“The Minor Prophets“-a Children’s Bible Audio by “Grandma Joelee”

“Grandma Joelee” from the Chapel have a new children’s Bible audio up! The “The Minor Prophets” on SermonAudio

This may even help you If you are confused on them! “Grandma Joelee” tells a little about each of the 12 minor prophets in order. She tells what a minor prophet is and any background we have on each one. Also, she gives a brief rundown of what his book is about. She made this audio children 4-12 years old, though adults may well enjoy it also. She repeats the previous names of the books after each new book is talked about to help in memorizing these little books in order. As with all her audios, she connects it to a presentation of the gospel.

Her audios have been listen to around the country and around the world. Parents have used them as part of their schooling, homeschooling, and to help kids feel comfortable while they’re falling asleep.

This is part of her children’s Bible audios and stories for kids series. They are available not only on SermonAudio but also on iTunes, stitcher, Google podcasts, YouTube, and many other podcast sites.

Here is a complete list of her available audios and videos

She has different series. These include children’s Bible stories, apologetics for kids, and

You can read more about her audios here on our blog under Children’s Ministry

Watch on September 11, 2022 Worship service, sermon by Sam Burton (Psalm 103)

Watch on September 11, 2022 Worship service, sermon by retired missionary Sam Burton on Psalm 103. It includes prayers, singing, announcements, a missionary moment, special music (“Channels Only” duet) and a sermon by Sam Burton from Psalm 103, “A Meditation from the Heart of David.”

First, Sam Burton gave an outline of Psalm 103. Next, Sam gave teachings and applications from each of these sections. Finally, he connected Psalm 103 to a verse from the book of Proverbs which his wife had made into a song.

Watch our August 28, 2022 Worship service, sermon by Dr. Sohrab Ramtin (The Temptation of Jesus, Luke 4:1-13)

Watch our August 28, 2022 Worship service. It includes prayers, singing, announcements, special music by “The Believers” – “I Will Sing Praise”, and a sermon by Dr. Sohrab Ramtin from the temptation of Jesus (Luke 4:1-13).

Sohrab Ramtin taught on the first temptation of Jesus. First, he read Luke 4:1-13. He gave a review of the multiple testimonies regarding Jesus in the previous chapters of Luke. He said the question was, “can he save sinners from sin? Can Jesus conquer the devil? Yes!

Sohrab compared and contrasted Adam and Jesus in their temptations. He gave applications including, deception only works if it has a measure of truth. He concluded with a call to trust in Jesus for salvation.

Watch our August 7, 2022 Worship/Communion service, sermon by Tom Cantor (Erza 1)

Watch our August 7, 2022 Worship/Communion service (Ezra 1). It includes prayers, singing, announcements, special music and a sermon by Tom Cantor from Ezra 1.

Tom Cantor started a new series giving a sermon on Ezra 1. He gave the theme, “Doing the will of God will be met with great opposition.” He pointed out that only a small number of jews return to build the temple.

Tom also gave background about Babylon‘s treatment of Israel (Psalm 137). Next, he pthe prophecies of the prophet Jeremiah about their return (Jeremiah 25:12).

He noted king Cyrus‘s respect for Jehovah and connected this to the importance of us understanding that Jesus is Jehovah, Jesus is God (exodus 3:13–15; John 8:59–9; Deuteronomy 6:4).

Tom then pointed out that Cyrus was fulfilling prophecy (Isaiah 44:28) by having the Jews return. He then gave the application that like Cyrus, we need to ask God what he wants us to do.

Tom gave the application that Cyrus is called for Israel to return his like gods call to the Jews today. God calls to the Jewish people, and all of us, to turn to him and believe in him. But like Cyrus, he doesn’t force anyone to. Tom connected this message with our missionary giving calling are giving box our “Cyrus box.” He also gave a critique of Calvinism and its TULIP theology on limiting God’s desire and call for all to be saved.

He concluded with an application of Ezra 1:3 that we may all go up and go higher in following the Lord.

You can watch more of our worship services on our Website, YouTube channel, or more of Tom Cantor’s sermons on his YouTube Israel Restoration.

Summer’s First Friday Family Night!

This Friday, July 15, is the Chapel’s first Friday Family Night this summer. I always enjoy Family Night (even though I’m single!).

It starts at about 6 PM with a potluck at Mader Hall. Families please bring a main dish and a salad or dessert. Single bring one dish.

After the potluck, we will have a short, informal time of singing and a talk at the Chapel. Sam Burton, retired missionary to Brazil, is going to give the first talk. He will be talking about Portuguese speaking countries and the need for evangelism.

Afterwards, often some peoples stay to play board games.

Get directions HERE

We hope to see you Friday!

Mader Hall
Mader Hall

You can watch last year‘s short, informal services on our YouTube

Simon Greenleaf – “An Examination of the Testimony of the Four Evangelists”

Simon Greenleaf (1783-1853) was a Jewish believer in Jesus and law professor at Harvard university. He wrote a book on apologetics using legal methods. This book is titled, “An Examination of the Testimony of the Four Evangelists.” It is available free to read online, download as a Kindle, PDF, or other formats at Project Gutenberg.


This book is broken into several sections. Here are three important ones.

First, at the beginning there is a section where he uses legal rules of evidence. He applies these principles to examining the gospels. He uses the ancient document rules. Also, he applies five rules of evidence to examining the gospels. These are first, Honesty, the general and specific honesty of the witnesses)p. Second, Ability is the ability for the witnesses to see, understand, and remember what happened. Third is the Number, Independence, and Consistency of the witnesses. Four is Experience, agreement of the testimony with general experience. Fifth, finally is  Circumstances, the agreement of the testimony with specific evidence. You can read the short and very insightful use of legal apologetics Here.

Second, he has a large harmony of the Gospels. Here he uses his expertise to harmonize the different Gospel accounts. You can read it starting Here.

Third, he has a section focus just on the resurrection accounts. This is always important and especially timely for Easter. Read this short section Here.

Other Free Resources

Simon Greenleaf has influenced many Christian apologists including Wilbur M. Smith, John Warwick Montgomery, Josh McDowell, and Ross Clifford. His book is a significant work in a long history of Christian lawyers using the rules of evidence to defend the Bible and the resurrection of Jesus.

You can read more about his life on Wikipedia.

Here is a short review of his book at Historical Apologetics.

Here is an essay in a theological journal with over 90 people who have use the legal approach to apologetics Juridical Apologists 1600-2000 AD: A Bio-Bibliographical Essay.