Four new essay downloads have been posted at http://straightbible.net These new essays are appendices from the forthcoming book "Christian Essentials: A Survival Guide For The Followers Of Jesus" There are currently being planned over 30 appendices for the book. These are longer explanations of topics found in the main narrative of the book. These appendices are "advance pre-publication" essays are may not appear in the book exactly as currently written.
One essay covers the relationship of modern baptism versus the Hebrew MIkveh – both ceremonial purification rites. Another essay lists all that is known about Jesus' apostles. Another is about Jesus as a Middle Eastern Storyteller, the primary method of teaching in the first century. Another is about how Post-Pentecost believers are Ambassadors and Emissaries for God, representing the Creator in our era.