Talawanda School of Preaching

By Justin Hopkins | Sep 1, 2020

Classes are once again in full swing at Talawanda, and the students are doing fine. We are about to end our first academic quarter in their second year. We have moved into the dry season, so after a successful corn harvest there isn’t as much in the garden, but we introduced a new well improved…

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Modelle School of Preaching Update

By Justin Hopkins | Aug 25, 2020

Classes continue as normal at Modelle. The students and faculty are paying careful attention to hygiene and health practices. The farm has yielded a nice harvest of corn. By using rotation planting, we are expecting a crop of Coco Yams this month, vegetables in September, and then Casava in October. The next crop to be…

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Rwenzori School of Preaching Update

By Justin Hopkins | Aug 18, 2020

The school in Uganda remains closed due to COVID-19 pending authorization from the government to reopen. There is still no word as to when that might happen. Even in the midst of the ongoing lockdown, God is not locked down. Mbusa, our director has planted a new congregation in the village of Kidodo with 15…

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Plowing In Hope

By Justin Hopkins | Aug 11, 2020

This summer has been quite an interesting ride to be sure. We began the year with a full calendar, which has now been wiped clean. My work with our three schools of preaching in Africa has looked a bit different than we had planned. There is still no indication as to when we might be…

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The Spirit in The Old Testament: Revealing God’s Will

The Spirit in The Old Testament: Revealing God’s Will

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 31, 2020

While the religious world is full of confusion and disagreement concerning the role of the Holy Spirit, there is one aspect of His work that is almost universally agreed upon: He has revealed God’s Will. Of course, there is no shortage of differing ideas about when and how He has done that, and whether He…

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The Spirit in the Old Testament: Creation, Power, Judgment, and Salvation

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 7, 2020

As we dive into an exhaustive study of the Holy Spirit as seen in the pages of the Old Testament, I will continue to organize the material in a topical fashion, to provide a logical flow of thought. This opens up the risk of accidentally omitting a verse or two, which I have tried to…

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The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament Part 1

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 30, 2020

From beginning to end, the Scriptures show God working through His Spirit. We see the Spirit in the opening verses of Scripture, actively involved in the creation of the cosmos (Genesis 1:2). We see Him in the closing verses of Scripture, inviting all who will to come to Christ for salvation (Revelation 22:17). Most of…

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If You Know These Things

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 29, 2020

In washing the feet of the disciples, Jesus gave us a powerful example. This isn’t the idea that we should literally go around washing each other’s feet, but rather that even the most humble of tasks are not beneath our station in life because they were not beneath our Lord. When we learn to set…

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You Have No Part With Me

By Justin Hopkins | Jun 22, 2020

In the opening verses of John 13, Jesus washes the feet of His disciples. When he comes to Peter, Peter declares, “You shall never wash my feet!” (v. 8). Jesus responds swiftly by telling Peter that if he does not allow the Savior to wash his feet, then he has no part with Jesus. Peter,…

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