Bib Lit Archive


ID Name Language Synopsis Sort Order
ID Name Language Synopsis Sort Order
60 Revelation English 1
59 “Genesis” English 2
55 Better Bible Study English 3
49 Filing through the Old Testament Minor Prophets English 4
44 Snapshots of Jesus, Gospel of Mark English 5
10 Special Events English 6
42 Advent 2021 English 7
39 Philippians, a Letter of Joy English A verse by verse study of Philippians, with new insights and cultural context. 8
38 A Deep Dive into Galatians English A deep dive study into the epistle to the Galatians. 9
37 A Trial Lawyer's Brief on Biblical Law: A Reflection of God’s Character English Why is it important to understand the "Law" in the Bible?
  • Biblical Law is worthy of study as a reflection of God. As one learns more of the Law, one can learn more of God.
  • One can better parse the difficulties of why some Biblical Laws seem incredibly important (e.g., “Thou shalt not kill”) while others decry common sense (“You shall not wear a cloth made of two kinds of material”).
  • Why have people historically erred by either imposing a rigid “legalism” (a view that certain laws must be adhered to in order to walk in God’s grace) or a free “antinomianism” (a view that one can live with no regard to any law).
From a Christian perspective, this bears tremendously on issues that seem to place the Christian teachings in conflict with certain teachings found in the Old Testament.  For example:
  • One also has a basis to understand why Biblical Law seems to change over the course of the Bible. (Is “Do not eat pork” in Deuteronomy 14:8 altered when, in Acts 10, God seems to instruct Peter that unclean food is fine to eat?)
  • This study properly addresses the effect that Jesus and the advent of post-resurrection life has upon following the law. In other words, does Paul teach that the believer is not bound by the law, and if so, why not?
  • Similarly, why did the disciples of Jesus not always follow the law, even though Jesus said he didn’t come to destroy the law?
All of these considerations are worthy of study.  A good study of Biblical Law should not only shed light on those questions, but it should also result in many positive side effects.  As the Psalmist noted in the very first Psalm, the person who delights in God’s Law and meditates on it night and day will be,  
"like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.  In all that he does, he prospers (Ps. 1:3).
The goal of this work is to provide the reader the blessings of better knowing God, as well as having a fuller grasp on having a successful life.   Soli Deo Gratia      
35 Biblical Study While Living with Corona English With a worldwide pandemic with COVID-19, the world slowed down as people practiced social distancing. This meant that the churches, a body of believers, had to find worship through different methods. At a time when the internet is crucial to life, worship went on line. This is Biblical Literacy's response as Mark Lanier teaches scriptural truths in light of fear and uncertainty. Youtube playlist with all of the video lesson as well as Mark's video thoughts of the day devotionals  can be found at PHIL KEAGGY and Mark Lanier parody, Germs on the Run! #CORONAVIRUS #COVID-19 #worship #biblicalliteracy 11
34 Passages Worth the Dig English Mark takes the new year of 2020 with this new series "Passages Worth the Dig".  He will take various scriptures worth digging through in hopes that they will offer new insights and life changing principles.  Come along and see where the Holy Spirit leads!! 12
33 Reading the Old Testament Through the Gospel of John English More than perhaps any other Gospel, the Gospel of John takes many roads found through the history and instructions of the Old Testament, converging them in the life of Jesus Christ.

John is a marvelous book for reading through and getting to know Jesus.  But it is also a book worthy of a deep dive, seeking the nuggets that are often overlooked. Diligent study, an intimacy with the Old Testament, an understanding of 1stcentury Judaism, and awareness of the issues of the early church, are all tools that can bring greater clarity, light, and appreciation for the Gospel of John.  That is the goal of this study.

