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Welcome to Bible Exploration!

Here are lots of free Bible lessons which will help you become better acquainted with the Bible, God's Word to us, and discover valuable truths for living life. As you will see by the descriptions, many of these are geared to children but even more are meant for teens and adults. Enjoy discovering what God wants you to learn today!

famous Bible stories from Moody Bible Institute

These Old Testament stories, made for children, teens and adults, are self-running presentations with narration. They are all in VIDEO mp4 format and run about 10 minutes each.

Begin by clicking on the Lesson 1 link below (please begin with LESSON 1 especially if you intend to do the questions). After you have gone through each lesson in its video version you can return to this page and click on the relevant "Quiz" link to do the questions for that lesson.

1. Noah and the Ark
Purpose: to show the folly of ignoring God
2. Joseph in Egypt
Purpose: to show how troubles can make us strong
3. The Red Sea
Purpose: to teach the power of God, and His ability to free from the slavery of sin
4. The Ten Commandments
Purpose: to teach the true purpose of the Ten Commandments
5. The Serpent of Brass
Purpose: to teach that God's remedy for "the poison of sin" is faith in Him
6. Samson
Purpose: to teach the importance of surrendering our lives completely to the Lord
7. The Call of Samuel
Purpose: to show that it isn't enough to know about God, to serve in His house, or to have religious parents; we must know Him in our hearts, and give our lives to Him.
8. David and Saul
Purpose: to teach the strength of humility
9. The Wisdom of Solomon
Purpose: to teach that the greatest treasure we can have is God-given wisdom; and that all wisdom is found in the Lord Jesus Christ.
10. Ahab — the Pouting King
Purpose: to teach us that God seeks to turn us from our own way of destruction to a way of life.
11. Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
Purpose: to show that God is not willing that men should perish, but calls them to repentance.
12. Naaman the Leper
Purpose: to teach the value of witnessing.
13. Elisha and the Syrian Army
Purpose: to teach confidence in God's power to deliver us from our enemies; and our obligation to show mercy and forgiveness.
14. Jonah and the Big Fish
Purpose: to teach that God is ready to forgive all who call upon Him in sincere repentance.
15. The Fiery Furnace
Purpose: to teach courage—through Christ.
16. Belshazzar's Feast
Purpose: to show children that God judges and rules over their lives.
17. Daniel in the Lions' Den
Purpose: to teach God's care for those who dare to take a stand for Him.
18. The Baby Moses
Purpose: to show that God prepares our lives for the work He has chosen for us.
19. The Walls of Jericho
Purpose: to teach that a life of victory and blessing depends on faith in God and obedience to Him.
20. Gideon
Purpose: to teach the true meaning of trusting and obeying God.


valuable truths from the Bible story of David and Goliath

David & Goliath Story

...a deeper look at the main characters in what you thought was a familiar story

1. God
2. Goliath
3. David
4. Saul
5. Jonathan


Bible stories for children with life applications

This is a multi-level series of lessons geared to different school grades. Each set contains 24 lessons taking the student through the Bible by picking up stories from Genesis right through to the Gospels and Acts. These stories, based on Bible passages but adding imaginative scenerios, are designed to acquaint children with Bible stories and characters.
At the present time, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 (basically for grade/primary 1, grade 2, grade 3 and grade 4 children) are available online here.

Know Your Bible — Level 1

1. Our God is Wonderful
2. Working Together
3. Avoiding Quarrels
4. God Sees in the Dark
5. Jealousy and Hatred
6. A Long Way from Home
7. God Has a Plan
8. Giving Thanks
9. Happiness is Others
10. God Provides
11. God's Gift of Love
12. Worship Him
13. Jesus in the Temple
14. God Cares
15. Talking to God
16. Blind Made to See
17. The Hungry are Fed
18. The Lost is Found
19. Others Go First
20. Giving God Honor
21. Zacchaeus Sees Jesus
22. A Glad Easter Day
23. Two Friends Meet Jesus
24. Jesus Goes Home


