Mere formalism in worship is a danger that the church of Christ has had to fight in every age. It is so easy for church members to become accustomed to the practice of worship such that it becomes a mere habit.
Malachi was used in a mighty way to warn the church of his day about the evil of worshiping God outwardly rather than from the heart.
In nine lessons, the author presents this study as a means to open the minds and hearts of believers to the treasures of wisdom in the prophecy of Malachi, which has special significance in being the last book of the Old Testament.
- 2nd edition
- 72 pages
- ISBN 978-1-936054-50-3
Philippians is a personal letter of encouragement from Paul to a congregation he held dear.
The lessons in this booklet cover the epistle's teachings on joy and contentment, unity of the church, and fellowship in the gospel. The incarnation of Christ and call for Christians to have the mind of Christ are also treated. The student learns what pleases the Lord as Paul praises the exemplary walk of the saints in Philippi.
- 64 pages
- ISBN 978-0-916206-37-6
Why is Ruth a favorite book of the Bible for Christians? We learn from the introduction to the study pamphlet that "...we are all Ruths at heart, foreigners and strangers brought into the covenant kingdom by the overwhelming grace of God." Each time we read this book of the Bible we are thrilled to see how the sovereign God directs circumstances so that the Moabitess Ruth becomes a mother in the covenant line of Jesus in his incarnation.
The book of Ruth shows how God preserves his church even in such dark times as the period of the Judges when every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Six study lessons are included.
- 2nd edition
- 36 pages
- ISBN 978-1-936054-49-7