“The rich man died and was buried:  and in Hell he lifted up his eyes,      being in torments and saw Abraham … and he cried out and said,      Father Abraham,  …. send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger      in water, and cool my tongue;  for […]

(Note:  This service will not be necessary if the Lord Jesus comes before his death.) IN MEMORY OF – DONALD R. APPLEGATE      Donald Russell Applegate, son of Russell Hadley Applegate and Anna Maudie (Barnett) Applegate was born January 9, 1948 in Dexter, Iowa and went to be with the Lord on (date not yet […]

REALLY GOOD NEWS AND SOME REALLY BAD NEWS!! “He that believes on the Son of God has everlasting life:  and he that does not believe on the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him” John 3:36.  {First the Good News, then the bad news” 1).  God’s Love & Gift […]

MY OWN PERSONAL MAJOR TRIAL & HOW GOD SAYS TO DEAL WITH IT! “Count it all joy when you fall into trials, knowing that trying of your faith works patience!” (James 1:2,3) Everyone has trials and troubles in their lives!    No doubt you have some of these which really  burden you down.  What is your […]

FACTS ABOUT THE WORD, FROM THE WORD The writers of the Books in the Word of God were given much to say about it!! Note several facts about the Word (much more could be said)  The Finished Product   *II Tim. 3:16 (“God Breathed” out) = inspiration The Process by Which the Word was given – […]

THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY FACTS TO CONSIDER ABOUT JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS AT THE TIME OF HIS PUBLIC ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM:       MARK 11:1-11  1)  He came to Jerusalem with a purpose, out of necessity  Mt. 16:21 “I must go”  2)  He took the initiative (lead) in preparation for His entry into Jerusalem 11:1b  3)  […]

  THE APPEARANCES OF CHRIST AFTER HIS RESURRECTION  FROM THE DEAD Luke says, “He (Jesus) showed (Proved) Himself alive after His passion (suffering) by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days.”     Acts 1:3     STUDY THE P.R.As (POST-RESURRECTION-APPEARANCES) LISTED BELOW: 1.  CHRIST’S POST-RESURRECTION PRE-ASCENSION APPEARANCES, LISTED IN SCRIPTURE A.  to Mary Magdalene  […]

A GREAT AGE TO BE!      “Anna … a prophetess … was of a great age … departed not from the Temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day … gave thanks … unto the Lord,”     Luke 2:36-38.      What is a great age to be??  (22,39,65?)  The Bible says in Luke […]

BIBLICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF BELIEVERS ONE TO ANOTHER ## A BASIC CONCEPT (Doctrine) – about all church age believers “We are one body in Christ, & every one members one of-another.” Rom. 12:5, Eph. 4:25b – Study Paul’s “Body Illustration” in I Cor. 12:12-27 ## A BASIC COMMAND (God’s 1st Commandment) – Mark 12:28-34 **vs.30,31 – […]

SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION:  (WHO ME??) **Consider 2 questions (and answers) about the discipline of Scripture Memorization: 1).    Why should I Memorize Scripture and then Meditate upon it?? A.  It is God’s Word (communication) to us. II Tim. 3:16,17, II Pet. 1:19-21, Heb. 4:1 B.  We are commanded to   ‘hide it in our hearts’.  Prov. 7:2,3,  […]