Berea School of Theology and Ministries on Internet (Part Five)

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Self-help in New Testament Greek

by Rev. Philippe L. De Coster, B.Th., D.D.



When in 1970’s I started with an advanced study course in ancient Greek, the New Testament original language, I had a road accident and was injured for about three months. My accident postponed my studies. Along my ministry, I needed to refer a lot to the Greek New Testament for my studies and sermon preparations, so I started to work out a self-help system as brought forward in my e-book hereby. It is not perfect but it helps in studying the Word of God. A translation as good as it may be, only gives the sense of the meaning of the Old Testament in Hebrew and the New Testament in Greek. I have noticed all along my career as pastor that the many translations of the Bible how accurate they may be only create divisions among Christians, and that is the reasons for so much differences among us. Hoping I am helping you with this. Buy yourself an interlinear Greek-English New Testament, preferably which includes the Nestle Greek text with a literal English translation as by the Rev. A. Marshall D. Litt.


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The books of Ezra and Nehemiah (one book-in the Hebrew Bible “Tanakh”) trace the story of the return of the people of God to the land of Israel after the 70-year captivity in Babylon. Scholars differ as to the chronological order of the books, some maintaining that the events of Nehemiah occur before those of Ezra. Other historians place the return under Zerubbahel (recounted in the first six chapters of Ezra) as the earliest return, dated approximately 537 B.C., with Ezra and Nehemiah leading later returns in that order. Be that as it may, we shall follow the biblical order so that we might learn the meaning of these events in the spiritual parallel of our individual lives. As usual lots of pictures and archaeological light on many subjects referred to in the Word of God, the Bible.


 Berea Bible Handbook - Part Five (Hebrew Poetry)





  Berea Bible Handbook - Part Six - Prophecy and Isaiah




Berea Bible Handbook - Part Seven - Jeremiah and Lamentations





Berea Bible Handbook - Part Eight  Ezekiel and Daniel





  Berea Bible Handbook - Part Nine - The Minor Twelve Prophets






Berea Bible Handbook – Part Ten – Matthew and Mark Gospels





 Berea Bible Handbook - Part Eleven (Luke's Gospel)




Berea Bible Handbook - Part Twelve - Gospel of John




Berea Bible Handbook - Part Thirteen - Acts of the Apostles





Berea Bible Handbook - Part Fourteen - Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians 




Berea Bible Handbook - Part Fifteen - Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians




Berea Bible Handbook - Part Sixteen - 1 and 2 Thessalonians and 1 and 2 Timothy





Berea Bible Handbook - Part Seventeen - Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James




Berea Bible Handbook - Part Eighteen - 1-2 Peter; 1-2-3 John; and Jude 






 The Book of Revelation and supplements: origin of the Bible;  KJV 1611 and Church History Outline





For previous Ebooks one, two and three of the Berea Bible Handbook, see previous page, and that means Part Four of the Berea School of Theology and Internet Ministries.


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Berea Bible Handbook


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Part Nine


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Part Eleven


Part Twelve


Part Thirteen


Part Fourteen


Part Fifteen


Part Sixteen


Part Seventeen


Part Eighteen


Part Nineteen 


Great is Thy Faithfuless


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 Messianic and End Times Prophecy


 in the Bible 


Research and Study by Rev. Philippe L. De Coster, B.Th., D.D.


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Merry Christmas 2014

Maranatha Jesus Comes Soon!


Advent and Christmas 2014 illustrated meditations on the Messianic Prophecies of Isaiah fulfilled in the New Testament. Christmas is also a looking forward to the Second Coming of Christ as predicted in God’s Word. Indeed, at this time of the year we are preparing ourselves not only towards a real spiritual Christmas time, but we are preparing ourselves towards His Second Coming. Maranatha Jesus Comes!


Happy New Year


Christians do well to pay attention to what is happening in Jerusalem, not because it is a shrine and not because it is more important than the New Jerusalem that is to come. Jerusalem is a time-clock for events of the last days.


Friends, we are confronted with great deceptions today and we cannot let our guard down as extreme weather conditions and flood disasters and even drought elsewhere, the Earth is shaking in many places all the time, wars as the cruel Islamic State and ISIS not only in Syria and Iraq, but they have their sponsors and killers everywhere in the world. And there is much more through uncontrolled and stupid people. Even religious organisations world-wide are no longer as they should. About the signs of the end, you should go on the following website, and judge for yourself:




However, we believers in Jesus Christ must continue to stand firm upon the truth of God's Word, no matter what the rest of the world is doing. We must follow the Lord Jesus Christ wheresoever He goes. Because HE is the ONLY one who can save us. His return is nearby. For this reason I have chosen the beautiful hymn sung by Katherine Jenskins of Songs of Praise (BBC), “Jerusalem” to wish you all “Happy New Year.” “Jerusalem” is our future when Christ returns. Maranatha, Jesus comes!



