Through the Bible Discounted Video Download Package
This package gives you the tools to transform your study of the Scriptures into encounters with their Author Who will personally reveal what He wants to say to you through them each day! First is a MP3 which teaches you how to meditate on Scriptures so you receive revelation from the Holy Spirit as you prayerfully read the Word (Josh. 1:8; Eph. 1:17,18). You will discover how this is different from, and much deeper than, simple western study. Next is a Through the Bible workbook PDF ebook which guides you chapter-by-chapter through the entire Bible. Finally, we provide the cultural, historical and linguistic insights of Dr. Andrew Hardy, a British scholar in the eight video download sets which are all part of this discounted package.
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He was explaining the Scriptures to us?"
(Lk. 24:32 NASB)
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Is your Bible study time in the doldrums? Do you find that you don’t enjoy learning detached head-knowledge about the Bible, so regular Bible study is difficult to maintain? Have you made a false dichotomy by subconsciously believing, “I need to choose between Bible study and spiritual intimacy?” Are you in danger of deception because you lack biblical grounding which allows you to safely navigate the spiritual realm and steer clear of false teachings?
Do you feel guilt for not enjoying reading God's Word? Do you feel shame at your ignorance of Scriptural truth? Do you wish you knew more about what's in the Bible? Do you find you can't defend your faith? Are you unsure where God’s spiritual boundaries are?
We Have Just Finished Preparing an Awesome Solution: We have created the first “Through the Bible Series” which draws you into the experience of hearing God’s voice and receiving divine revelation as you meditate through the entire Bible. You will have Dr. Andrew Hardy, awesome Bible storyteller, at your side (available through both video and audio). Outstanding weekly meditation questions will guide you in discovering biblical truths and receiving revelation directly from God. Plus for a limited time, we are offering a weekly internet group which you can participate in with Mark Virkler where everyone shares the revelations God has given them from the assigned Scriptures, questions and journaling from the previous week. You will find that your heart is inflamed with revelation as Jesus opens the Scriptures to you and your group!
our revelation-based Bible Lover's series?
The difference between just reading a book and
going out for coffee with the author of it!
The Benefits for You Personally: You will enjoy the process of becoming a "Biblical Person." God's Word will be written in your heart because you have taken the time to meditate on it from Genesis to Revelation. You will not be swayed by winds of change. You will become immovably grounded in the truth of God's Word because the Author has spoken to you as you read it cover to cover. Step into biblical meditation with a group of like-minded Spirit-filled believers. The Bible is meant to be lived and we will as a group be drawn into living the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation.
Highlights of This Bible Lover's Series:
- 8-part Devotional Video Download “Through the Bible” Training Packages for you and/or your group.
- Click here to view a 7-minute clip from this series with Dr. Andrew Hardy.
- Weekly group online discussions with Dr. Mark Virkler (Begins Sept. 9th. at 9:00 PM EST)
- Test your Bible knowledge! Find out how well you do on these eight free online Bible quizzes?
- Make Biblical illiteracy for you and your friends a thing of the past!
An Overview of This New Video Training Package
Wouldn’t you love to have an anointed storyteller at your side, opening for you God’s unfolding plan for mankind as you read through the Bible from cover to cover? That is exactly what we have prepared for you as you listen to Dr. Andrew Hardy masterfully unfold God’s Story of Redemption from Genesis to Revelation.
Dr. Hardy encourages you to listen to God as you walk through the pages of Scripture. These new training modules allow you to bring a British scholar to your home or your group for eight full courses of 10 - 11 sessions per course.
An extensive Through the Bible Workbook helps you to pray, ponder and record the insights God is giving you, so you have a permanent record of God’s revelation from this walk through Scriptures. It guides you in taking notes and prayerfully reflecting on every page of Scripture. The workbook is interactive so it is perfect for individual or group meditation on the Word of God. Check out some of the pages of this amazing book here. Not only are there charts for every book of the Bible (which you complete by filling in chapter titles), but there are thought and reflection questions to help you prayerfully meditate on the deeper truths of God’s Word and trace important themes throughout the Scriptures.
The videos are ideal for small group training and the MP3s (which are identical in content to the videos) become a “university in your car,” giving you the opportunity to listen to these biblical truths over and over again, allowing them to sink deeper and deeper into your heart, transforming your life.
