About Bible Basics...

Layers of Understanding

Bible Basics... Layers of Understanding is a Bible Study that loves God and loves God’s people. A Bible Study that serves God and serves God’s people. Mark 12: 28-31

Bible Study that recognizes that apart from God, apart from the Holy Spirit we can do nothing. John 15:5

Bible Basics does NOT tell you what to think!
Bible Basics encourages you to think!

Bible Basics is not just a collection of Bible studies.
Bible Basics is closeness with God and with one another.




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Small Group Bible Study Guide & Individual Online Bible Study

· Bible Study for “Seekers” new to Christ, the Church, the Bible, and new to Bible Study.

· Bible Study for “mature believers” people who are open to receive the Word of God.

· Bible Study for believers who know that there is always something new, something more to learn with each reading of familiar scripture.

If we believe we already fully understand Scripture; we look no further.

If we believe we have already found all there is to know; we stop looking.

Bible Basics is for people who hunger and thirst for every Word that comes from the mouth of God.

· Bible Study that takes you through the liturgical seasons of the year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Trinity, Christ the King, All Saints Day and through Ordinary time.

· Bible Basics... Layers of Understanding is a Bible Study which consist of:

- Bible Basics Lessons, Bible Study, and Commentary

- Witness – The personal side of Bible Basics

- Bible Basics Books

- Study Guides

- Lessons

- Devotionals

- Up to date Blog.

- Cards, which are all downloadable for free!

- Candles in the Sand, is a beautiful ceremony of Giving Thanks to God, Giving Back to God, based on the Ten Healed of Leprosy Luke 7:11-19

- Stations of the Cross, is a spoken prayer where we walk step-for-step, side-by-side, closely with Jesus Christ, our Savior, to the Cross.

· Bible Basics… Layers of Understanding is written by lay-speakers; regular, normal, imperfect people just like you! Bible Basics… Layers of Understanding is simply written by people who love God and love all of God’s people!

· Bible Basics… Layers of Understanding is for people who Love God’s Word but which are also obedient Doers of the Word.

Now that you know these things,
you will be blessed if you do them.

John 13:17

Bible Basics is not a definitive an all-encompassing Bible study. Bible Basics is not the best or the last Bible study that you will ever need. But, Bible Basics is a good place to start! Bible Basics is a great jumping off place for more advanced study! Bible Basics is a good excuse to bring people together, to share in the Word of God.

Bible Basics is where the facilitator hands out shovels to the whole class and the class digs for new understandings in the Bible. When you have two or more people (gathered in His name) earnestly looking for something in the Bible, they usually find something; and sometimes what they find is a real treasure of wisdom, understanding, a new closeness and relationship to God. When the class collectively Asks, Seeks, and Knocks, the class FINDS and the class SHARES! This is the essence of Bible Basics.

Bible Basics is not just a collection of Bible studies.
Bible Basics is closeness with God and with one another.




Osten Aune

Bible Basics Layers of Understanding is written by lay people who love God; written for people who are seeking God. Bible Basics Layers of Understanding was written, compiled, edited by Osten Aune.

I have been heavily influenced by many different sources; church, pastors, people, Bible teachers, disciples, strangers, Bible studies, books, and articles on the Internet. I have tailored much of my web site after Rev. Ken Collin’s web site www.kencollins.com

I truly do not know where I begin and others leave off. I am now quoting the disclaimer from Pastor Alan Carr’s website www.sermonnotebook.org/index.htm

No claims of absolute originality are made for this material. As one man said, "I milk a lot of cows, but I churn my own butter." Please use these sermons as the Lord leads, but nothing on this site may be used for profit without my expressed, written permission! - Alan Carr

To hear my witness to the Lord and how my Savior saved me go to Witness Your Faith on this web site.



Everything I have achieved; God has given me.
Isaiah 26:12

Apart from God I can do nothing.
John 15:5b



Dedication

Dedicated to my wife Jo,
my daughters,
and to all of my grandchildren,
and to the reconciliation of my family.

