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Ed (Nick) Nichols is a retired university administrator, an author, teacher, and pastor. Nichols holds two earned doctorates. His degrees include a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice College & Seminary, Doctor of Philosophy from Saint Louis University, Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts from University of Missouri at St. Louis.

Pastor Nick is married to Kay who is a retired elementary educator.

Their son Nick Jr. lives in Florida. He is a National All-American Collegiate Scholar honored by the United States Achievement Academy.

 

The Church - The scriptures demonstrate that the church should proclaim God's greatness; build itself in love; have no spot or wrinkle; equip the saints; go into all the world; hold forth the Word to the world; and do good to all men. PDF FILE

End Times or Last Things - Knowing that one will live forever should place a different light on one's view concerning a resurrection of the dead. Of the several resurrections mentioned in the Bible some have already occurred which will point to the fact that there are resurrections. PDF FILE

The Decree of God - God's decrees are wise and all knowing and will provide a way which He deems appropriate for saving man from sin. PDF FILE
 

The Dilemma of Sin - The only reconciliation which will wash away sin and guilt is the blood of Jesus Christ. Man may accept Christ's death on the cross for forgiveness of sin and removal of guilt for past sins. PDF FILE

 

 

The Deity of Christ -The Bible says that Jesus was in the form of God and took upon Himself the form or likeness of men. The manner in which Christ became man is equally incomprehensible. He was born to a virgin while heavenly host made His birth announcement. PDF FILE

A Study of Philippians - The personal application of Paul being in chains and being able to love others and share his grace with them is an important concept. No matter what condition or what circumstances in which one finds oneself, Paul would tell them to rejoice. And he would say it again, rejoice. PDF FILE

Biblical Inerrancy - The truthfulness of the New Testament can be described by several facts. One such fact centers around the credibility of the writers. The accounts which they relate in their writings were direct eyewitness accounts of actual occurrences. The writers had been with Jesus and wrote from their personal experiences. PDF FILE

The Personality of the Holy Spirit -The Bible tells us that it is the spirit of God which reveals knowledge to us. If we are to have knowledge, even knowledge concerning the Holy Spirit then we must receive that knowledge through knowing the Holy Spirit. PDF FILE

 

 

The Ministry of Angels - A study of angels reveals information or facts concerning their creation, the time of creation, their state, numbers, spirit and much more. PDF FILE

Salvation and Security - God's plan of salvation for man has several factors. These factors are first and foremost that God has only one plan. This plan has several parts, such as, it is God's plan; it is for man's reconciliation; it is God's conditions, not mans; and it is to be accomplished in the manner in which God prescribes. Being just one plan, it provides salvation for all people who will believe. It has no special conditions for certain people. It has no time barriers, since it spans man from the garden to the grave. PDF FILE

The Creation and Fall of Man - The origin of man has long been a mystery for those individuals who desire to place man's beginning in the universe as an act of nature. This presumption that man is derived from some form of matter separate and apart from being the divine creation of God is just another example of man being confused by the things of God. PDF FILE

Discipleship: An Evangelistic Approach The biblical command to make disciples is clear. The biblical mandate as to how this is accomplished is also clear. Jesus demonstrated a soul winning strategy by starting a conversation about water and concluding by promising the woman at the well everlasting water. When one studies these approaches, one finds that little time was spent on training. One finds that a great deal of time and effort was expended on the actual task of sharing the good news. PDF FILE

 

 

Church History AD 31 to AD 1517 - One's biblical faith should tell them to study Church History. To use the knowledge gained as a motivating force, a stabilizing influence and as a guide to seeing the many demonstrations of God's power. One may note with anticipation, God's demonstrations from the past, those in the present, and see God's power unfolding His historical revelations from the past for the future. PDF FILE

Church History AD 1517 to 20th Century - One's biblical faith should tell them to study Church History. To use the knowledge gained as a motivating force, a stabilizing influence and as a guide to seeing the many demonstrations of God's power. One may note with anticipation, God's demonstrations from the past, those in the present, and see God's power unfolding His historical revelations from the past for the future. PDF FILE

Systematic Theology Synopses - This Synopses of Systematic Theology consist of The Ministry of Angels; The Decree of God; The Deity of Christ; The Personality of the Holy Spirit; Biblical Inerrancy; The Creation and Fall of Man; The Dilemma of Sin; Salvation and Security; The Church; and End Times or Last Things. These may also be found under their individual titles. PDF FILE
 

Evangelism Then and Now - Evangelism is the means by which ordinary people become extra-ordinary soul winners in response to the bidding of the Holy Spirit of God. Most believers soon after conversion lose their zeal to bring others to Christ. PDF FILE
 

 

 

