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The Bible Teacher’s Guide Series (19 vols.)

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In The Bible Teacher’s Guide series, Pastor Gregory Brown provides a solid foundation for understanding the Bible and putting it into practice—in our daily life and in pastoral ministry to others. Taking a look at New Testament letters, Old Testament figures, and more, Brown helps to illuminate the biblical text in a way that is insightful, practical, and biblically sound.

Perfect for students, teachers, and pastors alike, this series helps assist not only in understanding the Bible, but also in knowing how best to teach and communicate that to others. The abundance of review questions also make these books ideal for group study.

Key Features

  • Contains readable, theologically rich insights into key biblical books, figures, and themes
  • Offers practical pastoral guidance on marriage, the spiritual life, and other timeless and important topics
  • Provides review questions to assist in group study

Praise for the Print Edition

The Bible Teacher’s Guide . . . will help any teacher study and get a better background for his/her Bible lessons. In addition, it will give direction and scope to teaching of the Word of God. Praise God for this contemporary introduction to the Word of God.

—Dr. Elmer Towns, cofounder of Liberty University

Pastor Greg is passionate about the Word of God, rigorous and thorough in his approach to the study of it. . . I am pleased to recommend The Bible Teacher’s Guide to anyone who hungers for the living Word.

—Dr. JunMo Cho, professor of linguistics, Handong Global University

Greg deals with the principles, doctrines, and applications of the text in a practical way which is useful for both individual growth or for help in preparation for teaching.

—Bob Deffinbaugh, ministry coordinator, Bible.org

Expositional, theological, and candidly practical! I highly recommend The Bible Teacher’s Guide for anyone seeking to better understand or teach God’s Word.

—Dr. Young-Gil Kim, founding president, Handong Global University

Whether you are preparing a Bible study, a sermon, or simply wanting to dive deeper into a personal study of God’s Word, these will be very helpful tools.

—Eddie Byun, missions and teaching pastor, Venture Christian Church, Los Gatos, CA

Knowing the right questions to ask and how to go about answering them is fundamental to learning in any subject matter. Greg demonstrates this convincingly.

—Dr. William Moulder, professor of biblical studies, Trinity International University

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In the Logos edition, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Abraham: Living the Life of Faith

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 348

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How can we truly live a life of faith? Over 4,000 years ago, God called a man named Abraham to begin a wonderful journey of faith with him. Abraham was a pagan who worshiped idols; however, he left his home, family, and security to follow God. God called Abraham to be a centerpiece in his plan to redeem all people (Gen 12:1–3). All nations would be blessed through him, as he was the father of Israel—God’s priests—and an ancestor of Jesus—the one who gave his life to save the world (John 3:16).

Because of Abraham’s great faith, he is called the father of all who believe (Gal 3:7). Though each person’s faith journey is unique, we all encounter similar trials and tribulations, joys and victories, as Abraham did. Like him, we are called to be lights in a dark world that denies God. As we study Abraham, we learn how to faithfully live our life of faith. Brown covers topics like following God’s call, passing God’s test, conquering habitual sins, responding to conflict, experiencing God’s power, and much more.

The Armor of God: Standing Firm in Spiritual Warfare

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 123

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In Ephesians 6:10–20, Paul talks about the spiritual war every Christian is engaged in. When a person accepts Christ as Savior, he crosses over from the realm of darkness into the realm of light. He enters a spiritual war that includes Satan, demons, and angels battling over the souls of men. Sadly, many Christians live without any real awareness of this battle, and are therefore losing it. Satan is real! He is an enemy of God and the church. He tempts, traps, deceives, and kills, and nobody is exempt from his wrath.

How can we stand firm in spiritual warfare? Believers must know their enemy and his tactics (2 Cor 2:11) and be equipped with God’s armor. This book seeks to illuminate and equip for this monumental task.

The Beatitudes: Growing in Kingdom Character

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 138

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How can we grow in kingdom character? When Christ came into the world, he preached the kingdom of heaven (Matt 4:17). He taught that not only was the kingdom something future but a present reality, as the kingdom of heaven was in their midst (Lk 17:21). The kingdom consists of all those who profess Christ as Lord—though all who profess are not truly saved (cf. Matt 7:21-23, 13:36-43).