In loving memory of:

Stewart M. Place
August 21, 1926 – February 28, 2001

Gary L. White
June 29, 1950 – April 22, 2001

Clyde A. Shaw
November 5, 1915 – April 7, 2002

* Stewart and his wife Betty introduced themselves to my wife and myself on our first visit to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church and were instrumental in my decision to return to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church.

* Gary White and his wife Teresa were in my Disciple 1 class. Gary died toward the end of our Disciple 1 Class and Gary truly became the lesson in faith, love, grace, and courage.

* Clyde Shaw member of the congregation was an inspiration to have known him.

* Interred at the Columbarium at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church Dallas, Texas.



Special Thanks to the following people.

Audrey Romasco
A Gifted Disciple Teacher and Person


Dorothy Harrison
A lifelong friend of my mother.
She has loved me with steadfast unconditional love;
all of my life.
She is my mother in Christ!


Carolyn Moore
Carolyn Moore member of the congregation;
she is an inspiration of diligently following God.


Dedication


John West, his wife Joyce, and his family.
John West is a man of deep-rooted faith. His close walk with God is an inspiration to me. When persecution and tragedy are upon him his faith does not wither and die… He just prays for strength and grows his
Roots of Faith deeper in Jesus Christ.


Olyn Howser

Olyn is such a joyful servant of God,
joyfully serving and following God,
Olyn is a great inspiration.


Patsy Moore

Patsy Moore Dedicated to the loving memory of Patsy Moore who has been such an example of walking humbly with God, cheerfully and obediently serving God as a “good and faithful servant” and steward working tirelessly against all obstacles.


Special thanks to Jim Spence
Jim has been my best friend for over 30 years.
Jim has always generously helped me in every
task I have ever undertaken;
from t-shirts to clowning and balloons,
from computer support to helping me with this book.
I will always be grateful to my best friend Jim.


Rhonda Gillespie
If it were not for Rhonda and her little daschund Zeke,
Bible Basics... Layers of Understanding
would not be on the Internet.


The congregation of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church inspired me to start writing “Witness.”


The congregation of Northgate United Methodist Church inspired me not to stop, not to quit, and empowered me to finish “Witness.”



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At Bible Basics… Layers of Understanding MOST of our books, study lessons, and resources are offered as a FREE download.

If you order a hard-copy of a book is there a charge to cover the cost of paper, ink toner (very expensive) binding, labor, shipping, and handling.

Trial versions of Screen Savers and Slideshows are all FREE downloads. Only full versions are sold at a minimal price.

Donations help us to cover all operating and overhead expenses and are truly appreciated.

Bible Basics… Layers of Understanding does accept financial donations. If you feel blessed and enlightened from the content of this website - we have 2 options that you can choose from to contribute to the operations of this ministry.

Please note that any donations that you make at this time are not tax-deductible.

1. To make a financial donation by mail - please make all checks or money orders payable to “Bible Basics" and forward direct to us at:

Bible Basics… Layers of Understanding
9590 Forest Lane #430
Dallas, TX 75243

Please note that any donations that you make at this time
are not tax-deductible.


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Some ministries lead you to believe that the greater you give; the greater will be your reward – BALONEY! Remember the Widow’s mite! It’s NOT about how much you give. It’s about HOW you give; what is in your heart.

One reason Bible Basics... Layers of Understanding offers everything as much as possible for FREE is that I have had many times in my life when I could not participate at a church function or activity because I didn’t have any money! I resented being excluded because I was poor.

One reason Bible Basics... Layers of Understanding wants to be inclusive, to include everyone, where no one is left out, excluded, or even worse yet feels ashamed because they cannot contribute to the “Love Offering".

Bible Basics... Layers of Understanding is much like God’s Grace:
A FREE GIFT
All you have to do is accept it!




CONTACT Bible Basics... Layers of Understanding

biblebasicslou@gmail.com
ostenaune@gmail.com

Osten Aune 469-516-1772 (Boocoos)
9590 Forest Lane #430
Dallas, TX 75243





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