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2017 Newsletters

June '17 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 42
When we meditate on the Word of God, faith starts to be activated in our souls. That faith coupled with biblical confession of sin, leads to filling of the Holy Spirit, which brings love joy, peace, etc... Now we are operating in the New Nature and all the garbage in our souls starts to go away. It doesn't change a past hurt or wrong suffered, but its destructive dynamic no longer torments our souls.
May '17 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 40
Believers will accumulate scar tissue on their souls before they were saved and even after they are saved. Fear, anger, and guilt (and other fleshly emotions) pinch off the spiritual flow in the soul, and over time will eventually close off sections of the soul entirely.
April '17 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 39
There are two main culprits in bitterness and they are the will and pride! Pride wants to have its way, which involves the will and when it doesn't it reacts with bitterness, then anger follows.
March '17 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 38
Meditating on God's Word and promises is crucial to giving the believer a healthy soul and a successful and prosperous life.
February '17 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 37
The sin nature that resides in our flesh is the source of every sin that we commit. One of the most persuasive ways that it operates is by deceit – sin deceives us and the next thing we know, we are caught up by different lusts, malice, hate, jealousy and all the rest.
January '17 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 36
Stiff Necked Believers - What is it that causes us so much problem in our lives and interferes with us having fellowship with God and receiving his blessings on our lives? Could it be that the problem is one of pride? This is a short study on pride and its effect even on our bodies.

2016 Newsletters

December '16 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 35
When Abram turned his soul to the promise that God made to him, then his fear went away; and the same thing will happen to us today, 4,000 years later. When we turn our souls in faith to the promises that God makes to us, the fear will go away!
November '16 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 34
The emotional complex of the soul is made up of: fear, anger, guilt, grief, envy, human love, and human happiness. While the spiritual phenomena that the Holy Spirit produces in us: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, hope, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, forbearance of one another, and forgiving one another.
October '16 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 33
Some have an ecstatic “experience” and no one is going to tell them that it's not a spiritual one, regardless of what the Bible teaches! They then justify it by picking out words and phrases from the Bible which they falsely construe to back it up. We all need careful exegesis and analysis of those Scriptures to find out what they're really saying, not what we want them to say.
September '16 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 32
The Belt of Truth: It takes the consistent intake of doctrinal teaching, over a long period of time, to build up layers of protection so that our emotions aren't pierced and activated; so our metabolization of Bible Doctrine won't be affected.
August '16 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 31
When there the absence of faith in the Word of God, then the emotions of the soul will be activated and we are totally out of fellowship, the spiritual life dynamic is not present, and we will be trying to solve our problems with human solutions, which are no solution at all.
July '16 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 30
Due to the deluding influence of Satan, his world system, and the body's sinful nature being so strong, we are easily pulled away from the spiritual life dynamic of the faith rest life. That's why we have to encourage each other every day.  We can't let one day go by; for one day could turn into the rest of our lives!
June '16 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 29
It is only Bible Doctrine metabolized by faith coupled with the filling of the Holy Spirit that enables us to be free from the illusions of the mind and see life, both eternal and temporal, as it truly is. This is enlightenment. “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,” Ephesians 1:18
May '16 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 28
People won't admit to their illusions because they think they're real! Only through Bible Doctrine and spiritual growth will the believer go through the process of disillusionment where he will finally see and accept the truth. It's like trying to show someone they're wrong when they're convinced they're right! Or trying to show an unbeliever he's on the path to Hell when he's convinced there's no Hell!
April '16 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 27
God is in charge of our spiritual growth and is always working to remove the scar tissue in our souls. His goal is to make us like Christ in our souls! First is in the area of the mind (the seat of thinking); normally taking around 6 months to 2 years. Next is in the heart, (the seat of the emotions), but it is much more difficult to remove scar tissue in the heart and it takes a lot longer time to do so. The heart is slow and reluctant to change.
March '16 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 26
When we don't know why we are suffering we are to seek the face of God in prayer to find out why and what course of action he would have us to follow.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5
“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.” James 5:13
February '16 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 25
In dealing with our emotions, our lusts, or garbage in the soul, one of the first things we must do is choose whether we are going to spend the rest of our lives controlled by these things, or to live our lives in the new nature and the filling of the Holy Spirit. The next thing we need to see is that the emotional complex of the soul will hinder or shut down the spiritual life dynamic inside us. 2 Corinthians 6:12
January '16 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 24
Focusing on our position in Christ in relationship to the three areas of the devil, the world and the flesh, so as to remain centered in the spiritual life dynamic.

