BIBLE TEACHING RESOURCES

The message of God comes into focus when we see it through the Cross. We have published teaching manuals that are cross-centred and strongly testify that Jesus is the Son of God. They have sold well through this website, but we now wish to make them available for free!

 

The books have been rebuilt into saveable, printable, internet formats so that believers anywhere can obtain them. In the past written gospel materials incurred heavy shipping costs. The need was always greater than the supply and authors could not give too many away.

 

Now our quality gloss-cover books have been reduced to ‘donation only’ until stocks run out and PDF versions have taken their place. Answer sets, diagrams, and charts are also free. Please follow the links below to obtain the resources you require.

'Rainbow' is a zero cost, highly adaptable direct witnessing tool, visual aid and scripture reference system for personal evangelists. Use it as a give away or as a presentation visual.

 

'River' is a discipleship series of Bible studies. River reinforces the faith of new and older Christians alike. Use it for individual study, home groups, or as an evangelistic and follow-up tool.

'Rock' is a collection of advanced studies developed for small groups and house churches. They are in PDF format and may be printed at no charge provided copyright is acknowledged.

'Rock Leaders Manual' is the full answer set and 'how-to-use' for Rainbow, River and Rock study series. Purchase the book, or download the PDF here. Print back to back on standard size paper and staple.

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."

(1 Corinthians 1:18)

Lake Rotoiti as viewed through the cross in St. Arnauds chapel.

(Nelson Lakes National Park - New Zealand)

RAINBOW DISCOVERY

Rainbow Discovery is a direct witnessing tool for churches and evangelists. Although witnessing resources exist, it is our conviction that a new imaginative approach is needed. Instant decision techniques are no longer effective because we live in a post-Christian era where most people do not have the Biblical background to receive the gospel in a 30 minute presentation. At the other end of the spectrum are the 20 week course methods which, although useful, demand a heavy commitment on both counselor and counselee.

Rainbow is a sharp 6 lesson course that steps the seeker through the gospel revelation with power and precision. Anyone can lead their friends to Christ without getting tongue-tied yet still having the flexibility to add their own personality into it. Alternatively, it can be developed into full studies for existing believers.

Key features include:

  • Dynamically linked Bible readings.

  • Picture and graphic aids

  • Key concept boxes

  • 3 in 1 application

 
How to use RAINBOW

This tool can be used in several ways:  In group settings or as a 'good news' giveaway.  For more on 'How to Use', please download Rainbow Bible Readings and Leaders Manual.

JESUS - THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING

 

Discovering the Faith

WHO ACTUALLY IS JESUS CHRIST?

 

The Important Question

These studies have a complementary book of 'Rainbow Bible Readings'. It may be downloaded and printed on A4 (small size) or Legal (large size) and folded into an easy reference booklet for completing the questions.

​​​​​Alternatively, an attractive, gloss-covered, large size version may be purchased. This booklet makes an ideal gift to a friend, or addition to a church welcome pack. Click the donate button, give as able, and provide mailing address.

WHY JESUS CAME

 

Our Great Need

THE PURPOSE OF THE CROSS

 

Reconcilliation

DID CHRIST RISE FROM THE DEAD?

 

The Empty Tomb

HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN

 

Receiving Jesus

 

"Arise, shine, for your light has come,
    and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth
    and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
    and his glory appears over you."

(Isaiah 60:1-2)

Rainbow over the black sands of Mowhanau.
(Kai-Iwi Beach - New Zealand)

 

RIVER BIBLE COURSE

 

River Discipleship is a workbook manual developed for new Christians and others seriously thinking about spiritual things. Beginning with 'How to become a Christian,' it answers the questions new Christians most often ask: -

  • Can we know that we are saved?

  • What is God like?

  • Why we act the way we do.

  • Can I really be set free?

  • Is Jesus God?

  • Which is the right Church?

  • And much more.

The book consists of 'stand-alone' studies linked into a series with each lesson building on the study before.  Important subjects are tackled, yet without losing simplicity, and several question and answer systems are employed to provide variety and interest to the end.

Over 300 Bible references are used and logically threaded throughout, making River a 100% scripture-based foundation course.

River Discipleship is ideal for individual study, home groups or as a follow-up course.

