PROPER RELATIONSHIP

Mankind has a problem!  Mankind is separated from God! Mankind in and of himself cannot restore his lost  relationship with God.  Only God has the necessary power  to restore (save) mankind!   That divine power was demonstrated by the Cross-death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!  Therefore, because God Loved Mankind so…

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GOOD, GREAT, CHIEF SHEPHERD!  

GOOD, GREAT, CHIEF SHEPHERD!   The following footnote  on John, chapter 10, verse 11 is from the “Lindsell Study Bible,  Concordance, Published by Tyndale, Page 164: “Christ is called the Good Shepherd  in 10:11,   the Great Shepherd in Hebrews 13:20,  and the Head or Chief Shepherd  in 1 Peter 5:4.…

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CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS OF THE LAST DAYS

CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS OF THE LAST DAYS  RAPTURE TRIBULATION SECOND COMING OF CHRIST ARMAGEDDON MILLENNIUM GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT  ETERNITY This study is primarily concerned with the next great event on the calendar of prophecy:     THE COMING RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH. The Rapture of the Church refers to the events…

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Empowered Mentality

EMPOWERED MENTALITY Understanding God  requires more than innate curiosity.   God is fascinating!  Unfortunately, most people turn aside long before reaching the magnificent knowledge plateau that formulates God in our thinking.  The Bible is the Mind of Christ and His Mind is a terrible thing to waste!  1 Corinthians 2:16).  The…

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THE STONE ROLLED AWAY

  THE STONE ROLLED AWAY  “And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.” — Matthew 28: 2. The Cross is the portal to immortality!  The stone was removed…

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THINKING EVIL AND GOOD Part One

THINKING EVIL and GOOD – Part One Since we know good and evil, we think good and evil with the result that we  do good and evil.  Merrill Unger,  in his book ” DEMONS IN THE WORLD TODAY” well said: Satan and demons are in opposition to God, exalting themselves…

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GRACE BEFORE JUDGMENT

Grace before judgment!   During the Tribulation,  the Gospel will be proclaimed as never before in history.    Please turn to  and read in your Bible (Matthew 24:3-44), where we read that   Christ taught His Disciples as He sat on the Mount of Olives.  They asked Him about the end…

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The Angelic Infiltration

ANGELIC INFILTRATION  By R. B. Thieme, Jr. Used with permission.   Genesis, Chapter Six opens with a brief statement regarding the antediluvian civilization.  It reads: “Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them.” “Men” is a generic…

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End Times

CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS OF THE LAST DAYS: RAPTURE TRIBULATION SECOND COMING OF CHRIST ARMAGEDDON MILLENNIUM  GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT ETERNITY Please note: this is only a basic summary for clarification.   However, at the conclusion of this study you will fine recommended reading for a more detailed study of the fascinating  end…

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SILVER BRUSHSTROKES

 Silver Brush-Strokes   Branches stretch reaching out  With crooked arms twisted fingers Fearful shadows linger not   The forest begins it’s nightly moves   The western twilight fades  Into misty-smooth serenity The breath of God becomes the frost That  performs its secret ministry   Frosted trees form crystal archways  Grasses form…

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RESURRECTION CELEBRATION 

RESURRECTION CELEBRATION    April 5th,   2 – 4 a.m. 2020   In the First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians (A. D. 54); Chapter One, verse 10, we read:  “and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus,  who delivereth us from the…

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GLORY RETURNED TO GLORY

Glory Returned To Glory By Chauncey S. Craig  4/11/20 Midday gathered in midnight darkness Sirocco winds brought nimbus clouds, forbidden sun Silence atomic – sins poured out, His awful scream Spiritual separation from The Father, The Holy Spirit Thunderbolts cracked, igniting the heavens The earth stood still, trembling, shaking violently …

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CONQUESTS FAILED

CONQUESTS FAILED Men pay and pay,  the payment never full Falsehoods,  lust patterns, selfish demands Glimpses of power – the weight of gold Oh, the heavy foot-walk of conquests failed   Dazed in the maze of life-escapes Temptations far as one can see New worlds explode with new temptations Modern…

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CONQUESTS FAILED

CONQUESTS FAILED Men pay and pay,  the payment never full Falsehoods,  lust patterns, selfish demands Glimpses of power – the weight of gold Oh, the heavy foot-walk of conquests failed   Dazed in the maze of life-escapes Temptations far as one can see New worlds explode with new temptations Modern…

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BIBLE STUDY

 KNOWLEDGE – TRUTH – BELIEF  Bible Study demands your undivided attention.   Prayer, Meditation and fellowship are prerogatives.  Therefore,  “THE FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”  is an Imperative. Before you begin any Bible Study, as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, be sure you have named your sins  (idle thoughts…

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Predestinate

To be determined beforehand. Predetermination:  before anything can be predetermined, there must be foreknowledge – certain knowledge – divine knowledge.  That knowledge which only God can know is based on the sovereignty of God – His Essence – who and what God IS.   (See “Foreknowledge.” 