Know Your Bible — Level 2

1. Rebekah's Decision
2. A Quarrel is Ended
3. No Need to Fear
4. Cake for All
5. God's Boy
6.Two Friends
7. Your Plan or God's
8. God is Our Helper
9. A Wall is Built
10. Princes Obey
11. Jesus is Born
12. A Man Sees Jesus
13. Jesus as a Boy
14. A Beautiful World
15. Jesus and Children
16. Girl Gets Well
17. A Perfect Gift
18. The Good Samaritan
19. A Golden Rule
20. A Kind Helper
21. Our Friend, Jesus
22. Palm Sunday
23. Jesus is Alive
24. Peter Obeys Jesus


Know Your Bible — Level 3

1. God Makes the World
2. The Garden Home
3. Surprise Visitors
4. Rebekah at the Well
5. Jacob's Dream
6. Baby Moses
7. Moses Goes to Midian
8. God Provides
9. A Faithful Servant
10. God's Promise
11. The New Baby
12. The Shepherds
13. Jesus Growing Up
14. Jesus Goes to School
15. Jesus Heals
16. Four Friends Help
17. Feeding the Hungry
18. Jesus Understands
19. Blind Bartimaeus
20. Philip and the Stranger
21. The Children Sing
22. The Upper Room
23. The First Easter
24. A Friend Comes Back


Know Your Bible — Level 4

1. Ruth the Gleaner
2. David the Shepherd
3. The Shepherd Chosen to be King
4. The King and the Cripple Boy
5. The King who Built the Temple
6. The Boy who Repaired the Temple
7. Elijah and the Poor Woman
8. The Little Maid and Her Master
9. How an African Helped
10. The First Christmas Night
11. The Star of the King
12. The Baby in the Temple
13. The Boy Jesus at Jerusalem
14. Fishermen Friends of Jesus
15. Jesus in the Grainfields
16. The Raising of Jairus' Little Daughter
17. Jesus and the Nobleman's Son
18. Jesus Blessing the Children
19. In the House of Zacchaeus
20. The Widow's Valuable Offering
21. Jesus Gives His Life
22. Jesus is Living
23. Peter and the Lame Man
24. Dorcas the Kind Helper


valuable insights from the Old Testament books of Genesis and Exodus

Light from the Old Testament

This series from The Mailbox Club presents valuable insights and applications from Genesis and Exodus. Each lesson is in multiple parts.

1. Intro and early Bible characters through Noah
2. Tower of Babel; Abraham and Isaac
3. Jacob, Joseph and Moses
4. Israel's Deliverance
5. Wilderness; the Law; first two Commandments
6. Rest of Ten Commandments
7. The Tabernacle
8. The Tabernacle and Furnishings
9. More about the Tabernacle and its Furnishings
10. The Golden Altar and the Holy of Holies


Survey of the Scriptures - an overview of all the books in the Bible

Survey of the Scriptures

This Course, for mature teens and adults, will help you understand the unity of the Bible and the themes and basic content of its 66 books in 10 interesting and unique self-running audio-visual presentations. Each lesson contains narration and graphics lasting 15-20 minutes. Original material is from a Moody Institute of Science presentation copyrighted © 1962 by Moody Bible Institute, updated and adapted for web use by UB David & I'll B Jonathan, Inc.

IMPORTANT: you should have a high-speed Internet connection in order to view these easily as the video files are large.

Begin by clicking on the Lesson 1 link below (please begin with LESSON 1 especially if you intend to do the questions). After you have gone through each lesson in its video version you can return to this page and click on the relevant "Quiz" link to do the questions for that lesson.

1. Book of Books
2. The Pentateuch
3. Rise of the Hebrew Nation
4. Decline of the Hebrew Nation
5. Books of Poetry
6. Prophetical Books
7. Between the Testaments
8. The Four Gospels
9. Book of Acts
10. Romans to Revelation


Getting Acquainted with the Old Testament

Getting Acquainted with the Old Testament

The 39 books of the Old Testament Scriptures provide the crucial background and foundation for the coming of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Without the Old Testament we cannot understand God's plans and purposes as He works out salvation history through both Testaments. This 10-hour survey course will introduce you to all 39 books in an interesting devotional overview style with lots of graphics to aid understanding.

