Contributed on Aug 4, 2016
Why God gives us Mountaintop Spiritual Experiences--to be remembered as we go through the valleys of life.
Eye-witness to the Messiah An Unforgettable Mountain-Top Experience Matthew 17:1-13 Did you know that a bad memory can be one of the greatest weaknesses in your spiritual life? It has been for me on at least two occasions, and probably more than I can remember—remember, I have a bad ...read more
Contributed on Aug 19, 2016
We all have to deal with the unpleasant realities in life--death and taxes among many others. Even the Son of God was not exempt from these. How Jesus handles these situations gives us wisdom for dealing with the same.in our lives.
Eyewitness to the Messiah Dealing with Unpleasant Realities Matthew 22:22-27 The old sage of American History, Ben Franklin, commenting on his hope of the new U.S. Constitutions permanency, wrote in 1789: “But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and ...read more
Contributed on Aug 19, 2016
How do we deal with spiritual warfare situations in which the enemy persists? Jesus shows us how.
Eyewitness to the Messiah From Desperation to Deliverance Matthew 17:14-21 This morning we deal with a passage that has to do with a controversial subject in the Christian community—demon-possession, a.k.a., demonization and also demonic oppression. What are we to make of such ...read more
Contributed on Sep 2, 2016
How do you deal with a believer who has sinned, especially one who has sinned against you? Jesus gave precise instructions about how a believer should deal with someone he feels has sinned against in His second & last reference to His Church.
Eyewitness to the Messiah When Someone Does (You) Wrong Matthew 18:15-20 Most of you are familiar with the Peanuts comic strip. In one of those comic strips Lucy demands that Linus change TV channels and threatens him with her fist if he doesn’t. “What makes you think you can walk ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2016
Jesus has a shocking answer to the young man who asked him what good thing he could do to obtain eternal life. His answer suggests that perhaps we need to reconsider how we present the Gospel--that the faith that saves also repents and follows Jesus.
Eyewitness to the Messiah The Man Who Had Everything, Except . . . Matthew 19:16-22 Many, many years ago I met a very successful young man who had an interest in spiritual things. He had actually come over to our apartment just after we had started our church to see about selling or leasing ...read more
Contributed on Jan 12, 2017
For once, Jesus is worshiped appropriately and publicly for who He actually was. Authentic worship results in our obeying Jesus completely, loving others impartially and praising Him wholeheartedly, and when we do, the world asks, Who is This?
Eyewitness to the Messiah Worship—as It Was Meant to Be Matthew 21:1-11 In this fallen world, we all experience some good news, and then some bad news. Sometimes they good news and the bad news comes at the same time. Here are a few examples of what can happen for pastors. Good News: ...read more