“After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the … Continue reading Loneliness and the Friendship of Jesus
“I exhort therefore, that, first [most importantly] of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men” (1 Timothy 2:1). The apostle Paul was a great believer of structure. His exhortations to young Timothy form the basis for a Manuel of Church Order, based on solid Bible Doctrine. Christians need a … Continue reading A Call to Sincere and Devout Prayer
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven... Brennan Manning , noted author, was given a copy of a note found written in the office of a young pastor in Zimbabwe, Africa, following his martyrdom for his faith in Jesus Christ. To quote this letter verbatim: "I’m part of the fellowship … Continue reading Commitment to Christ – My Face is Set
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO TIMOTHY Written AD 65 or 66 INTRODUCTION The Divine Author of 1 Timothy is God the Holy Spirit for. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may … Continue reading How Should We Worship God?
“And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” –James 5:15 On January 19, 2015, the heart of 5 foot 3, 14-year-old John Smith stopped while submerged in 40-degree icy water for 15 minutes in Lake St. … Continue reading Breakthrough: The Movie God is Still A Miracle Working God
Following the observance of Good Friday services on April 19, 2019, in America, Fox News reported an overall decline in church attendance, especially among Millennials. There are several reasons for this decline in Christianity in America, beginning with a privileged generation that is not grateful to anyone, especially God. The Millennial Generation consists of those … Continue reading Why is Christianity on the Decline?
Several times a year I receive an update from Bro. Sergey, a good and godly man I had the privilege of meeting and preaching with while ministering in Siberia several years ago. I thought of the work he is doing in house churches while the Notre Dame Cathedral was still smoldering from the terrible fire … Continue reading The Biblical Basis for House Churches