The Samaritan Pentecost

By: Frank G. Tunstall, D. Min. Philip the deacon was among those expelled from Jerusalem by the Jewish ruling authorities who used expulsion as a tool to try to control the spread of the gospel (Acts 8:1). Philip went to one of the towns in Samaria and “proclaimed the Christ there” (Acts 8:5). Jesus had […]

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By: Frank Tunstall The prophets:  “yearning to understand Messiah’s suffering and glory” (1 Peter 1:10-11 NIV). Spring is bursting out all around us. Grass, trees, bushes, flowers – they’re all experiencing a resurrection. Nature gives billions of witnesses to the resurrection. But nature is also limited. Only the story of the death and resurrection of […]

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A Fresh Look at Repentance: Part 2

 By: Frank Tunstall, D. Min. How important that we rethink our doctrine of repentance and rediscover sin is sin precisely because it violates God. “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love,” King David pled following his tryst with Bathsheba that ended in her pregnant and her husband murdered. “According to your […]

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“But if Not”

By: Frank Tunstall, D. Min. All children of God sooner or later will need a well thought out but if not doctrine. The ups and downs of life will see to that. The story of Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego make the point. These three Hebrew young men lived during the Babylonian exile some 2500 years […]

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By: Frank Tunstall, D. Min. The question is being asked in American culture, all too often even in the Lord’s church: since we have the New Testament is the Old Testament even needed today? As you think about the question, please consider: For the first almost twenty years after Jesus’ death and resurrection and the […]

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