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New Moon Announcement and Updates

Breaking News 14:00 PST:   Trump to address a joint session of congress on Tuesday and then finalize plans for massive war on Islamic Extremism.  See February News Blog for more. New Moon Announcement:  The New Moon beginning the twelfth biblical month should be easily seen from Jerusalem after sunset ending 27 February. If confirmed the new […]

Mark 9 – 10

Mark 9 The light of God’s Spirit, and the salt of zeal for God and his Word Let us cast off our lukewarmness for the practical application of the Word of God, and be salted with zeal for God and his will; fill ourselves with the oil of God’s Spirit; that the light of our […]

Mark 7 – 8

Mark 7 The traditions of men versus the commandments of God Mark 7:1 Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. 7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault. 7:3 For the […]

Mark 5 – 6

Mark 5 Mark 5:1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. Now after the lack of faith shown on the sea, Jesus was provided an opportunity to demonstrate that he had power over whole legions of demons. This would have helped to increase the faith […]

Mark 3 – 4

Update:   This is a very heavy news day as events seem to suddenly be speeding up.  Syria is moving to attack Raqqa and try to  preempt Donald Trump’s plan for a massive IUS Turkish offensive inside Syria.  Meanwhile rumors are circulating that Israel will launch an operation in Sinai and Gaza as IS rockets […]

Mark 1 – 2

The Gospel of Mark narrates the Ministry of Jesus from his baptism by John the Baptist to his death and resurrection. It focuses particularly on the last week of his life (chapters 11–16) in Jerusalem. Mark 1 The gospel of Jesus Christ is the Gospel that Christ taught; therefore in its broadest meaning the full […]

Matthew 27 – 28

Update:  The Seventy Years Prophecy article has been updated with more information which will further explain the prophecy.  To sum up: Jerusalem fell and was destroyed in summer 587 B.C. and the Jews arrived in Babylon near the end of that year.  Later the construction of the new Temple was completed at the end of […]

Rod Meredith Saying His Good-byes

Rod Meredith has been diagnosed with cancer which cannot be treated due to its advanced stage, aggressive nature and Rod’s advanced age, and he has been sent home to end his days.   Rod is now saying his last good-byes to close associates as he may not be strong enough for even that for very […]

Rod Meredith Health Crisis: Updated

Update:  Gerald Weston has posted his letter to the elders at FaceBook. This message was e-mailed to the Living Church of God ministry earlier today. This is an update on Dr. Meredith’s health. We are all praying for Dr. Meredith and we will provide additional updates in the Weekly Update, and also on the LCG […]

Matthew 24

Matthew 24 Jesus and his disciples were very familiar with the temple and all its buildings; yet these buildings were so magnificent that as they strolled along on this occasion the conversation turned to how magnificent the temple and its buildings were.  Taking advantage of his disciples awe of the temple Jesus used this “teachable […]

Matthew 23

Announcements;   The Biblical Calendar articles have now been posted at the Biblical Studies site.   Matthew 23 Jesus speaks privately to his disciples and begins to criticize the Mosaic scribes and Pharisees; which are analogous to today’s Nicolaitane Laodicean Church of God organizations.  Jesus begins by saying that the scribes and Pharisees sat in […]

Matthew 22

Emergency Warning 18:00 PST 12 Feb:  The Oroville Dam spillway in Northern California is expected t0 fail at any moment; all people living downstream are being warned to evacuate immediately.     Matthew 22 Jesus begins to teach his disciples about the coming Kingdom in parables. Matthew 22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them […]

Don Ward Letter, Site News

UPDATE:  The schedule has been changed to post the Armstrong Calendar article this Sabbath and the “A Defense of the Biblical Calendar” on Sunday.  The Biblical Studies Calendar presentation will now be posted early next week. This change is to spread out the Calendar information through next week, instead of posting it all on one […]

Matthew 18 – 19

Matthew 18 Jesus makes it plain that if we do not keep the Word of God the Father in heaven as a small child trusts and follows his loving parent, we shall in no wise be resurrected to spirit. Those who reject the scripture on the Biblical Calendar, or who trample all over the sanctity of […]

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