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 King James' Version of the Bible (1611) (Public Domain)


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Berea School of Theology and Ministries on Internet (Part Four)


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The house church concept stems from Acts 2:42-47, which describes the early Christians meeting in homes. Many people start or join house churches because in the first place they want to try it, haven’t benefited from local established churches or are part of a group that is ready to form its own church. The advantage of a house church include that every one having accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour are welcome whether they are divorced or just living together, whether they are gay and even civilly married , black or white, the Lord call and bless them all. In one word, everybody is somebody, and Jesus Christ is Lord of all. A house church is family oriented, and a Bible teaching church as well, bringing the good news to the living. We believe in baptism by immersion as a way of testimony to the Lord. Another testimony of our faith in the Lord is the Lord’s Supper, better known in Roman Catholic and high churches as the “Eucharist”. House churches world-wide also in Flanders (Belgium) are the most explosive growth in our own time having first taken place in People’s Republic of China where the only expression has been the illegal, underground house church until very recently, as political repression did fail. The house church is our best hope for the renewal in our time. A good book available in paperback at Amazon, “The New Testament Order for Church and Missionary”, by Alex Rattray Hay. My copy is an old one, published around 1947, and bought in London (1957). The Lord Jesus calls for repentance and newness of life in Him. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. " (John 3:16).


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Ancient Forum of Thessalonica Odeon






Paul Writing to the Thessalonians



Letters I and 2





Paul's Two Letters to Timothy





The Three Letters of John 





Berea Bible Handbook (Part One) - The Pentateuch 



Berea Bible Handbook - Part Two 





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The Work of Christ




Arno C. Gaebelein

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Study in the Book of Daniel



The Book of Daniel as presented here is a study by Arno Clement Gaebelin (1861-1942), and is public domain as stated on several Internet links. We have added this study book to the syllabus of the Berea School of Theology and Ministries on Internet for house church students, lay-preachers and believers. To this Ebook with have also added the same of the King James Version of the Bible (1611), Public Domain in US and Europe” except UK according to information received.


Berea Bible Handbook - Part Three One and Two Kings and Chronicles 






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“Why should I learn Biblical Greek? We have great English Bible translations and exceptional computer programs, the likes of which previous generations did not have”, then, you are quite mistaken. It is true indeed that the Christian can know their Lord and make Him known through translation. The Word of God is first of all in its original tongue, while translations as good as they are, always translated by renowned scholars, but gives only the sense of the original text, how good it may be translated. Not everybody has the time to study New Testament Greek, therefore I wrote a “Self-Help Manual for all those eager to study the Word of God, that it may penetrate in heart and mind. We all can learn Biblical Greek, even if it is only in part.






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Berea School of Theology and Internet Ministries (Part Three)


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Studying the Acts of the Apostles

In one word sums up the Bible book called Acts of the Apostles, it is power. And not just any kind of power. Acts brings to view a source of power far greater than that unleashed by nuclear energy or even exploding supernova. The power Acts reveals is stupendous, awesome, limitless. It is the power that created the universe - the power of God Himself, as channeled through the Holy Spirit. "You will receive power", Christ told His fledgling church, "when the Holy Spirit comes on you" (Acts 1:8, NIV) Here you may open my latest study. There is at the end of the book a questionnaire to test your study. You find also at the end of the work an article on House Churches for today's living, small groups of people gathering together in one accord around God's Word and the Lord's Table.  In our communities we do not make distinction between races and sexes. In the Church of Jesus Christ, women are equal to men. All are welcome. You may open one of the two links as hereunder, and download.

The Acts of the Apostles Explained





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“Just as I am without a plea" was my testimony hymn leaving the baptistery at my baptism by immersion, Haydon Park Baptist Church, Wimbledon, on Sunday the 8th of June 1958. At the end of the evening service "How Great Thou Art" was sung by the community.


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A study on the Gospel of John, with abbreviated comments on the Evangelist’s three short letters  which have now been slightly updated and published anew, this in the frame of my new analytic study in preparation on the Gospel of Luke the Physician, and its important foreword on the four Evangelists Matthew, Marc, Luke and John.  The writings of John the Evangelist help us to look deep within ourselves. From John we learn that while in life there are many questions, surrendering to God’s Will is the only answer. Peace of mind cannot be obtained overnight. To achieve it we must invest many silence-years in the "spirituality" of God's Word, the Bible.


The Gospel of John and Epistles





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Right Reverend John Charles Ryle (10 May 1816-10 June 1900), first Anglican bishop of Liverpool. Commented the Gospel of Luke

The Gospel of Luke Explained




 The Gospel of Matthew Commented




 Letters to the Corinthians 1 and 2 Commented






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The Epistle of James 

The Proto-Gospel of James

The Secret Book of James  



Paul's Letter to the Galatians 







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 Divine Healing - Ministry to the Sick







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Studies in Titus, Philemon and Jude (New Testament)




First and Second Epistles of Peter Explained 





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