How to use RIVER

'River Bible Course' can be used in several ways:  In group settings, or for sermon notes, as a one on one follow-up system, or as a correspondence course.  For more on 'How to Use', please download Leaders Manual.

Jesus answered her, “If you knew ... who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

(John 4:10)

 

Tarawera Falls

(Bay of Plenty - New Zealand)

I'VE BECOME A CHRISTIAN - THIS IS HOW

 

Conversion

​SOMETHING'S DEFINITELY HAPPENED TO ME!

Assurance

​​​​​The Leaders Manual and marking guide to Rainbow, River and Rock study series may be purchased separately as a quality book, or downloaded here in PDF format. Click the button below. Print back to back on standard size paper and staple.

​​​​​Alternatively, the  published version may be purchased. Click the donate button, give as able, and provide mailing address.

​IF YOU WANT TO GROW - DO THESE THINGS

Spiritual Growth

​​AWESOME CHRISTIAN PRACTICES

Sacraments

THE BIBLE - GOD'S LIVING WORD

Scripture

WHO IS THIS GOD WE SERVE?

God

​​PRAYER THAT WORKS

Prayer

​​WHY YOU ARE SPECIAL TO GOD

Humanity

​​WALKING IN THE SPIRIT

Our Constituted Design

TWISTED PEOPLE​​

Sin

​​SET FREE!​​​

Salvation

​​HOW FREE IS FREE?​​​

Overcoming Sin

WHICH IS THE RIGHT CHURCH?

The Church

MY PLACE OF FELLOWSHIP

The Local Church

JESUS CHRIST - GOD WITH US​​

Lord Jesus Christ

GO; PREACH THE GOOD NEWS!​​

Great Commission

​​​​​The Leaders Manual and marking guide to Rainbow, River and Rock study series may be purchased separately as a quality book, or downloaded here in PDF format. Click the button below. Print back to back on standard size paper and staple.

​​​​​Alternatively, the  published version may be purchased. Click the donate button, give as able, and provide mailing address.

 

ROCK SOLID

Rock Solid has been developed from a collection of advanced subjects originally designed as supplements to River Bible Course. They are designed to fit standard size paper, back to back, with each study containing one key doctrine per lesson. They are linked in series, tailored to provide leaders with a strong, well thought out teaching program. It has the same simple style as 'River' with imaginative diagrams and question and answer formats. However 'Rock' is not a new converts course.  It is for groups wishing to take their biblical knowledge to the next level.  Subjects include:

        •  Are we under the ten commandments?
        •  What is the unforgivable sin?
        •  How the world began.
        •  Will the world come to an end?

At present, there are twelve studies in ‘Rock’ and I hope to increase this number, Lord willing.  I see it as open ended, so, if readers feel that a key subject has not been included in either ‘River’ or ‘Rock’, please contact me using the contact form at the top of the page.

How to use ROCK

Although Rock Solid is similar to River Discipleship, there are some subjects above the level of new converts, and others that touch on topics that might be deemed controversial.  For example, most eschatological topics are placed in the Rock series because differing theories might create confusion in the mind of young Christians. In cases like that, I have presented several main viewpoints and suggested open minded discussion.  Such open discussion would best suit a group setting, but only if the leader was skilled in presenting a fair overview and treated different viewpoints respectfully.

Use Rock in group settings, or for sermon notes, and for preparation toward higher learning.  For more on 'How to Use', please download Leaders Manual.

"Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock."

(Matthew 7:24-24)

COUNTDOWN TO THE CROSS​​

The 70 Weeks Prophecy

THE PURPOSE OF THE CROSS​​

Atonement

NEW COVENANT - NEW HOPE​​

The New Testament

ARE WE UNDER THE 10 COMMANDMENTS?

Keeping God's Law

TITHES AND GENEROSITY

Financial Principles

WHAT IS THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN?​​

Unforgivable Sin

HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE PROMISE?

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN

Creation

WHERE DO WE GO WHEN WE DIE?

Resurrection of Dead

THINGS TO COME

Prophetic Overview

WHEN ARE THE END TIMES?

Last Day Signs

WILL THE WORLD COME TO AN END?

Day of the Lord

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