Divine Intervention

Does God intervene today? Absolutely. Did God not intervene when He called you by His gospel? Did God not intervene when you were convicted by His Holy Spirit and you chose to embrace His gospel by faith? Did God not intervene when the Spirit indwelt you and baptized you the moment you believed? Did God ...

Are We In The Last Days? Dispensational Differences

Matt.24:[3] And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?[4] And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.[5] For ...

Faith-FULL!

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. (1 Corinthians 4:1-2) One of the most important things for anyone that ministers, no matter their role, is that they be faithful.  As ...

Brief Commentary on Philippians 3:2

“Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.” (Phil 3:2)  Dogs are used in a negative context consistently throughout Scripture. Interestingly, they are in the context of Psalm 22 – a messianic psalm concerning the betrayal, and crucifixion, of the Lord Jesus Christ. Examples: (Exo 22:31) “And ye shall be holy men ...

The Judgment Seat of Christ

Have you ever studied the word reward in Paul’s epistles? First, all the blessings of grace that were showered on us when we got saved is one great big reward. Paul said in Col. 2:18, “Let no man beguile you of your reward.” Everything we’ve already received by His grace is His reward for our ...

The Keys To Operating Upon The Selfless Love of Christ

Rom.12 9] Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. The essential component to godliness for the son is walking after the selfless love of Christ, and Paul’s exhortation to “let love be” consists of the son operating upon a renewed mind, and knowing the selfless love ...

Marriage: On the Rock, or On the Rocks?

Marriage between men and women (there is no other way) is an institution which has for it’s establishment God, Himself.  He created Eve as a helpmeet for Adam, so that he would not be alone. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an ...

Daniel’s 70 Weeks

[Today, I thought I’d share my notes from last Wednesday’s message. -j] First, when we get into the breakdown of the years, you might want to check out Larken’s Chart on Daniel’s 70 Weeks. It’s totally epic. Daniel 9:20-27 Dan 9:20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin ...

Torah Observant Christians

What is a Torah Observant Christian? The first five books of Moses is sometimes called “the Pentateuch,” which means five books, or the Torah, which means teaching or law. So a Torah Observant Christian is a Christian who observes the Old Mosaic law. Wikipedia says, “There is a variety of practice within Messianic Judaism regarding ...

Father’s Day? Calling All Spiritual “Fathers”

1Co 4:14  I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.  1Co 4:15  For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.  1Co 4:16  Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers ...

Writer’s Block

I think it would be hard to believe that someone who holds before him “the unsearchable riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:8),” that have been revealed, would have a tough time thinking of something to write. Yet, it does happen on occasion. And, it’s not a bad thing, at all! I encourage young preachers not to ...

Redemption | The Unspeakable Gift We Speak Of

The redemption God the Father has the apostle Paul mention in Ephesians 1:7 is not redemption from man to man; but rather, the redemption of the soul to God. The price for the soul is precious. The ransom must meet the justice of Almighty God. The price for man ceaseth forever. The price of the ...

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The Sermon on the Mount, exposing Israel’s vain religious system.

The Sermon on the Mount exposing Israel’s vain religious system The four aspects of Zechariah’s instruction to “ behold” their Messiah. Zechariah3:8 my servant the BRANCH = Mark Zechariah 6:12Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; = Luke Zechariah 9:9 behold, thy King = Matthew Zechariah 13:7 against my shepherd,and against the man that ...

Are You Being Saved?

“Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, {4} Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:” (Gal 1:3-4) Believers often are myopic in their view of the redemptive work ...

Always Abounding in the Work of the Lord

We all experience hardness. As Christians with exercising ourselves unto godliness it is even harder. Paul exhorts Timothy to “endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” (2 Tim. 2:3-4). Our tendency is to exalt our hardness making it a mountaintop no one else has tackled. Instead of allowing others to bear your burden ...

The Prodigal Son

Luk 15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: Luk 15:12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. Luk 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took ...

But Put Ye On The Lord Jesus Christ” Our Armor!

Rom 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.Rom 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.Rom 13:14 ...

God’s Riches | Redemption their Depth, Adoption their Height

Redemption is the transaction of the riches of God’s grace imputed to the bondage and ransom you are naturally under, so you may receive the adoptions of sons and all the spiritual blessings thereof. Redemption is the depth of God’s love, the depth of His grace whereas adoption is the height. Redemption is God’s means ...

Be Not “Beguiled” With The Enticing Words Of Man

Col 2:1  For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;  Col 2:2  That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of ...

Approved of God

It is tragic that many believers are driven by the same mindset of the unconverted – they think they can earn God’s acceptance through their works. While many understand that it is “not through works we have done” in regards to positional righteousness, they still believe that their works will impress God in place of ...

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