Lessons You Can Learn From the Bible
This publication will take you on a journey through time, from the Bible account of creation, to the birth and ministry of Jesus, and on to the Kingdom to come.
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The Bible says that God created heaven and earth. Why did he create one angel before he made everyone and everything else?
God created the first man and woman and put them in the garden of Eden. He wanted them to start a family and make all the earth a paradise.
What was special about one particular tree in the garden of Eden? Why did Eve eat the fruit from it?
God accepted Abel’s offering but not Cain’s. When Cain found out, he was very angry and did a terrible thing.
When bad angels married women on earth, they had sons who were giant bullies. Violence was everywhere. But Noah was different—he loved and obeyed God.
The Flood brought 40 days and 40 nights of rain. Altogether, Noah and his family were in the ark for more than a year. Finally, they were able to go out.
Some people decided to build a city and a tower with its top in the heavens. Why did God suddenly make them speak different languages?
Why Did Abraham and Sarah trade their life in the city for one as wanderers in the land of Canaan?
How would God fulfill his promise to Abraham? Which of Abraham’s sons would be involved—Isaac or Ishmael?
God made it rain fire and sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah. Why were those cities destroyed? Why should we remember the wife of Lot?
God told Abraham: ‘Please, take your only son and offer him as a sacrifice on a mountain in Moriah.’ How would Abraham face this test of faith?
Isaac and Rebekah had twin boys named Esau and Jacob. Because Esau was born first, he was in line for a special inheritance. Why did he give it away for a bowl of stew?
How did Jacob receive a blessing from an angel? And how did he make peace with Esau?
Joseph did what was right, but still suffered terribly. Why?
Even though Joseph was far from his family, God proved that he was with him.
He obeyed Jehovah even when it was hard.
As a baby, Moses was saved by his mother’s ingenious plan.
Why did the fire not burn up the bush?
Pharaoh brought disaster on his people because he was too proud to take one simple action.
How did these plagues differ from the first three?
This plague was so devastating that even proud Pharaoh finally gave in.
Pharaoh came through the ten plagues, but did he survive this miracle of God?
The Israelites made a special promise to God when they were camped at Mount Sinai.
While Moses was getting the Ten Commandments, the people committed a terrible sin.
This special tent contained the ark of the covenant.
Joshua and Caleb were different from the other ten men who spied out the land of Canaan.
Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and 250 other men failed to realize an important fact about Jehovah.
The donkey saw someone who was invisible to Balaam.
God gave Joshua instructions that can help us today, as well.
The walls of Jericho came crashing down. But Rahab’s house remained standing, even though it was built in the wall.
Joshua prayed to God: “Sun, stand still!” Did God answer?
After Joshua died, the Israelites began to worship idols. Life got hard, but help came from Judge Barak, from the prophetess Deborah, and from Jael with her tent peg!
Two women whose husbands had both died returned to Israel. One of the women, Ruth, went to work in the fields, where she was noticed by Boaz.
After the Midianites made life miserable for them, the Israelites begged Jehovah for help. How did Gideon’s small army then conquer 135,000 enemy soldiers?
Elkanah took Hannah and Peninnah and the family to worship at the tabernacle in Shiloh. There, Hannah prayed for a son. A year later, she gave birth to Samuel!
What promise did Jephthah make, and why? How did Jephthah’s daughter react to her father’s promise?
High Priest Eli’s two sons served as priests at the tabernacle, but they did not obey God’s laws. Young Samuel was different, and Jehovah spoke to him.
God made Samson strong to fight the Philistines, but when Samson made a bad decision, the Philistines captured him.
God had given the Israelites judges to lead them, but they wanted a king. Samuel anointed Saul as the first king, but later Jehovah rejected Saul. Why?
Jehovah picks David to be the next king of Israel, and David shows why he is a good choice.
Why does one of these men hate the other, and how does the hated one behave?
The king’s son becomes a good friend to David.
