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Philippians 2:16


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Pastor’s Bible Study

As a full-time retiree, Pastor Bob Spagnuolo now has opportunity to conduct a Bible study on the first and third Thursday mornings each month.

This is a time of informal lessons and discussions of a study book.

We trust these discussions will be of benefit to you in your spiritual journey!


Our Current Study:

The Development of

the New Testament

By Arthur M. Ogden

This book is currently out of print.  You might try finding a used copy for purchase online.  The author’s son hopes to republish at some point in the future.

Our current plan is to modify number of lessons based on material covered in each of the 13 lessons in the book.  Some will be a brief synopsis; others a running commentary.

Links will be activated as the lessons are taught:

Introduction and Materials Offer

Lesson 1-A  The Divine Technique

Lesson 1-B  The Divine Technique

Lesson 1-C-a The Divine Technique Review and “Home Exercises”

Lesson 1-C-b The Divine Technique Review and “Home Exercises”

Lesson 2-A  History’s Role–the Roman Empire

Lesson 2-B  History’s Role–Judean Rulers & Four Guidelines

Lesson 2-C  History’s Role–review and “Home Exercises”

Lesson 3-A  The Historical Reconstruction–30-33 A.D.

Lesson 3-B  The Historical Reconstruction–33-44 A.D.

Lesson 3-C  The Historical Reconstruction–44-50 A.D.

Lesson 3-D  The Historical Reconstruction–review and “Home Exercises”

Lesson 4-A  The Historical Reconstruction–50-53 A.D.

Lesson 4-B  The Historical Reconstruction–53-58 A.D.

Lesson 4-C  The Historical Reconstruction–58-65 A.D.   Timeline chart

Lesson 4-D  The Historical Reconstruction–Review & “Home Exercises”

Lesson 5-A  The Primary Revelation

Lesson 5-B  Transition from Oral to Written

Lesson 5-C  The Literary Revelation

Lesson 5-D  I Thessalonians (52 A.D.)

Lesson 5-E  The Primary & Literary Revelation–Review & “Home Exercises”

Lesson 6-A  The Literary Revelation continues  2 Thessalonians (53 A.D.)

Lesson 6-B  Galatians (55-56 A.D.) (Chapters 1-3)

Lesson 6-C  Galatians–part 2 (Chapter 4)

Lesson 6-D  Galatians–conclusion (Chapters 5-6)

Lesson 6-E  I Corinthians (57 A.D.)

Lesson 6-F  I Corinthians–conclusion (overview of highlights)

Lesson 6-G  II Corinthians (57 A.D.) (overview chapters 1-4)

Lesson 6-H  II Corinthians (overview chapters 6-13)

Lesson 6-I   Romans (58 A.D.)  Chapter 1–Paul’s First Indictment Against Humanity

Lesson 6-J   Romans Chapter 2–The Plight of the Religious Man

Lesson 6-K   Romans Chapters 2-3 The Circumcision of Christ

Lesson 6-L   Romans Chapters 4-7 The Heart and Soul of Romans

Lesson 6-M   Romans Chapter 8-a Carnal Versus Spiritual

Lesson 6-N   Romans Chapter 8-b Pearls of Salvation

Lesson 6-O   Romans Chapter 9-a Israel’s Dilemma

Lesson 6-P   Romans Chapter 9-b God’s Purpose of Election

Lesson 6-Q   Romans Chapter 10-a Call Upon the Lord

Lesson 6-R   Romans Chapter 10-b The Church Prophesied in the Old Testament

Lesson 6-S   Romans Chapter 11-a The Remnant Has Obtained

Lesson 6-T   Romans Chapter 11-b Parable of the Olive Tree

Lesson 6-U   Romans Chapter 11-c Goodness and Severity of God

Lesson 6-V   Romans Chapter 11-d And So All Israel Shall Be Saved

Lesson 6-W  Romans Chapter 12-a A Living Sacrifice

Lesson 6-X   Romans Chapter 12-b Christian Duties in the Church

Lesson 6-Y   Romans Chapter 12-c Transformed Life of the Believer

Lesson 6-Z   Romans Chapters 13-16 Final Thoughts on Romans

Lesson 6-Zconclusion  The Literary Revelation continues–Review & “Home Exercises”

Lesson 7-A  Paul’s Literary Interlude–Introduction to the Gospels

Lesson 7-B  Paul’s Literary Interlude–Matthew (LION of the Tribe of Judah)

Lesson 7-C  Paul’s Literary Interlude–Mark (OX–the Perfect Servant)

Lesson 7-D  James–Introduction and Authorship

Lesson 7-E  James–Chapter 1 Overview





Lesson 7-  Paul’s Literary Interlude–Luke (Perfect MAN)

Lesson 7-  Paul’s Literary Interlude–Review and Home Exercises

Lesson 8-A  Paul’s Prison Epistles


Lesson 9_A  The Post Prison Epistles


Lesson 10-A The Post Prison Epistles


Lesson 11-A The Works of John

Lesson 12-A The Book of Revelation

Lesson 13-A The Testimony of History