Pride Our pride is a “slippery slope” in that it provides a deceitful feeling of pleasure derived from perceived wisdom, strengths (attributes), and/or wealth (possessions). This study will assist in the realization (and heart’s transformation) in that only Jesus Christ is worthy of glory because of what He has done for us.
This website is intended for persons who desire to know more about God and themselves. All topical Bible studies are written by a born-again Christian; and are free to read, download, translate and share. Take a few moments to review what’s available… because it may change your life for eternity! Click on each title graphic to access the Bible study.
8 Steps to Spiritual Maturity This lesson is intended for those who: Would like to learn more about Jesus Christ. Are born again. Desire spiritual growth in Christ. Seek a greater understanding of themselves. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6
The Power of Forgiveness Forgiveness is more powerful than we realize. However, forgiveness can be difficult because the scars in our heart and soul can be deep and calloused. This writing explains the multiple benefits of forgiveness—and the numerous consequences of holding onto unforgiveness. When forgiveness is based upon a sincere heart and bolstered by the Holy Spirit, it will break the chains that bind you, as it melts away the inappropriate thoughts, undesirable emotions and harmful physical responses.
Foundation is comprised of biblically-based foundational principles for Christian living. But more important, Foundation provides the groundwork for an eternal life in Heaven. It is written in a manner that is engaging and appropriate for all persons, including those who do not know Jesus Christ.
Foundation
6 Stages of Temptation This writing is intended for Christian men—all males in their early teens to their late years in life who struggle against the flesh—especially sexual lust. It is also appropriate for women in that it will help in understanding what men go through. But what’s more, this writing is real, raw and revealing because it explores the area where the “rubber meets the road,” and where men’s faith interacts with inappropriate thoughts and behavior.
Free Will God gave each of us the right to make personal decisions that directly impact our lives; including what we do, what we say, what we consume, what we believe, and so forth. This study provides insight into how we make decisions; reveals reasons for past decision mistakes; discusses how to make decisions in the future; and identifies the ultimate consequences for our decisions. A free downloadable Decision Assistance Tool is also provided.
Please   write. I am greatly blessed when I receive comments an d questions. Did you learn something new? Did a topic touch your heart and soul? Do you need prayer? I will only respond if asked. My e-mail address is: UniqueBibleStudies@Outlook.Com ALL FOR HIS GLORY! Harold D. Thomas
If you do not have a Bible. I often use Bible Gateway to read and research the Bible: https://www.biblegateway.com/ Bible Gateway offers different versions and different languages. My personal preference (in English) is the New King James Version. My favorite Bible teacher is Chuck Smith. Chuck left his physical body to be with the Lord in 2013. Fortunately his Bible teachings from Genesis to Revelation (word-by-word, verse-by-verse) were recorded and may be heard on the following website: https://subsplash.com/twft/media/li/+fjbz8vs I suggest starting with the study of 1 John. You will likely need to download the sound file for each teaching. I will often display the corresponding scripture from Bible Gateway on the screen as I listen to Chuck Smith teach. Here is the link to 1 John: https://subsplash.com/twft/media/li/+sg5mrzq
Thought-provoking questions are included with each Bible study. The questions are intended for the reader, Bible study group leader, or church pastor. (Coming in December: “How to Lead a Bible Study”)
Signs God is Calling You Out of Darkness and Into His Light For those who are saved by God’s grace can attest we were dying in the midst of darkness and lies; bound by sin; unable to truly see ourselves and others, and was seeking any and all means to fulfill needs and the lust of our flesh. However, something began to change deep within our heart and soul—as God called us from darkness into light, and illuminated truth so that we could see. This study lists various ways the Holy Spirit draws us into righteousness.
Managing Anxiety During the Pandemic defines the difference between fear and anxiety; explains how our anxiety-based thoughts can create multiple psychological and physical symptoms; and provides a means to manage our anxiety.
3 Types of Death 1 Source of Life This Bible study provides scriptural evidence there are three types of death: spiritual, physical and 2nd death. Those who are born again will only experience the first two. Those who are not born again will experience all three. This study should be completed prior to reading “What is a Born-Again Christian.”
What is a Born-Again Christian? This Bible study explains why we cannot earn our way to Heaven; expands biblical understanding of what it means to be born again; facilitates self- evaluation; and enhances spiritual growth and maturity in Christ. Note: You should read “3 Types of Death 1 Source of Life” before reading “What is a Born-Again Christian.” “3 Types of Death 1 Source of Life” provides a “broader foundation” for understanding spiritual death and why we need to be born again.
Living Water Jesus said "He who believes in Me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." (John 7:38) This video explains and depicts how this spiritual transformation occurs within our heart and soul.
