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3108, 2018

The Glory Road and the Path of Victory

August 31st, 2018|

Simplicity Series #34 The Glory Road and the Path of Victory “For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life [...]

2008, 2018

This Grace in Which We Stand

August 20th, 2018|

Simplicity Series #33 The Grace in Which We Stand (Romans 5) Our Security and Blessedness in the Love of God Introduction Paul has carefully laid out his teaching in Rom. 3:21–4:25 on the doctrine of justification. As we have seen, [...]

3007, 2018

The Glorious Message of the Gospel

July 30th, 2018|

Simplicity Series #30 The Glorious Message of the Gospel “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God, which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son [...]

107, 2017

Building for Eternity

July 1st, 2017|

  Simplicity Series #26 Building for Eternity “If anyone’s work which he has built on it [the “foundation,” v. 11] endures, he will receive a reward.” 1Co 3:14 Review from Simplicity Series #25 We each choose to be either a [...]

2804, 2017

You Shall Call His Name Immanuel

April 28th, 2017|

  You Shall Call His Name Immanuel “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, ‘God with us.’” Mat 1:23 An Ancient Sign to Israel (Isa 7:10–17; [...]

104, 2017

The Shepherd-King

April 1st, 2017|

  The Shepherd-King “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will [...]

101, 2017

Complete in Christ?

January 1st, 2017|

  Simplicity Series #18 Complete in Christ? “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” Col 2:9–10 A Faulty Conclusion Many believers [...]

104, 2016

The Sower and the Botanist

April 1st, 2016|

The Simplicity Series #7 The Sower and the Botanist “Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed … fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who [...]

103, 2016

The Commission We Have Not Kept

March 1st, 2016|

The Simplicity Series #6 The Commission We Have Not Kept “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them [...]

105, 2015

Are You Ready for Legalized Persecution?

May 1st, 2015|

Perilous Times Primer #23 Are You Ready for Legalized Persecution?  “When the wicked increase, transgression increases; but the righteous will see their fall.” Pro 29:16 NASB Governmental Corruption Complete In this last week, we have seen the stage finally set [...]

110, 2014

Open Doors for Overcomers

October 1st, 2014|

Perilous Times Primer #21 Open Doors for Overcomers “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not [...]

109, 2014

Delivered from What?

September 1st, 2014|

Perilous Times Primer #20 Delivered from What? “Because you have kept the message of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the [...]

107, 2014

The Hour is Upon Us!

July 1st, 2014|

Perilous Times Primer #19 The Hour Is Upon Us! “That very hour the word was fulfilled …” Dan 4:33 “… but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. And those of the people [...]

102, 2014

Watchman, What of the Night?

February 1st, 2014|

Perilous Times Primer #18 Watchman, What of the Night? “Watchman, what of the night?” Isa 21:11 “But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes [...]

1512, 2012

Be Advised, and Be Wise!

December 15th, 2012|

Perilous Times Primer #16 Be Advised, and Be Wise! “Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? ... Hear instruction and be wise, and do not disdain it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching [...]

111, 2012

Never Quit!

November 1st, 2012|

Perilous Times Primer #15 Never Quit Recently, I have received several emails asking for guidance and direction. These questions relate to the recent election, what the future may hold, and how we can prepare for the uncertainty of the future. [...]

108, 2012

Omnous Warnings

August 1st, 2012|

Perilous Times Primer #12 Omnous Warnings “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near … looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and savior [...]

108, 2010

I Like the Depression

August 1st, 2010|

Perilous Times Primer #10 “I Like the Depression” Recently, at the local farmers' market here in Prescott Valley, Arizona, I found a book entitled, “We Had Everything But Money,” a book of memoirs from the Great Depression.  As I leafed [...]

107, 2009

How to Adapt to the Unthinkable

July 1st, 2009|

Perilous Times Primer #8 How to Adapt to the Unthinkable   “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and   where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in [...]

1506, 2009

Government Amateur Hour

June 15th, 2009|

   Government Amateur Hour “For behold, the Lord God of hosts is going to remove from Jerusalem and Judah both supply and support ... and I will make mere lads their princes, and capricious children will rule over them, and [...]

106, 2009

On Becoming Children

June 1st, 2009|

Perilous Times Primer #6 On Becoming Children “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” Mat 18:3 “An innocent child is a man who [...]

