Author Archives: Dr. O.S. Hawkins

Bethlehem wasn’t a capital city. It wasn’t well-known; it’s people weren’t well-off. It was hardly the place for the King of the world to be born. But, God’s Kingdom is an upside-down kingdom. He chooses places, things, and people for His glory, not ours. Isn’t that beautiful?

Bethlehem

Bethlehem

  Let Us Go to Bethlehem Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us. — Luke 2:15 It was a dark night… yet there was light! The Light of the world had come. Bethlehem almost missed it. No room. So

Listen to Him

While He was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” — Matthew 17:5 Many of us share a common fault in our conversations with others. So often, we fail to listen.

"Love one another as I have loved you" - John 13:34

The New Commandment

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. — John 13:34 My high school chemistry teacher used to always talk about the “acid test.” The acid test is a sure-fire way to identify a substance. The Bible reveals that the

There Is a Time to Stand Up

After serious thought, I rebuked the nobles and rulers, and said to them, “Each of you is exacting usury from his brother.” So I called a great assembly against them. And I said to them, “According to our ability we have redeemed our Jewish brethren who were sold to the nations. Now indeed, will you

Find Jesus in Jonah

Find Jesus in Jonah

He Is the God of the Second Chance Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I will tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. — Jonah

Worship

Code Word: Worship

Are you ready for an awesome thought to live with today? The Holy Spirit is alive and living in you right now! In fact, the Bible says, Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your

Philippians 4:7

The Apostles’ Code: Countenance

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace. — Galatians 5:22 The evidence of Spirit-filled living will not be in what we say or even in what we do. It will be written on our faces in our countenance of love, joy, and peace. The first proof is found in love. The Greeks had

His own sweet fragrance

The Fragrance of Jesus

Have you noticed how a particular smell can bring instant memory recall of a particular place or a particular person from the past? It can be a powerful reminder of an event decades after it happened. One of my high school teachers wore a fragrance called Jungle Gardenia. It had a distinctive smell that would

It’s Never Too Late for a New Beginning

Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. — James 5:19-20 For years a beautiful antique table has graced the entryway of

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