Women of the Bible: New Testament

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Jesus reached across cultural norms by befriending and discipling women throughout his life. The bestselling Women of the Bible: New Testament pamphlet presents portraits of 15 women, some who encountered Jesus personally, and some who served in the early Church. Some women are known by name, like Mary and Martha, while others are known by their situation, such as the "Woman at the Well." This beautiful, 14-panel pamphlet presents key events and stories for the women, plus Scripture references, locations and insights from their stories.

Women of the Bible: New Testament is a concise chart that profiles women whose lives were touched by Jesus, or who served the early Church. Teachers and students alike will enjoy discovering more about the women whose lives were forever changed by Jesus. These women showed great faith and human faults; they were forgiven women, friends, disciples, and leaders in the Church.


Women of the Bible: New Testament features the following women:
• Mary, Mother of Jesus
• Elizabeth
• Mary Magdalene
• Mary and Martha
• Five anonymous women that Jesus encountered -
• The woman with a flow of blood• The bent-over woman
• The forgiven woman
• The Canaanite woman
• The Samaritan woman
• Four women of the Apostolic Church—
• Lydia
• Priscilla
• Phoebe
• Dorcas


Women of the Bible: New Testament uses a chart format to review —
• Bible references for each woman's story
• Date and location of the story
• Key events in each woman's life
• An overview of each woman's story
• Insights from the story

Women of the Bible: New Testament also provides—
• Cultural insights about the Samaritans and the Canaanites that made Jesus'encounters with the women from these places all the more powerful.
• A brief summary on the Gnostic Gospels, including the Gospel of Mary
• A definition of Gnosticism
• Information to correct the popular idea that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married

Here is an example from the Women of the Bible New Testament pamphlet:

MARY MAGDALENE
• Bible references— Luke 8:1-3; Mark 15:40-47; John 19:25; 20:1-18
• Date and location of the story—Galilee, AD 26-30
• Key events:
• Belonged to the larger group of Jesus' disciples
• Healed of possession by seven demons
• Present at the time of Jesus' death
• First to talk to the Lord after the resurrection
• First disciple commissioned to tell about Jesus' resurrection

Women of the Bible: New Testament makes a great women's Bible study or reference.

Author: Benjamin Galan, MTS, ThM, PhD Candidate, Adjunct Professor of Old Testament Hebrew and Literature at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

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Rose Publishing Inc
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Aug 12, 2014
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Jesus used parables to communicate important truth about God's Kingdom. Parables of Jesus is a 14-page full color pamphlet that will introduce you to the parables of Jesus. All 39 of these "heavenly stories with earthly meanings" are explained: the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, the Lost Sheep, the Mustard Seed, the Talents, and more. Parables of Jesus is an excellent way to learn more about the stories that show God's purposes in the world. Parables of Jesus also includes tips for studying parables for Bible Study groups.

Parables of Jesus discussion and study questions:
Jesus used parables to explain truths about God's Kingdom. These stories bring us wisdom, comfort, and instruction.
•Read panels 1, 11-13 on "Interpretation of Parables" to understand the basics of parables and how Jesus used them.
•Using the suggestions on panel 12, study these parables to get started-
•The Pharisee and the Tax Collector - #38. Read from Luke 18:19-14
•The Good Samaritan - #23. Read from Luke 10:30-37
•The Rich Fool - #25. Read from Luke 12:16-21
•Using the steps on panel 13, go deeper with each of these parables. You may want to use a study Bible or a commentary to find out the cultural and historical background.
•Now that you have studied these three parables, read through the remaining 36 parables and choose three more to study. How are they similar? How different?
•Continue through the rest of the parables. Identify the main points.
•Application:
•What is the most important characteristic of God you identified in each of these parables?
•Knowing this about God and his kingdom, how should people live and make their decisions? Pick one area in your life that you would handle differently as a result of this insight.
•What specifically will you do this week?
Benjamin Galan
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle contains 128 pages of facts, illustrations, charts, and diagrams not available in other books.Readers will gain insight to the parallels between the Old Testament sacrifices and priests' duties, and Jesus' service as the perfect sacrifice and high priest.

