by Chad Daugherty

On Sept 16, 1620 two ships set sail from Plymouth England, The Speedwell and the Mayflower. The Speedwell encountered much difficulty as they began their journey springing many leaks in the ship. So when the two ships went to Port in Plymouth England, the Speedwell decided to go no further. 42 passengers from the Speedwell joined the 60 passengers and 30 crew members aboard the Mayflower. Of the 102 passengers on board the Mayflower the majority were devout Christians. They were coming to America to shake lose from the bonds of the church of England so they could worship God as they believed scriptures taught. With great excitement and expectations they set sail for a new land.

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prophet

By Chad Daugherty

The Bible was written over a span of 1500 years by 40 different human authors in 3 different languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek), on hundreds of subjects, and yet there is one consistent, noncontradictory theme that runs through it all: God’s redemption of humankind. Clearly, statistical probability is a powerful indicator of the trustworthiness of scripture. Nearly one–third of the Bible is directly or indirectly related to prophecy, which includes about 10,000 prophecies. Concerning prophecy God told us in 2 Peter 1:19-21:

19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Considering the accuracy of prophecy, it is good to know more about the prophets God used to speak through during the time in which they ministered. God used many prophets throughout the Old Testament. One common method to distinguish between them is by dividing them into two categories. Major prophets and minor prophets (referring to the general length of the books than to the prophets themselves). According to this method Isaiah, Jeremiah (with Lamentations), Ezekiel, and Daniel are considered the major prophets. The minor prophets are Hosea, Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

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Dove

By Chad Daugherty

The greatest gift God has given us to live victorious lives is the Holy Spirit! Sadly many christians go through life without ever fully tapping into the power God has given us through the Holy Spirit. My intent is to shed some light on this subject and hopefully challenge you to tap into the power of the Holy Spirit that God has blessed you with!

Upon asking Jesus Christ (with a sincere heart) to forgive you of your sin and to come into your life and be your Lord and Savior, you are forgiven your sins and the Holy Spirit enters you sealing your redemption:

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:13-14

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Woman-Dragon

by Chad Daugherty

Many people find the book of Revelation hard to understand. This is true because the Apostle John used “Apocalyptic Writing” (which uses a lot of symbolism) when he penned the book of Revelation. In this study I am going to discuss chapter 12 (The Woman and The Dragon) of the book of Revelation. Hopefully I can provide some understanding to this piece of scripture.

At the time John wrote the book of Revelation all of the disciples had been martyred and the Roman Emperor Domitian had ordered that John be executed by throwing him into a cauldron of boiling oil, but God intervened. God protected him, and kept him alive. Since he couldn’t kill him, Domitian had John exiled to the island of Patmos. The church was under heavy persecution, so many theologians believe John wrote the book of Revelation in Apocalyptic writing in order to get his message past the Romans and to the seven churches.

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Scroll

by Chad Daugherty

If you have ever been in a conversation with someone in which you are trying to point out sin according to Old Testament Law (such as homosexuality), then you have probably had the argument come up that if we have to keep one Old Testament Law then we have to keep them all.

That brings up a good question! How does the Old Testament Law apply to us now that we are in the age of grace? First it is important to understand that the people under Old Testament Law were under the law because they had made a covenant with God. A “Covenant” is an agreement between two parties who agree to certain terms and conditions that each side must abide by or the agreement is not binding. In a covenant among humans the two sides can bargain on the terms and conditions but in a covenant with God, God alone decides the conditions and blessings. Humans cannot change God’s covenant, but they can choose to accept or reject it.

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Jesus2

by Chad Daugherty

That is a question many have asked. The answer is simple. He doesn’t! God is simply the means by which you get there. Let me explain.

Imagine this…..you are on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it sank. You and the other people on the boat with you are now looking at certain death by drowning. You have already gone under the water twice, you are losing your strength and are on the verge of going under for the third and final time when all of a sudden a ship comes. The crew members began to throw out lifelines and the people with you are grabbing hold of them and are being brought aboard the ship and Read the rest of this entry »

Solomon's_Temple

by Chad Daugherty

Many people today struggle with understanding what God’s plan for Israel is and how he is dealing with the jewish people. The scriptures tell us that the jewish people are God’s chosen people whom he would bless and also bring blessings to the world (Genesis 12:2-3):

“I will make you into a great nation, 

and I will bless you; 

I will make your name great, 

and you will be a blessing.  

I will bless those who bless you, 

and whoever curses you I will curse; 

and all peoples on earth 

will be blessed through you.”

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Jesus

by Chad Daugherty

Many people take the scripture inMatthew 24:36 & Mark 13:32concerning the return of our Lord Jesus Christ out of context that says“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”They feel there is no way we can know so why worry about it? I have heard things such as “I am saved so I’m not going to spend my time thinking of that stuff…when it happens it will happen”! Although it is true that no one will know the exact day or hour that Jesus will return for his bride The Church, our Father in Heaven had every intention for us to know when it was upon us and about to take place! He wants us to know when it is near so we will work with urgency in reaching the lost! In fact he commanded us to watch for it and told us we would see it as it approaches:

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