“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-
and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God”
– Ephesians 2:8

Posts from April 2016

Speak To the Rock

Speak To the Rock By Dr. John Casteel, on August 12, 1979 Many of the Old Testament stories that are preserved for us in the Bible are filled with truth that is relevant for today. Because of the common problems that we have as humans, and the timelessness of the sin programmed in man, the Lord has left these precepts for us…

The Power of Influence

The Power of Influence by Dr. John Casteel, September 4, 1983 When I speak of spirituality or walking in the Spirit there are various concepts that I do not agree with. First, I don’t mean the hyped-up, flashy, glad-handling that copies shallow jet-set public relations, or television show-host style of relating to people. Neither do I speak of a mystical, pseudo-spiritual, sometimes…

Eternal Inheritance

Eternal Inheritance By Dr. John Casteel, July 3, 1988 Romans 8:15-17 (NKJV) “You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’ 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are…

A Repentant Heart

A Repentant Heart By John Casteel, D.D., on August 24, 1980 Psalm 15:1 (NKJV) “Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill?” This is a very penetrating question… and very important. No doubt this question was born of some observations that David had made regarding the lives of those with whom he had been in relationship.…

The Decade Of the Nineties

The Decade Of the Nineties by Dr. John Casteel, December 31, 1989 Many nations have openly financed and encouraged wars and revolutions around the world for many years, and yet are now making great speeches about human rights and dignity.  And are receiving rewards and notoriety as peacemakers. What is really happening? What is the plan of God in all these confusing…