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405, 2024

Our Two-part #Calling

May 4th, 2024|Categories: Field Notes|

Click to access the lessons Recently, Gene addressed the students and staff of Nagaland Bible College in a five-part series regarding principles of ministry. Those lessons are on the website HERE. We've posted several associated short videos derived from these [...]

2903, 2024

Daniel 2:17-30

March 29th, 2024|Categories: Field Notes|

This lesson is a distillation and video vignette of parts of the 6th audio-only Daniel lesson. Click here for the full audio of Daniel lessons ("listen") and access to class handouts: https://basictraining.org/all-audio-messages/?enmse=1&enmse_am=1&enmse_mid=2621&enmse_av=1 Review You'll remember that Nebuchadnezzar has his dream. [...]

2003, 2024

Daniel 2:1-16

March 20th, 2024|Categories: Field Notes|

This lesson is a distillation and video vignette of parts of the fifth audio-only Daniel lesson. Click here for the full audio of Daniel lessons ("listen") and access to class handouts: https://basictraining.org/all-audio-messages/?enmse=1&enmse_sid=275 Click to watch Youtube Video Vignette Daniel 2:1 [...]

903, 2024

The Five Crowns

March 9th, 2024|Categories: Field Notes|

Click on this to see all the Crown videos Believers often question the mention of rewards as a basis for motivating us to live faithfully/ victoriously. However, remember in Revelation 4:4, 10–11, the twenty-four elders, who represent those believers who [...]

1902, 2024

Daniel 1:9-16

February 19th, 2024|Categories: Field Notes|

This lesson is a distillation and video vignette of parts of the third audio-only Daniel lesson. Click here for the full audio of Daniel lessons ("listen") and access to class handouts: https://basictraining.org/all-audio-messages/?enmse=1&enmse_sid=275 Click to watch Youtube Video Vignette We’ve seen [...]

802, 2024

Mission Report January 2024

February 8th, 2024|Categories: Mission Reports|

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions,and giving thanks be made for all men … For this is good and acceptablein the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to cometo [...]

302, 2024

Daniel 1:1-8

February 3rd, 2024|Categories: Field Notes|

The lesson notes can be found here: https://basictraining.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/The-Book-of-Daniel-Jan.-2024-Lesson-1.pdf IntroductionDaniel was contemporary with both Ezekiel and Jeremiah. As young men, it is likely that both Daniel and Ezekiel would have heard Jeremiah preach in Jerusalem. Daniel, as he was being put [...]

2412, 2023

What does Christmas mean?

December 24th, 2023|Categories: Field Notes|

What is Christmas all about? Nan and I have seen Christmas celebrating all over the world in some very interesting and very strange places, both by those who are Bible believers and by those who are not. What [...]

810, 2023

RECORDINGS The Elements of Spiritual Warfare – PA Oct 6-8, 2023

October 8th, 2023|Categories: Conference Announcements|

Fellow Bible Students,The PA Conference has been streamed live per the schedule below. For all the recorded videos, visit the Abundant Life Church conference web page here: https://www.myabundantlife.org/gene-2023/ NOTES distributed to attendees are here: >>>>Conference notes<<<< 2023 PA conferenceOctober 6-8 Abundant [...]

805, 2023

Gospel Shorts

May 8th, 2023|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

In Matthew 18:14, Jesus said, "... it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these should perish." Basic Training Bible Ministries (BTBM) has started a project to create "Gospel Shorts" on YouTube -- [...]

2312, 2022

Christmas Greetings

December 23rd, 2022|Categories: Newsletters|

Greetings in the matchless grace of God! "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking [...]

1812, 2022

A Hero, a Maiden, and a Dragon

December 18th, 2022|Categories: Field Notes|

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO “In every great story, there are three things: a hero, a maiden, and a dragon.” G.K. Chesterton. The Maiden In Luke 1:26-29, Mary has had an appearance of an angel that calls himself Gabriel and tells [...]