How to Claim a Victorious Christian Life - The claiming or appropriation of a victorious Christian life takes place when Christians permit God in Christ Jesus to live a victorious Christian life through and in them. Permitting Christ to live in one's life requires that the born again believer have an understanding of what is standing in the way of living victoriously. Put in simple terms, standing in the way of claiming a victorious Christian life is one's old flesh or one's sins committed while still in the unregenerate state of his Adamic nature. PDF FILE
 

Personal Evangelism - If the term "evangelism" means telling someone how to be saved, then the process stops when one gets saved. If the term "evangelism" means to make someone a disciple, then the process continues and is self-perpetuating. The definition of the term "evangelism" should be the Great Commission (Matt. 28.19-20). The actual making of disciples according to the Great Commission is the meaning of the term evangelism. PDF FILE
 

Selected Methods of Expository Preaching - "Expository preaching is God speaking His Word through you to bring Christ's life changing power to people." PDF FILE
 

Church Staff Administration - To determine the purpose of the church and of the staff. A study of the mission of the church will provide insight. It will establish the true direction of the church. It will also establish the need for staff. It defines the purpose and objectives to be performed which are deemed necessary to meet the mission needs of the church. PDF FILE
 

 

 

A Pastor's Calendar
 - Choosing biblical and theological sermons for one year may be difficult at first attempt. The construction of such a tool is well worth the time and effort to plan it. When finally in place the one year calendar is a vital tool to a pastor's ministry. The manner in which the pastor chooses sermons and text will depend on the needs of his congregation.
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The Old Man and Flesh - This study takes a closer look at the relationship, if there is one, between the words and meanings expressed as “The Old Man” and “Flesh.” These words raise the issue of “What is meant by these words? and “To what extent does it really matter?” PDF FILE
 

The Return of Christ
 - Several factors contribute to a belief in the return of Christ. Some of these facts are the predictability of the return, Christ's appearing, personal presence, unveiling revelation, Scriptural declaration, Christ's statements, the meaning of death, a changed state of being, unfulfilled prophecy, the coming for and with the saints, a great theme of the Bible, predicted by many, and last message in the Bible. Believing in these truths should be reflected in one's attitude and the way that he lives. PDF FILE
 

The Right Foundation - A Family Resources Bible Study including a Teacher's Guide, Adult Pupil's Guide, Teacher's Resource Packet. A study in the book of Colossians. Designed for Biblical Understanding concerning the matter that God established the right foundation for family living. PDF FILE
 

 

 

Dispensational Perspective - The seven dispensation mentioned in the Scriptures can be identified as innocence, conscience, government, promise, law, grace, and millennial kingdom. A dispensation begins with a divine appointment and ends with a divine judgment. The study of a dispensation is accomplished by using a literal interpretation of the Bible. PDF FILE
 

Evangelism Program: From Policy to Procedure - This study looks at the steps to implement policy into procedure for and evangelism program. The nature of the project is clearly, simply, and concisely designed to conduct an evangelism program for the total organization in which each Christian church member commits to intentional evangelism and will prayerfully seek to lead one person to Christ during the project. PDF FILE
 

Pastoral Placement Process - Most congregations have a history of needing a pastor and for that reason they should develop early on in the life of their church guidelines which will be followed in the event of the pastor's departure. Fortunately for some denominations these procedures are already available.

Often forgotten in the search for a new pastor, or so it seems, is God's part in his calling. It may be necessary for a church or committee to decide first the issue of "Who is calling the new pastor?" the church or God.
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  Brief Studies in the Old Testament
 - A close inspection of some books of the Old Testament provide additional insight into the world at the time of their recording. Some analysis brings greater understanding to a complex set of questions raised by some historians and theologians. PDF FILE
 

 

 
 

 
 

The Sinless Christ
 - The sinless Christ is supported in the Scriptures by many of the statements which Christ made during His ministry. He did not need a new birth (see John 3.7). He did not need forgiveness (see Luke 23.34). He was never convicted of sin (John 8.46). He knew no sin (see Luke 14.30). He was tempted, but yet without sin (Heb 4.15). He was without blemish or spot (1 Pet 1.19). Other Scriptures of note are John 5.30, 2 Cor 5.21, Heb 7.26, Heb 9.14, and 1 John 3.5-7 concerning the sinless Christ. PDF FILE

The Church - The scriptures demonstrate that the church should proclaim God's greatness; build itself in love; have no spot or wrinkle; equip the saints; go into all the world; hold forth the Word to the world; and do good to all men. PDF FILE 

End Times or Last Things - Knowing that one will live forever should place a different light on one's view concerning a resurrection of the dead. Of the several resurrections mentioned in the Bible some have already occurred which will point to the fact that there are resurrections. PDF FILE 

The Dilemma of Sin - The only reconciliation which will wash away sin and guilt is the blood of Jesus Christ. Man may accept Christ's death on the cross for forgiveness of sin and removal of guilt for past sins. PDF FILE

  

 
           

BY NICK & KAY NICHOLS