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“The Celebration of Our Salvation”  1 Peter 1:3-12
“The Celebration of Our Salvation” 1 Peter 1:3-12Worship is our necessary and proper response to the gracious acts of God on our behalf. For ancient Israel, their times of worship each week, …June 12, 2024how-should-we-then-live
“The Assurance of Our Salvation” # 3 1 Peter 1:1-9
“The Assurance of Our Salvation” # 3 1 Peter 1:1-9In his latest book, “Letter to the American Church,” Eric Metaxas calls today’s Christians to wake up, stand up, shake off the cowardice that masquerades …June 6, 2024how-should-we-then-live
HBC Kid's CAMP 2024
HBC Kid’s CAMP 2024May 31, 2024sermon
“The Assurance of Our Salvation” # 2 1 Peter 1:3-5
“The Assurance of Our Salvation” # 2 1 Peter 1:3-5Our hearts are broken regarding the gruesome murder of Davy and Natalie Lloyd, who were full-time missionaries in Haiti. Certainly, their parents, relatives, and friends …May 31, 2024how-should-we-then-live
“ A View of David’s Quiet Time” Psalm 5:1-12
“ A View of David’s Quiet Time” Psalm 5:1-12Given the spiritual condition of today’s church, I believe God’s people need to spend much more time in the Psalms, for while the Psalms reveal …May 24, 2024psalms-for-the-summer
“The Assurance of Our Salvation” #1 1 Peter 1:3-5
“The Assurance of Our Salvation” #1 1 Peter 1:3-5Years ago, Oswald Chambers wrote: “Satan’s great aim is to cause us to be devoted to the death to a cause; any enterprise, any type …May 24, 2024how-should-we-then-live
“Contrasting the Righteous and the Wicked” Psalm 1:1-2:12
“Contrasting the Righteous and the Wicked” Psalm 1:1-2:12For the next 12 Sunday evenings, (except June 2), I will preach a series of sermons on selected Psalms. Given the spiritual condition of today’s …May 17, 2024psalms-for-the-summer
“The Search for Authentic Christianity” # 3 1 Peter 1:1-2
“The Search for Authentic Christianity” # 3 1 Peter 1:1-2The title of this sermon series is “How Should We Then Live?” Our purpose is to declare what the Scriptures define as an “Authentic Christian” …May 17, 2024how-should-we-then-live
“The Search for Authentic Christianity” # 2  1 Peter 1:1
“The Search for Authentic Christianity” # 2 1 Peter 1:1The American Heritage Dictionary defines “authentic” as an item or a statement worthy of one’s trust. God has called us to be authentic in our …May 10, 2024how-should-we-then-live
“The Council of Man Versus the Promise of God” Psalm 2:1-12
“The Council of Man Versus the Promise of God” Psalm 2:1-12The most heartbreaking statistic to me is that 80% of evangelical youth leave the church when they reach adulthood, and that number has continued to …May 3, 2024israel-the-burdensome-stone
“The Search for Authentic Christianity”  2 Peter 3:1-17
“The Search for Authentic Christianity” 2 Peter 3:1-17The most heartbreaking statistic to me is that 80% of evangelical youth leave the church when they reach adulthood, and that number has continued to …May 3, 2024how-should-we-then-live
“What Life is Like in Heaven” Revelation 7:9-17
“What Life is Like in Heaven” Revelation 7:9-17Jonathan Edwards was an American revivalist preacher, philosopher, and Congregationalist theologian. Edwards wrote, “It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward …April 28, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“Our Hope of a Heavenly Home” 2 Corinthians 5:1-10
“Our Hope of a Heavenly Home” 2 Corinthians 5:1-10Jonathan Edwards was an American revivalist preacher, philosopher, and Congregationalist theologian. Edwards wrote, “It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward …April 28, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
"The Imminent Return of Jesus Christ"  Matthew 24:1-50
“The Imminent Return of Jesus Christ” Matthew 24:1-50According to a 2022 Pew Research Center survey, 55% of US adults believe Jesus will return to Earth, and 75% of Christians believe this will …April 21, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“The Church: The Bride of Christ”  Revelation 19:7-9
“The Church: The Bride of Christ” Revelation 19:7-9As we look at the “churches” in the world today, not only are they weak and worldly, but they are also disobedient, and deceived, and …April 14, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“The Church: The Body of Christ”  1 Corinthians 12:12-31
“The Church: The Body of Christ” 1 Corinthians 12:12-31In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul referred to the church as the body of Christ several times. He used the metaphor of a “human …April 7, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“From Golgotha to Glory”
“From Golgotha to Glory”Beloved, while their efforts may have been well-intentioned, I hope you now see the mistake our church fathers made in 325 B.C. when they merged …March 31, 2024resurrection-sunday-service
“From Gethsemane to Golgotha”
“From Gethsemane to Golgotha”This is the most significant week in human history: the time and the place where Jesus proved Himself to be the Lamb of God who …March 24, 2024from-gethsemene-to-golgotha
“The Presence of the Holy Spirit” Ephesians 5:1-21
“The Presence of the Holy Spirit” Ephesians 5:1-21According to the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, most ‘Christians’ in the United States don’t believe the Holy Spirit is a real Person. …March 17, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“The Person of the Holy Spirit” Luke 24:44-49, Acts 1:1-8
“The Person of the Holy Spirit” Luke 24:44-49, Acts 1:1-8With a broken heart, I quote from A.W. Tozer. “I wonder if there was ever a time when true spiritual worship was at a lower …March 10, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“Displaying the Deity of Jesus Christ” Mark 3:7-12
“Displaying the Deity of Jesus Christ” Mark 3:7-12In Colossians 2:9, the Apostle Paul said it this way: “For in Him (Jesus Christ) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily!” Therefore, the …March 3, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“The Deity of Jesus Christ” Philippians 2:5-11
“The Deity of Jesus Christ” Philippians 2:5-11While the majority of Americans believe Jesus was a real man who walked on the earth 2000 years ago and should be respected as a …February 25, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“What God is Like”  Exodus 11, Hebrews 2-4
“What God is Like” Exodus 11, Hebrews 2-4Without question, Moses was granted a vision of God that would arrest anyone’s attention, not only in the burning bush that would not burn but …February 18, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“God’s Design for Man and Marriage” Genesis 1:1-2:25
“God’s Design for Man and Marriage” Genesis 1:1-2:25God didn’t start the human part of His creation with a mother and a baby, so the family would be first, nor with a man …February 11, 2024developing-a-biblical-worldview
“Man’s Response to God” 2 Timothy 3:13-17
“Man’s Response to God” 2 Timothy 3:13-17The best-selling book of all time is still the Christian Bible. It is impossible to know exactly how many copies have been printed in the …February 4, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“God’s Revelation of Himself to Man” 2 Timothy 3:13-17
“God’s Revelation of Himself to Man” 2 Timothy 3:13-17The term “Sola Scripture” means the Bible is totally sufficient to provide us with every truth we need to know God, how to receive Jesus …January 28, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“The Primary Pillars of the Church” Jude 1:1-25
“The Primary Pillars of the Church” Jude 1:1-25According to the latest State of Theology survey, the number of people in today’s evangelical churches who do not believe in the fundamental doctrines of …January 21, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“The Magnificent Message of the Church” 1 Timothy 3:16
“The Magnificent Message of the Church” 1 Timothy 3:16As most of us know very well, even mature Christians can become diverted from their spiritual growth by the distractions as well as the attractions …January 14, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
"The Recovery of Truth"  1 Timothy 3:14-16
“The Recovery of Truth” 1 Timothy 3:14-16For evil to rise as it has over the last decade, either the Word of God is not the truth it claims to be, or …January 7, 2024the-pillar-and-ground-of-truth