Through Rose Guide to the Tabernacle, readers will better understand the doctrines of sin, creation, salvation, justification, and God's sovereignty. Rose Guide to the Tabernacle is also the winner of the 2009 CBA Retailers' Choice Award for Bible Reference/Bible Study.
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle is a full color, ebook on the the Tabernacle." The Tabernacle was the place where the Israelites worshiped God after the Exodus. Learn how the sacrifices, utensils, and even the structure of the Tabernacle were designed to show us something about God. See the parallels between the Old Testament sacrifices and priests' duties, and Jesus' service as the perfect sacrifice and perfect high priest.

Rose Guide to the Tabernacle shows you how:

•The Tabernacle was built
• The temple sacrifices pointed towards Jesus Christ
• The design of the tent revealed God's holiness and humanity's need for God
•The Ark of the Covenant was at the center of worship.
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle contains illustrations, charts, and diagrams not available elsewhere.

Rose Guide to the Tabernacle (Rose Publishing), by Benjamin Galan and Brent Ashby, answers the question, "How can a holy God live among corrupted people?" Galan explains the importance of understanding the Tabernacle.

Rose Guide to the Tabernacle explains the history of the Tabernacle, its sacred objects and activities , while also illuminating deep insight into what Jesus did for his followers during his life, his death and his resurrection. "God's presence in the Tabernacle instructed the people to live in purity. Jesus' blood and sacrifice meant the purification rites and sacrifices are no longer necessary," says Galan. Rose Guide to the Tabernacle offers insight to readers in the following:

•Understanding the importance of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) and Hanukkah
•The Purpose and the three parts of the Tabernacle: The Courtyard, The Holy Place and The Most Holy Place
•The significance of the sacrifices: Sin Offering, Guilt Offering, Grain/Gift Offering, Burn Offering, and Peace Offering
•The parallels between the Tabernacle, Christ's ministry, and the church
•The symbolism of the Golden Lampstand, the Table of the Bread of Presence, the Altar of Incense
•The contents of the Ark of the Covenant
•Elements of Passover and a "Christian Seder"


Table of Contents:

•Section 1 God With Us 3-13

•God Living with His People 4
•Israel in Egypt 8
•The Ten Plagues 9
•Time Line of the Exodus 10
•Old Testament Covenants 11
•Mount Sinai 12
•Where Is Mount Sinai? 13
•Why Is the Tabernacle Important Today? 1

•Section 2 The Tabernacle 15-85

•The Tabernacle cutaway 16
•The Design of the Tabernacle 20
•Bible References about the Tabernacle 21
•Entering the Courtyard 24
•Gates in the Old Testament 26
•Ancient Gates and Gates in the New Testament 27
•The Courtyard 28
•The Bronze Altar 30
•Utensils 31
•Sacrifices in the Old Testament 32
•Sacrifices in the Tabernacle 33
•Jesus and Sacrifices 34
•The Bronze Laver 35
•Holiness and Purity in the Old Testament 36
•Purity, Impurity, and the Tabernacle 37
•Tabernacle tent 38
•The Holy Place 52
•Tabernacle Symbolism 53
•The Holy Place 54
•The Golden Lampstand 56
•Jesus and Light 57
•Hanukkah 57
•Table of the Bread of Presence 58
•Communion 59
•The Altar of Incense 60
•Jesus, Incense, Prayer, and the Holy Spirit 61
•Intercessors in the Bible 62
•Priests, Levites, and the High Priest 63
•The High Priest 64
•Jesus and the High Priest 65
•Functions of the Priests 66
•Functions of the Priests 67
•The Garments of the High Priest 68
•Miter, Ephod, and Breastplate 69
•The Veil 72
•Jesus and the Veil 73
•The Most Holy Place 74
•The Ark of the Covenant 75
•Contents of the Ark 76
•The Mercy Seat 80
•Jesus and the Pillar 81
•Manifestations of God s Presence 81
•The Journey of the Ark 82
•Jesus and the Ark of the Covenant 83
•The Ark in Battle 84
•Where is the Ark Today? 85

