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About Thomas Spencer – The Bible Guy

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I am a lover of Truth, a born again disciple & Ambassador of Jesus who is: The Son of our Living God, Savior of all mankind, resurrected from the dead, seated at the right hand of God & Head of The Church. I am called to preach the love and acceptance to all mankind & reconcile them to God before the door of Grace & Mercy shuts at the end of this age.

The Bible Guy Timeline:
1958 – Born in Iola Kansas with three older brothers and deceased younger sister
1964 – 1970 Lincoln Grade School
1970 – 1973 Iola Junior High School, worked at local clothing store until 1977
1973 – 1976 Iola High School
1974 – Accepted Jesus as Lord at the age of 15
1974 – Called into ministry in Kansas
1976 – Finished High School in Kansas. Worked at Silver Dollar City Missouri
1977 – Ordained into ministry in Kansas, worked at Iola Assembly of God, finished Allen County Junior College in Iola
1980 – Finished College in Springfield Missouri; SMSU and Evangel Bible
1981 – Ministered full time to 22 denominational youth groups in San Diego California
1986 – Ministered full time with Home Group development in Spokane Washington,
1987 – Established several businesses in Washington State
1988 – Established a 30 member Home Group in Kent Washington
1989 – Hired by Casey Treat to lead 250 Home Groups in Western Washington
1990 – 1991 help to establish three new ministries from Casey Treat Ministries
1992 – Understood his specific calling as an Establisher
1993 – Established a House Ministry in Washington, launched from Casey’s Ministry
1993 – 1998 Established 30 “House Ministries” in Washington State: Federal Way, Kent, Burien, Puyallup, Edgewood, and Tacoma’s; North Side, Old Town, Hill Top and Pacific Ave Washington
1997 – Prayed the prayer of Nehemiah 9 over Tacoma and then was instructed by the Lord to “Glean” what he could and flee Tacoma WA
1998 – Published first book http://www.TheChurchWhatisit.com
1999 – The House Ministry was dismantled
2000 – Wife of 20 years left him and he went through a “Job’s Trial”
2001 – Remarried and started six years of healing and restoration
2003 – Established http://www.TheBibleGuy.com with TheBibleGuy Blog
2006 – Called to re-enter Tacoma Washington after 10 years
2006 – Experienced restoration with a ministry team in Tacoma
2007 – The Holy Spirit rekindled the “Flame” for small group discipleship.
2009 – Participating in a first time Shelby Kennedy Foundation National Bible Bee. Our little group placed 3 youth out of 17,000 in the finals in Washington DC!
2011 – 2013 Continued in business, built our new house and started a new small group, revised The Church What is it to – Church What it is & is not. Three year study on the book of Daniel with the book of Revelation, discerning the End Time Prophecies.

2014 – (February 3) celebrating 14,245 Days with Jesus! Republishing Ira Surface’s 1920 book with Last Days Time Line: The First & Last. Started ongoing Free EBooks: 40 Years with Jesus, The Ambassador, End Time Ambassadors, Church vs Ministry & Prophecy Today.
2015 – Finished Discipleship Material: The Arrival Kit with 70 video teaching clips. Looking everyday for Jesus to part the clouds & to hear His Voice like a trumpet say: “Come up here” then to observe the dead in Christ as they rise first & then the amazing event of joining them in the clouds with Jesus Revelation Chapter 4

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Jesus speaking about His disciples and you and me:

I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. John 17:17 (NKJV)

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MARCH 20, 2015 FEAR NOT…

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End Time Ambassadors PART 2 March 20. 2015 “Fear Not”

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Equipping End Time Ambassadors

Greetings from Thomas Joseph Spencer;

An apostle of Jesus the Christ, to those of the same kind of faith.

I know you are called but will you do what is necessary to be chosen? I pray you will.

You have not chosen me but I have chosen you, I have asked the Father if I could speak into your lives, even if only for a season. I have walked with Jesus in His Word and experience for over 40 years and I desire to share Faith & Hope with you in this great time of life.

 March 20, 2015 Fear not! I am telling you this in advance so you will know that God is: in control, has a plan and wants to get your attention.

This is not the end for most. There will be a solar eclipse in the sky and a major National shaking in the USA. We will probably see it first on this Friday in the stock market with promises that things will be better on the following Monday March 23, 2015.

