Introduction to ABS
The Bible is God’s Word.
Context is God’s Voice!
If you haven’t learned new study methods over the years — all my studies are in vain!
Let me tell you something. When you asked God for wisdom, and He handed you a big black book over 1000 pages long. What did you do? Did you say it was too hard, and give up? Or did you look for someone to read it for you, and give you the quick run down on what it says? We are in the end of a spiritual war. Don’t you think it’s time to read the manual? The best thing you can do is pick up the book, read it, and if you need help, find someone who is able to explain how to understand scripture.
If you rely on memory texts, your lucky to memorize 1% of the Bible. When you learn stories in the Bible, remembering 30-60% of the Bible suddenly becomes obtainable.
Plain and simple. People today have been programmed to expect quick and simple answers with little or no effort on their part. That’s a simple definition of this world today. But is that God’s way? Is that how we’re supposed to receive messages from Heaven regarding spiritual matters related to eternity?
This site is designed to get people up and studying scripture on their own as quickly as possible. It takes a dedicated person based on the Biblical concept of discipleship. This site will show you how to learn lessons in scripture most people miss. For example. In John chapter 3, Jesus had a talk with a religious leaders. It took that religious leader more than three years to understand the lesson Jesus taught. In the very next story, Jesus met a woman at a well. Jesus taught the same lesson. It took that woman about 20 minutes to understand. The same day, she went out and evangelized an entire city. Of all places, Samaria. The lesson is, once you learn the lesson Jesus taught in those stories, it is up to you how quickly you will learn and how effective your personal ministry will be.
The main focus of this website is to teach people how to establish a personal relationship with Christ. Jesus taught, one of the first steps is to develop personal communication with the Spirit. This story will help get you started.
How to Listen to God Explained
The column on the left is a list of ministries you can network with. They are ministries designed to teach people how to establish communication with God’s Spirit, and develop a far greater understanding of God’s Word. The Bible is one of God’s most important forms of communication with this world.
Following is a short list of some of the most important studies on this site. Those studies deal with some of the most important subjects in scripture. One of which is what I refer to as the law of God’s prophets. Which is a set of checks and balances all Christians should know to properly test modern day prophets.
God’s Law of the Prophets Explained
This is a short explanation of what an Inductive Bible Study is, and how to begin using what I refer to as the Laws of Context. The laws God used to record the entire Bible are another important set of checks and balances designed to protect His people.
Inductive Study Explained
Timing is one of the most important subjects effecting Bible Study and its accuracy. This lesson is a short explanation explaining how God views and uses timing.
Understanding God’s Timing
The list of books on the right consist of lessons and examples straight out the Bible designed to teach individuals how to study scripture in their own. Ebooks are less expensive and come in full color. They can be easily copied and pasted. Print books cost more, and only come in black and white.
There is also a collection of short videos (see the link top left) designed to teach people how to use important resources such as e-Sword, and other valuable materials available today. Most are free. Other videos teach simple Bible Study methods. Comments and suggestions are always welcome on this site as well as video sites.
Context is everything in the Bible. Learning simple context allows God’s Spirit to show you related scripture – thoughts – ideas – and lessons – the way they were intended to be discovered. Context is God’s voice and personality. Context is the only proof we have, God wrote the Bible.
con·text ˈkäntekst/ noun
the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.“the decision was taken within the context of planned cuts in spending”
the parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning.
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This is a section where I’ll post details I’ve been shown in scripture I can’t wait to share. Many of them are small sections from the book I am working on at the time.
Saul Offered a Sacrifice
1 Samuel 13:8-14 NLTse Saul waited there seven days for Samuel, as Samuel had instructed him earlier, but Samuel still didn’t come. Saul realized that his troops were rapidly slipping away. (9) So he demanded, “Bring me the burnt offering and the peace offerings!” And Saul sacrificed the burnt offering himself. (10) Just as Saul was finishing with the burnt offering, Samuel arrived. Saul went out to meet and welcome him, (11) but Samuel said, “What is this you have done?” Saul replied, “I saw my men scattering from me, and you didn’t arrive when you said you would, and the Philistines are at Micmash ready for battle. (12) So I said, ‘The Philistines are ready to march against us at Gilgal, and I haven’t even asked for the LORD’s help!’ So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering myself before you came.” (13) “How foolish!” Samuel exclaimed. “You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you. Had you kept it, the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. (14) But now your kingdom must end, for the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart. The LORD has already appointed him to be the leader of his people, because you have not kept the LORD’s command.”
