Creekside Estates Bible Study

Worship, Bible Study and Prayer

This is the current (beginning late June, 2017) weekly Bible study held at Creekside Estates here in Vancouver, WA. I record the class, edit the recording and then post it for those who miss a class and for those who cannot attend but want to participate. These recordings are of a class of 12 to 20+ people and questions and comments are welcome. Not everyone is close to the microphone so some of the questions and comments were not clear, could not be amplified and so are removed. All are welcome to listen and your feedback is welcome.

A Study of the Gospels Merged

The purpose of this series is to study the Gospels merged together in chronological order using "The Daily Bible". If you do not have it I encourage you to consider purchasing a copy: "The Daily Bible -- in Chronological Order (NIV); Smith, F. LaGard; Harvest House Publishers."

Using "The Daily Bible" our study is able to look at the verses of the Gospels merged in chronological order and includes a brief look at the historical and cultural events pertinent to the text being studied. We begin our time together with praise and worship songs selected by those attending.

PDF Files for our Study

There are several papers I share with the group and will post them here as well. I have at least two file types: MP3 and PDF files, as indicated in front of the link:

Lesson 1, June 26, 2017

  • PDF - Luke: who he is.
  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Introduction to Bible Study of the Gospels: Mk 1:1; Jn 1:1-18; Mt 1:1-17;
  • The Genealogies of Jesus: The Messiah Arrives!; Merging the Gospel Accounts; Introductions by the Gospel Writers; The Genealogies of Jesus.
  • Lesson 2, July 3, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Lk 1:15-80
  • Two Key Births: The Births of Jesus and of John The Baptizer; Why is the Virgin birth of Jesus important?
  • Lesson 3, July 10, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mt 1:18-25
  • The Dedication of Jesus: Joseph Told of Mary's Pregnacy; Prophetic Words: The influence of Godly men and women.
  • Lesson 4, July 17, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mt 2:1-23; Lk 2:39-52
  • Jesus: Visit of the Magi and Flight into Egypt; From Infancy to Manhood - His first 30 years
  • Note; The class had a discussion about Jesus being "true man". You can study about that topic at Jesus Emptied Himself: What it Means.
  • Lesson 5, July 24, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mt 3:1-17 Lk 3:1-23; Mk 1:2-4
  • John the Baptizer Ministry: John Declares his Mission; John Baptizes the People; John preaches Repentance; John Announces The Messiah; Jesus is Baptized.
  • Lesson 6, July 31, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mt 4:1-11; Mk 1:12,13; Lk 4:1-13
  • Jesus Faces Temptations: Devil Tempts Jesus; Jesus Early Work in Judea, Samaria, and Galilee;
  • Lesson 7, August 7, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: John 1:19-ff
  • John Explains His ministry; John says Jesus is the Christ (Messiah)
  • Lesson 8, August 14, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Jn 3:22-4:54; Lk 3:19-20
  • Jesus and John: Both Baptize unto Repentance; John Testifies about Jesus; Jesus Leaves for Galilee; Woman at the Well; Spiritual Food; Many Samaritans Converted; Jesus Returns to Galilee; Boy in Capernaum Healed; John the Baptizer Jailed
  • Lesson 9, August 21, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mt 4:12-22; Lk 4:14-5:11; Mk 1:21-28
  • Beginning of the Galilean Ministry: Coming of Kingdom Preached; Jesus is Rejected at Nazareth; Great Catch of Fish; Simon, Andrew, James and John; Jesus Teaches at Capernaum; Delivery from an Unclean Spirit
  • Lesson 10, August 28, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study:Mk 1:29-2:12; Mt 4:23-25
  • Peter's Mother-In-Law Healed; Others Healed; Jesus Goes Out To Pray; Jesus Travels About; Leper Cleansed; Paralytic Healed; Scribes Question Authority.
  • Lesson 11, September 4, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mk 2:13-14; Mt 9:10-13; Lk 5:29-39; Jn 5:1-3, 5-9a
  • The Rise Of Opposition: Should We Expect It?: Matthew (Levi) is Called; Eating With Sinners; Disciples Not Fasting; Healing at the Pool of Bethesda
  • Lesson 12, September 11, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: John 5:9b-47
  • Healed Man Questioned; Resurrection And Life; Discussion of Authority;
  • Lesson 13, September 18, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: John 5:16-29
  • Plucking Grain on Sabbath; Healing on Sabbath; Jesus Heals Others; Jesus Appoints 12 Apostles; Great Crowd Gathers
  • Lesson 14, September 25, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mt 5:1-12; Luke 6:24-26; Mt. 5:13-16
  • Teachings of Jesus, The Sermon On The Mount; A Believer's Life: Beatitudes Proclaimed; Woes Pronounced; Nature of Believers
  • Lesson 15, October 2, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mt 5:17-20; Mt 5:21-26; Mt 5:27-30
  • Teachings of Jesus (A Believer's Life continued): Law and Gospel; The Sixth Commandment; The Seventh Commandment;
  • Lesson 16, October 9, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • PDF - Study Guide: The Believer and The Law: Is Torah Oservance for Us Today?
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Galatians (Select verses)
  • Law or Gospel: The place of the Torah in the life of a believer: A Study of the book of Galatians
  • Lesson 17, October 16, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Introduction: Divorce and Remarriage
  • PDF - Study Guide: Divorce and Remarriage: What the Bible says.
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mt 5:31-Mt 6:18
  • A Study of: Marriage and Divorce; Honesty without Oaths; Regarding Retaliation; Love for Enemies; On Praying; On Fasting
  • Lesson 18, October 23, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mt 6:14-7:29 and Lk 61:14-49
  • Spiritual Treasures; Value of Spiritual Insight; Need for Undivided Loyalty; Avoiding Anxiety; Hypocritical Judging; Inappropriate Concern; Seeking Grace; Unpopular Discipleship; Testing Religious Leaders; Faith and Deeds; Crowd is Astonished
  • Lesson 19, October 30, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mt 8:5-13; 11:2-15 Lk 7:1-30
  • The Ministry Continues: Centurion's Slave Healed; Widow's Son Raised; John the Baptist Questions; Jesus Praises John
  • Lesson 20, November 6, 2017