“How to Know when God has Abandoned a Nation” Romans 1:18-32
“How to Know when God has Abandoned a Nation” Romans 1:18-32In Genesis 6:3, God said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever.” Not long after that we know He cleansed the earth through a …December 31, 2023sermon
O Holy Night - Christmas Eve Service
O Holy Night – Christmas Eve ServiceDecember 22, 2023christmas-eve
“Mary, The Woman of Obedience” Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 1:26-55
“Mary, The Woman of Obedience” Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 1:26-55Our sermon for Sunday morning is entitled: “Mary: The Woman of Obedience.” Even though she was no more than 12-14 years of age when the …December 22, 2023christmas-day
“Zechariah’s Visions” # 2  Zechariah 1:7-21
“Zechariah’s Visions” # 2 Zechariah 1:7-21There are many things in this life about which we can be indifferent, and well we should, for as Ignatius said, “Christians should detach themselves …December 17, 2023the-future-salvation-of-israel
“Zechariah’s Visions”  Zechariah 1:7-8
“Zechariah’s Visions” Zechariah 1:7-8In Zechariah 12:3, the prophet wrote, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with …December 10, 2023the-future-salvation-of-israel
“God’s Call to Repentance” Zechariah 1:1-17
“God’s Call to Repentance” Zechariah 1:1-17With the rise of antisemitism today, I would encourage parents to read this brief introduction to Sunday’s sermon to their children and make sure they …December 3, 2023the-future-salvation-of-israel
“A Call to Repentance”  2 Corinthians 7:8-12
“A Call to Repentance” 2 Corinthians 7:8-12Please prepare your hearts and minds for a very different format for our Solemn Assembly Worship Service on Sunday. Please enter quietly, reverently, and prayerfully. …November 25, 2023solemn-assembly-service
“The Coming Day of the Lord” # 2 Zechariah 1:1-6
“The Coming Day of the Lord” # 2 Zechariah 1:1-6Rather than abandoning us, as many have wrongly concluded, God is USING the judgments He has released upon our nation to call His people to …November 19, 2023the-future-salvation-of-israel
“The Coming Day of the Lord”  Zechariah 9:1-17
“The Coming Day of the Lord” Zechariah 9:1-17As antisemitism continues to increase across the world, our understanding of two passages from the prophecy of Zechariah becomes clearer. · Zechariah 12:3 – “And …November 12, 2023the-future-salvation-of-israel
“What God Calls a Great Church” Acts 2:1-47
“What God Calls a Great Church” Acts 2:1-47Many years ago, A.W. Tozer said, “If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on, …November 5, 2023hbcs-thirteenth-anniversary-sermon
“The Believer’s Call to Spiritual Warfare” # 4 Ephesians 6:10-17
“The Believer’s Call to Spiritual Warfare” # 4 Ephesians 6:10-17When a person received Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, they also enlisted in the Lord’s army, and they were called to fight against …October 29, 2023spiritual-warfare
“The Dream of Joseph–The Revelation of Jesus” Gen 37–Rev 12
“The Dream of Joseph–The Revelation of Jesus” Gen 37–Rev 12In his book, Gleanings from Genesis, author Arthur Pink said there are more than 100 parallels between Joseph and Jesus. We will look at a …October 28, 2023follow-the-lamb
Baptist Church - Perry Georgia
How Current Events Relate to Biblical Prophecy!The Bible never predicts the end of the world! In fact, the phrase, “world without end,” is used twice in the King James Bible – …October 25, 2023living-in-the-light-of-eternity
“A King and a Priest”  Genesis 14:14-24
“A King and a Priest” Genesis 14:14-24The writer of Hebrews referred to a priest named Melchizedek as a pre-incarnate figure of Christ; a man who “resembled the Son of God.” The …October 22, 2023follow-the-lamb
“The Believer’s Call to Spiritual Warfare” # 3 Ephesians 6:10-17
“The Believer’s Call to Spiritual Warfare” # 3 Ephesians 6:10-17There is no easy way to say this, but it’s not what happens to us that determines our spiritual maturity, but how we respond. What …October 22, 2023spiritual-warfare
The Prophetic Significance of the Israel-Gaza War
The Prophetic Significance of the Israel-Gaza WarAccording to an article by Michael Snyder, we are literally on the brink of an apocalyptic war between Israel and Iran. While the current conflict …October 18, 2023the-convergent-factor
The POTENTIAL for the Psalm 83 War!
, The POTENTIAL for the Psalm 83 War!Dear Heritage Family and Friends, Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, I will present an hour-long sermon on the biblical prophecies now unfolding in Israel. We …October 15, 2023israel-and-the-purposes-of-god sermon
“The Believer’s Call to Spiritual Warfare.” #2  Ephesians 6:10-17
“The Believer’s Call to Spiritual Warfare.” #2 Ephesians 6:10-17Understandably, the war in Israel has captured our hearts and minds, and we must pray for the families of those who have lost loved ones, …October 15, 2023spiritual-warfare
“Israel: God’s Timepiece” Matthew 24:32-34
“Israel: God’s Timepiece” Matthew 24:32-34Dear Heritage Family and Friends, Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, I will have an hour-long sermon on the biblical prophecies now unfolding in Israel. We …October 11, 2023the-convergent-factor
“The One Greater Than Moses” Exodus 33:12-33
“The One Greater Than Moses” Exodus 33:12-33There is no doubt that the life and ministry of Moses was nothing less than remarkable, and that God had His sovereign Hand upon this …October 8, 2023follow-the-lamb
“The Believer’s Call to Spiritual Warfare”   Ephesians 6:10-13
“The Believer’s Call to Spiritual Warfare” Ephesians 6:10-13As we face these troubled days, let us remember, God has not called us to take up arms and fight the enemy. God has called …October 8, 2023spiritual-warfare
“Moses: The Deliverer” Exodus 3:1-4:31
“Moses: The Deliverer” Exodus 3:1-4:31As God unfolded the lineage of the Savior, He listed those men who were “types” of the Savior. Just as the life of Joseph paralleled …October 4, 2023follow-the-lamb
What is So Special About Israel # 8
What is So Special About Israel # 8Beloved, God has not abandoned the Israelites – His CHOSEN PEOPLE. In fact, while the wrath of God that will soon be poured out on …October 4, 2023israel-and-the-purposes-of-god
“Satan’s Attack on the Family”   Ephesians 5:22-6:2
“Satan’s Attack on the Family” Ephesians 5:22-6:2The Communist Manifesto that was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848, is the foundational basis for today’s push toward Socialism. One of …October 1, 2023spiritual-warfare
What is so special about Israel - # 7 stgd
What is so special about Israel – # 7 stgdSpeaking of “The Day of the Lord,” in Zechariah 12:3, God said, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all …September 27, 2023israel-and-the-purposes-of-god
“Joseph: A Perfect Portrait of Jesus Christ” Genesis 37:1-36
“Joseph: A Perfect Portrait of Jesus Christ” Genesis 37:1-36There are 130+ parallels between the life of Joseph and the life of Jesus. God used the life of Joseph to illustrate His plan to …September 24, 2023follow-the-lamb
“The god of this world”   Ephesians 2:1-7
“The god of this world” Ephesians 2:1-7Dear Heritage Family, Over the last 6,000 years, Satan has integrated his evil agenda into the 12 major operational systems of the world, so much …September 24, 2023spiritual-warfare
What is so special about Israel - # 6 stgd
What is so special about Israel – # 6 stgdJust like the disciples in their day, so many Christians in our day want to know the timing of Biblical prophecy. We will attempt to …September 19, 2023israel-and-the-purposes-of-god
“The Way Out!” Exodus 19:1-6, 20:1-2
“The Way Out!” Exodus 19:1-6, 20:1-2Sunday evening, at 6:00 PM, we will continue our sermon series, “Follow the Lamb,” tracing the types, examples, and illustrations of the Lamb of God …September 17, 2023follow-the-lamb
“The god of this world”   2 Corinthians 4:1-6
“The god of this world” 2 Corinthians 4:1-6Over the years, Satan has stealthily integrated his evil agenda into the operational systems of the world. Today, he all but dominates the political, religious, …September 17, 2023spiritual-warfare
Israel and the Purposes of God “What is so special about Israel?”