1505, 2009

The Elijah Option

May 15th, 2009|

Perilous Times Primer #5 The Elijah Option “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” Jam 5:16b   In this post, I want to discuss what I firmly believe to be the single most significant and essential step [...]

105, 2009

No Accidents in God’s Plan

May 1st, 2009|

Perilous Times Primer #4 No Accidents in God's Plan “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the elect pilgrims of the dispersion ... according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of [...]

1106, 2008

The Power of Hearing

June 11th, 2008|

The Simplicity Series #15 The Power of Hearing “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Rom 10:17 According to Jesus, one must have “ears to hear.” It is not enough to have ears, nor is hearing [...]

906, 2008

The True Disciple – Part Two

June 9th, 2008|

Simplicity Series #14 The True Disciple “So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” Luk 14:33 The Cost of Discipleship In the previous post, we looked at Luk 9:23, where Jesus lays [...]

2405, 2008

The True Disciple – Part One

May 24th, 2008|

Simplicity Series #13 The True Disciple “Then He [Jesus] said to them all, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.’” Luk 9:23 Recently, I have been working [...]

705, 2008

Christ, our Passover

May 7th, 2008|

The Simplicity Series #1 Christ, our Passover “… For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread [...]

605, 2008

The Paradox of History

May 6th, 2008|

The Paradox of HistoryJesus came in the fullness of time. The stage of history was set, but the world was not ready for how He came. In the Roman Empire, all the hopes and dreams of the human race met [...]

505, 2008

The Essence of God

May 5th, 2008|

The Essence of God Thus says the Lord, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who [...]

405, 2008

Raw Material

May 4th, 2008|

Raw Material A five-pound bag of iron made into horseshoe nails is worth 5 dollars and 50 cents. Made into needles, it is worth 3,000 dollars. Made into main-springs for watches, it is worth up to 250,000 dollars. We are [...]

105, 2008

Available People

May 1st, 2008|

Available People Moses (Num 12:3; Heb 11:25–26). To Moses, availability meant self-denial and great hardship to accomplish the plan of God. David (2Sa 10:11; 1Sa 16:13; 1Sa 17:37). In the battle with Goliath, there was only one person available for [...]

1404, 2008

Humility

April 14th, 2008|

Humility Humility must be sought (Zep 2:3). Humility is displayed through restraint (Luk 6:28–29). Humility is produced by the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22–23). Humility is absolutely essential in teaching (2Ti 2:25; 2Co 10:1). Humility is absolutely essential in learning (Jam [...]

1004, 2008

Spiritual Gifts

April 10th, 2008|

Spiritual Gifts  "The Gift of the Spirit" and "Spiritual Gifts" The phrase, "the gift of the Holy Spirit," relates to salvation and has to do with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the believer's relationship in God's family (Act [...]

2203, 2008

Meekness

March 22nd, 2008|

Meekness  Pautes, or praotes, denotes "meekness."   In its use in Scripture ... it consists not in a person's "outward behaviour only; nor yet in his relations to his fellow-men; as little in his mere natural disposition. Rather it is an [...]

1003, 2008

Baptisms

March 10th, 2008|

Baptisms  In Heb 5:11–14 through Heb 6:1–3, the believers in first-century Jerusalem were called down for their failure to mature in the faith. These believers, who ought by now to have been teachers, were still babes who needed someone to [...]

1003, 2008

Three Functions of the Believer

March 10th, 2008|

Three Functions of the Believer  God does not save us and then turn us out to wander aimlessly around the cosmic system until He returns. The instant we are saved, we are given three assignments that define the purpose of [...]

1003, 2008

Ambassadorship

March 10th, 2008|

Ambassadorship An ambassador does not appoint himself. We are appointed by Christ (2Co 5:18–20). An ambassador does not support himself. God supplies all our needs (Eph 1:3; Phi 4:19). An ambassador is not a citizen of the country where he [...]

2602, 2008

Seven Figures of Christ and the Church

February 26th, 2008|

Seven Figures of Christ and the Church  Seven New Testament figures of Christ and the Church illustrate the intimacy of the relationship between Christ and believers in the Church Age. Each picture reinforces the truth that fellowship with Jesus Christ [...]

2803, 2005

Tongues as a Spiritual Gift

March 28th, 2005|

Believers are deeply divided on the subject of tongues, and I have learned over the years that once they become devoted to the practice of tongues—as they understand it—there is little chance of changing minds. However, I will do my [...]

