A Summons and We Must Answer

Today, I had the pleasure of looking through my Grandfather’s sermon notes. My Grandfather’s name was Reverend Joseph E. Hocutt, and he was a co-vocational minister who was a circuit rider preacher on Sundays and a school teacher during the week in Sharpsburg, NC in the late 1800’s. In one of his sermons, he preachedContinue reading “A Summons and We Must Answer”

Jesus Who Knows Us Completely Can Forgive Us Entirely

Today, we will continue in the study of Mark 2:1-12, Matthew 9:2-8, Luke 5:17-26. We are also adding Psalm 139:1-6. In our study from November 23, 2020, we are continuing in studying about when Jesus healed the paralytic. Today, we will focus on how God uses illness to bring us closer to Him as wellContinue reading “Jesus Who Knows Us Completely Can Forgive Us Entirely”

Is the Fall of Man the Cause of the Pandemic?

Today, we are continuing our study with JC Ryle. Before we venture into today’s devotion, let me tell you a little about Ryle. JC Ryle was born in 1816 and died in 1900. He was the first Anglican Bishop of Liverpool. He was a writer, pastor and an evangelical preacher. As I had mentioned yesterday,Continue reading “Is the Fall of Man the Cause of the Pandemic?”

The Birth of Jesus Christ: Savior of the World

Luke 2:1-20 English Standard Version (ESV) The Birth of Jesus Christ 2 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city ofContinue reading “The Birth of Jesus Christ: Savior of the World”

Exactly What Is a Follower of Jesus Christ?

Exactly, what is a Follower of Jesus Christ? According to Rod Dempsey, a follower of Jesus Christ is actually a disciple of Christ. There are many characteristics of being a follower of Christ. A follower of Christ has surrendered his all to Jesus. This is called sacrificial. According to Dempsey, “He or she has made aContinue reading “Exactly What Is a Follower of Jesus Christ?”

Breaking News: Jesus of Nazareth Has Risen from the Dead! The Tomb Is Empty!

April 12, 30 AD: At about 4:30 this morning, Mary Magdalene reports that she went to the Jesus’ tomb and found it open. She peered inside and saw that Jesus was nowhere in sight. His body was gone and his burial cloth was neatly folded up. According to John, “So she ran and went toContinue reading “Breaking News: Jesus of Nazareth Has Risen from the Dead! The Tomb Is Empty!”

Why Didn’t I Ask the Question?

Most recently, I learned that a good client passed away suddenly. He appeared to be healthy and in better shape than I am in. And yet he died suddenly. Many people will ask why did God allow him to die as opposed to someone who has chronic health problems? The answer to that is unknownContinue reading “Why Didn’t I Ask the Question?”

Do You Really Have a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ?

I am writing to the people who have said that they are Christians, but when you look at their life, you cannot tell them a part from unbelievers and evildoers. God loves you so much that He wants a REAL relationship with you! For years, I thought I was a Christian and I was goingContinue reading “Do You Really Have a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ?”

Is Time Running Out?

Just last Fall, I had the pleasure at singing at my Mother-in-law’s funeral. Now I know what most of you are thinking? How can I say that I had the pleasure singing at her funeral? Although her physical body was in the bronze casket, her spirit was already with her Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.Continue reading “Is Time Running Out?”