A bad decision leads to a lot of trouble.
God approves of King Solomon’s request and gives him great privileges.
Many Israelites stop serving Jehovah.
Who is the true God? Jehovah or Baal?
Do you think that he can strengthen you too?
Two miracles in the same house!
Jezebel plots to kill Naboth in order to steal his vineyard! Her wickedness does not go unnoticed by Jehovah.
Good King Jehoshaphat turns to God in prayer when Judah is threatened by enemy nations.
A young Israelitess tells her mistress about Jehovah’s great power—with miraculous results.
How Elisha’s servant comes to see that ‘there are more with us than with them.’
A faithful priest stands up to a wicked queen.
How did one of God’s prophets come to be swallowed by a huge fish? How did he get out? And what lesson did Jehovah teach him?
Judah’s enemies say that Jehovah will not protect his people, but they are wrong!
Josiah becomes king when he is eight years old, and he helps his people to worship Jehovah.
What this young prophet said made the elders of Judah very angry.
The people of Judah continue to worship false gods, so Jehovah abandons them.
Young Judeans are determined to remain faithful to Jehovah, even in the royal court of Babylon.
Daniel explains the meaning of Nebuchadnezzar’s strange dream.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refuse to worship the king of Babylon’s golden image.
Nebuchadnezzar’s dream foretells his own future.
When does this mysterious writing appear, and what does it mean?
Pray to Jehovah every day, just as Daniel did!
Even though she was a foreigner, she went from orphan to queen.
After the Israelites listened to Ezra, they made a special promise to God.
Nehemiah learned that his enemies planned to attack. Why wasn’t he afraid?
Why was Elizabeth’s husband told that he would not be able to speak until the baby was born?
He gave her a message that changed her life.
The shepherds who heard the announcement reacted quickly.
A wicked king wanted Jesus dead.
How did he amaze the teachers in the temple?
John grows up to be a prophet. He teaches that the Messiah is coming. How do people react to his message?
What does John mean by saying that Jesus is the Lamb of God?
Three times the Devil tests Jesus. What are his three temptations? How does Jesus respond?
Why does Jesus drive animals out of the temple and overturn money changers’ tables?
A Samaritan woman is surprised that Jesus speaks to her. Why? What does Jesus tell her that he has not shared with anyone else?
Jesus invites some of his disciples to become “fishers of men.” Later, he trains 70 of his followers to preach a message of good news.
Wherever he goes, sick people come to him for help, and he cures them. He even brings a little girl back from the dead.
What does he choose them for? Do you remember their names?
Jesus teaches valuable lessons to a crowd that has gathered.
What kind of things does he tell his disciples to keep on asking for?
What does this miracle show us about Jesus and Jehovah?
Can you imagine how the apostles feel when they see this miracle?
Why isn’t everyone happy about what he is doing?
When Jesus sees Mary crying, he also starts to cry. But their tears soon turn into joy.
Jesus gives important instructions to his apostles during their last meal together.
Judas Iscariot leads a large mob armed with swords and clubs so that they can arrest Jesus.
What happens in the courtyard of the house of Caiaphas? And what happens to Jesus inside the house?
Why does Pilate order that Jesus be killed?
What amazing things happen in the days after Jesus is killed?
What does he do to get their attention?
Before doing so, however, he gives his disciples some very important instructions.
What miraculous power does holy spirit give to them?
The religious leaders who had Jesus killed now try to silence his disciples. But they cannot.
Saul is a violent enemy of the Christians, but that is about to change.
Why does God send Peter to the house of this man, who is not a Jew?
The apostle Paul and his missionary companions begin the preaching work in distant lands.
How are a demon, an earthquake, and a sword all involved in this story?
The two men work together as friends and fellow servants for many years.
The journey is full of dangers, but no difficulty can slow down this apostle.
Jesus gives him a series of visions about the future.
The Revelation to John shows how God’s Kingdom will change life on earth.