•Section 3 The Wilderness

•The Wilderness 89
•The Song of Moses 90
•Israel At Sinai 91
•The Ten Commandments 92
•Arrangement of the Camp 94
•Arrangement of the March 95
•Organization of the Tribes Camp and March 96
•The Feasts 97
•A Worshiping Community 98
•The Calendar 99
•Passover 100
•Unleavened Bread 104
•Firstfruits 106
•Feast of Weeks 108
•Feast of Trumpets 110
•Day of Atonement 112
•Atonement for Sins 113
•The Feast of Tabernacles

Suggested Discussion Questions

•What is the Tabernacle and the elements found in the Tabernacle?
•Where is the Ark of the Covenant now?
•Why is the Tabernacle of 3500 years ago important today? What does it teach about God's plan of salvation?
•Could you explain the Bronze Altar and the sacrifice requirements?
•What did a high priest do?
•Who was allowed to enter the Courtyard, and what was required before entering?
•How has the role of the priest changed throughout the years?
•How does the Tabernacle connect the Old Testament and the New Testament?
•What were the sacrifices and their significance in the Tabernacle?
•What was the function of the veil?
•Why was the Mercy Seat deemed holy?
•What are the holy days and their meanings?
•What is the meaning of the Feast of Trumpets? The Day of Atonement? The Feast of Tabernacles?

About the Author: Benjamin Galan grew up in a Christian home in Mexico City. During his studies, Galan became enamored with natural sciences. In college, Galen studied physics and mathematics, and grew indifferent and hostile toward the Christian faith. Along with the French mathematician Laplace, Galan believed God was no longer a necessary hypothesis.

After additional studies, Galan began to long for deep, satisfying connections and meaning in his young life. Through the moving testimony of a friend in school, Galan began to read the Bible with renewed eyes, and eventually returned to church. As he became more involved in the ministry of his home church, Galan sensed God's calling.

During his theological studies, Galan fell in love with the Old Testament and understood the Old Testament as the key for understanding the New Testament.
Benjamin Galan
Proverbs is one of the most beloved books in the Bible and this full-color 14-panel pamphlet gives you a good overview and includes discussion questions for personal or group use. It explains the types of proverbs and shows the richness hidden below the surface when you understand the their structure and meaning.

What's Included in the Proverbs pamphlet?
• 3 common mistakes when reading the proverbs
• 6 tools for studying the proverbs
• What is a proverb (and what isn't it)?
• How Bible proverbs are different from other proverbs from ancient times.
• Key verses and themes of the proverbs, such as Wisdom, Relationships, Money, Speech, Character, Honor, and Kingship.
• 3 kinds of parallelism in the proverbs and why it's important.

Study Questions for the Proverbs pamphlet
•Read panels 1-2. How is a biblical proverb different from a biblical promise?
•Read panel 3 and pick one of the "Wisdom" proverbs and one of the "Understanding Humanity" proverbs. Look up the verses in your Bible. These proverbs were written nearly 3000 years ago. Give one example of how they are just as important today.
•Read panel 4 on "Description of a Wise Person." Pick one or two verses and look them up. What traits do you appreciate in others? Why is "forgiveness" an important trait for wise people?
•Read panel 5 and pick a proverb on relationships. Women had a much lower status in ancient times than they do today, yet the Bible has a lot to say about treating women with respect. In your opinion, why was this important to the writers of the Proverbs?
•Read panel 6, and pick one of the verses about wisdom and possessions. Look it up and share it. In a society that values wealth and money, what priorities do these Scripture passages encourage. Why?
•Read panel 8, and chose a proverb about kingship. How did Jesus' life show the traits of kingship? As you work with other people at home, school, or the job, which of these traits would you like to model to others?
•Read panels 9-10. How do the proverbs from the Bible differ from the proverbs in other ancient countries? What strikes you as the most important trait in this list and why?
•Read "Proverbs in Context" at the bottom of page 11 and all of page 12. Sometimes the proverbs appear to promise a perfect life for good people. But we know from the life of Job that this is not always true. In the book of James, Christians are told they will have troubles, trials, and difficult times. What mistakes might people make as they read the Proverbs?
•Look at the suggestions on panel 13, and pick a topic or theme to study (see panels 3-6 and 10 for ideas). There are 31 chapters in Proverbs, so it is easy to read one per day and make note of those passages that mention your theme. Keep notes as you read and one month from now, write or discuss what you've learned on this theme.


