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    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
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   a s   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.  
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)
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.
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   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)