WHAT TO DO?

1. If you are not sure of your eternal destination please read these verses in your own bible: John 3:3, John 3:16, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9, Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:8-9 and click on my website and follow the steps. www.TheBibleGuy.com

2. If you are sure of your relationship with Christ then encourage yourself with the assurance of these verses: Read all of I John then read the Gospel of John 3:36, John 5:24 & John 17:3, Plus refresh yourself with these verses on Water Baptism; Matthew 3:11, Acts 2:38, 10:47 and then the assurance of Baptism Romans 6:3-5.

3. Now take your family through these same scriptures with actions of repentance, salvation; starting with your inner circle: those who live in your house. Then work your way outward to other family, friends, face book acquaintances etc.

After March 20, 2015

…if we still have some type of internet, I will be writing to you on these subjects:

Overcoming the stumbling block of what The True Church is vs What Ministry is:

https://thebibleguyblog.com/category/free-ebooks/church-vs-ministry/

The True Church Jesus wants you to be:

https://thebibleguyblog.com/category/free-ebooks/the-church-what-it-is/

The starting of a new local ministry (Lord willing Friday April 1, 2015) End Time Ambassadors! (national & global through the internet, if we still have access)

https://thebibleguyblog.com/category/free-ebooks/end-time-ambassadors-of-the-21st-centry/

Until then I would encourage you to:

1. Click on my 3 blog links above and click FOLLOW so each new blog will come directly to your Email.

2. These EBooks are FREE; cut and paste each one to your computer & PRINT incase the internet shuts down.

3. Be at Peace in Jesus & encourage each other in the above Scripture Verses.

 

If you need help on discipling a person once you have brought them to the Lord Jesus click on my free tools:

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I pray that this Free EBook will give you as much freedom as it game me!

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11 Week Discipleship Path using the Arrival Kit & over 70 Video Clips

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1. Chosen… Equipped…Called – End Time Ambassadors

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August 2014

Equipping End Time Ambassadors

Equipping End Time Ambassadors

Greetings from Thomas Joseph Spencer;

An apostle of Jesus the Christ, to those of the same kind of faith.

I know you are called but will you do what is necessary to be chosen? I pray you will.

You have not chosen me but I have chosen you, I have asked the Father if I could speak into your lives, even if only for a season. I have walked with Jesus in His Word and experience for over 40 years and have come to understand I am writing to three levels of maturity just as the apostle John did in John 2:12-14.

ACTION STEPS:

These are for your own personal understanding, not mine.

1st Action Step – please do this now.

Identify your spiritual maturity level below so you will know where you are and where you are going.

1……2……………….3….4…..5…………………..6

Child                      Young Man                      Father

 

Children

1. your sins have been forgiven

2. you know the Father (you have been introduced: “Sure I know Him.”)

Young Men

3. you are strong

4. you have overcome the evil one

5. the word of God abides in you

Fathers

6. you know Him who has been from the beginning (a relationship that knows the Father from the beginning to the end).

Spiritual maturity is not based on length of time in the relationship with the Father, rather one who follows Jesus in obedience to the Word of God with whole hearted action by faith. I have observed in my own life that in times of non-action of what Jesus has asked me to do is the basis for disobedience and brings stagnation to my relationship with Him. Many times I have asked for the “new thing” in my relationship with Jesus when in fact I have not finished or completed the “last thing” I was given to do.

2nd Action Step – please do this now.

No condemnation:

  1. simply ask Jesus to remind you of the last things He has asked you to do
  2. ask Him to forgive you for being disobedient
  3. receive His forgiveness, breaking the power of Satan over you
  4. refreshed in His Spirit, make a solid plan to fulfill this assignment
  5. now just get on with it

Wow, doesn’t that already feel great? Do you already feel an awakening?

Now that our Lord Jesus has your attention please allow me to explain what is going on here; you may have heard it said in God’s word many are called but few are chosen. You have been called or called up or activated (this should only be a confirmation to what you already know in your spirit) it is up to you whether or not you are chosen. Maybe you already know you are chosen and this is a gentle reminder to keep moving forward! It is my great honor to encourage you in our Lord Jesus.

Jesus said: “…blessed is he who is not offended in me.”  Luke 7:23

So as not to offend you at the very beginning of our journey please allow me to present you with a picture; a general overview, the skeleton of your assignment and we will attach the details as we continue.

