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STUDY #1

THE BIBLE
Old Testament has 39 books
New Testament has 27 books

The Bible asserts Itself. It says that it is the true Word of God. A person can say he does not believe the Bible is the Word of God. Yes. But no one has the right to say:

“This part is God’s Word and this other part is not.”
You either accept it in its entirety or you reject it in its entirety. The Bible is the most unique of all books, there is none like it!

1. Written over a 1500 year period.
2. Written over 40 generations.

3. Written by well over 40 different authors from all walks of life:

4. Written on three continents
a. Asia b. Africa c. Europe

5. Written in three languages:
a. Hebrew b. Aramaic c. Greek

The writers of the Bible were directed by God so that what they said, to the very word, was exactly what God wanted them to say.

Moses, a political leader - Daniel, a prime minister - Peter, a fisherman - Luke, a doctor and historian - Amos, a herdsman - Paul, a converted Jewish Rabbi - Joshua, a military general - Matthew, a Roman tax collector - Solomon, a king - Ezra, a scribe.

God used the mind, personality, experience and feelings of these men as they wrote their message down.

God is no respecter of persons.
Get your heart right and God will use you.


Contrary to the writers of today, who take credit for their own writings, the writers of the Bible gave all the credit to God!

Can you help me out by looking up
these verses in your Bible?

(1) 2 Samuel 23:2 (2) Jeremiah 1:9 (3) Isaiah 59:21

(4) 2 Timothy 3:16 (5) 2 Peter 1:21

God gave us the Bible in 66 different books.
He gave them literally and we are to accept them literally unless it is figurative or symbolic language. In that case word pictures are being used to express true concepts.

AUTOGRAPHS
(original manuscripts) The Bible is God’s message to
mankind, as important and as truthful as its author.
God’s guide book for all to follow.

TRANSMISSION
Reconstructing the very wording of the autographs.
Carefully copying by comparing manuscripts.

TRANSLATION
Giving the present readers an accurate translation,
so all can read the Bible in their own language.

INTERPRETATION
Meticulously adhere to the original intent of the Scripture. Follow sound rules of interpretation.

APPLICATION
Makes the message of the Scripture real.
How do these truths apply to me?

The number one topic in the Bible is, of course, the Lord Jesus Christ and His redemption of mankind.

The Old Testament tells of the history of God relating to mankind.
The Gospels tell of God becoming a man and relating to mankind.
The book of Acts tells of the starting of churches, as God lives in humans.
The Epistles explain His relationship to the people He lives within.
Revelation tells us of His return to the earth and future events.

Genesis 1:1 is either a true statement or it’s a boldfaced lie.
Genesis 1:2 is either a true statement or it’s a boldfaced lie.

The Bible is either a book of truth...one truth piled on top of another truth or the Bible is a book of lies...one lie piled on top of another lie. If it’s a book of lies it’s hard to understand how it’s helped so many with the main theme being love.

STUDY #2

Many are befuddled claiming “There can’t be a God, or can there?”

If a person is unwilling to take the time to seek God and truth, he will remain in confusion. Matthew 6:33

GOD…
The Father… The Son… The Holy Spirit
All are separate, yet one and the same.

The Bible does not explain the Godhead. It simply gives us the facts. We accept in faith what God reveals concerning Himself. We are limited and do not have the capacity to understand an infinite God. The Godhead cannot be scientifically analyzed by the human mind. We can only know as much about God as He chooses to reveal to us.


A biographer of John Wesley (1703-1791) said this about the Godhead; In preaching on the Trinity, he observed, it was our duty to believe according to the Word of God: but we are not called to comprehend; that is impossible. Bring me, he said, a worm that can comprehend man; and I will show you a man that can comprehend God.

Here Are The Bible Facts About God

1. The Father is called God 2 Peter 1:17

2. Jesus Christ is called God John 20:28

3. The Holy Spirit is called God Acts 5:1-4

All three are called God, and yet the Bible
is dogmatic as to there being only one God!
(1) Isaiah 43:10 (2)Deuteronomy 6:4 (3) Isaiah 44:6

We need to understand the “Incarnation.”
That is, God came down as a man to be our Savior.
(1) Philippians 2:6-8 (2) John 1:1 with 1:14 (3) Colossians 2:9

God, who is One, functions within His creation as a Trinity.

The Godhead is taught throughout Scriptures.
Here are two interesting illustrations from Scripture:

All three are spoken of as the Creator.
The Father 1 Corinthians 8:6
The Son, Jesus Christ John 1:3
The Holy Spirit Psalms 104:30

Malachi 2:10
“Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us?