This part of the story shows how impatient, insecure, and fearful Saul was. It also shows a lack of communication with God. Why didn’t Saul the prophet ask God where Samuel was, or what to do at that time? Did Saul really think God needed a sacrifice before marching off to war? Or was it, Saul didn’t know how to communicate with people? The way this story is written, it appears Saul sacrificed an animal as a way of motivating his troops. Watch a few old war movies and you can see, great leaders knew exactly how to motivate their troops. Great leaders knew how to motivate people to the point they were willing to rush forward into possible death. Leadership is a quality that is difficult to explain, and harder to teach.
Knowing how to communicate with people is something a prophet has to be good at. Look back at Moses. His excuse at the burning bush was, he didn’t know how to talk to people. What was God’s answer? But Moses pleaded with the LORD, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.” Then the LORD asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.” (Exodus 4:10-12 NLTse).
How could Moses be God’s greatest prophet if he didn’t know how to talk to people? Having a great vocabulary was never a qualification for a prophet. That was not what God was looking for in Moses. A great command of speech was not what God needed. God just needs people who know how to listen and follow instructions. Didn’t Moses learn how to listen? Didn’t Moses deliver some of the greatest motivational speeches known to mankind? Wasn’t Moses successful? Didn’t Moses accomplish everything God sent him to do? Moses did all of that and more. His lack of elegant speech was never a deterrent. God gave Moses the words he needed when he needed them. It is as simple as that. Saul never caught onto that part of being a prophet. Saul was just like a lot of other men. Saul thought he had to do it all on his own. Saul didn’t understand God’s role in life, war, peace, or everyday events.
Is it possible for a person to receive the gift of prophecy and loose it? Or misuse it? Saul was given the gift of prophecy, and he didn’t properly use it. Saul also misled his people when he offered that sacrifice. That was not the role of a king. Only Levites were given the authority to sacrifice animals. And Saul was told to wait by Samuel, the high priest and prophet. If Saul saw Samuel’s connection with God, why didn’t Saul learn how to establish that same connection?
This is the real question I have. Why didn’t Saul teach other people about his connection with God? You can’t teach what you don’t know. You can’t teach an experience you never had in real life. It is as plain and simple as that.
We see Saul’s fear introduced. Saul’s fears far exceeded the simple comment recorded here. Like Moses, Saul felt inadequate. Moses learned how to rely on God to strengthen his weaknesses. Moses worked on establishing a great relationship with God. When Moses faced major problems, he fell face down on the ground in front of a million people to ask God what to do. Moses showed Israel where the answers came from. Moses was not afraid to show his weaknesses to other people. Moses was quick to show how God more than made up for his short comings. Moses knew how to give all the credit to God. That was a clear lesson God taught Moses and Israel as soon as they left Egypt.
Then the LORD gave these instructions to Moses: “Order the Israelites to turn back and camp by Pi-hahiroth between Migdol and the sea. Camp there along the shore, across from Baal-zephon. Then Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are confused. They are trapped in the wilderness!’ And once again I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will chase after you. I have planned this in order to display my glory through Pharaoh and his whole army. After this the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD!” So the Israelites camped there as they were told. (Exodus 14:1-4 NLTse).
God sets every action and event in a particular order to glorify Himself. That is why following instructions is so important. That is why showing people the plan is from God is important. All the credit goes to God. That was not what Saul tried to do. Saul tried to show he was in control. Saul wanted his people to believe he was in control. Saul took all the credit away from God and placed it on himself. Israel asked for a king like all the other nations had, and they got it. Israel was under the leadership of a man with all the normal faults men carry. And Saul did what all the other kings did. Saul brought out a sacrifice to show he could call on God when he needed help, and God would follow his instructions. Saul thought that was what great leadership was about, controlling people, and the gods. Israel got exactly what they asked for.
Prophecies Revealing the Messiah: Genesis Through Numbers
Please take the time to do a short review on one of may books in print. This link will take you to the sample and list of short questions.
Live, Online Bible Study and Meetings
We have a live, online Bible Study every Wednesday morning at 10:30 AM CST (Chicago time). You can either join our meeting by computer or phone. Wednesday we go over the use of some basic Bible Study concepts showing in scripture how using those steps leads to details many people miss.
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Monday and Friday morning meetings are hosted by Dr. Lee Gugliotto, teaching his Quickest Study method.
Thursday evening we have a class on diet in the Bible called All Natural All the Time at 8PM CST.
Monday evenings at 8PM CST are classes on Grand Parenting.
Friday evenings at 8PM CST we have live online Last Supper, or an online Covenant Supper.
Saturday afternoon at 3PM CST we have New Covenant Worship. A live, online worship service based on the New Testament where believers get together to share what the LORD has done for us in the previous week.
All meetings share the same link, phone number, and pass code.