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Free Online Lutheran Bible Study
Welcome to Jay Adams' Free Online Bible Study Website. I am a lifelong member of the LCMS what I offer here are Bible studies and Bible study notes from a Lutheran perspective. Some are Devotional Bible studies and others are more detailed and indepth studies. The main focus of all of these Bible Studies is to connect you to Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. When looked at through the eyes of faith, one sees Jesus throughout the entire Bible. I humbly offer this material in hope that it may be of some benefit in leading people to Christ. May the Holy Spirit enlighten you in the only Way of salvation, which is Jesus Christ.

The Scriptures bear witness to Jesus, who is the Way.
Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 ESV) "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life." (John 5:39-40 ESV)
The entire OT Scriptures are written about Jesus.
everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled. (Luke 24:44b ESV) And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. (Luke 24:27 ESV)
Therefore when studying scripture, we always look for Christ crucified.
"For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified." (2 Cor. 2:2)
Note: Recently Thrivent made some database changes which had an effect on my website. Suddenly quotes, double quotes, and dashes appeared as little boxes. Also I had some embedded html that I used to highlight and underline text. This no longer works, so I will have to devise other ways of handling this issue. I can and will fix these but it will take quite some time since I have to go through each and every posting. Thank you for your patience.
Lutheran Bible Studies - Devotional
 Genesis Online Bible Study (Key Points)
 1 Chronicles Online Bible Study (Q&A)
 1 Chronicles Online Bible Study (Q)
 Galatians Devotional Online Bible Study-Main Page
 Daniel Devotional Online Bible Study
Lutheran Bible Studies - In Depth
 Luke Online Bible Study (Q&A)
 Luke Online Bible Study (Q)
 Revelation Bible Study Main Page - QA
 Revelation Bible Study Main Page - Q
 Leviticus Bible Study Main Page-QA
 Leviticus Bible Study Main Page-Q
Concordia Commentary Notes & Other Bible Notes
 Leviticus Bible Study Notes-Main Page
 1 Corinthians Bible Notes Main Page
 Revelation Bible Study Notes Main Page
 Luke Bible Study Notes - Main Page
 Daniel High Level Notes
 Joshua Bible Study Notes - Main Page
Page Links for DELTO & C.E. Course Notes
 Notes from a DELTO Course on a Survey of the OT
 Exodus Lecture Notes (DELTO)
 Galatians Lecture (DELTO) "Commentary"
 Galatians Delto Lecture Notes
 Exodus Lectures (CE) by Dr. John Kleinig
Link to E-Book, Articles, and Misc.
 An Explanation of the Lutheran Divine Service
 Learning From Luke Articles
 The Lutheran Liturgy for Sickness, Death, and Dying
Lutheran Bible Study - General
 Bible Passage/Word Lookup (Bible Gateway)
 Guidelines for Bible Study
 User Feedback on Lutheran Bible Studies
 Understanding the Old Testament
 The Big Picture of the OT - Book by Book
What's New
9/30/2015 - Posted the Big Picture of Ecclesiastes.

10/31/2015 - Posted the Big Picture of Esther and Daniel.

12/2/2015 - Posted the Big Picture of Ezra and Nehemiah.

4/28/2011 - 6/3/2011 Notes added for Rev.

6/12/2011 - 8/23/2011 Added artilces on Luke.

9/1/2011 - 1/31/2012 Added notes from OT Survey Lectures.

10/9/2011 - 10/30/2011 Added Luke Questions

11/8/2011 - Added 1 Chronicles Questions.

2/4/2012 - 2/27/2012 Added Rev. Bible Study (QA & Q) Lessons 1 - 82 (chs. 1 - 22).

3/7/2012 - 4/30/2012 Added notes from the Delto lecture on Exodus (lessons 24 - 63).

7/12/2012 Added Galatians Delto "Commentary"

9/8/2012 Added Galatians Devotional Bible Study

10/15/2012 Added Galatian Lecture Notes from Delto course by Dr. Arthur Just

2/25/2013 - 3/16/2013 Added notes on the Concordia Commentary on Luke.