  • MP3 - Bible Study: Luke 7:31-8:3; Mt 12:22-30; Mark 3:20;22-27
  • The Ministry Continues: Jesus Reproves Rejection; Anointing by Sinful Woman; Women Provide Support; Jesus Accused
  • Lesson 21, November 13, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mt 12:31-45; Mark 3:21-45; Lk 11:24-32
  • The Ministry Continues: Blasphemy Condemned; Request for Proof Rebuked; Need for Moral Reform
  • Lesson 22, November 20, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Mt 12:46-50; Mk 3:31-35; Lk 8:19-12:3
  • The Ministry Continues: Jesus Tells True Kinship; Inner Righteousness; Hypocrisy Condemned; Lawers Condemned; Leaders Try To Trp Jesus; Warning Against Hypocrisy.
  • Lesson 23, November 27, 2017

  • PDF - The Paradigm: Opposing Positions to Gods.
  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Lk 12:4-24
  • The Ministry Continues: Discipleship, God's plan for your life; Fearing God, Not Man; Foolish Rich Man; Trusting God's Providence.
  • Lesson 24, December 4, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Luke 12:49-13:17
  • The Ministry Continues: Division Predicted; Timely Acceptance urged; Urgency of Repentance; Unfruitful Fig Tree; Stooped Woman Healed
  • Lesson 25, December 11, 2017

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Matthew 13:1-43
  • Teaching Through Parables: Parable of the Sower; Purpose of Parables; Parable of Sower Explained; Parable of the Weeds; Parable of the Weeds Explained
  • Lesson 26, December 18, 2017

  • MP3 - Bible Study: Luke 4:21-25; Mark 4:26-29; Matthew 13:31-52
  • Teaching Through Parables: Parable of the Lighted Lamp; Parable of the Seed Growing; Parable of the Mustard Seed; Parable of the Yeast; Pasrable of Hidden Treasure; Parable of Valuable Pearl; Parable of the Net; Parable of Treasures; Parables Fulfill Prophecy.
  • Lesson 27, January 1, 2018

  • MP3 - Praise and Worship
  • MP3 - Bible Study: Matthew, Mark, Luke
  • Performing Miracles: Challenging Followers; Jesus Calms the Sea; Demon-Possessed Gerasene; Jairus Begs Jesus to Heal; Woman Touches Garment; Jairus' Daughter Raised; Two Blind Men Healed; Mute Made to Speak; Jesus - Rejected Again