The bull’s-eye of the mission is to understand God’s perfect will for your life and get in it as quickly as you can without skipping any “hoops” or without “cutting any corners”.  Next to lead your family into this perfect will and lastly; to encourage others around you to do the same. This will take some seemingly radical decisions and actions on your part and will challenge you to trade up from knowing to doing.

THE PICTURE

3rd Action Step – please do this now.

Imagine with me that God pulled back the spiritual curtain that separates time and you gained some information in advance of an event that would shake every family in the nation like never before. Imagine for just a moment that you were shown this information so that you could prepare for it. Not to prepare to capitalize on your neighbors suffering but to be useful as an End Time Ambassador of Christ. This truly is what happened with apostle John and what he saw recorded in Revelation 17 & 18.

 

Imagine this Future Event: You “saw” the government make it illegal to speak the name of Jesus, illegal to own a Bible and illegal to broadcast Biblical programs, illegal to assemble, thus; shutting down every church building in the nation. You “saw” that you would be leading your family spiritually in your own home all by yourself. You would be teaching the Bible, praying over your children, worshiping with your wife, eating your meals in remembrance of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection until He calls us home. You would be covertly testifying to those around you of the saving power of Christ and you would be baptizing those who come to Christ.

 

Coming back to the present time, you are tempted to doubt that you can fulfill such a calling. That is why I am writing to you, it is not only my calling but also my great honor to encourage you in this path of equipping. The word apostle in front of my name is not a title it is my job description!

“And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.“ Ephesians 4:11-16 (NASB)

 

Father God in Jesus Name I pray that You would make the “high” places low and the “low” places high: in Jesus Name I break the demonic assignments off my brother’s life! I break the low spirits of doubt, rejection and passivity that have tried to impression him with feelings of worthlessness and paralyze him with fear. In Jesus Name I break the lofty spirit of pride. I ask in Jesus Name that the crooked roads in my brother’s life would be made straight starting NOW. Father God I ask that you would forgive my brother of his sins and restore in him the broken places and replace them with your strength, Amen.

 

How did you do, did the picture seem a little freaky? Could you ever see yourself leading your family spiritually? I mean YOU leading them at home, not leading them to a religious institution to have another lead them spiritually. Even if the event of the closure of the church buildings never happened, the truth is that you are responsible before God to lead your family and the great news is that God has given you everything you need to fulfill His calling! He has given you His: Word, Salvation, Power, Provision, resources, Son Jesus, His Holy Spirit who lives in you and leads you, and today He has given you me.

 

If you cannot comprehend that there are still apostles at work in the Kingdom of God today then just insert the idea of a personal life coach anointed of God to help you get where want to be: the spiritual leader of your home. The understanding of apostle will come in time…you will need to understand all five of these gifts Jesus has given to the True Church Ephesians 4:11 (mainly because the false gifts are killing you).

 

THE HARDER PICTURE

The first picture I gave you was the soft and easy picture this picture is probably closer to the real event that our Lord wants you to “see” and prepare for.

 

4th Action Step – please do this now.

This time Imagine with me that God pulled back the spiritual curtain and instead of closing down every church building, thousands more sprung up. What seems like a great movement of “the church” is actually a movement away from God Himself. A new wave of coexistence and a comingling of True Faith with tolerating the teaching of false doctrines. Have you heard of the latest religious fad name Chrislim? It is the false doctrine that Christians, Muslims and Jews all originated from Abraham (which is true, “Father Abraham had many sons”) But the lie is that we all worship the same God. We do not! People, family, friends, coworkers, classmates asking you to go to church with them, guilting you and shaming you to go to church with them and you have to say no. Why? Because this is not the True Church that Jesus is building. This is the Wide Gate in Matthew that leads to destruction and also the whore Babylon in Revelation 17-18 that we are told to come out from among. With this “new wave” the Name of Jesus is removed, the Holy Word of God is nullified by lies and traditions of men and even though there may seem to be an appearance of godliness THERE IS NO POWER! From such you must prepare to exit, run home and lead your own family spiritually.

 

Now can you see that you will be teaching the Bible, praying over your children, worshiping with your wife, eating your meals in remembrance of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection until He calls us home? You will be covertly testifying to those around you of the saving power of Christ and YOU will be baptizing those who come to Christ.

