Free book excerpt #22 from Web pastor, author and blogger Paul J. Bern

“The Apostles In Plain English Vol. 1: the Apostle Paul” by Rev. Paul J. Bern Five years in the making, this first of a series is a lot more than just a compilation of Bible studies. This collection of Paul’s writings presents them from a broader perspective that are much more applicable to modern life […]

In this week’s Bible study, we’ll be finishing up First Corinthians

Finishing First Corinthians [1st Corinthians chapter 15, verses 50-58; 1st Corinth. 16] This week we will finish our chronological study of First Corinthians, chapters 15 and 16. Last week you will recall the apostle Paul comparing the first Adam with the last, who was and who is Jesus Christ. He moves on to another topic, […]

This week’s Bible study will be 1st Corinthians chapter 15, part 3 of 4

The Apostle Paul’s Teaching About the Resurrection (part 2) [1st Corinth. 15, 35-49] When we finished last week’s study, we were focused on the apostle Paul’s teaching to the early church about the true nature of the resurrection of Jesus Christ after being buried in a borrowed tomb for three days. After admonishing them for […]

This week’s Bible study will be 1st Corinthians chapter 15, part 2 of 4

The Apostle Paul’s Teaching About the Resurrection (part 1) [1st Corinthians chapter 15, verses 20-33] During last week’s study of First Corinthians chapter 15, we left off where Paul was reminding the early church of the truthfulness and authenticity regarding the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days and nights after He was crucified. You will […]

This week’s Bible study will be 1st Corinthians 15, part 1 of 4

Why Be a Christian in the First Place? [1st Corinthians chapter 15, verses 1-19] Since the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians is noticeably longer than the one we just completed, I will be dividing chapter fifteen into 4 lessons to allow me to get into some real depth regarding the apostle Paul’s letter to the […]

This week’s Bible study will be the 2nd half of 1st Corinthians chapter 14

Clarifying Speaking in Tongues (part 2) [1st Corinthians chapter 14, verses 18-40] In last week’s lesson we managed to get through the first portion of First Corinthians 14, and so today I will take up where I left off. You will recall my pointing out certain “teachings” within certain denominations, sects and even cults (God […]

This week’s Bible study will be the first half of 1st Corinthians chapter fourteen

Settling the Issue of Speaking in Tongues [1st Corinthians chapter 14, verses 1-17] In this week’s lesson we will begin the 14th chapter of First Corinthians which I will break up into parts for the sake of brevity. There is considerable confusion within the Christian church as a whole regarding the issue of speaking and […]

This week’s Bible study will be on First Corinthians chapter eleven

On Proper Behavior Before and During Worship [1st Corinthians chapter 11] First, my apologies for my recent absence and many thanks to all my readers who have waited patiently while my website was being rebuilt. My former Internet hosting account with Yahoo was hacked beyond repair, which is to say that Yahoo’s tech support was […]

This week’s Bible study will be 1st Corinthians chapter 10, verses 1-17

Warnings From Israel’s History [1st Corinth. 10, 1-17] In this week’s Bible study I will begin the 10th chapter of the 1st book of Corinthians. In the closing verses of chapter 9, Paul was exhorting the early church at Corinth to “run the race in such a way as to win the prize”, which refers […]

This week’s Bible study will be First Corinthians chapter eight.

Exercising Our Freedom As Christians [1st Corinthians chapter 8] Today in my continuing chronological study of the writings of the apostle Paul I will, with God’s help, cover chapter 8 in 1st Corinthians. The first part of this chapter has to do with eating food that has been sacrificed to idols, which seems on the […]