Each session is a self-running audio-visual presentation produced by Rev. Brian Cummins (former WebServant for this website) and can be viewed online or downloaded in MP4 format (as well as MP3 audio only, plus PDF versions of the scripts). Sessions run between 7 and 17 minutes long with an average of about 11 minutes each so you can tackle this series in bite-sized chunks.

Depending on your Internet speed and what device you're using, you may need to pause the videos from time to time if the video stops running, in order to give the download time to catch up.

Session #1: Introduction
Session #2: Genesis part 1
Session #3: Genesis part 2
Session #4: Genesis part 3
Session #5: Genesis part 4
Session #6: Exodus part 1
Session #7: Exodus part 2
Session #8: Exodus part 3
Session #9: Leviticus
Session #10: Numbers
Session #11: Deuteronomy
Session #12: Joshua part 1
Session #13: Joshua part 2
Session #14: Judges part 1
Session #15: Judges part 2
Session #16: Ruth
Session #17: 1 Samuel
Session #18: 2 Samuel
Session #19: 1 Kings
Session #20: 2 Kings
Session #21: 1 & 2 Chronicles
Session #22: Introduction to Poetry Books
Session #23: Job part 1
Session #24: Job part 2
Session #25: Job part 3
Session #26: Psalms
Session #27: Proverbs
Session #28: Ecclesiastes
Session #29: Song of Solomon
Session #30: Introduction to Prophetic Books
Note: from this point on to the end, the books are dealt with basically in chronological order, not in the order in which they appear in our Bibles
Session #31: Amos part 1
Session #32: Amos part 2
Session #33: Hosea
Session #34: Isaiah
Session #35: Micah
Session #36: Obadiah
Session #37: Joel
Session #38: Jonah part 1
Session #39: Jonah part 2
Session #40: Nahum
Session #41: Zephaniah
Session #42: Habakkuk
Session #43: Jeremiah
Session #44: Lamentations
Session #45: Ezekiel
Session #46: Daniel part 1
Session #47: Daniel part 2
Session #48: Ezra
Session #49: Haggai
Session #50: Zechariah
Session #51: Esther
Session #52: Nehemiah
Session #53: Malachi & Course Summary


A Journey of Faith with the Genesis Patriarchs

A Study in Genesis 12 – 50

This in-depth series on Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph will help you understand better the nature of faith and your walk with God. These are some of the most memorable personalities in the Bible, with fascinating stories and significant lessons for us.

Each session is a self-running audio-visual presentation produced by Rev. Brian Cummins (WebServant for this website) and can be viewed online or downloaded in MP4 format (as well as MP3 audio only, plus PDF versions of the scripts). Sessions run between 5 and 16 minutes long with an average of about 10 minutes each so you can tackle this series in bite-sized chunks.

Session #1: The Context of Abraham's Call
Session #2: The Nature of God's Call to Abraham
Session #3: Abraham's Failure & God's Faithfulness
Session #4: Lot's Choice; What it means to Embrace the Call of God
Session #5: Saving Faith in a Covenant God
Session #6: Justifying Grace & Covenant Assurance
Session #7: Announcement of Isaac's Birth
Session #8: Arrival of Isaac; Departure of Ishmael
Session #9: Testing Abraham's Faith
Session #10: Proving Jehovah's Faithfulness
Session #11: Crucial Context of Jacob's Story
Session #12: The Birthright & the Blessing
Session #13: The Results of Deception
Session #14: Bethel—An Encounter with God
Session #15: Jacob's Response; and Penuel—Wrestling with God
Session #16: Joseph's Dreams & Killers of the Dream
Session #17: The Wise Ways of God in Joseph's Life
Session #18: Pharaoh's Dreams & Inversion of Power
Session #19: Our Response: Patient Perseverance in Faith
Session #20: God & Joseph Work to Change His Family
Session #21: Joseph's Double Disclosure


An in-depth study of the Book of Judges

The Book of Judges

This in-depth study of an entire Old Testament book is intended for mature teens and adults. It will provide you with many practical principles for living the Christian life as we explore the fascinating stories of Israel's "Dark Ages".

