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BUTTERFLIES, BIRDS and BUMBLEBEES is a three-part Bible study offering a scriptural overview of the Gift of Salvation, the Process of Sanctification and the Ministry of Reconciliation. If you desire to: Grow in your Biblical understanding of your salvation through Jesus Christ alone; Mature in your godly character and Christian walk; Participate in the ministry of reconciliation through proclaiming the gospel, and; Become equipped to make disciples; this book will bless, strengthen and encourage your soul! It is ideal for individual or small group study.For the ease of understanding, this Bible study is broken down into three sections. The first section is entitled "BUTTERFLIES" which paints the picture of the Gift of Salvation. The second section is entitled "BIRDS" which offers instruction on the Process of Sanctification and how to develop a complete dependency on Him after salvation. And lastly, the third section is entitled "BUMBLEBEES" which examines the joy and pain of our participation in the Ministry of Reconciliation.BUTTERFLIES, BIRDS and BUMBLEBEES is filled with scripture references for every subject the author addresses from creation and salvation to sanctification and persecution. Whether you are a new believer in Jesus Christ or have been a student of the Word for decades, the compilation of scriptures and the simplicity in which the subject matters are woven together with the Word will add clarity and understanding to one's Christian profession of faith. The author wrote the study to intentionally let the Bible speak for itself. God's eternal written Word contained within the pages of the Bible are exalted and placed at the forefront of every topic identified for discussion and explanation throughout this study. His Word (the holy scriptures) takes preeminence over the author's commentary. The subject matters addressed are below:Part One BUTTERFLIES - The Gift of Salvation • Before Creation • Creation • Mankind - Made in His Image • Deception and Disobedience • Separation • From Bad to Worse • Good News - God in Human Flesh • Reconciliation • The Old Covenant - The Law • Animal Blood Sacrifice - A Shadow of the True Blood Sacrifice • The High Priest and the Veil - A Shadow of the True Mediator • The New Covenant - God's Gift of Faith by Grace • The Lamb of God - Perfect Image of the True Blood Sacrifice • The Cross • The High Priest and the Veil - The Perfect Image of the True Mediator • The Empty Tomb - The Resurrection • The Ascension • Validation of the Deity of Jesus Christ • Born Again - Born from Above • Salvation • Security of Our Salvation • Sealed with the Holy Spirit • Election • Faith • Part Two BIRDS - The Process of Sanctification• First Pillar - Devotion to the Word • Second Pillar - Discipleship • Sin - Missing the Mark • Forgiveness • Repent • Third Pillar - Prayer • Fourth Pillar - Fellowship • Christian Mentors • Established in the Faith • Part Three BUMBLEBEES - The Ministry of Reconciliation • Ambassadors for Christ • Narrow Gate • The Foolishness of Man • Salvation by Predetermined Election • Rejection and Persecution • Perseverance • Victory in Jesus • True Purpose in Life • BUTTERFLIES, BIRDS and BUMBLEBEES has been written as to put the pieces of an elaborate puzzle together so the reader may have a visual of salvation and the Christian faith from the Old Testament to the New Testament. 2 Timothy 2:15 "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth."