REVELATION 3:14-22, “YOU ARE NEITHER COLD NOR HOT. YOU ARE LUKEWARM” – A BAD ADVERTISEMENT FOR CHRISTIANITY

 "To the angel (pastor) of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish … Continue reading

GENESIS 24, FINDING BRIDES (DISCIPLES) FOR JESUS WHO WILL SAY YES TO HIM (LOVE AND OBEY HIM)

  Dear Friends,                                                                         “Abraham was now old and well advanced in years, and the LORD had blessed him in every way.  He said to the chief servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, … Continue reading

GENESIS 42, GOD CALLS US TO CONFESS OUR (UNCONFESSED) SINS SO HE MAY USE US FOR HIS ON-GOING PURPOSES

  As Beth Moore says about this section of Scripture (42-50) as the 10 brothers finally have to face the music of their “hidden” sins against Joseph, “the cat comes out of the bag, the elephant in the living room … Continue reading

WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM

 Dear Friends,     May this poem bring you Christmas blessings! “The Wise Man” was written by my wife, Kristen, and is printed in a booklet called Poems of a Pilgrim which contains 52 of her poems.  If you are interested … Continue reading

REVELATION 3:7-13, LIVING DAILY WITH THE END IN MIND * –“WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT”

*This title, some phrases in quotes, and some of the content of my teaching are based on a CD series on the book of Revelation by Chip Ingram – Living on the Edge Scripture calls us to live in a … Continue reading

GENESIS 39:20 – 41:57, JOSEPH – ADVANCING THROUGH ADVERSITY – FROM THE PIT TO THE PALACE

  "Joseph's master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined." (Gen. 39:20) Here we see the next link in God's plan for Joseph to connect to Pharaoh through the cupbearer in the … Continue reading

REVELATION 3:1-6, LIVING DAILY WITH THE END IN MIND * –“WAKE UP, O SLEEPER, RISE FROM THE DEAD.”

  *This title, some phrases in quotes, and some of the content of my teaching are based on a CD series on the book of Revelation by Chip Ingram – Living on the Edge In Revelation 2-3 we see Jesus … Continue reading

HEBREWS 12:28-13:4 HOW TO “OFFER TO GOD AN ACCEPTABLE SERVICE WITH REVERENCE AND AWE” – LET LOVE OF THE BRETHREN (BELIEVERS) CONTINUE

"Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. Let love of the brethren … Continue reading

STATE OF THE MINISTRY

November, 2008   Dear Friends,     My advisory team and friends encourage me to do this report on an annual basis. It gives an overall view of the ministry and some new venues the Lord is calling us into. I'll list … Continue reading

GENESIS 39, JOSEPH – AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE ON HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION , GENESIS 39

                 Last week we saw Judah leave his family (and his faith temporarily) and marry a Canaanite woman. This was strictly forbidden by the Lord (Gen. 28:1; Deut. 7:3). This was ultimately not a racial issue but a spiritual issue … Continue reading

GENESIS 38, THE HUMAN CONDITION APART FROM GOD – JUDAH VERSUS JOSEPH

Rated X                  As we alternate our study from Genesis to the book of Revelation we can learn from the saints who were here on terra firma, as we are now, how to prepare for our meeting with the Lord. We see … Continue reading

REVELATION 2:12-28, LIVING DAILY WITH THE END IN MIND* BEWARE OF FALSE DOCTRINE AND FALSE TEACHERS

      *This title, some phrases in quotes, and some of the content of my teaching are based on a CD series on the book of Revelation by Chip Ingram – Living on the Edge "Remember, therefore, what you have received … Continue reading

REVELATION 2:12-28, LIVING DAILY WITH THE END IN MIND * THE BIG LIE ABOUT SEX

*This title, some phrases in quotes, and some of the content of my teaching are based on a CD series on the book of Revelation by Chip Ingram – Living on the Edge  Revelation 2:12-28        "Remember, therefore, what you have … Continue reading

GENESIS 37, THE LIFE OF JOSEPH — SIN, SUFFERING AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD

Genesis 37        As we alternate our study from Genesis to the book of Revelation we can learn from the saints who were here on terra firma as we are now, how to prepare for our meeting with the Lord. We … Continue reading

GENESIS 23-24:1-4, GOD’S PEOPLE LIVE BY FAITH IN THE PROMISES OF GOD WHEN FACING THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE!

  Dear Friends, "Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old.  She died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her. Then Abraham … Continue reading

REVELATION 2:1-17, LIVING DAILY WITH THE END IN MIND* JESUS TELLS US WHAT WILL BE ON THE FINAL EXAM. BE PREPARED!

       *This title, some phrases in quotes, and some of the content of my teaching are based on a CD series on the book of Revelation by Chip Ingram – Living on the Edge "Remember, therefore, what you have received … Continue reading

GENESIS 35-37:1, MOVE ON WITH GOD BY KEEPING AN ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE WHEN FACING DEATH, SIN AND WORLDLY PROSPERITY

These chapters talk about completion (God's promises to Jacob are fulfilled), complacency (Jacob settled in Shechem and did not keep his vow) and correction (God calls Jacob to keep his vow and worship him back in the Promised Land). Completion/Complacency … Continue reading

REVELATION 1, WHAT’S THE WORLD COMING TO? LIVING DAILY WITH THE END IN MIND*

 Things were not going well for the beloved disciple John. The emperor Domitian claimed he was divine and demanded worship. He had John exiled for preaching Jesus as Lord as a pastor and elder in the church at Ephesus. Now … Continue reading