In Matthew 5:3–10, Christ introduces the character of those who are truly part of his kingdom. They are the poor in spirit, the mourners, the meek, and those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. They are the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who are persecuted for righteousness. These character traits are affectionately called the Beatitudes, as each one begins with “Blessed” and finishes with a promise of God. If these characteristics are not in our lives, at least imperfectly, we are not truly part of Christ’s kingdom.

However, the Beatitudes not only represent the nature of kingdom citizens, they also represent the aspirations of them. Only Christ perfectly modeled these characteristics, but each kingdom citizen should constantly aim to grow in them. As we consider the Beatitudes, they will both affirm if we have truly entered God’s kingdom and also challenge us to grow in these kingdom characteristics.

Building Foundations for a Godly Marriage: A Pre-Marriage, Marriage Counseling Study

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 148

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Building Foundations for a Godly Marriage is a ready-made eight-week study on marriage. Relying on Scripture, it takes you through God’s plan for marriage and how to build a fruitful marriage rooted in God’s Word. It can be used for group or individual study, as a pre-marital or marital counseling curriculum, or simply to help one have a deeper understanding of marriage.

Characteristics of a Godly Marriage

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 70

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Around fifty percent of marriages end in divorce and of those who stay married, a large number are unhappy. “Happily ever after” seems to be something only reserved for fairy tales. Even the disciples, when considering the difficulties of marriage, replied, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry” (Matt 19:10). Certainly, this is not what God had in mind when he created marriage (Gen 2:24). How are married couples supposed to experience the abundant life that God originally meant for them?

In 1 Peter 3:1-7, Peter speaks to husbands and wives about the characteristics of a godly marriage and God’s expectation for each in the union. Through this, we learn God’s perfect plan for married couples.

Characteristics of a Godly Marriage is an excerpt and adaptation of First Peter: How to Live as Pilgrims in a Hostile World.

Characteristics of Spirit-led Prayer

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 77

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Do you ever struggle with how to pray? Do you struggle with what words to say or knowing if you’re praying exactly God’s will?

In Colossians 1:9-14, Paul prays God’s will for the Colossian church, who he had never met and who was being attacked by a dangerous cult. We are sure this prayer was God’s will and Spirit–led because God chose to include it in Scripture as an example for us. As we glean its riches, we can discern many characteristics of Spirit-led prayer which will strengthen our personal and corporate prayer life.

Characteristics of a Spirit-led Prayer is an excerpt and an adaptation Colossians: Christ Revealed: The Hope of Glory.

Colossians: Christ Revealed: The Hope of Glory

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 362

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Who is Jesus Christ? Is he enough for salvation? Should our relationship with him affect our daily lives? Paul’s letter to the Colossians answers these questions. The Colossian church was being attacked by a cult with an early form of Gnostic doctrine that challenged the deity and the sufficiency of Christ. It taught Christ was not enough for salvation and that more was needed.

Paul challenged this teaching by revealing the supremacy of Christ. Christ is the image of the invisible God and the fullness of deity dwells in him. He is the Creator, the Reconciler, the Victor, the Deliverer, the Head of the body—the church! He is the Firstborn and the Hope of Glory in the saints. Colossians teaches that our relationship to him should affect every aspect of our lives including thoughts, conversations, friendships, family, and work. This message is still relevant today as many are attacking the deity and sufficiency of Christ, both for salvation and sanctification.

Ephesians: Understanding God’s Purpose for the Church

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 418

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Many of the problems plaguing the church today—such as apathy, conflict, spiritual pride, and spiritual abuse—stem from a poor understanding of who the church is in Christ and God’s purpose for her. Whenever we do not understand the purpose of something, we are prone to misuse it. No doubt the newly founded churches in Ephesus and Asia Minor struggled with a lack of understanding as well and, therefore, were plagued with many of the same issues.

Paul wrote the letter to the Ephesians to help them grasp God’s great plan for the church. He calls many of these insights “mysteries”—truths not fully revealed to past generations, but now fully revealed to us. He describes the church as seated in the heavenly realms in Christ. She is one body—including both Jews and Gentiles. She is God’s temple and his masterpiece. She is the bride of Christ and a soldier fighting demonic forces. The more the church grows in her understanding of God’s great purpose for her, the more she will live it out and display his glory.

