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2008, 2018

This Grace in Which We Stand

August 20th, 2018|Categories: Field Notes|

Simplicity Series #33 The Grace in Which We Stand (Romans 5) Our Security and Blessedness in the Love of God Introduction Paul has carefully laid out his teaching in Rom. 3:21–4:25 on the doctrine of justification. As we have seen, [...]

1107, 2017

Prayer Update

July 11th, 2017|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Greetings, Fellow-Soldiers in Christ!  We want to thank all who joined us in prayer for Faisal. Our latest word is that he has experienced nothing less than miraculous recovery. He is forging ahead with the work that was planned for [...]

1107, 2017

Prayer Request

July 11th, 2017|Categories: Prayer Diaries|

Greetings, Fellow Soldiers in Christ,Nan and I are in Perth, Australia for a Bible conference next weekend. Just this morning we learned that my nephew, Monte Jones, has died suddenly and unexpectedly. Details are scant at this time, but Monte [...]

2006, 2017

Prayer Request

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Newsletters|

Greetings in the matchless grace of God,To all our friends, supporters, and fellow-soldiers. Just this afternoon I received a call from my long-time friend Nick Bacon. Many of you have heard of Nick and know that he is a Congressional [...]

104, 2017

The Shepherd-King

April 1st, 2017|Categories: Field Notes|

  The Shepherd-King “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will [...]

2511, 2013

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah 2013

November 25th, 2013|Categories: Newsletters|

Coincidence or Providence?  A Strange Convergence   This Thursday, November 28, 2013, Americans will celebrate our traditional Thanksgiving holiday. In a strange historical alignment, this day also begins the eight-day Jewish festival known as Hanukkah. Generally, Hanukkah falls closer to [...]

2502, 2013

Signs in the Heavens

February 25th, 2013|Categories: Newsletters|

Looking Ahead and Looking Up in 2014  “Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven.” Mat 16:1    Willful Spiritual Blindness     This incident occurred following the feeding [...]

111, 2012

Never Quit!

November 1st, 2012|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #15 Never Quit Recently, I have received several emails asking for guidance and direction. These questions relate to the recent election, what the future may hold, and how we can prepare for the uncertainty of the future. [...]

108, 2012

Omnous Warnings

August 1st, 2012|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #12 Omnous Warnings “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near … looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and savior [...]

1511, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

November 15th, 2011|Categories: Newsletters|

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies [prophetic utterances, i.e., divine revelation]." 1Th 5:16–20   "O foolish ones, [...]

111, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

November 1st, 2010|Categories: Newsletters|

 “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift...”“Pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 2Co 9:15; 1Th 5:17–18 Jesus Christ is the gift of a loving heavenly Father [...]

108, 2010

I Like the Depression

August 1st, 2010|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #10 “I Like the Depression” Recently, at the local farmers' market here in Prescott Valley, Arizona, I found a book entitled, “We Had Everything But Money,” a book of memoirs from the Great Depression.  As I leafed [...]

407, 2009

Psalm 119

July 4th, 2009|Categories: Books Online|

Psalm 119 is the longest prayer in the Bible. It is a prayer with one theme: the all-sufficiency of the Word of God. Scripture does not tell us who wrote this psalm, but many scholars believe that it was written [...]

1505, 2009

The Elijah Option

May 15th, 2009|Categories: Field Notes|

Perilous Times Primer #5 The Elijah Option “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” Jam 5:16b   In this post, I want to discuss what I firmly believe to be the single most significant and essential step [...]

1404, 2008


April 14th, 2008|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Humility Humility must be sought (Zep 2:3). Humility is displayed through restraint (Luk 6:28–29). Humility is produced by the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22–23). Humility is absolutely essential in teaching (2Ti 2:25; 2Co 10:1). Humility is absolutely essential in learning (Jam [...]

1003, 2008


March 10th, 2008|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Baptisms  In Heb 5:11–14 through Heb 6:1–3, the believers in first-century Jerusalem were called down for their failure to mature in the faith. These believers, who ought by now to have been teachers, were still babes who needed someone to [...]

109, 2007

Missions Conference

September 1st, 2007|Categories: Newsletters|

Missions ConferenceWestside Bible Church, Glendale, Az October 5-7,  2007   I would like to recruit as many as possible to be in prayer for our upcoming missions conference.  I truly believe, as Oswald Chambers stated, “Prayer is not preparation for [...]

3012, 2006

Hidden Manna

December 30th, 2006|Categories: Books Online|

The Lord promises "hidden manna" to those that overcome in Rev 2:17. It is significant that the children of Israel went through 40 years of wandering, and every day they went out to get what God and Moses called “bread [...]

110, 2006


October 1st, 2006|Categories: Newsletters|

Forgiveness: A Living Object Lesson  “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors….For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your [...]

110, 2006

Missions Review 2006

October 1st, 2006|Categories: Mission Reports|

Missions Review, 2006      January – Ese Bible Institute, Numba village, Papua New Guinea.                 Our original students will graduate this year!                 Pray for the two courses being taught this January         [...]

1507, 2006

July Newsletter

July 15th, 2006|Categories: Newsletters|

Prayer ChallengeBefore leaving Australia, we had been studying the prayers in the New Testament. We found that in almost every epistle, Paul actually includes prayer excerpts built around the doctrines he is expounding. Take Ephesians as an example. In the [...]

