HIStory - History is HIS Story!
HIStory: From Event To Event The Bible Is One Story, an Observation Bible Study Guide for the entire Bible is, without a doubt, the most important work we have ever done. History—past, present, and future—is HIS Story!
If you haven’t checked it out, you really should. HIStory is an observation of the whole Bible revealing that event after event the Bible is undeniably only One Story—The Story of HIS Glory and Your Need for HIS SEED!
HIStory is perfect for Bible study, Home school, Christian school, and Sunday school. It comes complete with lesson plans for 9 months (school year) and 11 weeks (quarter).
Latest Resources Now Online!
PSALMS-The SONGS More Observation Bible Study Guides from our latest book of the Bible collection PSALMS—The SONGS are now online!
The latest releases are: Psalm 1, Psalm 2, Psalm 3, Psalm 4, Psalm 5, Psalm 6, Psalm 7, Psalm 8, Psalm 9, Psalm 10, Psalm 11, Psalm 12, Psalm 13, Psalm 14, Psalm 15, Psalm 16, Psalm 17, Psalm 18, Psalm 19, Psalm 20, Psalm 21, Psalm 22, Psalm 23, Psalm 24, Psalm 25, Psalm 26, Psalm 27, Psalm 28, Psalm 29, Psalm 30, Psalm 31, Psalm 32, Psalm 33, Psalm 34, Psalm 35, Psalm 36, Psalm 37, Psalm 38, Psalm 39, Psalm 40, Psalm 41, Psalm 42, Psalm 43, Psalm 44, Psalm 45, Psalm 46, Psalm 47, Psalm 48, Psalm 49, and Psalm 50. Whew! We now have Inductive Studies for 52 of the Psalms available for you (that’s over 34%). We are really thrilled to be so far along with this project. The idea of helping people study the Psalms inductively (which God has so zealously written for us) is just plain exciting! Only 98 to go!
This new collection also includes Observation Bible Study Guides for Psalm 99 and Psalm 83. Pay particular attention to the nations in the Psalm 83 study—you might just notice some of today’s "world players"!
Psalms is the 19th book of the Old Testament. It is the songbook of the Bible—a collection of prayers, supplications, praise, thanksgiving, historical accounts, laments, meditations, and prophecy. Common themes in the Psalms include the Messiah, mourning, cries for help, God’s vengeance on the unrighteous, Mount Zion or Jerusalem, repentance, joy, and prophecy. David, along with several other authors wrote the Psalms over a period of perhaps 1,000 years. It appears that most of the Psalms were originally accompanied by instruments. Sadly, we no longer have the melodies or the arrangements of the Psalms—but gladly, and of utmost importance, we still have the very Word of God.
Jesus, in the gospel of Luke, states that He is spoken of by Moses and all the prophets; then He proceeds to show things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. He goes on to say that all things which are written about Him in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled. (Luke 24:44) Jesus, as well as some of the New Testament authors, quote many of the Psalms.
REVELATION Read-Thru Our new blog series, REVELATION Read-Thru (an overview of the book of Revelation) has begun! We are teaching expositorally through the entire book of Revelation to give you a skeletal structure of this seemingly mysterious and definitely marvelous book.
The 55 scenes of Revelation will be randomly inserted between our regular Zealous for HIS Glory! blog articles as we methodically observe all 22 chapters. Quite a few installments are already online so be sure and check them out. Sign up for our RSS feed while you are there and each "Zealous for HIS Glory!" blog will be delivered to you as soon as it goes online!
Don’t want to dig through the backlog of blogs to find all the Revelation ones? No problem! We offer slightly edited versions of every blog all in one place! Just click here to go to the REVELATION OBSERVATION STUDY SERIES.
