Against All the Gods of Egypt

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Exodus 12:1-13   I.         The descendants of Jacob moved to Egypt because of a severe famine and within a short time became slaves in that land – Genesis 15:13             A.        Yet, God promised to rescue them and returned them to land promised to Abraham.             B.        When the time came, God raised up Moses…

Read More

Unlike You and I

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: John 8:12-18   I.         What would you be like if you had absolute power?             A.        Oh, it is fun to imagine all the things you could do if you had the power to do it, but what kind of person would you become?             B.        “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.…

Read More

Propaganda Wars

by Terry Wane Benton There was the truth that Jesus was in fact raised from the dead, and then there were the opposition forces who needed to keep the nation from converting to Jesus. They wanted to stay in control of the crowds and keep their wealthy pockets padded. To lose control to Jesus would mean…

Read More

Evidence of God: Information

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton When you look at some object, how do you know it is natural or man-made? What if you were walking through the woods and you saw a mark on a tree? It is dark from moss, like the other patches on the trunk, but you immediately say that it is man-made.…

Read More

Foreshadowing

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Genesis 22:1-14   I.         A mark of a good writer is his use of foreshadows to give the reader a hint of what is to come later in the story             A.        It gives a sense of unity to a book, but it is difficult to do well. Small details must be tracked…

Read More

They Wrote What They Saw

by Matthew W. Bassford During our week and a half of vacation, we drove for more than 3000 miles. About 400 of those miles were through the state of Nebraska. I am sure that Nebraska is a great state for growing corn in, but when it comes to scenery, I’ve seen better. There’s not much…

Read More

Present Your Case

Text: I Thessalonians 5:21-22   I.         The Apostle Paul challenges Christians everywhere to prove all things – I Thessalonians 5:21-22             A.        Jude 3 tells us to contend earnestly for the faith             B.        I Peter 3:15 tells us to be ready to give an answer to every question                         1.         The Greek word is the one we get apologetics from                         2.         It…

Read More

The Bible and Medical Science

Text: Isaiah 45:20-25   I.         We know that the Bible is God’s directions for mankind             A.        It is not a history book per se; that is, it doesn’t document all of world history. Just a small, but relevant portion.             B.        It is not a science book, but it does mention scientific facts once in a while.             C.        It is…

Read More

Why did Jesus stay around for forty days after his resurrection?

Question: Good day, Brother Jeffrey, I am asking for your help regarding this question: Why did Jesus stay around for 40 days, after He came back from the grave, instead of going immediately into Heaven? I know you are busy answering hundreds of emails every day so I am sorry for adding another burden on…

Read More

He Showed Himself Alive by Many Proofs

I.         The bodily resurrection of Jesus is the foundation of Christianity             A.        If it is not true, then our religion is a hoax             B.        I Cor. 15:12-19             C.        Our faith stands or falls on whether not the resurrection actually occurred. II.        Objections to a resurrection             A.        “It’s unscientific”                         1.         The Soviet Encyclopedia The concept of a resurrection “is found to be the…

Read More