Israel and the Purposes of God “What is so special about Israel?”Dear Heritage Family and Friends, As we consider the amount of suffering the Jews have endured over the years for rejecting Jesus as the Messiah, …September 13, 2023israel-and-the-purposes-of-god
“The Lion of Judah” Genesis 49:8-10
“The Lion of Judah” Genesis 49:8-10We will continue our sermon series, “Follow the Lamb,” tracing the types, examples, and illustrations of the Lamb of God in the Old Testament. In Genesis …September 10, 2023follow-the-lamb
“The Power of the Curse, the Presence of Evil,  and the Person of the Devil!”  Ephesians 6:10-12
“The Power of the Curse, the Presence of Evil, and the Person of the Devil!” Ephesians 6:10-12According to the Pew Research Center, 7% of the world’s population – 450-500 million people are atheist, i.e., they do not believe in God. Adding …September 10, 2023spiritual-warfare
“What is So Special About Israel?”
“What is So Special About Israel?”Tonight at 6:00 PM, we continue our study of Israel and God’s purposes, or as we have titled it, “What’s so special about Israel?” God …September 6, 2023israel-and-the-purposes-of-god
“The Ark of Salvation” Genesis 7:1-24
“The Ark of Salvation” Genesis 7:1-24Sunday evening, at 6:00 PM, we will continue our sermon series, “Follow the Lamb,” tracing the types, examples, and illustrations of the Lamb of God in the …September 3, 2023follow-the-lamb
“Know Your Enemy”  1 Timothy 1:18-20
“Know Your Enemy” 1 Timothy 1:18-20Every born-again believer is engaged in a cosmic spiritual war. This war began in the Garden of Eden when Satan rebelled against God’s authority and …September 3, 2023spiritual-warfare
“Behold The Lamb” John 1:19-37
“Behold The Lamb” John 1:19-37Tonight, we continue our sermon series, “Follow the Lamb,” tracing the types and examples of the Lamb of God in the Old Testament. In tonight’s …August 27, 2023follow-the-lamb
“This Do in Remembrance of Me” 1st Corinthians 11:17-34
“This Do in Remembrance of Me” 1st Corinthians 11:17-34Just as God brought Israel out of Egyptian slavery by His mighty power, God has brought us out of our spiritual slavery to this sinful …August 27, 2023communion sermon
“What is so special about Israel?” #3
“What is so special about Israel?” #3Hardly a day goes by without some major news event being reported from the nation of Israel, and especially from the Old City of Jerusalem. …August 23, 2023israel-and-the-purposes-of-god
“God Reveals Himself to Man” Luke 24:13-35
“God Reveals Himself to Man” Luke 24:13-35On the last day of my first trip to Israel in 1998, the group had gathered in the ruins of the Church on the Road …August 20, 2023follow-the-lamb
“The Essential Evidence of Saving Faith”  1 John 5:11-13
“The Essential Evidence of Saving Faith” 1 John 5:11-13Salvation is by grace alone through our faith alone and in Christ alone. But when God saves us, He imparts to us a measure of …August 20, 2023certain-and-sure
What is so special about Israel - # 2
What is so special about Israel – # 2The Bible is primarily a history book of the Jewish people from Abraham to the Millennial Kingdom. • The scriptures that document the events of …August 16, 2023israel-and-the-purposes-of-god
“The Essential Elements of a Confession of Faith” # 2 Philippians 2:5-11
“The Essential Elements of a Confession of Faith” # 2 Philippians 2:5-11There is a very dangerous teaching in the evangelical church today that says a person can be “born again,” and still continue to practice sin …August 13, 2023certain-and-sure
What is so Special about Israel?
What is so Special about Israel?Is God Through with the Jews? Absolutely not! In spite of what even some misguided evangelicals would have us believe, and even though the seed …August 9, 2023israel-and-the-purposes-of-god
“The Essential Elements of a Confession of Faith” Romans 10:9-10
“The Essential Elements of a Confession of Faith” Romans 10:9-10Generally speaking, the term “Lord” is used to identify those with authority, control, or power over others. A servant recognizes their position of submission by …August 6, 2023certain-and-sure
“The Outward Evidence of Our Eternal Assurance” 1 John 5:1-21
“The Outward Evidence of Our Eternal Assurance” 1 John 5:1-21While the question is not original to me, it really sets the stage for our next sermon on the Assurance of our Eternal salvation. The …July 30, 2023certain-and-sure
“The Theological Basis for Our Eternal Assurance”  Galatians 4:1-7
“The Theological Basis for Our Eternal Assurance” Galatians 4:1-7Many Christians could add the prefix “doubting” to their names, like “Doubting Thomas,” for they are plagued with doubts about their eternal salvation. Instead of …July 23, 2023certain-and-sure
“What Life is Like in Heaven” Revelation 7:9-17
“What Life is Like in Heaven” Revelation 7:9-17Recent polls suggest that nearly 80% of all Americans believe there is a place called heaven, and most people expect to go there when they …July 15, 2023our-immediate-state-after-death
“The Truth of God’s Word Vs. the Lies of Wokeism” Romans 1:18-32
“The Truth of God’s Word Vs. the Lies of Wokeism” Romans 1:18-32The religion of “Wokeism” is an evil ideology incompatible with a Biblical or Christian worldview and, therefore, Western Values. The goal of this movement is …July 9, 2023the-battle-for-the-soul-of-america
“A New Heaven and a New Earth”  Revelation 21:1-27
“A New Heaven and a New Earth” Revelation 21:1-27For the past six thousand years, the current heavens and earth have been subject to God’s curse because of mankind’s sin. Since Adam and Eve …July 2, 2023the-glorious-return-of-christ
“When Jesus Comes Again”  Revelation 19-20
“When Jesus Comes Again” Revelation 19-20A 2010 survey showed that about 40% of Americans believe that Jesus is likely to return by 2050. However, according to the Pew Research Center, …June 25, 2023the-glorious-return-of-christ
“The Repudiation of Gog and Magog” Ezekiel 38-39
“The Repudiation of Gog and Magog” Ezekiel 38-39The Bible says as this age comes to a close, there will be three attempts to destroy the nation of Israel. The Psalm 83 war – Israel’s …June 18, 2023the-glorious-return-of-christ
“The Beginning of the End # 2” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
“The Beginning of the End # 2” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17The purpose-driven, seeker-sensitive, fad-driven, easy-believism, cheap-grace philosophies of church growth caused such spiritual blindness, the average Christian knows nothing about Bible prophecy. Therefore, they do …June 4, 2023the-glorious-return-of-christ
“The Beginning of the End # 1” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
“The Beginning of the End # 1” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12According to the Scriptures, the closer we get to the end of this age, the more ungodly our society will become. · From a human …May 28, 2023the-glorious-return-of-christ
“The Judgment Seat of Christ”  Revelation 19:1-10
“The Judgment Seat of Christ” Revelation 19:1-10The Rapture of the Church is not just the Christian’s “Great Escape” from tribulation, as some believe. The rapture is the fulfillment of the promise …May 21, 2023the-glorious-return-of-christ
“The Rapture of the Church” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
“The Rapture of the Church” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18Biblical eschatology contains the message of God’s irrevocable love for those who received His Son as their Savior, as well as God’s divine justice for …May 14, 2023the-glorious-return-of-christ