Each session is a self-running audio-visual presentation produced by Rev. Brian Cummins (WebServant for this website) and can be viewed online or downloaded in mp4 format. Sessions run between 8 and 18 minutes long with an average of a little under 13 minutes each. Scripts of each session are available in PDF format and audio-only (mp3) files can also be downloaded from each session page.

Welcome and brief introduction
Session #1: context and structure
Session #2: historical introduction
Session #3: thematic introduction
Session #4: slavery-deliverance cycle
Session #5: Othniel, Ehud & Shamgar
Session #6: Deborah
Session #7: Deborah's followers & her song
Session #8: Gideon
Session #9: Gideon—fleece-setting & testings
Session #10: Gideon defeats the Midianites
Session #11: conclusion of Gideon's story
Session #12: Abimelech—the principle of control
Session #13: conclusion of Abimelech's story
Session #14: Minor Judges & Jephthah's early story
Session #15: Jephthah's vow
Session #16: Samson's unique birth & ministry
Session #17: Samson—ungodly attitudes & riddle
Session #18: Samson and his fatal flaw
Session #19: Samson and Delilah
Session #20: Epilogue first story: Micah & Levite
Session #21: Epilogue second story: tribe of Dan
Session #22: Epilogue 3rd story: Levite & concubine
Session #23: Characteristics of a Degraded Society
Session #24: Epilogue 4th story: Israel vs. Benjamin
Session #25: Israel against Benjamin (cont.)
Session #26: Finding wives for Benjamin survivors
Session #27: Five main principles from Judges


Bible characters studies

Character by Character

This series is an exciting journey into the Scriptures, looking at some of the well-known (and not so well-known) personalities in the Word of God. These lessons are intended for teens and adults, giving brief but comprehensive studies of 58 Bible characters, with many practical applications. These four sets of lessons were written by renowned UK Bible teacher, Selwyn Hughes.

You will not find any more rewarding or fascinating experience than to trace in the lives of Bible characters the amazing interplay of divine providence with human personality.

This long course of 55 lessons is divided into four sets. Series 1 covers 15 personalities from Adam and Eve to King Saul. Series 2 completes the Old Testament from David to Zechariah. Series 3 begins the New Testament with Matthew and goes to Andrew. Series 4 completes the New Testament with 14 characters from Stephen to James.

Character by Character: Series 1

1. Adam and Eve
2. Noah
3. Abraham
4. Isaac
5. Jacob
6. Joseph
7. Moses
8. Joshua
9. Deborah
10. Gideon
11. Ruth
12. Samson
13. Samuel
14. Saul


Character by Character: Series 2

1. David
2. Jonathan
3. Solomon
4. Elijah
5. Elisha
6. Ezra
7. Nehemiah
8. Esther
9. Job
10. Isaiah
11. Jeremiah
12. Daniel
13. Hezekiah
14. Amos
15. Jonah
16. Zechariah


Character by Character: Series 3

1. Matthew
2. Mark
3. Luke
4. John
5. Mary
6. Joseph
7. John the Baptist
8. Simon Peter
9. Mary & Martha
10. Lazarus
11. Judas
12. Thomas
13. Andrew


Character by Character: Series 4

1. Stephen
2. Philip the Evangelist
3. Paul
4. Cornelius
5. Lydia
6. Aquila & Priscilla
7. Barnabas
8. Silas
9. Timothy
10. Titus
11. Philemon
12. James


Famous Bible Stories

famous Bible stories

1. The Creation Story
2. First Family's Troubles
3. The Call of Moses
4. The Plagues of Egypt
5. Troubles in the Desert
6. Jesus Heals
7. Jesus Amazes
8. Raising the Dead
9. Jesus' Trial & Crucifixion
10. Jesus is Alive!


Famous Bible Parables

famous Bible parables

1. The Sower
2. Kingdom of Heaven
3. Unforgiving Servant
4. Salt & Light; Wise & Foolish Builders
5. Good Samaritan
6. Royal Wedding
7. Two Sons (aka Prodigal Son)
8. Rich Man & Lazarus
9. Talents of Gold
10. Tenants



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