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CURRENT EVENTS

CURRENT EVENTS-LOOK UP! Every crisis in the life of a believer is designed by God, for His purpose.  God has a definite Plan for each believer!  God’s Plan is designed to glorify God and to focus attention on the Person and Work of Christ and the Grace of God.  Now,…

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Silver Brush-Strokes

 Silver Brush-Strokes   Branches stretch reaching out  With crooked arms twisted fingers Fearful shadows linger not   The forest begins it’s nightly moves   The western twilight fades  Into misty-smooth serenity The breath of God becomes the frost That  performs its secret ministry   Frosted trees form crystal archways  Grasses form…

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VIRTUE LOVE

VIRTUE LOVE – A CLOSER LOOK AT GOD’S LOVE,  and Man’s love.  A study by C. S. Craig – years in the making,  never to be completed, because God’s love is inexhaustible.     A Brief Autobiography:   About the Teacher, C. S. Craig (Buddy to family and friends).  Chauncey (actually…

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Civilizations

There are four civilizations (different from dispensations): 1). Antediluvian Civilization: began with Adam and ended with judgment by the flood. 2). Postdiluvian Civilization: began with Noah and family after flood and ends with Second Advent of Christ and Baptism of Fire. 3). Millennial Civilization: begins with Tribulation saints and terminates…

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YOUR SALVATION HAS BEEN GRACIOUSLY PROVIDED

Salvation is perfect!  We can never improve  salvation.  We can disapprove salvation. How?  By rejecting the Cross of Christ.  Salvation is complete!  We can add nothing to it.  Salvation is everlasting!  God  provided salvation! We can accept it or reject it. Each person with the available knowledge, may choose – personal choice! What…

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LIFESTYLE FAITH

Do we realize that in the corridors of darkness, we wrestle demons, who control the mind by controlling the flesh.  As we struggle with our fleshly appetites, we can only be victorious by confession, repentance and forgiveness from God, who will forgive every time because Christ paid our sin dept…

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DIVINE OPERATING ASSETS

A dark house on a dark street may not be visible. But if the night lights are on, on the inside,  we see the light.  The house takes on a beauty of it’s own.   When the Holy Spirit controls our life (thinking) our soul is lighted by His power in…

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WE THE PEOPLE

Hoi polloi:  “Ordinary people”  (From  Greek, literally “the many”) “We the people” – the ordinary people of America – the heart and the soul of our nation.   “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union , establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide…

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PSALM 23

The Shepherd-sheep relationship is meant to be calming and re-assuring in Psalm 23 – read it often, and then just meditate on each expression. The entire Bible assumes and presents  the existence of one true God. There is no attempt to prove  and no attempt to defend the point – it…

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GOD IS INFINITE UNFAILING LOVE

WE LOVE BECAUSE GOD FIRST LOVED US (1 John 4:7-21). God in His Word declares that  “God IS ” (Exodus 3:14).  The Bible declares that “God IS Love.”— a simple yet significant statement revealing that love is what God IS as well as what God does. No one can fully understand…

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THEE OR ME, OH LORD

Is your thinking more about you, or Christ?  Is your thinking more about you, or others?  Is your concern for your own security, or the less fortunate, even the homeless?   What is your goal in life?  Is  your goal,  a goal that pays you dividends in time, or rewards for…

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WE THE PEOPLE

WE THE PEOPLE,  and One man’s opinion. At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “What have you wrought?”  He answered:   “a Republic, if you can keep it.” WE the people of the United States of America, in Order to form a more Perfect Union: WE Establish…

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FOLLOW ME!

Follow Me! We do not choose the battlefields in life But we are to follow the colors to the top of the hill; We cannot water the gardens where seeds have been planted But someday we will see the flowers that bloomed! C. S. Craig  10-20-2018    

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Meditation

Listening to God.  When God speaks  we must be able to perceive His silent voice.  The Holy Spirit speaks to us and helps us recall  Scriptural truths fitting whatever occasion….Bible Doctrine stored in our memory banks – our edification fortification.    Scripture becomes  spiritual visions so we can picture in our…

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What is a “Statement Of Faith?”

