Theology Category

The Church Ever Shall Prevail

Paul in listing the persecutions and trials of his mission concluded, “Besides those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily the care of all the churches.”—2 Cor 11:28. These included churches which he had founded. Yet, even to those churches, he had to constantly defend his apostleship. If there was anyone who […]

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Gideon’s 300

  As the 300 listened to the Bible Study at Lakewood Church on financial freedom, I was reminded of Gideon’s 300. The Midianites had been terrorizing Israel for seven years with an army of 135,000. Gideon only had 32,000 men but that was way too many for God. God continually had Gideon cut his army […]

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Did Jesus Ever Fail in His Ministry?

What did this look like? Did Jesus actually pray for people in Nazareth and nothing happen? Did he make an attempt to do a mighty work and fail, because of the peoples’ unbelief? Or does it mean he knew their hearts and did not even attempt a great miracles except for healing a few sick […]

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Eleazar’s Hand Clave to the Sword

January 4th, on my 76th birthday, I am meditating on David’s mighty men, his army of rebels. 2 Samuel 23:9-10: “Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away: […]

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Lion Hearted Men of God

In my unqualified support of President Trump many unbelievers and even many Christians have claimed I am hypocritical and inconsistent in holding him up as a brother in the Lord, while I daily condemn sin on campus. They just don’t see how Trump can possibly be regarded as a Christian. I fear that if they […]

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Building the Church

Our host this week is a retired prison administrator, who now teaches a Bible study in prison. His favorite question to his students is, “How many of you were regularly going to church, when you were arrested?” The answer is always the same, without fail, none of them were attending church, when they got into […]

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Mark Of The Beast

Have you ever heard this? “I don’t interpret the Bible; I just take it for what it says.” If there is any book in the Bible that needs to be interpreted, it is the Revelation. The Revelation is a vision. The difference between a dream and a vision is that with a vision one is […]

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Revelation chapters 16 & 17, “It Is Done!”

In Chapter 16 of Revelation, the great voice out of the temple pronounces, “It is done.” What is done? For the answer join us for our weekly study on Revelation at 7 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 31, in the Smock living room either in person or via FaceBook live stream. To enjoy Sister […]

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The War Between Good and Evil

Notes on Revelation 12&13: The essential theme of Revelation is the war of the ages between good and evil. We learn through John’s vision that events of heaven correspond to actions on earth. In Chapters 12 & 13 we receive through terrible images a distinct conception of the powerful foes with whom the Christian has […]

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The Throne Room of God

Popular images reveal Heaven to be a final destination of tranquility and peace, almost a boring place, to where we go when we die, a glorious retirement home far, far away. John the Revelator had a much different vision of Heaven; he “looked, and, behold, a door was open in Heaven.”—Rev 4:1 John walks us […]

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