1110, 2022

Degrees of Eternal Rewards

October 11th, 2022|Categories: Field Notes|

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO Why Strive for Rewards? Believers often question the mention of rewards as a basis for motivating us to live faithfully/ victoriously. However, remember in Revelation 4:4, 10–11, the twenty-four elders, who represent those believers who have [...]

910, 2022

Eternal Reward for Suffering

October 9th, 2022|Categories: Field Notes|

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO The Church of Smyrna, Revelation 2:8–11:• Commendation, vv. 8–9 Good works, suffering, poverty (spiritually rich), resistance to the Synagogue of Satan • Rebuke/Correction—none! • Promise to Overcomers, vv. 10–11 Please note carefully that a challenge and [...]

2609, 2022

What?

September 26th, 2022|Categories: Simplicity of the Gospel Videos|

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO In John 11:28, the focus shifts from Martha to Mary. "When she said these things, she went her way and secretly called Mary, her sister, saying," "The teacher has come and is calling for you." It's [...]

1809, 2022

3:16

September 18th, 2022|Categories: Simplicity of the Gospel Videos|

CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO You know, for me it wasI had a deep, deep conviction of being a sinner.I grew up in a Methodist church.We went to church every Sunday.I had all the pins, you know, for going a yearwithout [...]

2308, 2022

New Video Playlists for these End Times

August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Newsletters|

The following video playlists are posted and available to view in sequence. The purpose of them is to edify current saints before the soon-coming of our Lord and Tribulation saints afterwards, to give The Gospel clearly, and to rightly divide God's Word in these end times.

1308, 2022

Two Little Hobbits

August 13th, 2022|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #47August 13, 2022Two Little Hobbits “The battle for helms deep is over. The battle for Middle Earth is about tobegin. All our hopes now lie with two little hobbits, somewhere inthe wilderness.” – Gandalf >>>CLICK HERE FOR [...]

2107, 2022

Are You Ready to Go Down?

July 21st, 2022|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer # 46July 22, 2022 Are You Ready to Go Down? >>>If you'd like a printable version of this click here<<< We (Nan and I) had an interesting readiness test on our flight back from Montana camp. I’ll [...]

405, 2022

By-verse Notes on Ephesians

May 4th, 2022|Categories: Commentary, Books Online|

If you cannot see the entire document, click here INTRODUCTIONThe epistle to the Ephesians has been both a blessing and a “mystery” to many Bible students and scholars through the ages. Some have called it “the Queen of the Epistles,” [...]

2304, 2022

By-verse Notes on Philemon

April 23rd, 2022|Categories: Books Online, Commentary|

Click here if you do not see the entire document INTRODUCTION The little personal letter that we know as Philemon is one of the great prison epistles (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon). Even though he was in a Roman prison [...]

1803, 2022

The Battle for Middle Earth

March 18th, 2022|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #44March 18, 2022 The Battle for Middle Earth “Sauron’s wrath will be terrible, his retribution swift. The battle for Helms Deep is over.The battle for middle earth is about to begin. All our hopes now lie withtwo [...]

701, 2022

Faith is the Victory

January 7th, 2022|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer # 43 January 5, 2022 Faith is the Victory “By this I know that You are well pleased with me, Because my enemy does not triumph over me.” Psalm 41:11 “But the people who know their God [...]

2312, 2021

The Romance of Redemption

December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|

The Romance of RedemptionLuke 1:26–38 “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son,and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be calledthe Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will [...]

2411, 2021

Incense on the Altar

November 24th, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|

Dear Friends, "It is good to give thanks to the Lord,And to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High; To declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning,And Thy faithfulness by night,With the ten-stringed lute, and with the harp;With resounding music upon the lyre.For [...]

811, 2021

Fall Bible Conference Update

November 8th, 2021|Categories: Conference Announcements|

Fellow Bible Students,The Idaho conference details are below. The AZ and PA Conference recordings can be found on the website here: >>>Conference Recordings<<< Click for Details The Mystery of Godliness2021 Idaho Conference Deary Community Bible Church4981 Highway 8Deary, IdahoNovember 12-14, [...]