“The Whole Counsel of the Word of God” - Acts 20:18-24
“The Whole Counsel of the Word of God” – Acts 20:18-24In his farewell speech to the church at Ephesus, the Apostle Paul told the elders: • He had lived among them and taught them the …May 7, 2023the-glorious-return-of-christ
“The Glorious Return of Christ” Mark 13:1-37
“The Glorious Return of Christ” Mark 13:1-37“….98, 99, 100 – Ready or not, here I come!” Wouldn’t you love to play “Hide and go seek” again? Today’s children don’t know how to have …April 30, 2023the-glorious-return-of-christ
“The Ascension of Christ”  Mark 16:19 – Acts 1:1-11
“The Ascension of Christ” Mark 16:19 – Acts 1:1-11Without controversy, Christians believe Jesus lived a perfect life, died an atoning death, and rose from the grave to prove His death was sufficient to …April 22, 2023the-suffering-savior
“Resurrection Realities and Results” Mark 16:9-14 – 1 Corinthians15:1-34
“Resurrection Realities and Results” Mark 16:9-14 – 1 Corinthians15:1-34In Romans 8:11, the Apostle Paul wrote, “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, then He who …April 16, 2023the-suffering-savior
“The Glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ” Mark 15:42-16:14
“The Glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ” Mark 15:42-16:14The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the central doctrine of the Christian Faith. Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day after His …April 9, 2023the-suffering-savior
“The Certainty of Jesus’ Crucifixion” Mark 15:42-47
“The Certainty of Jesus’ Crucifixion” Mark 15:42-47One of the popular hymns of our day is entitled, “In Christ Alone.” The lyrics, written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, express the theological …April 2, 2023the-suffering-savior
“The Passover Lamb”  Mark 14:11-26
“The Passover Lamb” Mark 14:11-26The Last Supper is one of the most heartrending moments of Jesus’ earthly ministry. On the last night of His time on earth, Jesus gathered …March 26, 2023the-suffering-savior
“Jesus’ Triumphant Entry”  Mark 11:1-26
“Jesus’ Triumphant Entry” Mark 11:1-26Contrary to what is taught in evangelical churches today, there is no such thing as trusting Christ as Savior without at the same moment submitting …March 19, 2023the-suffering-savior
“From Compassion to Passion”  Mark 6:30-10:52
“From Compassion to Passion” Mark 6:30-10:52“There are none so blind as those who will not see.” While that sounds like a verse from the Bible, it is just a well-used …March 12, 2023the-suffering-savior
“The Galilean Ministry”  Mark 1:14-6:29
“The Galilean Ministry” Mark 1:14-6:29Mark said, “Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘the time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God …March 5, 2023the-suffering-savior
“The Restored Disciple”  Mark 1:1-13
“The Restored Disciple” Mark 1:1-13While all four gospels tell us the same life-changing message of Jesus, each writer viewed the  same facts through the lens of their own heart and eyes, and therefore, they each wrote from a  different perspective. Mark focused on the physical suffering Jesus endured to obtain our eternal  salvation.  February 26, 2023the-suffering-savior
“Our Eternal Security” Jude 1:24-25
“Our Eternal Security” Jude 1:24-25With everything that’s happened in the last few years, or even in the last two weeks, I believe the Lord Jesus is just about ready …February 19, 2023earnestly-contending-for-the-faith
“The Battle for Truth” # 4 Jude 1:20-23
“The Battle for Truth” # 4 Jude 1:20-23According to Lifeway Publishers, if the current trend continues, by 2030, 70% of today’s youth will not identify as Christians. Their solution was that the …February 12, 2023earnestly-contending-for-the-faith
“The Battle for Truth” # 3 Jude 1:20-23
“The Battle for Truth” # 3 Jude 1:20-23There are over 4,000 recognized religions in the world. The six major ones are: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Judaism, with Christianity being the …February 5, 2023earnestly-contending-for-the-faith
“The Battle for Truth” # 2 Jude 1-25
“The Battle for Truth” # 2 Jude 1-25According to the reports I have read this week, in most churches today: Unbelief is rampant – children are turning from the Church to Satan. …January 28, 2023earnestly-contending-for-the-faith
“The Battle for Truth” Jude 1-25
“The Battle for Truth” Jude 1-25I like the quote by Dr. Buck Parsons, senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida, who said, “There is a name for pastors …January 22, 2023earnestly-contending-for-the-faith
“The Corruption of Truth” Jude 1-25
“The Corruption of Truth” Jude 1-25In Galatians 1:6, the Apostle Paul challenged his readers, “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the …January 15, 2023earnestly-contending-for-the-faith
“How To Identify a False Teacher” Jude 1-25
“How To Identify a False Teacher” Jude 1-25By every measure, the evangelical church in the West is dying. On average, nine churches close their doors daily in America, as over 3,500 people …January 8, 2023earnestly-contending-for-the-faith
“Holding to the Truth in the Midst of Apostasy!”  Jude 1-25
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“Child of Prophecy” Isaiah 9:1-2, 6-7
“Child of Prophecy” Isaiah 9:1-2, 6-7Today, people all over the world are asking the question, “What Child is This?” In his “woke” address, without speaking His name, President Biden referred …December 25, 2022what-child-is-this
O Holy Night - Christmas Eve Worship
O Holy Night – Christmas Eve Worship“Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, …December 24, 2022what-child-is-this
“Child of Providence” Luke 2:40-52
“Child of Providence” Luke 2:40-52Linda and I share the heartbreak of many parents who, on Christmas morning, find their children more enamored by the bright bows and colorful boxes …December 18, 2022what-child-is-this
“Child of Perfection” Luke 1:26-28
“Child of Perfection” Luke 1:26-28The heart of Christmas, yea, even the crux of Christianity, is that God Himself entered the world as a human being, and they called His …December 11, 2022what-child-is-this
“Child of Prediction” Luke 2:39-40, Matthew 2:1-12
“Child of Prediction” Luke 2:39-40, Matthew 2:1-12While the Christmas story may inspire us for the moment, unless that Baby was, in fact, the Savior sent from God to redeem us from …December 4, 2022what-child-is-this
“A New Heaven and a New Earth” Revelation 21-22
“A New Heaven and a New Earth” Revelation 21-22In 2 Peter 3:12-13, the Apostle said at the end of this age, the current heavens will be dissolved, and the current earth will be …November 30, 2022revelation-the-age-of-the-apocalypse
“Child of Promise” Galatians 4:4-7
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“God’s Power of Salvation” Ephesians 2:1-10
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“The Return of Christ” Revelation 19:1-20:15
“The Return of Christ” Revelation 19:1-20:15Recently, one of man-stream media outlets published an article entitled “Rapture Anxiety,” They defined it as a type of “religious trauma” expressed by those who …November 16, 2022revelation-the-age-of-the-apocalypse
“God’s Plan of Salvation” Ephesians 1:3-14
“God’s Plan of Salvation” Ephesians 1:3-14When it comes to our salvation, eternity is too long to be a little bit wrong. Sadly, much of what we hear as “gospel” today …November 13, 2022this-i-believe
“Babylon Is Fallen”  Revelation 17:1-18:24
“Babylon Is Fallen” Revelation 17:1-18:24In Revelation chapters 16-18, the Apostle John describes the Lord’s step-by-step victory over the beast and his evil empire. His first step will be to …November 9, 2022revelation-the-age-of-the-apocalypse
