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Here I am, out in the open.

These letters are in response to questions from a pastor who is seeking an outreach mission pastor in Canada. His questions related to information available on my web site. I do not have permission to reprint his questions but they are valid concerns for someone looking for a ministry partner.

First, and most important, is the clear understanding that as an academic I separate "belief" and "faith", just as I distinguish… Continue

Added by Rev. Robert James Shand, MS on January 30, 2010 at 10:47pm — 1 Comment

What Do You Do When Your Healing Does Not Manifest?

Here is a teaching by Gloria Copeland telling you what to do when your healing does not manifest ( I wanted to share this article with my friends because I know there is an attack on the body of Christ with sickness. I myself have been battling back pain which caused pain in other areas of my body. So through all of that, I am much… Continue

Added by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on January 30, 2010 at 3:45pm — No Comments



1. There is no single authoritative version of the Old Testament text in existence. The Hebrew text printed in both the older BH3 and the current standard BHS, is merely an edited arrangement of the Leningrad Codex, a manuscript from the early eleventh century A.D., one manuscript among many from ancient and medieval times. We can still say that certain copies and versions are generally considered less reliable than others are.

2. The… Continue

Added by Dr. Henry, President of the AOCI on January 30, 2010 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment



1. The total time allotted is somewhat arbitrarily set at about five hours, the minimum that a pastor ought normally to be able to give to the research aspect of sermon preparation. If you are new to exegetical preaching, you will need to increase the time allotments substantially. The sermon is usually composed in ten hours or less.

2. The average Sunday sermon is so often either devoid of exegetical insight or sprinkled with exegetical… Continue

Added by Dr. Henry, President of the AOCI on January 30, 2010 at 2:14pm — 4 Comments

12 Stepping!

Welcome to this blog. I am inviting you to visit the inside of of my mind and how it works, but most of all, I will allow you to look into my heart, this new heart that I wake up to every day. This Heart that is the same Heart that I was born with (plus the triple bypass from 2000)but it is different. I have noticed...each day I wake up it is getting stronger and bolder! Stop and listen to your heart beat, what do you hear?

I remember when I first actually allowed Jesus in to my… Continue

Added by Bobby Landreth on January 30, 2010 at 11:42am — No Comments

Cappuccino With Colossians

Coffee Cup Bible studies

Cappuccino With Colossians

The name Cappuccino comes from the Capuchin friars, possibly referring to the colour of their habits or to the aspect of their…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 29, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Take the GOSPEL TO THE NATIONS of the world

Gospel To The Nations(India) is an Evangelistic outreach which is dedicated to reach the unreached Millions of India.The chief vision of the Gospel to the nations is to plant 1500 churches through the network Evangelism of 1500 member churches,equipping the leaders and constructing the churches in rural India.It has been our challenge to evangelize unevangelized India.Please pray that God will pour out more of His Grace up on us as we are serving Him faithfully in accomplishing the… Continue

Added by Dr.christopher Nootalapati on January 27, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment


SESSION 2 – Exegesis and the Original Text

1. No modern translation follows the BHS/BH3 Hebrew text slavishly. These differences among the modern English versions of the Old Testament are due simply to translators’ reconstructions of the Hebrew text. All translators change it whenever they think that the evidence from the ancient versions points to an original Hebrew text different from that preserved in the Leningrad Codex.

2. You have every right to (disagree) with…


Added by Dr. Henry, President of the AOCI on January 25, 2010 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Book Review: Chosen by God, by Dr. R.C. Sproul

For a long time I have been prejudiced against Calvinism. Not only was I prejudiced against it, I later found out that I was somewhat scared of it. I had accepted the opinions of others as to where Calvinism had diverged from Truth and avoided it like the plague.

Yet over the years I began to develop an appreciation for fairness and logical consistency. Partly this was due to my encounters with the prejudices of other Christians who wanted to pigeonhole some of my theological ideas… Continue

Added by Christopher R. Dockrey on January 25, 2010 at 7:49pm — 7 Comments

"I Choose Self-Control"

Title of this quote is: "I Choose Self-Control"

"I am a spiritual being...

After this body is dead, my spirit will soar.

I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal.

I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy.

I will be impassioned only by my faith.

I will be influenced only by God.

I will be taught only by Christ.

I choose self-control.

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,

faithfulness, gentleness, and… Continue

Added by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on January 25, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

A Guide to Full Exegesis

Guide for Full Exegesis

1. Many times, especially in the poetic sections, a corruption will be insoluble: the wording may not make much sense in the Hebrew as it stands, but you cannot figure out a convincing alternative. In these cases, you should leave the received text alone. Your task is to reconstruct as far as possible the text as originally inspired by God, not to rewrite it.

2. Hebrew words do not have single meaning(s), and there are differences between a word and a… Continue

Added by Dr. Henry, President of the AOCI on January 24, 2010 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Walk for the Forgotten

Dear Friends,

Thank you all for your works of love in the name of our Lord. This is to let you all know of my upcoming walk for the forgotten. In todays world so many of the homeless and others of lower financial standing are overlooked because of their inability to make it to church or even sadder because of their inability to give financialy to the church. Unfortunately in so many of our modern churches, more emphasis is placed on financial gain rather than making sure we are there to… Continue

Added by Rev. Peter Shelpman Jr. on January 24, 2010 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

The significance of Yom Kippur for the Pentateuch challenged

Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.(Lev 19:2)

The significance of Yom Kippur for the Pentateuch challenged

Holiness unto the Lord…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 24, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

How much do we know about the Early Christian Church?


Gentle Reader,

While you have been snoozing I have been studying, For example, Did you know that at:…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Reaching rural non-christian kid's for Jesus

I wish, either you were here with our family and community, for fellowship, friendship and ministry endeavors! Or I wish I visit each one of you, and sit face to face for few minutes and have the above. Unfortunately, we live hundreds and thousands of miles apart and it may not physically possible. But in the Spirit and prayer, we can meaning fully unite, knowing each other and pray for each other. I wish you visit our mother site at:… Continue

Added by Rev.T. Arvind Mohan Dass on January 24, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

''open the door for God''

"Share your heart with your brothers and sisters.
Each time you do, you open the door for God to join with you, as One."
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Bro.RAJ, INDIA

Added by Bro.RAJESWAR(INDIA) on January 23, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Humpty Dumpty (Part 3 of Passports, President, Politics and Pastors!) Conclusion

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Gentle readers,

You might ask why do I tell you all these things for what happened to us several years ago (and is still in some fashion going on). It’s because you need to understand that sometimes God whispers in the darkest times. Even…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 23, 2010 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Part 2 of Passports, President, Politics and Pastors!

wreck of the nation

Well Gentle reader,

Again within a month I fell sick to the point I was taken into the Hospital The ammonia that I had breathed in caused me to develop COPD (which developed into the loss of the use of one lung). What does COPD mean? COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 23, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Passports, President, Politics and Pastors! (Part 1)

Irish Passport

By SEANCHAÍ (Gaelic for "The Storyteller")

Gentle Readers,

As I told you in the past but just to remind some of our new readers my family comes from Mallow County Cork in (where else? Ireland). By way of Toronto Canada and then when no one…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 23, 2010 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Why, I use Gentle Reader as an introduction

Dear Gentle Readers,

From time to time I get ask why I use the term "Gentle Reader" as an introduction. So here is one explanation for all you newbies!


II Timothy 2:24-26

"And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead. he must be kind to everyone, able to…


Added by Dr Denis O'Callaghan on January 23, 2010 at 12:48pm — No Comments

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