2703, 2005

The Perspective of Grace

March 27th, 2005|

The Perspective of Grace(Rom 5:1-2; Luk 18:9-14; 1Co 15:10) Spiritual growth should do something to our self-image. It did something to Paul's. When he wrote to the Corinthians in about AD 59, Paul called himself "the least of the apostles" [...]

2503, 2005

Discipleship

March 25th, 2005|

Discipleship The Countdown: The combined body of Christ has One all-encompassing spiritual objective. Mat.28:19 "Make disciple. In this are four elements Authority, v. 18. Invitation, v.19. Methodology, v.20. Promise, v.20b. Each believer has Two available sources of power for the [...]

2403, 2005

Blessing and Reward

March 24th, 2005|

Blessing and RewardFive Categories of Blessing in Time Spiritual blessing (Eph 1:3; Col 2:10) Promotion (1Sa 2:30) Blessing by association (Psa 23:5) Historical impact (Isa 53:12) Dying grace (Psa 116:15) Four Categories of Reward in Eternity Praise (1Co 4:5) Crowns [...]

2303, 2005

How to Redeem Time

March 23rd, 2005|

How to Redeem TimeThe only day we can redeem is today (Isa 49:8; Mat 6:30-33; 2Co 6:2), and throughout Scripture we are continually exhorted to listen to God today (Exo 17; Psa 90,95,106; 1Co 1-10; Heb 3). Every morning God [...]

2203, 2005

Dispensations Timeline

March 22nd, 2005|

    I Gentile Age II Jewish Age III Church Age IV Millennial Age Time Adam to Abraham Abraham to Pentecost/ / Rapture to Second Advent Pentecost to Rapture 1,OOO years: Second Advent to White Throne Judgment Scriptures Genesis 1-11 [...]

2103, 2005

The Rapture

March 21st, 2005|

The RaptureThe English "rapture" comes from the Latin translation of a Greek word used only a handful of times in the New Testament. Harpazo means "to take by force, to snatch out of imminent danger." in the earliest Latin translations [...]

1903, 2005

The Good Fight of Faith

March 19th, 2005|

The Good Fight of FaithWe fight a spiritual war. The more we understand the spiritual nature of this war, the easier it will be to take, Spiritual struggle is worse than any other kind of struggle, We must fight in [...]

1803, 2005

Suffering

March 18th, 2005|

SufferingThere is no technique that can take the hurt out of pain. The task of faith is not to remove our pain, but to give us the strength to bear it—only in weakness can we find God's sufficiency revealed (2Co [...]

1703, 2005

Decisions

March 17th, 2005|

Decisions1. Jesus Christ controls history. If Jesus Christ controls history, then there are crises in life, but there are no tragedies and no innocent victims (Rom 8:28; Eph 1:11; Col 1:17; Rev 22:12-13). 2. Every person has an allotment of [...]

1603, 2005

No Truce

March 16th, 2005|

No TruceWe must understand that there is no truce in the invisible war. There will never be a moment from the instant we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ until we go to be with Him that the enemy is [...]

1503, 2005

Peace

March 15th, 2005|

Peace The environment of peace: Phi 1:2 The formula for peace: Phi 3:13-14 The practice of peace: Phi 4:6-7, Phi 4:11-13   Seven Disciplines Producing Peace For we walk by faith not by sight (2Co 5:7)   By faith learn [...]

1403, 2005

10 Principles of Warfare

March 14th, 2005|

10 Principles of Warfare Objective (Luk 19:10; Phi 3:8-10). Why are we fighting and what it is we are supposed to win? We are fighting in the cause for which Jesus Christ came to earth—to seek and to save that [...]

1203, 2005

Present Session of Christ

March 12th, 2005|

Present Session of ChristAs Christians, we never have to face the enemy alone. We have a defender who has promised "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you" (Heb 13:5). He who keeps us never sleeps (Psa [...]

1103, 2005

Religion: The Enemy’s Ace

March 11th, 2005|

Religion: The Enemy's AceSatan is the father of all religions. He loves religion and religious people and uses both to further his deception of men and nations. "Religion" from the Greek threskeia, is used very few times in the New Testament, [...]

1003, 2005

Power In Us

March 10th, 2005|

Power in UsEvery believer is a threat to Satan. We may not think of ourselves as much of a threat, but when we consider that the omnipotence of God in the person of God the Holy Spirit indwells us and [...]

