China frees pastor jailed for Sunday service

Church of the Rock pastor, Geng Zejun, served just over a year after ‘refusing to join state-run Three-Self Church’ Pastor Geng Zejun from the Church of the Rock in in Shizuishan city of China’s Ningxia Hui province was released from prison after more than one year for allegedly conducting Sunday services. (Photo: ChinaAid via Weibo) Published: March 27,... Continue Reading →

Jesus Calls Us into His Wonderful Light

During World War II an American airman named John was blinded in an airplane explosion. He was discharged from the Army Air Corps, and for the next twelve years he couldn’t see a thing. During these years he lived for a time with his parents in Texas, and then he married, had two children, and got along... Continue Reading →

How Can I Love My Enemies?

Jesus gives a very clear example of what it means to be the light of the world in Matthew chapter 5. This example is seen in Mt. 5:43-48 which states, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for... Continue Reading →

Propitiation: A Greek Word Study

When looking at a passage of scripture it is helpful to look at words within the passage for clues to meaning.  This is important because, though a word may seem straightforward in English, in the original language it may have a multitude of meanings.  The words that will be studied is contained within Romans which... Continue Reading →

Jeremiah 29 And A Message Of Hope

The book of Jeremiah is a book filled with tragedy, beauty, and redemption.  Jeremiah 29 takes place after the exile of the people to Babylon.  In 597 B.C., the king Jehoiachin surrendered to the conquering Babylonian empire and the nobility were exiled to Babylon[1].  To fully understand the context of Jeremiah 29 it is helpful... Continue Reading →

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