“The Need to Sin” Ephesians 2:1-3
“The Need to Sin” Ephesians 2:1-3The term “cheap grace” can be traced back to a book written by German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, called The Cost of Discipleship, published in 1937. …November 6, 2022this-i-believe
“Voices from Heaven,” - Revelation 14:1-16:21
“Voices from Heaven,” – Revelation 14:1-16:21As we look at the world tonight, we can’t help but wonder how much longer the Lord will put up with such disrespect towards Him, …November 2, 2022revelation-the-age-of-the-apocalypse
“In the Deity of Jesus Christ” Philippians 2:5-11
“In the Deity of Jesus Christ” Philippians 2:5-11What separates Christianity from all religions is the fact that Jesus rose from the dead physically and visibly, and that validated His deity. In Romans …October 30, 2022this-i-believe
“The Number of the Beast” Revelation 13:11-18
“The Number of the Beast” Revelation 13:11-18The end times will be chaotic, to say the least. In fact, it will be such a time of confusion and uncertainty that the people …October 27, 2022revelation-the-age-of-the-apocalypse
“In the Triune Nature of God” John 14:1-31
“In the Triune Nature of God” John 14:1-31The doctrine of the Trinity is foundational to the Christian faith. It is crucial to our understanding of God, how He has revealed Himself to …October 23, 2022this-i-believe
“The Nature of the Beast” Revelation 13:1-10
“The Nature of the Beast” Revelation 13:1-10Since he was not able to destroy the Promised Seed at Jesus’ birth, Satan set his life purpose to destroy those who believed in Jesus …October 18, 2022revelation-the-age-of-the-apocalypse
“God’s Revelation of Himself to Man” 2 Timothy 3:13-17
“God’s Revelation of Himself to Man” 2 Timothy 3:13-17Years ago, Dr. R.C. Sproul said, “The greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes God invests His power in the Bible. …October 16, 2022this-i-believe
“The World Ruled by Satan!” Revelation 8:1-12:17
“The World Ruled by Satan!” Revelation 8:1-12:17The seven trumpets of Revelation are seven horrible judgments that will impact Earth during the great tribulation. These judgments will devastate the ecosystems of this planet …October 12, 2022revelation-the-age-of-the-apocalypse
“The Essential Doctrines of the Christian Faith” 2 Timothy 3:1-17
“The Essential Doctrines of the Christian Faith” 2 Timothy 3:1-17The Apostle Paul said, while the whole church age would be plagued with doctrinal and theological division, near the end of the church age, such …October 9, 2022this-i-believe
The Age of the Apocalypse: The World Ruined by Man
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“The Essential Doctrines of the Christian Faith” Jude 1:1-25
“The Essential Doctrines of the Christian Faith” Jude 1:1-25  In his book, “Saving Christianity? The Danger in Undermining our Faith and What You Can Do About It,” Pastor Michael Youssef said today’s pastors …October 2, 2022this-i-believe
The Age of Apocalypse: “A Glimpse into Glory,”
The Age of Apocalypse: “A Glimpse into Glory,”There are several things I hope you will learn from this study: Regardless of the human leaders who think they are in control, God rules, …September 28, 2022revelation-the-age-of-the-apocalypse
“The Feast of Tabernacles” Leviticus 23:1-2, 33-44
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“Hear What the Spirit Says unto the Churches” # 2 Revelation 2:18-22
“Hear What the Spirit Says unto the Churches” # 2 Revelation 2:18-22In this sermon, we will look at the last four churches: Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. According to a report by Pew Research, if the …September 21, 2022revelation-the-age-of-the-apocalypse
“The Day of Atonement” Leviticus 23:1-2, 26-32
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Hear What the Spirit Says unto the Churches - Revelation 2:1-17
Hear What the Spirit Says unto the Churches – Revelation 2:1-17While the interest in the study of the Book of Revelation is primarily about the events of the end times, it is important that we …September 14, 2022revelation-the-age-of-the-apocalypse
“The Feast of Trumpets” Leviticus 23:1-2, 23-25
“The Feast of Trumpets” Leviticus 23:1-2, 23-25The Feast of Tabernacles is symbolic of Christ’s Second Coming, when He will establish His kingdom on this earth for 1,000 years. Just as God …September 11, 2022gods-appointed-pathway
The Age of The Apocalypse, “The Church Age” Revelation 1:7-2:1b
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“The Feast of Pentecost” Leviticus 23:15-21, Acts 2:1-47
“The Feast of Pentecost” Leviticus 23:15-21, Acts 2:1-47The Feast of Pentecost was fulfilled 2000 years ago when the Holy Spirit filled that upper room where Jesus’ closest followers were empowered to take …September 4, 2022gods-appointed-pathway
Age of Apocalypse - The King of The Ages Revelation 1:4-20
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“The Feast of Firstfruits” Leviticus 23:1-2, 1 Corinthians 15:20-25
“The Feast of Firstfruits” Leviticus 23:1-2, 1 Corinthians 15:20-25In the Book of Leviticus, God called His people to bring the first full sheaf of grain to the temple priests to be lifted up …August 28, 2022gods-appointed-pathway
The Age of Apocalypse - Introduction - The Revelation of Jesus Christ Revelation 1:1-3
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“The Feast of Unleavened Bread” Leviticus 23:4-8, Exodus 12:14-20
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“The Feast of Passover” Leviticus 23:4-5
“The Feast of Passover” Leviticus 23:4-5The first Passover occurred on the 14th of Nisan, 1451 B.C.  Jesus of Nazareth was crucified on the 14th of Nisan in 32 A.D., fulfilling the illustration …August 14, 2022gods-appointed-pathway
“The Seven Feasts of Israel”  Leviticus 23:1-44
“The Seven Feasts of Israel” Leviticus 23:1-44With this sermon, we begin a new series on the Seven Feasts of the Lord entitled, “God’s Appointed Pathway.” For over 1500 years, God had …August 7, 2022gods-appointed-pathway
“The Marriage Supper of the Lamb”  Revelation 19:7-10
“The Marriage Supper of the Lamb” Revelation 19:7-10God used the most important human relationship on earth to illustrate the most important spiritual relationship in eternity, which is why Satan wants to destroy …July 31, 2022unfolding-drama-of-redemption
“The Sound of Hoofbeats” Ezekiel 33:1-6, Revelation 6:1-8
“The Sound of Hoofbeats” Ezekiel 33:1-6, Revelation 6:1-8The only cure for the apathy and apostasy of today’s church is the clear preaching of the unadulterated and uncompromising gospel, including the imminent Rapture …July 24, 2022unfolding-drama-of-redemption
“Courage, Comfort, Honor, and Hope” 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:18
“Courage, Comfort, Honor, and Hope” 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:18 God’s people are in need of a fresh infusion of courage, comfort, honor, and hope. People across the globe are living in utter fear, primarily …July 17, 2022steadfastness-in-the-light-of-the-lords-imminent-return
“When Evil is Unrestrained” 2 Thessalonians 2:6-12
“When Evil is Unrestrained” 2 Thessalonians 2:6-12I believe the increase in evil and the intensity of wickedness we see in the world today is one of the major signs that God …July 10, 2022steadfastness-in-the-light-of-the-lords-imminent-return
“The History of the Antichrist” (The Ruler of Rome Rises)  2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Daniel 9:21-27, Revelation 13:1-17