2015 Newsletters

December '15 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 23
The “spiritual center” for Christians is centered around the teaching of the Word of God, faith in God and his promises to us, the filling of the Holy Spirit and our minds stayed upon him everyday. When we
are centered we have peace and mental stability, as well as the healing of our souls' many problems.
November '15 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 22
The Christian who doesn't want to depart from his walk with God, must make a decision to go on with Bible Doctrine, and be firmly resolved to do so, regardless of who or what is trying to seduce him away. Then he or she must make Doctrine the priority, each day of his or her life, along with being committed to spending time each day in the faith rest drill, and the filling of the Holy Spirit.
October '15 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 21
We're talking about emotions and how they cause us problems, not only the emotions we are presently experiencing, but emotions that have been buried deep down in our souls.
September '15 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 20
There are five basic areas in which we will have the battle of the flesh against the spirit: the will, the mind, the heart, one's speech and one's actions; the heart is the most difficult area. And because we will be going into uncharted territories, then we're going to have to really rely on prayer for the answers. James 1:5:13
August '15 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 19
The spiritual life phenomena are far superior to emotional phenomena. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:23,24
It is only accessed by living in the sphere of faith under the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
July '15 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 18
This outline is not designed to be an exhaustive study on the flesh; but to be fairly comprehensive in pointing out things that will enable us to recognize the various manifestations of the flesh nature's
activity; for the purpose of being able to regain the spiritual life activity of peace found in the filling of the Holy Spirit and the new nature.
June '15 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 17
People may claim to be lovers of God, but without loving his Word they aren't. What they do love, instead, is pleasure, entertainment, stimulant gratification, themselves, and everything else pertaining to the flesh. And as a part of their self-deception, they have a form of godliness, but deny its power because what is absent is the filling of the Holy Spirit and metabolized doctrine.
May '15 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 16
We have got to understand that the emotions we feel today Adam and Eve did not experience before they sinned! They did not know fear, anger, guilt, grief, jealousy, or even the concept of human love and happiness we experience today. And there is no way that we, as fallen sinful beings, can know what unfallen, sinless beings experienced in their souls.
April '15 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 15
We have problems recognizing our emotions because many of them have been suppressed, or repressed down into the subconscious. It is a defense mechanism we learned back in childhood to avoid pain, embarrassment, ridicule, or repercussion from others. While it helped us to survive as children, it becomes destructive as adults.
How can we recognize and confess that which we have kept hidden in the sub-conscious?
March '15 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 14
We need to intensely focus ourselves on prayer, faith and the things pertaining to the spiritual life. We are to keep praying, keep in the Word and keep going over the promises, until we get the faith to prevail over the situation! We are to do it ourselves and it is helpful to seek those positive to this concept, who will help us in doing so.
February '15 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 13
God often puts believers through situations that parallel what they went through in the past, to bring up those old negative feelings that are hindering their spiritual growth and walk with Him. These new situations, (tests, trials, pressure), create tension in the soul, which is something we've been trying to avoid. This forces us to get the doctrinal answers for our souls, thus creating growth and more faith.
January '15 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 12
“Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22
In this passage our "burden" means our "lot in life." What God wants us to do is accept the things in life that can't be changed and cast them upon him!

2014 Newsletters

December '14 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 11
The external adversities of life, if not met at the border of our souls with faith in the promises of God, will be converted to stress in the soul thus triggering fear in the soul. The solution for fear is faith in the promises of God.
November '14 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 10
The emotion of human love is a very powerful force, causing most people on earth to search for their “soul mates.” But what they fail to see is that a Right Man/Right Woman relationship is a blessing of Bible Doctrine and that its successful enjoyment is dependent upon both being positive to Doctrine!
October '14 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 9
 