The current individual releases are: Revelation Prayer, Revelation Introduction, Revelation 1:1-11, Revelation 1:12-20, Revelation 2:1-7, Revelation 2:8-11, Revelation 2:12-17, Revelation 2:18-29, Revelation 3:1-6, Revelation 3:7-13, Revelation 3:14-22, Revelation 4:1-11, Revelation 5:1-14, Revelation 6:1-2, Revelation 6:3-4, Revelation 6:5-6, Revelation 6:7-8, Revelation 6:9-11, Revelation 6:12-17, Revelation 7:1-8, Revelation 7:9-17, Revelation 8:1-6, Revelation 8:7, Revelation 8:8-9, Revelation 8:10-11, Revelation 8:12, Revelation 8:13, Revelation 9:1-12, Revelation 9:13-21, Revelation 10:1-11, Revelation 11:1-2, Revelation 11:3-6, Revelation 11:7-14, Revelation 11:15-19, Revelation 12:1-6, Revelation 12:7-12, Revelation 12:13-14, Revelation 12:15-17, Revelation Recap (Chapters 1-12), Revelation 13:1-6, Revelation 13:7-10, Revelation 13:11-18, Revelation 14:1-5, Revelation 14:6-13, Revelation 14:14-20, Revelation 15:1-4, Revelation 15:5-8, Revelation 16:1-7, Revelation 16:8-11, Revelation 16:12-16, and Revelation 16:17-21.
In addition to the Zealous for HIS Glory! blogs and the Revelation Observation Study Series, over 6 hours of Expository Teaching Audios covering the entire book of Revelation are available. Use whichever format works best for you, ask a friend to study together with you, and then join us for a great time in the Book of Revelation!
Zealous for HIS Glory! Blog
GOD is Zealous for HIS Glory! The Hebrew word for Glory is “kabowd” and refers to the substance of something, its weight, splendor or reputation. The Greek word for Glory is “doxa” which means to seem, to give a correct opinion of, or to show an accurate estimate of something. In other words God wants His creation to see Who He really is… and He expects His creation, especially mankind, to “give a correct estimate” of Who He really is!
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim the truth that Creation was created for God’s Glory. He created His Creation so His Glory would be seen… and He intends to make that happen!
(All blogs for Zealous for HIS Glory! are authored by Sharon Jensen unless otherwise stated. Whenever Caleb Jensen, Sharon’s son and co-blogger, pens for her it is notated at the end.)
Scripture Design Spotlight for November: Psalm 27:4
When exploring our website, don’t miss Bezalel Gallery, our collection of high resolution graphic designs featuring God’s Word alone.
Bezalel Gallery Scripture Designs are free and downloadable for your personal use (not for profit) even though they are copyrighted. And yes, you may use them as gifts! We only ask that you do not alter them in any way and that you direct people back to WORDCenterMinistries.org whenever and wherever you use them.
Recent Resources Now Online
EZRA—The HISTORY is our latest Observation Bible Study Guide. (The verse by verse expository audio teaching will be available soon with video to follow!)
The historical book of Ezra begins where 2 Chronicles left off. God's people, the Southern Kingdom of Judah, had been exiled in Babylon for 70 years. It was now time to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple!
God had sent His people into captivity in Babylon because of their sin and He was now bringing them back—but they needed to be holy to Him. Zerubbabel led the first group of exiles back from Babylon to rebuild Temple. Ezra’s work in leading the second group back to Jerusalem, however, would be to rebuild the holiness of the people! There could be no worship without the temple—and just as certainly, there could be no worship without holy worshipers!
Be sure and check out 1 JOHN—The LETTER one of the recent Observation Bible Study Guides from WORD Center Ministries.
John, the author of the gospel of John, the book of Revelation, and the letters of 2 John and 3 John, also wrote 1 John. His letter was written so that true believers might know they have eternal life. The theme of the book of 1 John is not simply a discourse on the truth, but an exhortation to believe the truth and walk in it!
John clearly and firmly repudiates the lie that a believer does not need to look like His Father. Sons are supposed to look like their fathers because it brings glory to the father. In this day and age of independence and rebellion, the purpose of families is often forgotten. God established families in order to show us a picture of Who He is and what He expects from us. If we are saved, we are born of God; and if we are born of God, we are to resemble Him as closely as possible. This resemblance shows the world Who God really is and brings Him Glory!
