Sound Bible Studies
Be Diligent to Present Yourself Approved to God...
Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet...
The Word of God is Living and Powerful...
The Word of the Lord Is Right...
Your Word is Truth
All Scripture Is Given by Inspiration of God...
The Word of the Lord Endures Forever
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There are many Bible verses that extol the value of a serious study of God's Word. For instance, the Psalmist wrote, "Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You." (Psalm 119:11). The apostle Paul exhorted, "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (II Timothy 2:15). Since it is by God's Word that we shall be judged (John 12:48), it is imperative to our eternal welfare that we carefully examine it and apply it to our lives. is dedicated to the distribution of Bible-based study materials. The purpose of this site is to lead people closer to God through a study of His perfectly inspired message to mankind and through Bible-based exhortations. consists primarily of writings by Michael Gifford. Michael has been preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ for 46 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University and a Master of Arts in Religion degree in Counseling from Harding School of Theology (formerly Harding Graduate School of Religion). He is married to the former Emily Waites. They have six children and eight grandchildren. Michael and Emily reside in Florence, Alabama and are members of the Wood Avenue church of Christ.

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