“The History of the Antichrist” (The Ruler of Rome Rises) 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, Daniel 9:21-27, Revelation 13:1-17In 1983, Dr. Billy Graham published a book entitled “Approaching Hoofbeats,” describing the ride of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse during the first half …July 3, 2022steadfastness-in-the-light-of-the-lords-imminent-return
“The Introduction of the Antichrist” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
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“Paul’s Pattern of Praise and Prophecy” #2   2 Thessalonians 1:1-10
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“Paul’s Pattern of Praise and Prophecy” #1   2 Thessalonians 1:1-10
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“Understanding the Day of the Lord” 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
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“The Next Event on God’s Prophetic Calendar” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
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“A Description of an Exemplary Church” 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:20
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How Then is He Called SonHow Then is He Called SonMay 22, 2022
“Thinking Straight in a Crooked World” # 4   Romans 12:1-2
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“The Principal Priority of Parents” # 3   Genesis 1:26-30
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“When God Abandons A People” # 2    Romans 1:16-32
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“When A People Abandon God” # 1   Romans 1:16-32
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“From Golgotha to Glory”  Matthew 28:1-20
“From Golgotha to Glory” Matthew 28:1-20The essential proof that Jesus was the Messiah was not His immaculate conception, nor His mighty miracles, nor His marvelous messages, nor His amazing ministries. The …April 17, 2022behold-the-king
“From Gethsemane to Golgotha” Matthew 26:1-27:66
“From Gethsemane to Golgotha” Matthew 26:1-27:66The events that occurred that night in the Garden of Gethsemane have reverberated down through the centuries. The passion Jesus displayed on that momentous night …April 10, 2022behold-the-king
Pastor Wayne’s Personal TestimonyPastor Wayne’s Personal TestimonyApril 6, 2022
“Life in the Kingdom of God” # 7 Matthew 5:7
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"Life in the Kingdom: # 6 Matthew 5:6
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“Life in the Kingdom of God” # 5 Matthew 5:5
“Life in the Kingdom of God” # 5 Matthew 5:5It is time Christians stopped fighting against the corruption of the culture and prepared to live in it, without being corrupted by it! Does that …March 20, 2022behold-the-king
“Life in the Kingdom of God” # 4 Matthew 5:4
“Life in the Kingdom of God” # 4 Matthew 5:4The spiritual weakness of the evangelical church is the result of the man-centric evangelistic efforts that have been cute and clever but not true to …March 13, 2022behold-the-king
“Life in the Kingdom of God” # 3 Matthew 5:3
“Life in the Kingdom of God” # 3 Matthew 5:3Many religions view the Sermon on the Mount as a list of ethical standards by which Christians should live. In that regard, they claim that …March 6, 2022behold-the-king
“Life in the Kingdom of God” # 2 Matthew 5:1-12
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“Life in the Kingdom of God” Matthew 5:1-2
“Life in the Kingdom of God” Matthew 5:1-2Jesus began His earthly ministry with this proclamation. “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”  True repentance includes our sorrow for having sinned, our …February 20, 2022behold-the-king
“The Preaching of the Kingdom” Matthew 4:17-25
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“The Proclamation of the Kingdom”  Matthew 4:12-17
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“The Temptation of the King” Matthew 4:1-11
“The Temptation of the King” Matthew 4:1-11Those who teach the Christian life is about health, wealth, and happiness are not only belittling the cross of Christ; they are discounting the countless …January 30, 2022behold-the-king
“The Coronation of the King” Matthew 3:13-17
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“The Results of Repentance” Matthew 3:7-12
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“The King Proclaimed” Matthew 3:1-6
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“The King is Worshipped” Matthew 2:1-23
“The King is Worshipped” Matthew 2:1-23Our word worship derives from the Old English “weordhscipe,” which means to give God the recognition He deserves. In the New Testament, the word worship …January 2, 2022behold-the-king
“The King is Born” Matthew 1:18-25
“The King is Born” Matthew 1:18-25The virgin birth is one of the essential doctrines of the Christian Faith. Yet, some who are considered to be in the mainstream of evangelical …December 26, 2021behold-the-king
“Confirming Jesus as the King” Matthew 1:1-17
“Confirming Jesus as the King” Matthew 1:1-17According to a report released this week by Lifeway Research, most Americans and many Christians do not believe the Son of God existed before the …December 19, 2021behold-the-king
“The Restoration of the Remnant” Amos 9:11-15
“The Restoration of the Remnant” Amos 9:11-15Like the children of Israel in Amos’ day, most of God’s people are not walking in God’s ways today. They are religious, and often participate …December 11, 2021return-to-me
“The Fall of a Nation”   Amos 9:1-10
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“Visions That Demand Response” Amos 7:1-8:4
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The Pillar and Ground of Truth
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“The Poverty of Pride”   Amos 6:1-14
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“The Rebuke of Religion”   Amos 5:1-27
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“Prepare to Meet Thy God”   Amos 4:1-13
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“The Lord God Has Spoken” Amos 3:1-15
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“The Lord Roars from Zion” Amos 1:1-2:16
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“A Sincere Call to Faith and Repentance” Romans 10:1-13
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“A New Heaven and a New Earth” Revelation 21:1-27
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Faith, Resistance, & Going the Distance, Hebrews 12:1-2Faith, Resistance, & Going the Distance, Hebrews 12:1-2September 26, 2021
“Life in the Millennial Kingdom” Matthew 6:9-13
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“The Repudiation of Gog and Magog” Ezekiel 38-39
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“The Day After the Rapture”  Revelation 19:1-10
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“Two Events That Precede the Day of the Lord” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
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“The Rapture of the Church” # 2  Leviticus 23:1-44, Revelation 3:7-13
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“The Rapture of the Church” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
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“The Prophetic Nature of the Bible”  Isaiah 46:9-11
“The Prophetic Nature of the Bible” Isaiah 46:9-11I’ve never seen so many prophetic signs coming to pass at the same time as I have in the last 12-months. However, most Christians aren’t …August 8, 2021unfolding-drama-of-redemption