Mark Virkler’s Experience with the Bible, While at Bible College
I attended a conservative Christian liberal arts college, hoping to be thoroughly trained in the Bible. However, we were not even required to read through the entire Bible to graduate! We were only asked to skim various portions and we skipped other sections altogether. I was extremely disappointed, because I was hoping for more. I went to Bible school to become a biblical man, so even though they didn’t require it, I read through the Bible on my own, and my fiancée Patti and I read the entire New Testament aloud to each other.
It was never suggested at my Bible college that I pray over the Scripture as I read it, or ask God to grant me revelation as the apostle Paul and King David both did (Eph. 1:17,18: Ps. 119:18). So in college, I read the Bible using my head and it never occurred to me to use my heart. Since I didn't know to pray over the Bible, I graduated from Bible college with a head full of theology, and no revelation knowledge. As I have shared in our book on 49 Lies, once I was able to hear His voice and receive revelation insight, much of the theology I learned at college was replaced and adjusted by the Lord through my two-way journaling.
Of course, I am not alone in this experience. The apostle Paul also left Bible school with theology so messed up he was out killing Christians (Acts 9:1) and had to be struck down by God (Acts 9:3-7)! The Lord then introduced him to revelation knowledge as he spent three years in the Arabian wilderness (Gal. 1:17,18) being taught directly by the Holy Spirit. (No books in the wilderness, right? - Gal: 1:12).
Wouldn't it be better to do it right the first time around? In our Bible Lover’s Series, the student does more than simply skim portions of the Bible. He is guided in a meditation of every single chapter of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation. Yes, this takes about two years, but who cares? You will be two years older whether you do this or not. Is there any substitute for your having carefully examined the entire Bible yourself? Even better is to do it with a small group and share your insights together and pray for one another as you grow in the Lord.
How This “Through the Bible” Series Was Birthed
I love charts because they reveal so much information in a glance. I began creating these Bible charts for my youth group while working as a youth pastor in a Wesleyan church and attending college. Later, when I was pastoring my first church, Patti helped me add reflection and discussion questions for each book of the Bible. We then used this two year program in our home groups. I met weekly with three different home groups and we shared revelations together, and worshipped and prayed together, ministering to one another’s needs. This resulted in establishing deep relationships which I still cherish today. More than 20 years later, folks from these groups have told me that these two years are what established their knowledge in the Word of God and they were so extremely thankful for the opportunity to go “Through the Bible” together with me.
Once we created Christian Leadership University, we added additional books and assignments and made this an eight course series at Christian Leadership University.
Unique features of the Bible Lover’s Series:
- No specific theology is demanded. Instead, you are asked penetrating questions and encouraged to search Scriptures for answers, under the illumination of the Holy Spirit. You then share your revelations with your group for confirmation or adjustment.
- You slow down! You take enough time to really meditate on Scriptures and be transformed by the revelations you are receiving. Rather than only two courses (Old & New Testament Survey), you spend eight courses exploring the Bible in considerable depth.
- You let God speak to you from every page of Scripture.
- You become a “Biblical Person,” knowing how to respond with biblical principles to the events of life which surround you. Because you know God’s perspectives concerning life’s situations you avoid taking wrong paths. You can speak articulately into the politics of your nation.
How to Get the Most Out of This Video Training Series
For maximum results, we recommend you gather together some friends into a home group or Sunday school class and cover one course each quarter for two years. We have a Through the Bible Teacher's Guide as well as a Through the Bible Handbook of Answers to help you. The Teacher's Guide offers suggested group activities for each week, and the Handbook of Answers gives you Mark and Patti's personal answers to all the research questions asked in the Through the Bible workbook. The idea is that once you have completed your own research, you may compare it to what Mark and Patti discovered to see if there were things you found that they didn't or things they found that you didn't. So it becomes an excellent confirmation tool for you.
The DVDs of Dr. Andrew Hardy teaching through the entire Bible are divided into eight series. Dr. Hardy, a British scholar and devout Christian, shares ten or eleven 20-minute weekly DVD teachings for all eight series. This brings an anointed scholar to your home group each week, after which you can all share your own personal revelations. This is an unbeatable combination.
