Welcome to Bible Videos (biblevids.org)

Welcome to Biblevids.org, a series of short (2-4 minute), locally produced YouTube videos that you can watch on any device (phone, tablet, or computer).  Our videos are sorted by topics in the above menus, or you’re welcome to scroll down this page to view all available videos.  All links (photos you click on) will open in a new window on YouTube. 

We provide scriptures on each video that you can turn to and study at more length for yourself.  From your friends at the Chipley Church of Christ in northwest Florida, who are posting these short videos because we believe that the Bible has the answers that we need.   Check back often- we are adding new videos each week.   Because these are YouTube videos, you can also “subscribe” while viewing any video and receive notifications for new videos if you wish.

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In Matthew 5:33-37, Jesus teaches us how to make our words always trustworthy to others. We learn how to be the kind of people where people take all of our words at face value. We never have to say, “I promise” or “I swear” because people take what we say at face value. (Time 3:36)

In James 1 and Matthew 13 we are given two illustrations about using God’s word to know God; in James 1, it’s called a spiritual mirror. In Matthew 13 Jesus gives us an parable of a farmer who sows seed on a plowed field. Both parables are helpful. (Time 4:05)

In Matthew 6 and Luke 11, Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. He had much to say on the topic, and the presenter invites us to reach those and other teachings to learn how and why we pray, and gives us Biblical answers as to what to pray for. (Time 3:36)

Arguing is a losing game. Jesus talks about how to go to someone who wrongs you– and the presenter points out how to work to keep those “discussions” from turning into arguments. A reminder is Matthew 5:9, which teaches “Blessed be the peacemakers.” (Time 3:48)

For the second time, Jesus threw out the sellers and money changers in the temple. When the religious leaders asked “By whose authority are you doing this?” He answered with a parable about a famer and his two sons. Of course- Jesus was talking about them! (Time 3:22)

Jesus pointed out in Matthew 6:33 that while God had taught us to “love our neighbors”, others had added “and hate your enemies.” He said, “No” and teaches some valuable lessons around racism, racial profiling– and how we should treat perfect strangers. (Time 4:14)

In Matthew 5:9, Jesus said “Blessed be the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.” The presenter points out that Godly peacemakers not only help achieve peace between people, but they also help people who have strayed to find peace with God. (Time 3:13)

There’s a book in the New Testament that seems to be mostly ignored by churches and church leaders. The presenter believes that its often ignored because its at odds with most current “Christian” thought. He invites the viewer to read the book and draw their own conclusions. (Time 3:51)

In Luke 6:47-49, Jesus speaks of preparations we need to make before the rain beings and the waters start to rise. He talks about building spiritual foundations and being anchored to His teachings– rather than that of the world. A major help in this is found in James 1:22, which says To “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only” (Time 3:43)

Temptation for everyone is different. In James 1 and in other passages we are taught that not only does God not tempt us, but He’s given us teaching and tools to help us to overcome temptation. Much good can come from being prepared for temptation, so that when it does invariably come– you’ll be ready. (Time 3:12)

In the old law, the Jews were commanded to give a tenth, or a “tithe.” What does that mean? And does that still apply to use today? And how should we go about determining how much to give to God? Using scripture, this video also discusses how Christians should view the old law vs the new law. (Time 3:43)

The presenter, an amateur pilot and Bible class teacher, compares his flight planning with his “eternity planning” and the importance of both. (Time 4:09)

Does it matter what color we are? What sex? How old we are? What our background is? How should we view each of our roles in the local church? Using I Corinthians 12 and other passages, the presenter provides some Biblical answers. (Time 3:43)

Some people today believe that having riches and fame equates to not only “success”, but it proves that God has blessed you. The presenter discusses what Jesus said in Matthew 6 as well as I Thessalonians 4:11 and other passages. (Time 3:31)

Jesus’ cousin John the Baptist– and Jesus– each said the same words as they began their ministries. They said, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Luke 3&4) What does this mean? And how does it apply to us? The presenter provides both definition as well as practical, daily application for us today. (Time 3:55)

 Perhaps you’ve drifted away from God.  In James chapter four, verse 8 we’re told “Draw closer to God, and He will draw closer to you.” Using both practical life examples as well as scripture, the presenter tell us how to do so– and describes the benefits of doing so. (Time 4:17)

In John 18, Roman Governor Pontius Pilot had what for him was to be a fateful meeting with Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus shortly went on to glory, while Pilate was recalled by Caesar and died shortly thereafter, in obscurity and disgrace. Jesus knew what truth was– Pilate did not. (Time 2:03)

As adults, we discover that we can’t trust everyone. We learn that trust for others is built upon knowledge and observation. The presenter discusses the logic of how we would go about learning to trust God, and the benefits that come about as we build our trust for Him. (Time 2:59)

In His last few minutes on the cross, just before he died, Jesus said in Matthew 27:46 “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” The presenter discusses why He said what He said, and gives us some additional Bible passages to consider because of this. (Time 3:48)

In Matthew 8, Luke 8 and Mark 4, all three men record an event that even today should give us pause. We’re told the story of Jesus stopping a huge storm and angry waves with three words. (Time 3:51)

In Galatians 3:28 we are taught that our race, our sex and even our jobs every day make no matter to God. We are ultimately taught that all lives matter to God, and to His son. We also consider scripture such as Jeremiah 1:5 and Luke 12:7 and bring to our minds the degree of God’s knowledge of who we all are. (Time 3:46)

Jesus’ treatment of others is an interesting study– people who were desperate, lepers, the poor, adulterers, tax collectors, those who had turned against Him- sinners and those desperately in need of His help. (Time 4:14)

I Thessalonians 5:21 says to “Test all things”. Why should we test anything, and how would the average person go about doing that? The presenter also discusses II Timothy 3:16-17. (Time 3:30)

The presenter, an amateur pilot and Bible class teacher, compares the lights that line the edges of the runway with the “lights” that in Matthew 5:16 that Jesus commanded us to be. (Time 2:11)

In Matthew 9, Jesus was in his hometown of Nazareth when a paralyzed man was brought to him. Before Jesus healed the man, He asked those present a most interesting question. The presenter also discusses Jesus’ interaction with Nicodemus in John 3. (Time 2:11)