A Statement of Faith is a public explanation of the fundamental beliefs  as taught by the Pastor or denomination, of the local church.  It is a summary,  a teaching platform  expressing  the principles of the Christian Faith. PLEASE GO TO OUR  “STATEMENT OF FAITH”  ON THE HOME PAGE FOR A…

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THINKING CHRIST – THINKING LIFE

In his Letter to the Philippians, Paul  neither condemned the wealthy nor attacked the enterprise of making money – profitable commerce.   Instead, it is interesting to note that he emphasized Christ to the affluent people in Philippi…..he taught them to Love and change their thinking. He exhorted the Philippians to take on the mind…

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THE SHARP EDGES OF FAITH

THE SHARP EDGES OF FAITH THE QUESTION OF UNANSWERED PRAYER AND THE ADDICTED WHO FEEL DEJECTED ARE THE OBJECT OF THIS STUDY. We believe in a transcendent God, all-powerful, yet personable.   But, so much about life cannot be understood rationally, especially unanswered prayer.  Can we talk? I’m not certain that…

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Serving Secrets

Please open your Bible to Matthew 25 and  read verses 35-40.   From these words in Matthew twenty-five spoken by Christ Himself , we  learn that when we  serve others we are literally serving our blessed Savior.   Opportunities to serve others (Christ) are all around us.  These opportunities are given…

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EPOCH

Epoch An “epoch” is a period of time, characterized by peculiar events.  Specific time periods  (epochs) are clearly defined (visible) when we look back at history in Scripture.  It is easier to grasp the great panoramic view of history and the times of various events, when we place these events on a…

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Scapegoat

ANIMALS THAT CARRY AWAY SIN (Leviticus 16:7-10). In ancient times the Israelite ritual used two goats. One was designated for the Lord and offered as a sin offering (Leviticus 16:9).  The other goat, the scapegoat, bore the people’s iniquities ( Leviticus 16:11).  In this ritual, Israel released a live animal…

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My Brother’s Keeper?

Woe to the man who curses his father and neglects his mother.  Woe to the man who judges his sister and forsakes his brother.  He is pure in his own eyes,  but is never cleansed.  He lives with his heart of stone perhaps to perish in his arrogance.  Did he…

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HEAVEN – THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Heaven – The Kingdom of God, is based on my study outline on Heaven, as well as  various books and publications by some of the greatest teachers of the Word of God over the last 100 years.   Before we begin our study, please be sure you have acknowledged your sins…

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HAVE YOU HUGGED YOUR BIBLE TODAY?

GOD BREATHED — have you hugged your Bible today? Have you embraced the Lord today.  Do it right now.  It is so reassuring, that the Lord God is always listening….do you have any thoughts for God? (The Bible is the Eternal Word of God.) The Bible is the Book of…

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THINKING GOOD AND EVIL -Part Two

THINKING GOOD AND EVIL –  Part Two TWO CONTRASTING DYNASPHERES What we think is who we are in the present, and what we become in the future.  But, what we think has roots that go back before time, to a point in eternity past.   There are two systems of thought; …

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The Fellowship Of Giving

“The Fellowship Of Giving” 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 In this study, we will look at a few  points of doctrine, which are presented for your edification to build you up, to feed your soul,  in the love,  in the body of Christ.  FELLOWSHIP – SHARING  “Is not the cup of blessing…

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Principalities and Powers/Mystery Doctrines

Principalities and Powers/Mystery Doctrines We need to understand from Scripture that Satan has organized one third of the angels, (perhaps billions)  who chose to follow him instead of God, into  various ranks.  Satan as General (leader) of the army of demons, has organized his demon army by rank and file.  They constantly…

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PROPER MOTIVATION IN GIVING

PROPER MOTIVATION IN GIVING Giving is an expression of worship that commemorates God’s grace. Grace is all that God can do for man (based on the sacrifice of Christ on the cross) and remain consistent with His own character.   Spiritual gifts are bestowed on every believer by the Holy…

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TRUTHS FOR THINKING

  Absolute Truth exists in three categories: Divine Laws of Establishment – for believers and unbelievers. The Gospel of Salvation – for unbelievers. The Word of God – for believers. Integrity is loyalty to truth.  Christian integrity is faithfulness to God. “The sum of Thy Word is Truth, And every one of Thy Righteous ordinances is…

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MY RULER-PRINCE….

Jesus Christ Our Prince-Ruler, My Ruler-Prince During His First Advent,  Christ (Messiah) earned the title “King of Kings and Lord of Lords” (1 Timothy 6:15).  Our Lord Jesus Christ defeated Satan at the Cross. For winning the strategic victory in the angelic warfare,  God the Father gave Him the title…

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Ego Trips and Fame Seekers…..

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).   Notice we are the result of His workmanship, created IN Christ  for good works – GOD HAS A PLAN for each of His children.  Even…

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THE SELF

Under Production as of 3/30/2018.  Please check back another time.  Thank you for your patience.  C. S. Craig

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