903, 2005

Faith

March 9th, 2005|

Faith Faith is contrary to human reason and logic (Rom 4:18; Mat 11:25). Faith does not depend on sight (Rom 4:18; 2Co 4:18). Faith is simply trusting God's Word (Rom 4:18; Gal 3:16; Rom 10:17; Heb 4:2). Faith looks impossibility [...]

803, 2005

Small Things

March 8th, 2005|

Small Things Shamgar had an ox goad David had a sling Dorcas had a needle Rahab had some string Mary had some ointment Moses had a rod What small thing do you have That you'll dedicate to God? What can [...]

703, 2005

Five Techniques (to spirituality)

March 7th, 2005|

Five Techniques (to spirituality)Just as God gives grace only to the undeserving, He gives strength only to the weak. Until we understand our own weakness, we will not be able to appropriate the power of God that resides in us [...]

603, 2005

Eight Sabbaths

March 6th, 2005|

Eight SabbathsThe word "sabbath" is from the Hebrew shabath, which means "to repose, to desist from exertion." Eight sabbaths are described in the Bible. All are designed to be times for men to cease from toil and to celebrate God's [...]

503, 2005

Faith-rest

March 5th, 2005|

Faith-rest True rest in soul and spirit is found only in the presence of God (Exo 33:14; Psa 116:7). Rest cannot be found in escaping from our problems. Even David would have liked to have flown away (Psa 55:6), but [...]

403, 2005

Strange Tests

March 4th, 2005|

  Strange Tests Sometimes God's commands make no apparent sense at all; when that is the case, it is because He does not want them to make sense to us. God does not do anything without a reason, and He [...]

303, 2005

Daily Disciplines

March 3rd, 2005|

Daily Disciplines Begin each day filled with the Holy Spirit (Eph 5:18, the command; 1Jo 1:9, the method; 1Co 11:28-31, the promise) and keep current through the day in confessing sins—mental sins, verbal sins, overt sins. Meet the day with [...]

203, 2005

The Faith-rest Technique

March 2nd, 2005|

The Faith-rest Technique Therefore, let us fear lest, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it. For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as [...]

103, 2005

Three Sources of Temptation

March 1st, 2005|

Three Sources of Temptation Source: The World Tactic: Do not conform to it (Rom 12:2) CONQUER its thinking (Rom 12:21; 1Jo 3:4) Source: The Flesh Tactic: Consider yourself dead to it (Rom 6:11; Col 3:5) FLEE its enticement (Jam 1:14-15) [...]

2802, 2005

Divine Wisdom

February 28th, 2005|

Divine Wisdom Divine wisdom abides forever (1Pe 1:25); earthly wisdom is passing away (1Co 2:6). The world rejects divine wisdom by rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ, the personification of wisdom (Joh 1:14, Joh 1:17; 1Co 2:8; Col 2:3). Divine wisdom [...]

2702, 2005

The Value of Wisdom

February 27th, 2005|

The Value of Wisdom "How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding. For its profit is better than the profit of silver, and its gain than fine gold. She is more precious than jewels; [...]

2602, 2005

Evil

February 26th, 2005|

Evil Believers are expected to recognize evil and know how to deal with it (Rom 12:21; Eph 6:10-18; 1Th 5:15). Evil is the policy of Satan; it originated with him (Isa 14:12-15; Eze 28:11-16). While sins are generated from man's [...]

2502, 2005

The Royal Code

February 25th, 2005|

The Royal Code As members of the royal family of God, we are called to live by a royal code of conduct, a code that sets a divine standard. We will never be able to attain the standard unless we [...]

2402, 2005

The Character of Grace

February 24th, 2005|

The Character of Grace God set a regulation at the beginning of human history for how He would be worshipped (Exo 20:24-25). Altars to Him were to be made of earth or uncut stones only. They were not to be [...]

2302, 2005

The Cross to the Crown

February 23rd, 2005|

The Cross to the Crown Salvation Is only the beginning of God's plan for man. After salvation, the believer's objective is to advance through the stages of spiritual growth on the path from the cross to the crown. At each [...]

2202, 2005

Water and the Spirit

February 22nd, 2005|

Water and the Spirit Water in Scripture is sometimes a picture of the Holy Spirit (Act 2:17; Joe 2:28–32). Water is an absolute necessity of physical life; the Holy Spirit is an absolute necessity of spiritual life. There is no [...]

2102, 2005

Spirituality

February 21st, 2005|

Spirituality What makes a person spiritual? Some people would look to externals for the answer—they would say a person is spiritual because of the pious way he dresses or talks, the things he does or does not do, the places [...]