Main Author:
Benjamin Galán, MTS, ThM, the award-winning author of The Rose Book of Bible Prophecies, was the author of the Rose Guide to the Tabernacle, which won the 2009 Christian Retailers' Choice Award in Bible Reference. He is Adjunct Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Literature at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Benjamin Galán grew up in a Christian home in Mexico City. During his studies, Galán became enamored with natural sciences. In college, Galen studied physics and mathematics, and grew indifferent and hostile toward the Christian faith. Along with the French mathematician Laplace, Galan believed God was no longer a necessary hypothesis.

After additional studies, Galán began to long for deep, satisfying connections and meaning in his young life. Through the moving testimony of a friend in school, Galán began to read the Bible with renewed eyes, and eventually returned to church. As he became more involved in the ministry of his home church, Galán sensed God's calling.

During his theological studies, Galán fell in love with the Old Testament and understood the Old Testament as the key for understanding the New Testament.
Benjamin Galan
Many women in the Bible became unexpected heroines and were surprising instruments in God's story. Women of the Bible: Old Testament looks at 11 women in the Bible, featuring women such as Sarah, Hagar, Miriam, Rahab, and Esther. This beautiful bestselling pamphlet presents the women through story and key life events, showing how God used them, plus real-life application for us today. Makes a great women's Bible study or reference.

Women played many crucial roles in the Bible. Women of the Bible: Old Testament is a concise, easy-to-understand reference that examines key stories and insights from their lives. Teachers and students alike will enjoy discovering the ironies in their stories and the cultural impact of the times in which they lived.

Women of the Bible: Old Testament features:
• Sarah & Hagar
• Tamar
• Miriam
• Rahab
• Deborah & Jael
• Bathsheba
• Naomi & Ruth
• Esther
Women of the Bible: Old Testament uses a chart format to review the following information:
• Bible references for each woman's story
• Date and location of the story
• Meaning of her name
• Key events in the woman's life
• How God used her
• An overview of her story
• Life application
Here is an example from the Women of the Bible: Old Testament pamphlet:
RAHAB
• Bible references for her story— Joshua 2, 6; Matthew 1:5; Hebrews 11:30; James 2:25
• Date and location of the story—Jericho, around 1400 BC
• Meaning of name—Rahab probably means "broad, extended"
• Key events in the woman's life
• Lived in the city of Jericho
• Was a prostitute
• Gave refuge to the spies that Joshua sent to the city
• Believed that God had delivered the city into the hands of the Israelites
• Became a member of God's people
• Is mentioned in Jesus'genealogy in Mathew 1:5

Women of the Bible: Old Testament makes a great women's Bible study or reference.

Author: Benjamin Galan, MTS, ThM, PhD Candidate, Adjunct Professor of Old Testament Hebrew and Literature at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Benjamin Galan
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle contains 128 pages of facts, illustrations, charts, and diagrams not available in other books.Readers will gain insight to the parallels between the Old Testament sacrifices and priests' duties, and Jesus' service as the perfect sacrifice and high priest.

Through Rose Guide to the Tabernacle, readers will better understand the doctrines of sin, creation, salvation, justification, and God's sovereignty. Rose Guide to the Tabernacle is also the winner of the 2009 CBA Retailers' Choice Award for Bible Reference/Bible Study.
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle is a full color, ebook on the the Tabernacle." The Tabernacle was the place where the Israelites worshiped God after the Exodus. Learn how the sacrifices, utensils, and even the structure of the Tabernacle were designed to show us something about God. See the parallels between the Old Testament sacrifices and priests' duties, and Jesus' service as the perfect sacrifice and perfect high priest.