Many Americans are fans (fanatics) over some football or baseball team, so why can't we be fans over the Word of God? The only real solution for our problems of the soul is a spiritual solution centered around God's Word and his Spirit! We must make Bible Doctrine and the spiritual life dynamic the primary focus in our lives!
September '14 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 8
Living in our emotions will keep us from living in the spiritual life dynamic; and living in the spiritual life dynamic will keep us from living in our emotions! Living in the spiritual life dynamic is the solution to all our problems in life including dealing with our emotions, but to do that we will have to identify our feelings, confess them to God and apply the spiritual problem solving device.
August '14 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 7
Hannah was surrounded by blessing, prosperity and love, but she was not thankful for it; it didn't even register with her and that was because she was bitter and self-absorbed. But when she finally humbled her pride before God and was willing to be used for his purpose, in this case a son, he finally granted her request. But how many years of her life were wasted in bitterness? - 1 Samuel 1:10
July '14 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 6
There is a force inside each one of us that is trying to keep our painful, embarrassing, or sinful feelings buried inside of us. At the same time, there is another force trying to bring these feelings to the light of day, where the conscious mind can see them. This is where much of the tension in the soul comes from, and this is one of the things that causes stress in the soul.
June '14 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 5
Stiff Necked Believers:
What is it that causes us so much problem in our lives and interferes with us having fellowship with God and receiving his blessings on our lives? Could it be that the problem is one of pride? This is a short study on pride and its effect even on our bodies.
May '14 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 4
The lack of peace in our lives, being in a negative mood all the time, and physical discomfort are all clues that we are not living in the Spiritual Life Dynamic. One of the biggest things that will help us is asking God for wisdom in the matter.
April '14 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 3
There are four major areas that war against our souls and cause us so much misery: One, stress in the soul, which we have allowed in from the world system; Two, sin in the soul, which comes from the sin nature; Three, false doctrine in the soul; Four, the inner conflict of the defense mechanisms of the soul in the area of repressed emotions. We must learn to use God's spiritual provisions to deal with them.
March '14 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 2
We need to focus on the sort of things that contribute to our peace of mind, and having a tranquil environment. And the most important thing we need is a disciplined, daily study of Bible Doctrine. This is being proactive for the good, instead of reacting to what is bad!
February '14 -- Dealing With Emotions - Review  -- part 1
Our emotions have a negative impact on our souls and on living in the spiritual life dynamic. If our emotions can prevent our intake and metabolization of Bible doctrine, which our new natures so desperately need, then we can see how detrimental they can be. And remember, emotions are a part of the flesh nature not the new nature.
January '14 -- Divine Council - Job 1:11  -- part 5
To further show the prosecutorial figure's arrogance and defiance of Yahweh, the supreme El, we now have a challenge thrown at God.

2013 Newsletters

December '13 -- The Divine Council - Job 1:6  -- part 4
We have here the picture of the prosecutorial figure, "the satan," surrounded by a group of "the sons of God." These "sons of God" are showing that they have identified themselves with the prosecutorial figure's agenda!
November '13 -- The Divine Council  -- part 3
Yahweh states in the Divine Council that the elohim/gods are going to be cast down from their lofty position, that their immortality is going to be taken from them, and that they are going to die like Adam.
October '13 -- The Divine Council  -- part 2
When Yahweh created the earth and the man, he placed Adam as the ruler over the world. Adam had dominion over the earth and all that was on it. But when he failed in that one simple test, he lost all that. So now what? This is where the elohim came in and were given rulership over the earth. As it says, Satan is the god of this age and the ruler over the world.
September '13 -- The Divine Council  -- part 1
All Mediterranean cultures had a conception of a divine council of gods that ruled the affairs of the cosmos.While other nations had their theology on this divine council studied and handed down over the generations; Israel's theology on the divine council was given to them through the prophets in God's Word.
August '13 -- Living Our Own Spiritual Life
Eusebeia (usually translated "godlyness") refers to the believer in Christ living life in their very own spiritual life while here on the earth. Which will be followed by them living in their own spiritual life for all eternity in a resurrection body.
July '13 -- Ministers Of The Spiritual Life Dynamic
We will see is that Paul, the other apostles, as well as pastor teachers, are servants – not servants of people, churches, or church denominations, but of God! This service springs forth out of their love and grace; Their love for God and their grace to the people of God. The apostle gift gives them the authority to carry out their service to God, just the same as the Pastor-Teacher gift gives us the authority to carry out our ministry for God!
June '13 -- Escaping The Snare of The Devil - 2Tim. 2:26  -- part 3
The only way out of the the Devil's snare for this arrogant believer is to have a true and genuine change of mind and heart toward the Word of God, toward the entire doctrinal system of God. But, because of his entrenched arrogance toward the authority structures that God has set in place, it becomes doubtful that he will.
May '13 -- Escaping The Snare of The Devil - 2Tim. 2:26  -- part 2
It is God who first moves man toward repentance and conversion. But he can be so permeated by the evil he is involved in that he resists such turning to God. And he can become so arrogant and bitter that he will not turn to the Lord, or return to the Lord.
April '13 -- Escaping The Snare of The Devil - 2Tim. 2:26  -- part 1
This passage is directed toward believers in Jesus Christ, who through either their own negative volition in rejecting Bible Doctrine, or through their own carelessness allowed themselves to drift away from it, have now been taken captive by Satan and are doing his will in their lives.
March '13 -- Romans 8  -- part 7
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” Rom. 8:35
February '13 -- Romans 8  -- part 6
“Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” Rom. 8:34
January '13 -- Romans 8  -- part 5
God's eternal purpose concerning those he has chosen and brought to Christ is for their ultimate good. And these passages have effectively concluded that God is on our side and is working on our behalf. If God is for us, and He is, then who can be against us?