Treasures in Heaven This writing is intended for Christians who are serving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (in any capacity and via any means). The purpose of this writing is to reveal the intentions of our heart, the reasons why we serve, and those aspects of our daily walk that may be improved.
“I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 is one of the most important, powerful and thought-provoking declarations Jesus Christ made. But what’s more, He drew a spiritual and eternal “line in the sand” that separated Himself from all other attempts by man to reach God. This Bible study explores His proclamation because it defines His spiritual role between each of us and our Holy God
Trust Trust explains the interdependence and synergism between four unique spiritual attributes that separate humans from all other living forms on earth: hope, belief, faith—and most important—trust. Trust is the greatest of the four attributes we can give and receive. But what’s more, trust is the bond that enables deep and meaningful relationships.
Satan’s Lies Every war, every battle, every skirmish, every murder, every argument, every sin, and every caustic word spoken—began as a lie and culminated in spiritual death (separation from God) and/or physical death—because this is the intent of Satan’s lies. For those who are able to spiritually see, what we are witnessing in the world today are the consequences of lies—which are propagated by Satan and his minions (fallen angels and demons). This study will enhanc e your spiritual awareness, and is a must read for all Christians.
It’s not about me. Self-centeredness is an undesirable component of our human nature. “Me” is a fundamental source of human motivation; a subliminal influencer of what we think, do and say; responsible for many of life’s challenges; and a source for instability in the world today. For those who seek Jesus Christ…this lesson explains how we can become more like Him…and less like “me.”
The Mystery of God’s Heart This Bible study is intended for those who are searching for God. The purpose of the lesson is to learn more about God by exploring the mystery of His heart, and to change our perception of who He is. God’s love is a mystery because man misinterprets His intentions.
Who Killed Jesus Christ? Some say Jews killed Jesus. Others think it was the Romans. A few think Satan manipulated events to kill Jesus. Although there are excellent arguments to support each belief, these perceptions can greatly benefit from enhanced spiritual understanding. The answer to this question will touch your heart, and the truth will enlighten your soul. For His punishment and death was one of the most painful means of execution ever devised by man.
The Covenant (The beginning of the end.) One of the most important indicators of the end times is found in Daniel 9:27—because it defines the event that will initiate the Tribulation and the last 7 years. As such, every person on earth should know this scripture and actively watch for the fulfillment of this prophecy.
21 Signs of the Last Days is an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand consolidation of last day signs prophesied in the Bible. Each sign is supported by (1) biblical scripture, (2) referenced non-biased sources, and (3) analysis of ongoing volatile changes that are occurring globally.
Emotions Negative emotions of anger, fear, anxiety, and sadness will occur more often as we digress into the last days. This study will assist in identification, management and minimization of the affects of negative emotions.
Angels, Fallen Angels & Demons The intent of this writing is to replace our conceptual images of angels, fallen angels and demons with definitive scripture-based information that supports a more accurate, deeper and broader understanding of spiritual beings.
God designed our minds with an ability to store and retrieve information and experiences via our memory. Our dependence upon this function is much more important than we realize. Simply stated, it is required for human existence…like breathing. When you think about it, we utilize our memory continuously moment- by-moment. In addition, our memory is a foundational component of our ability to learn, and facilitates decision making. Memories provides a scripture-based answer to the following question: Do our memories go with us when we die?
Judgment vs. Spiritual Discernment This writing explores our propensity to judge others via our flesh (including the negative consequences). It also provides a means for self-analysis; and explains how we can seek Holy-Spirit directed discernment.
Is Jesus the Messiah or a Fraud? Each person must decide: Is Jesus Christ the Son of God, the Messiah, the Anointed One, and Lord—or was he a fraud? Making a choice is not an option; it was not His intent; and each person’s decision has eternal consequences.
Backsliding This insightful lesson is for all born-again Christians who have decided to walk away from their faith in Jesus Christ; those who have inadvertently lost their way and returned to their previous life in sin; and those who have a burden for a backslidden Christian who needs help.
Revelation’s Blessings is an exhaustive verse-by-verse in-depth study of the Book of Revelation. “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.” Revelation 1:3
Body, Soul, Heart and Spirit is written for those who are struggling with their sinful flesh; for those who are tired of the darkness, and bondage, and pain; and for those who desire a behavioral transformation from within. Gaining victory over the flesh is facilitated by understanding the distinct functions of the body, soul, heart, and spirit; by gaining insight into the clandestine works of the flesh; and by a resolute heart.