All three claimed to raise Jesus from the dead.
The Father Acts 3:15
The Son, Jesus Christ John 2:19-21
The Holy Spirit Romans 8:11

The Godhead, though incomprehensible to the mortal mind, has been clearly revealed in the Scriptures.

Look at your hand there are three things between your eyes and your hand: light, heat and energy. All three are different but are one and the same.

How many stars do you see? Now in your mind take one away. Now how many stars do you see? The answer is none.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So it is with nature of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Where one goes, they all go.

 

STUDY #3

A unknown God can neither be trusted, served, nor worshiped.

Therefore, it is important to realize who God is.

THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT GOD IS:
All knowing in His wisdom Psalms 147:5
*Past Isaiah 46: 9-10
*Present Psalms 39: 2-4
*Future Isaiah 65: 24

God is:

All powerful. 1 Chronicles 29:11; Matthew 19:26

All present. Jeremiah 23 :23-24; Psalms 139:7-8

Unchangeable. Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8

Light: that is, Truth and Reality. 1 John 1:5

Love. 1 John 4: 16

Righteous. Job 8:3

A Consuming Fire. Deuteronomy 4:24

Just, always right. Romans 3:25-26

A Warrior. Exodus 15:3

Eternal. Psalms 90:2; Isaiah 40:28

Infinite. 1 Kings 8 :27

The Creator. Genesis 1:1

Jealous. Exodus 34:14

The Lord. Deuteronomy 6 :4

Matthew 5:45
“...in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”

Acts 10:34-35
“Opening his mouth, Peter said:
“I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, 35) but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right, is welcome to Him.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDY #4

God did not create man to be a robot, but did create man for a loving relationship. The value of that relationship from God’s point of view is extremely important. Man chose to turn his back on God and go his own way breaking the loving relationship. So man became separated from God. Sin and holiness do not mix any more than oil and water mix.

The Lord Jesus Christ became the living sacrifice for man’s sin of rebelling against God’s love. Now, through simple child like faith in what Jesus has done through His death, burial and resurrection, man once again can experience a loving relationship with God.


You can have a personal relationship with God because God is a person!

God can be your friend. Isaiah 41:8; John 15:14

God is merciful. Exodus 34:6

God can be served. Exodus 23:25

God has a memory. Jeremiah 31:20; Isaiah 43:25

God hears. Numbers 11:1, Exodus 2:24

God loves. 1 John 4:8-16

God has a will. Ephesians 1:11

God has patience. Romans 2:4

God can be grieved. Ephesians 4:30

God can be angry. Psalms 7:11; John 3:36

God forgives. 1 John 1:9

God is faithful. 1 Thessalonians 5:24

God can be pleased. Ephesians 5:10

God can be prayed to. Philippians 4:6

God will guide you. Psalms 25:9

God will teach you. 1 Thessalonians 4:9


God will sanctify you. 1 Thessalonians 5:23

You can sing to God. Psalms 27:6

You can thank God. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

God came down as a man to be our Savior.
Philippians 2:6-8; John 1:1, 14; Colossians 2:9

Seek first the kingdom of God. Matthew 6:33


STUDY #5

The size of universe is measured in gigaparsecs,
the distance light travels in 3.262 billion light years.
The universe is a mere reflection in comparison to
God’s great concern and care for you.

What Did God Do?

God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
All the land and sea and plant life. Genesis 1:9-13
Animal life (sea): Genesis 1:20-23
Animal life (land): Genesis 1:24-25
Man: Of the dust: Genesis 1:26-2:7

God put man in the garden of Eden. Genesis 2:15-17


God created woman, Adam’s wife, out of Adam’s rib.

Genesis 2:21, 22

God and man enjoyed perfect fellowship.
WHAT HAPPENED?

1. God gave man only one rule. He was not to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil Genesis 2:16-17.

2. Man disobeyed God and ate the forbidden fruit.
As a result, man knows good from evil and perfect
fellowship with God is broken.
Genesis 3:17. Man became a sinner. Romans 5:12.

3. Man kept sinning, sinning, sinning. Genesis 4:6-8.

4. God was grieved, so He destroyed man whom
He had created.
Judgment is seen in Genesis 6:5-7.

5. But He did save one man and his family.
His name was Noah.
He also saved at least two of every animal.
Genesis 6:8, Genesis 7:16.

6. God flooded the earth He made, but Noah and his family were saved by a ship, which God instructed Noah to build. Genesis 7:16-24.