2012 Newsletters

December '12 -- Romans 8  -- part 4
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” Rom. 8:29
November '12 -- Romans 8  -- part 3
We pray for things we think we want, but the Spirit knows that they are nothing but lusts. So he prays for us concerning the deepest desires of our hearts;“With groanings which cannot be uttered.” Rom.8:26
October '12 -- Romans 8  -- part 2
Our inner essence is being changed by means of the dynamics of faith, the Word of God, and the filling of the Holy Spirit. These three concepts, coupled with going through various trials in life create a spiritual phenomena inside of us which transforms us in the inner man bringing us into conformity to Christ.
September '12 -- Romans 8  -- part 1
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Rom. 8:18
August '12 -- Health and Healing  -- part 5
Do you just wish that you felt better, or do you really want to feel better? You have to want to change; You have to want to seek after anything and everything that will help you. You have to make a decision to be well and healthy; Pray to God to be well and healthy; Commit yourselves to the course of health, and then pursue after it the rest of your lives!
July '12 -- Health and Healing  -- part 4
Weakness leads to sickness and is just the opposite of strength and health. “Is anyone of you (in the church) sick?” The scriptural approach to sickness is very interesting. In Jas. 5:14 the Apostle James is telling them to call for the elders of the church, which indicates that they were familiar with this area of dealing with sickness in their society.
June '12 -- Health and Healing  -- part 3
Prayer is the solution for the times we are suffering because of our emotions. This is so important to us all, because our emotional state can adversely affect not only our state of mind, but our bodies as well. Our physical well-being is impacted more that we realize, for the good or bad, by our emotions.
May '12 -- Health and Healing  -- part 2
In Proverbs 8 it says that all who hate wisdom love death. If death is at the opposite end of the spectrum from life and health, then they hate health! So what is our mental attitude toward health?
April '12 -- Health and Healing  -- part 1
What this study is designed to do is to look at the concepts of healing both in the OT and the NT, and from it we will see that God does want us to be healthy!
March '12 -- Return of Christ  -- part 3
“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.” 2 Thessalonians 2:8
February '12 -- Christ's Return  -- part 2
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.” 2 Thessalonians 2:7
If this Babylonian mystery religion is going forward unhindered toward their goal of world domination and control, and bringing their “super-man” to power, then it can be attributed to only one thing – that the Holy Spirit is no longer restraining them!
January '12 -- Christ's Return  -- part 1
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,” 2 Thessalonians 2:1


