Searching for the Truth in the King James Bible;
Finding it, and passing it on to you.

Steve Van Nattan



By Pastor Steve Van Nattan


This is the first in a series of book studies in the King James Bible.  The point is to give the average Christian a guide to study the Word of God.  These notes are NOT inspired, so feel free to disagree with them.  If you see some typo or syntax error which distracts from the study, please let me know.

This is not a highly outlined study, though outlining is used.  Outlining is absolutely nonexistent in the canon of Scripture, and it can make the Bible an academic exercise instead of being a personal communication from God to the believer.

I have not tried to make a big fuss over themes of the book and all the conjecture regarding Marks's source and the synoptic discussion.  I consider that a form of higher criticism which exalts the teacher and scholar and diminishes the authority of the Holy Ghost.



These chapters are being updated

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three  

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen




These Bible studies are probably my last tango.

I have grown up in the home of a country preacher who served God in small churches in Oklahoma, Arkansas, the California High Desert, Tanzania in Africa, Northampton and Peterbourough in the UK, Killarny in Ireland, and on the Mexican border in Arizona.

My journey in ministry for Christ, with my faithful wife by me side, God took me to Michigan, Ethiopia, California, Kenya, Kentucky, Arizona, Tennessee, and finally to the Hill Country of Texas.

I have a lot of experiences watching, and then participating in, the war on the saints by our adversary the devil. 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Old Slew Foot has been after me ever since I was born in downtown Los Angeles, California. I was on a hit list of the Mau Mau, I have been stalked by leopards, and my wife and I were in the middle of a Marxist coup. But no part of my journey has been more close to the front lines than when I was simply teaching the Bible every Sunday in a small church in the country. WAR-- it was always there. Read about a demon possessed lady who chased me all over the county at high speed.

Satan did not get me though, for my God had chosen me before the foundation of the world to be the object of his love and to preserve me until he has me up in the Glory with him. Folks, it sure ain't been boring.

My legacy is all the people along the way that God blessed because, at times, I was faithful. Also, Blessed Quietness Journal is where I tell what I have learned from the Word of God and from all those people of God whom God used to guide me along the way. And yes, I have learned a lot courtesy of Satan who loves to attack me. If you are not in the battle, your life must be pretty dull.

So, I make comments for your edification. Please do not make the same stupid mistakes I have made. Also, please take to heart the few things I have learned from the Holy Ghost about life and the Word of God.

Lead, follow, carry ammo, or get out of the way.
This is war.



Sincere seekers of fellowship,
and for charitable conversation,