Extras: Add a Personal Coach or a CLU College Professor
If you desire a “Coach” (i.e., a Personal Spiritual Trainer), to walk by your side, they are available for only $1 a day. Check them out here or call the office of Communion With God Ministries at 1-800-466-6961.
A step beyond a Coach is our college level courses, BIB101 – BIB108 with Christian Leadership University. Here your Instructor serves as both your coach as well as one who grades your work, and you earn three credits per course completed.
Become a biblical man or woman today! Learn the Word of God. Let it master you! Let it transform you from the inside out as God speaks deep into your heart.
This Discounted Video Download Package Contains Three Parts
- An MP3 on How to Receive Revelation Knowledge
- A Through the Bible Workbook PDF eBook
- A series of 8 video download sets of Dr. Andrew Hardy teaching through the Bible
They are all detailed below.
How to Receive Revelation Knowledge MP3
Knowing God's thoughts! It is possible. His thoughts are not our thoughts; His ways are not our ways. However, we can learn how to "reason together with God" (Isa. 1:18), and receive His insights and His revelations on each and every area of our lives. The process really is quite simple.
|1||How to Receive Revelation Knowledge||40 Minutes|
An example of revelation knowledge is when you are reading the Bible and a verse leaps off the page, hits you between the eyes, and God says, “This is for you right now.” These are precious experiences for the believer. However, for many, they do not happen often enough. There are seven things I do which allow me the privilege of receiving revelation knowledge every time I read the Bible. Truth and insights leap off the page and an understanding of how they are to adjust my life permeates my spirit and soul. I love this experience and hunger for it every time I read the Scriptures. That is why I prepare myself by doing the following seven things. Prayerfully reflect on these steps and determine which ones you do and don’t use.
Resulting in illumination, revelation knowledge, anointed reasoning
Do Not Do This:
But Do This:
Jesus Desires to Illumine Scriptures to Your Heart and Mind!
As exemplified in the story of Jesus illuminating the Scriptures to the disciples on the Emmaus road (Lk. 24:32), true biblical meditation (Josh. 1:8) involves the Holy Spirit revealing the Scriptures to one's heart. The disciples on the Emmaus road were depressed: their theology had just failed them because of their misunderstanding of the Old Testament. They believed Jesus was supposed to set up a Kingdom and rule from Jerusalem, and instead He was crucified. They were despairing and their hearts were sad (Lk. 24:17).
However, Jesus enters the picture and begins speaking with them, reinterpreting their understanding of key Scriptures and showing that He did indeed set up a kingdom and He was ruling from within the hearts of men. They returned to Jerusalem, EXCITED (Lk. 24:33-35), because of the illumined truth they had received.
So in this Through the Bible workbook, you will be asking God to speak to you every single week of your study. Actually the Bible calls it "meditation," which is a deeper process than western study. Meditation involves prayer and reflection and the Holy Spirit teaching you.
In the introductory pages of Through the Bible, we will teach you exactly what Biblical Meditation is and how it is different from western study, and the MP3 on ?How to Receive Revelation Knowledge? will clarify it even more. Then our questions in the text will guide you into meditating week by week throughout the entire Bible!
OK, so we won't get through the Bible in a month or even three months, but that's OK, because when we do get through meditating on the complete Bible, God will have spoken to you from every single page of His book. Wouldn't that be worth spending two or three years on in your morning devotions? Even better, how about your small group going through this process together? Wouldn't that be fun! As a matter of fact, I (Mark Virkler) have taken MANY home groups through exactly this process over a two-year period and they have testified years later that this was the place where they really established their foundational Bible knowledge which had served them for years to come and been one of the best experiences of their lives!
What Is the Through the Bible Workbook PDF eBook and Why Is It So Unique?
Listening to God through Scripture! Were not our hearts burning within us while He was ... explaining the Scriptures to us (Lk. 24:32)? This book will guide you in letting God reveal truth to you as you meditate on the stories and teaching of those who have gone before you. Your heart will be set afire by God!
Covers the entire Bible, book by book from Genesis to Revelation, using guided self-discovery, which allows the Holy Spirit to reveal truth to you from each book of the Bible. An excellent thorough overview of all of Scripture.
|Features||How This Helps You|
|Every week you are asked to record what the Holy Spirit is revealing to you.||
You meditate on the ENTIRE Bible.
We give you VISUAL charts for each book of the Bible.
