Author Archives: Dr. O.S. Hawkins

Worship

Code Word: 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

What Does the Lord Require of You? Micah 6:8

Certain dates on the calendar need no explanation and demand no commentary. Several of them are anxiously anticipated and warmly welcomed. One in particular is December 25. Not much needs to be said about what that date means. Another is January 1. And how about July 4? Without saying a word, you thought of hot

John 7:37

Loud and Passionate

When we view the invitation to come to Jesus through the lens of the Greek text, it is passionately expressive: If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. — John 7:37 The wording of the original text indicates this is a rather loud and deeply emotional outburst. Jesus was not speaking softly here.

The Nehemiah Code: Get Started Right

Nehemiah 1:1–11 When we are in the process of rebuilding (no matter what it is we are seeking to rebuild), there are not just things that need to be done, but things that need to be undone. There are habits that need to be broken and hearts that need to be healed. Anyone who has

Palm Sunday: Who Is This?

Editor’s Note —The Jesus Code is dedicated to “those special and sacrificial pastors, their wives, and in most cases, their widows in Mission:Dignity who have given their lives to serving others so often in “out of the way places,” and who are now in their declining years. While in ministry they lived in church-owned homes and

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