2002, 2005

Synonomous Terms

February 20th, 2005|

Synonomous Terms When Jesus told Nicodemus "that which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit" (Joh 3:6), He was drawing a line and saying that everything on one side is [...]

1902, 2005

Reversionism and Recovery

February 19th, 2005|

Reversionism and Recovery Seven Steps Downward Trifling with sin (Rom 13:14) Yielding to sin (Rom 6:13) Habitually serving sin (2Pe 2:8) Abandoning ourselves to sin (Eph 4:l9) Being abandoned by God to sin (Rom 1:24; Rom 1:26; Rom 1:28) Encouraging [...]

1802, 2005

Soul Strengths and Soul Kinks

February 18th, 2005|

Soul Strengths and Soul Kinks "Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a [...]

1702, 2005

Discipline

February 17th, 2005|

Discipline God disciplines His children, but His discipline is never punishment. Jesus Christ on the cross bore the punishment for all our sins. When we get out of line, God disciplines us for the sole purpose of getting us back [...]

1602, 2005

Seven Steps of Spiritual Advance

February 16th, 2005|

Seven Steps of Spiritual Advance Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true [...]

1502, 2005

The Race of Life

February 15th, 2005|

The Race of Life The race of life is a source of joy to the one who has built strength, who has trained. A strong man loves the challenge of the race (Psa 19:5). The Christian way of life is [...]

1402, 2005

The Will of God

February 14th, 2005|

The Will of God How can we know the will of God for our lives? First we have to understand what that will includes. God's will for the life of every believer has three dimensions: the what, the where, and [...]

1302, 2005

The Old Sin Nature

February 13th, 2005|

The Old Sin Nature Our sin natures, like our fingerprints, are absolutely unique, though they share basically the same structure. Every sin nature is composed of areas of weakness, areas of strength, areas of lust, and basic trends. In the [...]

1202, 2005

Energized Prayer

February 12th, 2005|

Energized Prayer Prayer is like a lamp. We can turn it on and off, on and off, but if it is not plugged in to the power source, if it is not energized, nothing will happen. Every prayer we pray [...]

1102, 2005

Salvation in The Book of James

February 11th, 2005|

Bible Insight: “Salvation” in The Book of James How long since your soul has been saved? The automatic response to this question by the average believer would be to state the time in their life when they trusted Jesus Christ as [...]

702, 2005

Abiding: Absolute Thinking

February 7th, 2005|

ABIDING: ABSOLUTE THINKING Joh 15:1-10 The word "abide" speaks of perfect provision, supply, sustenance, fellowship -- at home-ness! (Deu. 33:27) "The eternal God is our dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms...(v. Deu. 33:28) so Israel dwells in security...in [...]

402, 2005

Biblical Spirituality

February 4th, 2005|

BIBLICAL SPIRITUALITY (Joh 4:24) "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." At the moment of salvation, God the Holy Spirit indwells the body of the believer in Jesus Christ. (Rom. 8:9; 1Co. 3:16, [...]

302, 2005

Spiritual Flexibility

February 3rd, 2005|

Spiritual Flexibility A MOTTO OF THE ROMAN SOLDIER "You may bend me, but you will never break me." In the spiritual battle, we must develop spiritual flexibility, the ability to adapt, adjust to pressures. We must bend, but not break; [...]

202, 2005

Endurance

February 2nd, 2005|

Endurance The heights by great men seized and kept did not occur by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward through the night. Endurance is a vital factor in the spiritual life. (Heb. 10:36) "For you [...]

102, 2005

Essence of God Acronym

February 1st, 2005|

ESSENCE OF GOD   Acronymn: Stop and Remeber Jesus' Love, then Every Obstacle will become an Opportunity for you to drive On In Victory! Sovereignty - God rules over all. (Psa. 103:19, Rom. 8:28) Righteousness - God is perfect. His [...]

3101, 2005

Eternal Security

January 31st, 2005|

ETERNAL SECURITY Rom. 11:29 "For the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable." Joh 6:37 "The one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out." To understand our eternal security in Christ it is essential to correctly understand [...]

2901, 2005

Fellowship with God

January 29th, 2005|

Fellowship with God The Biblical idea of fellowship is one of agreement producing communion, unity and compatibility. The word KOINONIA means "joint participation" in something. Fellowship begins with faith in Jesus Christ. (1Co. 1:9) "God is faithful, through whom you [...]

