Pastor Joe's Blog

April
07 2019
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Prescott AZ Notes

Grace & Truth Ministries / Prescott AZ Conference 2019 April 5 – April 7. 2019   Man is dear to God because he is like Him. As awesome as the Sun is, it cannot intelligently sympathize with God’s purposes. Without man the whole material universe is dark and mechanical. Matter is the stage for man. Creation was not done until...
January
03 2019
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The Prophet Series: Isaiah part 4: Chapter 7 - The Virgin's Son

Isaiah part 4: Chapter 7 - A virgin will be with son.   Isa 7:14 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.”   This is a spectacular prophecy, and...
December
14 2018
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The Prophet Series: Isaiah, part 3: Isaiah recalls his commission

Chapter 6 Uzziah was a good king, despite his failure near the end of his career when he arrogantly entered the holy place to offer incense, a decision that left him with leprosy. He reigned 52 years. Delitzsch says, “The national glory of Israel died out too with King Uzziah and has never been recovered to this day.” Yet, since old...
December
07 2018
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The Prophet Series: Isaiah, part 2: the prophecy of chapters 2-5

Isaiah, part 2: the prophecy of chapters 2-5.    “The New Testament presents the Lord Jesus Christ as its theme, and by the same token Isaiah presents the Lord Jesus Christ as his theme. Isaiah has been called the fifth evangelist, and the Book of Isaiah has been called the fifth gospel. Christ’s virgin birth, His character, His life, His death,...
November
23 2018
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The Prophet Series: Isaiah part 1

The Prophet Series: Isaiah, part 1. The length of the Book of Isaiah makes any “summary” challenging. One can easily forget what he has learned from one section to the next. So, although I will begin by chapter, we will progress in a few blogs to look at the book in sections so that we can have a grasp of the entire message that God...
November
15 2018
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The Prophet Series: Isaiah, Introduction

Isaiah, Introduction    The frequencies of my blogs have slowed. There are reasons for this. One is that I have started the Book of Ephesians and the workload for getting us off the ground in this grand epistle has been time consuming. Two, I knew that I was going to write about Isaiah next in our series and the thought of...
October
12 2018
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The Prophet Series: Jonah, part 2

Jonah part 2 The deliverance of Assyria reveals Jonah’s reason for fleeing to Tarshish at the first call. He knew that it was possible that God would spare the city Nineveh. Jon 4:1-2 But it greatly displeased Jonah, and he became angry. And he prayed to...
September
20 2018
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The Prophet Series: Jonah, part 1

Jonah, part 1 Jonah’s name means Dove. He was from a town in the tribe of Zebulun. He lived during the reign of Jeroboam II, the most powerful monarch in the history of the Northern Kingdom. He was the only prophet to attempt to run away from God. He was one of four prophets whose ministries...
July
26 2018
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The Prophet Series: Obadiah

Obadiah There are at least 12 Old Testament men named Obadiah, which name means “Worshipper of Yavah.” Nothing is known of the author of this small book, the shortest in the Old Testament. (Now, come on, you have to go and read it. It’s 21 verses!) The most accepted date for its writing is 848-841 B.C. This date might have made...
July
26 2018
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The Prophet Series: Amos, part 5

Amos part 5   In chapters 3-6 Amos had documented the reasons for God’s judgment against Israel - legal injustice, economic exploitation, religious hypocrisy, luxurious indulgence, and boastful complacency. Because of these covenant violations “the Lord God Almighty” would crush His rebellious vassal. Individuals...
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