Archive for the 'Jesus' Category

Indignation

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

John 2 records the first passover in Jerusalem of Jesus’ after He began His public ministry. Jesus cleanses the temple, His Father’s house, because the religious leaders had made it a house of merchandise, instead of one of prayer. Someone should understand a house of prayer as a place of fellowship with God. However, God’s […]

The End of Summer

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Jesus talks about the end of summer in Matthew 24:32, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh.” What does that mean? When the tree buds, it’s spring. It’s really not very complex. In this time of year when […]

Faith on the Earth?

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Perhaps you ask yourself the same question we read in Luke 18:8, “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” Of course, He will find faith on the earth, but so relatively little that it merits the question. Why can we say faith will be on the earth? It […]

How Jesus Cares

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Jesus cares about your every day life, all the little things of your life. Overall, Jesus cares for you. However, how you interpret His care is important. His caring for you doesn’t mean that you will get everything that you want just like you want. It doesn’t mean that you won’t face difficult times, or […]

Everybody Ought to Know Who Jesus Is

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

When I was a child, in church we would sing a particular chorus.  I’m not giving a full endorsement of this chorus as worship or even this kind of singing or music ministry with children.  I did grow up with it.  The song was “Everybody ought to know.”  The music and the words do stick […]

Jesus, the Leader of the Church

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Stay with me for a few moments on leadership and our church.  Spiritual leadership in a church revolves around the authority, the Bible, and our ultimate Leader, Jesus Christ, and His mandate for His organization.  The Bible and that Person, Jesus, are our Leadership.  The institutional flowchart has the pastor taking care of that responsibility […]

History Says Jesus Rose from the Dead

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Some like to frame the resurrection of Jesus as though it is a theological belief and not a historical event, but even based on the most conservative historical investigation, we must say that the tomb previously housing a doubtlessly dead Jesus was empty, and that people who before knew Him well saw and met someone […]

What It All Comes Down To

Friday, March 27th, 2015

What does everything come down to?  Everything.  Everything.  Everything comes down to whether you believe in Jesus Christ or not.  God places almost all importance on believing in Jesus Christ.  From our perspective, you could say it is everything.  If we were to think through all the possibilities of what could be that important, perhaps […]

Eyewitness Accounts for Jesus

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

This week I was asked about an eyewitness evidence of the Gospels.  I referred to Luke 1:1, 1 John 1:1,3, and 2 Peter 1:16, which all speak of eyewitness testimony. Then the Gospels read like it too—the accounts corroborate with one another, but are not copying one another, so they read eyewitness, which wouldn’t be […]

One Cure

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

A few years ago up in Sacramento I was talking to a man who did not like the biblical truth of one way of salvation.  He wouldn’t take one way of salvation unless there were several ways.  There is only one way.  That’s the truth.  I asked the man if he was against there being […]