2801, 2005

The Words of Jesus

January 28th, 2005|

The Last Words of Jesus Jesus on the cross teaches us the necessity of forgiving our enemies. (Luk. 23:34) "Father forgive them, they know not what they do." In His agony, He teaches us to honor our parents, and to [...]

2701, 2005

Freedom

January 27th, 2005|

Freedom in Christ Gal. 5:1 - "It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery." Joh. 8:32, Joh. 8:36 - "And you shall know the [...]

2601, 2005

God is Able

January 26th, 2005|

God is Able !! THE DECLARATION OF DIVINE POWER. (Mat. 19:26) "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." GOD IS ABLE TO SAVE FOREVER THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST. (Heb. 7:25) "Hence, also, He [...]

2501, 2005

God’s Faithfulness

January 25th, 2005|

GOD'S FAITHFULNESS GOD IS FAITHFUL TO FORGIVE SINS. 1Jo 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." GOD IS FAITHFUL TO KEEP US SAVED. 2Ti. [...]

2201, 2005

Imitation of Christ

January 22nd, 2005|

Imitation of Christ Imitation is the foundation of discipleship, the surest and quickest method of training. (1Co. 4:16) "I exhort you therefore, be imitators of me." The Corinthians could imitate Paul, for he was imitating Jesus Christ. (1Co. 11:1) "Be [...]

2101, 2005

Man’s Barrier with God

January 21st, 2005|

Man's Barrier with God OUR SIN (Rom. 5:12) "Therefore as through one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death through sin, so death spread to all men, because all sinned." (Rom. 3:23) "For all have sinned and fall [...]

1901, 2005

Spiritual Rest

January 19th, 2005|

Spiritual Rest TRUE REST OF SOUL AND SPIRIT IS FOUND ONLY IN GOD'S PRESENCE. (Exo. 33:14) "And He said, 'My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.'" REST CANNOT BE FOUND IN ESCAPE FROM YOUR TROUBLES. [...]

1701, 2005

The Blood of Christ

January 17th, 2005|

The Blood of Christ Part One The blood of Christ speaks of Jesus' voluntary self-sacrifice on the cross for our sins. (1Pe. 1:18-19) "Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way [...]

1601, 2005

The Christian Walk

January 16th, 2005|

CHRISTIAN WALK (Gen. 5:4) "And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him." WALK BY FAITH. (Rom. 4:12) "...following the steps of the faith of our father Abraham..." (2Co. 5:7) "For we walk by faith, not [...]

1501, 2005

The Christian Way of Life

January 15th, 2005|

CHRISTIAN WAY OF LIFE BASIC RULES FOR CHRISTIAN LIFE "Overcoming" by Faith (Joh 5:4-5) "By faith" Learn to accept conditions as God's will for life, and be thankful (Rom. 8:28; 1Th. 3:3, 1Th. 5:18). "By faith" Maintain fellowship with God, [...]

1401, 2005

Stages of Spiritual Growth

January 14th, 2005|

Stages of Spiritual Growth Salvation is only the beginning of God's plan for man. After salvation, the believer's objective is to advance through the stages of spiritual growth on the path from the cross to the crown. At each stage [...]

1201, 2005

The Overcomer

January 12th, 2005|

The Overcomer Rev. 3:21 "He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne; as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne." JESUS IS VICTORIOUS IN OVERCOMING EVERY TRIAL [...]

1101, 2005

The Way of Salvation

January 11th, 2005|

The Way of Salvation The Need Of Mankind. The Bible teaches that all men are born in Adam, and under the condemnation of his sin. (Rom. 5:12, 1Co. 15:22) Because all men are born with a sin nature (Psa. 51:5), [...]

1001, 2005

The Way to be Salt and Light

January 10th, 2005|

The Way to be Salt and Light The Blessing of Salvation (Mat.5:3)"Blessed are the poor in spirit…" No man comes to Christ for salvation and eternal life until he recognizes his own spiritually bankrupt condition. "…for theirs is the kingdom [...]

901, 2005

The Work of Christ on the Cross

January 9th, 2005|

The Work of Christ on the Cross Christ's work on the cross is described by four key words: Substitution - Jesus Christ bore the penalty for our sins. (Isa. 53:5) "He was pierced through for our transgressions…" (Rom. 5:8) "…while [...]

