Presentation on theme: "“Operating in the Kingdom of Light”"— Presentation transcript:
1 “Operating in the Kingdom of Light” Bible ClassDr. William B. Smith SRAug 01, 2001
2 V. The Kingdom of heaven has the power to transform lives, it gives all who are serious about the things of God a second chance at life!
3 A. The kingdom of heaven’s power to change lives is not based upon rehabilitation or a 12-step program but by transformation of the soul, the very fabric of our being!2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
4 B. The kingdom of heaven has the power to transform our body! Romans 12:1 (KJV)1I 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.
5 C. The kingdom of heaven has the power to transform our soul! Romans 12:2 (KJV)2And 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.
6 D. The kingdom of heaven has the power to transform our spirit! Titus 3:5 (KJV)5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
7 E. The kingdom of heaven can effect our total being! 1 Thessalonians 5:23 (KJV)23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
8 F. However, after our initial transformation we must make an effort to stay in the kingdom of heaven and walk with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ!Ephesians 4:22-24(KJV)22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.