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"The God of ordinary days and extraordinary graces, has created time itself that mankind might better grasp
the mystery of His plan of salvation and its gradual unfolding through ordained events which point to the mercy and majesty of the Most Holy Trinity."
Michal Hunt, Feast of the Exultation of the Cross, September, 1998
Old Testament Studies
Study Title Description
The Pentateuch
Part 1
This is a 20 lesson study of the first book of the Pentateuch.  The Book of Genesis records the origins of Creation and the beginning of God's plan of salvation for mankind.
The Pentateuch
Part 2
This is an 18 lesson study of the second book of the Pentateuch.  The Book of Exodus records the children of Israel's journey from slavery to nationhood. The Exodus experience was the defining moment in the history of the children of Israel.
The Pentateuch
Part 3
This is a 12 lesson study of the third book of the Pentateuch.  The Book of Leviticus records God's divine instructions for sacrifice, liturgy and worship in the desert Sanctuary.
The Pentateuch
Part 4
This is a 13 lesson study of the fourth book of the Pentateuch.  The Book of Numbers records the Israelites in their failure of the aborted conquest of Canaan and the years of trial when God instructed and disciplined His children in the wilderness wandering.
The Pentateuch
Part 5
This is a 17 lesson study of the fifth book of the Pentateuch.  The Book of Deuteronomy records the final homilies of Moses and a renewal of the Sinai Covenant with the new "wilderness" generation of Israel.
The Book of
This is a 10 lesson study of the book of Joshua.  The Book of Joshua is a story about faith in action and the amazing results of the application of the obedience of faith coupled with God's Divine will. Israel is established as a holy nation and mankind's ultimate salvation is advanced in accordance with God's plan.
The Book of
This is a 7 lesson study of the book of Judges.  The Book of Judges is the account of the generations between the conquest of Canaan and the time of the monarchy. The Book of Judges tells of the painful consequences of rejecting God's divine authority and also speaks of the mercy that God extends to those who return to Him in repentance and faith.
The Book of
This is a 3 lesson study of the book of Ruth.  The main theme of the book is God's involvement in the lives of His covenant people and in the lives of those people outside the covenant who seek to know Him. The providence of God in the book foreshadows the redeeming work of Jesus Christ in calling all peoples of the earth to salvation (Jews and Gentiles) through His saving act on the altar of the Cross as the "Blood/Kinsman Redeemer" to all men and women of every age
The First Book of Samuel This is a 10 lesson study of the First Book of Samuel. This book is the first part of the account of the transition from the era of the judges to the era of the Monarchy.
The Second Book of Samuel This is a 7 lesson study of the Second Book of Samuel. It deals with David's triumphs in driving out the last of Israel's enemies and in consolidating his rule over the twelve tribes of Israel with Jerusalem as his capital.
The First Book of Kings This is a 10 lesson study of the First Book of Kings. First Kings completes of the story of the great King David in the events of the succession of David's son, Solomon, and David's death. The book continues with Solomon's reign andthe building of the Jerusalem Temple. The second half of the book is concerned with the dissolution of the United Kingdom of Israel and the formation of the two kingdoms; the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah The book concludes with the introduction of the Elijah saga that is continued in 2 Kings.
The Second Book of Kings This is a 9 lesson study of the Second Book of Kings. The Book of 2 Kings carries on the narrative from the last chapter of the Book of 1 Kings, evidence that the two books were once one single book. 2 Kings continues to relate the tragic history of the two nations of the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah that were both on a course to divine judgment and exile.
The Book of Isaiah This is a 24 lesson study of the Book of Isaiah. The 8th century BC prophet Isaiah, son of Amoz, is named as the inspired writer of the Book of Isaiah (Is 1:1). His name, Yeshaiah in Hebrew, means "Yahweh is salvation," and his name aptly summarizes the content of his writings.
The Book of Jeremiah This is a 23 lesson study of the Book of Jeremiah. The prophet Jeremiah is a member of a priestly family who receives God's call to his prophetic ministry at the age of thirteen. His story is, for the most part, a personal account and contains the legacy of his mission through his prophetic words and prophetic acts.
The Book of Ezekiel This is a 17 lesson study of the Book of Ezekiel. The Book of Ezekiel is the third of the books of the Major Prophets, coming after the books of Isaiah and Jeremiah in the Christian canon. Ezekiel's mission to the Judean exiles in Babylon was to prepare them for the greatest crisis in the history of Yahweh's covenant people: the destruction of the holy city of Jerusalem and Yahweh's Temple.
The Book of Jonah This is a 1 lesson study of the Book of Jonah. The Book of Jonah is unique among the books of the prophets. The main theme of the Book of Jonah is God's sovereignty over all people and His divine plan to extend His gift of mercy and salvation beyond Israel to include the Gentile nations. In the New Testament, no other Old Testament prophet is named by Jesus more than the prophet Jonah.
