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 . .
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!
October 14, 2016
I 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 . .
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 . .
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...