Rose Guide to the Tabernacle shows you how:

•The Tabernacle was built
• The temple sacrifices pointed towards Jesus Christ
• The design of the tent revealed God's holiness and humanity's need for God
•The Ark of the Covenant was at the center of worship.
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle contains illustrations, charts, and diagrams not available elsewhere.

Rose Guide to the Tabernacle (Rose Publishing), by Benjamin Galan and Brent Ashby, answers the question, "How can a holy God live among corrupted people?" Galan explains the importance of understanding the Tabernacle.

Rose Guide to the Tabernacle explains the history of the Tabernacle, its sacred objects and activities , while also illuminating deep insight into what Jesus did for his followers during his life, his death and his resurrection. "God's presence in the Tabernacle instructed the people to live in purity. Jesus' blood and sacrifice meant the purification rites and sacrifices are no longer necessary," says Galan. Rose Guide to the Tabernacle offers insight to readers in the following:

•Understanding the importance of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) and Hanukkah
•The Purpose and the three parts of the Tabernacle: The Courtyard, The Holy Place and The Most Holy Place
•The significance of the sacrifices: Sin Offering, Guilt Offering, Grain/Gift Offering, Burn Offering, and Peace Offering
•The parallels between the Tabernacle, Christ's ministry, and the church
•The symbolism of the Golden Lampstand, the Table of the Bread of Presence, the Altar of Incense
•The contents of the Ark of the Covenant
•Elements of Passover and a "Christian Seder"


Table of Contents:

•Section 1 God With Us 3-13

•God Living with His People 4
•Israel in Egypt 8
•The Ten Plagues 9
•Time Line of the Exodus 10
•Old Testament Covenants 11
•Mount Sinai 12
•Where Is Mount Sinai? 13
•Why Is the Tabernacle Important Today? 1

•Section 2 The Tabernacle 15-85

•The Tabernacle cutaway 16
•The Design of the Tabernacle 20
•Bible References about the Tabernacle 21
•Entering the Courtyard 24
•Gates in the Old Testament 26
•Ancient Gates and Gates in the New Testament 27
•The Courtyard 28
•The Bronze Altar 30
•Utensils 31
•Sacrifices in the Old Testament 32
•Sacrifices in the Tabernacle 33
•Jesus and Sacrifices 34
•The Bronze Laver 35
•Holiness and Purity in the Old Testament 36
•Purity, Impurity, and the Tabernacle 37
•Tabernacle tent 38
•The Holy Place 52
•Tabernacle Symbolism 53
•The Holy Place 54
•The Golden Lampstand 56
•Jesus and Light 57
•Hanukkah 57
•Table of the Bread of Presence 58
•Communion 59
•The Altar of Incense 60
•Jesus, Incense, Prayer, and the Holy Spirit 61
•Intercessors in the Bible 62
•Priests, Levites, and the High Priest 63
•The High Priest 64
•Jesus and the High Priest 65
•Functions of the Priests 66
•Functions of the Priests 67
•The Garments of the High Priest 68
•Miter, Ephod, and Breastplate 69
•The Veil 72
•Jesus and the Veil 73
•The Most Holy Place 74
•The Ark of the Covenant 75
•Contents of the Ark 76
•The Mercy Seat 80
•Jesus and the Pillar 81
•Manifestations of God s Presence 81
•The Journey of the Ark 82
•Jesus and the Ark of the Covenant 83
•The Ark in Battle 84
•Where is the Ark Today? 85

•Section 3 The Wilderness

•The Wilderness 89
•The Song of Moses 90
•Israel At Sinai 91
•The Ten Commandments 92
•Arrangement of the Camp 94
•Arrangement of the March 95
•Organization of the Tribes Camp and March 96
•The Feasts 97
•A Worshiping Community 98
•The Calendar 99
•Passover 100
•Unleavened Bread 104
•Firstfruits 106
•Feast of Weeks 108
•Feast of Trumpets 110
•Day of Atonement 112
•Atonement for Sins 113
•The Feast of Tabernacles

