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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

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | Pierced by a Mighty Sword

By: George Zellar Acts 2:36-40 “Now when they heard [Peter’s message given at Pentecost] they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?” What the Spirit of God did in the hearts of these unsaved Jews on this momentous day was truly staggering. The English word “prick” as used today merely means to pierce slightly, but the Greek term used above goes much deeper. They were cut to [...]

By |2018-07-17T14:57:48-06:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | The Absurdity of Rejecting Eternal Security

By: George Zellar If a man could lose his salvation, the following would have to happen.... 1.  He would have to perish, which Christ said could never happen (John 10:28). 2. Christ would have to cast him out, which He promised never to do (John 6:37). 3. Christ would have to leave him, which He said He would never do (Heb. 13:5). 4. God would have to break the salvation “chain” of Romans 8:29-30 which clearly declares that every justified person will [...]

By |2018-07-17T05:50:37-06:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | Professing That They Know God

By: George Zellar Titus 1:10-16 “Unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate” (Titus 1:15-16). These unbelievers profess (confess with their mouth) that they know God, but by the way they live they deny this profession. The message of their life contradicts the message of their lips. Not everyone who professes Christ [...]

By |2018-07-14T08:01:00-06:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 |2018-06-18T11:44:37-06:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|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 |2018-07-04T10:26:22-06:00July 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 |2018-06-15T13:47:46-06:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|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 |2018-06-15T05:35:48-06:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |4 Comments