• Lesson 20 Proverbs
    The book of wisdom for every situation under the sun. I wish I had know about Proverbs as a young man, because I would have spared a great deal of grief and hurt in my life. However, it certainly is a great reference to read daily to gain Godly perspective as we face new challenges. Proverbs is as relevant now as it was in…[Read more]

  • Lesson 19 Psalms
    The worship of an honest heart is how Steadman depicts the Psalms. This was truly a great lecture in regards to how Psalms is divided into 5 parts and each division is an illustration of the first 5 books of the Bible. Psalms 1-41 parallels Genesis in the need for God in the heart of man while psalms 42-72 parallels Exodus, a new…[Read more]

  • Lesson 18 Job: The hardest lesson
    Job 5:7 “Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.” Job,one of my favorite books conveys the reason for mankind’s suffering in that there is evil in this world that wants to disrupt God’s government and bring hardship into our lives. John 10:10 says “The thief comes only to steal and kill and…[Read more]

  • Lesson 17 Esther
    I enjoy Steadman’s lectures, especially how he depicts the characters as prototypes of Jesus etc… Esther is being guided by Mordecai who is a picture of the Holy Spirit guiding you and I. Hamman is picture of the flesh, concerned about himself and how he may be glorified in every circumstance. It is really a picture of ourselves…[Read more]

  • Lesson 16 Nehemiah
    My memory verse learned many years ago was found in Nehemiah 8:10 “The joy of the Lord is my strength” and still rings true within me. I especially was enlightened by the fact that King Ashurbanipal (Artaxerxes) was Queen Esther’s husband and that this was the time period Esther sat on the throne along side her husband granting…[Read more]

  • Lesson 15 Ezra
    Interesting to note that Ezra was a priestly descendant of Aaron while Zerubbabel was in the Davidic line. The two worked together bringing the people back to Jerusalem in order to build the Altar and Temple of God. However, I can’t imagine Ezra’s frustration after discovering God’s people had intermarried and had forsaken God’s law…[Read more]

  • Lesson 14 2nd Chronicles
    2nd Chronicles is one of my favorite books of the O.T. beginning with Solomon’s request for wisdom in leading God’s people and the building of the temple. I also liked Steadman’s thoughts on how Solomon neglected to ask for wisdom in dealing with his own life and thus ended up with a divided heart. Solomon’s life is a…[Read more]

  • God also used the crossing of the Jordan to establish Joshua as His leader in the eyes of the Israelites. Replacing Moses was quite a task in itself, but Joshua was the man in God’s eyes; and prepared the crossing along with other obstacles to solidify Joshua’s standing with the people as their leader. Crossing the Jordan was also a psychological…[Read more]

  • Lesson 13 1st Chronicles
    I thought this was a great synopsis of Chronicles and how Steadman pointed out that God’s methodology is all about quality and not quantity. The Lord looks deep into our heart’s quality and searches not for talents or great abundant skills, but for those who are broken before Him.

  • Lesson 12
    I believe that the description of each of the OT books speaks volumes of the essence of the context.”A Wasted Life” certainly is an appropriate title for 2nd Kings and how it reflects and illustrates the lives of Christian’s who walk in disobedience. I especially liked the comparisons Steadman made of Elijah and Elisha and how they…[Read more]

  • Lesson 11

    1st Kings is a great lesson on checking your emotions and heart before God daily. It is easy to get caught up in the world, or as Ray Steadman refers the world to Egypt’s offerings. So many distraction can turn our hearts from God daily, that is why it is so important to pray daily, read God’s word and listen to that still small voice…[Read more]

  • Lesson 10 2 Samuel
    What great lessons to learn from the 2nd book of Samuel. God’s grace, mercy and justice truly are depicted throughout David’s life in this account of King David’s failures. David was an anointed man of God with a heart bent on pleasing God, yet fell prey to the enemy’s lies of lust and murder. What always gives me hope is God’s…[Read more]

  • lesson 9 1st Samuel
    As I was listening to the lecture and the contrasts of the carnal Christian and the spirit filled Christian, it dawned on me how we all flip flop from one to the other. We struggle with fleshly desires and then the Holy spirit convicts our hearts and we run into the arms of Jesus. King Saul was definitely all about himself and…[Read more]

  • Lesson 8 Ruth
    I never tire of reading Ruth and the lessons learned from it’s content. Boaz, a prototype of Jesus redeeming Ruth is always a great truth that is set before all of us believers and the redemption we have in Christ. I also like the way Steadman spoke of the significance of the names given and how it was an illustration of their…[Read more]

  • Satan does indeed want to steal, kill and destroy our lives. He wants to thwart God’s purpose for our existence, draw us away from God, deny God the glory in your life and destroy your existence. Nevertheless, We are more than conquerors in Christ and greater is He who is in us than He who is in the world. We have the victory and the war is over.…[Read more]

  • Lesson 7 Judges
    I love how God sent Judges to correct and direct God’s people in the ways they should go. It reminded me of how many people God has placed in my life throughout the last 40 years to mentor me in following God. What is also a great comfort to me is knowing we have the Holy Spirit dwelling in us to guide us in all that we say and do…[Read more]

  • So true! It is our fleshly attitudes that are our enemies. Not people!

  • Lesson 6 Joshua
    The book of Joshua is a great teaching aid for all believers today in walking in victory. “Be strong and very courageous” rings true in my life as well as many believers as we face challenges each day. There is an enemy who is out to destroy us, but knowing that God is for us brings peace and joy even in the midst of an attack. I…[Read more]

  • Lesson 5 Deuteronomy
    The fifth book of the Bible, Deuteronomy is often referred to as the 2nd law. The Law reveals to man our inability to please God through our own righteousness. We are all flawed and broken, but Jesus came to fulfill the Law by becoming the final sacrifice for all mankind. He died on the cross, was buried and rose again on the…[Read more]

  • Lesson 4 Numbers
    Numbers is a picture of our own lives of wandering in the wilderness without God. However, I loved the way Steadman explained the wandering n the wilderness was only to be a temporary state and that the spirit filled life was just beyond in the land of milk and honey. When we drift away from prayer and God’s word we find ourselves…[Read more]

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