2503, 2005


March 25th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Discipleship The Countdown: The combined body of Christ has One all-encompassing spiritual objective. Mat.28:19 "Make disciple. In this are four elements Authority, v. 18. Invitation, v.19. Methodology, v.20. Promise, v.20b. Each believer has Two available sources of power for the [...]

2602, 2005


February 26th, 2005|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Evil Believers are expected to recognize evil and know how to deal with it (Rom 12:21; Eph 6:10-18; 1Th 5:15). Evil is the policy of Satan; it originated with him (Isa 14:12-15; Eze 28:11-16). While sins are generated from man's [...]

1505, 2004

Who Dares, Wins

May 15th, 2004|Categories: Books Online|

“Who Dares—Wins,” is the motto of the elite Australian SAS forces. Formed in 1957, the SAS is dedicated to superior performance under the extreme demands of combat environment by intensive training—intellectually and physically. These soldiers are required to push back [...]

912, 2003


December 9th, 2003|Categories: Books Online|

If you are a Christian who does not joyfully seek out opportunities to share Christ with a dark and dying world, then this study is for you. It will help you understand why all Christians must be committed to personal [...]

101, 2001

CBS Psalm 23

January 1st, 2001|Categories: CBS Series|

Psalm 23 Visual Aides (colored artwork) CBS Visual Aide --part of series CBS Psalm 23   Psalm 23 Memory Verses CBS Memory Vere --part of series CBS Psalm 23   Psalm 23 CBS Coloring Book --part of series CBS Psalm [...]

602, 2000


February 6th, 2000|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Death Webster's dictionary defines death as "a permanent cessation of all vital functions: the end of life." Though it is often associated with extinction, death in the Bible never means the end of existence. Instead, it means separation from or the inability [...]

602, 2000


February 6th, 2000|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Greek     The New Testament was written in the language used in the Greek-speaking world from about 300 B.C. to  A.D. 500. It was known as Koine or "common" Greek because it was street language—the language of the people—as opposed [...]

1601, 2000


January 16th, 2000|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: |

Dispensations Throughout human history, salvation has always been by faith in the revealed Son of God—Jesus Christ the Savior. But the way in which Christ has been revealed and the expression of faith have differed in the various dispensations. Unger's Bible Dictionary [...]

101, 2000

Romans 1:16

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16    From strength to strength go on;Wrestle and fight and pray;Tread all the powers of darkness [...]

101, 2000

Psalms 84:11

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“The Lord will give grace and glory; no good think will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalms 84:11    He lives, to bless me with His love;He lives, to plead for me above;He lives, my hungry soul to feed;He [...]

101, 2000

Romans 8:16

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” Romans 8:16    Everlasting arms of loveAre beneath, around, above;He who left His throne of light,And unnumbered angels bright.

101, 2000

Romans 8:1

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:1    The King of love, my Shepherd is,Whose goodness faileth never;I nothing lack [...]

101, 2000

Psalms 121:1-2

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills; from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord.” Psalms 121:1-2    Oh, let Thy great almighty careThrough all this day attend,From every danger, every snare,My heedless steps defend.

101, 2000

Psalms 34:1

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalms 34:1    Were the whole realm of nature mine,That were a present far too small;Love so amazing, so divine,Demands my soul, my life, my [...]

101, 2000

Romans 8:28

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28    I know not what the future hathOf marvel or surprise,Assured along that life [...]

101, 2000

Deuteronomy 33:27

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27    If rough and thorny be the wayMy strength proportioned to my day,Till toil and grief and pain shall ceaseWhere all is calm and joy and peace.

101, 2000

John 16:33

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33    God understands your weaknessHe knows the tempter's power;And He will walk beside youHowever dark the hour.

101, 2000

Psalms 121:7

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.” Psalms 121:7    Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah.Pilgrim through this barren land:I am weak but Thou art mighty;Hold me with Thy powerful hand.

101, 2000

Psalms 91:4

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“He shall cover you with His feathers and under His wings you shall take refuge. His truth shall be your shield and buckler.” Psalms 91:4    Ofttimes the path is veiled to sight,No guiding gleams to cheer;Yet they who walk by [...]

101, 2000

Psalms 62:5

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“My soul, waits silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.” Psalms 62:5    Whom have we, Lord, but Thee,Soul-thirst to satisfy?Exhaustless spring! The waters free!All other streams are dry.

101, 2000

Proverbs 3:5

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5    When testings come without, withinThen, more than conquerors over sinWe shall through Christ, the battle win,And find the Victory.

101, 2000

Jeremiah 33:3

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3    How gentle God's commands,How kind His precepts are!Come, cast your burdens on the Lord,And trust His constant care.

101, 2000

John 12:32

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” John 12:32    Jesus, Thou are my righteousness,For all my sins were Thine;Thy death hath bought of God my peaceThy life hath made Him mine.

101, 2000

Psalms 103:12

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalms 103:12    Lord, I thank Thee for salvation,Grace so mighty and so free;Take my all in consecration,Glorify Thyself in me.

101, 2000

Psalms 73:24

January 1st, 2000|Categories: Verse-Poem Pairs|

“You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.” Psalms 73:24    My knowledge of that life is small,The eye of faith is dim;But it's enough that Christ knows all;And I shall be with Him.