7. When the waters subsided so that land appeared,
Noah and his family got off the ship.
Genesis 8:1-19.

8. Noah’s family had children and their children had children... Genesis 9:1, 18-19.

9. BUT...unfortunately, sin continued. They kept sinning and sinning. Genesis 9:20-21, 11:4.

10. Then God scattered them over the face of the earth.
Genesis 11:8.

Note:
When we calculate the volume of Noah’s Ark, we find that it has the carrying capacity that is equivalent to 522 stock cars. This leaves ample room for food storage and space requirements that life for a year on the Ark would have demanded.

A two-decked railroad stock car carries 240 sheep.
Two trains hauling 73 cars each would easily carry 35,000
animals.

Do you think Noah would have loaded the biggest animals
on the ark or the smallest?

(For documentation see Henry Morris in The Genesis Flood, pp 66-69)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDY #6

What Does The Bible Say About Sin?
Sin Is Like:

1. Death. Romans 7:24.

2. An open grave. Romans 3:13.

3. Sores. Isaiah 1:5-6.

4. Gangrene. 2 Timothy 2:16-17.

5. Rubbish. Philippians 3:8.

6. Vomit. 2 Peter 2:22.

7. The Devil. John 8:44.

Sin is: James 14:17 Romans 14:23

Who has sinned?: Romans 3:23 1 John 1:8-10

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God Then Chose A Man

God chose Abram, through whom He promised to bring salvation and blessing to men.
Genesis 12:1-9 Genesis 22:17.

God gave Abraham a land that would be his and his
descendants forever.

Genesis 13:14-18 Genesis 17:6-8.

Abraham’s son, Isaac, became the first descendant
of Hebrew people.

Genesis 21:1-8.

After four hundred years, God chose Moses, a Hebrew.
Exodus 2:1-10.

God gave Moses the Law for the Hebrew people.
Exodus 20:1-17.

The purpose of the Law was:

To show man’s sinfulness. To show God’s righteousness.
Romans 7:7.

Man kept breaking the Law.
Romans 3:19-26 Galatians 3:6-26

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Then there were prophets, which were sent by God to turn the people back to Himself... BUT


STUDY #7

The people stoned and killed the prophets.
2 Chronicles 36:15-16.

Today we think of a prophet as a man who foresees the future. But the Biblical prophets had a greater mission. They wanted to make God’s will clear to men. They did sometimes speak of future punishment and reward, but their main interest was in guiding their fellow men at that time. They endured sharp criticism from the religious leaders and unbelievers of their day. They stood up for God’s righteousness against all degrees of persecution. Hebrews 11:36-38

This continued for centuries....
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Prophecy is amazing, here are some examples:

PROPHECY (8th century B.C.)
Birth
Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son.”

FULFILLMENT (4-2 B.C.)
Matthew 1:18-23 “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as
follows. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to
Joseph, before they came together she was found to be
with child by the Holy Spirit.”

PROPHECY (6th century B.C.)
Betrayal
Zechariah 11:13 “So I took the thirty shekels of silver and threw them to the potter in the house of the Lord.”

FULFILLED (29-33 A.D )
Matthew 26:15, 27:7 “And the chief priests weighed out to Judas thirty pieces of silver... and with the money bought the Potter’s Field.”
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PROPHECY (10th century B.C.)
Trial
Psalms 27:12 “False witnesses have risen against Me.”

FULFILLED (29-33 A.D.)
Matthew 26:59-60 “Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, in order to put Him to death; and they did not find it, even though many false witnesses came forward.”
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PROPHECY (10th century B.C.)
Crucifixion
Psalms 22:6-8 “But I am a worm, and not a man... all who see Me sneer at Me... they wag their head, saying, Commit yourself to the Lord; let Him deliver him.”

FULFILLED (29-33 A.D.)
Matthew 27:39-40 “And those who were passing by were
hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying...
‘Save Yourself ! If You are the Son of God come down
from the cross”

PROPHECY (10th century B.C.)
Psalms 69:21 “They also gave Me gall for My food, and for My thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink.”

FULFILLED (29-33 A.D.) John 19:29 “A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of sour wine upon a branch of hyssop, and brought it up to His mouth.”
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PROPHECY (10th century B.C.)
Psalms 22:18 “They divide My garments among them and for My clothing they cast lots.”

FULFILLED (29-33 A.D.) Mark 15:24 “And (the soldiers) divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them.”