 

You have been called to be an End Time Ambassador of Christ (and today I confirm that call) you are to prepare quickly so you will be qualified to be chosen. My mentor told me years ago: “Choose to be chosen” now I pass that on to you.

 

There is one minor detail: Just like in an American Football game we are about to hear the whistle blow, if you will, to announce the two minute warning; Thus the title End Time Ambassador of Christ.

 

5th Action Step – Choose to be chosen

If this bears witness with your spirit, if you feel a conviction by The Holy Spirit where you are a little short of breath and your heart is spiritually racing for the first time in a while then choose to be chosen. Accept the challenge to prepare to lead you household spiritually and stop depending on being babied and milk fed by another. The apostle Paul said you need no other teacher than The Holy Spirit of God. My job is to just help you in your transition.

 

Pray with me: Father God I receive the call and I am choosing to be chosen. Lead, guide and teach me by Your Holy Spirit. Prepare me to lead my family, and touch the world around me with Your Truth, Love and Power in Jesus Name. Amen.

 

Next session: Time to take Inventory – What you have and what you need.

 

Excited for equipping;

If you need help on discipling a person once you have brought them to the Lord Jesus click on my free tools:

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I pray that this Free EBook will give you as much freedom as it game me!

Church What it is FREE Ebook

Discipleship at its best!

11 Week Discipleship Path using the Arrival Kit & over 70 Video Clips

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Knowing where God lives: 40 Yrs. with Jesus

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There are keys and then there are master keys.

Knowing where God lives or where His Presence is or where He invests His: time, energy, resources and life has become the most valuable master key in my life.

Isaiah 57:15a (NKJV) For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: 

I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit…

 

I have discovered some religions practice one or the other but have not found one that practices both. See if you can understand the master key here. 

Contrite and Humble but no reverence for the Holy

I have been in meetings where broken people have come to the end of themselves, cried out to God and have fallen on the floor laughing uncontrollably. Quoting the verse Isaiah 61:3 (NKJV) “…The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” but then observed as the “flesh” takes over and they start barking like dogs (no reverence). 

Legalistically Reverent but no intimate experience

On the other hand I have walked into meetings where everyone is legalistically threatened to enter like an old-fashioned library; most of the women wore grey with their hair up in buns and the men cowered like passive pets. They were trying to honor God who dwells in the High and Holy Place but actually made Him unreachable altogether. 

The Master Key is to live in both! Tips I have discovered…

 When I pray in public, I formally pray to our Father in Heaven (the High and Holy Place) in The Name of Jesus; referring to Jesus as Royalty; my King, my Lord, The Son of God! In contrast when I pray in the presence of our small group or my family or just all by myself; the atmosphere in the room turns more informal.

My language and worship dive deep, personal and intimate. There is no concern here for formalities or ritual. This is the place where my spirit prays: deep to deep. A place where there is no concern for time or schedules. It is the time of true confession and repentance and worship and deep joy with great hope and incomparable faith. The place where God dwells: in a contrite and humble spirit while maintaining reverence for the High and Holy!

 

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If this treasure hunt together is too slow, Email me with the key you are looking for and perhaps I can unlock a quicker path to find it!

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Key to Freedom – Forgiveness: 40 Yrs. with Jesus

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Forgivness

We do seem like fakes; the times we have said we forgive when deep down in our hearts we want that person to burn in hell. We learned as children to say “sorry” but forgiveness is deeper, it is a process but, I have discovered that there is that moment when it really comes true! 

Growing up we called it our “bad bag”. Everyone that caused us an injustice, we carried around in our thoughts every day. Then if a new person harmed us we would throw them in the bag with everyone else and compound the injustices that were already in the bag. 

Some men have gone to the moon, discovered cures for diseases, saved people from burning buildings or have written the greatest symphony…well…my great goal, accomplishment, achievement was to empty my “bad bag”. 

It is a process; one that for me started by understanding the injustices that Jesus; the Son of God encountered and then followed His path of how to forgive. I have honestly prayed Matthew 6:12 “…And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors” (NKJV). Today I can pray it in advance:  

Father God I purpose in my heart to forgive in advance anyone who would try to harm me or my family this day, help me to walk in forgiveness, Amen.

 Today I pray that you would open YOUR “bad bag” and just dump it, you may feel like a fake in the beginning but as the process continues it DOES become REAL! 

