GOSPEL INSIGHTS MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

October 7, 2018

People frequently ask me: "do you support President Trump?" and my answer is always the same. I support some of Trump policies, not his character. I am a Christian and I have always supported conservative policies whether they was instituted by a Republican or Democrat president. I follow Christ and view the world through a biblical lens. Therefore, I look for policies that agree with the doctrines of Christ and I support them, not the candidate or their political affiliation. With that said, I do not force my Christian views on people and I believe the first amendment gives all American citizens the right to choose the religion of their choice and the freedom to exercise their faith.   

As it pertains to President Trump, he has made a formal public confession of his faith and received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior but like every new born believer, he is still a baby in Christ....

September 30, 2018

This semester has been very informative and has helped my Christian walk tremendously. Studying evangelism has changed my perception about witnessing and worship. It has also challenged my thinking to view evangelism as worship. Prior to this semester, I viewed my walk with the Lord as personal and private. I studied scriptures to grow spiritually. Now, I view everything I do through a missional lens of interpretation. Everything I have read and learned in the Bible is for the sole purpose of equipping me to daily live “out an authentic and intentional life of worship that embodies the ministry passions of Christ.” [1]

Our daily lives should bear witness to the power of the gospel by which we are saved. Our daily walk is a testimony to the world about the power of God and to manifest the Lord Jesus Christ. We are commanded “to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God” (Ephesian 4:1 NLT).  The Apostle Paul declares we have been called by God and therefore,...

August 12, 2018

Did Jesus forbid us from judging others? In three words, blunt and absolute, Jesus commanded us, "Do not judge" (Matthew 7:1). But did he really mean that we should never judge others? He goes on to suggest that it’s not the act of judging but the attitude with which we do it that God is most concerned about—“For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged” (7:2). There are other Scriptures that either cloud or shed light on the issue. Jesus confronted the Pharisees and told them “do not judge according to appearance but judge with righteous judgement” (John 7:24). Yet, the Apostle Paul told the Christians in Rome not to judge one another (Romans 14:13) but taught the Corinthians that they were to judge sinful believers of Christians and leave people outside the church to God (1 Corinthians 5:12-13). James said he who judges his brother speaks against the law (James 4:11) but also implied that our judgments of others must be done with mercy (2:12-13). How do we reconcile these...

Introduction

In approximately 570 A.D, a child was born whose life completely transformed the way billions of people worship Allah today. The name of the child was Muhammad. Ironically, Muhammad name is translated praised in English. “Little did those who named the child realize that he was destined to influence the world as few other individuals have, and would indeed be praised by untold millions of people for centuries to come.” [1] Muhammad was raised during a period when most people living in Arabia was pagan. It was a time in which the culture was conducive for Muhammad teaching. This research paper examines how he rose to power and used his influence to transform Arab culture to create the second largest religion in world today. 

The Islamic Prophet was born after the death of his father and soon after his mother passed away as well. After the death of his parents, Muhammad went to live with his grandfather but he also died shortly after he arrived. Filled with compassion, Mu...

Many books, songs and sermons have been written and preached about Mary worshipping at the feet of Jesus. The story is recorded in Mark 14:3-9 and in Matthew 26:6-13 but neither of those two accounts mention Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary. The death and resurrection of Lazarus is exclusive to the Gospel of John. "Then Jesus six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. Then took Mary a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the whole house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who would betray Him, said, "Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the m...

February 28, 2017

There has been many debates and various views written about the Book of Revelation but I believe “chapter 12 is the theological key to the book.” [1] This study will focus on second half of the chapter which begins by stating: “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels” (Revelation 12:7 KJV). In order to properly interpret these passages we have to begin by examining verses 12:1-6 where John saw “a great wonder in heaven.”

The “great wonder” the Apostle John saw was a woman giving birth to a “man child.” The woman was clothed with the sun and had the moon under her feet and upon her head was a crown with 12 stars. Now, many modern theologians view the woman as Jerusalem and I agree, for she is the “mother of us all” (Galatians 5:26) but Bible scholars differ in their views and in their interpretation of the “man child.” Some believe the “man child” is Christ while others believe the “man child” is the Church. In o...

The Explanation

Many interpret the Apostle Paul prophesy concerning the man of sin as the Anti-Christ but a careful examination of the scriptures will reveal who the “man of sin” actually is. “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day will not come except there comes a falling away first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

Paul prophesied to the congregation in Thessalonica that a time would come when the church would fall away and “man” would exalt himself in the temple of God. I will discuss the falling away in another book entitled "You Left Your First Love". This book will focus primarily on the man of sin the Apostle Paul referenced in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. The Greek word Paul used to describe man in this verse is anthropos which is a generic name for mankind. Greek scholar...

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