Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
This website is for the faithful remnant of believers who want to go beyond “believing in Jesus” to a “faithful following of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.” It is for the small number of Christians who insist upon walking on the narrow way that Jesus walked.
Matthew 7:14 “strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
You will feel at home here and will be enriched by what you read, if you are willing to submit to the inspired Word of God and to examine whether all aspects of your life are conformed to Christ or conformed to the world. In-depth Bible studies are designed to help you conform your life to the name and character of Christ Jesus and to find your place in the Body of Christ. Scripture provides all the practical instructions we need to turn away from the ways of the world and to grow in faith, righteousness, and holiness.
Do you love Jesus? Are you willing to keep His commandments? Are you willing to obey Jesus?
John 14:21 [NASV] “He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. 24 “He who does not love Me does not keep My words;
LIFE IN THE KINGDOM
The Bible studies in the Life in the Kingdom section are based on the Sermon on the Mount. They address repentance from sin, regeneration of the heart, faithfulness to Jesus, trust, obedience, righteousness, holiness, purity, discernment, the power of the Holy Spirit, and other topics related to living in the Kingdom of God. Click the following link to read the introduction. The Bible studies are sequential. Please start with study number one, or pick a study that the Holy Spirit is prompting you to read.
List of Life in the Kingdom Bible Studies
Overcoming Idolatry, Addiction, and Self-Comforting
There are two sets of studies that focus on breaking free from bondage to sin. The first addresses topics that will help you Overcome various forms of Idolatry, Addiction, and Self-Comforting. The second specifically addresses addiction to perfume, cologne, and other synthetic fragrances. The fragrance addictions of Christians pollutes the air inside of church buildings to such a degree that millions of other Christians and their children cannot participate in local church activities without becoming seriously ill. Are your compulsive habbits (addictions) harming you and others? Are you willing to examine yourself and put your faith to the test so that you can live in deeper relationship with God, your family and friends, and share intimate Christian fellowship with other believers?
Bible Studies for Overcoming Idolatry, Addiction, and Self-Comforting Behavior
FAVORITE PREACHERS AND TEACHERS
The Favorite Preachers and Teachers link displays a page of additional links, which you can use to extend your study. It identifies some of the people who have taught my wife Kathleen and me what it means to be Conformed to Christ. They will also help you understand the false teaching that is found in most church organizations in America today. Click the following link to be enriched by historical and contemporary preachers and teachers.
List of Favorite Preachers and Teachers
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I pray that you will bring glory to God by examining yourself as you study God’s Word. I pray that the Holy Spirit will lead you into repentance and sanctification. I pray that you will not resist His pruning and refining hand, but will submit to the will of God and choose to become holy as He is holy.
John Paul Thomas
This is an interesting presentation.