God has plans for you

Jeremiah 29: 10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm...

Worldly thoughts or Godly thoughts

Isaiah 55: 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,     neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,     so are my ways higher than your ways     and my thoughts than your...

Memorial Golf tournament

The Jerry “Pops” Whitaker Memorial Golf Tournament will be held April 8, 2019 at the Cascades Golf & Country Club, Tyler, Tx.   This tournament is to help send underprivileged children on a Christian mission trip. Format is a 4 man scramble, $400 per...

Then what did the Shepherds do?

Take time to read this scripture and see what the shepherds did: Luke 2: 15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which...

The Shepherds knew – but how?

This is very interesting and we should all slow down and take note of the scripture here in Luke 2: 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which...

Why did Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem?

Caesar Augustus taxed everyone, so, Mary and Joseph had to make the trip to the city of David, aka Bethlehem-Judah.  Then what follows is very interesting. 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city...

Two Bethlehem’s in Israel at the time of Christ

Interesting fact is that there were 2 Bethlehems when Jesus was born.  So which one was it?  The most famous Bethlehem is located in the hill country (approximately 2,500 feet above sea level) of Judah. Situated on the main highway to Egypt (which came in very useful...

Zechariah’s song

Luke 1: 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: 68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,     because he has come to his people and redeemed them. 69 He has raised up a horn[d]; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared...

The birth of John the Baptist

Luke 1: 57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. 59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to...