Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | Boldly Confessing Christ

By: George Zellar Luke 12:4-12 As blood-bought believers it is our privilege to proudly confess that Christ is our Lord (Rom. 10:9-10). The word “confess” [homo–same; logeô–to speak] means “to speak the same thing, to agree.” Thus we are to publically and vocally agree with what God has said concerning His Son (1 John 5:9-12). May we not be afraid to publically claim Him as our own. During the great Christian persecutions of the second and third centuries, those believers who would not deny the [...]

By | 2018-06-18T11:44:37+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | Hebrews 6

By: Daniel Goepfrich A Warning for Those Who Fall Away Hebrews 6 continues the theme of maturity from the end of chapter five and provides the third warning. Hebrews 6:1-8 is one of the most debated sections in the book because of the strong warning of judgment. However, all of chapter six is part of a parenthetical section in the middle of the Hebrews 5:10 and Hebrews 7:1 teaching on Melchizedek. Simply put, a believer (which the writer assumes all the readers [...]

By | 2018-06-18T11:26:54+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: |0 Comments

What is American Independence?

Nathan Birr Today we celebrate Independence Day. We celebrate freedom, liberty, opportunity—values at the core of America. And yet, many Americans have lost the true meaning of independence. It has come to represent unhindered extravagance, unrestrained indulgence, and unbridled autonomy. But if you read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or other writings of the founding fathers or accounts of their conversations, you will not see such a description of independence. Their intent was not to throw off all authority or create [...]

By | 2018-07-04T10:26:22+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | Sacrificing One’s Son for the Salvation of Many

By: George Zellar This remarkable story of heroism comes from an 1896 newspaper article: “Albert Drecker is the bridgetender at the Passaic river draw bridge, on the Newark and New York railroad. On Friday afternoon, just previous to the time for a passenger train to reach the bridge, the draw was open. Mr. Drecker knew that the train was coming. He began to turn the bridge, so as to close the draw before its arrival. At this moment he saw his ten [...]

By | 2018-06-15T13:47:46+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | Hebrews 4-5

By: Daniel Goepfrich Israel's Eternal Rest Hebrews 4 continues the second warning by expanding on the concept of promised rest from chapter three. Under Moses and Joshua, the Israelites thought that reaching the Promised Land was the extent of their rest. However, the promise was not limited to the rest from slavery that “Joshua had given them” because “the promise of entering his rest remains open,” both in the writer’s time and until today (Hebrews 4:1-9). Coming back to Psalm 95, the [...]

By | 2018-06-15T09:46:18+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: |0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | Auto Recalls and the Creator’s Recall

By: George Zellar Romans 5:12-21 Many cars are being recalled today because of manufacturing defects. Here is another recall: The Maker of all humanity is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the central component of the heart (Jeremiah 17:9). The defect is known as S-I-N and this defect will eventually ruin every unit that is not repaired (James 1:15). The original unit was extremely well-made (Genesis 1:31). The serious defect is due to [...]

By | 2018-06-15T05:35:48+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |3 Comments

The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | Hebrews 3

By: Daniel Goepfrich Jesus Greater than Moses Hebrews 3 continues the writer’s subject of Jesus the Man and introduces his next major comparison. Not only is Jesus better than the angels, but he is also superior to Moses (Hebrews 3:1-6). For the Jewish readers, this was a significant claim, because no one in Jewish history is greater than Moses.[1] He was the great law-giver, the one who faithfully led the Israelites from Egypt, oversaw the building of the Tabernacle, and mediated the Law between [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:56:46+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: |0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | Heaven’s Immigration Policy

By: George Zellar America is divided over the matter of immigration and over the question of who should be allowed to enter the country. Some believe that almost anyone should be allowed to enter the country, with very few restrictions. Others believe that it is a national security risk to have open borders and they do not want foreigners entering our country unless they have been very carefully vetted. They believe that welcoming new citizens into our nation should only happen through the [...]

By | 2018-06-14T14:20:20+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | Hebrews 2

By: Daniel Goepfrich The First Warning Hebrews 2 continues the writer’s comparison between Jesus and the angels and introduces the first of five warning passages in the letter. The writer’s concern was that the readers’ situation would cause them to “drift” from “what we have heard”(Hebrews 2:1-2), referring to the revelation that came through Jesus. Drifting could result in “neglect,”which would bring some sort ofpunishment. In fact, the writer pondered, if the old message delivered by angels[1] resulted in punishment for those who [...]

By | 2018-06-09T14:36:19+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: Bible Study|Tags: |0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | Special Resurrection Appearances

By: George Zellar 1 Corinthians 15:3-10 The sovereign, all-wise Lord had determined ahead of time to whom He would appear after His resurrection. These special appearances are fascinating, as God certainly had unique purposes for each one. 1) To the Women: In a Roman society dominated by males, His first two appearances were to women (John 20:14-17; Matthew 28:9). Frutchenbaum commented, “The fact that the second appearance was also to women and not to men strengthens the argument that the Gospel accounts are genuine. [...]

By | 2018-06-09T14:18:52+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments