Thursday, June 11, 2009


Last night I attended a new Bible study at the First Baptist Church which I attend here in Naples FL. Most of the my previous studies have been in small groups. This one was different, this is huge about 350 people which broke up into small groups about 6 to a table.

The topic for study was knowing and doing the will of God. It was my first study with the new Church. The people were friendly,the fellowship great and the time of discussion at the table was thought provoking.

I found out that most of the people in my discussion group had similar experiences in life and all had wanted to control the circumstances of life. When you make Jesus Lord of your life, you make Him Lord over every aspect of your life, which includes goals,hopes, direction, career, even down to the minutest detail.

For most of my life I have learned lessons in life the hard way, now I want to learn about life through the Lord's way. The study began with finding out the differences between Self Centered decision making and God Centered decision making. I know about making the wrong decisions in life for the results followed me around for many years.

The main point in the Bible study in short was in order to find out God's Will for your life, you must know His Word. In other words study the Scripture as II Timothy 2 vs 15 says :
"Study to show yourself approved before God, a workmen who needs not to be ashamed rightly dividing the Word of Truth".


  1. Hi Ricky,,, Good post,,,glad to see you enjoyed your new bible study. Good ones are hard to find.

    I noticed that you have my old blogger account listed in the top of your sidebar.

    The much better blog is on wordpress @

    Have a blessed day

  2. Hi Ricky,
    When I left the Charismatic, signs and blunders crowd I ran to the local Baptist church and now a pastor of a baptist church. Funny how things work out.
    Jeff Ray

  3. Hey Ricky,

    My name is Patrick (redeemedinchrist777) and I'm one of the authors on Damon's site. Damon sent me part of your testimony and I just wanted to tell you how powerful I thought it was.

    I praise God for the courage He gives you and I will pray for you, my Christian brother.

    Peace be with you and hopefully we'll keep in touch through our blogs!