2506, 2021

By-verse Notes on John

June 25th, 2021|Categories: Books Online, Commentary|

The Gospel of Matthew was written primarily for the Jewish reader. The record in Mark had the Roman reader in mind. Luke was prepared for a wider audience—the Greek-speaking world. But the Gospel of John has a wider focus than [...]

3001, 2021

New BTBM Podcasts are available

January 30th, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|

Search for "Basic Training Bible Ministries" in your podcast software. Fellow Bible Students, You may not know this, but you can listen to old and new Basic Training Bible Ministries audio lessons as podcasts on your mobile device or PC. [...]

2001, 2021

By-verse Notes on Luke

January 20th, 2021|Categories: Books Online, Commentary|

The Gospel According to Luke The Gospel of Luke, like Matthew and Mark, is written to a particular audience. Whereas Matthew wrote specifically for a Jewish audience and Mark for the Roman reader, Luke is written to the Greek-speaking world. [...]

1401, 2021

By-verse Notes on Mark

January 14th, 2021|Categories: Books Online, Commentary|

The Gospel According to Mark INTRODUCTIONIt is important for us to understand that the authors of each of the Gospels had a particular audience in mind when they wrote. They therefore presented Jesus in a specific way that would appeal [...]

901, 2021

“MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN”

January 9th, 2021|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #41January 9, 2021“MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN” >>>Click here for a printable version of this<<< “And this is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN …God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it … You have [...]

1912, 2020

2020 Christmas Greeting

December 19th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|

>>>>Click here for a printable version of this letter<<<< Christ-mas GreetingDecember 2020 “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day [...]

911, 2020

By-verse Notes on Matthew

November 9th, 2020|Categories: Books Online, Commentary|

The Gospel According to Matthew While I was teaching in Myanmar/Burma in March 2019, some of my long-term, advanced students suggested that I go through the New Testament and provide basic notes, which they could then be able print as [...]

1109, 2020

Prayer Request September 2020

September 11th, 2020|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Dear Friends, As life in the USA creeps back towards normal (maybe!) our brothers and sisters around the world are still being adversely affected by Covid and the government controls that come with it.   We just heard this morning [...]

807, 2020

2020 VA Conference Videos

July 8th, 2020|Categories: Conference Audio and Notes|

Fellow Bible Students,Enjoy the videos of the 2020 Shenandoah Valley Bible Conference this past weekend. The first two have bad audio, but hopefully are listenable. Plain audio of the conference will be available on the website soon. To follow along [...]

2606, 2020

A Saint Goes Home

June 26th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|

Greetings Prayer Warriors, I would like to inform you of the heavenly promotion last month of our dear fellow-soldier Claudia Dideum, who played a valued role in our publication department. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. [...]

2512, 2019

Christmas Blessings 2019

December 25th, 2019|Categories: Newsletters|

“For there is born unto you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 Born unto you The greatest event in human history was the coming of the Creator of all things [...]

812, 2019

Thanks be to God

December 8th, 2019|Categories: Newsletters|

Greetings to all of our friends and fellow-soldiers, “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” – 2Cor.2:14 Paul reminds us that every [...]

2412, 2018

Christmas Greetings, December 2018

December 24th, 2018|Categories: Newsletters|

Christmas Greetings, December 2018 “And you, O tower of the flock, the stronghold of the daughter of Zion, to you shall it come, even the former dominion shall come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem … But you, Bethlehem [...]

2111, 2018

Living Thankfully

November 21st, 2018|Categories: Field Notes|

Simplicity Series #35 Living Thankfully “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service [worship]. And do not be conformed to this [...]

1609, 2018

Election, Predestination, and the Plan of God – AZ 2018

September 16th, 2018|Categories: Conference Audio and Notes|

Gene Cunningham presented "Election, Predestination, and the Plan of God: The Biblical Case Against Calvinism, Lordship Salvation, and Replacement Theology" at the annual conference in Prescott, Arizona, September 7th through 9th. Gene's teaching refutes Calvinism (Romans 9), Lordship Salvation (Romans [...]

