Rapture vs Glorious Appearing

Differences Between Our Blessed Hope (the Rapture) and the Glorious Appearing (2nd Coming)   Before we look at some differences between the Rapture and the 2nd Coming, we need to look at 2 terms that the Bible uses for the event we call the Rapture of the Church.   The first is paralambano: Dr. Mounce … [Read more…]

ESV Pastor’s Bible Review

  If there is one organization that is committed to resourcing the local church, and especially pastors, it is Crossway. Crossway publishes dozens of different editions of the ESV Bible, Commentaries and other academic texts. Now, they have brought to the market, in a single volume, the ideal resource for the minister who is always … [Read more…]

On the Local Church

Beloved, First, thank you for your faithfulness and prayer. We are grateful for you taking the time to visit this site for the resources, here.  I want to make sure that we clarify something for you though; I need to make sure that you understand where we stand on church membership. 1. Exploring the Truth … [Read more…]

The King Who’s Coming

It is nearly impossible to look at the world without noticing that it has spun out of control and that’s the bad news. The good news is this: the world is right on schedule to meet its appointed culmination. How will this happen? Well if you will pardon the pop culture reference, it will happen … [Read more…]

Apostle? Prophet? Prophetess? No

  I made the following statement on Facebook: “If the pastor of your church goes by Apostle, Prophet, Prophetess, or something similar, run far and run fast. The Biblical Offices of Apostle and Prophet closed when John the Apostle and Elder passed away on Patmos. There has not been another since him. Neither shall there … [Read more…]

The Promise of a Davidic King

There are several prophecies of the continuation of the Kingdom of David and of Messiah’s Rule. In this lesson, we will post a prophecy and the associated passage of Scripture, followed by the New Testament Fulfillment Passage.  (This lesson, is the precursor to the lesson The King Who’s Coming. David’s royal line will be perpetual … [Read more…]

Unmasking the Apocalypse Recording and Notes

https://soundcloud.com/user-138132460/unmasking-the-apocalypse   Text: Revelation 1:1-3 What is an apocalypse? apocalypse/revelation Greek: apokalypsis (Luke 2:32; Rom. 8:19; 16:25; Gal. 1:12) Using the roots apo (G0575), “from, away,” and kalypto (G2572), “covering, veil,” this word means “an uncovering, revelation, disclosure.” What is being disclosed was previously hidden. In the New Testament this word is typically used of … [Read more…]