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Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | This Poor Man Cried

By: George Zellar Psalm 34:6-18 “This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles” (Psalm 34:6). “I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me” (Psalm 40:17). “O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy” (Psalm 86:1). “I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying” (Psalm 70:5). “I am poor and needy, and my heart [...]

By |2018-10-07T14:10:14-06:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | The Single Eye

By: George Zellar Matthew 6:19-24 “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness” (Matt. 6:22-23). We need to return to the simplicity that is in Christ and have the proper focus and goal. The single eye refers to single-minded devotion, single undivided loyalty. The heart’s eye is fixed on Christ alone, and thus the body is [...]

By |2018-10-01T06:23:15-06:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | Law and Grace

By: George Zellar “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). The law reflects God’s holy and righteous standards to which we have all miserably failed to measure up. Grace involves God’s love and unmerited favor, freely bestowed on wretched sin- ners who do not deserve one drop of kindness. They deserve judgment and wrath instead. The law demands righteousness; grace freely justifies (Rom. 3:24). The law utterly condemns the best person; grace [...]

By |2018-09-24T05:41:57-06:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | Lessons from the Repentant Malefactor

By: George Zellar Luke 23:39-43 In this brief yet highly significant passage, a number of vital truths are revealed, especially as relating to salvation: † 1) God specializes in saving wretched sinners. This man was an evildoer (Luke 23:39), guilty of a crime punishable by death. He knew he deserved his fate. He admitted “we receive the due reward of our deeds” (Luke 23:41). †2) Wicked unbelievers can repent and have a genuine change of heart. Earlier, this man had joined the other [...]

By |2018-08-28T14:03:17-06:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | The Fatal Mistake

By: George Zellar Luke 12:16-21 A believer depends completely on Jesus Christ, just as a skydiver depends fully on his parachute. No matter how sincere we are, no matter how well we have tried to live, without the Saviour we will surely perish: “He that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36). Likewise, the parachutist’s life depends on one vital piece of equipment. He must not trust his own ability to [...]

By |2018-08-27T05:41:28-06:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | Salvation and Discipleship

By: George Zellar John 8:30-36; Luke 14:25-33; John 6:60-69 (1) Salvation is free and “without price” (Rom. 6:23; Isa. 55:1), although salvation is certainly not cheap (1 Pet. 1:18-19; 1 Cor. 6:20). Discipleship is costly and the cost must be counted (Luke 14:25-33). (2) Salvation takes place in an instant of time (Acts 2:47). Discipleship is a life-long process (John 8:31; Matthew 28:19-20). (3) Salvation is believing on Christ (Acts 16:30-31). Discipleship is following Christ (Matt. 4:18- 22) and learning from Him [...]

By |2018-08-27T05:24:03-06:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | The Plague of Pluralism

By: George Zellar John 14:1-6 We are sometimes told that it does not really matter what people believe, as long as they are sincere in their beliefs. Yet, does it matter if a sincere pharmacist puts the wrong pills in a bottle? Does it matter if a surgeon sincerely believes he removed a kidney when, in fact, he removed the liver? Does it matter if a woman eats a poisonous mushroom, thinking it would be nourishing? What a person believes makes a [...]

By |2018-07-19T15:39:55-06:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Ever-Increasing Difficulty of Finding a Biblical Church

By: Steve Hanna I recently retired after about 40 years of working (6 years in the military and 34 years in the oil and gas industry) and moved to Florida. We have been here for about three years and finally found a church that is biblical for the most part. Prior to finding a church, we investigated and visited a dozen or more churches within 20 miles of our home and only found one that was somewhat acceptable. Over the years we [...]

By |2018-08-14T17:28:49-06:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | The Sobering Exclusiveness and Wonderful Inclusiveness of the Gospel

By: George Zellar Acts 4:1-12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). There is only one Savior for everyone living under heaven. There is only one Name, Jesus Christ of Nazareth (Acts 4:10), by which men can be saved. There is no other Savior and there is no other Name. Jesus is the only way, and no one can come to the Father except [...]

By |2018-07-19T13:02:02-06:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | The Transforming Power of the Gospel

By: George Zellar Galatians 1:13-24 The life of Saul of Tarsus exemplified the transforming power of the gospel: “He which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed” (Gal. 1:23). The church’s greatest enemy became the church’s greatest preacher. Jacob DeShazer was a sergeant with the Doolittle bombing raid of Japan. His plane landed in Japanese occupied China, and he was captured. He spent over three years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp where he was tortured and [...]

By |2018-07-18T05:47:59-06:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments