Dana Bratton, B.A., M.Div. is an ordained Baptist pastor, retired. He received his B.A. degree at California Baptist College, Religion major, New Testament minor, in Riverside CA. He received his M.Div. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Brea, CA. He pastored Calvary Chapel at the Bridge 9 years in Phuket, Thailand. He served as a missionary to Thailand for 11 years. He served as missionary director with Child Evangelism Fellowship 11 years. He served as a hospital and hospice chaplain with the Health Care Chaplains' Ministry Association 16 years. He served as an elder at two churches, and was minister of senior adults two years at Magnolia Church. Dana was in full time ministry for 29 years. Dana has been married to Cindy for 43 years. They have three adult children and five grandchildren. They reside in Desert Hot Springs, CA.
This the first volume in a series compiling New Testament expository sermons by Pastor Dana Bratton as preached at Calvary Chapel at the Bridge in Phuket, Thailand. Useful for devotional study, sermons and Bible studies. Lots of simple practical explanation and application. This is an evangelistic exposition and verse by verse study of the gospel of Matthew chapters 1-14
Vickie Phelps writes to influence, inspire, and encourage. She is the author of 8 books and more than 200 magazine articles. Phelps is the founder and director of the East Texas Christian Writers Group which meets to support and encourage writers in their craft.
When Connie Knight applies for a job at McKinney’s Fine Cars in her hometown of Redwood, Texas, she has no idea what she’s getting into. Buford McKinney is a mean, evil bully who thinks women are the ground God made for men to walk on. The only reason she stays at McKinney’s is the fear of being without a paycheck and ending up homeless. And then there’s Rick McKinney, Buford’s son. In spite of his daddy’s contempt for Connie, Rick is attracted to her and Connie to him. But will their feelings for each other be enough to keep Connie safe? Just how far will Buford go to get rid of her?