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If this treasure hunt together is too slow, Email me with the key you are looking for and perhaps I can unlock a quicker path to find it!

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Prophecy – Time to Glean

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September 2014

 Time to glean

These past years the commission from my Lord Jesus has narrowed from a broad “shotgun” type ministry of the whole world, to a more focused target. Some would call me a missionary, not to an underdeveloped country but a missionary to the United States of America, primarily to the Gentile Church of the United States of America.  Things have changed here and I am to be a witness to the fact that just because “man” changes things does not mean that God indorses those changes.

Time to take inventory of this once great nation; to see and hear what the Lord Jesus has to say about what to speak and what to do. “Father God I ask in Jesus Name that You would lead and guide us as we take inventory, let us stay focused on your tour, help us not to get distracted. In those places where it may seem dark and hopeless; hold our hand, give us strength and make Your purposes clear and sure. Amen”

There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,  without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,  treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—  having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NIV)

 Inventory:

Men and women who have called themselves spokesmen for God: have, are and continue to rape the sheep of God. These false teachers have left hundreds of thousands of people maimed, hurt, confused and broke. False Evangelists have physically gone from city to city operating in a spirit of witchcraft and stealing what little God’s sheep had. This destruction continues today through the airwaves. People have been paralyzed through lies, false hope and mind altering substances.

A word from our Lord (even though this may apply to other regions in the world, remember the context is the USA)

“This is the hour of final gleaning just as Ruth (Ruth 2:3) gleaned behind the reapers in the field of Boaz. Walk through the fields says our Lord, lift up the rubble, call out one more time, and communicate again with loved ones, even those who call you enemy.

Listen; listen for a breath, for a heartbeat for any interest in Truth. Reach out with faith; faith to bring little ones to salvation, faith to heal the sick and to cast out demons, faith to pray for a sound mind.

In this hour of final gleaning do not be distracted by the promoting of large crowds; glean the one, glean the two be the good servant (Matthew 24:45).”

If you need help on discipling a person once you have brought them to the Lord Jesus click on my free tools:

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I pray that this Free EBook will give you as much freedom as it game me!

Church What it is FREE Ebook

Discipleship at its best!

11 Week Discipleship Path using the Arrival Kit & over 70 Video Clips

Intro

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Treasure Hunter: 40 Yrs. with Jesus

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Gold Fever – In 1980 I travelled to Alaska with three other families on a gold mining expedition costing over 2 million dollars and personally lost everything. I journaled the event thinking I might sell it as a book, but it was so negative I burnt it in the fire. Now armed with this experience I turned to being a treasure hunter in the Word of God.

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We must mix all of the scriptures with faith or they remain as just words on a page. Over 40 years ago I was seeking Truth and I was given the very Word of God that pointed me to God’s Son Jesus and The Holy Spirit or the “Spirit of Truth” that teaches me all things! Wow what a package deal!

Here are three things I started my search with…
  1. As we walk with Jesus He, through relationship gives us the Keys: Matthew 16:19 (NKJV) And I (Jesus) will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven…
  2. There are real Enemies who don’t want us to have the Keys: Luke 11:52 (NKJV) “Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered.”
  3. The attitude of a true treasure hunter is that we must seek believing that we will find. Hebrews 4:2 (NKJV) For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. Matthew 7:7 (NKJV) “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

If this treasure hunt together is too slow, Email me with the key you are looking for and perhaps I can unlock a quicker path to find it!

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Hometown – Iola Kansas – About The Bible Guy

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The place where we find refuge and safety or feel secure,

Our origin, birthplace, place of belonging,

Pages in our photo album recording our first’s that soon turn into memories:

1st haircut, birthday, bicycle, broken arm, girlfriend…

1st day of kindergarten, fire drill, pint cartons of milk, the pledge to our flag…

1st time to hold a girls hand in a circle, screaming yuck but really liking it…

1st time to drive a car, get a job, and wonder why the bank gave us that first loan.

Our childhood backyard, home base, history, memories of the corner store,

A season where things were measured by the price of gas, a roll of stamps & penny candy,

Where we could safely test life and play before we became adults;

Playing sports, playing music, playing like couples in love and even being in plays,

Until we were all expected to grow up from boys to men & girls to women

I know for some who can’t let go, Hometown still seems to owe them something…

Yet others who are a little detached it is just their password on facebook,

For me, it is the vibrant color in my youth that allows me to paint my life today…

It was where passion for knowing truth was passed on by teachers, coaches, moms & dads.

