching." This wonderful instructional manual has been out of print for years, but brother Broadwell has graciously allowed me to turn this book into a PDF file and enhance the printed quality of the book with Adobe ClearScan—the book will now print out beautifully on your home or office computer (130 pages; PDF file size: 2.4MB).
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 Destruction of Tyre (second edition). 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 Beatitudes: The Path To A New Life. A series of nine expository sermon outlines from the preamble to the Sermon on the Mount (42 pages; PDF file size: 451k).
Will We Recognize Each Other In Heaven? At one time or another, I suppose that nearly every Christian has pondered the great question, "Will we be able to recognize each other in heaven?" In death's dark hour, can I comfort the relatives of those who "died in the Lord" with the hope of a future reunion in heaven? The Scriptures assume we will know and recognize one another in heaven (PDF file size: 318k).
Bible Covenants. In the simplest form, a covenant is an agreement between two parties. The idea of a covenant between a holy God and His people is one of the central themes of the Bible. The extraordinary thing about God’s covenant with His people is that God is holy, all-knowing, and all powerful; but He condescended to enter into covenant with weak and sinful men. This new booklet discusses five great Bible covenants: Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic and the Covenant of Promise (PDF file size: 718k).
Matters Of Conscience: A Study Of Romans 14. Do Christians have the right to observe special days of devotion "unto the Lord"? The apostle Paul said, "Yes." This detailed sermon outline contains an exegesis of Romans 14 and notes the problems surrounding the observance of special days. The lesson also discusses the right of individual Christians to observe special days and other matters of conscience (PDF file size: 393k).
The Suffering Servant, an expository sermon outline based on the four "suffering servant" passages in the book of Isaiah. From these passages in Isaiah we are given a view of our Lord's life and character in the days of His flesh, His tenderness as well as His power, and the great deliverance He would bring, not only for the Jews, but for all the world (PDF file size: 324k).
Bible Class Book On Luke. Outline of the book with questions for each section. A color map of the cities mentioned in Luke is also included. 22 pages (color cover; PDF file size: 980k).
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).
"Flesh And Blood Hath Not Revealed It." Before His final trip to Jerusalem, Jesus chose the region of Caesarea Philippi to ask His disciples, "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?" If you were present on that occasion, listening to that lowly Galilean carpenter, would you, like Peter, have boldly confessed Him to be the Son of God? This new booklet by David Padfield examines the evidence that Peter could have used to come to his conclusion about the deity of Christ. The sections include: 1) the prophecies Jesus fulfilled, 2) the claims Jesus made, 3) the testimony of John the Baptist, and, 4) the miracles Jesus performed (PDF file size: 368k).
A Study Outline Of Revelation. Brother James Booth, a former elder at the Zion congregation, has just published a new workbook-commentary on Revelation. Brother Booth takes the "Historical Background" method of interpretation in this book, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to study the book of Revelation. This workbook is rather large -- it contains 129 pages. If you do not have a laser printer, I would suggest you take the file to a place like FedEx Kinkos and have them print it out for you. Congregations are welcome to reprint this workbook for use in Bible classes and study groups (PDF file size: 2.8MB).
The Genealogy Of Christ. When most people read the Bible, they skip the over sections that deal with the genealogies of Bible characters. However, the Bible places great emphasis upon the ancestry and genealogy of Jesus Christ. The genealogy of Christ is often neglected, and yet it was (and is) of vital importance to those concerned about salvation. The study shows how the genealogy of Christ proves the following points: 1) God fulfilled His promise to Abraham, 2) Christ's right to be King on David's throne, 3) Christ's throne is not on this earth, 4) The importance of women and Gentiles, and 5) The end of the Levitical priesthood (PDF file size: 372k).
Wedding And Funeral Sermons, a collection of wedding and funeral sermons by David Padfield, Wayne Greeson, Harry Lewis, Brian Sullivan, Wayne Walker, Gene Taylor, and Robert Welch (PDF file size: 144k).
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 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 in Turkey (PDF file size: 1.3MB).
Against All The Gods Of Egypt, a detailed sermon outline on 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).
Bible Puzzles For Everyone (Vol. 2), by Jeff Asher. Over 90 new crossword, matching and word search puzzles for use with Middle School through Adult Bible studies or Home Schools as a supplement or home assignment. These puzzles cover some general information but most of the puzzles deal with the life of Christ (PDF file size: 1.3MB). Also, Bible Puzzles For Everyone (Vol. 1) is still available (PDF file size: 1.6MB).
All of our other books are still available, including sermon outlines, wedding sermons, debates, tracts, class handouts, Bible history and geography, premillennialism, and Bible class books on both the Old Testament and New Testament, a Bible Class curriculum for fourth grade through high school, and a three year adult Bible Class curriculum.