This is where you will find my ideas, prayers and ramblings, thoughts I've collected, sermons I've preached (mostly to myself), and things I hope will be helpful to the Church body and useful for you to know . .

January 15, 2018

The roar of the crowd in this hour is for "tolerance". But in the name of tolerance we wage war against the truth, any truth, destroy America's unique laws of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion. That makes those who understand and resist what's happening objects of hatred and intolerance . .

January 06, 2018

Salvation does not consist of your efforts . .and consequent failures. It rests entirely on the work of another. As Luther said, it is an alien righteousness, even the perfect obedience of Christ on our behalf, as Edward Mote wrote in his hymn, The Solid Rock, "dressed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne". In this body it is the only perfection you will have . .

Behind Politics

January 04, 2018

President Donald Trump's recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has raised the ire of much of the world. Yet many Jews support the move and claim Trump's proclamation reminds them of King Cyrus of Isaiah 45, who released the Jews to rebuild Jerusalem . . What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

We are going back to Israel!

December 27, 2016

Hey, we're headed back to Israel! We should be on the ground in Amman, Jordan by April 23, 2017. We will visit Petra and stay in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum for a couple of nights, and should be in Jerusalem on April 30, just in time for Independence Day on May 1!

Heroes

October 14, 2016

met a hero today. He was sitting in a wheelchair outside the Walmart exit selling those little paper poppies. And I gladly took one. Some of the war heroes in recent years have taken a lot of abuse from those who understandably hate war. We all hate war. Especially veterans . .

Earning Heaven

October 12, 2016

If your faith is not grounded in Paul's 

explanation of imputed righteousness you are wrestling to your own doom. The perfect offering of Jesus of Nazareth credited to your account is your only escape from the punishment you deserve. 

The Protest is Over?

October 08, 2016

Ken Copeland's recent claim that the "protest" of Protestantism is over displayed clearly that the concerns of Fundamentalism concerning the Charismatics is justified. Biblical Evangelicalism in America will pay a price for our lack of Bible knowledge . .

My Confession

October 05, 2016

I have spent most of my life in Pentecostal Churches like some of you. But in Christ's faithfulness to save me from me I have come full circle and gone back to "the Basics". Interested? Read on . . .ttention...

Two Friends

October 04, 2016

All of us (I hope!) have friends. Hopefully your friends are a good influence, are a minister of God to your soul. I want to tell you about two of my friends . . .

Merit Mongers?

October 04, 2016

My discovery of Reformed Christianity these last 5 years of so, has been for myself and many others, an oasis in the wasteland of Arminian America. If you're asking "what is an Arminian?", let me explain.

Christian Failures

September 10, 2016

Have you ever felt like you are a failure as a Christian? That though you started so well and yet as you grow older it seems you've accomplished so little? Read on my friend . . .

Jesus Pilots My Ship . .

August 20, 2016

I have good news for the broken in spirit, who mourn their unworthiness and the stubborn stain of remaining sin, despairing of safe arrival into heaven's port. If salvation depends solely on your obedience, your knowledge, your perfect faith and righteousness, then we all have reason to be anxious...

Luther on Galatians 3:10

August 16, 2016

Luther is as pungent and "in the trenches" as it gets. Here are his closing comments on the tenth verse of Galatians chapter 3:

Death is Our Friend

August 06, 2016

Afraid of dying? Everyone naturally fears dying. Not only is it the end of everything we know, but there is always the threat of the hereafter. What comes after death? Heaven? Hell? Is there a God, and if there is, how can we know Him and what's His name?...

It's Still the Blood

May 17, 2016

"For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul" (Leviticus 17:11)

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