Contributed on Feb 17, 2021
Many of the promises of God's protection or provision in the Bible are actually conditional. They absolutely don't apply to anybody and everybody. Jesus shows us in John 6 exactly what kind of people can expect His protection and provision, and what kind of people can't.
Psalm 91 has always, from very early in my Christian life, been one of my favorite Psalms, because it speaks so beautifully and certainly of the Lord’s protection. I mean, just listen to it—it’s makes for beautiful poetry as well as for comforting thoughts—“He who dwells in the shelter of the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 10, 2021
At the height of popularity, Jesus makes hard statements that thin the crowds. He says many of his disciples didn't really believe. And they fell away. What's the difference between the faith that saves and the kind of faith that doesn't? This story reveals that truth.
I’m sure that there are many of us here who have known or encountered people who were strong Christians from everything we could tell, but who have, for one reason or another, fallen away from the faith. They no longer claim to believe, they do not practice what Christ taught, they no longer ...read more
Contributed on Mar 10, 2021
If we stand for Jesus, we will inevitably face the same kind of opposition that He did. How do we respond? His example gives us a clue as he faces both the unbelief of his own family, and the deadly opposition of israel's leaders.
It’s been more than 20 years ago now since I initiated a lawsuit in the name of the church against the Washoe County School District. As a few of you know, and even fewer of you probably remember, it was about the matter of Equal Access—equal access to public school facilities for churches and ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2021
Jesus obviously provided a wisdom which is from above about how people would know the truth, and how they should seek the truth. Much of that is provided in John 7.
Back when I was in college I was involved with Campus Crusade for Christ. And I think it was my senior year when CCC invited a staff member by the name of Dick Day to come and speak on Love, Sex and Marriage. And Campus Crusade had a very flashy sort of ministry. They advertised that a special ...read more
Contributed on Mar 24, 2021
Jesus persistently reached out to unbelievers despite the dangers to Himself. His commitment to this cause and creativity doing so challenges us to do the same, especially around major Christian holidays.
1. When you truly become a born again believer in Christ, several things become immediately apparent to you. a. You have had the great fortune of finding the way to heaven, Jesus Christ, and that it’s by faith in Him, not as works, as most people believe. b. You have been saved from an ...read more
Contributed on Mar 31, 2021
What the World Needs Now "is love, sweet, love." But what does that kind of love look like, especially in the context of the great sin? Jesus provides us with a powerful lesson about the kind of love we need to receive and offer to others.
Most of us here are familiar with that hit song written by Burt Bacharach, “What the World Needs Now.” And of course, as bad as I am with notes, I’m even worse with lyrics, but in this case, I do remember the next few words—“Is love, sweet, love.” And admittedly, the song strikes a chord with ...read more