November 2017 Student Newsletter

Words from the Director
Russell Haffner
Russell Haffner (Director)

Please allow me to commend you on your decision to study the Bible. It is clear you appreciate the importance of knowing God's word. I also encourage you to share with others your experiences in the school as you continue to learn from the scriptures. Each of us has a responsibility to teach the good news of salvation to our world. In Matthew 28:18-20 we find,

"And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.' Amen."

Jesus commands us to "make disciples" and "teach" all. One way we can do this is by telling others about the Bible lessons available at the WVBS Online Bible School. Sometimes teaching can be as simple as directing those we know to a place where they can find good Bible instruction. John 1:45-46 explains,

"Philip found Nathanael and said to him, 'We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.' And Nathanael said to him, 'Can anything good come out of Nazareth?' Philip said to him, 'Come and see.'"

So, I encourage you to tell your friends, neighbors, colleagues and acquaintances about this free, online school. Talk to them about the things you have learned. Explain to them why and how you became a student. If you tell them about the benefits of the school they may decide to see for themselves the resources which are offered. Have you told others about the school?


The WVBS Online Bible School has no statement of faith, creed book or religious manual. The only statement of a Christian's faith which is needed is the Bible. If the statement of faith says less than the Bible it has left something out. If the statement of faith says more than the Bible it has added to God's word (Revelation 22:18-19). Let us abandon the opinions of men and seek to practice and teach only that which is found in God's word. The staff of the school is composed of Christians seeking to teach others about the Bible. The material produced is designed to be used by anybody seeking a greater understanding of God's word.

The goal of the school is to serve God and His people by doing His will to the best of our ability. We have a genuine desire to glorify the Father, His beloved Son, His word and His blood-bought church and not to glorify ourselves or any other men.