INDEX PAGES FOR MPNHOME.NET SUBGROUPS

Bible Characters [69 studies]
Old Testament Psalms [68 studies]
New Testament Letters [83 studies]
Topical Group [71 studies]
Personal Articles by the Website Author [6 pages, others being revised]
Simply Devoted, Devotional EBook by Lana Waters Liu [180 devotionals]

One selected Bible study from each of the four Sections on the Website

Psalms 97 and 98 - The LORD Reigns
Romans 1: Called of God
Characters: Twelve Apostles
Newest Study: Adam to Noah

Comments from the Author

The Master's Prayer Network website provides Bible studies using various sections of Scripture, and the commentary for each Bible study uses related verses and some reference material; and concludes with my own personal reflections in prayer. May those who visit this website be encouraged to read and study the Bible, and to pray based on their study of the Word of God. Some of the content has evidence of my perspective as a totally blind individual: the author and site manager. When I started to develop this web site, my first goal was to post Bible studies that I had already written over several years. I am a Christian, and I have been part of a fundamental local church since 1976. Initially, As a legally blind person, I used various means to access the Holy bible directly, with my first King James Bible on 33 rpm records as supplied by the American Bible Society. Using a Library for the Blind Talking Book record playing machine, I listened to the 72 hours of recording as read by Alexander Scourby in rich narration, over probably more than a year. My next media was the NIV Bible on C90 cassettes with various readers for different books in the Bible. The complete Bible was on 48 C-90 cassettes, and I used a portable variable speed cassette player provided by the Library for the Blind. This allowed faster reading, more flexibility in reviewing material, as well as resuming just where the last reading had stopped. When I obtained the Bible on cassettes, I read through the entire Bible in four months.

Cassettes of the Bible, other Bible study material on cassettes, and radio programs were used as my main source of independent study until about the beginning of the 1990's, as I was gradually losing all of my residual eyesight. When I first started using the Online Bible software on my computer with the Freedom Scientific JAWS screen reading software, I was very pleased that it included a Bible dictionary, Hebrew and Greek lexicons, and several commentaries in a very accessible format. The OLB software has excellent word and phrase search capability with various search operators, and even allows search by Strong's numbers which can optionally be displayed or hidden in the text. The JAWS software provides audible reading of the computer screen; with features such as spelling a word, identifying punctuation, searching the screen, etc. Computer software and Internet resources are now a mainstay of my Bible study, with expanded resources for more thorough preparation of the studies I post on my website.

Preparing material for this web site prompts me to more detailed study on my own, and then to more consistent reflection and prayer to the Lord about that which he has revealed through His Word. Our prayers can be effective if we are careful to observe the order prescribed by verse four from Psalm 37, "Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires of your heart." Further discovery of the marvelous attributes of the True and Living God are now my greatest joy. As Paul said, "that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection." From Genesis to Revelation, God is immutable in his being, and the Bible is the only source of the early history of man beginning with his creation by the LORD God. All primary causes of man's activity and motivation can be found in the pages of Scripture. But the most important revelation we can gain from the Bible, is to know personally, God the Father, his only begotten Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit who is ever active in the affairs of men. Our creator is the Great I Am, Jehovah, the Selff -existing One, Lord of lords, King of kings, Emmanuel, the Great Shepherd, the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world, Redeemer, Almighty God, Prince of Peace, and so much more! To know Christ in your heart is to have life eternal, because he came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly. Let all creatures praise His Holy name!

There are four major groups for the Bible studies on this web site: characters, topics, Psalms, and New Testament letters. The characters in the history recorded by Scripture were real people who can provide many practical lessons to us as they lived in situations such as are common to man. They include important women, patriarchs such as Abraham and David, prophets of God, and chosen apostles. The topics provide an examination of principals of living, with parallels and supporting references from both the Old and the New Testaments. The Psalms are rich works of literature, penned by men who were guided by the Holy Spirit, but who also dealt with a variety of human emotions, some history, and some prophecy. The New Testament letters have much information for the conduct of our daily Christian living, and additional information about the age to come that will fulfill the promises of our Savior. The Lord has used all events in my life, just as He uses the events in each persons life, for purposes that we may never understand while in our mortal bodies. He is faithful to complete that which He starts, and His mercy and love endure forever!
Michael D. Justice, GGTG.

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