The OSBG (Observation Bible Study Guide) for 2 JOHN—The LETTER is uploaded and waiting to be studied!
John wrote this letter to those whom he loved very much for the sake of the truth. He exhorted them to continue to walk in God's commandments because spiritual deceivers were on the increase. He warned true believers to not even give a greeting to anyone who had gone outside the teaching of Christ… or they would become participants in their evil deeds!
This is pretty important stuff for the real church to know given the apostate position of the visible church at large today.
WORD Center Ministries’ Observation Bible Study Guide for 3 JOHN—The LETTER is now online and ready for use!
John’s purpose in this letter was to encourage believers to become fellow workers for the truth by helping those who were teaching the truth. The book of 3 John deals with the exhortation to receive “truthers”—those who have a good testimony regarding the delivery of the truth.
Are the warnings and exhortations in John’s letters something we need to know today? Oh, yes! We may not have the exact same situation of itinerant preachers as in John’s day, but we certainly have a much greater quantity of preachers and teachers that want to reach us. Snail mail, e-mail, the internet, along with a much greater mobility in our world make us susceptible to a multitude of false workers.
How will we know the deceivers of 2 John from the truthers of 3 John? We need to know the Word of God. We need to study the Word of God book by book, over and over again, embracing the truth in it, responding rightly to the God Who wrote it and urging others to do the same.
PASSOVER—The FORESHADOW of the LAMB of GOD—The REALITY
Last April a very important day was celebrated by millions the world over, but precious few knew what “The Celebration" was actually about. Join us as we take you verse by verse comparing the Foreshadow to the Reality! Viewing God’s Masterpieces, the Feasts of the LORD, will make the Reality of the LAMB of GOD all the more amazing…
PASSOVER, the first in our “FEASTS Of The LORD—The FORESHADOWS” audio series is now online!
Watch for the other six FEASTS Of The LORD to follow: Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of First Fruits, Pentecost (or Feast of Weeks), Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths).
Major Upcoming Website Uploads!
It’s that squally question of the ages, "Are Tongues for today?" Guess what? We found the equable conclusion! "Where at?", you ask. "What’s the answer???", you scream!!!
Hold on… Hold on... We got it straight from the One Who knows—GOD! We take all the doctrine the Bible has to hold on the subject of Spiritual Gifts and observe it inductively. We then take you verse by verse through each and every doctrinal segment the Bible has to offer on Spiritual Gifts. (We do not elevate events to the level of teaching or doctrine—instead, we thoroughly study the doctrinal teaching on the subject, leaving doctrine to explain the events in God's Word to you.)
The format is different than our Observation Bible Study Guides. (We are by no means dropping our OBSG format, in fact, Lord willing, we hope to finish all 66 books of the Bible for you in a timely fashion. We just thought this subject and style were a perfect fit.) Although we ask observation questions about every single verse, we also answer them all by showing you the answer in the Word of God. This book is a sit-down and enjoy-yourself-immensely afternoon read! If you had read this book already, you wouldn’t be able to wait to read it… that is, if you hadn’t read it already… er.. well… Anyway, you are going to want to read this book!!! It is making its way through the proofing, editing, and production processes right now.
Honestly, we haven’t been this excited to produce a new product magnifying God’s Word, well… since the last time we produced a new product magnifying God’s Word. Oh... this is not quite conveying our true excitement, but we wanted to give you a heads-up so you could get excited too. Try! Your excitement won’t be disappointed… and neither will you! Oh, and about that equable conclusion… it’s in The BOOK (and ours, too!)
The entire book of Isaiah, all 66 chapters, verse by verse, will be available in an Observation Bible Study Guide soon. ISAIAH—The PROPHECY has taken over 8 years to write. There is nothing quite like it anywhere else that we know of. We ask Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How questions of each and every verse in Isaiah. The Word speaks for Itself.,