Taking an Eternal Perspective
March 4th, 2021
“Taking an Eternal Perspective”By Dave HuntThe following is excerpted from Dave Hunt’s book “An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith,” on pages 98-99; and published in 2006 by The Berean Call, located in Bend, Oregon.“God has an eternal purpose for our lives now and in the life we enter after death. Our passion should be to know and to fulfill that purpose, beginning here on this earth. One day very soo...
GOD ALWAYS DOES GREAT THINGS
February 11th, 2021
In Romans 7, the apostle Paul spoke of a perverse law at work within him that caused him to do the very opposite of what he really wanted to do. He wrote that whenever he wanted to do what was good, he found evil present inside him. So the good he wanted to do, he did not do; and the evil that he wanted to avoid, he kept doing. He went through this frustrating struggle until he finally cried, “O w...
AVOID THE TEMPTATION TO TRUST YOURSELF
February 11th, 2021
The Bible tells us that God is thinking of us constantly. King David once wrote,“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand” (Psalm 139:17-18).The next time you get discouraged, take an hour or so and go sit on the beach. Pick up a handful of sand and let it trickle through your fingers. Try to ...
THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIAN LIFE
February 11th, 2021
When I was growing up, my dad was a salesman who worked on commission. That was great when he had a huge real estate deal in the works worth thousands of dollars in commission, such as the time he was involved in the sale of the Anaheim property to Disneyland. That was a “feast” time for our family. But we had our share of “famines” too.I remember as a kid how quickly a change in circumstance coul...
Have The Time Of Your Life
August 4th, 2020
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“If I perish I perish”
April 11th, 2020
By Jeff RussellMark 15:43-46 -Matthew 27:57-60 - John 19:38-42 - Luke 23:50-53For the past week I have been writing and reading many different devotions having to do with Good Friday and the Resurrection. Interestingly enough I found many things regarding Good Friday and the Resurrection but when it came to Saturday, that day in between, not so much! Some celebrate it as a day of silence. Some cal...
Be Anxious For Nothing
April 7th, 2020
Be Anxious For NothingBy Jeff Russell Worry about NOTHING    Pray about EVERYTHINGBe anxious for nothingIt’s an epidemic that spans the globe, all generations and likely has invaded your home and your heart as well. Call it “worry” or “anxiety,” most of us suffer at times through sleepless nights, anxious days and of course something on our minds that just won’t go away. Sound familiar?Anxiety is ...
I AM THE REURRECTION AND THE LIFE
March 27th, 2020
I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFEBy J. RussellAre You A True Believer?For many years now Pastor Terry Reynolds and I have been writing on living in the last days. You see, many people view God as a sort of cosmic bellhop sitting on a damp cloud passing out cheap forgiveness with no need of repentance. Not too long ago I asked my students a question, “What is the Gospel?”  to my surprise not one p...
The Rapture and the Day of the Lord Part II
March 18th, 2020
The Day of the LordBy Jeff Russell  INTRODUCTIONPaul now expands God's prophetic plan as he moves from the Rapture to the time after the Rapture - The Day of the Lord. The term is used 25 times in the Bible, of which only 5 times are in the NT. The term “Day of God” is used in 2 Peter 3:12- Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissol...
The Rapture and the Day of the Lord
January 11th, 2020
The Rapture and the Day of the LordPart I - The Rapture 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18In First Thessalonians 4:13-18 the Apostle Paul is writing to the Thessalonians in part due to a misunderstanding regarding those Believers who had died and the Rapture of the Body of Christ. It was a tough time to be a Christian.Regarding the teaching of the Rapture of the Body of Christ we would like to point out that...