God Loves You

For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. 18 He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn’t believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God. … More God Loves You

Who is Grafted into What? Romans 11:17-24

Because of our religious and secular preconditioning, chapter 11 of Romans is one of the most difficult and misunderstood chapters in the New Testament. Paul utilizes symbolic language to emphasize the point he is making which is the eventual restoration of the nation of Israel. Unfortunately, most people today…including theologians, expositors, and pastors…do not have … More Who is Grafted into What? Romans 11:17-24

can you Trust the Bible?

The Bible is a reliable collection of historical documents written on three continents (Asia, Africa, Europe), in three different languages (Hebrew, Greek, and some Aramaic), by forty authors from different walks of life and living at different times – People who were kings and Generals, shepherds, fishermen, tax collectors, a doctor and historians.  They give … More can you Trust the Bible?

Walking the Walk

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, [which is] your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will … More Walking the Walk

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:23-28 – Tribulations

Matthew 24:23-26 (KJV) “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here [is] Christ, or there; believe [it] not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:23-28 – Tribulations

Matthew 24:15-22 – Continued—Those Days Shortened

Matthew 24:22 (KJV) “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” Those days were shortened.  The Jews did survive despite relentless persecutions by Roman and the nations of the world.  The meaning here is that the siege of Jerusalem with all the … More Matthew 24:15-22 – Continued—Those Days Shortened

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:15-22—Tribulation Upon Israel

Matthew 24:15-22 (KJV) “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:15-22—Tribulation Upon Israel

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:13-14 – Hold Fast

Matthew 24:13 (KJV) “But he who endures to the end shall be saved” There is a subtle time-shift hidden right here in these ten words – a mystery.Remember, Jesus is addressing His disciples, Jews.  They had just come for the Temple and are discussing Jewish things.  Christianity, as we would know it, is still somewhere … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:13-14 – Hold Fast

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:11-12 – LAST THINGS

Matthew 24:11- 12 (KJV) “And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” At this point we should refresh ourselves with the context:  “…Take heed that no man deceive you.   5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:11-12 – LAST THINGS

Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:10 – the Falling Away

Matthew 24:10 (KJV) “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.” Persecution results in, “many being offended.” It purges out the dross.  Persecution of Christians is intensifying.  For the first time in two-thousand years, governments worldwide have forbidden church attendance.  Using the COVID-19 epidemic as the rationale … More Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24:10 – the Falling Away