Micah Rockwell

Studies in the Book of Ruth #4 (2:1)

Keep in mind… Boaz is a PICTURE of Jesus Christ as he is a wealthy Jewish kinsman of Naomi’s Ruth is a PICTURE of the church of Jesus Christ (His BRIDE) – a poor, Gentile widow I. HIS RELATION (“Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s”) Boaz – see 1...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #3 (1:19-22)

Naomi and Ruth RETURN to Bethlehem.  So much has transpired since Naomi left Bethlehem.  She left with a husband and two sons.  She returned with no husband, no sons, and one daughter-in-law. I. BITTERNESS (v. 19-20) Naomi  is UNRECOGNIZABLE!  The years had not been kind to Naomi Application: Sin affects...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #2 (1.1-18)

During this present time of distress in our world, may this study be a comfort to you as there is no GREATER COMFORT than the words of Almighty God (cf. Isaiah 40:1)! I. TRIALS (v. 1-2) “there was a famine in the land” (v. 1) – this is the 4th...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #1 (Introduction and 1:1)

Ruth is the 8th book in the Old Testament.  The books of the Bible are arranged BY GOD in a SPECIFIC ORDER to show us what HAS HAPPENED (past/history) and what WILL HAPPEN (future/prophecy). Genesis – the book of BEGINNINGS (beginning of time, earth, man, nations, etc.) Exodus – the...

The Members

by Linda B. Dallis Jane went to church Sunday morning She thought the service was great She was five minutes early Two people came in late. Mary was dressed so neatly Jennifer’s hair was a mess David’s shirt needed pressing Jane liked Juanita’s dress Yes, Jane went to church Sunday...

The Young Christian

by Margaret Mauro (age 22) I cannot give it up, The little world I know— The innocent delights of youth, The things I cherish so! ‘Tis true, I love my Lord And long to do His will; But O, I may enjoy the world And be a Christian still! I...

The Sixty-Six Books

Sixty-six singers, singing sweet and true, And setting all the world to singing, too. Sixty-six soldiers, vigorous and strong, Valiantly attacking, cruelty and wrong. Sixty-six judges, learned in the law, Uttering decisions, free from fear and flaw. Sixty-six artists—wondrously they paint Kings and sages, common folk, angel, devil, saint. Sixty-six...

Baptist Distinctives

B (Biblical Authority): God’s Word is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. As the inspired, inerrant, and preserved Word of God, it bears the absolute authority of God Himself. No human opinion or church decree can usurp the teachings of Scripture. Whatever the Bible dictates, we,...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 7)

John 11:1-46 I. SLEEPING (v. 1-27) Verse 3 – a man named Lazarus (v. 1) is SICK, he is the brother of Mary and Martha Verse 4 – “This sickness is not unto death…” Verse 6 – interesting that the Lord WAITED to go see Lazarus, also Lazarus’ condition got...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 6)

John 9:1-7 Many teach this and focus on the MAN BORN BLIND, and that is completely understandable.  However, the DIFFERENCE MAKER here is the Lord Jesus Christ, so we will FOCUS on what HE DID in the passage rather than only the blind man.  Obviously, the BLIND MAN’s condition allows...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 5)

John 6:15-21 I. DEPARTING (v. 15-16) There is a SEPARATION here between Jesus and His disciples This is similar to today… PHYSICALLY Notice WHERE Jesus is – “he departed again into a mountain himself alone.” Notice WHERE the disciples are – “his disciples went down unto the sea.” Today –...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 4)

John 6:1-14 Have you ever been in a SERIOUS PREDICAMENT?  How do we normally respond in these situations? So far we have covered THREE miracles which picture the WAY of salvation: Water into wine – “Out with the OLD, in with the NEW” – salvation is a change in your...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 3)

John 5:1-9 Consider: life’s FRUSTRATIONS I. WAITING (v. 1-4) Verse 1 – while Jesus went to Jerusalem because of the FEAST, he encounters a man in need along the way People are in need EVERYWHERE!  Are you looking for them? cf. John 4:1-5 cf. Mark 2:13-15 cf. Mark 1:16-21 Verse...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 2)

John 4:46-54 Recognize the POWER of the WORDS of the Lord Jesus Christ! I. BESEECHING (v. 46-49) Verse 46 – we are introduced to “a certain nobleman” cf. Luke 19:12, 13 – only other mention of a NOBLEMAN in the Bible, this would be a man of GREAT IMPORTANCE with...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 1)

MIRACLE #1 – John 2:1-11 This is the FIRST PUBLIC MIRACLE performed by the Lord Jesus Christ. I. THE MARRIAGE (verses 1-2) Verse 1 – “the third day” – reminder of the RESURRECTION – belief in the resurrection is absolutely NECESSARY for salvation – cf. Romans 10:9, 10 “a marriage”...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Introduction)

John 20:30, 31 The gospel of John records SEVEN miracles of our Lord Jesus Christ.  As stated in the verses above, only these seven were recorded so that the reader of John’s gospel might BELIEVE: (1) That Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (2) So that one might...