New Testament Studies
Study Title Description
Gospel of Matthew This is a 26 lesson study of the first Gospel. It was the testimony of the Fathers of the Church, dating from as early as the beginning of the second century AD, that St. Matthew was the first to write down an account of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Matthew presents Jesus of Nazareth as the legitimate descendant of Abraham and the heir of the great King David. St. Matthew presents Jesus as the Messiah who was promised and announced by the holy prophets of God. St. Matthew, inspired by God the Holy Spirit, put into writing for Christians of all generations that which Jesus preached orally .
Gospel of Mark This is a 10 lesson study of the Gospel of Mark.  The Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the four Gospels. Most of the events that are recorded in Mark are also recorded in the other Gospels, but St. Mark's narrative gives greater details in a vivid and moving account that tells more about the actions and emotions of Jesus than the other Gospels.
Gospel According to St. Luke This is a 16 lesson study of the Gospel According to Luke.  St. Luke's Gospel provides the most complete account of the advent and earthly life of the Messiah - from the divine announcement and birth of His precursor, St. John the Baptist, to the Annunciation, birth and early childhood of Jesus, to His ministry to the lost sheep of Israel, and finally with the climax of his Gospel in Jesus' victorious death, glorious Resurrection and heavenly Ascension. St. Luke presents Jesus of Nazareth as the promised Messiah - the Son of Man who came to bind the power of Satan by conquering sin and death to bring mankind God's gift of redemption and eternal salvation.
Gospel of John This 28 lesson study of the fourth Gospel is the authoritative account of Jesus' three year ministry witnessed by the "Beloved Disciple." If the Synoptic Gospels give us the bones and flesh of Jesus the Son of God in His earthly ministry then John's Gospel gives us the Spirit of Jesus, the promised Messiah who is God come in the flesh to redeem mankind. He who saw it has borne witness "his testimony is true" [John 19:35].
Acts of Apostles This 12 lesson study of the Acts of Apostles is Part II of St. Luke's work on the mission of the Messiah. In Part I of his Gospel, St. Luke presented Jesus' mission to establish the Kingdom of God in bringing salvation to the "lost sheep of Israel" and to mankind in general. In Part II St. Luke covers the Church's development from the Ascension of Christ to St. Paul's journey to Rome. He presents the compelling story of how Jesus's Apostles and disciples carried forward the mission of the universal Kingdom under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
St. Paul's Letter to the Romans This is a 17 lesson study of Saint Paul's Letter to the Romans. With the exception of the four Gospels, no other document has had greater influence on Christianity than Paul's letter to the Romans. Touching all aspects of Christianity's major theological themes, this letter speaks as powerfully to Christian men and women today as it did when Paul first wrote it to the 1st century AD Christians of Rome.
St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians This is a 6 lesson study of Saint Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians. St. Paul received a letter from Christians in Corinth concerning problems within the church and asking for Paul's instruction. He wrote urging them to promote holiness and unity and answered their questions concerning morality, marriage, celibacy, the Eucharist, and the resurrection of the body. We face many of the same problems in our faith communities today, and Paul's Holy-Spirit guided instruction to the Corinthians continues to be relevant to us.
St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians This is a 4 lesson study of Saint Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians. St. Paul reveals in this letter both his love and his frustrations concerning the faith community he founded in Corinth, Greece. The admonishments and encouragements in Paul's letter give us a unique view of an early Christian community that struggled with many of the same issues that Christians face today.
St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians This is a 4 lesson study of Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians. St. Paul's letter to the Christian communities of Galatia is the first of the "great epistles" of "the apostle to the Gentiles." It has been called the "Magna Carta of Christian liberty" because the focus of St. Paul's message is that Jesus Christ has freed those who believe in Him from bondage to the legalism of the old Law and from slavery to sin, and He has placed all who come in faith to embrace Him as Lord and Savior in a position of true liberty. St. Paul describes a dramatic faith-union with Jesus Christ that is revealed in the visible sign of the Sacrament of Christian Baptism that unites all believers to Christ and to each other as brothers and sisters in the family of God.
St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians This is a 3 lesson study of Saint Paul's Letter to the Ephesians. St. Paul's Epistle to the Christians of Ephesus has been praised by Biblical scholars down through the centuries as one of the most expressive and carefully written presentations of Christology (the theology of Christ) in the New Testament. In his letter, St. Paul calls on all Christians to use their divine gifts and spiritual resources to increase their faith, to perfect their behavior as those who professes belief in Jesus as their exalted Lord, and to live as true disciples of Jesus Christ, the Risen Savior.
