The Message of Hosea for Contemporary Christians

The book of Hosea describes Hosea’s marriage to Gomer and its prophetic meaning for Israel.  Verse one of Hosea provides us with the names of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah; kings of Judah, and the name of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.  The span of which, is approximately thirty years leading … Continue reading The Message of Hosea for Contemporary Christians

The Rapture of the Church Notes

Titus 2:13 says, we're "looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ." It has always been the emphasis of the apostles and early church fathers to have the expectancy and anticipation of the coming of our Lord before them. They always lived life as if he were … Continue reading The Rapture of the Church Notes

If I be lifted up…

During the tenure of the great orator Henry Ward Beecher, a visiting minister (Beecher’s brother) once substituted for the popular pastor. A large audience had already assembled to hear Beecher, and when the substitute pastor stepped into the pulpit, several disappointed listeners began to move toward the exits. That’s when the minister stood and said … Continue reading If I be lifted up…

The Lamb of God

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”   John 1:29     In one sentence we have the essence of the Christian message. It is difficult for Western ears to appreciate the power of John’s announcement, but these … Continue reading The Lamb of God

The Bible

The Bible: Consisting of the Old and New Testament it is God’s written Word to us. All Scripture is authoritative and able to judge the thoughts and intensions of the heart. It is “God Breathed” as the Holy Spirit moved men to pen His message to us. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, … Continue reading The Bible

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, the third member of the godhead and trinity, fulfills an ongoing but invisible role of connection and communication between people and God. Awareness of the Spirit’s presence differs in expression between the OT and NT, but reliance upon the Spirit as a signal of the presence of God is constant. I believe … Continue reading The Holy Spirit

a few thoughts about Baptism

Baptism serves as a public testimony of faith in Christ. When asked if one has to be baptized to be saved, my answer is “Yes and no.” A person doesn’t have to be baptized to be born again. A person can go to heaven without being baptized, as evidenced by the thief who was saved … Continue reading a few thoughts about Baptism

The Rapture of the Church

I believe every Pastor and Bible teacher should know where he stands on eschatological doctrine, end times and the future for himself and the Church. I believe it is very important in the life of the believer of Christ to hold a pre-tribulation rapture view to have a proper perspective in their Christian walk and … Continue reading The Rapture of the Church

Our Prayer for You!

"…as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" (John 1:12). “Thou shalt call his name Jesus,” the angel said to Mary (Luke 1:31). The name “Jesus” means “Jehovah is salvation.” You will receive power to become a son of … Continue reading Our Prayer for You!

Mary & Martha

There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the … Continue reading Mary & Martha