Missives

A collection of apologetic and encouraging notes for Christians in need of some power-boosts from time to time.

There were times when God's hand was heavy upon Israel, as noted in the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah.
It was a prosperous time, yet a treacherous one. The country had negotiated with a southern neighbor for improved relations. National zeal and confidence ran high. Wealth was increased for some, yet others felt the sting of present natural plague. The threat of war by two large and populous foreign lands, whose speech and script were entirely different, was dismissed as practically impossible. Only those faithful to God were bleating out her underlying problems ...
What more can be said of our God's perfect, wise and good providence? Has He not made an overabundant and rich provision for His people? Yet, in spite of this scripture about God's divine rule and perpetual care, I find believers have five common problems preventing us from fully trusting and rejoicing in our great and gracious God and Savior.
We at Mission Bible Church like to point out to you, the lay person, where the counterfeit Greek text, known as the Critical Text (CT), directly impacts doctrine.  One passage not in the CT, and thus not in many modern translations, is Matthew 6:13, the conclusion of the Lord's Prayer ...
Is salvation by man's free will, or by God's grace alone? This simple table will explain those two views in light of Scripture.
"As an atheist, I understood one thing about Christianity: it rises or falls on the resurrection of Jesus. Anyone can claim to be divine, as Jesus did ... so I figured it would be easy to disprove the resurrection." That's what Lee Strobel thought in the late 1970's, until his own research hit him hard in the face.
An end of the year exhortation from Moses, who knew a thing or two thousand about the brevity of life.
Ten prophecies related to Jesus' work and impacts. Can anyone credibly doubt that Jesus is the Christ?
Ten Old Testament prophecies which relate directly to the life of Jesus of Nazareth, after his birth in Bethlehem, and their fulfillment noted in the New Testament.
Ten Old Testament prophecies with an approximate date for each prediction, and the calculated odds of occurrence.