ISBN #: 978-1-940293-21-2
An ancient inquirer asked the question, "How then can man be right with God?"What the Bible Teaches, written especially for those with no previous Bible knowledge, simply and distinctly explains the answer to this all-important question.
As you study this course, you will discover what the God of the Bible is like, what separates men and women from God, the value of Christ's death and resurrection, and how you can have a personal relationship with God.
For over sixty years, William MacDonald addressed the key issues of Christianity in clear and simple terms. Leaving a promising business career to serve the Lord Jesus, he traveled worldwide, proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ. His more than eighty works are characterized by an economy of words that only comes by a major time investment in God’s Word. Although William MacDonald went to be with the Lord in 2008, his writing ministry continues to instruct and teach thousands of people today.
Chapter 1 – The Bible
Chapter 2 – God
Chapter 3 – Man
Chapter 4 – Sin
Chapter 5 – Christ
Chapter 6 – The New Birth
Chapter 7 – The New Birth (continued)
Chapter 8 – Salvation
Chapter 9 – Grace
Chapter 10 – Faith
Chapter 11 – Heaven and Hell
Chapter 12 – The Return of Christ
Books by William MacDonald: Christ Loved the Church, Enjoying the Book of Acts, Enjoying the Minor Prophets, Enjoying the Psalms, Enjoying the Proverbs, Letters to the Thessalonians, Let Me Introduce You to the Bible, Old Testament Digest: Job Through Malachi, True Discipleship
Courses by William MacDonald: The Bible Tells Me So, Born to Win, Christ Loved the Church, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Doing Time with Jesus, Ecclesiastes: Is There Meaning to Life?, Galatians, God's Word Is Truth, Good New for All, Guide to Christian Growth, James, John, Lessons for Christian Living, The Letters of John, The Letters to Timothy and Titus, The Lord's Supper and Baptism, Luke, Matthew, Mark, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon, Revelation, Romans – Part 1, Romans – Part 2, Summary of the Bible, What the Bible Teaches, Winning Souls the Bible Way
Booklets by William MacDonald: Armageddon Soon?, Fundamental, Important, and Non-Essential Issues, God's Answers to Man's Questions, The Grace of God, Grasping for Shadows, Seek Ye First, That's a Good Question, There's a Way Back to God, Think of Your Future, To What Should We be Loyal?, True Brokenness
Here's What People Are Saying!
“What the Bible Teaches was one of the best courses I’ve done so far. I really enjoyed the lessons. They revealed a lot of stuff that was still not clicking in my head. Plus as I read the Bible, I am now starting to understand it a lot better. It gives me strength to persevere. I may be in jail, but as long as I have Jesus Christ in my heart, everything is good, because God is GOOD!”
"It was interesting reading the comments of a 13-year-old girl, including her testimony of how she accepted Christ as her Savior 11 months ago. In What the Bible Teaches, for instance, Lesson 4, she said, "I feel it [sin] is one of the worst things, but thanks to God we have the opportunity that God should forgive us, only if we accept Christ." In Lesson 11 she says, "I'll be in heaven with Jesus. I know it because I accepted Christ as my Savior." Giovana accepted the Lord in a children's meeting, and the courses have made some things clear while also teaching her new and important truths."
–Ken Russle, Uruguay
"I would like to tell you that when I came into this jail I was lower than I think I have ever been. All was lost. Then the Lord lifted me up through His Word and showed me how much He loves me. Then I found this Bible course What The Bible Teaches. You have no idea how blessed I have been from this prison ministry. I thank God for you!"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-228-1
The Bible is God’s communication to man, and in that sense we can say that the Bible “speaks” to us. The thinking person who has questions about life, the world, and the future will find answers in the Bible. In this course you will discover first why we can trust the Bible as coming from God, and then some of the main things it says about God and our relationship to Him—in short, the basic teachings of the Christian faith.View full product details
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-82-3
The Bible. Many people talk about this best selling book, but what’s it all about? More specifically, what’s in it for you? This course will introduce you to the Bible—how it came into being, its contents, its main characters and events—in the hope that you will want to study it, get to know its ultimate author, and discover the important message that it has for you personally.
“My name is Lance, and during the past 40 years, I've been incarcerated for 13 years. I was released from jail in 2006. In 2009, I picked up a bunch of new charges (both state & federal). To sum up the situation, if I lose my trial, I will get 40 years because I am a repeat, repeat offender.
But today, by the grace of God, I am a new person! I have been saved, and God has given me peace and contentment that I never experienced before. One day, I was sitting in my cell when I noticed this short book about Jesus. It was an ECS Ministries study course called The Bible—What's In It For You?
In the 10 months since I picked up that book and started reading, the work that God has done in me is unbelievable. I once used to recruit people to commit crimes and now through the grace of God, I run Bible Study groups in the prison. All the lessons we discuss come straight out of the ECS courses and because every topic is backed by Scripture, it's been really easy to turn it into real-life Bible studies. I've never, at any point in my life, felt more free and more alive. I know it is through God's grace that I have been saved by faith in Jesus!”
– Lance, inmate in HawaiiView full product details
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-091-1
What this world needs is a King who will rule it with firmness, wisdom, and compassion. This is the kind of King that God has planned for this world. His name is Jesus Christ, and He is God’s Son. But Jesus was rejected when He came to earth the first time, as you will see in your study of Matthew's account of Jesus' life.
Matthew evidently loved "King Jesus" and looked forward to the day when He will reign on earth. Our hope is that this passion and prospect will grip your heart as well.View full product details
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-46-5
Mark's Gospel is unique. It is not a biography of Jesus, like Matthew and Luke. It is a record of Jesus' actions and achievements. Everything He did was in service to His Father and ultimately "to give His life a ransom for many" (Mark 10:45). Join us in this study of the Gospel of Mark as he presents Jesus as the Savior-King who conquers demons, disease, and death.View full product details