29 Is God Guilt of Fraud (Formerly The Greatness of God: Examining God's CV) English As the series has progressed the concept that God is good and great must be reconciled with his commands to put entire cities to death. The question is then more aptly stated, "Is God Guilty of Fraud?" These lessons and videos are part of a series: Is God Guilty of Fraud (formerly, The Greatness of God) – Mark Lanier, A trial lawyer by trade, examines the truth of God’s greatness by examining His Curriculum Vitae (CV). In consecutive lessons, Mark uses God’s CV to understand who He is, what his greatness has to do with us, why God has done horrible things and allows evil, what is the truth about God’s greatness, does God’s CV indicate that he keeps his promises and does God’s CV include references that back up the claim to His greatness? In consecutive lessons, he uses God’s CV to understand
  • who He is
  • what his greatness has to do with us
  • why God has done horrible things and allows evil
  • what is the truth about God’s greatness
  • whether God’s CV indicate that he keeps his promises
  • does God’s CV include references that back up the claim to His greatness
For the YouTube Playlist of this series, go here. For the podcast, go here.
32 The Long and Winding Road - The Old Testament Leads to Jesus English Almost two thousand years ago, in the Mediterranean world around modern Egypt, a sermon was written. The sermon has made it into the Christian Bible in a “book” called “Hebrews.” The sermon starts with a provocative statement.
Over and over, in different ways, long ago, God spoke to the fathers through the prophets. But in these latter days, he has spoken to us through his Son (Heb. 1:1).
One God, one message, but different methods. Seeing that God’s message to humanity in the “latter days” of the writer was given in Jesus, allows us to go back into the days “long ago” to find that same message. That is the point of this series. Mark walks through many examples of God speaking the message found in Jesus through prophets that walked the earth in the millennia before Jesus. The journey will feature a myriad of ways God spoke his message. Sometimes, the wording was direct. Often it was in images and types. In the many different ways, we have the blessing of hindsight, illuminating the message by knowing its ultimate form in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
36 Additional Resources English Spanish and some abbreviated OT Survey lessons can be found here. 16
30 Interviews English 17
28 Devotionals from the Life of Christ English Mark Lanier teaches devotionals using Jesus' words as reported in scripture. These devotionals are relevant for our worries, needs, and joys today, exploring events reported in Scripture, such as how Jesus handled interruptions, the woman at the well, and prayer. For a closed caption youtube playlist of the entire series, go here. Want the podcast? Go here. 18
31 Devotionals from the Torah English Mark's lessons on Devotionals from the Torah 19
26 Colossians English 20
23 Paul, a Legal Case Study English Mark began a new series about the Apostle Paul as if he were asked to represent Paul in a court of law. As a lawyer, Mark approaches the subject of Paul based on his own legal experience. 23
25 Por qué No Soy... Espanol En este estudio, estaremos revisando múltiples religiones y cosmovisiones. Basándonos en el análisis de Mark Lanier, uno de los abogados más exitosos en los Estados Unidos,  a manera de una corte de la ley, veremos las razones por las que “No soy…” (Agnóstico, Ateo, Musulmán, Hindú, Mormón, Etc…) 24
20 Why I'm Not... English 25
19 Life Group Greek English 26
18 Church History English 27
17 La Biblia en Contexto Espanol

Click ESTUDIO: La Biblia En Contexto

16 The Context Bible English 29
15 Estudio del Nuevo Testamento Espanol 30
14 New Testament Survey English 31
13 Your God Is Still Too Small English 32
12 Sondeo del Antiguo Testamento Espanol Click ESTUDIO: Más Profundo. Antiguo Testamento" 33
21 Old Testament Survey Abridged English The available versions of the Old Testament Survey Abridged documents correspond to the original lesson material of the Old Testament Survey. The abridged  versions give an outline of the class agenda and emphasize the biblical application of the lesson to daily life. 34
11 Old Testament Survey English 35
9 New Testament Biblical Literacy English 36
8 Old Testament Biblical Literacy English 37
7 Introduccion A La Historia De La Iglesia Espanol Click ESTUDIO: Historia de la Iglesia" 38
6 Church History Literacy English 39
5 Pablo: Su Teología Espanol 40
4 Paul: His Theology English 41
3 Pablo: Su Vida Y Enseñanzas Espanol 42
2 Paul: His Life And Teachings English 43
1 The Great Commission English 44

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