1107, 2017

Prayer Update

July 11th, 2017|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Greetings, Fellow-Soldiers in Christ!  We want to thank all who joined us in prayer for Faisal. Our latest word is that he has experienced nothing less than miraculous recovery. He is forging ahead with the work that was planned for [...]

1107, 2017

Prayer Request

July 11th, 2017|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Greetings, Fellow Soldiers in Christ,Nan and I are in Perth, Australia for a Bible conference next weekend. Just this morning we learned that my nephew, Monte Jones, has died suddenly and unexpectedly. Details are scant at this time, but Monte [...]

2006, 2017

Prayer Request

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|

Greetings in the matchless grace of God,To all our friends, supporters, and fellow-soldiers. Just this afternoon I received a call from my long-time friend Nick Bacon. Many of you have heard of Nick and know that he is a Congressional [...]

2511, 2013

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah 2013

November 25th, 2013|Categories: Newsletters|

Coincidence or Providence?  A Strange Convergence   This Thursday, November 28, 2013, Americans will celebrate our traditional Thanksgiving holiday. In a strange historical alignment, this day also begins the eight-day Jewish festival known as Hanukkah. Generally, Hanukkah falls closer to [...]

2502, 2013

Signs in the Heavens

February 25th, 2013|Categories: Newsletters|

Looking Ahead and Looking Up in 2014  “Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven.” Mat 16:1    Willful Spiritual Blindness     This incident occurred following the feeding [...]

111, 2012

Never Quit!

November 1st, 2012|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #15 Never Quit Recently, I have received several emails asking for guidance and direction. These questions relate to the recent election, what the future may hold, and how we can prepare for the uncertainty of the future. [...]

108, 2012

Omnous Warnings

August 1st, 2012|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #12 Omnous Warnings “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near … looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and savior [...]

1511, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

November 15th, 2011|Categories: Newsletters|

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies [prophetic utterances, i.e., divine revelation]." 1Th 5:16–20   "O foolish ones, [...]

111, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

November 1st, 2010|Categories: Newsletters|

 “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift...”“Pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 2Co 9:15; 1Th 5:17–18 Jesus Christ is the gift of a loving heavenly Father [...]

407, 2009

Psalm 119

July 4th, 2009|Categories: Books Online|

Psalm 119 is the longest prayer in the Bible. It is a prayer with one theme: the all-sufficiency of the Word of God. Scripture does not tell us who wrote this psalm, but many scholars believe that it was written [...]

1404, 2008

Humility

April 14th, 2008|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Humility Humility must be sought (Zep 2:3). Humility is displayed through restraint (Luk 6:28–29). Humility is produced by the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22–23). Humility is absolutely essential in teaching (2Ti 2:25; 2Co 10:1). Humility is absolutely essential in learning (Jam [...]

109, 2007

Missions Conference

September 1st, 2007|Categories: Newsletters|

Missions ConferenceWestside Bible Church, Glendale, Az October 5-7,  2007   I would like to recruit as many as possible to be in prayer for our upcoming missions conference.  I truly believe, as Oswald Chambers stated, “Prayer is not preparation for [...]

3012, 2006

Hidden Manna

December 30th, 2006|Categories: Books Online|

The Lord promises "hidden manna" to those that overcome in Rev 2:17. It is significant that the children of Israel went through 40 years of wandering, and every day they went out to get what God and Moses called “bread [...]

110, 2006

Forgiveness

October 1st, 2006|Categories: Newsletters|

Forgiveness: A Living Object Lesson  “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors….For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your [...]

110, 2006

Missions Review 2006

October 1st, 2006|Categories: Mission Reports|

Missions Review, 2006      January – Ese Bible Institute, Numba village, Papua New Guinea.                 Our original students will graduate this year!                 Pray for the two courses being taught this January         [...]

1507, 2006

July Newsletter

July 15th, 2006|Categories: Newsletters|

Prayer ChallengeBefore leaving Australia, we had been studying the prayers in the New Testament. We found that in almost every epistle, Paul actually includes prayer excerpts built around the doctrines he is expounding. Take Ephesians as an example. In the [...]