John Gifford

John Gifford

Role: Teacher

John Gifford is an American Bible teacher in Southern California.

Thy Kingdom Come - Prophecy in Scripture
Duration: 58 mins
Session 4 explores the implications of covenants and promises made by One Who cannot break a promise. We also dive into the 70th week of Daniel and try to determine when the clock for the most notorious 7-year period in history will begin ticking.
Thy Kingdom Come - Prophecy in Scripture
Duration: 54 mins
We begin this session in Genesis 15 and understand that there are three streams of prophecy in the Old Testament: Israel, the Nations and the Church. In this session, we'll explore the Abrahamic Covenant and what it means when God tells Abraham that through his seed (singular) all the nations will be blessed.
Thy Kingdom Come - Prophecy in Scripture
Passage: Genesis
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins
We learn the three primary rules for interpreting Scripture; context, context, context. The same rules apply for reading prophecy. In this session we learn the difference between literal and allegorical interpretations of prophecy and we see the first of the prophecies of the Bible recorded in Genesis.
Thy Kingdom Come - Prophecy in Scripture
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins
In this introductory session, we learn what prophecy is and the difference between prophets who foretell, and prophets who teach.
Essential Christianity
Duration: 26 mins 28 secs
In this portion of our study on the deity of Christ, we examine statements in the New Testament from the likes of Paul, Thomas, John and Peter about who Christ is.
Essential Christianity
Passage: Isaiah 9
Duration: 24 mins 24 secs
As we begin a discussion on the deity of Christ, we examine the Old Testament prophecies of who the Messiah would be and how He would come about.
Essential Christianity
Duration: 16 mins 41 secs
Did Jesus trust the Scriptures? Are they accurate, both historically and scientifically? And, how does predictive prophecy authenticate the Bible as God's Word? Wrapping up our discussion on the validity of the Bible, we will explore these, and other questions of our foundational documents of faith.
Essential Christianity
Passage: 1 Kings 7
Duration: 29 mins 50 secs
If there were only four people on Earth, where did Cain find a wife? Why do three accounts of Jesus walking on water differ? In this lesson, we'll uncover some of the myths and misconceptions about Bible difficulties, how to apply hermeneutics to the study the Scriptures and how The Golden Rule of Interpretation applies.
Essential Christianity
Duration: 23 mins 4 secs
Is the Bible reliable? Is it historically accurate? Can the authenticity of the Bible be trusted based on its self-declaration? In this session we'll answer these important questions and look at what the Bible has to say for itself.
Essential Christianity
Duration: 14 mins 41 secs
Who decides what is Scripture? How is it authenticated and how do we know what is trustworthy? Did Jesus give us any indication of which books are authentic Scripture? In this session we look at the Council of Nicea and the differences between translation and transliteration.