God’s Grace and the Hardened Heart This lesson explains the functions, characteristics, and consequences of two opposing conditions of our heart described in the Bible: one is a hardened heart, the other is a broken and contrite heart. The intent is to illuminate the importance of being aware of the spiritual condition of your heart; to recognize why we (and others) do what we do; and to witness the transformational influence of God’s grace upon a hardened heart. “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23
(Updated 10/8/21)
The Beatitudes: Indicators and Blessings of Spiritual Transformation Jesus Christ provided us with indicators of spiritual transformation and sanctification—including the associated blessings (referred to as the Beatitudes)—during His Sermon on the Mount. This study explains the spiritual meaning of each Beatitude, and how each Beatitude is an indicator of our spiritual transformation as we are changed from within to reflect our Savior and Lord.
Foundation is comprised of biblically-based foundational principles for Christian living, and provides the groundwork for an eternal life in Heaven. It is written in a manner that is appropriate for all persons, including those who do not know Jesus Christ.
Foundation
Pride Our pride is a “slippery slope” in that it provides a deceitful feeling of pleasure derived from perceived wisdom, strengths (attributes), and/or wealth (possessions).
Please write. I am greatly blessed when I receive comments and questions. Did you learn something new? Did a topic touch your heart and soul? Do you need prayer? I will only respond if asked. My e-mail address is:
UniqueBibleStudies@Outlook.Com ALL FOR HIS GLORY! Harold D. Thomas
This website is intended for persons who desire to know more about God and themselves. All topical Bible studies are written by a born-again Christian; and are free to read, download and share. Take a few moments to review what’s available… because it may change your life for eternity! Click on each title graphic to access the Bible study. Thought-provoking questions are included with each Bible study. The questions are intended for the reader, Bible study group leader, or church pastor. Coming in December: “How To Lead A Bible Study”
If you do not have a Bible. I often use Bible Gateway to read and research the Bible: https://www.biblegateway.com/ Bible Gateway offers different versions and different languages. My personal preference (in English) is the New King James Version. My favorite Bible teacher is Chuck Smith. Chuck left his physical body to be with the Lord in 2013. Fortunately his Bible teachings from Genesis to Revelation (word- by-word, verse-by-verse) were recorded and may be heard on the following website: https://subsplash.com/twft/media/li/+fjbz8vs I suggest starting with the study of 1 John. You will likely need to download the sound file for each teaching. I will often display the corresponding scripture from Bible Gateway on the screen as I listen to Chuck Smith teach. Here is the link to 1 John: https://subsplash.com/twft/media/li/+sg5mrzq
This study will assist in the realization (and heart’s transformation) in that only Jesus Christ is worthy of glory because of what He has done for us.
Signs God is Calling You Out of Darkness and Into His Light For those who are saved by God’s grace can attest we were dying in the midst
of darkness and lies; bound by sin; unable to truly see ourselves and others, and was seeking any and all means to fulfill needs and the lust of our flesh. However, something began to change deep within our heart and soul—as God called us from darkness into light, and illuminated truth so that we could see. This study lists various ways the Holy Spirit draws us into righteousness.
3 Types of Death 1 Source of Life This Bible study provides scriptural evidence there are three types of death: spiritual, physical and 2nd death.
What is a Born-Again Christian? This Bible study explains why we cannot earn our way to Heaven, and expands understanding of what it means to be born again.
Note: You should read “3 Types of Death 1 Source of Life” before reading “What is a Born-Again Christian.” “3 Types of Death 1 Source of Life” provides a “broader foundation” for understanding spiritual death and why we need to be born again.
Those who are born again will only experience the first two. Those who are not born again will experience all three.
Free Will God gave each of us the right to make personal decisions that directly impact our lives; including what we do, what we say, what we consume, what we believe, and so forth. This study provides insight into how we make decisions; reveals reasons for past decision mistakes; discusses how to make decisions in the future; and identifies the ultimate consequences for our decisions. ( A Decision Assistance Tool is also provided!)
Living Water
Jesus said "He who believes in Me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rive rs of living water." (John 7:38) This video explains and depicts how this spiritual transformation occurs within our heart and soul.
8 Steps to Spiritual Maturity This lesson is for those who: Would like to learn more about Jesus Christ. Are born again. Desire spiritual growth. Seek a greater understanding of themselves.
This writing is intended for Christians who are serving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (in any capacity and via any means).
Treasures in Heaven
God’s Grace and the Hardened Heart This lesson explains the functions, characteristics, and consequences of two opposing conditions of our heart described in the Bible: one is a hardened heart, the other is a broken and contrite heart.
The intent is to illuminate the importance of being aware of the spiritual condition of your heart; to recognize why we (and others) do what we do; and to witness the transformational influence of God’s grace upon a hardened heart.