Equipping Small Group Leaders: A Concise Church Leadership Training

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 110

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God does big things through small groups: He heals, unifies, encourages, and equips. Christ trained his twelve apostles in a small group. Paul and Barnabas were called to international missions while participating in a small group (Acts 13:1–3). Essentially, all believers owe something to those initial small groups, and many of us have experienced great blessing through contemporary ones. God does big things through small groups, and that is why we participate in them and aim to lead them.

In this study, we will look at the why of small group leadership. Why should we participate in and lead them? We will consider the what of small group leadership, as we look at types of small groups, their elements, and their focus. We will look at the who of small group leadership, as we consider qualities of good small group leaders. Finally, we will look at the how of small group leadership, as we consider the skills of a leader, the basic order of a small group gathering, and a sample Bible study lesson.

Finding a Godly Mate: Biblical Principles for Singles

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 80

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How can one find a godly mate? When God made Adam, he said it was not good for him to be alone and then provided him with Eve. The desire for companionship is normal and good. Yet, for most, there is both a season of singleness and a season for seeking a mate. How should one go about seeking a godly mate when it is time? In churches, training in this area is often neglected; therefore, singles are unprepared and can greatly struggle. Too often they jump into the dating/courting process with no real guidance. Consequently, many compromise, pick up emotional and physical baggage, and miss God’s best.

Scripture says that this process can be difficult: Proverbs 20:6 says, “Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?” Proverbs 31:10 adds, “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” A godly mate is like a precious jewel—very rare! How can one be found? Scripture guides us by either telling us exactly what to do or by giving us principles. In Finding a Godly Mate, the Genesis 24 narrative of the search for Isaac’s future wife, Rebekah, is exposited and principles for singles are abundantly gathered.

First Peter: How to Live as Pilgrims in a Hostile World

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 347

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How should Christian’s respond to suffering? When a person wants to study about wisdom, they read Proverbs. When a person wants to study about Christ, they read the Gospels. Where should Christians go to understand how to respond to suffering? Peter writes this letter to scattered and persecuted Christians living in the Roman Empire. It was meant to both encourage and instruct them on how to live as pilgrims in a hostile society.

This message is still relevant today. With the continuing culture shift happening in nations, animosity and persecution is growing towards Christians. Over 400 Christians are martyred every day and more saints have died for the faith in the last century than all the previous combined. The words of First Peter are a message of hope, desperately needed to encourage and prepare the Church for what lies ahead.

First Timothy: Becoming a Good Minister of Christ Jesus

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 306

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How can we become good ministers of Christ Jesus? In 1 Timothy, Paul writes his protégé Timothy, who is overseeing the church in Ephesus, to encourage him to complete the work God called him to (1 Tim 1:18-19). False teachers had infiltrated the congregation, church members were looking down on Timothy because of his youth, and Timothy was frequently sick with stomach ailments. There were many obstacles to discourage and make him want to quit. Throughout the letter, Paul encourages Timothy to be faithful (1 Tim 4:14–16, 6:11–12), instructs him on how the church of the living God should be run (1 Tim 3:15), and on how to be a good minister of Christ Jesus (1 Tim 4:6).

Although 1 Timothy is often called a pastoral epistle, it does not just speak to pastors. It speaks to all of us, because we are all called to ministry. It instructs us on issues like combatting false teaching (Ch. 1), prayer and worship (Ch. 2), church organization (Ch. 3), the minister’s life and doctrine (Ch. 4), the mercy ministry of the church (Ch. 5), and the believer’s relationship with money (Ch. 6), among other things. It also encourages us to complete our God-given tasks, amidst various obstacles (cf. 1 Tim 1:18–19, 4:12). As we read it, we are challenged, like Timothy, to become good ministers of Christ Jesus, at a time when the church desperately needs them.

God’s Battle Plan for Purity: Strategies for Victory against Sexual Temptation

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 92

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The battle for purity in society is raging, and unfortunately, many are captives or severely losing. David lost this battle as he committed adultery with Bathsheba. Solomon lost it as he had 1,000 wives and concubines to fulfill his lust. If we are going to win this battle, we must be strategic and disciplined. Winning is important to protect our lives, our families, our churches, and most importantly to honor our God.

How can we win the battle for purity? In 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, Paul commands believers to avoid sexual immorality and to learn to control their bodies in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the Gentiles, who do not know God. It is the believers’ relationship to God that encourages them to remain pure in a world that promotes and glorifies sex. In Scripture, God gives a battle plan for purity with strategies for victory against sexual temptation.

