Fruit of D'Vine is the name of our monthly newsletter, based upon the biblical truth that each Christian is a “partaker of the divine nature” (2 Pet. 1:4-KJV), and that those who abide in Christ, the Vine, and are thus living truth, will bear godly fruit just as he did.
Jesus Christ Diameter of the Ages
Thank you for praying for Franco Bottley and me as we push toward completing our new video presentation, Jesus Christ: The Diameter of the Ages, which we hope to release sometime in November. We think you will love it! I can tell you that the Devil has worked overtime to stop this project from coming into fruition. I wonder why. Could it be that knowing the true identity of Jesus Christ is what makes the difference between life and death for all mankind? Yes, because Christianity is about CHRIST, the only man who ever beat death. Here are some verses that I cover at least three or four times during the course of JCDA:
2 Corinthians 4:3-6 - And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
The God Who Risks
When I survey the landscape of “Christendom,” particularly in regard to what is by far the most prevalent and practically debilitating error diluting the faith of most Christians by confusing their understanding of God, I wonder if the word should perhaps be spelled “Christen-dumb.” That would more aptly describe the egregious biblical and intellectual contradictions that otherwise intelligent believers are willing to live with, despite the damage it does to their spiritual lives.
JCDA – A Masterpiece For The Master
A Masterpiece for the Master” is exactly what 18 of us (Franco & Christina Bottley from Longwood FL, Matt Cox from Orlando FL, Marc & Maria Dickie from Orlando FL, Joanne Ferdinando from Ormond Beach FL, Jeff Hertel from Milwaukee WI, Daniel LaPointe from Longwood FL, Mike & Dana Lewis from LaPorte TX, Sherrye McGregor Lugo from Williamsburg VA, Virgil & Carolyn Ramey from Pinckney MI, Carlos Rodriguez from Hampton VA, Jon & Christine Touchstone (with sons Caleb and Joshua) from Oviedo FL, Jerry Wheeler from Denver CO, and I) had in mind when we arrived in Longwood FL on Monday, July 11 to join Greg and Paige Rike at their studio, along with their ace assistant, Kristy Jones.
The New(?) Religion of Self-Fulfillment
As you read this, I am immersed in preparing the content of this month’s landmark video production, Jesus Christ: The Diameter of the Ages, which I estimate to be about 20 hours of teaching. The only other things I am doing are sleeping and exercising to rehab my body after my May 2 hip replacement surgery, and eating as much as I can in order to regain the weight I lost as a result of that. On July 8, Elizabeth and I will head toward Orlando with a carload of clothes for the film. On Monday, July 11, we’ll be joined at GRP Studios by about 20 brethren from around the country for a day of set up, followed by six more of filming.