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Philippians 2:16


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Pastor’s Bible Study

As a full-time retiree, Pastor Bob Spagnuolo now has opportunity to conduct a Bible study on the first and third Thursday mornings each month.

This is a time of informal lessons and discussions of a study book.

We trust these discussions will be of benefit to you in your spiritual journey!


Our New Study:

(Beginning August, 2020)

The Development of

the New Testament

By Arthur M. Ogden

As this book is currently out of print, please contact us directly about obtaining study materials.

Our current plan is to spend two sessions on each of the 13 lessons in the book.

Previous Study:  A Glorious Institution:  The Church in History by Stanford Murrell.  Book and study guide available from Chapel Library, Pensacola, Florida.

Lesson Title  (Links activated as the lessons are uploaded.)

Chapter  1 The Birth of the New Testament Church  

Chapter  2 The Suffering Saints–AD 33-313

Chapter  3 The Foundations of Faith—AD 33-325

Chapter  4 The Sign of the Savior—AD 313

Chapter  5 In the Councils of the Church–AD 325-451

Chapter  6 Sowing Seeds of Self-Destruction—AD 100-461

Chapter  7 New Trials and Great Triumphs—AD 376-754

Chapter  8 Diminishing Glory  

Chapter  9 New Political Alliances—AD 754-800

Chapter 10 Growing Power of the Papacy—AD 461-1073

Chapter 11 The Church in the World; the World in the Church AD 885-1049

Chapter 12 A House Divided—AD 1054

Chapter 13 Monasticism and the Cluny Reforms

Chapter 14 The Church Cries for Spiritual Reform—AD 1049-1073

Chapter 15 The Struggle for Independence from the State—AD 1073-1122

          Supplemental resource:

15-A A.W. Pink on Repentance–A Gospel Requirement

15-B A.W. Pink on Repentance–Preached in Both Testaments

15-C A.W. Pink on Repentance–What It is NOT

15-D A.W. Pink on Repentance–What It IS

15-E A.W. Pink on Repentance–Law was Never Repealed

15-F A.W. Pink on Repentance–Summary & Spurgeon Quotes

Chapter 16 Killing in the Name of Christ: The Crusades—AD 1096-1291

Chapter 17 The Height of Earthly Power—AD 1198-1216

Chapter 18 The Passing of Power—AD 1294-1417

Chapter 19 The Search for Sanctification—AD 1200-1517   

(This completes Parts 1 & 2 in this study.  

We will now set it aside for awhile.)  

Links will be activated as the lessons are taught:

Introduction and Materials Offer

Lesson 1-A  The Divine Technique

Lesson 1-B  The Divine Technique

Lesson 1-C-a The Divine Technique Q&A

Lesson 1-C-b The Divine Technique Q&A

Lesson 2-A  History’s Role–the Roman Empire


Lesson 3-A  The Historical Reconstruction


Lesson 4-A  The Historical Reconstruction continued


Lesson 5-A  The Primary and Literary Revelation


Lesson 6-A  The Literary Revelation continues


Lesson 7-A  Paul’s Literary Interlude


Lesson 8-A  Paul’s Prison Epistles


Lesson 9_A  The Post Prison Epistles


Lesson 10-A The Post Prison Epistles


Lesson 11-A The Works of John

Lesson 12-A The Book of Revelation


Lesson 13-A The Testimony of History