5/1/2012 - 2/26/2013 Added Leviticus In-depth Bible Study.

4/3/2013 Add notes taken on a 7-part series on Sickness, Death, and Dying from Issues Etc. with Pr. Wil Weedon

5/11/2013 Started a new series: Understanding the Old Testament (find it under the heading: Lutheran Bible Study - General). Added A Guide for Understanding Genesis.
10/2/2013 While working on Exodus, I found a lecture series by Dr. John Kleinig on the CTSFW website. It was a continuing education class for pastors. I went through the series and took notes. I have posted the notes under the 'Delto and CE Course Notes' section.

10/31/2013 - 9/30/2014 Posted notes from John Kleinig's Introduction to the Bible lectures.

2/13/2014 Posted a Devotional Bible Study on Daniel and some Bible Study Notes on Daniel

4/29/2014 Posted The Big Picture of the OT - Book by Book (Intro - Judges)

5/31/2014 Posted The Big Picture of the OT - Samuel, Kings, and Isaiah

10/31/2014 - Posted the Big Picture for Deuteronomy.

10/31/2014 - Posted the first major section of notes on the Concordia Commentary of Joshua.

11/30/2014 - Posted the Big Picture for Jeremiah.

11/30/2014 - Posted the second major section of notes on the Concordia Commentary on Joshua

12/31/2014 - Posted the third major section of notes on the Concordia Commentary on Joshua

1/31/2015 - Posted the fourth and last major section of notes on the Concordia Commentary on Joshua

2/28/2015 - Posted the Big Picture of Ezekiel, The Minor Prophets, and Hosea

4/3/2015 - Posted the Big Picture of Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Joel, Micah, Nahum, and Habakkuk

5/5/2015 - Posted the Big Picture of Zephaniah, Haggai, and Zechariah

6/22/2015 - Posted the Big Picture of Malachi, Intro to the Writings, and Psalms

8/1/2015 - Posted the Big Picture of Proverbs, Job, and the Song of Songs

8/30/2015 - Posted the Big Picture of Ruth and Lamentations.

Coming next
Next: . I found a lecture series by Dr. John Kleinig called 'Introduction to the Bible.' Dr. Kleinig's lectures on the Introduction of the OT will be used as the basis for providing the Big Picture of each of the books of the OT. In the coming months I will be posting these in order to provide the lay person with a high level framework for reading and understanding each book in the OT.
Other Lutheran Bible Study Websites
Here are a couple of Lutheran Bible Study websites that I have found.

Here is a website that has a phrase by phrase commentary on the book of Romans. Dr. Laurence L. White is the author of this commentary. He is the Senior Pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Houston Texas.

Commentary on Romans
Here is a website that has a phrase by phrase commentary on the book of the Revelation of John. Dr. Laurence L. White is the author of this commentary. He is the Senior Pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Houston Texas.

Commentary on Revelation
This is a website by Kurt Rosenhagen from a Lutheran congregation in Texas. He has taken familiar Bible Stories that are studied in children's Sunday School classes and created adult studies of them. He provides handouts, teacher notes, reading lists, class slides, and mp3 audio.

Bible Stories for Adults
Here is the website of Dr. John Kleinig. Dr. Kleinig wrote the Concordia Commentary for Leviticus. His website has some recording of some of the classes he taught in the seminary in Australia and many of the papers he wrote for theological journals.

John Kleinig's Classes and Papers

This website is not devoted strictly to Bible study. But it is a great website to hear issues and doctrines discussed from an orthodox Lutheran point of view. You can listen to the recordings of the radio program called Issues, Etc. To listen, go to the website and click on Listen. On the menu that comes up, click on Listen Live or On-Demand Archives.

Issues, Etc. - Online Orthodox Lutheran Radio Programming
Bible Study Guides , Commentaries, and Study Guides to the Lutheran Confessions.

Bible Studies and Commentaries.
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Bibile Study Comments
LutheranOnline members can enter comments concerning the Bible Studies here.


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