Jesus on the Left Side: The Books of Samuel

The Main Message Even the best human leaders fail us, but God is faithful to his people and He has promised a king who would be powerful, wise, righteous and faithful, the Messiah. The books of Samuel tell the story of four leaders (Eli, Samuel, Saul and David), each of whom ultimately failed to secure …

Making the Case For Premillennialism

Divine Election, Israel, & Last Things As we prepare for the Divine War Machine to begin to move in judgment, we need to pause to look at Divine Election and what it means for Israel and the Doctrine of Last Things. Drs. MacArthur and Ryrie offer some excellent wisdom for us and we will look …

Jesus on the Left Side: Ruth

The book of Ruth, a short narrative with a, mostly, pastoral tone, is one of the most beautiful pieces of literature in the Bible. The few characters in the story, with the exception of Boaz (1 Chronicles 2:11–12), are unmentioned elsewhere in the Hebrew Bible, and, in contrast to most other biblical narratives, the concern …

On Switching to the NIV

  Why is Exploring the Truth moving to the New International Version as our primary English Bible Translation? The most widely used English translation Depending upon the source, you will find that the NIV is used by between 40% and 60% of Bible readers who use an English Translation. This makes NIV the most widely …

Rapture and the 2nd Coming (Full Notes)

The Rapture vs The 2nd Coming The Rapture A catching Away (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) Christ comes for the Bride (John 14:1-3) Occurs before the Tribulation (Revelation 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:9) Ushers in a time of great distress on earth (Matthew 24:25-28) Rescue believers, whose sins were judged at the cross from wrath (Revelation 3:10) Believers, …

The Rapture vs the 2nd Coming of Christ

Since we will be discussing the Rapture vs the 2nd Coming of Christ, on Sunday, it seemed good to share some information. (These notes are gathered from my study in the Jeremiah Study Bible and notes I took on Dr. Jeremiah’s sermon series, Agents of the Apocalypse). It is very important to note: These are …

Revelation Study: The Local Church

Since Revelation contains many addresses and promises to the “Local Church,” it is important to pause and reflect, a little, on what the Local Church is… The Local Church (Adapted from the Baptist Faith & Message) The Local Church, following the New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ, is an autonomous local congregation of …

Revelation Chapter 3

To the church at Sardis And to the angel of the church in Sardis write… At the time Jesus spoke these words to John, the ancient city of Sardis had seen its best days and had started to decline. Yet it was a wealthy city, situated at the junction of several important roads and trade …