“The Battle of the Ages” Genesis 3:15
“The Battle of the Ages” Genesis 3:15Contrary to what many preachers are saying today, the Christian life is not a playground, it is a battleground. We are at war with the …August 1, 2021developing-a-biblical-worldview
“The Way of Cain” Genesis 4:1-16
“The Way of Cain” Genesis 4:1-16In the epistle of Jude, believers are given this warning: “Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain!” The way of Cain describes any religious …July 25, 2021developing-a-biblical-worldview
“Dare to be A Daniel” Daniel 1:1-21
“Dare to be A Daniel” Daniel 1:1-21The Marxists philosophy of education says: “Give me your children for four years, and the seeds I plant will never be uprooted.” (Lenin)  Sadly, that is …July 18, 2021a-challenge-to-students
The Origin of EvilThe Origin of EvilJuly 11, 2021
“The Origin of Evil” # 2 Genesis 3:1-7
“The Origin of Evil” # 2 Genesis 3:1-7Albert Einstein said, “God did not create evil. Just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God.” Many Christians are …July 11, 2021developing-a-biblical-worldview
“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”  Proverbs 1:20-33
“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” Proverbs 1:20-33While the false prophets are predicting a great revival of souls in the future, the Bible says the church-age will end in apostasy – a …July 4, 2021
“The Origin of Evil” Genesis 3:1-7
“The Origin of Evil” Genesis 3:1-7Warning! We now live in a culture that is hostile against a biblical worldview because it is in total conflict with the accepted way of …June 27, 2021developing-a-biblical-worldview
“Designed for Family” Deuteronomy 6:1-25
“Designed for Family” Deuteronomy 6:1-25· God designed the family to be the foundational institution of human society. · God’s design for the family was to include a husband and …June 20, 2021gods-blueprints-for-marriage
“The Sign of Our Submission” Genesis 2:1-3
“The Sign of Our Submission” Genesis 2:1-3The Shorter Catechism reminds us that the true end of man is “to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” God made man for a purpose, and that …June 13, 2021developing-a-biblical-worldview
“The Creator’s Name” Exodus 3:1-15
“The Creator’s Name” Exodus 3:1-15The picture of the prodigal son running into the arms of his father should bring tears to our eyes, for that is the perfect picture …June 6, 2021developing-a-biblical-worldview
“The Handprint of God” Genesis 1:1-2:3
“The Handprint of God” Genesis 1:1-2:3The difference between “can’t” and “won’t” is a matter of one’s will. The evidence for the existence of God is before the eyes of every …May 30, 2021developing-a-biblical-worldview
“The Divine Design of Creation” Genesis 1:1-2:3
“The Divine Design of Creation” Genesis 1:1-2:3The truth about creation is foundational to a biblical worldview as it substantiates the existence of a deity known as God! In other words, the …May 23, 2021developing-a-biblical-worldview
“A Place to Begin”  Genesis 1:1
“A Place to Begin” Genesis 1:1According to the most recent survey, only 6% of Americans have a biblical worldview. Stated another way, 94% of those who live in the most …May 16, 2021developing-a-biblical-worldview
God's Blueprint for Marriage
“Designed for Intimacy” Genesis 2:18-25, Matthew 19:4-6If we are to see a genuine revival, it must begin in the home, and with a return to God’s blueprint for marriage.May 9, 2021gods-blueprints-for-marriage
“Rejoice in Victory”  2 Timothy 4:1-8
“Rejoice in Victory” 2 Timothy 4:1-8To quote my friend, Gary Kah, “With the rapidly changing political, cultural, and spiritual climate we are facing in America and around the world, we …May 2, 2021spiritual-warfare
“Prepare Yourself for Battle”  1 Timothy 1:18-20
“Prepare Yourself for Battle” 1 Timothy 1:18-20If Christians are to be effective in our mission to be “salt and light” to our society, and in our commission to get the whole gospel …April 25, 2021spiritual-warfare
“Know Your Orders”  1 Timothy 1:18-20
“Know Your Orders” 1 Timothy 1:18-20In Romans 1:18-32, the Apostle Paul outlined the step-by-step disintegration of a society. One cannot read the passage without recognizing the first step in that …April 18, 2021spiritual-warfare
“Know Your Enemy”  1 Timothy 1:18-20, Luke 14:25-35
“Know Your Enemy” 1 Timothy 1:18-20, Luke 14:25-35“The Church is not a cruise ship with the pastor as the master of ceremonies, but rather a battleship, and the souls of those on-board …April 11, 2021spiritual-warfare
“From Golgotha to Glory”  Matthew 28:1-20
“From Golgotha to Glory” Matthew 28:1-20Jesus said the indisputable evidence of His deity would be that “As Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so …April 4, 2021behold-the-king
"The Indwelling Christ" John 15:1-8
“The Indwelling Christ” John 15:1-8“The Indwelling Christ” John 15:1-8 Communion ServiceMarch 31, 2021communion sermon
“From Gethsemane to Golgotha”  Matthew 26:1-27:66
“From Gethsemane to Golgotha” Matthew 26:1-27:66The next seven days are the most important days in the life of every Christian. Without the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, there is no …March 28, 2021behold-the-king
“The Church Under Persecution”  1 Peter 5:1-14
“The Church Under Persecution” 1 Peter 5:1-14The Scriptures are clear. Believers who dare to live as devoted disciples of Christ will suffer at the hands of those who hate Christ. However, …March 21, 2021how-should-we-then-live
“Suffering for God’s Glory” # 2 1 Peter 4:12-19
“Suffering for God’s Glory” # 2 1 Peter 4:12-19“No healthy Christian ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not.” From, My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers, …March 14, 2021how-should-we-then-live
“Suffering for God’s Glory” 1 Peter 4:1-11
“Suffering for God’s Glory” 1 Peter 4:1-11“To find something worth living for, find something worth dying for!” Martin Luther King was among those given credit for this quote, or a paraphrased version …March 7, 2021how-should-we-then-live
“Success Through Suffering”  1 Peter 3:18-22
“Success Through Suffering” 1 Peter 3:18-22“He is no fool, to give up what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose!” That very convicting statement was made by Jim …February 28, 2021how-should-we-then-live
“With A Clear Conscience” # 2 1 Peter 3:8-17
“With A Clear Conscience” # 2 1 Peter 3:8-17Christians in America are about to experience the same level of persecution as our brothers and sisters in Christ in the other parts of the …February 21, 2021how-should-we-then-live
“With A Clear Conscience”   1 Peter 3:8-17
“With A Clear Conscience” 1 Peter 3:8-17The caller asked: “Pastor, why do you think God is allowing Christians in America to suffer persecution?” I answered, “To bring the American church to …February 14, 2021how-should-we-then-live
“To Make Christ Known”   1 Peter 3:1-7
“To Make Christ Known” 1 Peter 3:1-7Warning! This picture contains Outdated Cultural Depictions!”February 7, 2021how-should-we-then-live
“The Pathway to Glory”   1 Peter 2:21-25
“The Pathway to Glory” 1 Peter 2:21-25America is nearing the peak of a total revolution; a decades long movement to fundamentally transform the United States from a representative republic, with an …January 31, 2021how-should-we-then-live
“To This You Were Called”   1 Peter 2:18-24
“To This You Were Called” 1 Peter 2:18-24Please beware of quasi-Christians calling us to “Rise up and save America!”January 24, 2021how-should-we-then-live
“For the Lord’s Sake”   1 Peter 2:13-17