You fill in chapter titles as you go along, asking God to show you the key message in EACH chapter.
|We ask you discovery questions each week.||
|We recommend you do this in a group.||
|We overview 14 principles for correctly interpreting Scripture.||
We ask you to memorize one verse each week.
You can use the free Adobe Reader to add text and fill out the charts in this workbook right on your computer because we have enabled the Typewriter tool. See how to use it in Adobe Reader 9 or X and Adobe Reader XI.
The Prerequisite Is That You Recognize God's Voice
It is hard for God to get through to you if you don't know how to clearly hear His voice. So we ask that everyone begin with the training module on hearing God's voice. A brief overview of the four keys to hearing God's voice can be found here. There are only two choices: man's thoughts or God's thoughts; reasoned knowledge or revelation knowledge. Since our thoughts are not God's thoughts, we need to find a way to get beyond our thoughts. Since man cannot comprehend the ways of God, we need to discover a way to walk in revelation knowledge. We will teach you how to do this in the training module on 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. Make that your step one. All of life works better when God is leading.
Another Great Aid to “Seeing”: Writing Out Scripture
When you write or type out a verse, you discover words which you otherwise might have missed. Therefore, I write out verses which I know are key truths for my life. I pray over them, diagram them, analyze them, meditate on them. That is why I have written many of my books: I write so I can learn - so I can put truths I am understanding in my own words and in a framework which is meaningful for me.
The following is the law which God gave for new kings who had just been crowned and were coming to sit upon their throne for the first time:
“Now it shall come about when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests” (Deut. 17:18).
Since we are kings and priests, are we to do any less (I Pet 2:9)? Let us make the writing out of Scriptures an important part of our lives.
Additional Free Information:
- This article on How to Receive Revelation Knowledge is available in PDF format.
- Also related to this topic: Study vs. Meditation
Related book for purchase: Sound Doctrine Through Revelation Knowledge
The Eight Part Through The Bible Video Series
In this extensive collection of lessons, Dr. Andrew Hardy teaches through the Through The Bible book, providing you with an overview of the entire Bible. This is not an in-depth study of any one part of Scripture, but rather a survey of it all, from Genesis to Revelation. This is the perfect companion to complete your Spirit-led journey Through the Bible.
Note: The Minor Prophets are covered in their historical settings in the United Kingdom and Divided Kingdom series.
The Eight Part Video Series...
Through the Bible 1 -- Pentateuch
Through the Bible 2 -- United Kingdom
Through the Bible 3 -- Divided Kingdom
Through the Bible 4 -- Poetry and Wisdom Literature
Through the Bible 5 -- Major Prophets
Through the Bible 6 -- Life of Christ
Through the Bible 7 -- Acts and Epistles
Through the Bible 8 -- Epistles and Revelation
Some Free Extras for Downloading!
- How to Memorize and Why
- Spirit-Led Journaling Through John's Gospel by Andrew Hardy
- The Gospel of Matthew with Revelation-based journaling questions throughout by Andrew Hardy
- The Gospel of Mark with Revelation-based journaling questions throughout by Andrew Hardy
Testimonies from Students Who Have Journaled Through This Bible Lover’s Series
Stephen D. Gunnaway Hears God Through Scripture
“My journey with CLU began early in 2009 during my quiet time as I was pondering a future in biblical counseling. At that moment I heard ‘google Christian counseling for laymen.’ Immediately, I went to my computer and at the very top of the list was CLU. My journey toward learning to hear the Voice of God had begun.
“Since that time I have completed the class ‘How to Hear God’s Voice.’ The most exhilarating result has been learning to read Scripture using vision. Before the CWG course I would ‘study’ the Word, searching for the meaning of a passage or read a commentary to find the principle being taught. Now I read Scripture with my journal open and ready to receive whatever God has to say because I now understand that God wants to speak specifically to me about the things He wants for my life - not some dry theological platitude.
“Using vision to read God’s Word is relaxing because you learn to anticipate hearing Him speak into your heart. Imagining pictures of the events in your mind as you read provokes the vision which I find especially true for the Old Testament. You learn to read slowly, without deadlines or goals because now you are receiving information straight from the Heart of the Father and you bask in His presence as you read. The Scripture truly becomes a living Book as found in the following example.”
