THE CALAMITY OF JOB AND THE MIND OF MAN

THE CALAMITY OF JOB AND THE MIND OF MAN by Don Trest Abstract Job is chosen by God for an unusual assignment. Satan is permitted to bring unprecedented pain and suffering to the life of Job. The troubles that come upon Job are not because of any personal sin or failing, but for the benefit […]

DO ANIMALS HAVE SOULS?

Here is a question I received recently: “I was just curious as to what the Bible says on if animals have souls or not? (:   Good question! Do animals have souls like people do? Well, yes and no. Let me explain. Animals can think (intellect), love (emotion), and make independent decisions (volition). The ability […]

ZECHARIAH: THE PROPHET OF HOPE

The visions of Zechariah offer a unique window through which to view the unfolding history of the world from the divine perspective. Zechariah shows that history progresses on a schedule and according to a plan formulated by God Himself. He is never surprised by events in real-time. He exercises sovereign oversight in the unfolding saga […]

THE GENTILE HORNS OF A JEWISH DILEMMA (ZECHARIAH 1:18-21)

The discipline of God upon the nation of Israel does not invalidate the promises God made to them. In fact, the discipline and judgments prescribed for Israel are in keeping with the promises of God in His relationship to Israel. The judgments do not negate the promises to bless Israel¬†but establish the need that Israel […]

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TITLE: THE MYSTERY IN THE MYRTLE GROVE TEXT: Zechariah 1:7-17 THEME: Zechariah received the first of eight visions detailing the future of Israel under the rule of God, particularly the restoration of Jerusalem and the temple on the temple mount, and the eventual messianic rule of the messianic king over Israel and the nations.   […]

THE GHOST OF HALLOWEEN FUTURE

Scariest Chapter of the Bible is Revelation 6 Oh, My Goodness! What a terrifying chapter…. So grateful for the deliverance assured believers and explained in I & II Thessalonians…. The Lamb opened the first four seals of the seven seals that bound the scroll. John saw a white horse, followed by fiery red horse, followed […]

PASTORAL PERSPECTIVE: WHEN A SON GETS MARRIED

WEDDING TALK There is nothing easier than saying words and nothing harder than living them day after day. What you promise today must be renewed and redecided tomorrow. Real love is something beyond the warmth and glow, the excitement, and romance of being deeply in love. It is looking outward in the same direction –together. […]

We Build Temples too!

WE BUILD TEMPLES TOO! 29oct2017_WeBuildTemplesToo¬†PowerPointPresent The LORD will eventually establish a physical temple in Jerusalem in accord with His plan for Israel and the world, maybe soon (Haggai 1-2). That is an issue between Israel and the LORD. The Church, on the other hand, does a different kind of temple building in the world today […]

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