2011 Newsletters

December '11 -- Dealing With Demons  -- part 3
Demons promote and accompany false doctrine.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
1 John 4:1
November '11 -- Dealing With Demons  -- part 2
Demons are often brought into the home by one or more of the family members, where they can work to destroy the family dynamic of love, bonding and caring!
October '11 -- Dealing With Demons  -- part 1
In our study we are going to look at the concepts of demonism, demon activity, demon possession and demon influence. We will also look at some of the manifestations of demon activity and how it negatively impacts people's lives, health and thought life.
September '11 -- We Walk By Faith  -- part 8
Forgetting the past, accepting the present, while moving on into the future can be very difficult for us when the things of the heart so well up to the surface that we are overcome by them. But this is where Faith and the application of the Word of God comes in.
August '11 -- We Walk By Faith  -- part 7
“As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.” Faith in God and his Word is the only thing that is to be circulating through our stream of consciousness! There is to be no place for doubt, disbelief, or fear – Only Faith. Mark 5:36
July '11 -- We Walk By Faith  -- part 6
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4
June '11 -- We Walk By Faith  -- part 5
Our prayers are to be faith-prayers; prayers where we actually believe that we will get what we have asked God for! “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Matthew 21:22
May '11 -- We Walk By Faith  -- part 4
What we need to do is turn our souls in total concentration on what the Word of God is telling us, especially concerning this matter of faith, then a miraculous thing will happen. We will find our minds change from being negative and unbelieving to one of faith and hope!
April '11 -- We Walk By Faith  -- part 3
When we live by faith in the Word, the gap between heaven and earth is bridged and we are able to live a spiritual life in a material world!
March '11 -- We Walk By Faith  -- part 2
And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. Romans 4:12
February '11 -- We Walk By Faith  -- part 1
The recurring theme throughout the Bible is that God's people are to live by faith! Even our Savior, the son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, lived by faith when he was here on earth. "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith..." Hebrews 12:2
January '11 -- Christ's Sheep  -- part 3
Now the problem that the Jews had with Christ was him continually referring to himself as the Son of God... The hypocrisy was that they too were claiming that God was their father! The very thing they were accusing Christ over in the matter of blasphemy; they were saying the same thing themselves!


2010 Newsletters

December '10 -- Christ's Sheep  -- part 2
"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." John 10:28
One has no right or claim to eternal life by virtue of being physically born. It must be granted to him by Jesus Christ, who gives it only to the one who trusts him as his/her Savior.
November '10 -- Christ's Sheep  -- part 1
"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:" John 10:27
All of us have a distinctive sound to our voices. A mother knows the sound of her infant, and children know the sound of their mothers and fathers. And in those days, and still today, the sheep know the sound of their shepherd.

October '10 -- Psalm 22 -- part 6
Now what the Lord is referring to is his nephesh! His soul. And what he is saying is that not only is his nephesh more valuable than anything on earth, but also that everyone's individual nephesh is more special and valuable than anything else.

September '10 -- Psalm 22 -- part 5
The Lord has been talking about his relationship with the Father; the men surrounding him on the cross, directing all their hate toward him; he's been talking about his personal, physical suffering he was experiencing while on the cross, and now he shifts over to talk about his nephesh... His Soul.

August '10 -- Psalm 22 -- part 4
Make no mistake about it, their vicious attack on Jesus Christ was an attack on his soul! They wanted to destroy his soul; they wanted to destroy his trust in Yahweh; they wanted to get some kind of sinful flesh reaction from him - but they failed!

July '10 -- Psalm 22 -- part 3
"But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts" Psalm 22:9

June '10 -- Psalm 22 -- part 2
Jesus suffered according to the will of the Father. It pleased Yahweh to crush Him. And as the result he bought our salvation because he died for our sins.

May '10 -- Psalm 22  -- part 1
Jesus Christ was subjected to public shame on the cross and the ridicule of those around him, who were saying in effect, "You failed!" But remember, the plan of God for his Son, in which the Lord had placed his full confidence, was not ending at the cross! It called for the Father to raise him from the dead after he died.

April '10 -- Our Helper
God not only chose us and saved us, but he also covenanted himself to us, to those he loves and has saved with an eternal, unbreakable covenant. And in this covenant relationship God has resolved and committed himself to be our Helper forever!

