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Got 20 minutes? Then you have time for a Bible study! Mysteries of the Kingdom presents 20-minute Bible studies that go beyond the milk of the Word to the meat - the deeper truths for the spiritually mature.

Got 20 minutes? Then you have time for a Bible study! Mysteries of the Kingdom presents 20-minute Bible studies that go beyond the milk of the Word to the meat - the deeper truths for the spiritually mature.


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Got 20 minutes? Then you have time for a Bible study! Mysteries of the Kingdom presents 20-minute Bible studies that go beyond the milk of the Word to the meat - the deeper truths for the spiritually mature.








If You Remain Steadfast

A listener recently asked a famous radio host: "How does one reconcile Colossians 1:21-23 with the teaching of ‘once saved, always saved’”? The radio host thought for a bit and responded: "There is a belief that is not adequate to the task” of salvation. Is that what these verses are teaching? Join us for another 20-Minute Bible Study to find out.


The True Vine

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser...If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown away like a branch and dries up; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you remain in Me, and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. " (John 15:1,6-7) Can Christians fall away from the faith and be thrown into the fire of hell and burned? Can Christians who invoke the name of Jesus get whatever it is they wish for? Join...


The Way, Truth & Life

“Thomas said to Him, 'Lord, we do not know where You are going; how do we know the way?' Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.'” (John 14:5-6) That Jesus is the way, truth and life is a familiar statement to Christians. We nod along in agreement without thinking too much about those three words Jesus used. But if we really pause to consider them, they represent a pretty controversial worldview. Join us for another...


Once Saved, Always Saved?

At a university seminar given by a famous Christian apologist, a young woman challenged the idea that once someone is saved, she will always be saved and cannot lose her salvation. What did the Christian apologist say? What do we say? What does the Bible say? To find out, please join us for another 20-Minute Bible Study.


The Resurrection & The Life

"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life; the one who believes in Me will live, even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.'" (John 11: 25-26) Everyone knows the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, but few have paid close attention to what our Lord said before He performed that miracle and what it reveals about the future of every Christian. Join us for another 20-Minute Bible Study.


The Good Shepherd

"I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep ... I am the good shepherd, and I know My own, and My own know Me, just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep." (John 10:11, 14-15) Some people believe that Jesus never claimed to be God. But did you know that in just five words in John 10, Jesus claimed to be God not once, but twice? In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we explain -- and we also explore the Good Shepherd...


The Light of the World

"Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, 'I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.'” (John 8:12) The light metaphor is the second of seven "I am" metaphors our Lord used to describe Himself in the gospel of John. In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we’ll take a close look at what this metaphor reveals about Jesus and what it has to teach us about earning rewards in the Kingdom of Heaven.


The Bread of Life

"Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; the one who comes to Me will not be hungry, and the one who believes in Me will never be thirsty.'” (John 6:35) The bread metaphor is the first of seven "I am" metaphors our Lord used to describe Himself in the gospel of John. In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we explore how it connects the Old Testament to the New Testament, and how it gives special meaning to a famous story about the Israelites.


Sanctification in the Truth

“I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world...Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” (John 17:14,17) Have you ever wondered what it would be like to listen in on a conversation between Jesus and God the Father? Thanks to the gospel of John, we can do just that. In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we discuss a portion of our Lord's prayer at the garden of Gethsemane.


The Mystery of His Will

"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight, He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him." (Ephesians 1:7-9) The blessings of belief in Jesus transcend space and time. In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we discuss predestination and the deep mystery of God’s plan for mankind.


Conviction About the Truth

"So having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now proclaiming to mankind that all people everywhere are to repent, because He has set a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all people by raising Him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31) The word “faith” appears 239 times in the Bible. But in one place, in the book of Acts, the same Greek word is translated "proof." In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we discuss why...


Written for our Instruction

"For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." (Romans 15:4) The Old Testament was meant for Israel. The New Testament is meant for the Church. So what’s the point of reading the Old Testament? In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we look to the Apostle Paul for the answer.


Doers of the Word

"Therefore, ridding yourselves of all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not just hearers who deceive themselves." (James 1:21-22) Knowing the Word is great, but DOING the Word is what really counts. In this 20-Minute Bible Studies, we dive into James and clear up some confusion about faith vs works in the context of salvation.


Take Up Your Cross

"And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me." (Mark 8:34) We call Jesus our Lord, but what does that really mean? In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we answer this question by closely examining a familiar passage of scripture.


The Milk & The Meat

"For everyone who partakes only of milk is unacquainted with the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food [or meat] is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to distinguish between good and evil." (Hebrews 5:13-14) In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we discuss two powerful metaphors for spiritual maturity from the book of Hebrews.


The Romans Road

“[A]ll have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...the wages of sin is death, but the gracious gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord...” (Romans 3:23 & 6:23) In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we revisit a classic tool that evangelists have been using for decades, a walk through the book of Romans called The Romans Road.


The Prodigal Son

"And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, slaughter it, and let’s eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.'" (Luke 15: 21-24) Jordan's youngest daughter asked him...


Leaving It All Behind

"Peter said, 'Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You.' And He said to them, 'Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times as much at this time, and in the age to come, eternal life.'" (Luke 18: 28-30) Jesus said that “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” In this 20-Minute Bible Study,...


The Work of His Fingers

"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have set in place; What is man that You think of him, And a son of man that You are concerned about him?" (Psalm 8:3-4) As those of us who promote our faith in public know, the world is full of people who think Christian beliefs are anti-science and unsupported by evidence. In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we present two ironclad ways to defend for your belief in God using only logic and science.


Don't Look Back

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also ... You cannot serve God and wealth." (Matthew 6:19-21, 24) A key theme of the Sermon on the Mount is that disciples must keep their eyes focused on gaining treasures that can be included...