“For the Lord’s Sake” 1 Peter 2:13-17Christians in the West will soon face the same level of persecution as over 340-million of our brothers and sisters in Christ are enduring today …January 17, 2021how-should-we-then-live
“That We May Glorify Him” 1 Peter 2:4-12
“That We May Glorify Him” 1 Peter 2:4-12Beloved, the government is no longer our defender, and in many ways, the evangelical church is no longer our supporter.January 10, 2021how-should-we-then-live
“The Validation of Our Salvation”   1 Peter 1:24-2:3
“The Validation of Our Salvation” 1 Peter 1:24-2:3Unless God intervenes, Christians in America are about to experience a major change in our way of life in 2021.January 3, 2021how-should-we-then-live
“On the Verge of The New World Order” Ephesians 6:10-17 – Revelation 13:1-18
“On the Verge of The New World Order” Ephesians 6:10-17 – Revelation 13:1-18Satan lied to Eve when he tempted her to disobey God. He said, “Ye shall be as Gods.” (Genesis 3:5) Since that day, sinful man has tried …December 27, 2020sermon
“Mary: The Woman of Obedience” Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 1:26-55
“Mary: The Woman of Obedience” Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 1:26-55   Of all the extraordinary women in Scripture, the one that stands out above all others as the most blessed of God, is Mary, the …December 24, 2020the-five-women-in-the-lineage-of-jesus
“Bathsheba: A Woman of Grace”  Matthew 1:1-17, 2 Samuel 11-12
“Bathsheba: A Woman of Grace” Matthew 1:1-17, 2 Samuel 11-12In his lineage of Jesus, Matthew identified four women we might not have expected to be there. However, each one gives us a different expression …December 20, 2020the-five-women-in-the-lineage-of-jesus
“Ruth: A Woman of Love”  Matthew 1:1-17, Ruth 4:1-22
“Ruth: A Woman of Love” Matthew 1:1-17, Ruth 4:1-22Why did God send His Son to save us? He delights to display the glory of His grace, and the wonders of His love, to …December 13, 2020the-five-women-in-the-lineage-of-jesus
“Rahab: A Woman of Faith” Matthew 1:1-17, Joshua 2:1-14
“Rahab: A Woman of Faith” Matthew 1:1-17, Joshua 2:1-14Two words always follow the name, Rahab! Did you say them? The Harlot. Why would the Holy Spirit inspire Matthew to include her name in …December 6, 2020the-five-women-in-the-lineage-of-jesus
“Tamar: The Seeker of Justice” Matthew 1:1-17, Genesis 38:1-30
“Tamar: The Seeker of Justice” Matthew 1:1-17, Genesis 38:1-30This is the introductory sermon on the FIVE WOMEN IN THE LINEAGE OF JESUS. We begin with Tamar, a Canaanite woman who pretended to be …November 29, 2020the-five-women-in-the-lineage-of-jesus
“An Attitude of Gratitude” Ephesians 5:14-20
“An Attitude of Gratitude” Ephesians 5:14-20If gratitude is the source of all virtue, then ingratitude is the source of all wickedness, and America is drowning in a sea of iniquity!November 22, 2020history-is-in-gods-hands
“Daniel’s Determined Destiny” Daniel 1:1-21
“Daniel’s Determined Destiny” Daniel 1:1-21Why is God allowing America to be overtaken by Marxist-Socialists? Are we in the final stages of a dying culture as the Apostle Paul described …November 15, 2020history-is-in-gods-hands
“When Evil Seems to Triumph”  Psalm 37:1-40
“When Evil Seems to Triumph” Psalm 37:1-40America is in the midst of a serious political crisis with global ramifications. The majority of Christians are very disturbed over the reported results of …November 8, 2020history-is-in-gods-hands
“Though the harvest never comes…
I still will praise You!” 
Habakkuk 3:17-19
“Yet I Will Praise Him!” Habakkuk 3:1-19Has God raised up a nation to chastise America? In 722 B.C., God allowed the Assyrian armies to remove the Israelites from the Northern Kingdom …November 1, 2020history-is-in-gods-hands
“The Call to Repentance” 2 Kings 17:5-41
“The Call to Repentance” 2 Kings 17:5-41    Over the past few months, America has experienced a series of events, the likes of which we have never witnessed before at the same …October 25, 2020the-battle-for-the-soul-of-america
“A New Heaven and a New Earth” Revelation 21: 1-27
“A New Heaven and a New Earth” Revelation 21: 1-27    In Ephesians 1:10-12, the Apostle Paul said God’s ultimate goal in everything He has done since creation, and has planned for the future is …October 18, 2020unfolding-drama-of-redemption
“Life in the Millennial Kingdom” Matthew 6:9-13
“Life in the Millennial Kingdom” Matthew 6:9-13When we pray what is called “The Lord’s Prayer,” we are asking Jesus Christ to be the King of our lives, as He is the …October 11, 2020unfolding-drama-of-redemption
The Repudiation of Gog and Magog
The Repudiation of Gog and MagogAccording to the Bible, one of the signs that indicate the nearness to the end of this age is when seven specific nations line up …October 4, 2020unfolding-drama-of-redemption
“The Day After the Rapture” #6   Revelation 19:1-10
“The Day After the Rapture” #6 Revelation 19:1-10While the wrath of God is being poured out on those who rejected Christ, and the whole world is being ruled by the Antichrist, all …September 27, 2020unfolding-drama-of-redemption
“The Day After the Rapture” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17     #5
“The Day After the Rapture” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 #5The goal of today’s anarchists’ is to replace every semblance of the God of the Bible with government, and every visual and verbal reference to …September 20, 2020unfolding-drama-of-redemption
“The Two Events that Precede the Day of the Lord.”  2 Thessalonians 2:1-12     #4
“The Two Events that Precede the Day of the Lord.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 #4The recent rise in unrest has caused even many of God’s people to lose hope. They think we are living in uncertain times; they don’t …September 13, 2020unfolding-drama-of-redemption
“The Rapture of the Church” Leviticus 23:1-44, Revelation 3:7-13
“The Rapture of the Church” Leviticus 23:1-44, Revelation 3:7-13Sadly, the majority of today’s Christians haven’t heard about the rapture of the Church because the majority of pastors either do not know about it, …September 6, 2020unfolding-drama-of-redemption
“The Rapture of the Church” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18   #2
“The Rapture of the Church” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 #2The next event on God’s prophetic calendar is the Rapture of the Church. There are no specific signs leading up to what will be the …August 30, 2020unfolding-drama-of-redemption
“The Unfolding Drama of Redemption” Isaiah 46:9-11    #1
“The Unfolding Drama of Redemption” Isaiah 46:9-11 #1At no other time in the history of the world has there been such a global desire for a one-world system of government. Twenty-five hundred …August 23, 2020unfolding-drama-of-redemption
“The Validation of Our Salvation” # 3 1 Peter 1:18-21
“The Validation of Our Salvation” # 3 1 Peter 1:18-21Are we living up to our calling? Beloved, God has called us, saved us, redeemed us, forgiven us, cleansed us, adopted us, and given us …August 2, 2020how-should-we-then-live
“The Validation of Our Salvation” # 2      1 Peter 1:18-21
“The Validation of Our Salvation” # 2 1 Peter 1:18-21It took only one night to get Israel out of Egypt, but it took a long time to get Egypt out of Israel, and the …July 26, 2020how-should-we-then-live
“The Validation of Our Salvation” 1 Peter 1:13-17
“The Validation of Our Salvation” 1 Peter 1:13-17The grace of God does not give us the license to live as we please, but rather the power to live as we should. In …July 19, 2020how-should-we-then-live