Matthew 25 Presents a Wedding Scenario that has long been Understood in the Context of JUST our being Saved or Lost. Actually, there's More to this Message than meets the Casual Eye. What REAL Point is Jesus Making? Innumerable sermons over the centuries have been given that focused on the well-known passage beginning Matthew chapter... Continue Reading →
Who Is The Leader You Are Following?
And more importantly, WHAT LEADER IS HE FOLLOWING? The Christian God Let’s start at the beginning “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any... Continue Reading →
The Battle For Our Children’s Minds
Not so long ago I was doing a chair massage event at an elementary school, and in between massages, I had some time to watch the kids out playing at recess. If you have never watched a bunch of kids under eleven playing together, it’s very entertaining. They are so cute, boys being boys and... Continue Reading →
Did The Thief On The Cross Enter Paradise That Very Day?
Most any of the popular Bible translations of Luke 23:42-43 will tell you he did including the King James Luke 23:42-43 “And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”... Continue Reading →
Absent And Present
"To Be Absent From The Body And To Be Present With The Lord" A Well Known Passage in Second Corinthians 5 Has Become almost a Cliché for Those Who Anticipate Being Taken To Heaven After This Life is Over. What Does This Potent Passage Actually Establish? Despite the admitted lack of direct scriptures referring to... Continue Reading →
His Greatest Creation
Quasars, black holes, supernova, anti-matter, suns larger than our entire solar system, what next? So it’s true: The heavens do declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. (Ps. 19:1). And when we consider the vast variety of living breathing life forms, the firmament does show His handy-work. With such an immense... Continue Reading →
Oh, For The Love Of God!
It doesn't take very long when among evangelical Christians, especially in the environment of a religious service, that a passionate love for God, primarily the person of Jesus, comes to the fore. 'Praise and Worship' is structured around what is often a profuse outpouring of expressed heartfelt love of the Lord. Not to suggest in... Continue Reading →
Is The God You Serve The Sun Or The Son?
Your answer may determine your destiny! There are only two powers on earth. One is legitimate, one is illegitimate. One is the great deceiver, a master counterfeiter. The other is the creator and the rightful ruler of the universe. Like it or not, believe it or not, we find ourselves serving one or the other;... Continue Reading →
The At Large Christian
Forces Acting within the Church of God over the Last Several Decades have Created a Genre of what are Regarded as “Independent” Christians. How should we Regard those who Sidestep Strict Organizational Loyalty? In the middle decades of the twentieth century, a movement within the Churches of God began to gain a momentum not seen... Continue Reading →
THE DOCTRINES OF CHRIST
Seven principles to eternal life Give grave deliberation to the doctrine of Christ, for in doing this, you will save yourself and them that hear you (1 Tim. 4:16). He that abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son (II John 9). Christ's and the Father's doctrine are the same,... Continue Reading →