March '10 -- Contentment
"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me."  Hebrews 13:5;6
February '10 -- Power In A Clay Pot   -- part 2
"Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;"
2 Corinthians 4:9
January '10 -- Power In A Clay Pot
"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us."  2 Corinthians 4:7

 

2009 Newsletters

December '09 -- Delighting In The Word Of God - Psalm One  -- part 3
"For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish."  Psalms 1:6
November '09 -- Delighting In The Word Of God - Psalm One  -- part 2
"And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that ringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."  Psalms 1:3
October '09 -- Delighting In The Word Of God - Psalm One  -- part 1
"But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."  Psalms 1:2
September '09 -- Separation From Negative People - Psalm One
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful."  Psalms 1:1
August '09 -- Immortalily
One of the questions that has been debated over the years in Christianity is concerning the soul of man. Not so much as to its composition, but is it eternal? Perhaps we can shed some light on the subject by bringing out what the Word has to say on the matter and where the doctrine of the eternality of the soul came from.
July '09 -- Looking Unto Jesus  -- part 2
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Hebrews 12:2
June '09 -- Looking Unto Jesus
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Hebrews 12:2
May '09 -- Listen To The Chorus  -- part 4
"For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."  2 Peter 1:8
April '09 -- Listen To The Chorus  -- part 3
"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."  2 Peter 1:4
March '09 -- Listen To The Chorus  -- part 2
"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."  2 Peter 1:4
February '09 -- Listen To The Chorus  -- part 1
"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity."  2 Peter 1:5-7
January '09 -- Who Is Jesus Christ?
The question for almost two thousand years is, who is Jesus Christ? Some have called him a good man, others a great teacher, still others a divine being and for many an object of cursing and hatred. But for those who have trusted him as their Savior, he is the Son of the Most High God, very God himself.

 

2008 Newsletters

December '08 -- Parable Of The Tenants
"Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours."  Luke 20:13,14
November '08 -- Faith Ideas  -- part 3
The Bible tells us that we're to live by faith, that we're to walk by faith and that apart from faith it's impossible to please God. We've also seen that as we come down to the end of the age that the angelic conflict will intensify making it more and more difficult for God's people to live in the spiritual life dynamic and keep moving forward in the plan of God by faith.
October '08 -- Faith Ideas  -- part 2
The Bible tells us that we're to live by faith, that we're to walk by faith and that apart from faith it's impossible to please God. We've also seen that as we come down to the end of the age that the angelic conflict will intensify making it more and more difficult for God's people to live in the spiritual life dynamic and keep moving forward in the plan of God by faith.
September '08 -- Faith Ideas  -- part 1
The Bible tells us that we're to live by faith, that we're to walk by faith and that apart from faith it's impossible to please God. We've also seen that as we come down to the end of the age that the angelic conflict will intensify making it more and more difficult for God's people to live in the spiritual life dynamic and keep moving forward in the plan of God by faith.
August '08 -- Sense Of Security  -- part 3
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
1 John 4:18
July '08 -- Sense Of Security  -- part 2
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
1 John 4:18
June '08 -- Sense Of Security  -- part 1
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
1 John 4:18
May '08 -- Grace Versus Human Good
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away."  Isaiah 64:6
April '08 -- The Nephilim
"And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."  Genesis 6:1,2
March '08 -- Living In Tranquility  -- part 2
"For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty."  1 Timothy 2:2
February '08 -- Living In Tranquility  -- part 1
"For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty."  1 Timothy 2:2
January '08 -- Weary of Life  -- part 2
"And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me. And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her."  Genesis 9:18-20

 

