Depression

Psychiatric definition of depression:  “When a person feels sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or ‘down in the dumps.’  Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods.  True depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an extended period ofContinue reading “Depression”

Truth

2,000 years ago Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor who sentenced Jesus to die on a Roman Cross, asked Jesus: “What is truth?” (John 18: 38) Jesus had previously claimed of himself: “I am . . . the truth.” (John 14: 6) Speaking about truth on another occasion, Jesus emphasized that when people embrace and comeContinue reading “Truth”

Solid Foundation

It’s just plain ol’ common sense: if someone begins to construct a building that will stand firm and last a long time, they should always begin with a solid foundation. If you don’t have a solid, strong foundation, whatever you construct on that foundation will fall apart and collapse.  God is engaged in the lifelong processContinue reading “Solid Foundation”

Soldiers Training Manual

God’s Prayer Warriors Terms and Rules of Enemy Engagement Our Arsenal of Major Weapons of Our Warfare: “Know Your Enemy” is a concept taught in a book entitled The Art Of War, written 2,700 years ago by a famed Chinese military general named Sun Tzu. This ancient book is still studied in our United StatesContinue reading “Soldiers Training Manual”

Hidden Scroll

The sun began to slip below the far horizon, it’s many-hued rays fanned out across the darkening sky. Turning and gazing back from the high, wind-swept, rocky promontory where they paused momentarily, the six dust-covered, weary travelers could see myriads of scattered spots of refracted sunlight sparkling like liquid diamonds on the waves of theContinue reading “Hidden Scroll”

Bible Overview

Recently, some of my students (pre-believers and new believers in Jesus) asked me to teach them a brief overview of the Bible. They wanted the Bible “in a nutshell.” They didn’t want an in-depth history of the Old and New Testaments, nor did they want a verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible. They simply wanted aContinue reading “Bible Overview”

The B-I-B-L-E

Before I chose to become a follower of Jesus, I had never opened a Bible or looked inside one. Oh, I knew some people read and studied the Bible in churches, but I felt it was a somewhat mysterious, secret book with a black cover that people carried with them to church. Besides never havingContinue reading “The B-I-B-L-E”

The Rapture of the Church

[NOTE: This teaching originally appeared first as some recorded spoken messages in the 1950’s, as some written articles in the 1960’s, then put together as a pamphlet written in the 1970’s, by Bill Britton of Springfield, Missouri. Bill was one of the first evangelical, bibliocentric Jesus-believers in our era to question the pre-tribulation rapture theory.Continue reading “The Rapture of the Church”

Imagine That

I’m going to teach you a quick lesson in human makeup. God created humans as three-part beings, somewhat fashioned after his three-part being–The Trinity. Three parts, yet one; one, yet three. Humans are created with a spirit, a soul, and a body. Think of a bullseye or a target with a circle in the centerContinue reading “Imagine That”

Creating My Future

Both my past and my future begin right now, this very instant.  My past is ever swirling and eddying behind me, and my future ever beginning, ever unfolding  endlessly before me, ever becoming my past, ever changing . . . God and I ever co-creating it according to his eternal purposes for my life.” Previously,Continue reading “Creating My Future”