Suggested Discussion Questions

•What is the Tabernacle and the elements found in the Tabernacle?
•Where is the Ark of the Covenant now?
•Why is the Tabernacle of 3500 years ago important today? What does it teach about God's plan of salvation?
•Could you explain the Bronze Altar and the sacrifice requirements?
•What did a high priest do?
•Who was allowed to enter the Courtyard, and what was required before entering?
•How has the role of the priest changed throughout the years?
•How does the Tabernacle connect the Old Testament and the New Testament?
•What were the sacrifices and their significance in the Tabernacle?
•What was the function of the veil?
•Why was the Mercy Seat deemed holy?
•What are the holy days and their meanings?
•What is the meaning of the Feast of Trumpets? The Day of Atonement? The Feast of Tabernacles?

About the Author: Benjamin Galan grew up in a Christian home in Mexico City. During his studies, Galan became enamored with natural sciences. In college, Galen studied physics and mathematics, and grew indifferent and hostile toward the Christian faith. Along with the French mathematician Laplace, Galan believed God was no longer a necessary hypothesis.

After additional studies, Galan began to long for deep, satisfying connections and meaning in his young life. Through the moving testimony of a friend in school, Galan began to read the Bible with renewed eyes, and eventually returned to church. As he became more involved in the ministry of his home church, Galan sensed God's calling.

During his theological studies, Galan fell in love with the Old Testament and understood the Old Testament as the key for understanding the New Testament.
Benjamin Galan
Proverbs is one of the most beloved books in the Bible and this full-color 14-panel pamphlet gives you a good overview and includes discussion questions for personal or group use. It explains the types of proverbs and shows the richness hidden below the surface when you understand the their structure and meaning.

What's Included in the Proverbs pamphlet?
• 3 common mistakes when reading the proverbs
• 6 tools for studying the proverbs
• What is a proverb (and what isn't it)?
• How Bible proverbs are different from other proverbs from ancient times.
• Key verses and themes of the proverbs, such as Wisdom, Relationships, Money, Speech, Character, Honor, and Kingship.
• 3 kinds of parallelism in the proverbs and why it's important.

Study Questions for the Proverbs pamphlet
•Read panels 1-2. How is a biblical proverb different from a biblical promise?
•Read panel 3 and pick one of the "Wisdom" proverbs and one of the "Understanding Humanity" proverbs. Look up the verses in your Bible. These proverbs were written nearly 3000 years ago. Give one example of how they are just as important today.
•Read panel 4 on "Description of a Wise Person." Pick one or two verses and look them up. What traits do you appreciate in others? Why is "forgiveness" an important trait for wise people?
•Read panel 5 and pick a proverb on relationships. Women had a much lower status in ancient times than they do today, yet the Bible has a lot to say about treating women with respect. In your opinion, why was this important to the writers of the Proverbs?
•Read panel 6, and pick one of the verses about wisdom and possessions. Look it up and share it. In a society that values wealth and money, what priorities do these Scripture passages encourage. Why?
•Read panel 8, and chose a proverb about kingship. How did Jesus' life show the traits of kingship? As you work with other people at home, school, or the job, which of these traits would you like to model to others?
•Read panels 9-10. How do the proverbs from the Bible differ from the proverbs in other ancient countries? What strikes you as the most important trait in this list and why?
•Read "Proverbs in Context" at the bottom of page 11 and all of page 12. Sometimes the proverbs appear to promise a perfect life for good people. But we know from the life of Job that this is not always true. In the book of James, Christians are told they will have troubles, trials, and difficult times. What mistakes might people make as they read the Proverbs?
•Look at the suggestions on panel 13, and pick a topic or theme to study (see panels 3-6 and 10 for ideas). There are 31 chapters in Proverbs, so it is easy to read one per day and make note of those passages that mention your theme. Keep notes as you read and one month from now, write or discuss what you've learned on this theme.


