Take a deep dive into your Bible! Essays for the Church presents 10 different topics that are foundational beliefs of Evangelical Christianity. This book may be used for individual Bible study and for classes, book clubs, and discussion groups. To facilitate discussion, questions for discussion are included at the end of every chapter. America is living through very difficult times, and this has presented a serious challenge to the faith. This dissolution, falling away, and proliferation of bad theology may not get any better. Essays is a collection of 10 different topics that are basic to a mature understanding of the Bible and our faith. Essays was designed to help believers grow stronger in the faith, lead searchers to the truth, and help the lost find Jesus.
Joe Derque is a retired Missouri State employee. After retirement, Joe taught both full-time and adjunct at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Joe was also in the service for 15 years, serving as a flight medic and crew chief with a helicopter Medevac unit in the Missouri Army National Guard. Joe holds the following degrees: BA (History), MBA, MATS (Theology), and a JD (Law). Joe and his wife, Nancy, have been married for almost 50 years. Joe has two grown sons. Joe and Nancy live in Jefferson City, Missouri, with their Blue Heeler, Gus. They have been long-time members of Concord Baptist Church in Jefferson City.