Joel is an end-times prophecy which closely interlocks with other prophecies about the coming Day of the Lord in which the old creation will be destroyed and a new world free from sin, death, and evil will be created.

The Road from Ephesus to Sardis

Our church like so many others has lost our first love and is now on the path toward being a zombie church – dead but with a reputation for being alive. What can/should be done?

Ezekiel 38-39

Much misinformation has been promulgated concerning current events in the Middle East in relation to the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 – the so-called Gog-Magog invasion. We attempt to set the record straight about what the Bible actually says instead of conjecture.

1 Timothy 6:11-21

Paul concludes this first pastoral letter to Timothy with more encouragements and warnings – encouragement to remain faithful to his calling, and warning about earthly wealth and false teachings.

1 Timothy 6:3-10

Paul begins summing up his letter to Timothy with admonition to remain true to the Gospel teaching he has recieved. He continues with a warning about the dangers of the love of money.

1 Timothy 5:17-6:2

Paul finishes his specific instructions for pastoral ministry with instructions to honor elders and for disciplining elders found guilty of transgressions. Paul charges Timothy against partiality and advises care and patience in choosing church servants. Paul finishes with instruction for bondservants to honor and respect their masters.

The Coming Electoral Train Wreck

Train falling off burning bridge

Think the 2020 presidential election was a disaster? You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet! Think the Biden presidency is a travesty? Get ready for worse to come. For the time being, former President Donald Trump is the clear leader in the race for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. Despite The Donald’s … More…

1 Timothy 4:12 – 5:16

We continue our look at 1 Timothy with Paul’s advise to Timothy about assuming leadership at Ephesus. Then we examine Paul’s instructions about church provision for widows.

1 Timothy 3:14 – 4:11

We continue our study of 1 Timothy. Paul begins by describing the church as the pillar of Truth in the world. Then gives a brief Gospel summary he calls “The mystery of godliness.” He tnen gives a warning about the presence of false teachers, and concludes with an admonition for us to train ourselves in godliness.

1 Timothy 3:8-13

We continue our study of 1 Timothy with Paul’s instructions for appointing deacons within the church. We note that deacons are servants with no leadership function. We concluded with a review of Paul’s instructions about overseers and deacons and the questions these instructions raise for today’s churches.