Short Studies

Short Studies on Ephesians

Ephesians 1:3-14
The Blessing of being ‘in Christ’
TBC010.01.01S, A5 Booklet, v.2.0, January, 2017

In this study of the opening verses of Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians we learn of the wonderful blessings that are enjoyed by those who are united with Jesus Christ by faith.

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Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-21
The Power of God to Save
TBC010.01.02S, A5 Booklet, v.2.0, January, 2017

In this study from the second chapter of Ephesians we learn about a most amazing change in the situation of those who are united with Christ. Paul compares the spiritual state of being ‘in Christ’ with that of being apart from him.

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Ephesians 3:1-12
The Greatest Mystery Revealed
TBC010.01.03S, A5 Booklet, v.2.0, January, 2017

In this study from the third chapter of Ephesians we learn about a great mystery that concerns the application of the Gospel beyond the national and racial borders of Israel and the Jews.

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Ephesians 4:17-32
The Call to Live Out the Truth of Christ
TBC010.01.04S, A5 Booklet, v.2.0, January, 2017

In this study from the fourth chapter of Ephesians we learn of the consequences and responsibilities of being united in the person of Jesus Christ, who is the source of all truth, righteousness and holiness.

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Ephesians 5:22-33
The Love of Christ for the Church
TBC010.01.05S, A5 Booklet, v.2.0, January, 2017

In this study from the fifth chapter of Ephesians we learn about Christ’s relationship with the church and how that provides a model for the proper relationship between husband and wife.

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Ephesians 6:10-20
The Full Armor of God
TBC010.01.06S, A5 Booklet, v.2.0, January, 2017

In this study from the sixth chapter of Ephesians we learn about the armour of God that will equip us to stand firm in our faith. Paul reminds the Ephesians that they must ultimately stand in God’s strength and not their own.

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Short Studies on Philippians

Philippians 1:3-11, 27-30
The Good Work of Christ
TBC011.01.01S, A5 Booklet, v.2.0, January, 2017

In this short study of the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the Philippians, Paul gives thanks for the Philippian church and prays that they will grow in faith and stand firm together, leading a life worthy of the gospel.

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Philippians 2:1-11, 14-18
The Humility of Christ
TBC011.01.02S, A5 Booklet, v.2.0, January, 2017

In the second chapter of Paul’s letter to the Philippians, Paul encourages them to meditate on the example of Christ, to find encouragement there, and to live in unity and self-sacrifice for the sake of one another and for the testimony of the church.

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Philippians 3:1-11
True Confidence in Christ Alone
TBC011.01.03S, A5 Booklet, v.2.0, January, 2017

In the third chapter of Paul’s letter to the Philippians, Paul casts doubt upon confidence based on circumcision, and argues that Christ, and Christ alone, is the only true source of confidence before God.

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Philippians 4:4-13, 18-20
Rejoicing in Christ
TBC011.01.04S, A5 Booklet, v.2.0, January, 2017

In the fourth chapter of Paul’s letter to the Philippians, Paul calls them again to rejoice in the Lord and set aside their worldly cares and anxieties, looking rather to God in Christ, who will meet all their needs.

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Short Studies on Colossians

Colossians 1:15-23
The True Image of God
TBC012.01.01S, A5 Booklet, v.1.0, January, 2017

In this study from the first chapter of Colossians we learn that Jesus, the image of God, is also our saviour who died to reconcile all things to himself.

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Colossians 2:6-15
Raised With Christ
TBC012.01.02S, A5 Booklet, v.1.0, January, 2017

In this study from the second chapter of Colossians we see some of the benefits of being united with Christ though faith.

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Colossians 3:1-4,12-17
Set Your Minds on Christ
TBC012.01.03S, A5 Booklet, v.1.0, January, 2017

In this study from the third chapter of Colossians we hear Paul’s call to set our minds on heavenly things and to put on love and peace.

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Colossians 3:18-4:6
Work As For the Lord
TBC012.01.04S, A5 Booklet, v.1.0, January, 2017

In this study from the third and fourth chapter of Colossians we hear how Paul puts the implication of new life in Christ into practical and relational terms.

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Short Studies for Advent 2016

An Advent Study of Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14 and Matthew 24:36-44
The Day and The Hour
ADV01.01S, A5 Booklet, v.1.0, January, 2017

(1) Advent is a time to remember and reflect. This week we reflect on the promise of Christ’s coming and its implications for us.

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An Advent Study of Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13 and Matthew 3:1-12
The Stump of Jesse
ADV01.02S, A5 Booklet, v.1.0, January, 2017

(2) All scripture is written for our encouragement. This week we reflect on some less comfortable aspects of Christ’s ministry.

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An Advent Study of Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10 and Matthew 11:2-11
Joy in The Wilderness
ADV01.03S, A5 Booklet, v.1.0, January, 2017

(3) Jesus’ coming was the culmination of a period of waiting, and represented the end of the suffering of God’s people Israel. Jesus comes to bring peace and rest all who suffer.

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An Advent Study of Isaiah 7:10-16, Romans 1:1-7 and Matthew 1:18-25
His Name Shall Be ‘Emmanuel’
ADV01.04S, A5 Booklet, v.1.0, January, 2017

(4) Jesus was the promised Messiah; he was also ‘Emmanuel’, God with us. As both God and Man, Jesus is the only suficient saviour for all men and women everywhere.

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Short Studies for Advent 2017

An Advent Study in Three Parts, Part I
Patriarchs and Prophets
ADV02.01S, A5 Booklet, v.1.0, December, 2017

The First two Advent candles remind us of the testimony of the Patriarchs and Prophets to God’s promises to bless his people, and all the world through them.

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An Advent Study in Three Parts, Part II
John The Baptist and Mary
ADV02.02S, A5 Booklet, v.1.0, December, 2017

The second two Advent candles remind us of the declaration through John the Baptist, and to Mary, that God is about to bring about the fulfilment of his promises.

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An Advent Study in Three Parts, Part III
Jesus Christ, Emmanuel
ADV02.03S, A5 Booklet, v.1.0, December, 2017

The Final Advent candle reminds us of Jesus Christ himself; the Son of God, the Light of the World, God with us – our Only Saviour.

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