Body, Soul, Heart and Spirit is written for those who are struggling with their sinful flesh; for those who are tired of the darkness, and bondage, and pain; and for those who desire a transformation from within. Gaining victory over the flesh is facilitated by understanding the distinct functions of the body, soul, heart and spirit; by gaining insight into the clandestine works of the flesh; and by a resolute heart.
The Power of Forgiveness
When forgiveness is based upon a sincere heart and bolstered by the Holy Spirit, it will break the chains that bind you; as it melts away the inappropriate thoughts, undesirable emotions and harmful physical responses.
This writing is intended for Christian men who struggle against the flesh—especially sexual lust. What’s more, this writing is real, raw and revealing because it explores the area where the “rubber meets the road,” and where men’s faith interacts with inappropriate thoughts and behavior.
I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life. One of the most important, powerful and thought- provoking declarations Jesus Christ made is when
He said “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” But what’s more, He drew a spiritual and eternal “line in the sand” that separated Himself from all other attempts by man to reach God when He added “No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 This writing explores His proclamation because it defines His spiritual role between each of us and our Holy God
Trust This lesson explains the interdependence and synergism between four unique spiritual attributes that separate us from all other living forms:
hope, belief, faith—and most important—trust. Trust is the greatest of the four attributes we can give and receive. But what’s more, trust is the bond that enables deep and meaningful relationships.
Satan’s Lies Every war, every battle, every skirmish, every murder, every argument, every sin, and every caustic word spoken — began as a
lie and culminated in spiritual death (separation from God) and/or physical death—because this is the intent of Satan’s lies. For those who are able to spiritually see, what we are witnessing in the world today are the consequences of lies—which are propagated by Satan and his minions (fallen angels and demons).
It’s not about me. Self-centeredness is an undesirable component of our human nature. “Me” is a fundamental source of human motivation; a subliminal influencer of what we think, do and say; responsible for many of life’s challenges; and a source for instability in the world today.
For those who seek Jesus Christ…this lesson explains how we can become more like Him…and less like “me.”
The Mystery of God’s Heart This Bible study is intended for those who are searching for God.
The purpose of the lesson is to learn more about God by exploring the mystery of His heart, and to change our perception of who He is. God’s love is a mystery because man misinterprets His intentions.
The answer to this question will touch your heart, and the truth will enlighten your soul.
The Covenant (The beginning of the end.)
One of the most important indicators of the last days is found in Dan 9:27; because it defines the event that will initiate the Tribulation and the last 7 years. As such, every person on earth should know this scripture and actively watch for the fulfillment of this prophecy.
This writing is a must read!
21 Signs of the Last Days is an easy-to-read and e a s y - t o - u n d e r s t a n d consolidation of last day signs prophesied in the Bible. Each sign is supported by (1) biblical scripture, (2) referenced non-biased sources, and (3) analysis of ongoing volatile changes that are occurring within our global neighborhood.
Negative emotions of anger, fear, anxiety, and sadness will occur more often as we enter into the last days. This study assists in identification and minimization of the affects of negative emotions.
Angels, Fallen Angels & Demons The intent of this writing is to replace our conceptual images of angels, fallen angels and demons with definitive scripture-based information that supports a more accurate, deeper and broader understanding of spiritual beings.
Memories provide a scripture-based answer to the following question: Do our memories go with us when we die?
This writing explores our propensity to judge others via our flesh (including the negative consequences). It also provides a means for self-analysis; and explains how we can seek Holy-Spirit directed discernment.
Judgment vs. Spiritual Discernment
Is Jesus Christ the Messiah or a Fraud? Each person must decide: Is Jesus Christ the Son of God, the Messiah, the Anointed One, and Lord—or was he a fraud? Making a choice is not
an option; it was not His intent; and each person’s decision has eternal consequences.
This insightful lesson is for all born-again Christians who have decided to walk away from their faith in Jesus Christ; those who have inadvertently lost their way and returned to their previous life in sin; and those who have a burden for a backslidden Christian who needs help.
Revelation’s Blessings is an exhaustive verse-by-verse in-depth study of the Book of Revelation. “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.” Revelation 1:3
Managing Anxiety During the Pandemic defines the difference between fear and anxiety; explains how our anxiety-based thoughts can create multiple psychological and physical symptoms; and provides a means to manage our anxiety.
(Updated 10/8/21)
The Beatitudes: Indicators and Blessings of Spiritual Transformation Jesus gave us indicators of spiritual transformation and sanctification—including the blessings (Beatitudes) during His Sermon on the Mount.
This study explains the spiritual meaning of each Beatitude, and how each Beatitude is an indicator of our spiritual transformation as we are changed from within to reflect our Savior and Lord.