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Who is the Author of these Bible Studies ???
Many of you have inquired about the "author" of these Bible Studies. And, to tell you the truth, the REAL author is the Holy Spirit. But, He has graciously allowed me to participate in what He is doing by allowing and inspiring me to write these lessons.
Ok, great !, you say. The Holy Spirit, I know, but who are you??? Tell me something of your background.
Ok. Pull up a chair and let's get acquainted. First of all, you surely want to know when I was saved. So, let's begin there.
My Salvation experience
I was born and raised in a Godly Christian family, so always knew that there was a God and that Jesus Loved me. But, it was not until I was 9 that I understood my personal sinfulness and need for a Savior. Then I confessed my sins, said "Yes Lord" to Jesus, accepted Jesus' gift of salvation, and was born again! This wonderful life-changing event occurred during a Sunday School Assembly time when a special emphasis on Salvation had been presented . (So, all you SS teachers and Dept. Directors, out there, take heart. Kids really are listening to what you say.)
After finishing High School, I attended a Christian College and received my BS degree with a major in Biology. From there it was to Graduate School, where I received the M.A. Degree, again with a major in Biology.
With that background, I taught for 3 years on the College level.
And, yes, teaching was wonderful and fun and I really really enjoyed it. But, my father had told me for years that Medicine was the field I should enter. At this point in life, I finally said "Yes" and heeded his wise advice. (Kids, you really do need to listen to your parents. They really do know what is best for you!) . So, returning to the role of a student, instead of being the teacher, I went to Medical School and received the M.D. degree. This was followed by Internship (1 year) and a 3 year Residency in Radiology.
Well, now being about a zillion years old, it was time to begin my "tent making" career. For Paul, it meant he was a tent maker in order to provide the funds needed to do his real "work", that of being an evangelist, apostle, and church planter. For me (though I am in NO way like the Apostle Paul), my "tent making job" was that of being a Diagnostic Radiologist. But, my real "work" has been to teach Bible Studies, teach people how to Study the Bible, and, since 1995, to be involved with "Yes Lord" Ministries.
So, now you know a little about my "background." But, you are probably still wondering what else ...
Well, way back in the dark ages, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, while in College, the Lord allowed me to serve as a Student Summer Missionary to Ohio. That was awesome.
And, years later, I worked as a Medical volunteer for 2 months in Bangalore, India in a Baptist Mission Hospital.
Also, for several years, the Lord allowed me to lead Bible Study classes for an International Ministry and to travel as a 'Trainer', for that Ministry, throughout the US, training people in How to Study the Bible using the Inductive Method. After I resigned from that Ministry, the Lord led me to begin "Yes Lord" Ministries, an Internet based ministry which provides Free Downloadable Interactive Bible Studies for use by individuals or groups.
The name, "Yes Lord" Ministries, was chosen because this is what the Lord Jesus Christ wants all of His followers to say to Him when He asks us to do something. I have not always been fast to say "Yes Lord", but sooner or later I do, and I have never regretted saying "Yes Lord" to the Lord Jesus Christ concerning anything which He has told me to do.
And now you know "the rest of the story"
This is an Internet Based Ministry. We have been on the web since 1995.
Our ONLY PURPOSE is to provide FREE downloadable Interactive Bible Studies to anyone who is seeking to know more about the Lord God and His Word (the Bible).
Most of these Bible Studies are studies which we have done with small group classes here in the Chattanooga area. After the courses were completed by the small groups, we placed the finished (edited and hopefully corrected for spelling errors and etc) versions on the Web for anyone and everyone to print out and use.
Our Bible Studies are provided to you at NO cost.
Yes, this means that they are FREE!
But, our Bible Studies are now ONLY available by printing them out from the website. We no longer have any hard copies left that were used by the classes. And, many of the courses, FAQs, etc. that we are now posting were never in hard copy at all and were just written and posted.
You may download (click on print and print out a copy) and use any of these studies either individually or with groups. And, YES, you may photocopy them if you desire to use these with group studies.
Our ONLY request is that
you NOT sell these studies for profit
you NOT change them in any way
These studies are for the Glory of God
NOT for the financial profit of man.
The Author of these studies is, of course, the Holy Spirit. But, He did not do this by "automatic writing" or anything "spooky". What He did was to inspire, gift, and enable our writer / teacher to write these studies. These were then shared with the Bible Study classes and then, as we mentioned before, these studies were edited and corrected and placed on the web for you to use, should you so desire.
The "writer" of these Bible Studies and the "teacher" of the small classes is, "in real life", a Physician (M.D.) who specializes in the area of Diagnostic Radiology. This is the "tent making job" of our writer; but, Bible Study, Teaching, and Writing, is the avocation. If you want to know more about the"writer", click here.
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