Main Author:
Benjamin Galán, MTS, ThM, the award-winning author of The Rose Book of Bible Prophecies, was the author of the Rose Guide to the Tabernacle, which won the 2009 Christian Retailers' Choice Award in Bible Reference. He is Adjunct Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Literature at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Benjamin Galán grew up in a Christian home in Mexico City. During his studies, Galán became enamored with natural sciences. In college, Galen studied physics and mathematics, and grew indifferent and hostile toward the Christian faith. Along with the French mathematician Laplace, Galan believed God was no longer a necessary hypothesis.

After additional studies, Galán began to long for deep, satisfying connections and meaning in his young life. Through the moving testimony of a friend in school, Galán began to read the Bible with renewed eyes, and eventually returned to church. As he became more involved in the ministry of his home church, Galán sensed God's calling.

During his theological studies, Galán fell in love with the Old Testament and understood the Old Testament as the key for understanding the New Testament.
Benjamin Galan
Jesus used parables to communicate important truth about God's Kingdom. Parables of Jesus is a 14-page full color pamphlet that will introduce you to the parables of Jesus. All 39 of these "heavenly stories with earthly meanings" are explained: the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, the Lost Sheep, the Mustard Seed, the Talents, and more. Parables of Jesus is an excellent way to learn more about the stories that show God's purposes in the world. Parables of Jesus also includes tips for studying parables for Bible Study groups.

Parables of Jesus discussion and study questions:
Jesus used parables to explain truths about God's Kingdom. These stories bring us wisdom, comfort, and instruction.
•Read panels 1, 11-13 on "Interpretation of Parables" to understand the basics of parables and how Jesus used them.
•Using the suggestions on panel 12, study these parables to get started-
•The Pharisee and the Tax Collector - #38. Read from Luke 18:19-14
•The Good Samaritan - #23. Read from Luke 10:30-37
•The Rich Fool - #25. Read from Luke 12:16-21
•Using the steps on panel 13, go deeper with each of these parables. You may want to use a study Bible or a commentary to find out the cultural and historical background.
•Now that you have studied these three parables, read through the remaining 36 parables and choose three more to study. How are they similar? How different?
•Continue through the rest of the parables. Identify the main points.
•Application:
•What is the most important characteristic of God you identified in each of these parables?
•Knowing this about God and his kingdom, how should people live and make their decisions? Pick one area in your life that you would handle differently as a result of this insight.
•What specifically will you do this week?
Benjamin Galan
Many women in the Bible became unexpected heroines and were surprising instruments in God's story. Women of the Bible: Old Testament looks at 11 women in the Bible, featuring women such as Sarah, Hagar, Miriam, Rahab, and Esther. This beautiful bestselling pamphlet presents the women through story and key life events, showing how God used them, plus real-life application for us today. Makes a great women's Bible study or reference.

Women played many crucial roles in the Bible. Women of the Bible: Old Testament is a concise, easy-to-understand reference that examines key stories and insights from their lives. Teachers and students alike will enjoy discovering the ironies in their stories and the cultural impact of the times in which they lived.

Women of the Bible: Old Testament features:
• Sarah & Hagar
• Tamar
• Miriam
• Rahab
• Deborah & Jael
• Bathsheba
• Naomi & Ruth
• Esther
Women of the Bible: Old Testament uses a chart format to review the following information:
• Bible references for each woman's story
• Date and location of the story
• Meaning of her name
• Key events in the woman's life
• How God used her
• An overview of her story
• Life application
Here is an example from the Women of the Bible: Old Testament pamphlet:
RAHAB
• Bible references for her story— Joshua 2, 6; Matthew 1:5; Hebrews 11:30; James 2:25
• Date and location of the story—Jericho, around 1400 BC
• Meaning of name—Rahab probably means "broad, extended"
• Key events in the woman's life
• Lived in the city of Jericho
• Was a prostitute
• Gave refuge to the spies that Joshua sent to the city
• Believed that God had delivered the city into the hands of the Israelites
• Became a member of God's people
• Is mentioned in Jesus'genealogy in Mathew 1:5

Women of the Bible: Old Testament makes a great women's Bible study or reference.

Author: Benjamin Galan, MTS, ThM, PhD Candidate, Adjunct Professor of Old Testament Hebrew and Literature at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
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