St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians This is a 4 lesson study of Saint Paul's Letter to the Philippians. Paul's letter to the church in Philippi is one of Paul's most personal letters. He wrote the letter from prison where he awaited the verdict of either acquittal or death. In the letter, he shares his sufferings to advance the Gospel and his struggle over whether he prefers to die to be with Christ or to live and continue serving the spiritual welfare of his dear Christians friends at Philippi.
Letter to the Hebrews This is a 14 lesson study of the New Testament letter that provides the key to understanding the liturgical significance of the Old Covenant as it prepared the way for the New.
Letter of James This is a 9 lesson study of the Letter of Saint James. St. James was the kinsman of Jesus of Nazareth and first Christian Bishop of the Church in Jerusalem. In his letter to the "12 tribes" of Israel living in the Gentile world, he calls God's holy people into the New Covenant in Christ by offering them a teaching that is consistent with the Old Law of Moses but framed in the context of the New Law of Jesus Christ.
First Letter of Peter This is a 2 lesson study of the First Letter of Saint Peter. St. Peter's first letter to the universal Church addresses the suffering of religious persecution that Christians are experiencing. He comforts them by reminding them of God's grace and the heavenly inheritance that awaits them. He encourages them to remain faithful, to trust in God's mercy, and to live in submission to the will of God for their lives
Second Letter of Peter This is a 1 lesson study of the Second Letter of Saint Peter. St. Peter's first letter addressed Christians facing persecution for their faith, but in the second letter he addresses internal struggles within the community. False teachers are promoting false doctrines to lead the people astray. Such false teachings, Peter urges, can only be combated by a deeper knowledge of Christ and a mature understanding of His teachings
Letter of Jude

La Carta de San Judas
This 1 lesson study of St. Jude's short letter to the Universal Church announces that he is the servant of Jesus Christ and the brother of St. James. His message is one of encouragement to Christians, urging them to pursue right doctrine and to reject false teaching.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ This is a 25 lesson study of the book of Revelation, also known as the Apocalypse. It is the last of all the books of the Bible and the only prophetic book in the New Testament. This book records what Jesus Christ revealed to His servant John of the unfolding events of the creation of the New Covenant which will climax in the return of Christ the King and the Final Judgment of mankind.
Topical Studies
Study Title Description
Salvation History This is a 28 lesson study of God's plan for the salvation of humanity from Genesis to the birth of the New Covenant Church as it unfolded in human time and through God ordained events. "The history of salvation is being accomplished in the midst of the history of the world." Pope Paul VI
The Advent of the Messiah This is a 6 lesson study of the advent of Jesus Christ. This study is Agape Bible Study's gift to you, so that you might more deeply appreciate the gift God gave to us all.
Lenten and Easter Study This is a 6 lesson study of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The purpose of the study is to enhance the forty-day Lenten journey to spiritually prepare for the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord on Easter Sunday.
Sermon on the Mount This 10 lesson study of Jesus' great homily, known as the Sermon on the Mount, lays the framework for the perfect precepts of the New Covenant Law written on the hearts of New Covenant believers that was promised by the Prophet Jeremiah in the 6th century BC. Jesus' sermon will set the standards by which Christian life and character is molded.
The Son of God's sermon on the "holy mountain" in the Galilee marks a rendezvous in time every bit as significant as God's first great rendezvous with Israel at the "holy mountain" in the desert of the Sinai in which God formed Israel into the holy people of the Old Covenant Church - an event the Old Covenant people celebrated each year as the Feast of Pentecost and the New Covenant people celebrate as the birth of the New Covenant Church!
The Beatitudes This is a 10 lesson study of Jesus' great plan for the radical transformation of hearts and lives in the blessings known as "the Beatitudes".
The Didache The 3 lesson study looks at the Church's oldest known catechism. This study focuses on instruction in the Didache that has the teachings of Jesus Christ as its source and on the continuity of the doctrine it presents, for the ancient Church and for the Catholic Church today.
How to Study the Books of the Old Testament Prophets This 1 lesson study provides the keys to unlock the mysteries of the writings of the Old Testament Prophets of Yahweh. Many readers of Sacred Scripture find the books of the Prophets so full of bizarre literary imagery that the reader begins to feel lost in the maze of words and symbolism, but it is the symbolic and poetic messages of the prophets that link the Torah of Moses and the books of Bible History to the prophecies that will be fulfilled in the Incarnation of Jesus the Messiah in the New Testament.
The Eight Last Things This 8 lesson study looks into the "last things" that will concern you when you cross the threshold into eternity. From the moment of death to the new creation of heaven and earth at the end of time the eight things covered in the is study are of concern for all of Humanity.


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