Introducing the Book of Joel

Over the years of attempting to teach this book to others so that they might proclaim the message of the book, the question often asked is, why study Joel? What relevance to our day are strange phenomena such as locust plagues and military invasions? Why would we want to spend a lot of time and [...]

Book review: “The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church,” by Marvin J. Rosenthal

By Robert Hawes Of all the doctrinal topics that divide evangelical Christians, the study of Eschatology (“last things” or end-times prophecy) is surely one of the most polarizing, particularly where it touches on the “rapture” of the church. While evangelicals believe that Jesus Christ will personally, physically return to the earth someday, and that He [...]

Her Journey Begins With Spiritual Crisis (Song 1:5-11)

We are beautiful to God even in our weakness for four reasons. First, our loveliness comes by receiving the gift of righteousness (2 Cor. 5:17-21). Second, at the new birth, the Holy Spirit put a “Yes, in our spirit” to God. Each movement of our heart to God is His work in us called a [...]

Introduction to the Song of Solomon

INTRODUCTION In this session, we will give introductory information about the Song of Solomon and principles of interpretation. This will give us a road map so as to understand the big picture in the Song. King Solomon is the author of this eight chapter love Song in approximately 900 BC. It was probably written before [...]

Prayer Energized by Intimacy with God

CALLED TO ENCOUNTER INTIMACY WITH GOD The Spirit is calling the Church into deep intimacy with God. My early ministry was focused only on evangelism. I had no theology for praying for revival or for focusing on intimacy with God. In May 1983, during a corporate 21-day fast, the Lord spoke audibly in the context [...]

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