2007 Newsletters

December '07 -- Weary Of Life  -- part 1
"And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?"  Genesis 27:46
November '07 -- Joseph's Suffering And Triumph
To begin with there isn't any way that we can fully do justice in our short study to Joseph's life, but what we can hope to do is study the trauma that he experienced out of all this, how it impacted his life and the faith that sustained him.  "Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good"  Genesis 50:20
October '07 -- The Father
"Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?"  Hebrews 12:9
September '07 -- The Leading Of The Holy Spirit
The fact that there are people on earth who are led by the Holy Spirit is an attestation that they belong to God. It is similar to the shepherd leading his sheep.  "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,"  Romans 8:14
August '07 -- Strikings The Sails - Forward Momentum  -- conclusion
This study is really a study on the necessity for faith in the Christian life. A nautical metaphor is used, not only because it is based upon the text, but because there are so many things involved in the Christian life that are brought out in it.  "And if he shrinks back,"  Hebrews 10:37
July '07 -- Strikings The Sails - Forward Momentum  -- part 3
And, as the navigator always looked up the the sun in heavens, or the moon in the heavens, so do believers always have to look to heaven to ascertain where they are in the plan of God!  "And if he shrinks back,"  Hebrews 10:37
June '07 -- Strikings The Sails - Forward Momentum  -- part 2 correction!
It is as we stick with Bible Doctrine, live by faith and grow in the Word that our faith continues to grow unto the place of absolute confidence.  "And if he shrinks back,"  Hebrews 10:37
May '07 -- Forward Momentum
It is as we stick with Bible Doctrine, live by faith and grow in the Word that our faith continues to grow unto the place of absolute confidence.  "For ye have need of patience,"  Hebrews 10:36
April '07 -- Parable Of The Sower
Many have wondered over the years why is it that some people believe on Christ and some don't. Many Pastors have also wondered as to why some believers continue on with the Word over the years, while most seem to fall by the wayside. The Lord gives us understanding in this matter in the parable of the sower. "He spake by a parable:"  Luke 8:4
March '07 -- Power For Life
The Lord told us that in this life we will have pressure. "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."  John 16:33
February '07 -- Hell's Still Waiting -- part 2
This is the second part of Hell's Still Waiting. "There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores."  Luke 16:19-21
January '07 -- Hell's Still Waiting  -- part 1
People today don't talk about hell any more, not even in many churches. But just because we don't talk about hell doesn't mean that it went away! It's still there and it's still waiting. The question is, is it waiting for you? If you have not believed on Jesus Christ as your Savior, then it is waiting for you.

 

2006 Newsletters

December '06 -- Without Faith
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."  Hebrews 11:6
November '06 -- Conformation or Transformation?
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."  Romans 12:2
October '06 -- Hope  -- part 2
Even the believer in Christ, who has blown every opportunity that God has given him to appropriate his grace, who has willingly and persistently refused to live by faith in the Word of God and who has rebelled against God's will for his or her life, even if they are taken out of this life under the sin unto death, even that believer has hope!
September '06 -- Hope  -- part 1
Hope is the confident expectation that good awaits you in the future. It is not a wish or desire that good things will happen to you in the future, but the confidence that they will! The mental attitude of hope is one of the most important dynamics that a believer can have going on inside of him, and is to be cultivated along with faith and love.
August '06 -- Eve's Lust  -- part 3
This is the third part of Eve's Lust. "And thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."  Genesis 3:16b
July '06 -- Eve's Lust  -- part 2
This is the second part of Eve's Lust. "And thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."  Genesis 3:16b
June '06 -- Eve's Lust  -- part 1
From the beginning of the Bible to its final revelation there is one theme that stands throughout it and that is the matter of authority and Bible Doctrine. The Apostle James tells us that God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. He commands us to submit to the authority of God and to resist the devil. "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."  James 4:7
May '06 -- A Vexed Soul
A tormented soul comes about for the average believer as the result of a breakdown of not having the inner spiritual dynamic, that God has provided for us all, actively operating on the inside in their soul, and from being exposed to a variety of negative external concepts surrounding the believer in the society.
April '06 -- Angry Wives
God has designed marriage to be a blessing to both the man and his wife, and the home to be a place of tranquility, a place where one can go to relax, a place for healing, but in so many homes today in our modern world marriage has become a setting of ongoing hostility between the husband and wife and the home a battle ground.
March '06 -- The World
In the Old Testament the concept of the world, or the kosmos, is never used, only the words the heavens and the earth, but in the New Testament it is referred to many times. And it can refer to several things depending on the context: the earth itself, the inhabitants of the earth, the universe, and the system of control that Satan uses to control the people of the earth and keep them in bondage.
February '06 -- Sin and Human Good
"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures".
1 Corinthians 15:3
January '06 -- Fellowship with the Father
One of the most commonly used words found throughout churches today in Christianity is fellowship. But it is used mainly in the context of fellowship between fellow believers in Christ. "We had great fellowship with each other", or they talk about their fellowship hour down at the church.

