Ginn Class Materials

Here you will find adult class materials on a variety of topics authored by Reg Ginn. Brother Ginn was one of the founding members of the Clay congregation and served as one of her elders for more than 20 years.

These materials were created at different times over the years for use in the adult Bible classes in Clay. Brother Ginn had some of them printed at his own expense and gave them away to those who could use them. We are pleased now to be able to provide them for you in PDF format.

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You can reach brother Ginn at:
     Reg Ginn
     5616 Chestnut Trace
     Hoover, AL  35244
     (205) 639-1447
     
Copyright 2009 by Reg Ginn

It is the desire of the author, Reg Ginn, that these materials be used in whatever way may bring glory and praise to the Lord. Therefore, they may be reprinted under the following conditions:

1. These materials may be reprinted by individuals or local congregations for use in their teaching program so long as the authors name remains in place.

2. Under no circumstances may these materials be reproduced in any form for resale without the prior written consent of the author.

Denominational Doctrines and the Bible

The teachings of nine leading churches in America are examined and compared with scripture, including a special study of Islam and the Qur'an. Twelve lessons, including chart on establishment, falling away, and restoration of N.T. church. Prelude lesson on identifying N.T. church. 101 pages. (NOTE: This file is 1.80 MB in size due to the scanned charts included.)

Denominational Dectrines.pdf

First Principles of the Gospel of Christ

Eighteen basic lessons about primary obedience; responsibility of Christians; nature, work, and worship of the church; Holy Spirit; "end things;" etc. Several charts; questions for class study and discussion on each lesson. 70 pages.

First Principles Workbook.pdf

The New Testament Church Personalized

Fundamental facts about the Lord's church with an emphasis on indiviudla and personal applications. Twelve basic lessons and charts for class study and discussion with questions for each lesson. 65 pages.

NT Church Personalized.pdf

A Short History of the Church

A brief historical record of events connected with the establishment, falling away, reformation, and restoration of the New Testament church. Included is a special investigation into the circumstances leading to the First Division among restoration churches and into factors that resulted in a Second Division among churches of Christ in mid-twentieth century. Two forms of a final review are included for class use if desired. Weekly class questions should be composed by the teacher to complement the mechanics of the presentation of the material. 81 pages.

Church History.pdf

The Psalms of David and Others

A study of selected psalms in their historical contexts. Emphasis on periods of David's life and kingship; psalms of the captivity; references to Psalms in the N.T. 156 pages.

Psalms.pdf

The Synoptic Gospels

A study of the life of Jesus Christ as recorded by Matthew, Mark and Luke. Twenty-six lessons in outline form with class questions for each lesson. Several illustrative charts. Sufficient material for a year's class study. 160 pages.

Synoptic Gospels.pdf

 The Gospel of John   

Twenty-one lessons on the "Asynoptic Gospel." John's Gospel is a "Gospel of Boldness," emphasizing the unconventional and daring nature of the story of Jesus, from the beginning of His ministry until His crucifixion and departure from the earth. This book is a companion piece to "The Synoptic Gospels," also appearing on this website. Discussion of the text provides students and teachers with a great amount of material for class study. Each lesson is accompanied by questions that can be used to review content. 213 pages.

The Gospel of John.pdf

Acts

"NEW Beginning"  A somewhat different approach to the study of Acts, which is the divine record of numerous "first" personas and events as it unfolds the exciting story of salvation received by first-century converts. The lessons in this study emphasize these "firsts." Twenty-two lessons with accompanying study questions, outline of Acts, charts, and maps. 136 pages.

Acts.pdf

Romans

An exposition of Paul's letter to the church at Rome. Twenty lessons on chapters 1-16 with class questions for each lesson. 185 pages.

Romans.pdf

First Corinthians

A study of Paul's letter to the Corinthian church about it numerous problems and his inspired solutions to those problems. Each section of the study deals with a different problem. Each verse/passage is treated with comments and references that will assist in an understanding of Paul's message to this troubled church. Study questions follow each lesson. 110 pages with introduction.

1 Corinthians.pdf

Second Corinthians -- “Paul -- A Minister of Christ”

A brief study of Paul’s defense of his apostleship with introduction, outline, and questions for class discussion. 30 pages.

2 Corinthians.pdf

“The Gospel According to Paul”
Studies in Paul's Shorter Letters


Galatians-- “The Gospel and the Law” -- Paul's treatment of bondage under Moses' Law and freedom under the Gospel. Charts; class questions on each chapter. 49 pages.

Ephesians
-- “The Gospel and the Church” -- Paul's exposition of the place of the church in God's “mystery.” Charts; class questions on each chapter. 62 pages.

Galatians-Ephesians.pdf

“The Gospel According to Paul”
Studies in Paul's Shorter Letters


Philippians-- "The Gospel in the Church" -- "Christ in you" produces excellence in churches and individuals. Class questions on each chapter. 47 pages.

Colossians
-- "Christ and the Church"-- Paul's defense of Christ's place in God's "mystery" of salvation. Class questions for each chapter. 54 pages.

Philippians-Colossians.pdf

“The Gospel According to Paul”
Studies in 1 & 2 Thessalonians


A study of Paul's letters to the church at Thessalonica. The issues of the second coming of Christ and the falling away and the rise of the man of sin are featured. Class questions for each lesson. 78 pages.

1-2 Thessalonians.pdf

1 & 2 Timothy

Paul's letters to a young preacher, guiding him toward becoming "a good minister of Jesus Christ." Introduction and chapter questions for each book. 71 and 53 pages.

1-2 Timothy.pdf

Titus and Philemon

Studies in Paul's letters to his "true son in the faith" and his "beloved friend and fellow soldier."  Introductions and class questions on each chapter. 31 and 10 pages, respectively.

Titus.pdf

Highlights in Hebrews

A study guide and workbook for classes and individuals. Focuses on the relationship between Christ and all the "better things" offered in His new covenant. Also, each of the fifteen lessons offers class study questions and "highlights" about the text for additional thought and discussion. Six "addenda" explore "Bible Angels;" "Moses and Jesus Christ;" "The Jewish Sabbath and Rest in Caanan;" " Jewish Succession to the High Priesthood;" " Pictures in Hebrews;" "Contrasts and Choices in Hebrews." 110 pages.

Hebrews.pdf

James, First Peter, Second Peter

Three brief studies in the "catholic" epistles of James and Peter. Each chapter is divided into sections with accompanying explanatory comments and applications to our own responsibilities and opportunities in serving the Lord. Each lesson also contains questions that may be used for individual or class study. 65 pages.

James.pdf
1 Peter.pdf
2 Peter.pdf

First, Second, Third John & Jude

Studies in John's letters and Jude's short epistle. First John emphasizes "The Way to Victory" for first-century Christians as they confronted the religious errors of their time (and ours). A section is included on Gnosticism's peculiar doctrines, its pernicious tactics, and its negative effects on the early churches. Also, a chart is offered to show how this ancient system still permeates modern-day religious thought. All four books have questions to be used with each lesson. 62 pages.

1 John - Jude.pdf

Revelation

Twenty-two lessons with class questions for each lesson. Various interpretations presented with extracts from sources from each position. May be used as a commentary for individual study or for classes wishing to pursue more than a superficial examination of the book. 227 pages with several charts and a substantial introduction.

Revelation.pdf