Newtown CT. Tragedy – How then shall we live?

  “Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.” (2 Peter … Continue reading

Daniel Chapter 5 – Part II – Men’s Fellowship – 12/14/12

“These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age. If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall.” (1 Cor. 10:11-12) Belshazzar … Continue reading

“Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 1:8; 22:20

Dear Friends,                                                          Christmas is about hope. “Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.” … Continue reading

Daniel Chapter 5 -The Handwriting on the Wall. The Party’s Over

There are many poignant applications for us in this chapter, both for our country and for us personally, so we will spend the time we need on this chapter to plumb the depths of the lessons God wants us to … Continue reading

Daniel Chapter 4 – Part III – God is able to humble those who walk in pride. (Dan. 4:37)

 “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride.” Daniel 4:37 (Dan. 4:37)  “These things happened to … Continue reading

Daniel Chapter 4 – Part II – He is able to humble those who walk in pride.” Daniel 4:37

  [“In 1 Kings 15:5 we find a bittersweet epitaph which begins, “David had done what was right in the eyes of the Lord and had not failed to keep any of the Lord’s commands all the days of his … Continue reading

Daniel Chapter 4 – “He is able to humble those who walk in pride.”

There are two primary messages seen in the book of Daniel: 1) God’s prophetic plans for the nation of Israel and His dealings with Gentile nations/leaders during the “time of the Gentiles” (Luke 21:24). God reveals Israel’s future national restoration … Continue reading

Daniel 3 Part II – Bowing to the world or to God

Daniel – Chapter 3:16-30 – Bowing to the World and Outside Pressures Conform Us. Bowing to God’s Word and the Inner Voice of Conviction Transform Us  –  Men’s Fellowship – 11/2/12 Laws in conflict – the king’s or God’s?  “You … Continue reading


Dear Friends,                                                          “All these people were still living by faith when they died. They admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth and they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be … Continue reading

Daniel – Chapter 3 –“You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol.”

Studdart Kennedy, who was an Anglican minister and a pastor at Worster in England, also was a chaplain in World War I and he has written some very, very beautiful poems that have always been favorites of mine. But Studdart … Continue reading


Dear Friends,                                                         “If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Please read Revelation 20:11-15) This is the saddest and most sobering passage in all of Scripture. Remember our … Continue reading

Daniel – Chapter 2 – “From Here to Eternity”

A Panorama of World History from 600 B.C. to the Millennial Kingdom  [“Now opens one of the most comprehensive of the histories of world empires. Eight short verses of the inspired record (vv.37-45) tell the whole story, yet that story … Continue reading

Daniel – Overview – “All Israel Will Be Saved Just as it is Written”- Romans 11:26

Last week we looked at how God deals with nations and how we as individual believers are to respond. This week we will look at the third point of application in more depth – how to pray for and stand … Continue reading


Dear Friends, “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom … Continue reading

Daniel – Chapter 1/ Overview – More Applications for Our Lives Today

There are several key lessons we need to glean from the first chapter of Daniel and the overview of the entire book before we move on in our study. Many Christian leaders are telling us that God is clearly judging … Continue reading

Daniel – Overview and Chapter 1

The following material in brackets are excerpts taken from a presentation on the book of Daniel by Dr. Ken Boa and Bill Ibsen. © Dr. Ken Boa and Bill Ibsen 2005.  All Rights Reserved. [“Daniel’s prophecy is, in many respects, … Continue reading


PSALM 119:121-176 – COMMENTS ON KEY VERSES IN THIS SECTION Vv. 121-128 – “Therefore I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything.” (V. 128) It is a dangerous world (“this present evil age” – Gal. 1:3) filled with arrogant oppressors … Continue reading


“I hate those who are double-minded (or “vain thoughts” –KJV), But I love Your law . Depart from me, evildoers, that I may observe the commandments of my God.” (Vv. 113, 115) [“vain  – Gr.kenos; destitute of spiritual wealth, endeavors, … Continue reading

Psalm 119:97-104 Delighting in God’s Truth and Hating Every False Way

Psalm 119:97-104 Delighting in God’s Truth/ Hating Every False Way “O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.” (V. 97) David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, loves God’s Word and truth because it reveals the … Continue reading