STUDY #8

Then God came to be his own representative.
Philippians 2:6-8

God placed Himself in the position of man by taking the form of a man, and that flesh and blood was Jesus Christ. John 1:1, 14.

JESUS CHRIST:

Was born……………………………...…. Matthew 1:18-25

Was baptized……………………………... Luke 3:21-22

Was tempted…………………………........ Matthew 4:1-11

Began His public ministry………………... Mark 1:14

Chose His first disciples………………….. Luke 5:1-11

Taught…………………………………….. Matthew 5:2

Preached His Sermon on the Mount…....... Matthew 5:3-12

Healed…………………………………….. Luke 7:1-10

Demonstrated compassion ……………...... Matthew 15:32

Spoke in parables………………………….. Matthew 13:1-23

Fed the 5,000………………………......….. John 6:1-14

Foretold His death……………………...…. Luke 9:22

Drove traders from the Temple………... John 2:13-16

Rebuked the religious leaders……...…... Matthew 23

Was betrayed …………………………... Luke 22:3-6

Was crowned with thorns…………….... Matthew 27:29

Was crucified ………………………...… Luke 23:33-43

Was resurrected …………………….….. John 20:1-23

Gave the Great Commission…………… Matthew 28:16-20

He ascended into heaven……………….. Acts 1:9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDY #9

Then what followed?

The Apostles were told that Jesus would return.
Acts 1:10-11

The Spirit of God was sent from heaven. Acts 2:1-13, 33

Then the church came into being and bridged the gap
between the Jew and the Gentile.
Galatians 3:28

Man’s right standing with God, which was broken......
was regained.
Romans 5:17-19

Then the Apostles began to fulfill the Great Commission.
Matthew 28:16-20

And the other followers of Jesus also preached wherever
they went.
Acts 8:1-4

Then God appointed the Apostle Paul. Acts 9:1-16.

The church started to grow.

Several Apostles, including Paul wrote letters to the churches.
They were written to build the believers in the grace and knowledge of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote about the earthly life
of Jesus Christ.

Acts, written by Luke, was to explain the founding
of the church.

However, not all that is recorded in the Bible is history.
Much concerns itself with this present day and those days which are yet future.

 

 

 

STUDY #10

Events To Come of the latter days
were foretold thousands of years ago.

Jesus Himself described things that were yet to come by Warnings.
Matthew 24:4-8 Matthew 24:11 Matthew 24:23-26
Matthew 24:36-39 Matthew 24:44

Paul wrote Timothy of the condition in which the world would find itself in: 1 Timothy 4:1-5 2 Timothy 3:1-7 and 2 Timothy 4:1-4.

Very much like our own day, isn’t it?

Paul describes what will happen to the church in
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, 1 Corinthians 15:42-44,
and 1 Corinthians 15: 50-54.

The Great Tribulation is described in the book of Revelation and is mentioned in Matthew 24:21-22.

Christ’s return is described in 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 and
Revelation 19:11-21.

The Millennium (thousand year reign of Christ) is described in Revelation 20:1-10.

The eternal state of all believers is seen in
Revelation 21 and 22.

Contrast this with...

The Great White Throne Judgment, which is for the
unbelievers,
Revelation 20:11-15.

The final eternal state of all unbelievers as seen in
Revelation 21:8.

What a position in which to find oneself!

There must be a solution since the Bible says that man is
responsible for his decision regarding his eternal destiny.

John 5:24

 

 

 

STUDY #11

Whether you think yourself “religious” or not, vast changes are going to take place in your life. These will be either for good or for eternal DEATH.

If You Accept Jesus Christ...

1.) You become a member of a Chosen Race,
Royal Priesthood, Holy Nation 1 Peter 2:9.

2.) You are considered by God to be one of his own people
1 Peter 2:10.

3.) You have all your sins forgiven Colossians 2:13.

4.) You become a son/daughter of God John1:12.

5.) You begin the great adventure for which God
created you. 2 Corinthians 5:17

6.) Your body is now a temple of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:19

7.) You now have peace between you and God.
Romans 5:1

8.) You have been washed clean by Jesus Christ, sanctified
(set apart), justified (declared righteous).
1 Corinthians 6:11

9.) You became a saint (a holy one). 1 Corinthians 1:2

10.) You have been glorified. Romans 8:30

11.) You were predestined (planned in advance) to become conformed to the image of Christ. Romans 8:29

12.) You have assurance nothing can separate you from the love of God. Romans 8:35–39