Journal Entry: May 28, 2010/Exodus 17:8-13
Lord, I see Your power flowing through the rod in Moses’ hand. May I accept You as the “rod” of my life in all circumstances.
I love to see you learning this way. It gives Me pleasure. Keep on trusting for I have plans for you. Do not turn to the right or the left, but see Me ahead of you. You are special to Me and My Father loves you as I stand before Him interceding for you.
May God bless the work of Christian Leadership University as they free other Christians from the shackles of religion while teaching them that God just wants to be their Friend.
More Journaling with Scripture - River of Delights - Janelle Anderson
“They drink their fill of the abundance of Thy house; and Thou dost give them to drink of the river of Thy delights” (Psalm 36:8).
Vision: I see someone (me, I guess) reaching up and into something, like an invisible but very real place. It’s like sticking your hand into a bag that is filled with a thick, jelly-like substance.
What are You saying to me, Lord?
There is a richness, a fatness, an abundance I want you to reach out for and press into. This river of My delights, this abundance of My house will satisfy you to the depths. I want to satiate your being with My richness and My abundant delights and pleasure.
It is a place where you will no longer be in want of anything because in this place I totally satisfy your soul. You’re reaching out for it now but only with your hand. You are fascinated by it and interested in it, but to truly partake, you must be immersed and committed with all your being.
It is the Promised Land, it is Eden, it is where you were created to live, in My presence, totally immersed in My rich abundance of pleasures for your soul. I desire to satisfy you so completely and to pour out on you all of the richness of My glory. This is My delight and I delight in filling you with My life, My richness, My fatness, My fullness, My power, My love! It is all here for you, My daughter. Drink your fill! Come and partake of all My abundant delights.
Lord, please take me to this place in You, I truly want to go there! Bring me into this place of abundance and richness of Your presence and walking with You there in the river of Your delights! I surrender all of my being to You right now and I lay down anything and everything that hinders me from this place in You.
Happy Reflections by Jack Evans
“Harry And Joseph Met Near the Zoo... He Had Zebra Mania.”
When you read those words, you just might wonder if you’re still on the right website! Actually, these words form an acronym to remember the Minor Prophets (Hosea, Amos, Joel, etc). They’re written on a note along with many others taped to the wall over my desk.
I just completed the courses for CLU’s Doctor of Biblical Studies. For the past 2 ½ years, I’ve been taping notes like this to the wall for quick reference, and I now have quite a collection. For instance, there are scriptural quotes I just never want to forget, like: “You drew near when I called upon You; You said, ‘Do not fear.’” (Lamentation 3: 57), written at perhaps the lowest point of history for God’s people, yet full of hope even as Jeremiah walked through the smoldering ruins of Jerusalem. And then there’s Dr. Virkler’s excellent article on Mark 11: 22, clear, informative, uplifting; that’s a keeper. Another powerful quotation which seems to apply particularly to our world today is from Isaiah 5: 20, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness”. Come to think of it, these words probably have applied to every age in history.
I found that studying Scripture at CLU, while hard work academically, was spiritually rewarding. We all know about the Lamad method; I read all about it when I was beginning my studies. But experiencing its effect is something quite different – it’s essentially a matter of the heart and the soul. I found the Lamad approach was marvelously ‘stealthy’ in creating a personal transformation in me. It’s subtle and gradual, but also continuous and efficient. I can testify to its positive effect in my own life and am grateful for it. My entire experience in these studies was a happy one. My Instructor and Director, Dr. Karen King, helped my every step of the way. The staff at CLU could not have been any more helpful or pleasant, including Charity who patiently put up with my mountain of emails. And, imagine, an institution where you can call up and often speak to the actual University President (Mark Virkler) or to your Department Head (Patti Virkler). While the courses could be demanding, I felt I had lots of friendly support.
Most of all, I found the greatest benefit of my CLU studies was a more intimate immersion in God’s Word. As many of you have probably already felt, God’s words and teachings to His people throughout Scripture are personal letters from Him to each of us and a daily source of strength: “In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following” (1 Timothy 4: 6). You know, 2 ½ years ago I thought I was getting old and was ready for the scrap heap. But now, I’m convinced I’m getting younger. Studying and meditating on God’s Word will do that for a person.
“O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation”. (Psalm 95:1)