If I perish, I perish.
on April 11th, 2020
By Jeff RussellMark 15:43-46 -Matthew 27:57-60 - John 19:38-42 - Luke 23:50-53For the past week I have been writing and reading many different devotions having to do with Good Friday and the Resurrection. Interestingly enough I found many things regarding Good Friday and the Resurrection but when it came to Saturday, that day in between, not so much! Some celebrate it as a day of silence. Some cal...  Read More
Be Anxious For Nothing
on April 7th, 2020
Anxiety is a painful uneasiness that feeds our private fears. In its mildest form we simply churn. In its most severe form, we panic. The word “worry” actually means “to strangle,” and that’s what it does to our godly perspective. Eventually we lose focus on what truly matters.  Read More
The Rapture and the Day of the Lord: Part 2
on March 18th, 2020
The term “Day of God” is used in 2 Peter 3:12- Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? And in the context matches the term “Day of the Lord” which appears in 3:10.  Read More
The Rapture and the Day of the Lord: Part 1
on January 11th, 2020
The Rapture and the Day of the LordPart I - The Rapture 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18In First Thessalonians 4:13-18 the Apostle Paul is writing to the Thessalonians in part due to a misunderstanding regarding those Believers who had died and the Rapture of the Body of Christ. It was a tough time to be a Christian.Regarding the teaching of the Rapture of the Body of Christ we would like to point out that...  Read More
I Am the Resurrection and the Life
on January 11th, 2020
For many years now Pastor Terry Reynolds and I have been writing on living in the last days. You see, many people view God as a sort of cosmic bellhop sitting on a damp cloud passing out cheap forgiveness with no need of repentance. Not too long ago I asked my students a question, “What is the Gospel?” to my surprise not one person gave me a proper biblical answer. A few quoted John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…”  Read More
Are We Living In the Last Days?
on December 21st, 2019
Are We Living in the Last Days?We receive continual questions about the phrase “the last days” and people want to know if we are now in the last days or at least getting close to it.We have commented on this matter several times and because of the interest in the subject we return to some basics about this matter.While on the Mount of Olives, Jesus’ disciples asked, “what shall be the sign of thy ...  Read More
It's Time For The SONrise
on November 26th, 2019
It's Time for the Sonrise!And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, ...not in strife and envying: but put ye on...  Read More
Our Glorious Gospel
on November 14th, 2019
Our Glorious GospelBy Pastor Chuck SmithWhen Jesus began His public ministry, He went into the synagogue in His hometown of Nazareth. He was handed the Scriptures. He turned to the Book of Isaiah and read this portion to them:The spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liber...  Read More
The Rapture
on November 14th, 2019
The Rapture!By Chuck SmithDeath to the Christian is so different than to the non-Christian that it's incorrect even to use the same term. For the Christian death is really a transition.Paul said, "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better" (Philippians 1:21-23). Paul said that we who are in this ...  Read More
To the Preterist with Love
on November 13th, 2019
HAVE JESUS’ END TIME PROPHECIES ALREADY BEEN FULFILLED?A Look at the Preterist Controversy. TO THE PRETERIST WITH LOVE“That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and theCommandment of us the Apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers willcome in the last days, saying where is the promise of His coming?" (II Peter 3:2-4).The word “pre...  Read More