Lead me in your truth and teach me for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Psalm 25 verse 5



Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him will He instruct in the way that he should choose.

Psalm 25 verse 12



I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Psalm 32 verse 8



Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Psalm 51 verse 6



Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

Psalm 86 verse 11



Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law.

Psalm 94 verse 12



Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good spirit lead me on level ground.

Psalm 143 verse 10



All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children's peace.            

Isaiah chapter 54 verse 13



Jesus said: Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew chapter 11 verse 29



Jesus said: It is written in the prophets, "And they shall all be taught by God". Therefore, everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me.

John chapter 6 verse 45




An online digest of the truth about God as we find it in the Bible



Teaching

A group of young people studying the Bible together The Bible deals with many topics which together form the basis and substance of Christian belief and life-style. You could spend a life-time focusing in on any one of these subjects and never exhaust the rich veins of gold. However, such a pursuit would leave you unbalanced, for we need to have at the very least a reasonable grasp of every strand of truth if we are to be wise in the ways of God.

For the most part, the titles of my topics will be a single word - such as "Sin", "Repentance", or "Grace". They are ordered alphabetically for ease of access.

As far as possible I have tried to use everyday language so that anybody who can read English should be able to follow and understand. For the most part, the Bible was written by ordinary people for ordinary people. The apostles Peter and John were fishermen; Luke the evangelist was a doctor; the prophet Amos was a shepherd and a gardener. They did not use special religious or theological language, because their message was not aimed at intellectuals in the university but at other fishermen, doctors, and shepherds going about their everyday lives and trying to follow God as best they knew how. Even Jesus, the Son of God, told stories that ordinary people could relate to in order to convey the deep truths of the Gospel. And Paul the apostle, one of the most highly educated men of his generation, said "For Christ [sent me] to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power" (1 Corinthians 1:17 ESV). A wise man once said, "if you can't explain something in simple language, you probably don't understand it!".

Someone might say, "If I'm to be taught by God, why do I need to read what you write, or listen to some preacher? Surely God can speak to me directly, can't He?"

The answer is, "of course He can". But it is also true that in this material universe, controlled by the laws of nature, God will always use natural means where they are available, and step in with the supernatural where the natural is not up to the task, such as in the healing of cancer or raising of the dead.

When it comes to teaching, God more often than not will speak through the agency of another human being. The Bible itself is witness to that fact. If God wanted to teach everyone personally and individually, would He have gone to the trouble of getting the Bible written? In his letter to the Ephesian church, Paul says:

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of ChristEphesians 4:11-13 ESV

So, when we have all become mature and attained to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ, this website and all of the preachers and teachers and all of their works will be obsolete. But until that day comes, there will always be a place for teaching.

So, dip in and explore. My hope and prayer is that you'll come out wiser than you were when you went in, and have an enjoyable experience along the way.

Grace Author: Matt Hilton Date: Friday 24 April, 2009
Grace: God's Riches At Christ's Expense

Grace is a word that we normally associate today with ease and beauty of movement – a graceful dancer or ice-skater. Less commonly, we still use the term gracious to refer to someone who is respectful, gentle, and kind. In Christianity, however, the word has a quite different significance, and is, in fact, one of the key concepts that lead us to an understanding of who God is and how He relates to us (which is, after all, what the Bible is all about).

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Repentance Author: Matt Hilton Date: Saturday 29 March, 2008
A young woman saying 'Sorry' to GodIn this lesson I deal with the primary entry-point into the Kingdom of God. If we miss this one, then our entry is barred. There is no way around this. There are no short-cuts. There are no alternatives. This primary gateway is the gateway called repentance. Read on ...

Sin Author: Matt Hilton Date: Thursday 19 March, 2009
Sin: alluring, deceptive, tragic

I remember how in my childhood years people would say, "That's a sin!" when someone said or did something that was improper or mischievous or vulgar. I have not heard that expression for many years. In fact, the word is virtually unknown today, and therefore misunderstood by the majority of people. However, as it is a key concept within Christianity it is vital that we understand not only what the word means but also what effect it has upon us all.

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