13.) You become God’s very own possession.
Ephesians 1:14

14.) You are seated with and in Christ in the heavenly
places. Ephesians 2:6

15.) You have become a joint heir with Christ.
Romans 8:16–17

16.) You will be revealed with Christ. Colossians 3:4

17.) Your citizenship is transferred to Heaven.
Philippians 3:20

18.) You have been delivered from the domain (authority) of darkness (Satan’s power) and transferred to the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:13

19.) Your body will come back from the dead and be
renewed. 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18, 1 Corinthians 15:42–58

20.) You have eternal life. John 3:36, 5:24, 1 John 5:13

21.) You now have Angels rendering service to you.
Hebrews 1:14

22.) You are now a personal ambassador for Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:20

23.) You have been reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:18

24.) You are now a different creation than you were before salvation. 2 Corinthians 5:17

25.) You have become a partaker of his divine nature.
2 Peter 1:4

 

STUDY #12

I’m happy to inform you that at this point in our study you have all the information you need to make an intelligent decision whether you want to accept God or reject God.

What is your choice?

Yes to God or No to God?

Since you said “Yes” :

“If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Romans 10:9

Are you willing to turn to God, away from sin?

That’s what repentance means-changing your mind about
life, God and your only eternal hope, The Lord Jesus Christ.

Do you agree that you have been living on your own power and for yourself?

Are you willing to turn from that and rely on Jesus Christ, and to ask God to make you the type of person He wants
you to be, not the type of person you want to be?

Are you sure you understand what it means for Jesus to be “Lord”: It means that I am no longer the boss of my own life.

I cannot, without being indifferent to God, determine where I’m going to go, who I am to be or whom I will marry.
Galatians 2:20 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Are you willing right now, to confess to me that Jesus Christ is Lord? …Then please do!

Do you believe Jesus arose from the dead
after paying the price for your sins?

Congratulations!

Romans 8:1

John 5:24

John 3:18

John 10:27-30

Romans 8:38-39

Romans 6:1-2

1 John 5:13

Being a Christian involves choices.
Our choices have ramifications
on earth, as well as in Heaven.

The bad choice of “sin” breaks fellowship with God, but, even then, we have a means of Forgiveness:

I John 1:9

 

STUDY #13

The Spirit filled Christian life ...

1. God dwells in our Spirit and is able to
communicate with us through our conscience and intuition. He does this in perfect harmony with the Bible.

2. The “self” is the soul and is made up of our mind, emotions and will.

3. The Body is where the senses dwell and
is our shell. The Bible calls it the flesh.

When the Christian, by an act of his will, brings his soul and body into subjection to the Holy Spirit, he is then Filled with the Spirit.

This can only be possible by comparing your life with the righteous standard set forth in the Bible and correcting yourself when found wrong and applying 1 John 1:9.

We rejoice with you in
your choice to follow Christ!

Soon you will learn that this opens a new kind of living, which fills life with all God has for those who daily yield to Him! It does not mean you are now perfect in actions, but that you have “changed directions.”

The men and women of the Bible that God used as examples for our benefit are not exceptions, but should be looked at as the norm. We should want to be like them. We should never think that because the culture has changed, that we must change with it!

The examples of godly men and women in the Bible are not relative to cultural change. They are constant and unchanging for all those who desire to serve God. Also, it is possible to experience the same wonderful blessings in our day as they did in their day, regardless of the situation.

Without question the Bible stands in and of itself. It is all any of us need to come to spiritual maturity. In light of this wonderful truth, God has given us additional blessings by providing Biblical tools so we can better understand what the Bible is saying.

For example:

BIBLE COMMENTARIES: A Bible Commentary is a
verse- by- verse, or passage-by-passage explanation of the Bible. If you find a verse hard to understand, you can look up that passage in a Commentary in much the same way as you would look up a verse in the Bible and see what it has to say concerning that verse. Bible Commentaries are not the final answer for all questions, but only opinions that can be considered.

LANGUAGE HELPS: The Bible was not written in English. The original languages are Hebrew and Greek primarily. Therefore language helps have been produced to help us better understand original meanings of words. For example: Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance and Vine’s Expository
Dictionary of New Testament Words, etc.

BIBLE DICTIONARIES: These function in the same way as normal dictionaries, except they only deal with biblical words.

TOPICAL STUDIES: These are works dealing with specific topics in depth. Again they are not the final word, but only an opinion to be considered.