Jacob: Being Transformed by Amazing Grace

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 241

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Among all the biblical heroes, Jacob’s story is peculiar. In many ways, he is more like a villain. He manipulates his brother, deceives his father and father-in-law, and raises up ruthless children who murder the men of a village and sell their own brother into slavery. However, with Jacob, we learn that God can redeem and change the worst of sinners—people like us. We are all part of God’s redemption story, in which he transforms people from Jacobs to Israels—from sinners to saints. As God layers grace upon us and our failures, he transforms us into people he can use greatly to bless the world.

Nehemiah: Becoming a Godly Leader

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 314

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Nehemiah: Becoming a Godly Leader is a fourteen week expositional study of the book of Nehemiah. It considers topics like the characteristics of a godly leader, a godly leader’s priorities, cultivating a life of celebration, characteristics of revival, how a godly leader responds to discouragement, conflict, prosperity and promotion, the tactics of the enemy, and much more.

Philippians: Pursuing Spiritual Maturity

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 334

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How should we pursue spiritual maturity—becoming more like Christ? In Paul’s epistle to the Philippians, one of the dominant themes is spiritual maturity. Throughout the epistle, he encourages them to pursue unity, to be faithful in suffering, to rejoice regardless of circumstances, to live as citizens of heaven, to have the mind of Christ, and to practice many other virtues—essentially calling them to be mature. Then, in chapter 3, he specifically exhorts them to imitate his pursuit of Christlikeness (v. 17). He describes himself as a banker counting everything loss to gain Christ (v. 8) and as a runner seeking to win the prize of knowing Christ (v. 12-14). As we study Philippians, it will inspire us to new heights of spiritual maturity.

The Perfections of God: Understanding God’s Characteristics

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 146

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The Perfections of God is an excerpt and an adaptation from the larger work Theology Proper: Knowing God the Father. It is a study of God’s characteristics including his love, goodness, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, eternality, wrath, sovereignty, and much more. It can be used as a seven to fifteen-week small-group curriculum depending on how the leader chooses to divide the introduction and the fourteen characteristics.

Second Timothy: Guarding the Good Deposit

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 212

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The year was AD 67; persecution was rampant and false teachers saturated the church. Many believers no longer desired to hear sound doctrine and, therefore, heaped up teachers to simply itch their ears (2 Tim 4:2–4). Timothy, a pastor in the church of Ephesus, most likely, was discouraged (1:7, 2:1). With some of his last words, Paul writes from prison to encourage his disciple, Timothy, to complete his ministry (4:5). He commands him to be like a good soldier (2:3–4), a victorious athlete (2:5), and a hardworking farmer (2:6). Above all, Timothy needed to stay faithful to Scripture: he was to guard it (1:14) and teach it to others (2:2, 4:1). God’s Word was to be his chief priority.

Our times are not much different. Persecution towards Christians continues to grow, and many, from within the faith community, twist Scripture to fit the rapidly changing culture. Just like Timothy, we need to hear the apostle’s charge to guard the Good Deposit with the help of the Holy Spirit (1:14). As you consider Paul’s final letter, may our Lord sharpen, refresh, and encourage you for the task at hand and may you be found approved unto God (2:15).

Theology Proper: Knowing God the Father

  • Author: Gregory Brown
  • Series: The Bible Teacher’s Guide
  • Publisher: Gregory Brown
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 226

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What is the highest good in life that anyone can pursue?

In Latin, there is a term summum bonnum, which means “the highest good out of which all good flows.” Many pursue wisdom, social justice, wealth or strength as the highest good in life. However, none of these things compare to the benefits of knowing God.

The highest pursuit in life is a deep and intimate knowledge of God, and it is from this intimate knowledge that every good thing flows. Love, joy, peace, perseverance, patience, forgiveness and anything else that is good flows from knowing God.

About Gregory Brown

Greg Brown earned his MA in religion and MA in teaching from Trinity International University, a MRE from Liberty University, and a PhD in theology from Louisiana Baptist University. He has served over fourteen years in pastoral ministry, and currently serves as chaplain and visiting professor at Handong Global University, pastor at Handong International Congregation, and as a Navy Reserve chaplain.

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