701, 2005

Seven Steps of Spiritual Recovery

January 7th, 2005|

Seven Steps to Spiritual Recovery Jam. 4:6-10 PRINCIPLE: "But He gives greater grace. Therefore the scripture says, "God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble'". (Jam. 4:6) THE FIRST STEP IS SPIRITUAL SUBMISSION TO GOD. The [...]

301, 2005

Five Factors of Effective Faith

January 3rd, 2005|

Five Factors of Effective Faith Dan. 11:32-35 EFFECTIVE FAITH IS BUILT ON GENUINE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. This means knowing God, not just knowing about Him. We come to know him as Creator through His creation. (Rom. 1:18-21), He reveals Himself [...]

602, 2000

Death

February 6th, 2000|

Death Webster's dictionary defines death as "a permanent cessation of all vital functions: the end of life." Though it is often associated with extinction, death in the Bible never means the end of existence. Instead, it means separation from or the inability [...]

602, 2000

The Doctrine of Sin

February 6th, 2000|

The Doctrine of Sin     What is sin? Lewis Sperry Chafer writes in Systematic Theology that it "is essentially a restless unwillingness on the part of the creature to abide in the sphere and limitation in which the all-wise Creator [...]

602, 2000

Free Will

February 6th, 2000|

Free Will a quote by C.S. Lewis " ... free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. A world of automata—of creatures that worked like [...]

602, 2000

The Call of God

February 6th, 2000|

The Call of God For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to [...]

602, 2000

The Plan of God

February 6th, 2000|

The Plan of God ... I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning ... saying, "My purpose will be established." (Isa 46:9-10) The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of [...]

602, 2000

God Revealed

February 6th, 2000|

God Revealed No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. (Joh 1:18)     Jesus Christ is the only visibly revealed member of the Trinity. [...]

602, 2000

Greek

February 6th, 2000|

Greek     The New Testament was written in the language used in the Greek-speaking world from about 300 B.C. to  A.D. 500. It was known as Koine or "common" Greek because it was street language—the language of the people—as opposed [...]

602, 2000

Christ’s Work on the Cross

February 6th, 2000|

The work of Christ on the cross is: Punitive. It was a payment, a judgment. Jesus took on Himself the judgment for all sin (Gal 3:13; 2Co 5:21). Substitutionary. Jesus Christ died in our place. Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah [...]

602, 2000

The Holy Spirit and Christ

February 6th, 2000|

The Holy Spirit and Christ     The Holy Spirit is, like the Father and the Son, both personal and individual. Though all three members of the Trinity are equal and share the same divine essence (Isa 6:8–9; Jer 31:31–34; 1Co [...]

602, 2000

The Spirit in the Old Testament

February 6th, 2000|

The Spirit in the Old Testament     While the Holy Spirit has always sustained all life (Job 27:3, Job 33:4), He has worked differently in the lives of individual men and women in different ages.     The Holy Spirit is [...]

602, 2000

Parakaleo

February 6th, 2000|

Parakaleo     Parakaleo is one of the oldest and richest words in the Greek language. The compound—para, "alongside," and kaleo, "to call," conjured up at least five vivid pictures to the Greeks. It was used to mean: To rekindle a [...]

1601, 2000

Ways of Learning

January 16th, 2000|

The Ways of Learning     All human learning starts with faith. When a toddler sees his first picture of an elephant, he gazes at his mother, with a face that says, "What in the world is this?" When she tells [...]

1601, 2000

Hebrew Words for Faith

January 16th, 2000|

Hebrew Words for Faith      Because the Jews thought in concrete rather than abstract terms, Hebrew words were designed to form mental pictures. There are five Hebrew word-pictures of faith found in the Old Testament. They are progressive, and they [...]

1601, 2000

Hermeneutics

January 16th, 2000|

Hermeneutics     In his account of the risen Lord's walk to Emmaus, Luke relates that Jesus reproved the disheartened disciples for not believing what the prophets had spoken. "And beginning with Moses, and with all the prophets, He explained to [...]

1601, 2000

Dispensations

January 16th, 2000|

Dispensations Throughout human history, salvation has always been by faith in the revealed Son of God—Jesus Christ the Savior. But the way in which Christ has been revealed and the expression of faith have differed in the various dispensations. Unger's Bible Dictionary [...]

1601, 2000

The Church

January 16th, 2000|

The Church Formation. The Church was anticipated by the Lord Jesus Christ in Mat 16:13–18, but the formation of the Church did not take place until the coming of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the power who makes [...]