of you have inquired about the "author" of these Bible Studies. And,
to tell you the truth, the REAL author is the Holy Spirit. But, He has
graciously allowed me to participate in what He is doing by allowing
and inspiring me to write these lessons.
Who is the Author of these Bible Studies ???
Ok, great !, you say. The Holy Spirit, I know, but who are you??? Tell me something of your background.
Ok. Pull up a chair and let's get acquainted. First of all, you surely
want to know when I was saved. So, let's begin there.
My Salvation experience
was born and raised in a Godly Christian family, so always knew that
there was a God and that Jesus Loved me. But, it was not until I was 9
that I understood my personal sinfulness and need for a Savior. Then I
confessed my sins, said "Yes Lord" to Jesus, accepted Jesus' gift of
salvation, and was born again! This wonderful life-changing event
occurred during a Sunday School Assembly time when a special emphasis
on Salvation had been presented . (So, all you SS teachers and Dept.
Directors, out there, take heart. Kids really are listening to what you
finishing High School, I attended a Christian College and received my BS degree with a major in Biology.
From there it was to Graduate School, where I received the M.A. Degree, again with a major in
that background, I taught for 3 years on the College level:
Specifically for 2 years in a College in Texas and then for 1 year at a college in Tennessee.
yes, teaching was wonderful and fun and I really really enjoyed it.
But, my father had told me for years that Medicine was the field I
should enter. At this point in life, I finally said "Yes" and heeded
his wise advice. (Kids, you really do need to listen to your parents. They really do know what is best for you!) . So, returning to the role
of a student, instead of being the teacher, I attended and received the
M.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. This was followed by Internship (1 year) and a 3 year Residency
Well, now being about a zillion years old, it
was time to begin my "tent making" career. For Paul, it meant he was a
tent maker in order to provide the funds needed to do his real "work",
that of being an evangelist, apostle, and church planter. For me
(though I am in NO way like the Apostle Paul), my "tent making job" was
that of being a Diagnostic Radiologist. But, my real "work" has been
to teach Bible Studies, teach people how to Study the Bible, and, since
1995, to be involved with "Yes Lord" Ministries.
is a lot like juggling.... to have a career as well as to have the
opportunities and joys of leading Bible Studies and to write Bible
Studies, along with all the other things that people do these days. I
am not unusual in this respect, as I suspect that all of you who are
reading this also have very busy and full lives.
So, now you know a little about my "background." But, you are probably still wondering what else ...
way back in the dark ages, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, while
in College, the Lord allowed me to serve as a Student Summer Missionary
to Ohio. That was awesome.
And, years later, I worked as a Medical volunteer for 2 months in India in a Baptist Mission Hospital.
for several years, the Lord allowed me to lead Bible Study classes for
an International Ministry and to travel as a 'Trainer', for that Ministry, throughout
the US, training people in How to Study the Bible using the Inductive
Method. After I resigned from that Ministry, the Lord led me to begin
"Yes Lord" Ministries, an Internet based ministry which provides Free
Downloadable Interactive Bible Studies for use by individuals or groups.
name, "Yes Lord" Ministries, was chosen because this is what the Lord
Jesus Christ wants all of His followers to say to Him when He asks us
to do something. I have not always been fast to say "Yes Lord", but
sooner or later I do, and I have never regretted saying "Yes Lord" to
the Lord Jesus Christ concerning anything which He has told me to do.
And now you know "the rest of the story"