 

2005 Newsletters

December '05 -- Justice or Grace
"Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face."  Psalm 89:14

"Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne"

November '05 -- Doctrine of Election
For several centuries now Christianity has been divided over the subject of Arminianism, where man in free will can choose for salvation, and the doctrine of election, where God sovereignly chooses individuals for salvation. This is a vast doctrinal field to cover and one can spend years bringing forth the exegesis on the subject.
October '05 -- Doctrine of Election
For several centuries now Christianity has been divided over the subject of Arminianism, where man in free will can choose for salvation, and the doctrine of election, where God sovereignly chooses individuals for salvation. This is a vast doctrinal field to cover and one can spend years bringing forth the exegesis on the subject.
September '05 -- The Proper Application of the Doctrine of Election
This is a short study covering 37 points...
1. The doctrine of election, along with the millions of other Christian doctrines, is basically for believers in Christ only.
2. The doctrine of the gospel, where Christ died for our sins, was buried and raised again, and that salvation comes by faith alone in Christ alone is the only Christian doctrine for the unsaved.
August '05 -- Doctrine of Election
For several centuries now Christianity has been divided over the subject of Arminianism, where man in free will can choose for salvation, and the doctrine of election, where God sovereignly chooses individuals for salvation. This is a vast doctrinal field to cover and one can spend years bringing forth the exegesis on the subject.
July '05 -- Whole Counsel Training
"For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God."  Acts 20:27.  As Paul was returning back to Jerusalem, he called to himself the elders of the church at Ephesus to impart to them certain doctrinal concepts. In this matter he told them that he had communicated to them the whole counsel of God.
June '05 -- The Disappearance of Grace Believers
Pride, carnality, worldliism, idolatry, hedonism, materialism, lust gratification, human good, self righteousness, debauchery, moral and immoral degeneracy, came into the picture as the people of God turned away from the Word of God. We are seeing it today as David saw it in his day and wrote about it in Psalm 12.
May '05 -- Romanism versus Christianity
There are many Christians today who think that the Roman Catholic Church is a Christian church and that people can get saved by being a member of it and by holding to its teachings.  As always personal issues are never the issue, but what does the Word of God have to say on this matter.
April '05 --- Holiness and Godliness
" But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,"  2 Peter 3: 10, 11
March '05 -- Sons of Bible Doctrine
"Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways."  Proverbs 8:32.  It has been said that doctrine divides.  It does!  It divides the sheep from the goats; the saved from the unsaved; the true believer in Christ from the false Christian.
February '05 -- Demonic Fear
"But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.  And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee."  1 Samuel 16:14,15
January '05 -- Faith I.D.E.A.S.
"Whatsoever things ye ask for, by means of prayer, believing, ye shall receive."  Our faith should soar and our confidence in the Lord grow because that means that the "sky's the limit" for all believers in Christ!

 

2004 Newsletters

December '04 -- December 25th
"Christmas Day or Mithras' Day?"  It's coming around to that time of the year when many throughout the country celebrate Christmas.  The question is, is Christmas a Christian holiday?  Or, is it a pagan holiday that has been brought into Christianity and accepted as Christian?
Novemebr '04 -- The Seed
"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ".  Galatians 3:16
October '04 -- The Throne of Grace
"Let us boldly approach the throne of grace, so that we may find mercy and grace to help us in our time of need."  Hebrews 4:16
September '04 -- Barking Dogs
"Of them the proverbs are true: 'A dog returns to its vomit,' and, 'A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud.'"  2 Peter 2:22
August '04 -- "Where is the Love?"
"Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold."  Matthew 24:12
July '04 -- Resisting the Devil by the Power of Christ
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power."  Ephesians 6:10
June '04 -- The Lord Our Strength
"Look to Yahweh and his strength; seek his face always."  Psalm 105:4
May '04 -- The Importance of Faith
"For we walk by faith, not by sight."  2 Corinthians 5:7
April '04 -- Transitions
"The world and its lusts are passing away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever."  1 John 2:17
March '04 -- What would Happen?
What would happen if that which we believed were going to happen in the future had already taken place in the recent past?



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