 

STUDY #14

Bible guidance to questionable practices:

A. The effect of conduct upon self:

1. Is it habit-forming? 1 Corinthians 6:12

2. Will it war against the soul? 1 Peter 2:11

3. Is it doubtful? Romans 14:23

4. Is it a wise use of time? Ephesians 5:16


B. The effect of conduct upon others:

1. Does it make you a good example? 1 Timothy 4:12

2. Is it wrong in the sight of others? 1 Thessalonians 5:22

3. Will it help your neighbor? Romans 15:2

4. Will it offend anyone in an unrighteous manner?
1 Corinthians10:32

5. Will it make anyone stumble? Romans 14:21


C. The effect of conduct upon God:

1. Can it be done in the name of the Lord? Colossians 3:17

2. Can it be done for the glory of God? 1 Corinthians 6:20

 

The Well Rounded Christian Life.

Studying the Bible.
1 Timothy 4:6 2 Timothy 4:3 Titus 1:9 Titus 2:1

Prayer.
Matthew 6:5-13

Having Fellowship with Believers.
Hebrews 10:25

Talking to people about Jesus.
Acts 1:8

 

1 Peter 1:7
“that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;”

 

Psalms 34:8
“O taste and see that the LORD is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge
in Him!”

 

STUDY #15

Don’t Let Satan Discourage You!

If you yield to some sin,
immediately ask God to forgive you.

Read 1 John 1:9.
Keep going!

The more you grow in God, the more victory over sin is yours! When a baby, did you walk the first time you tried? No. So as a “child” spiritually, keep developing and victory will be yours!

Your choice to follow Christ is not based on what you feel or don’t feel. Nor is it based on what anyone else feels. It stands on the Word of Almighty God, the Bible.
When you accept that by faith, God’s Spirit witnesses to your spirit that “it is so...” Believe what God says! Romans 8:9-16

Satan can inject evil thoughts into our minds. It is our job to keep that thought out of the heart. The thought He injects is a temptation – temptation usually begins with thoughts. If I refuse the evil thought, I have not sinned, I have overcome the temptation. But if I give way to the thought, play with it; and begin to build it up in my imagination, then I am sinning and giving way to the devil, 1 Corinthians 10:13, James 1:12.

Jesus has won the victory over Satan and all sin by His death on the cross. Therefore we have a right to say, “In Jesus’ name, I refuse this thought. I do not have to give way to this sin. Jesus died to overcome it. By His strength I choose His will, not my own.” Study what the death, resurrection, ascension and ever-living intercession of Jesus means to the believer in living out the Christian life. The whole realm of victory is ours in Jesus, Philippians 1:6, 2:10-11, Romans 5:17, 6:6, 16.

Our will is very important so we must take
every thought captive to the obedience of Christ

2 Corinthians 10:5.

Ask yourself these questions:

If it is neither God nor I that controls my mental life,
then who does?


Are these my thoughts?
Do I want to think this way?

Romans 12:1-2 Romans 15:13

 

It’s a Battlefield
of thoughts.

My will is to think?

“Godly” “Ungodly”

Be honest with yourself about yourself. You can’t fool God so why fool yourself? Rationalization and pride will keep you from being all you can be. Humble yourself with an attitude of servitude and forgiveness. Such will be honoring to God. Dead men do not take offence. How dead are you?
Romans 6:1-2 Romans 6:11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDY #16

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

The Christians will be priests of Christ and reign with Him.
Revelation 20:6

The Christian will be like Him.
1 John 3:2.

The Christian’s inheritance is imperishable, undefiled and will not fade away.
1 Peter 1:4.

The Christian has the hope of righteousness.
Galatians 5:5.

The inheritance is rich in glory.
Ephesians 1:18.

Angels long to see the inheritance.
1 Peter 1:12.

Christians will judge the world.
1 Corinthians 6:2

Christians will judge angels.
1 Corinthians 6:3.

The Christian can add to his inheritance
Matthew 6:19-20.

The Christians will gain new bodies.
1 Corinthians 15:42-44, 51, 52

Christians are fellow heirs of Christ.
Romans 8:17.

 

Revelation 21:1 and 4
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea...4.) and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain: the first things have passed away.”

Matthew 6:10
“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Go talk to someone about Jesus.

Trust Jesus!

 

Albert Einstein, physics genius and mathematician.
The scientist’s religious feeling takes the form of rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.
“The World As I See It”, Coverci (1934)

Sir James Jeans, mathematician.
The universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears as an accidental intruder into the realm of matter; we are beginning to suspect that we ought rather to hail it as the Creator and Governor of the realm of matter.
Quoted by A.E. Wilder-Smith in Man’s Origin, Man’s Destiny {1968}

 

 

 

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