Hometown was anything from perfect but it was real…

Our friends, family, pets, successes & failures…

Experiences that gave us a glimpse of who we wanted to be & who we did not want to be.

Now as we look back, the gigantic basketball court seems much smaller…

The initials carved into the tree seem a little silly…

That first car, well, it took more power to run the speakers than it did to make it up a hill.

I find myself referring to people & things as; “that old so and so”…

Questions start with; “Remember…” & “I wonder what happened to…”

Bad memories kind of fade into the shadows of time – but the thoughts of Jumping off the swing set, flying into the air & being a super hero once again are still just under the surface!

Hometown, a moment on the timeline of life, a reference of being, a circle of friends & family…

And a safe place to make mistakes & to overcome.

Could it be that God’s Original Design for Hometown was like one of three bird’s nests?

The nest that either had so much comfort we never wanted to leave…

The nest that had little comfort & so many stickers we couldn’t wait to leave…

The nest that was so high in the air with such a beautiful view that we looked back at the nest with great honor but we had to answer the call to adventure to jump out & fly, testing & challenging all that we had been taught in our Hometown.

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Discipleship – Arrival Kit – Week 1 – Your New Family!

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Even though you will find great revelation in this single clip – this is a Discipleship Process of over 60 clips.

1. Get another person or your small group

2. Get the workbook (paper or digital)

(FREE DIGITAL WORKBOOK INTRO – PLUS WEEK 1 DAY 1 & 2)

3. Make a commitment and start from the beginning.

Week 1 Day 1 – Your New Family!

Three Heavens?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 1. Bringing the Power of the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth!

“…God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus…” Ephesians 2:6 (NIV)

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Week 1 Day 2 – Your New Family!

Third Heaven?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 2. “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven…” 2 Corinthians 12:21 (NIV)

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Week 1 Day 3 – Your New Family!

Second Heaven?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 3. Not Hell but the place where spiritual battles take place. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)

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Week 21Day 4 – Your New Family!

First Heaven?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 4. Kingdom Authority from the Third Heaven enforced by us in the First Heaven! “…and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.” Matthew 10:1 (NIV) “…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 (NIV) 

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Week 1 Day 5 Your New Family!

Changing Kingdoms – Going through Customs!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 5. “…you were dead in your transgressions and sins… followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient… God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ… by grace you have been saved… And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2”1-6 (NIV)

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Week  1 Bonus –

 

Click to go to: WEEK TWO!

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Thomas Spencer

TheBibleGuy.comTheBibleGuyblog.com – TheBibleGuy1@Gmail.com

Discipleship – Arrival Kit – Week 2 – Kingdom Lifestyles!

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Arrival.Kit.Intro.sm  Click for the 1st 10 minute-Introduction Clip

Even though you will find great revelation in this single clip – this is a Discipleship Process of over 60 clips.

1. Get another person or your small group

2. Get the workbook (paper or digital)

3. Make a commitment and start from the beginning.

Week 2 Day 1 – Kingdom Lifestyles!

Three Heavens?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 1. Bringing the Power of the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth!

“…God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus…” Ephesians 2:6 (NIV)

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Week 2 Day 2 – Kingdom Lifestyles!

Third Heaven?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 2. “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven…” 2 Corinthians 12:21 (NIV)

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Week 2 Day 3 – Kingdom Lifestyles!

Second Heaven?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 3. Not Hell but the place where spiritual battles take place. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)

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Week 2 Day 4 – Kingdom Lifestyles!

First Heaven?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 4. Kingdom Authority from the Third Heaven enforced by us in the First Heaven! “…and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.” Matthew 10:1 (NIV) “…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 (NIV) 

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Week 2 Day 5 Kingdom Lifestyles!

Changing Kingdoms – Going through Customs!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 5. “…you were dead in your transgressions and sins… followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient… God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ… by grace you have been saved… And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2”1-6 (NIV)

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Week  2 Bonus –

 

Click to go to: WEEK THREE!

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Thomas Spencer

TheBibleGuy.comTheBibleGuyblog.com – TheBibleGuy1@Gmail.com